The Transports

The Transports

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £20

Venue: The Apex

Booking information


Tuesday 16 January 2018, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by The Apex in association with Milkmaid Folk Club

Event details

Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads, 'The Transports'.

A rare chance to see BBC Award Winners The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane and Greg Russell together on one stage.

Storyteller, Matthew Crampton, presents fresh narration for the show, amplifying its central tale into a broader exploration of exile and migration. New musical arrangements have come from Paul Sartin of Bellowhead and Faustus.

'The Transports' tells the incredible tale of families destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to Australia in the 1780s. With fresh script and musical arrangement, these famous songs by Peter Bellamy re-emerge within a modern context of mass migration.

Find out more about the show via the website

For the Parallel Lives project, the creative team behind The Transports is working with refugee and migrant organisations in each town the show visits. The project contrasts the lives of those forced to leave Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries with those who have recently arrived.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £20
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by The Apex in association with Milkmaid Folk Club.

★★★★★ Stunning… truly a transport of delight

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

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