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10 MAY – 15 JUNE 2019

THE BEST OF BATH SPA THEATRE | MUSIC | DANCE


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his bright and bold programme of performance, started last year with two weeks and now has grown to an impressive five weeks of creative live performance from the talented Bath Spa University graduating students. SparkFest is the realisation of an exciting and dynamic partnership between Bath Festival and Bath Spa University, promising a fresh look at how emerging artists engage with Bath audiences and the region’s artistic community. Through the University’s partnership with Bath Festival we are delighted to provide an excellent addition to the main festival programme. SparkFest will also inhabit Bath’s highyways and byways as part of the Festival on the Streets programme. Discover pop-up theatre, bands and flash mobs as you wander round the streets of Bath. SparkFest celebrates words, music and movement with the creation of original and Tickets available innovative performance from the new from www.bathspalive. talent of tomorrow, who encourage com or visit Bath Box Office, you to be adventurous and join us 2 Terrace Walk, to explore the curious. Bath BA1 1LN (01225 463362) Mark Langley Head of Bath School of Music and Performing Arts

www.bathboxoffice.org.uk (Bath Box Office – booking fees apply)

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10TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

11TH MAY 4PM | 20TH MAY 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

11TH MAY 6PM | 23RD MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

Jazz Night with BSU Tutors

The Forgotten Blitz

Volpone

Come and enjoy a night of Jazz from the tutors at Bath Spa University Jazz BA. A relaxed night of great jazz in the cavern at Burdall’s.

By Charlie Henderson-Howat

‘Yield, or I’ll force thee.’

A real-life story from the memories of thirty people who lived through the Baedeker blitz in Bath. A war story like no other, Bath spent years watching the bombs travel over to Bristol; they thought they were safe. They said the Germans would never come to Bath. Until one night they finally came, bringing a night of destruction and devastation that Bath was unprepared for.

Volpone is a brash, irreverent and bombastic tragicomedy, which centres on the themes of greed and deception. Jonson’s work boasts an eclectic and eccentric host of characters, and writing that packs a punch. Fresh Life Theatre is reimagining how people view classical text in this little known gem of a play.

Featuring Adam Biggs – Piano Ben Groenevelt – double bass Rob Brian – drums Sam Crockatt – Saxophone Gethin Liddington – trumpet £9/£8/£5

Witness a word for word retelling of what it took to survive the forgotten blitz.

By Ben Jonson

£6/£4/£3 CONTAINS SCENES OF A VIOLENT SEXUAL NATURE.

£6/£4/£3 12+ RECOMMENDED

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11TH MAY 8PM | 22ND MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

12TH MAY 4PM | 21ST MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

Cell Block What The ****

A Clown Named Curly

Visiting hours are open at snowflake jail, come in and see why the inmates are driven to kill and the reason their lives had taken them to this point. Listen to the harm the people upstairs are causing because of their socalled higher power… and before you ask, you know who they are.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, we graciously invite you to come and see the all-new and unique travelling circus performer, Curly the Clown! After travelling far and wide he has come to Bath to show and tell his many wonderful stories and put on the most perfect show imaginable. He’ll make you laugh, he aims to please, he won’t let you down, and he will make this show perfect!

Cell block What The **** sets out to explore the human emotion and is a piece of theatre to make you think about feelings, so be polite and come on in. £6/£4/£3 RECOMMENDED 15+

£6/£4/£3 RECOMMENDED 10+

12TH MAY 6PM | 14TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

Taking in the View Two individuals, a world away from any life they’ve known. Stranded, but alive. Isolated, but together. Frustrated, but… fulfilled? Learning to survive is hard enough, but learning to be content, to be proud, to be happy – that’s the real struggle. Even in a desperate situation, sometimes the most valuable thing you can do is to simply stop… And take in the view. £6/£4/£3

What Makes a Man? HHHH It manages to stay feeling personal rather than preachy, and leaves audiences wanting to carry on the discussion themselves. SparkFest 2018 4

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12TH MAY 8PM | 24TH MAY 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

13TH MAY 6PM | 18TH MAY 4PM BURDALL’S YARD

13TH MAY 8PM | 28TH MAY 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

After Party

Identity

Medea

Alice is celebrating at Leamington’s latest night out when she meets Dan. A fellow Warwick Uni student, they hit it off and a few vod-bombs later end up going home together. What happens next?

