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GetMarried in the newly refurbished

Guildhall!

If you want to make an impression on your big day then look no further than the newly refurbished Grand Victorian Ballroom and The Newton Room. With its impressive clock tower, sweeping staircase, original features and courtyard garden, The Guildhall is the perfect setting for any special occasion. The newly re-painted ballroom can be set up to suit your needs, seating up to 120 guests for a ceremony and reception dinner and up to 180 for a party. With a portable stage, sprung dance floor, licensed bar, professional kitchen, sound and lighting equipment and lift access, the Ballroom has everything you need

in one neat package. Alternatively The Newton Room can seat 50 for a ceremony.

Reception buffets are available from the Guildhall Coffee Shop or if you would prefer a hot meal, the Ballroom’s adjoining kitchen can be hired for use by a certified caterer. For more information, visit the Guildhall Box Office for a leaflet or visit the website www. guildhallar tsscentre.com/ receptions.

To arrange a viewing, check availability or make a booking, contact Tracy Purdy - Tel: 01476 406159 or email t.purdy@southkesteven.gov.uk


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It’s the first fabulous Gravity Fields Arts and Science Festival celebrating the mighty Isaac Newton this September with a packed programme for the whole family to enjoy. We’re hosting a variety of events right here in the Guildhall but make sure you check out the festival website for full listings of everything that’s going on – www.gravityfields.co.uk – you won’t want to miss out! Also look out for our ‘Something Wonderful’ week of great events and unusual happenings with performance artists Raisin and Willow. Don’t forget, you can get all the latest news on our Face Book Page or why not follow us on Twitter? We hope you enjoy the season!

Meres Live

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Meres Live is our series of fantastic events at the Meres Leisure Centre featuring big names and great entertainment. This season we’ve got top-draw comedy with Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order, the epitome of cool - Rat Pack Live - and the return of the ultimate show for party-night entertainment, The Magic of Motown. Don’t miss out – BOOK NOW!

First Time? If so, once you’ve joined our mailing list, we’ll send you a voucher for two free tickets to a Guildhall Promoted Show of your choice. We value your custom and like to say thank-you! Subject to availability.

Updates, Offers and Competitions… Join our Email List Today! Keep in touch and get the chance to win tickets every month by signing up to our email list. Visit our website and fill in the subscription form – it’s that easy!

Sponsorship Opportunities! Take advantage of the Guildhall’s positive profile and its reach within the community by becoming a sponsor of the Live Season or the programme of events at The Meres. For a Guildhall and Meres Sponsorship Package, contact Claire Carrington Tel: 01476 406160 or email c.carrington@southkesteven.gov.uk.

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Fabulous Film Season! We’ve got 10 fabulous films this season for you to enjoy! Don’t miss our ‘Film Week’ in October when you can see three films for just £8.00! See page 17 for details. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Tue 4 Sept Death in Venice Thu 6 Sept In The Shadow of the Moon Sun 23 Sept Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) Thu 4 Oct All In Good Time Mon 8 Oct W.E. Wallis and Edward Mon 22 Oct The Hunger Games Wed 24 Oct We Bought A Zoo Fri 26 Oct Onegin Thu 1 Nov Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Thu 15 Nov

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lincolnshireonevenues.com The Guildhall is part of Lincolnshire One Venues – an Arts Council funded network of ten venues working together to bring you the very best in live entertainment and art around the county. Promoting great quality, new work and home-grown talent – LOV is a wonderful thing! If you want to be in LOV too and get great offers for events around the county every month, visit the website or:

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Love Theatre? Get In Touch! Lincolnshire has a really active creative community and we’re making sure 12 to 25 year olds are at the heart of it. LOV is working to give young people first-hand experiences as audiences, participants and producers, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Text LOV to 88802.

Contact Anna Wilson to find out how you can get involved

Sign-up texts will be charged at your standard sms message rate. You will not be charged for receiving messages.

Tel: 01476 406157 (Mon & Tues) or the Box Office: 01476 406158.

D2E Youth Theatre Autumn Term Come And Join The Fun! New Members Always Welcome… Following their sell-out production of ‘West Side Story’ in the spring, this autumn D2E will be performing three devised, mini-plays as part of The Gravity Fields Arts and Science Festival as well as taking part in exciting processional finale around the town. They will also be taking part in the ‘Something Wonderful’ week in October, presenting a devised piece following a workshop inspired by performance artists Raisin and Willow. We’re excited to announce that D2E will also be holding auditions during the Autumn term for their next major production Footloose, which will be taking place in April 2013. This will be followed by a fun and modern interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Summer Term. There’s so much going on, we can hardly contain our excitement! For more information contact Anna Wilson Tel: 01476 406157, the Box Office 01476 406158 or email a.wilson@southkesteven.gov.uk

Discount Deals and Group Savings Book more than 10 seats for any Guildhall promoted show and get the 11th ticket free! Also look out for our family group deals and student concessions on selected shows. Subject to availability. Not all deals are available online.

Artscene Membership Get a discount off all Guildhall Arts Centre and Stamford Arts Centre promoted events. The more you see, the more you save! Membership lasts for 12 months from the date of joining and the rates are: Individual

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Taking Part - Regular Classes D2E

First Notes with

Youth Drama with Fiona Kimberley-Pope

SoundLINCS Mondays in term time 10.30am – 11.30am

2 to 5 yrs

£2.00

For children, parents and carers, the aim of this workshop is to build skills and confidence in music making, give children the opportunity to explore different instruments and experience rhythm and dynamics.

Junior 8 to 10 years

£3.00 per session Tuesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Intermediate 11 to 13 yrs

£3.50 per session Fridays 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Senior 14 plus

£4.00 per session Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm

For more details contact the Box Office on Tel: 01476 406158.

Grantham Occasional Orchestra Saturdays: 1 Sept, 13 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec 9.30am – 12.30pm £7.00

Full details can also be found at guildhallartscentre. com/home/youth-theatre/d2e

All you need is your instrument and a music stand to join this dedicated and friendly group of amateur musicians who meet and enjoy playing together.

Come and Learn To Dance!

Readers Group

Ann Gibbons Dance Tel: 01949 843950

Meets second Wednesday of the month

Mondays

7.30pm

Whether you’re young or old, a beginner or more advanced, we’ve got a class for you. So come along and let’s get going! It’s fun! It’s ‘fab-u-lous!’

If you enjoy reading but feel frustrated because there is no one to discuss books with, join our Reader’s Group and you’ll get the chance to talk about a variety of texts with likeminded people.

