New at Artrix

A variety of events are coming up.

One of the UK’s most glamorous and exciting jazz violinists will be swinging her way over to Artrix next month.

Salene was classically trained at Birmingham Conservatoire and has played with classical ensembles such as CBSO, The English Symphony Orchestra and Mid-Wales Opera.

Since leaving music college she has become an established figure on the jazz scene with appearances at The Exeter Summer Music Festival and the Birmingham International Jazz Festival. Grappelli Swing, which she is performing with the Grappelli Swing Quartet at Artrix on Sunday 5th October, is a wonderful tribute to the great jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Showcasing music from Grappelli’s long and illustrious career, Salene and the Quartet will give a lively rendition of some of his greatest hits. This is a must-see for jazz fans.

Grappelli Swing are playing at Artrix on Sunday 5th October at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £13.50


Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers are the UK’s only professional touring taiko group, and Europe’s most established performing company in this fast-expanding field. Through performing over 100 concerts a year, the group have built a solid reputation for their hard-hitting and energetic performances since their establishment in 1994.

The group has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes worldwide, including the Brit Awards, BBC Last Night of the Proms, the Generation Game and has even featured in a Bollywood film.

Through their 15 years of rigorous touring, they have developed a style that is uniquely their own. Retaining the traditional spirit of taiko, yet creating a thoroughly contemporary sound, Mugenkyo are forging a new path with their innovative approach.

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers are playing at Artrix on Wednesday 8th October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £20 (£16)

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Christmas Eve, 1803: Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

In a new adaptation of Great Expectations coming to the Artrix Studio on 11th October, David Mynne takes you on a journey that brings a cast of thousands in this skilful, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ epic novel.

Some of the famous author’s most memorable characters are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale.

Rabbit Theatre present Great Expectations at Artrix Studio on Saturday 11th October at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10)

Tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or