Awake Arise


After an unprecedented and unforeseeable year, we are thrilled to welcome you all back to Turner Sims in time for Christmas!

We are ready to invite you back to our auditorium, and we have all possible measures in place to make sure you can safely enjoy inspiring music in our venue once again.

Our first event with a live public audience since March is an unmissable collaboration, as five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists bring you Awake Arise – A Christmas Show For Our Times. Award winning trio Lady Maisery (Hannah James (Jigdoll), Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew) return to Turner Sims alongside acclaimed folk duo Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith to celebrate the riches of our varied winter traditions and reflect upon the hope and resilience in music and song that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season.

Featuring traditional songs, folk carols, spoken word and newly written music to galvanise and brighten this darkest season, Awake Arise is a warm gift to the wintertime from five of the most engaging and celebrated performers on the English folk scene. True to the reputations of both acts as out-spoken voices, this collection is also a rallying cry to embrace the power of collective endeavour as a vital support during times of hardship and loneliness.

In this most uncertain of winters, Awake Arise is more than just a great night out; these are essential songs which remind us who we are and why we matter to each other.

some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene The Guardian

Rousing stuff. The Observer

The house will be open half an hour before the performance. Please arrive in plenty of time to ensure social distancing as we seat the audience. Face coverings are required unless you are medically exempt.

Please select and purchase your drinks order at the same time as your concert ticket. Your drinks will be ready upon your arrival and you can take them to your seats. The bar will not be open for in-person purchases. 

Keeping you Covid safe: your visit to Turner Sims