Ballroom & Latin American Juniors 6+ years 6.00pm to 6.45pm

£4.00 (or £24.50 for 7 weeks)

Starter Session 7.00pm to 7.30pm

£20 per person for 4 week course

Course of 4 x 30 minutes lessons in ballroom and Latin basics Personal tuition - limited numbers

Adult Intermediate & Advanced 7.30pm to 8.30pm

£6.00

Adult Improvers 8.30pm to 9.30pm

£6.00

All classes commence Monday, 10 September 2012

£1.00

Grantham Writers Third Monday of the Month 7.30pm to 9.30pm This friendly group is open to adults who find it helpful to discuss their manuscripts with other writers. Turn up on any third Monday of the month to meet the group and find out more. For more information on any workshops at the Guildhall, call the Box Office: 01476 406158


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Salmon Fishing in the Literature at Lunch Yemen (2011) 12A with Dr Jane Mackay

Death in Venice (1971) 12A

Thomas Mann’s ‘Death in Venice’

Film / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 6 September 2.00pm

Film / Guildhall Promoted Tuesday 4 September 2.00pm & 7.30pm Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked

Talk / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 6 September 12noon

Run Time: 107mins

Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Björn Andrésen Run Time: 130mins

When Britain’s leading fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing fly-fishing to the desert, he thinks the project is absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a ‘good will’ story, the unlikely team embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible is possible. From the director of ‘Chocolat’ and the Oscarwinning screenwriter of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Matinee: Evening:

£3.50 / £2.50 £4.50 / £3.50

An Evening In New Orleans The Pete Allen Jazz Band Music / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 6 September 7.30pm A welcome return from one of this country’s most entertaining traditional jazz bands who perform a happy,

An aging writer arrives in Venice and has to re-assess the meaning of his life when his unvoiced passion for a Polish boy staying at his hotel leads him into the undreamed-of realms of humiliation, pathos and finally, death. This short novella is the most perfectly realised of all Mann’s works. Stay for the marvellous film starring Dirk Bogarde at 2.00pm and pay just £1.50 for the film ticket! £5.50 / £5.00

foot-tapping mix of wellknown jazz standards with musical tributes to Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller and many more. Led by top reedman Pete Allen, this will be an evening of high quality music performed in a fast-moving well orchestrated programme of lively sounds for all to enjoy. Book yourself a seat for a swinging jazz treat! £14.00 / £12.00

In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach travels to the Venetian seaside in search of rest after artistic and personal stress. However he finds no peace as he develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio. The boy embodies the ideal beauty that Aschenbach has long sought but the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically, representing the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals. In Italian with subtitles. £3.50 / £2.50


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Belly Dancing with Ms Jae Workshop / Guildhall Promoted Friday 7 September 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Cline, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks and The Mavericks, plus a show-stopping Elvis tribute. Enjoy over two hours of brilliantly performed hits with brilliant costumes and a unique atmosphere to warm your heart. £14.00 / £12.00

Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old Is Great Scamp Theatre Comedy Theatre / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 13 September 8.00pm Move your body to fabulous rhythms and exotic music in this Turkish Belly Dance Workshop for all levels. It’s low impact, a great calorie-burner and most importantly - lots of fun! Wear a close fitting top and lightweight long skirt, gym trousers or leggings (no need to bare your belly) or if you fancy dressing up, go for it! Ms Jae qualified in The Middle East and instructs in the UK, Middle East and on the high seas.

So Comedy Live Comedy / Guildhall Promoted Friday 14 September 7.30pm Graham Norton’s production company is proud to bring its So Comedy Live shows to the Guildhall Arts Centre and Stamford Arts Centre starting in autumn 2012 on alternate months. Here’s the Guildhall line-up for September:

Matthew Crosby One third of Chortle Award and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees ‘Pappy’s’, Matthew has recently been seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2). ‘Groucho Marx trapped in the body of Woody Allen’ – Evening Standard

Kerry Godliman As seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and star of Ricky Gervais’ new Channel 4 sitcom ‘Derek’. ‘This cocky Londoner, and up-and-coming actress, knows how to hold an audience’s attention, with a well-honed delivery that ensures her material always gets the best response.’ - Chortle

£7.50

Nashville Nights & Dixie Days

Romesh Ranganathan

Music / Guildhall Promoted Saturday 8 September 7.30pm One of the UK’s most popular country music shows rolls into town with a brand new show for 2012. Join Neil Sands, The Fabulous Dixie Dolls and the All Star Band for a non-stop night of over 60 of your favourite country hits from Don Williams, Patsy

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As seen on Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store ‘Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set.’ - Chortle ‘Searingly dry wit’ - Three Weeks When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage… Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make the sixties the best, and funniest, time of your life… The Virginia Monologues premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great acclaim and played limited season of UK sold out gigs in 2010. Directed by Nigel Planer. Illustration by Denise Dorrance. £11.00 / £10.00 / £7.00 students

£15.00 / £13.00


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Soul Legends Music / Hire Saturday 15 September 7.30pm

Written by the perennial Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, this show will mark the very first time these scripts have been performed for over 50 years when they were originally broadcast featuring ‘the lad himself’ Tony Hancock alongside Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andrée Melly and Kenneth Williams. Featuring the radio episode ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and the television episode ‘The Italian Maid’, take this humorous trip down memory lane and indulge in some vintage British comedy unheard for nearly 60 years! By Ray Galton & Alan Simpson Adapted by John Hewer

A night of classic soul music featuring The Real Thing and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds. Chris Amoo, Eddy Amoo and Dave Smith from The Real Thing, who sold three million hit singles in the 70s – ‘You To Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ and ‘Feel the Force’ – are joined by soul legends Jimmy James and the Vagabonds. Jimmy had hits in the 60s with ‘Red Red Wine���, and in the 70s with ‘Now is the Time’ and ‘I’ll Go Where The Music Takes Me’ and is still a ‘must see’ on the soul circuit. DJ Mick Jay will also be playing your favourite hits from the Motown Label.

£11.50 / £9.50

A Night of Musicals starring Michael Courtney MA Promotions Music / Hire Wednesday 19 September 7.30pm

Hambledon Productions are proud to present two of the original ‘lost’ episodes from the ground-breaking BBC sitcom ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’.

Wednesday 3 October 7.30pm Grantham Music Club welcomes back pianist Richard Markham - a regular visitor in solo and chamber recitals. His programme includes works by Haydn, Beethoven (Les Adieux Sonata) Chopin and Debussy (commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth). All concerts take place at The Priory Ruskin Academy, Rushcliffe Road, Grantham £12.00 / £10.00 Students free

Nigel Hinson with Nadia Hinson Wednesday 7 November 7.30pm

£20.00

Drama / Hire Saturday 15 September 7.30pm

Grantham Music Club

Grantham Music Club

This show takes place at The Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ.

Hancock’s Half Hour – The ‘Lost’ Episodes

Richard Markham

This ultimate West End experience transports you on a whistle stop tour to the heart of London’s theatre land visiting over 20 of your favourite musicals from composers such as Lloyd Webber, Boublil and Schonberg. From the poignant ‘All I Ask Of You’ to the dramatic ‘One Day More’, A Night of Musicals’ talented ensemble conjure stunning, high quality vocal performances which evoke the true spirit of the West End. So sit back and enjoy two hours of unforgettable West End and Broadway favourites, the stunning vocal talents of Michael Courtney and full supporting cast, top notch dancing, glitzy costumes and a brilliant lighting show. £15.00 / £14.00

Nigel Hinson is one of the UK‘s leading clarinettists and an established recording artist, featuring regularly on Classic F M and BBC 3. He will be joined by his son Jake and Nadia will accompany him on the piano. The varied programme includes the first performance of a work by Paul Harris. All concerts take place at The Priory Ruskin Academy, Rushcliffe Road, Grantham £12.00 / £10.00 Students free


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Welcome to the Gravity Fields Festival 2012 - a festival creatively exploring the physical sciences and celebrating one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Sir Isaac Newton. Focusing on Grantham and the surrounding area, the festival promises eight days of inspiring events for all including science and arts shows, exhibitions, talks by leading scientists and processions, culminating in a spectacular finale – a ‘Transformation of the Town’ on Friday 28 September. The events in the Guildhall brochure are those taking place at The Guildhall Arts Centre – for a full programme pick up a festival guide from the Box Office or visit www.gravityfields.co.uk.

