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FLICKS IN THE STICKS professional shows and big screen films at affordable prices in informal spaces

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events in herefordshire & shropshire jan – Jul 17


INFO

WELCOME

Dear Audiences, Welcome to our spring/summer 2017 brochure and thank you for all the positive feedback on our first Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks ‘joint’ brochure. We’ve a fantastic range of professional live shows and big screen films for you, and a warm welcome awaits in all our venues. Please introduce your friends to our events, which are local, informal, affordable, friendly and truly top notch. We need to show our funders that this service is valued, so we’d really love to hear from you after an event in any of the following ways: 1 2 3 4 5

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SATELLITE

INFO

Live Satellite Screenings A chance to access performances from world class companies – the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, Branagh Theatre Live and the Royal Ballet. It’s not quite like being there, but it’s much better than not seeing it at all! The atmosphere is infectious, the pre-show chats are insightful and you do feel like you are part of the audience. Why not give it a try? You get a great view for a fraction of the original theatre price and it’s so much cheaper than going to London! Available variously in the following venues: The Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125 SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle 01588 630321 Aston on Clun Village Hall 01588 660493 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster 01568 616460 Church Stretton School 01694 722209

All details of shows, venues, times and prices on our website: www.artsalive.co.uk

“Arts Alive productions never disappoint; indeed they usually surpass our expectations” Farlow & Oreton promoters

“Again, wonderful. A double dose of Arts Alive brilliance” CL on Woody Holler at Church Stretton; The Harmonettes at Shipton

“It hurts behind my ears from laughing so much – haven't laughed that much in ages” A Fistful of Spookies at Welshampton

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JAN

LIVE Performances

Morgan & West Parlour Tricks www.morganandwest.co.uk

Time-travelling magic duo Morgan & West presents a brand new show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gaspeliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. For everyone aged 7+. “Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind!” **** (The Stage); **** (The Daily Mirror); ***** (London Theatre 1) Fri 13 Jan 7.30pm SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY  Tickets: 01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk £10/7/30 Sat 14 Jan 7.30pm St Leonards Church Yarpole HR6 0BD Tickets: 01568 780874 £10/5/25 Sun 15 Jan 7pm Wem Town Hall SY4 5DG T  ickets: 01939 238279; www.wemtownhall.co.uk £11/5; early bird prices until 3 Jan £10/5 direct from the venue. Returning in February!

Nicholas Collett Your Bard www.nicholascollett.com

William Shakespeare: the greatest playwright the world has ever seen? Or just a front man? A player – a poet – or fraud? Now’s your chance to meet Will in person. In the pub. An informal audience with the man himself. His childhood, adventures at the Globe and what it’s like on tour. And whether he wrote all those plays… He’ll play a few of the greatest hits, perhaps write a sonnet – maybe teach you to dance the Volta. Ex-RSC and West End actor Nick Collett pours 30 years of working with Will into one evening. Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses – Your Bard! Sat 28 Jan 7.30pm Corners Inn, Kingsland HR6 9RY Tickets: 01568 709579/ 07905 589830 £15

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FILMS JANUARY 4 7.30pm Eddie the Eagle 5 7.30pm Eddie the Eagle 6 7.30pm Eddie the Eagle 6 6.30pm The Jungle Book (2016) 6 7.30pm Pride 6 7.30pm Love & Friendship 7 7.30pm Miracles From Heaven 8 7.30pm The Bigger Picture BP 9 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie 10 7.30pm Eye in the Sky 10 7.00pm Swallows and Amazons (2016) 10 7.30pm Lad A Yorkshire Story 11 7.30pm Love & Friendship 13 7.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris 13 7.30pm A Walk in the Woods 13 7.30pm Dad’s Army 14 4.00pm The BFG 14 7.30pm Bridge of Spies 14 7.30pm Money Monster 14 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016) 15 3.00pm The BFG 15 7.30pm Hell or High Water 16 7.30pm The Jungle Book (2016) 17 7.30pm The Beatles: Eight Days a Week 18 8.00pm Alice Through the Looking Glass 18 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie 19 7.30pm Me Before You 19 7.30pm Eye in the Sky 19 7.30pm Bridge of Spies 19 7.30pm Embrace of the Serpent 20 7.30pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) 20 8.00pm Eddie the Eagle 20 7.30pm The Legend of Barney Thomson 20 7.30pm Golden Years: Grand Theft OAP 20 7.30pm Eye in the Sky 21 7.30pm The Lives of Others W

JAN • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

PG PG PG PG 15 U 12 U 15 15 PG 12a U 15 15 PG PG 12a 15 PG PG 15 PG 12a PG 15 12a 15 12a 12a 12a PG 15 12a 15 15

Cardington Village Hall Brilley Village Hall Fownhope New Memorial Hall Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall Stoke Prior Village Hall The Simpson Hall, Burghill Playhouse Cinema, Leominster Cawley Hall, Eye Church Stretton School Garway Village Hall St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Hope Bowdler Village Hall Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall Little Wenlock Village Hall Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall All Stretton Village Hall Bayston Hill Memorial Hall Clun Memorial Hall Ryton Village Hall Cound Guildhall Playhouse Cinema, Leominster The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock Acton Scott Village Hall Escleyside Hall Myddle Village Hall Claverley Village Hall Gorsley Village Hall Kinnerley Parish Hall Pudleston Village Hall Bosbury Parish Hall Clungunford Parish Hall Colwall Village Hall Shifnal Village Hall Stoke Prior Village Hall Aston on Clun Village Hall

W - World Cinema A BFI-funded initiative to promote more British and foreign films. By supporting venues financially and with extra marketing, we aim to increase the number of screenings and audiences for these films. ​ P - Bigger Picture S B ​ upported by the BFI Audience Network and Heritage Lottery, this project aims to uncover archive films of the area and screen them again in their original location.