What would you say makes up your identity? We all wear so many faces, could you truly explain even one of them? Can you? Because I can’t. I can’t tell you these things because I don’t know them. I don’t have all the answers you are looking for. But maybe I can try to show you.

By Euripides

This 3-act comedy is an exciting piece of new writing reflecting on student life, love and heartache.

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‘She has not eaten She has not slept She is half mad with sorrow.’ When the baby came, everything changed. Dreams of a perfect family life vanished, and in crept the darkness. When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, how will Medea cope raising a child she loves but cannot connect to? Drawstring Arts Collective invites you into the mind of Medea, exploring the challenges of motherhood and maternal mental health. A story of love, loss and turmoil that brings a classic play to the 21st Century stage. £6/£4/£3

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13TH | 16TH | 19TH MAY 7.30PM WALCOTT HOUSE

14TH MAY 6PM | 25TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

Goodbye Charlie Starr

Painting By Numbers

‘Legendary singer-songwriter Charlie Starr died in a tragic car accident on the Spanish coast in the early hours of yesterday morning. With timeless hits like ‘Crash’ Charlie will doubtlessly be remembered as one of the most influential artists of our times. Fans from around the world are paying their respects, as are many of her contempories in the arts. Whilst no official announcements have been made as of yet Charlie’s longterm band are rumoured to already be planning a concert in the songstress’s memory.

Are you in love?

Goodbye Charlie Starr is a new kind of musical. Half gig, half play, Charlie’s songs will provide the perfect soundtrack to the story behind the making of her legendary first album.

Or are you painting in the blank spaces... Three artists, lacking in artistic flair and ability of any kind, challenge themselves to distil the word ‘LOVE’ into a single work of art. Through sheer (colour) blind confidence, their attempts will rip up the rule book of masculinity, question their own relationships... and run the risk of tearing each other apart in the process. We might not all be artists. But we are all painting by numbers. £6/£4/£3

15TH MAY 6PM | 26TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

The Sun The Sun. that’s how she explained it. The biggest star and the brightest light that shone down and gave her him. And once their eyes met they were infinite. Bound together for the rest of this life that they were gifted. The days became darker as the light faded away, the sun burns out and she is stranded. On the first day, God gave her light, then snatched it away. Surrounded by faces she didn’t know, Camp Luna they called it. Trying to romanticise the end of the world. No more breeding they said. That was the only reason they were given, but this wasn’t the end for them. £6/£4/£3

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15TH MAY 8PM | 29TH MAY 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

I’ll Take It From Here Over my shoulder I have a crippling wreck who is too anxious to ask about the price of batteries and over the other shoulder, there’s a touchy, sensitive recluse who is trying so hard not to offend. Over my third shoulder lives a cynic who judges harder than Judy. AND over my fourth, and final, shoulder, lies the most egotistical, self-assured creature outside of Trump Tower.

16TH MAY 7:30PM ST SWITHIN’S CHURCH

St Swithin’s Concert Bath Spa University Music Department presents a night of classical favourites set in this beautiful Georgian church – a great evening out for all classical music lovers. £10/£8/£5

And with all these vying for control in my head, is it any wonder I don’t know who I really am? My four shoulders don’t seem so weird now, do they? £6/£4/£3

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16TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

Poetry Hub presents Mona Arshi Mona Arshi is a poet and a lawyer who lives in West London. Her début collection of poem ‘Small Hands’ was published by Liverpool University in the spring of 2015. ‘Small Hands’ won the Forward Collection for best poetry collection in 2015. Mona was one of ten poets selected for the ‘Complete Works’, a national development programme funded by the Arts Council. Mona’s second collection ‘Dear Big Gods’ will be published in April 2019 and available to pre-order from Liverpool University Press. £5/£3/BSU STUDENTS FREE

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16TH – 17TH MAY 1:30 – 4.30PM HOLBURNE MUSEUM

17TH MAY EVENING BATH CITY CENTRE

Moving Exhibition

Party in the City

A series of interventionist performances give a fresh interpretation to the Museum exhibits. Throughout the afternoon dancers and composers from Bath Spa University will present a series of short original performance works in response to the displays and spaces of the Museum. Be prepared to be surprised and delighted as dances appear as if from nowhere, and then vanish as if they had never happened.

Join our Bath Spa University Students as they inhabit the four corners of the city during Party in the City. Musicians will be playing and singing in venues across the city and BA Dance will be performing highlights from The Moving Exhibition. Take a wander round and see what you can find!