The High Energy Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider

visualise: reloaded Science Made Simple

Professor Valerie Gibson

Friday 21 September, 8.15pm Saturday 22 September, 7.00pm Sunday 23 September, 3.30pm Family Theatre 5yrs + / also suitable for adults

Friday 21 September, 6.00pm Talk From school in Grantham to international scientist, Professor Valerie Gibson returns to give the opening science presentation of the Gravity Fields Festival in her role as the UK Spokesperson for the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, Geneva - the world’s biggest experiment that aims to understand the most fundamental particles and forces of nature. Scientific questions will be addressed. What is mass? Does the Higgs boson exist? Why is the Universe made of matter?

A mischievous mix of physical theatre and live science demonstrations from an award-winning company with a passion for science, engineering and maths. A smash hit show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Exploring colour-mixing with light, polarised pictures, laser refraction and chromo-stroboscopic effects - did Newton’s research into orbits and forces include swinging glasses full of water, making vortices and smoke rings? ‘It’s not often children’s theatre truly inspires but this defies anyone, no matter what their age, not to stare in wonder’ The Scotsman

Theatre

Theatre

£4.00

£12.00 / £8.00

The Explosive Sun and Northern Lights

Giant Steps

Dr Pål Brekke Friday 21 September, 8.00pm Illustrated Talk Ever seen the Northern Lights? Enjoy the myths and modern science behind them in a multimedia presentation presenting the Sun as a stormy and variable star – contributing much more than just light and heat.

September Saturday 22: 10.00am, 1.00pm & 4.00pm Sunday 23: 10.00am, 1.00pm & 4.00pm Monday 24: 2.30m & 5.30pm Tuesday 25: 2.30pm & 5.30pm Wednesday 26: 2.30pm & 5.30pm Thursday27: 2.30pm & 5.30pm Participation Follow in the footsteps of Newton as the journey of his life interweaves with stories of Grantham past and present in this audio promenade drama around the town, commissioned for the Gravity Fields Festival. In partnership with BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Outreach and the University of Lincoln.

Ballroom

Meet at the Guildhall Arts Centre

£4.00

£8.00 / £5.00


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The Bubble Show Science Museum Saturday 22 September, 11.00am Interactive Theatre, 3yrs +

a panorama of planets, stars and galaxies governed by physical laws that allowed these systems to form and enabled life to emerge here on Earth - and perhaps elsewhere. Theatre £4.00

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – A Story Told With Gravity Be a Bubbleologist with the biggest bubbles you will ever see! The Science Museum’s most popular show, this amazing spectacle features bubbles of all sizes going up, down, this and that way, with help from the audience! Discover the secret Science Museum bubble recipe, learn how materials affect people’s behaviour and enter the famous human bubble. Newton’s curiosity was sparked by refraction of light and the colour spectrum and one section of this show looks at refraction of white light through a bubble into a rainbow. Ballroom £8.00 / £5.00

Planets, Stars and the Universe Professor Martin Rees Saturday 22 September, 4.00pm, Talk, 10+ This illustrated talk by Professor Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society, describes the cosmos revealed by modern astronomy. He unveils

Saturday 22 September, 5.30pm Sunday 23 September, 5.00pm Family Theatre, 7+

understood his differences with the Church and that they were about politics not scientific fact. Galileo died in 1642, the year Newton was born. His work in physics and astronomy laid foundations on which Newton would build. ‘A tour-de-force from this fine actor!’ Fringe Review, Brighton Ballroom £12.00 / £8.00

LEO Circle of Eleven

Join Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist, as he delves into the story of how Newton came up with his ideas on gravity. From the Ancient Greeks, through Newton’s genius, Marty brings the story bang up to date with the hunt for the Higgs boson. There will be bangs and silly machines and almost certainly - a mess..!

Saturday 22 September, 8.30pm Sunday 23 September, 12 noon & 6.00pm Drama, 8+ Award winning LEO is a surprising and hilarious one-man piece of

Ballroom £8.00 / £5.00

The Trials of Galileo Hint of Lime Productions Saturday 22 September, 8.30pm Sunday 23 September, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Drama, 12+ How did Galileo become branded a heretic? This one man show highlights the dramatic events surrounding Galileo’s heresy trial, and how he misjudged the thinking of the time. Galileo’s tragedy was that he never

Physical Theatre that defies the laws of gravity. Thanks to a groundbreaking stage concept and ingenious video projections, LEO appears in fabulous scenes and heads off on a truly fantastic adventure! Walton Girls School £15.00 / £10.00


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Material World Sunday 23 September, 11am Interactive Theatre, 11+

there between 1968 and 1972. Hailed as the definitive story of the Apollo program, the film won the 2007 Sundance World Cinema Audience, and has become a classic record of this unique moment in our shared human history. The film will be screened and Chris Riley, the filmmaker, will talk and answer questions. Theatre £4.00

Newton Dive into the weird world of materials in which no jelly baby, Barbie doll or paint tin is safe! In this fast-paced and fact-packed show we explore why the world is the way it is, making sense of the science that shapes our lives, sparking curiosity, releasing creativity and changing the future by engaging people of all generations and backgrounds, much as Newton did in his lifetime. Interactive demos include fake beards and a tripleheaded monster and answer allimportant questions like: what’s the world around us made of?

TFA Ltd in association with Gravity Fields Festival Monday 24 September, 8.00pm Tuesday 25 September, 8.00pm Drama

What’s the truth about our remarkable gift of sight? Illustrations and demonstrations debunk 10 vision myths, from colour mixing to why the inverted image in your eye doesn’t need turning right way up again. Popular books and websites have lots of information about our sense of sight – but much of it just isn’t true! Free after school talk - Book to reserve place

On the Brilliant Colours of Newton’s Peacock Feather Professor Peter Vukusic Tuesday 25 September, 6.30pm Talk, 12+

£8.00 / £5.00

‘In The Shadow of the Moon’ ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ tells the story of the 24 men who flew

Tuesday 25 September, 4.15pm Illustrated Talk, 12+

Ballroom

Ballroom

Sunday 23 September, 7.30pm Film / Talk, 12+

Ten True Things About Vision

A touching and entertaining piece of solo theatre, offering up a rounded, warts-and-all portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, his superhuman struggles in pursuit of new truths, his furious battles with countless enemies and the amazing amount of sorcery and mysticism to which he attended outside of science. The tales and ideas about this towering genius come thick and fast from a huge array of characters old and very modern. ‘Jack Klaff makes your thinking easy. I’ve rarely laughed so hard, nor been so moved’ Time Out Theatre £12.00 / £8.00

How does the peacock get its colour? Since Newton published his seminal Opticks text in 1704, scientists have tried to better understand how brightly-coloured creatures such as butterflies, fish and birds produce their brilliant iridescence. This lecture describes how Newton’s early insight informs the study and technological application of iridescent colour production. Ballroom £4.00


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The Ethics of Progress Unlimited Theatre Wednesday 26 September, 8.00pm Guildhall Theatre, 10+

and musical compositions where every member of the orchestra is a real (astronomical) star! For over 2500 years the idea of a celestial “music of the spheres” has reverberated down the millennia. The stars have sounds in them that we use to see right to their very cores.