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LIVE Performances

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Smörgåsballad www.smorgasballad.co.uk

Songs and Tales from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Smörgåsballad is an entertaining and surprising evening drawing on the rich heritage of Swedish midsummer music and tales, customs and celebrations. Be transported to Scandi-land with melodic Swedish traditional drinking songs, frolicking Maypole dancing, charming age-old midsummer celebrations, compelling ‘Nordic noir’ folk tales, and yet more drinking songs. Explore stories of Easter Witches, the Swedish Pied Piper, of feuding magicians and of crayfish season celebrations. Sat 21 Jan 7.30pm Dorstone Village Hall HR3 6AN T  ickets: 01981 550451 £10/6 Sun 22 Jan 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12

Francesca Millican Slater My Dearest Girls – The Letters Book www.francescamillicanslater.co.uk

Discovered in the Shropshire Archives, a book of letters sent during 1917-1920 between a group of six young Shropshire women reveals their everyday lives as farmers, office workers, factory hands, nurses and teachers. This document has directly inspired and informed this show. There is gossip and hint of scandal, reprimands and reprisals, tales of dancing for royalty, fiancés on the frontline and how to feed 100 chickens while on rations. Warm and witty story telling combining character, live music and a touch of cabaret. For teenagers and older. Sat 4 Feb 7.30pm Leintwardine Community Centre SY7 0LB T  ickets: 01547 540554 £12 Also on Sat 29 Apr 7.30pm Llanwarne Village Hall Tickets: 01981 580396/540406 £10/5

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FILMS 21 7.45pm The Lady in the Van

12 Bicton Village Hall

21 7.45pm Bridge of Spies

12a Tasley Parish Room

21 7.30pm Bridge of Spies

12a Yarpole Parish Hall

22 3.00pm Keeping Mum

15 Cawley Hall, Eye

22 3.00pm Cinderella (2015)

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23 7.30pm Black Mountain Poets W

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

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Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine

24 7.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

15 Much Birch Community Hall

24 7.30pm Ethel & Ernest

PG The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

26 7.30pm Florence Foster Jenkins

PG Almeley Village Hall

26 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

26 7.45pm Spectre

12a Chelmarsh Parish Hall

26 7.30pm Love & Friendship

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Goodrich Village Hall

26 7.00pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

12a SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

27 7.30pm Wild Target

12 Little Dewchurch Village Hall

27 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 Longden Village Hall

27 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 Marton Village Hall

27 7.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

15 The Red House, Albrighton

28 7.30pm Star Trek Beyond

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

28 7.30pm The Magnificent Seven (2016)

12a Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

30 7.30pm David Brent: Life on the Road

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

31 7.30pm Eye in the Sky

15 Loppington Village Hall

Hunt for the Wilderpeople 12a Director: Taika Waititi

Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata 97 mins, World/Adventure/Comedy/Drama

Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on. Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

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LIVE Performances ‘Owdyado Theatre A View from the Edge www.owdyado.co.uk

Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband, a prominent gallery owner. Meanwhile, writers Charlotte and Dan struggle to write their new noir-inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. A View from the Edge is a highly original show that will not only delight and intrigue but will keep you guessing until the end. This brilliant, fast-paced, slick company are great for teenagers and older. Sat 4 Feb 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL Tickets: 01885 488575; www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £10 Sun 5 Feb 7.30pm Alveley Parish Memorial Hall WV15 6JT T  ickets: 01746 780478 £10/5 Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY T  ickets: 01948 660660/ 07506 724572 £10/6/30

“Fantastic to get such high quality theatre in our village hall.” Audience feedback

52 Skidoo The Joint is Jumpin’ www.52-skidoo.com

The Joint is Jumpin’ is fun-filled: a music show incorporating elements of comedy and theatre, set in a 1920’s Harlem rent party where 52 Skidoo perform authentic music from these parties, and meet several characters along the way. Bringing back to life the forgotten era of prohibition, speakeasies, Vaudeville, tin-pan alley, rent parties, stride piano and hot jazz. A chance to break out the community moonshine! Fri 10 Feb 7.30pm Breinton Village Hall HR4 7PJ T  ickets: 01432 350919 £12/5/32 Sat 11 Feb 7.30pm Priest Weston Village Hall SY15 6DE T  ickets: 01938 561336 £10/6 Sun 12 Feb 7pm Little Wenlock Village Hall TF6 5BN T  ickets: 01952 505888 £10/5

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FILMS FEBRUARY 1 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

FEB • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

15 Cardington Village Hall

1 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

2 7.30pm What We Did On Our Holiday

12a Brilley Village Hall

2 8.00pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 The Market Theatre, Ledbury

3 7.30pm Keeping Mum

15 Fownhope New Memorial Hall

3 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall

3 7.30pm Embrace of the Serpent

12a Stoke Prior Village Hall

3 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016)

PG The Simpson Hall, Burghill

4 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Clun Memorial Hall

6 7.30pm Eye in the Sky

15 Church Stretton School

6 7.30pm Precious Bane

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The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