Also The Moving Exhibition Showcase The Holburne Museum FRIDAY 17TH MAY 7 – 9PM

FREE

Park Bench HHH Park Bench is a wonderfully authentic exploration of what modern life looks like for a couple in their early twenties. SparkFest 2018 SPARKFEST 2019


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18TH MAY 8PM | 26TH MAY 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

18TH MAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM

By Alice Birch

UNIVERSITY THEATRE

InSight A series of new creative works performed by undergraduate and postgraduate dancers. This year’s work includes two new commissions by choreographers Antonia Grove and Dam Van Huyhn. £10/£8/£5

You are expected to behave. Use the right words. Act appropriately. Don’t break the rules. Just behave. This play is not well behaved. Revolt against the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century and do something truly radical. £6/£4/£3 RECOMMENDED 16+

Rise HHHH Grab some little ones and take a trip to Burdall’s is my recommendation. SparkFest 2018

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18TH MAY 6PM | 29TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

18TH MAY 2PM | 1ST JUNE 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

The Russian Sleep Experiment

La Revolution Est Maintenant

The human mind is a deep complex labyrinth, many have tried to explore it, many have tried to explain it, but few have ever broken it.

Seven nights. Three strangers. And only one winner. Who can survive in the gruelling conditions of post government France? How will they get on? Find out as we take four plucky Brits and dump them in a foreign speaking country, to find out if they can survive these mildly inconvenient conditions on Brits in Paris!

Welcome to experiment 230125. On June 13th 1944, a secret experiment took place in hopes to create the perfect soldier who doesn’t need sleep. “We have high hopes that with enough exposure to the gas, our soldiers will no longer succumb to the weakness of sleep. I am Dr. Klaus [REDACTED] and I will be leading this experiment. And remember We Are You.”

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19TH MAY 8PM | 26TH MAY 4PM BURDALL’S YARD

Tightrope Coincidence, fortune, destiny, a stroke of luck, God’s will. So many words for the same ineffable quality. It’s a question mankind has been asking itself since the dawn of time. Why do the things that happen, happen? In a world so random and unpredictable – where the probability of us even being alive is next to zero – what is there that pulls us together? Putting us in the right place, in the right time, or with the right person? It has to be something… £6/£4/£3

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19TH MAY 6PM | 28TH MAY 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

20TH MAY 8PM | 27TH MAY 2PM BURDALL’S YARD

22ND MAY 6PM | 1ST JUNE 2PM BURDALL’S YARD

Culhwch & Olwen

Got A Light?

Constellations

White flowers grew wherever she trod, and so was she called Olwen. How far would you go to marry a giant’s daughter? That’s the question Culhwch’s been asking himself this entire quest. It’s also the same question Arthur’s been asking him. And Gawain, and Sir Cai, and Bedwyr, and- you get the picture. There’s just the small matter of capturing an Irish king turned magical wild pig to go home victorious. No big deal.

100 years ago the world was at war, young men from all parts of Britain thrust into the front line of combat. How different their world must have been to today and the challenges faced by our generation. We bring to life the striking differences in society, our values and expectations since 1919. The hard-edged outlook of men in the trenches forged through traditionalist and class driven values versus today’s more enlightened world. This production questions the cost of “progress” and what we have lost along the way and aspects of human nature that remain unchanged.

by Nick Payne

From the prose of The Mabinogion, Culhwch & Olwen draws on a rich culture of storytelling, bringing a 12th century Welsh tale firmly up to date. £6/£4/£3

www.bathspalive.com

Suppose that life exists in a multiverse; a set of parallel existences that contain infinitely different futures. The possibilities in our lives are, quite literally, endless. Every possible event that could happen, does happen, in one universe or another. And if two lovers meet (are drawn together in every existence), every possible happy ending and heartbreak could befall them. £6/£4/£3

£6/£4/£3 Named A Cactus Lewie HHHH Telling an unheard story that is sure to stick in your mind for as long as you can remember. Be sure not to miss it. SparkFest 2018 11


Diary Book at bathspalive.com or visit Bath Box Office, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN (01225 463362) www.bathboxoffice.org.uk (Bath Box Office – booking fees apply) EVENTS