Music and Deep Time - Closing Discussion

Theatre

Friday 28 September, 6.00pm Talk

£4.00

Hanging Hooke Take the Space

‘The thing about the future is, by the time it happens, it’s already too late.’ By explaining in straightforward terms the concepts of Superposition, Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation, ‘The Ethics of Progress’ pushes theoretical physics into real life situations and imagines the world as it might be in the not-too-distant future. Written by Jon Spooner, Chris Thorpe and Clare Duffy in consultation with Professor Vlatko Vedral.

Thursday 27 September, 8.00pm Friday 28 September, 2.00pm Drama, 12+ Christopher Wren loved him. Isaac Newton loathed him. Robert Hooke

Dr Donald Kurz Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm Illustrated Talk, 14+ A multi-media talk introducing the relationship of music to stellar sounds exploring the real sounds of the stars

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Transformation of the Town Friday 28 September 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Sounds of the Spheres – Music of the Stars

Jem Finer, musician, artist and composer of Longplayer - a piece of music written to play for 1000 years without ever repeating itself - talks to cosmologist and astrophysicist Pedro Ferreira about systems, longdurational processes and extremes of scale in both time and space. Chaired by Siân Ede, author of Art & Science. £4.00

‘..I went into this show with a heavy heart thinking the subject would be over my head. I came out wanting to change the world. Brilliant.’ The Guardian £12 / £8.00

Jem Finer, Musician and Professor Pedro Ferreira, Professor of Astrophysics

was an ingenious man, one of the fathers of modern science. Yet he was written out of history. This one man play tells a tale of intrigue and betrayal, and explores the captivating 17th century world of new science and discovery. ‘The most wonderful piece of new writing I have seen in years’ Plays International Ballroom £12.00 / £8.00

Finale events in Grantham Town Centre featuring The World Famous ‘Fire Pendulums’, Cirque Bijou’s ‘Starstruck’ aerial event, Deadgood’s projection on St Wulfram’s spire,Giant Steps’ community re-enactments and audio trail plus community sculpture, music, light projections and more! Free


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Literature at Lunchtime with Dr Jane Mackay

Il Gattopardo The Leopard (1963) PG

Lampedusa’s ‘The Leopard’

Film / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 4 October 2.00pm

Talk / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 4 October 12noon

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Chicken Licken Family Theatre / Guildhall Promoted Saturday 6 October 11.00am 3yrs plus

Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon Run Time: 185mins Based on Lampedusa’s bestselling novel, Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece is set in 1860-62 during the turbulent period of Italian unification. This beautiful epic tells the story of an aristocratic Sicilian family threatened by political upheaval. In Italian with subtitles.

This is one of the greatest novels to come out of Italy - written by a man who was himself a Prince of Salina in Sicily. Come and enjoy his depiction of his own family history from the time of Garibaldi’s invasion in 1860 through to the end of the 19th Century.

£3.50 / £2.50

Stay for the wonderful film with Burt Lancaster playing the Prince at 2.00pm and pay just £1.50 for the film ticket!

Running Time: 50 minutes

£5.50 / £5.00

Gagging Order - Jimmy Carr Meres Live Friday 5 October 8.00pm

£7.50 / £6.50 / £26.00 family of four

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Brand new show, brand new jokes – same old Jimmy! Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out… let’s see shall we? The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes: some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome – just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. Jimmy has sold over a million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best – come and see for yourself! This show takes place at The Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ £25.00 £1.00 booking fee

Performed by Mark Whitaker, this oneperson show is a trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books – ‘Chicken Licken’, ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘The Fox and the Hen’ told with shadow and rod puppetry. Starting as a baking demonstration, the show rapidly becomes the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox. A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey. Mixed into this recipe of food, puppets and music is the story of Little Red Hen and the sly Foxy Loxy. Will she outwit him and save her stuffing?

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All in Good Time (2012) 12A

What of love, or life itself? This is a tale of pride and passion, generosity and greed, of human foibles and the society which breeds them. A tale told with Dickens’ characteristic humour, indignation and pathos. In this sparkling new adaptation Red Dog brings a rogues’ gallery of unforgettable characters vividly and imaginatively to life, to delight, outrage and entertain.

Film / Guildhall Promoted Monday 8 October 2.00pm & 7.30pm Director: Nigel Cole Cast: Amara Karan, Reece Ritchie, Meera Syal, Harish Patel, Arsher Ali Run Time: 93mins

‘Dombey & Son’ by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jude Emmet Directed by Sue Colverd £11.00 / £10.00 / £7.00 students

East is East writer Ayub Khan-Din returns with another funny, tenderhearted portrait of family strife. Based on his popular play inspired by Bill Naughtons 1960s classic ‘All in Good Time’, the film is set in Bolton where Atul and Vina are celebrating their marriage. However, a honeymoon spent with his parents was not part of their plans. Thoughtless patriarch Eeshwar seems determined to emasculate and embarrass his son. As the weeks pass, consummating their union becomes an impossibility that threatens the couples entire future. A breezy mixture of heartbreak and hilarity, All in Good Time also offers peerless performances from original stage stars Harish Patel and Meera Syal. Matinee: Eve:

£3.50 / £2.50 £4.50 / £3.50

The Best of British Harrowby Singers Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 October 7.30pm Performance at Gonerby Social Club Harrowby Singers celebrate the Best of British musicals, writers, comedians and singers featuring songs from artists including Queen and Madness,

musicals such as ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘The Full Monty’, together with tributes to The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Take That and Elton John. It will be a fun-filled, toe-tapping evening for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets available for the Guildhall Box Office.

Gordon Giltrap & Oliver Wakeman Music / Guildhall Promoted Friday 12 October 8.00pm

£5.00

Dombey and Son Red Dog Productions Drama / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 11 October 7.30pm For Dombey, money and the power it brings are the only gods worth worshipping. But can money really buy him everything he dreams of?