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Lydbury North Village Hall

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7.30 pm TBC

8 7.30pm Bridge of Spies

12a Hope Bowdler Village Hall

9 7.00pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

10 7.30pm Black Mountain Poets W

15 Colwall Village Hall

10 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Cound Guildhall

10 7.30pm Love & Friendship

U

11 7.30pm The Choir

PG Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

11 7.30pm Volver W

15 Bettws-y-Crwyn Parish Hall

11 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Cawley Hall, Eye

13 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016)

PG The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

Little Wenlock Village Hall

14 7.30pm Hidden W

15 Acton Scott Village Hall

14 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016)

PG Ashford Carbonel Village Hall

14 7.30pm Miles Ahead

15 Garway Village Hall

14 7.00pm Ethel & Ernest

PG St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

15 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 Chetton Village Hall

15 7.30pm Dad’s Army

PG Myddle Village Hall

15 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 The Talbot Theatre

16 7.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris

15 Claverley Village Hall

16 7.30pm Dad’s Army

PG Gorsley Village Hall

16 7.30pm Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) 12a Kinnerley Parish Hall 16 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 Pudleston Village Hall

17 7.30pm The Magnificent Seven (2016)

12a Bosbury Parish Hall

17 8.00pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 Clungunford Parish Hall

17 7.30pm The BFG

PG Little Dewchurch Village Hall

17 7.30pm Keeping Mum

15 Shifnal Village Hall

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LIVE Performances

Norwich Puppet Theatre The Tinderbox www.puppettheatre.co.uk

A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldier’s remarkable rollercoaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess? Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life into Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music. “An enchanting tale that’s full of magic moments” Eastern Daily Press; “…full of twists and turns with many themes children will relate to”. A winter treat for families with children aged 4+. Fri 17 Feb 3pm Dorstone Village Hall HR3 6AN T  ickets: 01981 550451 All tickets £6 Sat 18 Feb 11am SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5AY T  ickets: 01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk £6.50/25 Sat 18 Feb 5pm Kingsland Coronation Hall HR6 9QS T  ickets: 01568 709579/ 07905 589830 All tickets £5

Morgan and West – Parlour Tricks

See page 4 for details.

Fri 24 Feb 7pm Stoke St Milborough Village Hall SY8 2EQ Tickets: 01584 823791 £10/5/25 Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm Goodrich Village Hall HR9 6HX T  ickets: 01600 891153 / 891421 £10 Sun 26 Feb 4pm Steiner Academy Hereford HR2 8DL T  ickets: 01981 540221 £10/5/28

Panta Rei – Lullaby www.pantareidanseteater.com/en

International dance from Norway, in which three men demonstrate their power, strength, energy, aggression and humour through dance. Accompanied by beautiful live music, the relationship men have with each other is played out through two pieces, choreographed by women. The dancers explode with energy and fluidity – Lullaby will leave you breathless, thoughtful and stimulated! During the interval the musicians will continue to play for your delight. Features a curtain-raiser from the Shropshire Boys Dancing group, who have been workshopping with the company. Mon 27 Feb 7.30pm The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB Tickets: 08448 700887 (ticketsource) Enquiries 01952 728911 £10/5

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FILMS 18 7.45pm Hello, My Name is Doris

FEB

15 Bicton Village Hall

18 7.30pm Casablanca

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18 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine

18 7.30pm Eye in the Sky

15 Ryton Village Hall

18 7.45pm Brooklyn

12a Tasley Parish Room

18 7.45pm Brooklyn

12a Yarpole Parish Hall

20 4.30pm Kubo and the Two Strings

PG SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

20 7.30pm Jason Bourne

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

22 8.00pm We Shall Overcome

12a Escleyside Hall

23 7.30pm Eye in the Sky

15 Almeley Village Hall

23 7.30pm Bridget Jones's Baby

15 Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

23 7.45pm Eddie the Eagle

PG Chelmarsh Parish Hall

23 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Goodrich Village Hall

23 7.30pm Learning to Drive

15 Much Birch Community Hall

24 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Longden Village Hall

24 7.30pm The BFG

PG Marton Village Hall

24 8.00pm Billy Liar

PG The Market Theatre, Ledbury

24 7.30pm A Walk in the Woods

15 Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

25 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Aston on Clun Village Hall

25 7.30pm Deepwater Horizon

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

27 7.30pm Hell or High Water

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

28 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Loppington Village Hall

28 7.30pm I, Daniel Blake

15 The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

Deepwater Horizon 12a Director: Peter Berg

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin 107 mins, Action/Drama/Thriller

An action drama based on real events. When a technical failure causes Gulf of Mexico drilling rig Deepwater Horizon to experience a sudden, devastating blowout, electrician Mike Williams and the rest of the crew face a desperate fight to survive. As burning oil causes fire to spread throughout the deck, Williams risks his life to help his fellow crew as they battle through the wreckage in a valiant attempt to find an escape. With the tragedy unfolding live on TV, Mike’s wife Felicia is left to look on helplessly, unsure if she will see her husband again.

