Pianist Lucy Parham presents a series of regular Sunday morning Coffee Concerts called Word/Play. The series begins with Celebrity Carnival for which she is joined by actors, writers, comedians, journalists and politicians for a morning of fun at the piano. Thirteen pianists each play a movement from Schumann's enchanting 'Kinderszenen' ('Scenes from Childhood'). Followed by a star-studded performance of Saint-Saens's 'Carnival of the Animals'. Hosted by Sean Rafferty.
The line- up for Celebrity Carnival:
Ed Balls (MP, Shadow Chancellor), Juliet Stevenson (actor) , Oliver Condy (editor, BBC Music Magazine), Edward Fox (actor), Richard Godwin (journalist, Evening Standard) , Richard Ingrams (journalist, editor, The Oldie) , Alistair McGowan (actor), Alan Rusbridger (Editor, The Guardian), Simon Russell Beale (actor), Conrad Williams (novelist. Author of The Concert Pianist) , Sarah Walker (presenter, BBC Radio 3) , David Whelton (managing director, Philharmonia) , Humphrey Burton (writer and broadcaster) and Niamh Cusack (actor).