Guitar legend Gordon Giltrap and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman perform together for the first UK leg of their ‘On The Road With Ravens’ tour. Featuring a variety of guitars and keyboards, these shows will be the first public performances of a selection of pieces from their forthcoming album ‘Raven’s & Lullabies’ as well as new arrangements of classic material from both of their retrospective careers. Gordon Giltrap has developed his own unique style and is renowned for his varied musical output. Oliver Wakeman - fresh from four years of touring with the classic progressive rock band ‘Yes’ - has ten solo albums to date and has also worked with the folk rock band ‘The Strawbs’. Represented by Sue Webster Music 01905 312016 sue@ speakingvolumes.co.uk £12.00 / £10.00


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Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood Workshop / Hire Saturday 13 October 1.00pm to 5.00pm These ‘all new’ harmonica workshops for Grantham are a great opportunity for complete beginners and improvers to gain instruction from a professional

are rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches but instead, a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.

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decisions. Udify Dance Company produce works that express a heightened representation of space, energy, textures and patterns, and is wonderfully mesmerising to watch.

‘Stunning’ – Official Queen Fan Club

‘Harmonious, Skilful and Precise’ – Hofesh Shechter

‘Superb’ – Brian May

www.udifydance.com

£14.00 / £12.00

£11.00 / £10.00 / £7.00 students

And When We Move... Stained Glass Workshop Udify Dance Company Thursday 18 October 7.30pm

musician with 30 years of live performing. Technical instruction is combined with hints and tips to make playing more musical and more fun. Workshop participants will play new blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bend all the way down and jam along with well-known solos. Steve will introduce pop/rock, folk and blues material and cover basic and intermediate techniques. Every workshop is different with new material and there’s no need to read music notation.

This up-and-coming all-male dance company presents a double bill by artistic director Christopher Reynolds and invites you to finish the sentence, whatever that may be... Following their debut tour 4 Men:Move, Christopher Reynolds pays homage to the company’s style of exciting floor-work infused with the creation of a dynamic vocabulary. The company offers a fresh take on the effect social networking has on our choices and

with Cathi Prince Workshop / Guildhall Promoted Saturday 20 October 10.00 am to 4.00pm 16yrs + Make a fabulous Christmas decoration for someone you love or something beautiful for your home in this leaded stained glass workshop, learning the basic traditional skills to produce a small glass panel. Equipment and materials provided. £36.00

Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day. ‘Excellent introduction. Shows what can be achieved over relatively short time and how advanced it could get!’ £25.00

GA GA – A Tribute to Queen Music / Hire Saturday 13 October 8.00pm Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the International Guitar Festival on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other. From numerous Queen Conventions to TV appearances, GA GA have consistently proven why they

Ga Ga - A tribute to Queen - Sat 13 Oct


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Jo Caulfield – Better the Devil you Know Comedy / Guildhall Promoted Saturday 20 October 7.30pm The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a good time. Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman 2010’ (LAFTA Awards) and ‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards), Jo is one of the most popular and successful female Stand Up comedians in the country. Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed ‘It’s That Jo Caulfield Again’ and recently seen on Michael McIntyre’s ‘Comedy Roadshow’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Have

I Got News For You’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Best of The Comedy Store’ and ‘The Apprentice - You’re Fired’. Expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners as Jo discusses celebrity perfumes, Reality TV, moving house and acerbic stories about dating, relationships, drunken friends, bad service and wrestling with the self-scanner in Tesco Supermarket. Come and share your anger. £15.00 / £13.00

but new-found fame challenges friendships and tests relationships. This heart-warmingly hilarious, poignant and hopeful true story is a celebration of love, friendship and beauty - both inside and out. Hugely successful in the West End and on tour, Calendar Girls has captured the hearts and tickled the ribs of all who see it. On limited non-professional release, catch Grantham’s own Calendar Girls while you can! Contains strong language and flash photography effects. www.granthamdramaticsociety.co.uk

Calendar Girls Grantham Dramatic Society

Wed: £8.00 / £7.00 Thu to Sat Eve: £9.00 / £8.00 Group Discount: £1.00 off per ticket on 8 or more full-price tickets

Drama / Amateur Wednesday 7 November to Saturday 10 November 7.30pm By Tim Firth, based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth When Annie’s husband dies of Leukaemia, she and best friend Chris persuade their friends in the Women’s Institute to help raise funds for a new hospital settee. Their plan? To pose for a cheeky nude calendar. Their story spreads around the world

Rat Pack Live Meres Live Saturday 27 October 7.30pm

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Featuring stars from the West End box office hit, ‘Rat Pack Live’ perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities of the stars who truly ruled the entertainment world. This lavish production has real musical pedigree featuring all the patter and razzmatazz of the trio’s infamous live stage show, reviving all-time-favourites such as ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘Volare’, ‘Memories Are Made of This’, ‘Black Magic’, ‘Mr Bojangles’, ‘Me and My Shadow’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘My Kind of Town’, ‘My Way’, ‘New York’, ‘Luck Be A Lady’, ‘The Lady is a Tramp’ and many more!

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Film Guildhall Week

Buy a ‘Guildhall Film Week’ ticket and come to all this week’s films for just £8.00! W.E. – Wallis & Edward (2011) 15

The Hunger Games (2012) 12A

We Bought a Zoo (2011) PG

Film / Guildhall Promoted Monday 22 October 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Film / Guildhall Promoted Wednesday 24 October 7.30pm

Film / Guildhall Promoted Friday 26 October 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Director: Madonna

Director: Gary Ross

Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Carla Gallo, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit

Run Time: 142mins

Run Time: 124mins

Running Time: 114mins

The year is 1998 and Manhattan is abuzz with the auction of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s estate. However, the auction is more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop who becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simpson - the chic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII. Matinee: Eve:

£3.50 / £2.50 £4.50 / £3.50

Set in the future, 16-year-old Katniss competes in the televised ‘Hunger Games’ where 24 children must try to kill each other to win a feast of food. Based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “The Hunger Games” trilogy. £4.50 / £3.50

Andy & Mike’s ‘Tick Tock Time Machine’ Family Theatre / Guildhall Promoted Friday 2 November 11.00am & 2.00pm 3 years + Starring CBeebies’ Andy Day (Andy’s Wild Adventures) and comedy partner, Mike James - after discovering a mysterious machine, the duo are sent on a quest to collect the things from the past and the future. Will they make it back to the here and now or be trapped in the mists of a time forever? One thing’s for sure; they haven’t a chance without your help! £10.00

A widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in the hope of making a fresh start. While facing enormous odds to keep the zoo open, he must find the courage to recommit to his children and their new life together. Based on a true story. Matinee: Eve:

£3.50 / £2.50 £4.50 / £3.50


Something

Wonderful Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November Something Wonderful is an exciting project commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues, seeking inspiration in the thrown-away and the everyday from around the county. Artists and performers Raisin & Willow have worked with Lincolnshire arts venues throughout the year to create an autumn season of events celebrating the ordinary and the extraordinary around the county – a week of curiosities, small marvels and ordinary strangeness to explore, right on your doorstep... Exhibitions & Displays

‘Wonderful Places’ Photography Exhibition

Guided Walk

Monday 29 October 11.30am – start and finish at the Guildhall

Discover something you never knew, or had perhaps never noticed, about Grantham on this meandering Re-discover the extraordinary right guided tour through the town’s under your nose, as seen through the hidden treasures with Jonathan eyes of your neighbours... Raisin. email c.carrington@southkesteven.gov.uk Free to find out how you can take part!