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MAR

LIVE Performances Quartette Lunoire In Concert You are in a forest at midnight. Shafts of moonlight shimmer through trees, and suddenly you come across a glade with a band of musicians making the most beautiful sounds. This is the world of Quartette Lunoire, who combine set design and lighting to create a magical environment to accompany their haunting, beautiful music. The programme includes Neck of the Woods, written specially for the group by local composer/performer John Hymas, and Kurt Weill’s Little Threepenny Music. Sat 4 Mar 7.30pm Eardisley Curzon Herrick Hall HR3 6NH Tickets: 01544 327844 £10

Open Sky Hairy Fairy Tails www.openskyahead.co.uk

Classic fairy stories retold as never before through rhyme, song, music, puppetry, mime and magical transformations. Rapunzel’s sick of people going on about her hair so she takes matters into her own hands. Janet rescues Tomlin from the wild woodland fairies by giving him a cuddle – even when he turns into a wolf, a snake and a burning stick. Goldilocks is scared of the three bears, so is very surprised to find that they’re totally terrified by her. The Nanny Goats Tuff aren’t taking any nonsense from the Rock n’ Roll Troll. The stories offer simple life lessons for girls and boys: be yourself, be kind, be open-minded and be brave. Fabulous furry fun for all. Hairy, not scary for ages 3+. Sat 4 Mar 2pm Ellesmere College Arts Centre SY12 9AR T  ickets: 01691 626545 £5/22 Also on Sat 29 Apr 2pm Steiner Academy Hereford HR2 8DL T  ickets: 01981 540221 All tickets £6

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FILMS MARCH

MAR • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

1 7.30pm Race

PG Cardington Village Hall

1 10.30am Me Before You

12a The Market Theatre, Ledbury

2 7.00pm I, Daniel Blake

15 SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

3 7.30pm Oliver!

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Fownhope New Memorial Hall

3 7.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

12a Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall

4 7.30pm The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad)

15 Clun Memorial Hall

6 7.30pm The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

12a Church Stretton School

6 7.30pm Dances With Wolves

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

7 7.30pm TBC

U

8 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Hope Bowdler Village Hall

10 7.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

12a Colwall Village Hall

Lydbury North Village Hall

10 7.30pm Saving Mr Banks

PG Cound Guildhall

10 7.30pm Bridge of Spies

12a Little Wenlock Village Hall

11 7.30pm Florence Foster Jenkins

PG Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

13 7.30pm Deepwater Horizon

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

14 7.30pm Inferno

12a Acton Scott Village Hall

14 7.30pm Inferno

12a Ashford Carbonel Village Hall

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FUNDERS

PARTNERS

Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema www.boothbooks.co.uk

The Handmaiden

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MAR

LIVE Performances

Les Bordeliques Blind Date www.lesbordeliques.com

More Canadian gems to delight our audiences. Two exCirque du Soleil performers, a musician and a dancer, in a wacky and absurd series of blind dates! From stilts to high heels, classical violin to contemporary music, step dancing shoes to ballet slippers, six characters act out an amusing dating game through the tease of seduction and a comedic clash of personalities. A funny and touching performance, where characters express themselves through dance and music in their search for love. Will be enjoyed by those aged 11+. Thu 9 Mar 7.30pm Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY Tickets: 01948 660660/ 07506 724572 £10/6/30

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Fri 17 Mar 7.30pm Chelmarsh Parish Hall WV16 6BA Tickets: 01746 862850 £12/8

Zoe Gilby Quartet In concert www.zoegilby.co.uk

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, a rising star who is making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion, and performed by her highly accomplished band, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush. “Talent, skill and a beautiful voice.” Mod Radio, MADRID Fri 10 Mar 7.30pm Habberley Village Hall SY5 0TP T  ickets: 01743 790179 £10 Sat 11 Mar 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12

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FILMS

MAR

14 7.30pm Sing Street

12a Garway Village Hall

14 7.00pm I, Daniel Blake

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

15 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 Chetton Village Hall

15 8.00pm Chewing The Cud: Memories from Hereford’s Old Livestock Market U

Escleyside Hall

15 7.30pm Hail, Caesar!

12a Myddle Village Hall

16 7.30pm I, Daniel Blake

15 Claverley Village Hall

16 7.30pm I, Daniel Blake

15 Gorsley Village Hall

16 7.30pm Dad’s Army

PG Kinnerley Parish Hall

17 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 Bosbury Parish Hall

17 7.30pm Eye in the Sky

15 Little Dewchurch Village Hall

17 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Shifnal Village Hall

18 7.45pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Bicton Village Hall

18 7.30pm Ethel and Ernst

PG Cawley Hall, Eye

18 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Rodington Village Hall

18 7.30pm Queen of Katwe

PG Ryton Village Hall

18 7.45pm A United Kingdom

12a Tasley Parish Room

18 7.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

12a Yarpole Parish Hall

20 7.30pm The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

21 7.30pm The Light Between Oceans

12a The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

I, Daniel Blake 15 Director: Ken Loach

Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy 100 mins, Drama

A 59 year-old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.

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MAR

LIVE Performances

Sonrisa A Taste of Latin www.sonrisamusic.co.uk

A Taste of Latin is a musical journey from Spain to South America, combining original material with traditional songs from the Latin world given a unique interpretation. Covering many Latin styles including Cuban Son, Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba and Rumba, you can either get up and have a go or sit back and soak up the spectacle in an evening full of fun vibes, toe-tapping rhythms and heartfelt songs. Fri 10 Mar 8pm St Mary’s School, Bucknell SY7 0AA T  ickets: 01547 530366 £10/5/25 Sat 11 Mar 8pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ T  ickets: 07967 517125; www.themarkettheatre.com £12/8

Lost Dog Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) www.lostdogdance.co.uk

Combining theatre, comedy and movement, this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything, condensed into 75 minutes. A one-man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence! A show which brings you the highlights of this well-known but often forgotten story, beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection. A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control. Sat 11 Mar 7.30pm Quatt Village Hall WV15 6QN T  ickets: 01746 781759; www.quatt.info £10

