After a successful sellout concert at the Hall for Cornwall last year where their latest live album ‘Res Publica’ was recorded, The People’s String Foundation return to Cornwall in style to release the record and start their Summer/Winter tour.
This is a unique opportunity to hear these new tracks live with a live band and full string sections, a rousing and feet stomping experience!
Longleat Food and Drink Festival - 4 Piece JUNE 23RD
Watchful Mary - Duo JULY 12TH
Caerhays Beach Cafe - Duo JULY 13TH
Cafe Rene - Duo JULY 17TH
Pebbles Tavern - Duo JULY 18TH
Tollgate Inn - Duo - JULY 19TH
St Ives Guildhall ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY! - Full band and Strings - JULY 27TH
Ashburton Arts Centre - Virtual Orchestra - AUGUST 1ST
Brooke Inn - Virtual Orchestra - AUGUST 2ND
The Cove Inn - Duo - AUGUST 3RD
Exeter Fringe Festival - Duo - AUGUST 4TH
Caerhays Beach Cafe - Duo - AUGUST 8TH
Royal William Yard - Duo - AUGUST 9TH
Queens Head - Duo - AUGUST 10TH
Caerhays Beach Cafe - Duo - AUGUST 22ND
Small World Festival - Duo - AUGUST 24TH
This summer we had the great pleasure to compose and perform for a very special theatre event; the collaboration between O-Region's Simon Harvey and the ever magical Kneehigh Theatre. The production opened at the theatre's very own space the Asylum on 06/08/2016 and ended on the 21/08/16. A brilliantly funny and yet piercingly heart breaking adaptation of Jim Dodge's book FUP (a modern American fable), the show transported this story from midwest America and landed it perfectly into a quirky, slightly surreal Cornwall.
With thanks to Steve Tanner
The relationship between the "Rogues" and The People's String Foundation is a strong one. Over the years the shows and music have forged an intoxicating mix of energetic, imaginative scenarios and rousing emotive anthems.
Voted in The Guardian's top 10 Christmas walks, this year's Winter Wood show returns for another December in the enchanted Tehidy Woods. It is sure to be yet another inspiring collaboration between our two projects.
As well as O-Region, Rogue and Kneehigh, we have also had a long working partnership with Dean Nolan. He has produced and acted in several Arts Council funded productions based around Cornwall's dark and vibrant history, and we have always been there to provide him a soundtrack. After a successful season at the Globe in London and a tour with Kneehigh in Steptoe and Son, we look forward to having him compare at our next orchestra show.
The latest release is an attempt to raise awareness of the suffering of the refugees in the Calais jungle, and inspire people to donate a minimum of £5 (or more) to Care4Calais. They are a UK based charity, providing much needed support.
"RIGHT NOW, AROUND 9000 REFUGESS FROM WAR-TORN AND POLITICALLY UNSTABLE COUNTRIES REMAIN 20 MILES FROM THE COAST OF DOVER, UK.
They are subject to appalling conditions with little access to water, food or sanitation. We have experienced great strength and kindness from the migrants in the Calais camps and have been overwhelmed with their tenacity.
But no human should be made to live like this and the conditions here are getting worse. Following the evictions the camp is severely overcrowded, our resources are stretched to their limits and we urgently need your help to continue distributing aid. Although governments do not recognise this as a humanitarian crisis, you can."
All profits from the EP will be donated each month to Care4Calais.