‘Bits and Pieces’ – A Display of Marvellous Curiosities

1940’s Tea Dance Monday 29 October 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Following a residency period spent in Lincolnshire’s market towns, Raisin & Willow compiled a ‘Map of Curiosities’ for each town highlighting their hidden gems. A delight to look at, but even better to explore - why not join the Grantham guided walk from the Guildhall at 11.30am on Monday?

Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices Wednesday 31 October 7.30pm

Raisin & Willow present a curious display of miscellaneous ‘found treasures’ from around Grantham, putting the ordinary and overlooked, into the spotlight...

Grantham Map of Curiosities

the opportunity for children to take part and the whole audience to sing the chorus songs. £8.00 / £7.00 / £28.00

Put on something gorgeous and come on out for a swinging vintage party! Sweep up the staircase and make a grand entrance into the Guildhall’s Victorian Ballroom and enjoy an afternoon of dancing, 1940s style, interrupted only by the very best tea and cakes. £5.00

Pinocchio

Image Musical Theatre Monday 29 October 2.30pm

Join Pinocchio on his journey from naughty puppet to ‘real boy’ in this show which is full of fascinating characters, infectious songs, great costumes and an ingenious set with

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost promoter of the Northumbrian pipes whose work is rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. This magical show is based on interviews and recordings with Kathryn’s family members and the shepherd musicians from whom she learnt, including mouth organ player Will Atkinson and fiddler Willie Taylor. Three generations of musicians take part in this reflection of immensely strong communities, their music and collective stories. £16.00 / £15.00


Treasure Trail

Shadows and Silhouettes Animation Workshop

Thursday 1 November All Day

Kids of all ages are invited to find hidden, unusual and beautiful objects around the Guildhall by following the ‘Cryptic Clues’ sheet, available from the box office. Complete the trail and win an edible prize!

Friday 2 November 10.00am to 4.00pm 8-12 years

Stay for the film with Ralph Fiennes as ‘Onegin’ at 2.00pm and pay just £1.50 for the film ticket! £5.50 / £5.00

Create a short film with Artist Reza Ben Gajra! Using shadows and silhouettes as a starting point you will have great fun and get to use lots of arty & creative ways to make a film! £20.00

(1999) 12A Knit Something Onegin Thursday 1 November Wonderful with 2.00pm Director: Martha Fiennes Carol Parker Thursday 1 November 11.00am & 1.00pm

Come along to these free sessions, meet fellow knitters, have a natter and make something wonderful. Participants are welcome to bring along their own knitting or can use materials provided by Carol. Suitable for families. Free

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey, Martin Donovan Run Time: 102mins In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat suffering from restlessness and melancholy. He’s introduced to Tatiana - a passionate and virtuous girl who soon falls hopelessly under his spell. However his refusal of her sets in motion a series of events which culminate in tragedy and thwarted love. £3.50 / £2.50

Literature at Lunchtime with Dr Jane Mackay Alexander Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ Thursday 1 November 12 noon

Perhaps better known to us in England as an opera, come and enjoy what many Russians would call their greatest work. It is, in fact, a novel in verse and considered the masterpiece of Pushkin’s short life and made him, effectively, the Shakespeare of Russia.

A Night of Wonder – Open Mic Night Thursday 1 November 8.00pm

Discover new songs, tunes, poems and stories in an open mic night hosted by Raisin and Willow. email a.wilson@southkesteven.gov. uk to find out how you can take part!

The Penny Readings

Friday 2 November 7.30pm

The Penny Readings is a small (and perfectly formed) performance created by artists Raisin & Willow. Inspired by Victorian reading tours by writers such as Dickens, this collection of small stories is woven from things you might find in your pocket, things left behind… all telling a brand new, and slightly unexpected, Lincolnshire story. Expect a blend of storytelling, illustrated lecture, music and found objects. Expect Something Wonderful… £6.00 / £5.00


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Father’s Day by Eric Chappell Outloud Productions Drama / Hire Monday 12 November 7.30pm Based on Eric Chappell’s hit TV series ‘Home to Roost’

Madcap medieval mayhem as the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present every single one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless tales in under two hours. Come and join the pilgrims for puppetry and poetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms. Fast-paced, physical and funny, this performance is in modern English and suitable for the whole family. £11.00 / £10.00 £7.00 students £30.00 family of four

It’s a cold winter’s evening and bitter irascible divorcee Henry is enjoying a scotch and some classical music in glorious solitude. He is soon disturbed, however, by the unwelcome appearance of his son, Matthew, bringing with him his new girlfriend – the unappealing punk/ goth Christine. Matthew is keen for a reconciliation with his father but Henry is happy with the way things are. The, who should turn up, but Henry’s ex-wife Sue! As the cold night wears on,Henry and sue can’t help but rake over the ashes of their seemingly dead relationship and to their surprise, the faint glow of tenderness develops between them. Before long, Henry is facing some important decisions... £9.00 / £8.00

Canterbury Tales The Pantaloons Comedy Drama / Guildhall Promoted Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) 12A Thursday 15 November 2.00pm & 7.30pm Director: John Madden Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel Run Time: 124 For a disparate group of English pensioners, retirement takes an unconventional turn when they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for the elderly and beautiful in Jaipur, India. On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls somewhat short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure but they are gradually won over by the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny and tentatively embark on a new adventure, finding that life can begin again when you let go of the past. Matinee: Eve:

£3.50 / £2.50 £4.50 / £3.50

So Comedy, Tiff Stevenson - Fri 16 Nov - 7.30pm

So Comedy Live Comedy / Guildhall Promoted Friday 16 November 7.30pm This month’s line up:

Tiffany Stevenson Star of ITV1’s Show Me The Funny with other TV credits including Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Office. ‘A Stroke of genius, witty, well constucted and full of jokes’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more’ The Guardian

Joey Page As seen on BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and E4’s Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy ‘Surreal, charming and hilarious… one of comedy’s most unique and exciting new talents.’ - Chortle ‘Joey has a sonic imagination and a twinkle in his eye.’ - Noel Fielding


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Ruff ‘n’ Ready

The Tempest

Music / Hire Saturday 17 November 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ballet Cymru

Ruff ‘n’ Ready, Grantham’s very own Irish Folk Band, will be with the ‘Irish Wolfpack Dancers’ from the Grantham School of Dance playing traditional and modern Irish music and songs such as ‘Black Velvet Band’, ‘Fields of Athenry’, ‘In Dublin’s Fair City’ and ‘Lord of the Dance’. Described as a ‘lively, entertaining, colourful and a charismatic group of fine musicians’, the group have played at many prestigious venues including The Tower of London and Clontarf Castle in Dublin. Get ready for an exhilarating, toe-tapping show featuring many new songs and dances.