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FILMS

MAR

23 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Almeley Village Hall

23 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

23 7.30pm High-Rise

15 Pudleston Village Hall

24 8.00pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Clungunford Parish Hall

24 7.30pm Barbara W

12a Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

24 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Marton Village Hall

24 7.30pm Shadowlands

PG Stoke Prior Village Hall

24 7.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

12a Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

25 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Aston on Clun Village Hall

25 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

25 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Withington Parish Room

27 7.00pm Persepolis

15 SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

27 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

28 7.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

15 Loppington Village Hall

28 7.30pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Much Birch Community Hall

30 7.45pm Brooklyn

12a Chelmarsh Parish Hall

30 7.30pm Arrival

12a Goodrich Village Hall

30 7.00pm Marshland W

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

31 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Colwall Village Hall

31 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Longden Village Hall

31 8.00pm The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

12a The Market Theatre, Ledbury

A Street Cat Named Bob 12a Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Bob the Cat, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas 103 mins, Biography/Comedy/ Drama

Based on the international best selling book. The true feelgood story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

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MAR

LIVE Performances

Fiona Coffey Cabaret A Touch of Mrs Robinson www.atouchofmrsrobinson.com

Is it wrong to behave badly? Can you be sexy without disgracing yourself? A Touch of Mrs Robinson is a cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print. Featuring a live band, Fiona Coffey tells Mrs Robinson’s story with a stylish selection of jazz numbers and sixties pop songs and asks ‘Could a touch of Mrs Robinson change your life?’ Try the ‘How Mrs Robinson are you?’ quiz! Sat 11 Mar 7.30pm Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall SY3 9JP  Tickets: 01743 235384 / Meole Village Stores £10 Sun 12 Mar 7.30pm Kingsland Coronation Hall HR6 9QS Tickets: 01568 709579/ 07905 589830 £15

Vamos Theatre The Best Thing www.vamostheatre.co.uk

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full-mask theatre company. It’s 1966; the record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s ‘must-see’ theatre companies. “This touching piece …Vamos make (this story) seem fresh and necessary all over again.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Thu 16 Mar 7.30pm Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY T  ickets: 01948 660660/ 07506 724572 £12/6/35 Fri 17 Mar 7.30pm SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle SY9 5AY  Tickets: 01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk £10/7 Sat 18 Mar 8pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ T  ickets: 07967 517125; www.themarkettheatre.com £12/8 Fri 31 Mar 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL  Tickets: 01885 488575; www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £12

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FILMS

MAR

The Light Between Oceans 12a Director: Derek Cianfrance

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz 133 mins, Drama/Romance

This breathtaking story is set to remind us all of the infinite power of love, the overwhelming fear of loss and the complexities of human nature that bind the two. When lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his adored wife Isabel discover a baby adrift in a boat off the remote coast of western Australia, they must make a choice. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the shattering consequences of this choice will change their lives forever.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years 12a Director: Ron Howard

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon 120 mins, Documentary/Music

In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded onto the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere, as the band’s formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein’s grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans, as well as archival interviews with the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

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MAR

LIVE Performances

Rabbit Theatre The Odyssey (Greek stuff!) www.rabbittheatre.com

From the makers of Great Expectations and Dracula comes The ODYSSEY! Experience Gods and Monsters from the comfort of your seat as you join us on an epic journey to HELL and back! Thrill to Odysseus’s battle with a simple-minded, one-eyed Cyclops… Gasp with amazement at Scylla the six-headed monster... Shake with terror as the Sea God Poseidon conjures up a mighty storm... Once again, the one man genius that is David Mynne brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in this slightly bonkers adaptation of this mighty epic. Tremble. Gasp. Cry. Laugh... “Tremble, dullards, and prepare to die!” Recommended for age 12+. Thu 23 Mar 7.30pm Snailbeach Village Hall SY5 0NX T  ickets: 01743 791327 £10 Fri 24 Mar 7.30pm Harley Village Hall SY5 6LP T  ickets: 01952 510422 £10

Worklight Theatre Labels www.worklighttheatre.co.uk

This inspired show uses writer & performer Joe SellmanLeava’s experiences of mixed heritage and racism to unpick the curiosities and fears around immigration, as well as the ongoing refugee crisis. Amid a cacophony of statistics, brilliant impersonations of politicians and sound bites, Labels offers an honest, human story about multicultural Britain. A contemporary show to make you laugh and think. Recommended for age 14+ Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015, Holden Street Theatre Award 2015 Shortlisted: Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015 Edinburgh 2016 - standing ovations and sell-out shows Thu 23 Mar 7.30pm Ellesmere College Arts Centre SY12 9AR T  ickets: 01691 626545 £10/5 Fri 24 Mar 7.30pm SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle SY9 5AY Tickets: 01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk £10/5

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FLICKS IN THE STICKS

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! Arts Alive helps to bring rural communities together at a time when pubs, shops and schools are under threat. Our events offer communities an enjoyable, shared experience and maintain vital community spirit.

