What's On

Sunday 8 October 2023, 7pm

Aurora Orchestra & Manu Delago

Aurora Orchestra & Manu Delago

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Saffron Sessions

Manu Delago stood outside underneath a telephone pylon with his arms spread wide

Somewhere between ambient electronica and neoclassical music, handpan player Manu Delago’s urgent and original Environ Us is a live newly-orchestrated version of his 2021 audiovisual album, Environ Me.

After years collaborating with Björk, Olafur Arnalds, Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, Delago’s solo compositions blend his trademark acoustic instruments with field recordings of the natural world and electronica. It’s music with an epic sweep – by turns meditative, seductive, urgent and angry, designed to create awareness for our immediate surroundings’. The ever-adventurous Aurora Orchestra complement it with music exploring our relationship with light, the cycles of nature and circadian rhythms, from seventeenth-century England to twenty-first-century Iceland and more music from Delago himself – his radiant, euphoric Newton’s Rainbow for hang and strings.



Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.


Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers


  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir Illumine, for large ensemble 8 mins
  • Manu Delago Circadian from Circadian 5 mins
  • Debasmita Bhattacharya A traditional Indian Raga Bhairavi
  • Henry Purcell In Nomine in seven parts, Z.747 3 mins
  • Manu Delago Newton's Rainbow, for hang, sarod & string orchestra 17 mins
  • Manu Delago Environ Us 50 mins


  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Manu Delago director/hang
  • Debasmita Bhattacharya sarod

Saffron Sessions

This event is part of Saffron Sessions, a series of boundary-crossing performances brimming with creative artistry and bold collaborations.

Neon red and blue logo reading 'Saffron Sessions'

Information for your visit

Sunday 8 October 2023, 7pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9pm – 10pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Can't find your e-tickets?

Log in here to download your e-ticket from our website

Exterior of Saffron Hall showing the Saffron Walden County High School and Saffron Hall signs next to each other

Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about visiting Saffron Hall including getting here, parking, the shuttle bus and more
Light floods through the windows of the auditorium on to the blue theatre seats


Find out about our accessible seating and how to book either online, via email or over the phone
Saffron Hall car park full of cars


We have over 400 free parking spaces on site for our visitors

Make a donation

You may not know that Saffron Hall Trust is a registered charity. In order to sustain our work we really need your support.

A woman dressed in a harlequin style costume in red, white and black gestures towards the camera animatedly

What's On

Several glasses of champagne on a table

Autumn 2024 Season Launch for Members

Thursday 18 April 2024, 7.30pm
Only available to Saffron Hall Members

Joseph Tawadros

Friday 19 April 2024, 7.30pm
Instrumentalist and composer Joseph Tawadros returns to Saffron Hall following his standout recent performance with Britten Sinfonia

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Sir András Schiff

Saturday 20 April 2024, 7.30pm
Featuring scintillating works by Felix Mendelssohn