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DATES & TIMES

Jazz Night with BSU Tutors

BURDALL’S YARD

10th May 8pm

The Forgotten Blitz

BURDALL’S YARD

11th May 4pm | 20th May 6pm

Volpone

BURDALL’S YARD

11th May 6pm | 23rd May 8pm

Cell Block What The ****

BURDALL’S YARD

11th May 8pm | 22nd May 8pm

A Clown Named Curly

BURDALL’S YARD

12th May 4pm | 21st May 8pm

Taking in the View

BURDALL’S YARD

12th May 6pm | 14th May 8pm

After Party

BURDALL’S YARD

12th May 8pm | 24th May 6pm

Identity

BURDALL’S YARD

13th May 6pm | 18th May 4pm

Medea

BURDALL’S YARD

13th May 8pm | 28th May 6pm

Goodbye Charlie Starr

WALCOTT HOUSE

13th | 16th | 19th May 7.30pm

Painting By Numbers

BURDALL’S YARD

14th May 6pm | 25th May 8pm

The Sun

BURDALL’S YARD

15th May 6pm | 26th May 8pm

I’ll Take It From Here

BURDALL’S YARD

15th May 8pm | 29th May 6pm

St Swithin’s Concert

ST SWITHIN’S CHURCH

16th May 7:30pm

Poetry Hub presents Mona Arshi

BURDALL’S YARD

16th May 8pm

Moving Exhibition

HOLBURNE MUSEUM

16th – 17th May 1:30 – 4.30pm

Party in the City

BATH CITY CENTRE

17th May Evening

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

BURDALL’S YARD

18th May 8pm | 26th May 6pm

The Russian Sleep Experiment

BURDALL’S YARD

18th May 6pm | 29th May 8pm

InSight

UNIVERSITY THEATRE

18th May 2:30pm & 7:30pm

La Revolution Est Maintenant

BURDALL’S YARD

18th May 2pm | 1st June 6pm

Tightrope

BURDALL’S YARD

19th May 8pm | 26th May 4pm

Culhwch & Olwen

BURDALL’S YARD

19th May 6pm | 28th May 8pm SPARKFEST 2019


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EVENTS

DATES & TIMES

Got A Light?

BURDALL’S YARD

20th May 8pm | 27th May 2pm

Constellations

BURDALL’S YARD

22nd May 6pm | 1st June 2pm

Love To Hate You

BURDALL’S YARD

23rd May 6pm | 8th June 4pm

What’s Next?

BURDALL’S YARD

25th May 2pm

Screen Dance Spark

BURDALL’S YARD

26th May 2pm

And Then They Died

BURDALL’S YARD

27th May 4pm

Consumers

BURDALL’S YARD

27th May 6pm

Purely Platonic

BURDALL’S YARD

27th May 8pm | 9th June 4pm

The Girl of Ink and Stars

THE EGG THEATRE

30th May – 1 June (times vary)

Life, Still

BURDALL’S YARD

2nd June 4pm | 8th June 8pm

BLAST!

BURDALL’S YARD

2nd June 6pm

Gig Night

KOMEDIA

5th & 6th June 8pm

Creative Music Tech

BURDALL’S YARD

5th June 7pm

Scenic Shakespeare

NEWTON PARK CAMPUS

5th – 7th June (times vary)

Be My Baby

BURDALL’S YARD

6th June 6pm

As The Smoke Clears

BURDALL’S YARD

8th June 6pm | 9th June 2pm

Kobudai

BURDALL’S YARD

9th June 6pm

Walkman

BURDALL’S YARD

9th June 6pm

Guilty

BURDALL’S YARD

9th June 6pm

Bring It On

BURDALL’S YARD

9th June 6pm

Providence

UNIVERSITY TV STUDIOS

15th June 7:30pm

This Changes Everything

UNIVERSITY THEATRE

13th – 15th June (times vary)

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23RD MAY 6PM | 8TH JUNE 4PM BURDALL’S YARD

25TH MAY 2PM BURDALL’S YARD

26TH MAY 2PM BURDALL’S YARD

Love To Hate You

What’s Next?

Screen Dance Spark

Jess and Harry are deeply, deeply in love. But what if they aren’t right for each other?

The Future of Producing Theatre

Dancers as camera operators, cameras as performers, editors as choreographers, audience as... that’s up to you! Not just film of dancers dancing, screendance offers much more and provides alternative spaces for dance, and different ways of watching it. ScreenDanceSpark is a collection of short films made by Bath Spa students. Prepare to be surprised and delighted by a feast of movement and sound.