Thanks to a recent award from the Arts Council’s Catalyst Evolve fundraising programme we can now match every penny we raise in donations. You can support us in many ways:

• Add a donation when you buy tickets online • Via our website – click on the Support link http://www.artsalive.co.uk/Donate.aspx

• A good old-fashioned cheque! • Legacy giving – could you support Arts Alive in your will? • Sign up to Easy Fundraising – nominate Arts Alive to benefit when you buy online

• Talk to local businesses about sponsoring us • Add Gift Aid – if you are a registered tax payer we can boost the value of your donation.

and now you can also: Donate at an event – look out for our new creative handmade donation boxes…

Meet the artist Jo Foy is a Herefordshire artist who loves using materials with a previous history, including music sheets, vintage fabrics and natural materials. Old maps hold a particular fascination for her, and she’s inspired by the journeys these drawings have led people on: “Each donation box has been made using these upcycled materials to create one-off, handmade pieces which I hope will spark a sense of nostalgia and a desire to explore the wild places where we live”.

Let’s keep communities thriving with great live and local culture!


LIVE Performances

MAR

Phoenix Dance Company ReFINED www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

A thrilling mixed programme packed with solos, duets, trios and quartets plucked from some of the most popular pieces from the company’s repertoire. Showcasing breath-taking choreography from some of dance’s leading names and designed specifically for smaller stages. The performance ends a week’s residency from this leading UK dance company and there will be curtain raisers from the workshop students. Fri 24 Mar 7.30pm Steiner Academy Hereford HR2 8DL T  ickets: 01981 540221 £10/5/28

In 2017 three artists will open your eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape. There will be opportunities to explore and appreciate the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful rugged upland area, and to understand what part we humans can play in caring for it. Come outside in the Shropshire Hills with land artist Tony Plant, composer and choir leader Mary Keith and theatre makers Stan’s Café… be prepared to be entertained, educated and amazed!

More details will be posted soon on our website and facebook page – keep your eyes and ears open. Heartland is a partnership project:

FLICKS IN THE STICKS


FILMS APRIL

APR • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

1 7.30pm I, Daniel Blake

15 Clun Memorial Hall

3 7.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

15 Church Stretton School

3 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

4

7.30 pm TBC

5 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

U

Lydbury North Village Hall

12a Cardington Village Hall

6 7.30pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

15 Brilley Village Hall

7 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Cound Guildhall

7 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Fownhope New Memorial Hall

7 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Little Dewchurch Village Hall

7 7.30pm Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

15 Little Wenlock Village Hall

7 7.30pm The Dressmaker

12a Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall

7 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 The Simpson Hall, Burghill

8 7.30pm Golden Years: Grand Theft OAP

12a Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

8 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Cawley Hall, Eye

8 7.45pm Captain Fantastic

15 Yarpole Parish Hall

11 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Acton Scott Village Hall

11 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Ashford Carbonel Village Hall

11 7.30pm Taxi Tehran W

12 Garway Village Hall

11 7.00pm Queen of Katwe

PG St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

12 7.30pm Youth

15 Hope Bowdler Village Hall

14 8.00pm Benny and Joon

12 The Market Theatre, Ledbury

19 8.00pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Escleyside Hall

20 7.30 pm A United Kingdom

12a Claverley Village Hall

20 7.30pm Queen of Katwe

PG Gorsley Village Hall

20 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016)

PG Pudleston Village Hall

21 7.30pm Arrival

12a Bosbury Parish Hall

A United Kingdom 12a Director: Amma Asante David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack Davenport, Charlotte Hope 111 mins, Biography/Drama/Romance

A United Kingdom is a biographical romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama, later to become the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

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APR

LIVE Performances

Open Sky – Scorched www.openskyahead.co.uk

A decorated WWII veteran of a bloody desert war sits in the armchair of his rest home, his memories tattooed upon his body. Dementia strikes. Ink comes alive as stories of love and war. Once more his mind turns to the desert sands. Scorched uses new writing, physical theatre, projection, sound design and music to create an emotional and beautiful piece, inspired by the writer’s grandfather’s life. Recommended for ages 12+ Sat 8 April 8pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ  Tickets: 07967 517125; www.themarkettheatre.com £10 Also on Sat 20 May 7.30pm Ellesmere College Arts Centre SY12 9AR T  ickets: 01691 626545 £10/5/25 “Scorched was utterly compelling. I brought my 14 year old daughter and three of her friends and they were spellbound throughout.”

Open Sky – Hairy Fairy Tails For details, see 4 Mar Sat 29 Apr 2pm Steiner Academy Hereford HR2 8DL T  ickets: 01981 540221 All tickets £6

Tayo Aluko & Friends Call Mr Robeson. A life, with songs www.callmrrobeson.com

A rollercoaster journey through actor, singer, activist Paul Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of the iconic Ol’ Man River. Rave reviews and multiple awards from all over the world, including Outstanding Theatre Award, Brighton Fringe; Best Musical Performance, Atlantic Fringe, Nova Scotia; Best Solo Show, Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe; Triple Winner (Impresario Award, Best Actor, Best Original Work) London Fringe, Canada Sat 29 Apr 7.30pm Chelmarsh Parish Hall WV16 6BA T  ickets: 01746 862850 £12/8 Also on Sat 10 Jun 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £14/12

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FILMS 21 8.00pm A United Kingdom

12a Clungunford Parish Hall

21 7.30pm Our Little Sister

PG Colwall Village Hall

21 7.30pm TBC

U

APR

Shifnal Village Hall

21 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Stoke Prior Village Hall

21 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

22 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

22 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

22 7.30pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Ryton Village Hall

22 7.45pm My Feral Heart

12a Tasley Parish Room

25 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Garway Village Hall

25 7.30pm Inferno

12a Loppington Village Hall

27 7.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

12a Almeley Village Hall

27 7.30pm The Light Between Oceans

12a Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

27 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Goodrich Village Hall

27 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Much Birch Community Hall

28 7.30pm The Girl on the Train (2016)

15 Marton Village Hall

29 7.30pm TBC 29 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

U

Aston on Clun Village Hall

12a Clun Memorial Hall

Swallows & Amazons (2016) PG Director: Philippa Lowthorpe

Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Harry Enfield, Rafe Spall 97 mins, Family/Adventure

Two different groups of children encounter one another on a small piece of land in a lake which they both live by. Both groups try to claim the land as theirs and do so role-playing as two sets of enemy pirates. Whilst this happens they encounter another boat and a stranger; they must now work together to find out who he is and why he is there, but have they got themselves involved in something much bigger?

