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The Monster & Mary Shelley
Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life. Incorporating elements of...
Autumn 19 - Song Writing short course
Song Writing Short Course Fri 8 Nov – Fri 29 Nov 1.30-3pm Have you ever wondered how a songwriter is able to convey emotions and tell a story that touches the heart? Have you ever wondered how songs...
Son Yambu
Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about...
Ben Waters
Ben Waters is one of Jools Hollands all-time favourite piano players. He’s performed with Ronnie Wood at the Royal Albert Hall and for Ray Davies’ Meltdown Festival in the Royal Festival Hall – in...
Catfish Keith
World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta...
Gigspanner
In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as...
Talisk
In their five years, Sottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba...
Crowded
How do you sort your head out when it gets too crowded in there? It’s the beginning of summer and the community festival is in full swing in the local park. Everyone is there. Crowds queue but among...
James Alderson
James Alderson’s Bring Back The 80s Finally, following huge demand, join James Alderson, the award winning comedian the BBC chose to represent the Portsmouth area in their new iPlayer series “Knock...