Announcing a Celebration of Weaver’s early opera The Loves of Mars and Venus

Mars_Venus_cambridge1In 1717, dancer and choreographer John Weaver devised this early opera to weave together narrative, gesture and French dance for the English stage, showcasing the ballerina Hester Santlow as Venus. This play tells the story of his struggle and success. With Darcy Bussell as its Ambassador, we are promised a beautiful and thought-provoking set of performances.

To book for Sunday 26 February, 6 pm,  at St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF. Contact: for tickets at £15 or pay £18 at the door.

To book for Thursday 2 March, 8 pm, at Fitswilliam College Auditorium, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG. Contact: for tickets at £15 or pay £18 at the door.

For Sunday 5 March, 4 pm, at the Courtauld Galler, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R, visit the event link’s-on. Admission is free with Gallery entry.

There may be more performances arranged, so keep watching this space.