“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.
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. Scroll to the bottom to see a list of the most urgently needed items.
WHO’S ON THE BILL?
(Click or tap on each date to view)
Thursday December 12th - London
Thursday December 19th - London
Saturday December 21st - London
Trussell Trust Urgently Needed Items
Each year at Nine Lessons we collect items for the Trussell Trust. It’s madness that food banks are needed at all in the UK but it is a sad fact of life that they are. Every year we, and the Trussell Trust, are overwhelmed by the generosity of our audience. Here are the most urgently needed items, and items they have plenty of, for this year.
Most Urgently Needed
Small jars of coffee
Condiments and spreads like peanut butter
Basic toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc)
Chocolates and confectionary
While all donations are greatly appreciated the Trussell Trust already has excess quantities of the below items
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