Interviews

Nevis Ensemble: music for everyone, everywhere

Nevis Ensemble was founded in 2018 on the premise of bringing music to everyone, everywhere. In less than two years, the award-winning, headline-hitting Scottish orchestra has brought music to care homes and community centres, to prisons and beaches, to the outer reaches of the highlands and even to the summit of Ben Nevis itself. My Read More…

Interviews Music

Mark Wigglesworth: “If we take music out of the communal experience it was invented for, it will not survive.”

Mark Wigglesworth’s conducting career is one that has been characterised by a love of sharing classical music with the widest possible audience. He has led a series of acclaimed ensembles, from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. His time as musical director at the English National Opera, cut short amidst Read More…

Interviews

Andrew Copson: “What’s changed is the political salience of religion”

For the most recent event in its Philosophy in the Bookshop speaker series, Saturday morning saw Blackwell’s Norrington Room crammed with over 150 people, all there to listen to Andrew Copson. The Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of Humanists International is on the last leg of the book tour for his latest publication, Read More…