South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across genres and styles and combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion.
Abel is devoted to composing works and curating programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, broadening the horizons of classical music to reach a more diverse audience.
After sold-out noisenights performing solo and with his trio Chesaba, Abel is joined by The Bantu Ensemble to present music from his debut Warner Classics album ‘Where is Home’ (‘Hae Ke Kae’), which explores the African traditions and Western Baroque music that have shaped him.
Only one small bag per person is permitted, and it must not be bigger than A4 size (Height: 29.7cm / Width: 21cm / Depth: 15cm). Large bags - including backpacks - are not allowed, so please do make alternative arrangements.
There are no cloakroom facilities in operation. If you really have to bring a bag – and it’s preferable you don’t – please do make sure it's small.
This event is strictly 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. One adult can attend with a maximum of two Under 16s.
Tickets for our shows can be booked online through our Events page, or in person from Reflex Records in Newcastle. Please always use a primary ticket seller when purchasing tickets. Tickets from unofficial sellers may not be valid and you could be refused entry.
The Boiler Shop event space and bar area are located on the ground floor. Once inside the venue, there are no steps. The accessible toilet is located near the entrance, on
the ground floor on the left-hand side.
Booking Accessible Tickets
Boiler Shop has an accessible viewing platform with seats and wheelchair spaces. Spaces on our platform are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis. Please CONTACT THE VENUE to see if there's space in the accessible viewing area before booking. We will send you a private ticket link to purchase a ticket. You can find full details about accessibility at Boiler Shop on our Accessibility page.