Find out more about the Well Tempered Clavier

On Sunday 20 March, extraordinary pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard comes to Saffron Hall for the first time to perform Book 2 of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Find out more about this iconic work below!

The Essay celebrates 300 years since the publication of the first book of The Well-Tempered Clavier by JS Bach, his landmark collection of Preludes and Fugues in every available key.

In this edition, film-maker, writer and satirist Armando Iannucci contemplates the role of hard work and craft in creativity, and the connection between the structure of music and the structure of comedy.

BBC Radio 3 - The Essay, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Armando Iannucci

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Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why

Thursday 1 December 2022, 7.30pm
An unmissable evening with poet playwright, memoirist, performer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay

Cory Band

Saturday 3 December 2022, 7.30pm
Cory Band bring their spine-tingling, blockbuster brass sound from the Welsh Valleys to Saffron Hall for the first time
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Foyer Jazz: Dan Forshaw Quartet

Friday 2 December 2022, 8pm
Enjoy a relaxed evening in the foyer with street food, a bar and live music