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Dance / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 22 November 8.00pm Award winning Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece ‘The Tempest’ in a full-length ballet. Ariel, the fleet footed spirit of the air; Caliban, the deformed and twisted slave; Prospero, the talismatic

£ 10.00 / £8.00

Remember When At Christmas

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Holly Walsh Panelist on BBC2’s Mock The Week & Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. ‘A bubbly and infectious persona that is complimented by her abilities as a writer and performer… plenty of laughs’ – Chortle

Mark Oliver ‘A genuine feel good performer’ Chortle ‘Cheerful and very funny’ The Guardian £15.00 / £13.00

Neil Sands Musical / Guildhall Promoted Monday 19 November 2.00pm Neil Sands and his brilliant cast of West End performers are making a welcome return with their new 2012 production which will have you singing along to all your festive favourites. This enchanting production, now in its sixth year, is a truly wonderfully mixture of great songs, stunning costumes, good old fashioned festive fun and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest of winter days, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year! £11.00 / £10.00

magician; Miranda and Ferdinand the star crossed lovers, all collide in a story rich in subtlety and humour, set on an enchanted Isle, peopled by magical beings. The show features the beautiful music of Jean Sibelius who wrote the music for a version of the play - choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and sets and costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf. Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Photo: Matt Wright £15.00 / £14.00 Book for both nights and save £2.00! £28.00 / £26.00

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Red Riding Hood / Three Little Pigs

Stained Glass Copper Celtic Fiddle Festival Foil Workshop Music / Guildhall Promoted

Ballet Cymru

with Cathi Prince

Dance / Guildhall Promoted Friday 23 November 8.00pm

Workshop / Guildhall promoted Saturday 24 November 10.00am to 4.00pm 16 yrs +

Ballet Cymru is back for a second night to present two stories from the mind of master storyteller, Roald Dahl, with permission from The Dahl Foundation to produce two works based on sections of Roald Dahl’s

Revolting Rhymes: Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs. Both works are based on the outstanding and internationally recognised musical scores by composer Paul Patterson. Ballet Cymru bring to life these timeless stories using their unique blend of classical technique and storytelling, featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and sets/costumes by internationally recognised designer Steve Denton. With stunning costumes, breathtaking choreography and laugh-out-loud humour, this production is an imaginative evening of beautiful dance for lovers of ballet and original storytelling. Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Illustration: Quentin Blake £15.00 / £14.00

During this stained glass copper foil workshop you will be discovering the techniques to produce colourful sun catchers. With a selection of designs and a large choice of coloured and textured glass, you’ll learn to cut and shape the glass, apply the copper foil and solder your pieces together. Two or three sun catchers are usually completed in a day, giving you something colourful and unique to hang in your window or as a perfect Christmas gift for someone you love! Equipment and materials provided. £36.00

Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood Workshop / Hire Saturday 24 November 1.00pm to 5.00pm If you missed the one in October - here’s another chance to join harmonica master Steve for a harmonica workshop including pop, rock, folk and blues material, suitable for complete beginners and those who want to further their skills. Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day for £8.00. ‘Steve is an awe inspiring player. I have learned to play blues harmonica from zero in four hours! Thank you!’ £25.00

Saturday 24 November 7.30pm

Described as ‘three of the finest folk violinists anywhere’ by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires and together conjure an experience of breathtaking performances. £15.00 / £13.00

Disney’s Aladdin Junior New Youth Theatre Musical / Amateur Monday 26 & Wednesday 28 November 8.00pm Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favourite characters are in New Youth Theatre’s stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement. Includes the


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All concerts take place at The Priory Ruskin Academy, Rushcliffe Road, Grantham £12.00 / £10.00 Students free

Annie

tap, modern and acrobatic skills across a variety of colourful and dramatic scenes. Come and follow Aladdin and Princess Jasmine through their magical adventure and watch out for the cheeky monkey Abu!

New Youth Theatre

£8.00

Musical / Amateur Tuesday 27 November 8.00pm

Armonico

£7.50 /£6.50

Abandoned by her parents, little orphan Annie is left with only a broken locket and a promise that they will be back to get her. Chosen to spend Christmas with one of America’s richest men, Oliver Warbucks, Annie is delighted when he decides to help her search. After many adventures Annie eventually finds happiness when the benevolent ‘Daddy’ Warbucks decides to adopt her. With a musical score that will keep you singing for weeks, Annie is certain to be a wonderfully enjoyable experience you won’t want to miss! For more information on New Youth Theatre please call (01522) 787601 www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/newark £7.50 / £6.50

Aladdin Elite Academy of Dance Dance / Amateur Friday 30 November & Saturday 1 December Fri, Sat 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm The Elite Academy of Dance presents its dance adaptation of the classic children’s film ‘Aladdin’. The show promises to be entertaining for both children and adults, with students showing off their impressive ballet,

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Literature at Lunchtime with Dr Jane Mackay J.R.R.Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ Talk / Guildhall Promoted Thursday 6 December 12 noon

Grantham Music Club Wednesday 5 December

This year’s programme will be ‘Naked Byrd’, very popular with music clubs and festivals across the UK, acclaimed by many critics and selected as the Gramophone Critic’s choice for 2011. Includes Allegri, Miserere Mei and Byrd, Ave Verum, and will feature the wonderful Armonico sound. This concert should prove to be very appropriate for the Festive Season and, we hope, popular with and enjoyed by the audience.

For Christmas we offer a little bit of fantasy by one of the greatest experts in the English language – J.R.R. Tolkien. Rather than the ponderous trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ let’s just keep company with one little Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins is our small hero and we look at his amazing adventures with his friend Gandalf the Grey Wizard, in a world where evil is threatening all that Bilbo holds dear. Join Dr Jane in the Gallery following the talk for a chat over mulled wine and mince pies! £5.50 / £5.00

Christmas Ball with Ann Gibbons Dance Saturday 8 December 8.00pm to 11.30pm For a fantastic evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence come to the Christmas Ball with Ann Gibbons in the grand setting of the Guildhall’s impressive Victorian ballroom. Treat yourself to a festive evening of fun and laughter, dance your way through the night, enjoy drinks (bar open until 11pm) and a first class buffet! £14.50


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The Magic of Motown

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Meres Live Guildhall Arts Centre • Box Office: 01476 406158 • Book Online: www.guildhallartscentre.com Thursday 6 December 7.30pm Direct from The States, the UK’s biggest Motown concert tour presents 36 massive hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie. An all-new show with an all-star cast brings that original Detroit sound along with stunning costumes and amazing choreography, to the Meres this winter. Don’t miss it!