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LIVE Performances

APR

Francesca Millican Slater My Dearest Girls – The Letters Book For details, see 4 Feb Sat 29 Apr 7.30pm Llanwarne Village Hall HR2 8JE T  ickets: 01981 580396 / 540406 £10/5/25

Malcolm & Josh Green Gone Cuckoo www.malcolm-green.co.uk

It’s shortly after dawn on the North York Moors, and a male cuckoo is having a tiny radio transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles south, 5km up over the Sahara Desert, sending signals back to England as he travels through Libya, Chad and Congo. For thousands of years the cuckoo has been part of folklore and its call present in songs, poems and stories. But now this bird is threatened in England and we may soon stop hearing that iconic ‘cuck-coo’. A talented father and son, storyteller and musician follow the trail of this creature with its special place in our culture as bringer of spring. Fri 5 May 7.30pm Habberley Village Hall SY5 0TP T  ickets: 01743 790179 £10/5/25 Sat 6 May 8pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ T  ickets: 07967 517125; www.themarkettheatre.com £11/7

Montreal Guitar Trio Der Prinz Montreal Guitar Trio marries passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour, in a mix of re-arranged classical pieces, well known covers adapted for three guitars, The some original compositions, jazz numbers and world Co nne music discoveries. They occasionally add their voices to ctio the guitars when performing great popular classics like n The Beatles or Radiohead. For over 15 years, the trio has toured globally; audiences love their interaction, virtuosity, creativity, wit and warmth.

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Sun 14 May 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12

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FILMS MAY 2

MAY • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

7.30 pm TBC

3 7.30pm I, Daniel Blake

U

Lydbury North Village Hall

15 Cardington Village Hall

5 7.30pm Precious Bane U Fownhope New Memorial Hall 5 8.00pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 12a The Market Theatre, Ledbury 5 7.30pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a The Simpson Hall, Burghill

8 7.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016)

PG Church Stretton School

9 7.30pm Barbara W

12 Garway Village Hall

9 7.00pm A United Kingdom

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

10 10.30am A Street Cat Named Bob

12a The Market Theatre, Ledbury

12 7.30pm Golden Years: Grand Theft OAP

12a Colwall Village Hall

12 8.00pm Victoria

15 The Market Theatre, Ledbury

17 8.00pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

12a Escleyside Hall

19 7.30pm Ghostbusters (2016)

12a Bosbury Parish Hall

19 7.30pm TBC

U

Shifnal Village Hall

19 7.30pm Silent Movies – details to follow

U

Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

20 7.30pm Allied

15 Clun Memorial Hall

23 7.30pm Allied

15 Much Birch Community Hall

25 7.30pm Sully

12a Goodrich Village Hall

25 7.00pm We Shall Overcome W

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

30 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Loppington Village Hall

JUNE

2 8.00pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a Clungunford Parish Hall

2 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Fownhope New Memorial Hall

2 8.00pm Things to Come

12 The Market Theatre, Ledbury

5 7.30pm Deepwater Horizon

12a Church Stretton School

13 7.00pm A Quiet Passion

PG St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

14 10.30am The Light Between Oceans

12a The Market Theatre, Ledbury

16 7.30pm Hell or High Water

15 Bosbury Parish Hall

17 7.30 pm Room W

15 Clun Memorial Hall

JULY

3 7.30pm The BFG

PG Church Stretton School

11 7.00pm A Street Cat Named Bob

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

27 7.00pm Volver W

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

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May

LIVE Performances

Everything Fitz In concert A dazzling display of fantastic fiddling, with energetic step dancing to boot. This family trio of champion musicians have a collective fun and energy that will lift your spirits and get your toes tapping. Two sisters and a brother share their skill, passion and humour for Canadian folk in a highly entertaining show. Thu 18 May 7.30pm Cawley Hall, Eye HR6 0DS T  ickets: 01568 615836 £10/5/25

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Fri 19 May 7.30pm SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle SY9 5AY T  ickets: 01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk £11/7/30

Open Sky – Scorched

For details, see 8 Apr

Sat 20 May 7.30pm Ellesmere College Arts Centre SY12 9AR T  ickets: 01691 626545 £10/5/25

Tayo Aluko – Call Mr Robeson. A life, with songs For details, see 29 Apr Sat 10 Jun 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £14/12 (part of Leominster Festival programme)

Laboratorium PieSni In concert laboratoriumpiesni.pl/en

Using traditional, polyphonic singing this fabulous all-female Polish group performs songs from all over the world, including Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc), adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine. Sun 2 Jul 6pm Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry SY11 1LF PLUS Singing Workshop 2-4pm. T  ickets: 01691 670003: Workshop only £10; performance only £12; combined workshop/performance ticket £20 (available from the venue)

