ARKangel will return to this year's St Ives September Festival with their show Cider with Rosie.

The Nottinghamshire-based duo, Katherine and Alan Clark, will bring the rich memoir of childhood and awakening to life through spoken word, guitar, and voice.

The show captures the last glimpse of a time of dramatic social changes, beautifully brought to life in Laurie Lee's original work.

The performance is set to take place at the St Ives Society of Artists’ Mariners Gallery on Wednesday, September 18, at 7.30pm.

Cider with Rosie builds on the success of last year's September Festival performance of ‘As I walked Out.'

This year's much-anticipated sister show is part of the Arts Council-funded 2024-25 Rural Touring programme Live and Local, which includes performances spanning from north Lincolnshire to Gloucester, and all counties between.

Katherine Clark said: "We’re really looking forward to returning to St Ives for this year’s Festival".

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Their performance, interwoven with traditional songs and music by Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Elgar Debussy, and Holst, delicately narrates Laurie Lee's much-loved memoir of childhood.

It explores the era of rural poverty following the First World War, marking significant post-war freedoms, and wonderfully wraps up with an unforgettable encounter with Rosie Burdock.

Previous performances by ARKangel include Lullaby of Andalusia, which debuted at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as the opener for Paco Peña’s Requiem Flamenco.

It was subsequently featured at the 2022 September Festival.

In addition, Histoire du Tango attracted a full house at the Three Choirs Festival.

Tickets for the St Ives September Festival show can be purchased online at and