What if your true love wasn’t a Prince Charming? What if your dream girl was more of a nightmare? What if there’s no difference between love being blind and love being toxic? What if you are just too close to notice the difference between love and control?

A panel of theatre Producers and Makers come together to discuss the current theatre landscape and asks what are the challenges we are facing and what are the opportunities that we can take to develop and produce theatre performances in the future . £6/£4/BSU STUDENTS FREE

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27TH MAY 4PM

27TH MAY 6PM

BURDALL’S YARD

BURDALL’S YARD

27TH MAY 8PM | 9TH JUNE 4PM BURDALL’S YARD

And Then They Died

Consumers

Purely Platonic

Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive:

Where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death, Tough Yolk take you on an absurd journey through a world of corruption, consumption and fruit. Lots and lots of fruit.

By Douglas Murdoch

The funeral is for one of them. Through an arresting collision of live music, storytelling and flamenco striptease, And Then They Died takes its audiences along for a fast-paced, anarchic account of five friends trying to tell their last story the right way, whoever’s story it may be.

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This isn’t your classic BOY meets GIRL story. Nope! This is your classic GIRL meets BOY story. A love story that isn’t a romance. Friends with benefits without the sex. It’s a connection like no other. This bond between a gay best friend and his faghag can never be broken… or can it? Is there a point where enough is enough? What does it take? The true relationship of Zac and Olivia as they delve into the depths of their friendship, their fall outs and their love £6/£4/£3

Seeing What Sticks Review HHHHH I would highly recommend ‘Seeing What Sticks’ as a great evenings entertainment. SparkFest 2018

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30TH MAY – 1 JUNE (TIMES VARY) THE EGG THEATRE

The Girl of Ink and Stars Adapted and directed by Barra Collins They say the day the Governor arrived, the ravens did too. All the smaller birds flew backwards into the sea, and that is why there are no songbirds on the island of Joya. Only huge, ragged ravens. Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped but the Governor has closed the borders, clipping the wings of her aspirations. When her best friend disappears, she’s determined to be part of the search party. Guided by an ancient map and her knowledge of the stars, Isabella navigates the island’s dangerous Forgotten Territories. But beneath the dry rivers and dead forests, a fiery myth is stirring from its sleep. We are proud to present the very first adaptation of the award-winning children’s book The Girl of Ink and Stars. LAStheatre in association with Bath Spa Productions £9 / £8 (CHILDREN AND STUDENTS) THURSDAY 7.15PM FRIDAY 7.15PM SATURDAY 11AM, 3PM & 7.15PM

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2ND JUNE 4PM | 8TH JUNE 8PM BURDALL’S YARD

2ND JUNE 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

5TH & 6TH JUNE 8PM KOMEDIA

Life, Still

BLAST!

Gig Night

An evening of three short, interlinking plays.

theatreLab Scratch night

This two day festival event features the very best of Bath Spa’s Commercial Music students. Covering genres from Folk to Punk, and Electro to Soul, don’t miss the incredible talent on show.

When society as you know it begins to crumble, do you let it fall, or do you stand and fight? In a society built on a rigid class system, and fuelled by propaganda and censorship, these three original plays question the length that ordinary people will go to when faced with a world they no longer feel a part of. For them, life goes on, caught in the desperation of a totalitarian culture. It’s a society where kindness is rare, and loyalty is elusive, but in a world like this, when you have nothing left to lose, sometimes rebellion seems the only answer…

theatreLab presents an explosion of brand new theatre performance. We have given theatre makers space to explore their creative ideas and a platform for their voice to be heard. This evening of original work in all stages of development promises to be an exciting and dynamic event as we watch the creatives of the future break new ground. 

TIMES AND PRICES TBA See website for details

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

£6/£4/£3

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5TH JUNE 7PM BURDALL’S YARD

Creative Music Technology Degree Show View an interactive exhibition of the highly original work of Bath Spa University’s final year BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology students. Featuring audio, multimedia and composition, this work blurs the boundaries of the discipline. Graduates from this course include internationally renowned DJs, producers and composers. FREE

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6TH JUNE 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington

5-7 JUNE (TIMES VARY) NEWTON PARK CAMPUS

Scenic Shakespeare Join our 2nd yr BA Acting students in the beautiful surrounds of our Newton Park Campus. Wander round the Italian Garden or sit in our peaceful outdoor amphitheatre and let the great Bards words drift over you as they play out scenes from selected Shakespeare greats. FREE See website for details

