Jessie J heads to forest for show

Jessie J
Jessie J

Jessie J has announced summer dates for 2014 as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country.

Tickets for Jessie J’s Forest Live event at events incuding, on Friday, June 13, at Sherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire can be purchased via Capital FM Arena Nottingham.

There hasn’t been a career in recent memory that has taken off so fast, so spectacularly and so all-consumingly as Jessie J’s.

Highlights have included No.1 singles and two hugely successful albums, show-stopping performances in front of a global audience at the London Olympics, a full-blown Saturday night prime-time TV career, extraordinary acts for charity, Glastonbury festival and the Diamond Jubilee Concert to name just a few.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Commenting on the concert, Jessie J said: “I made my Forest Live debut in the summer of 2013 with just one show which I loved so it’s great to be taking in more Forest Live dates next year… see you there.”

Tickets are priced at £44.40 (price includes administration fee).

Tickets for the performance can be booked online via 0843 373 3000 .

n There is a busy month of comedy gigs coming up during January at Nottingham Glee Club.

First up, on Saturday, January 18, you can see David Trent, Andrew Ryan and two other as-yet-unannounced comics.

David Trent is a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, for his breakthrough show ‘Spontanaeous Comedian’.

He previously reached the final of the coveted Hackney Empire New Act of The Year award.

Up until this point, in his own words he ‘singlehandedly failed to make any impression whatsoever on the UK comedy scene since August 2006’.

He is a phenomenon so come and see him.

On both January 24-25, you can see performances by stand-up aces Jason John Whitehead, Ian Moore, John Fothergill, Kai Humphries

As well as his home country of Canada, JJ Whitehead has delighted stages across the globe with his winning brand of world-class comedy fireworks.

He is a regular at International comedy festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Edinburgh.

A standout performer on the UK circuit, he is often a sought-after headline act.

Call the box office on 0871 472 0400.

n Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will be giving its first concert of 2014 at the city’s Albert Hall on Saturday, March 15.

The performance, to be conducted by Derek Williams, features three pieces, two of which will showcase the talents of two acclaimed soloists.

The concert begins with the Immolation Scene from Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, the final section of the last opera in the composer’s gargantuan cycle The Ring.

It will see the orchestra join forces with soprano soloist Rachel Nicholls.

This will be followed by a performance of Brahms’s Violin Concerto, with Bradley Creswick returning to the stage with NSO to appear as the soloist.

The third work is Richard Strauss’s epic Alpine Symphony, a massive tone poem full of highly descriptive passages and requiring a very large orchestra to convey all of the timbres and colours that are conjured up by the composer.

The concert will get under way at 7.30pm and tickets are £13 for the back stalls, while other seats are £11.

Concessions for under 21s are £6.

These tickets are available from the Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419.