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FILMS FILM VENUES

INFO • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

Acton Scott Village Hall SY6 6QN 01694 781260

Kinnerley Parish Hall SY10 8DB 01691 682282

Albrighton, The Red House WV7 3JU 01902 373854

Ledbury, The Market Theatre HR8 2AQ 07967 517125

All Stretton Village Hall SY6 6JR 01694 723378

Leominster Community Centre HR6 8NJ 01568 616460

Almeley Village Hall HR3 6NE 01544 327195

Little Dewchurch Village Hall HR2 6PN 01432 840333

Ashford Carbonel Village Hall SY8 4DB 01584 831574

Little Wenlock Village Hall TF6 5BN 01952 505888

Aston on Clun Village Hall SY7 8EH 01588 660545

Llanfair Waterdine, Everest Hall LD7 1TU 01547 510672

Bayston Hill Memorial Hall SY3 0DR 01743 873940

Longden Village Hall SY5 8EX 07539 545846

Bedstone & Hopton Castle VH SY7 0BE 01547 530282

Loppington Village Hall SY4 5NG 01939 236240

Bettws-y-Crwyn Parish Hall SY7 8PH 01588 640233

Lydbury North Village Hall SY7 8AU 01588 680302

Bicton Village Hall SY3 8ER 01743 850495

Marton Village Hall SY21 8JT 01938 580116

Bishops Castle, SpArC Theatre SY9 5AY 01588 630321

Michaelchurch, Escleyside Hall HR2 0PT 01981 510696

Bodenham Parish Hall HR1 3LB 01568 797473

Much Birch Community Hall HR2 8HT 01981 540097

Bosbury Parish Hall HR8 1PX 01531 640415

Much Wenlock, Edge Arts Centre TF13 6NB 01952 728911

Brilley Village Hall HR3 6JZ 01544 327227

Myddle Village Hall SY4 3RP 01939 290872

Burghill, The Simpson Hall HR4 7RW 01432 760816

Newport, Royal British Legion Hall TF10 7DL 07886 697934

Cardington Village Hall SY6 7JZ 01694 771295

Priest Weston Village Hall SY15 6DE 01938 561336

Chapel Lawn Village Hall SY7 0BW 01547 530258

Pudleston Village Hall HR6 0RA 01568 760606

Chelmarsh Parish Hall WV16 6BA 01746 862884

Rodington Village Hall SY4 4QX 01952 770524

Chetton Village Hall WV16 6UE 01746 789257

Ross, St Mary’s Church Hall HR9 5HR 01989 720341

Church Stretton School SY6 6EX 01694 724330

Ryton Village Hall SY5 7NB 01743 718237

Claverley Village Hall WV5 7DS 01746 710528

Shifnal Village Hall TF11 8DW 01952 462787

Cleobury Mortimer PH DY14 8EA 01588 620883 (AA office)

Shrewsbury, Bagley Sp & Soc Club SY1 2RP 07773 983963

Clun Memorial Hall SY7 8NY 01588 640254

Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall HR4 7LR 01981 501031

Clungunford Parish Hall SY7 0PP 01588 660159

Stoke Prior Village Hall HR6 0LG 01568 760846

Colwall Village Hall WR13 6EQ 01684 540926

Tarrington, Lady Emily Hall HR1 4EX 01432 890720

Cound Guildhall SY5 6EW 01743 761451

Tasley Parish Room WV16 4NJ 01746 764881

Dorstone Village Hall HR3 6AN 01981 550943

Tibberton Village Hall TF10 8NL 01952 550582

Eye, Cawley Hall HR6 0DS 01568 615836

Trefonen Village Hall SY10 9DY 01691 657011

Fownhope New Memorial Hall HR1 4PW 01432 860065

Wellington, Belmont Hall TF1 1LU www.theclifton.org

Garway Village Hall HR2 8RQ 01600 750465

Whitchurch & Ganarew Mem Hall HR9 6DJ 01600 890640

Goodrich Village Hall HR9 6HX 01600 890609

Whitchurch, Talbot Theatre SY13 2BY 01948 660660

Gorsley Village Hall HR9 7SJ 01989 720358

Withington Parish Room SY4 4QA 01743 709236

Hope Bowdler Village Hall SY6 7DD 01694 723648

Yarpole Parish Hall HR6 0BE 01568 780279

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Jul

LIVE Performances Pop-Up Opera Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)

“The sheer physicality of the performance combined with brilliant singing. What more could you ask for?”

www.popupopera.co.uk

(PopUp Opera, The Barber of Seville at Kingsland)

An 18th-century Italian comic opera by Domenico Cimarosa, strongly influenced by Mozart. With comic intrigues and confusions, the story is about following your heart, and makes a perfect summer opera, filled with the special Pop-Up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Its premiere was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history – Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after! With Pop Up Opera it doesn’t matter if you know the story, they whisk you away with sublime singing and delight you with their contemporary comic captions. Sat 15 Jul 7.30pm St Michael & All Angels Church, Kingsland HR6 9QW  Tickets: 01568 709579/ 07905 589830 £25/10

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The tour d’arts alive Sunday is back! 25th June 2017

Three circular well-marked routes from Clun, great camaraderie, countryside and cakes! Entries via British Cycling – details on www.artsalive.co.uk Route planned and coordinated by Ride Ventures

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Live events and big screen films in local venues across Shropshire and Herefordshire January - July 2017

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