Mary Adams, aged 19, is unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to a Mother-andBaby Home in the north of England by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary – along with the other girls in the home – has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Despite this – and an overbearing matron – the girls’ youthful effervescence keeps breaking through as they sing along to the girl-group songs of the period. £6/£4/£3

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8TH JUNE 6PM | 9TH JUNE 2PM BURDALL’S YARD

9TH JUNE 6PM

9TH JUNE 6PM

BURDALL’S YARD

BURDALL’S YARD

As The Smoke Clears

Kobudai

Walkman

(short film)

(short film)

The world is being ravaged in the midst of world war, and the blitz is tearing apart Northern England.

On a remote and windswept island an all female community of young women dangerously compete with one another in preparation for the ultimate sacrifice to their sacred deity, Kobudai

A young man. An old man. A past that’s living in the present. Can a road trip to the coast let them look to the future? Take a walk in Noah’s shoes and discover if time really can be a healer.

Meeting all kinds of friends along the way, we embark on a journey through the countryside as one determined twelveyear-old desperately seeks some sense of solace, in the wake of a devastating bombing that leaves an entire family presumed dead. A heart warming tale of discovery, this is a true underdog story.

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COMBINED TICKET FOR ALL FILMS £6/£4/£3

COMBINED TICKET FOR ALL FILMS £6/£4/£3

May HHHH A one woman show that portrays the un-known struggle with such detail and commitment, you are spellbound throughout. SparkFest 2018

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Photo © Jack Larbalestier

9TH JUNE 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

9TH JUNE 6PM BURDALL’S YARD

15TH JUNE 7:30PM UNIVERSITY TV STUDIOS

Guilty

Bring It On

Providence

(short film)

(short film)

One day is all it takes to change someone’s life entirely. You could win the lottery, meet the love of your life, get that job you always wanted. Sophie’s life changed the day she was assaulted on her walk home. Making matters worse her best friend Jack ignored her call that day, leaving her all alone. Fuelled by guilt and rage with no evidence, and no faith in the justice system, Jack takes it upon himself to make sure those responsible pay.

When two best friends both want to ask the same girl to the prom they settle things like any reasonable human beings would do... By competing in a series of bizarre and random competitions that get wildly out of hand. Friendships will be tested, tears will be shed, and sweat will be... Uh, sweat.

Breaking the confines of the traditional band show, this performance aims to blur the lines between exhibition and concert.

COMBINED TICKET FOR ALL FILMS £6/£4/£3

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COMBINED TICKET FOR ALL FILMS £6/£4/£3

Callan and his band will explore divine, personal and external influences over the continual transformation of the self, and question ‘what makes us who we are?’ Performed live in the round for the first time and presented in immersive octophonic surround sound, don’t miss this completely unique audio-visual experience. £3

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13TH – 15TH JUNE TIMES VARY UNIVERSITY THEATRE

This Changes Everything By Joel Horwood Alva, Kim and Klara arrive at ‘The Community’ and discover it’s not all utopia, they strive to create and thrive in a new type of society but will the structure and restrictions of the life they left behind have an overbearing influence on this new promised land. Bath Spa Productions brings together an all female cast in this powerful and thought provoking story exploring what makes a better society and how can we transform the way we live. £12 / £10 / £6 TIMES: THURS – SAT 7:30PM SAT MAT 2PM

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NEWTON PARK CAMPUS UNIVERSITY STUDIOS Bath Spa University Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, BA2 9BN Travelling to us by: Car The entrance to Newton Park is on the A39, 100m from the Globe roundabout junction (where the A39 (Wells) meets the A4). Bus U5 from Bath Bus Station takes you right on to campus and is 30 seconds from the main train station

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Burdall’s Yard 7a Anglo Terrace, London Road, Bath BA1 5NH

Bus Nos. 3, 271, 272 & X31 stop at Snow Hill (3 minutes’ walk from Burdall’s Yard) See firstgroup.com for more information. Car The nearest free parking is available in the streets off Snow Hill. Free parking is also available after 8pm in the Cattle Market car park on Walcot Street (6 minutes’ walk from Burdall’s Yard). Passengers can also be dropped off in the loading bays opposite Burdall’s Yard. Train Burdall’s Yard is about 20 minutes’ walk from Bath Spa Train Station. Bus Nos. 231 and 271 run from the bus station next to the train station.

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