10 days of concerts, films, workshops and events for the
whole family, as The Menuhin Hall Summer Festival returns
bigger than ever and with free tickets for under 18s.
Special guests include CBBC’s Chris Jarvis and BAFTA Award-winning composer Carl Davis CBE.
The Menuhin Hall in Cobham has announced its new season of events beginning in June and
culminating in an exciting 10-day festival.
The Festival will take place from 3-13 July at The Menuhin Hall and in local venues around Surrey,
including Epsom Playhouse and Painshill. The heart of the Festival will, as always, be the much-loved
Showcase and Orchestra Picnic concerts, which celebrate the incredible talent and
accomplishments of the world-class pupils of specialist music school The Yehudi Menuhin School.
This year The Menuhin Hall is also broadening its reach to include a number of special events for
the whole family.
Much-loved children’s TV and radio star Chris Jarvis will be joined by renowned physical comedian
Les Bubb with live musical accompaniment by YMS pupils, for a series of Musical Myths, bringing to
life the magical myths and legends that inspired some of the world’s greatest composers. Other
family activities include the Oscar-shortlisted animated adventure, Magic Piano, and an interactive
workshop designed to spark a love of music in its many forms. Tickets for under 18s are free for all
Festival events in The Menuhin Hall.
On weekends during the Festival, the scenic grounds will open for picnics in time for the first event
of the day, and will remain open to concertgoers all day with interactive activities taking place
between concerts.
The Festival will also include a 1920s-themed evening hosted by BAFTA-award winning composer
Carl Davis CBE, with a presentation of the 1925 silent film Lady Windermere’s Fan, accompanied by
a live performance by YMS pupils of Carl Davis’ original score, conducted by the composer himself.
There will also be a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Friends of The Yehudi
Menuhin School, a group of around 900 mostly-local music lovers who have offered their support to
the School and its pupils since 1971.
For those not able to attend in person, many of the Festival activities will also be offered as virtual
events on The Menuhin Hall website. Full details are available at www.themenuhinhall.co.uk.