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This show takes place at The Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ £19.50 / £18.50 + £1.00 booking fee £74.00 family of four (£18.50 per ticket) £175.00 groups of 10 plus (£17.50 per ticket)

Sleeping Beauty! Polka Dot Pantomimes Friday 14 Dec to Saturday 5 Jan Following the great success of Cinderella, Polka Dot returns to the Guildhall with family favourite Sleeping Beauty full of magic, laughter, audience participation and spectacular surprises! With all the fun, magic and adventure you’ve come to expect from pantomime. This enchanting fairytale of laughter and joy will captivate all ages with stunning special effects, spectacular scenery, a good helping of fairy dust and for the first time ever in Grantham - a fire breathing dragon! Adults Concessions Family of 4 Schools

Groups

£12.00 £10.00 £40.00 £7.00 + 1 free ticket for every 10 booked £9.00


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Coffee Shop and Bar Welcome to the Guildhall Coffee Shop and Bar. We offer a range of locally sourced sandwiches and meals prepared to order, along with a selection of homemade cakes, teas and Rainforest Alliance Coffees. Whether you are visiting the Guildhall for a performance, attending a meeting or simply shopping in Grantham, call in and sample our menu.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday: Saturdays

9.30am – 4.30pm 9.30am – 2.00pm

The bar is open before all shows and during intervals and ice creams are available. There is also a pre-order service for interval drinks. If you are holding a meeting, wedding or function at the Guildhall, we can provide a range of refreshments or buffets to meet your requirements. The Guildhall is now licensed for civil ceremonies and we have extended our range of services to include sparkling wine and canapés and buffet menus to suit most tastes. To find out more: Tel: 01476 575757 Email: guildhallcoffeeshop@live.co.uk

Bookings

Additional Information

Book & Select Your Seat Online

Reservations and Collections

www.guildhallartscentre.com

Reserved tickets must be paid for within five working days or they will be released. Paid-for tickets should be collected at least 15mins before the start of a show.

In Person Opening Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm, Saturdays 45 minutes prior to events

On the Phone Tel: 01476 406158. Outside opening hours, please leave a message and one of our box office staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Credit Cards Payment can be made by Mastercard, Maestro and Visa in person or by phone.

Cheques Cheques should be made payable to South Kesteven District Council and posted to Guildhall Arts Centre Box Office, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 6PZ.

Prices and Concessions Discounts are available to: Artscene Members Unemployed People Senior Citizens Students Children Under 16 People Receiving Income Support People Receiving Invalidity, Benefit or Disability allowance Carers Accompanying a Disabled Person Please bring proof of status when making a booking

Refunds Regretfully we are unable to refund money or exchange tickets. If an event is sold out, we will try to sell unwanted tickets.

Children Under 18 Months Children under the age of 18 months are not admitted into the theatre. Any child brought to see a performance must have a ticket and an allocated seat.

Children Under 12 Years Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will only be admitted unaccompanied to events that are deemed age appropriate.


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The Venue The Guildhall is a unique Victorian Grade II listed building with a variety of spaces available for every occasion including performances, conferences, meetings, workshops, weddings and parties. With its town centre location, friendly staff, excellent transport links and parking close-by: make The Guildhall your first choice for venue hire in Grantham, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. From weddings to conferences… The former town hall’s imposing Victorian clock tower dominates St Peter’s Hill in the town centre making it well situated and easy to find. Behind the grand façade are a range of rooms and support facilities to accommodate a variety of occasions. Spaces for hire include the Grand Victorian Ballroom, the 210-seat auditorium and a selection of meeting and training rooms. The Ballroom and the Newton Room are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and a popular choice for receptions and parties.

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At the Guildhall we understand that organising events can be stressful which is why our front of house team make every effort to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible from arranging your room to supplying technical support.

All public areas inside The Guildhall are accessible to wheelchair users with a lift to the first and second floors. There are disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor and an induction loop in the auditorium. Anyone requiring assistance should inform the venue prior to visiting and we will be more than happy to help.

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A variety of buffet lunches, including sparkling wine and canapés for weddings, are available from the Guildhall’s in-house coffee shop and bar from just £3.00 a head, made on site from locally sourced produce including home-made cakes and Rainforest Alliance coffees. If you’d like to bring in certified cater for your event, we also have a function kitchen and a range of support equipment for hire.

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The Newton Room & Studio 4 These rooms can accommodate smaller functions and meetings. The Newton Room is situated on the ground floor and can be used for small performances, parties, lectures, sales and meetings and is also licensed for civil ceremonies, seating up to 50 people. Studio 4, situated on the second floor with lift access, can comfortably seat up to 25 people for meetings and lectures.

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Now licensed for civil ceremonies!

Courtyard Garden Use of The Guildhall’s pretty courtyard garden is included in our great value wedding package. Located

The Theatre The Guildhall Theatre can seat up to 210 people and hosts performances, workshop, lectures and seminars throughout the year. The theatre is equipped with professional quality sound and lighting systems, an excellent upright piano, cinema screen and two fully fitted dressing rooms with adjoining showers and toilets. The theatre also has an induction loop and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.

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If you want an impressive setting for your event with great service at the right price, look no further than the Ballroom. Accessed through the grand front entrance and up the sweeping staircase, or via the lift, this versatile space can be set up to suit your individual needs. The Ballroom can hold up to 200 people for a party and 120 seated at tables and has a small stage (optional), sprung dance floor, licensed bar and sound and lighting equipment. Adjacent is the function kitchen which can be hired for use by certified caters.

at the rear of the Guildhall and the neighbouring Museum, it’s the perfect place for you and your guests to relax outside and take photos. Enclosed on all sides, this area is both pretty and private with ample seating and tables.

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Knit Something Wonderful with Carol Parker Lit at Lunch – Eugene Onegin Onegin (1999) 12 A Night of Wonder – Open Mic Night Shadows and Silhouettes Animation Workshop Something Wonderful - The Penny Readings Tick Tock Time Machine, Andy and Mike Calendar Girls, Grantham Dramatic Society

Workshop Talk Film Variety Workshop Performance Family Theatre Drama

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Father’s Day, Outloud Productions Canterbury Tales, The Pantaloons The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) 12A So Comedy Live Ruff ‘n’ Ready Remember When at Christmas The Tempest, Ballet Cymru Red Riding Hood & Three Little Pigs, Ballet Cymru Copper Foil with Cathi Prince Harmonica with Steve Lockwood Celtic Fiddle Festival Disney’s Aladdin Junior, New Youth Theatre

Drama Comedy Drama Film Comedy Music Music Dance Dance Workshop Workshop Music Musical

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Aladdin, Elite Academy of Dance Lit at Lunch – The Hobbit The Magic of Motown Christmas Ball with Ann Gibbons Dance Sleeping Beauty, Polka Dot Pantomimes

Musical Talk Meres / Music Dance Pantomime

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The Guildhall Arts Centre is part of South Kesteven District Council’s Cultural Services. All information contained in the programme was correct at the time of going to press. The Guildhall Arts Centre reserves the right to make changes if necessary. Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 6PZ TH

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This information can be made available in large print, Braille, on audio tape/CD or computer disc and in a number of languages. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this service, please contact us.

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2.00pm & 7.30pm Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) 12 Film 12 noon Lit at Lunch – Death ince: Venice Guildhall Arts Centre • Box Offi 01476 406158 • BookTalk Online: www.guildhallartscentre.com 2.00pm Death in Venice (1971) 12 Film 7.30pm An Evening in New Orleans, Pete Allen Music 7.00pm Belly Dancing with Ms Jae Workshop 7.30pm Nashville Nights, Dixie Days, Neil Sands Music 8.00pm Virginia Monologues, Virginia Ironside Comedy 7.30pm So Comedy Live Comedy 7.30pm Hancock’s Half Hour, Hambledon Productions Comedy Drama 7.30pm A Night of Musicals, MA Promotions Musical Various Gravity Fields Festival – go to page 9 for details Festival

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Autumn 2012 Live Events Diary Page

September

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