“Long may it continue to brighten our bleak midwinter with the light of reason and silliness” – The Guardian

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People has been an end of year tradition playing to sold out audiences in London for over a decade. In fact, this year will be the tenth staging of the show. So to celebrate, for the first time ever, this annual celebration of the curious and the creative, this variety night like no other, will be combining ideas, experiments, science, songs, comedy, poetry and more at The Lowry in Salford/Manchester as well returning to King’s Place in London. And not only that, in what is also a first time event, for we’ll be doing a special matinee show in London, specifically curated for families as well!

Scroll down to see the growing bill for each event
Read about last year’s shows here.

The Lowry, Manchester
November 29, 30

Kings Place, London
December 12, 13, 19, 21
Special Family Matinee Show
December 15th

As always you can expect a HUGE bill of special guests which we’ll be announcing FIRST on this page in the run up to the gigs, with a few extra surprises thrown in on the night… Look, last year Zippy showed up.

Once again the events will be raising money for our chosen charities. This year we will be supporting Clic Sargent, one of the UK’s leading cancer charities for children and their families, and Two Wheels for Life, who provide life-saving healthcare for rural communities in Africa. We will also once again be running collections of urgently needed items for The Trussell Trust Foodbanks.

WHO’S ON THE BILL?
(Click or tap on each date to view)

Friday November 29th - Manchester

Robin Ince

Dr Helen Czerski

Prof Matthew Cobb

Matt Parker

Prof Jeff Forshaw

Prof Lucie Green

Prof Dan Davis

Smitten

Prof Nav Kapur

Dr Katie Steckles

Dr Laura Tisdall

Matt Watson

 

And more to be announced!

Saturday November 30th - Manchester

Robin Ince

Prof Tim O’Brien

Dr Helen Czerski

Dr Suzi Gage

Prof Lucie Green

Matt Parker

Jim Moray

Keisha Thompson

Jasmine Kennedy

Foxdog Studios

Prof Sheena Cruickshank

Michael Marshall

Prof Jen Rogers

And more to be announced (and not announced)!

Thursday December 12th - London

Robin Ince

Dr Simon Singh

Prof Lucie Green

Matt Parker

Helen Arney

Ginny Smith

Seb Lee Delisle

Jo Neary

Joshua Idehen

Dr Susie Maidment

Dr Linda Cremonesi

Prof Andrea Sella

Steve Pretty

Matt Stellingwerf

Dave Coplin

Dr Andrew Steele

Matt Watson

And more to be announced!

Friday December 13th - London

Robin Ince

Liz Bonnin

Grace Petrie

Prof Lucie Green

Dr Helen Czerski

Matt Parker

Dr Dean Burnett

Femi & Marco

Claudia Hammond

Jo Neary

Prof Andrea Sella

Prof Chris Jackson

Natalie Haynes

1201_Alarm

Chris Stokes

Gecko

Dr Michelle Dickinson

Dr Becky Smethurst

And MANY more to be announced!

Sunday December 15th - Family Matinee - London

Robin Ince

Bec Hill

Dr Michelle Dickinson

Steve Mould

Ginny Smith

Dr Dean Burnett

Greg Foot

And MANY more to be announced!

Thursday December 19th - London

Robin Ince

Josie Long

Prof Jim Al-Khalili

Prof Jon Butterworth

Dr Brenna Hassett

Jonny & The Baptists

George Egg

Ariane Sherine

Steve Mould

Michael Legge

Anna Ploszajski

Dr Jess Wade

Dr Jen Gupta

Dr Pete Etchells

Jonny Berliner

Vijay Shah

Colour Me Wednesday

Zoe Griffiths

And more to be announced!

Saturday December 21st - London

Robin Ince

Prof Chris Lintott

Dr Helen Czerski

Josie Long

Dr Lucy Rogers

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Angela Saini

Bec Hill

James Nokise

George Egg

She Makes War

Steve Pretty

Jonny and the Baptists

Eugénie von Tunzelmann

Miranda Lowe

Dr Suzi Gage

Dr Jenny Rohn

Pope Lonergan

And MANY more to be announced!

 

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of unforeseen circumstances each night’s lineup is subject to change without notice.

Images by Natalie Shaw and Steve Best