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Theatre and Arts

CHEQUER MEAD EAST GRINSTEAD

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

THEATRE GUIDE

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CHEQUER MEAD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE


box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk

Hello spring and hello summer! After a rather chilly start to the year things are hotting up here at Chequer Mead. It’s been a rather busy time since the last brochure with sell out shows and the first stage of our seat refurbishment programme taking place. But we are not resting on our laurels…this spring summer brochure contains something for all ages. For our younger audiences there are fantastic shows by Bullfrog, one of the stage schools who use Chequer Mead. They are performing “Just So” - a fantastic show inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling. For music lovers - if you like Abba/Elvis/Buddy /Cliff or even Bowie then do keep reading as there is something for you too! Finally Company of Friends are back this summer with an all singing- all dancing version of classic ‘The King and I’. Not only is this going to be a great show, all proceeds are being donated to the on-going seat refurbishment programme! All shows are on sale now so don’t hesitate ring the box office or just pop into Chequer Mead and get your tickets now! NICK BYRNE Centre Manager

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTS CENTRE! A FEW GOOD REASONS TO BE A CHEQUER MEAD FRIEND • Special Friends’ Concessions for many shows • Free Show Tickets to be won in our exclusive Friends’ Monthly Draw • Regular entertaining newsletters: Star Treatment as a Friends VIP at selected shows, including discounted drinks served to your reserved cafe table • You’ll be helping to further enhance the facilities at your favourite theatre and arts centre. • £10 per year single Membership £17 Joint Membership

CHEQUER MEAD FRIENDS 1001 CLUB What better way to spend that £12 than by helping a cause close to our hearts – and possibly winning it all back. Six times a year three numbers will be picked out of the hat for a £20, £15 and £10 prize. Pick up Forms from the Box Office or log onto www.chequermead.org.uk

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PARKING There is ample and convenient parking immediately opposite Chequer Mead, which is free-of-charge after 6pm and all day Sundays. PUBLIC TRANSPORT East Grinstead railway station is a 10-minute walk, with regular services to London and connections to the South Coast and Thames Link Services. All buses stop at the High Street; 2 minutes walk from the Centre. For further information on timetables, telephone 0870 608 2608. Join us on Facebook and Twitter!

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CHEQUER MEAD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS Box Office: Administration: Cuisine Studio: Web: Email:

01342 302000 01342 325577 01342 324860 www.chequermead.org.uk tickets@chequermead.org.uk

As a charity Chequer Mead gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support it receives from its sponsor, East Grinstead Town Council. Registered Charity Number: 1108890 Registered Office: East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT

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THEATRE SEATING PLAN

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CHEQUER MEAD

Fancy Dress & STAGE COSTUME

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BE THE BEST DRESSED AT THE PARTY! With an amazing array of period and fancy dress costumes for every occasion. Pop into Chequer Mead any Saturday morning between 10am – 1pm For more information call Sandie 01342 325134 or Barbara 01342 322944

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WEEKLY DROP-IN Life Drawing Classes

MONDAYS (except Bank Holidays) Summer term: 15th April - 15th July Autumn term: 23rd Sept - 9th Dec

Our aim is to offer artists of all levels the facility to drop in without prior arrangement for a two hour life drawing session. Drawing boards and easels are available and artists should bring their own art materials. Models may be clothed or unclothed participants should be 18 and over.

£12 per session

YOGA for Every Body

Builds beautifully strong, healthy, happy bodies. 6 week Beginners Courses £42, Drop-in £10 Tuesdays 7.30-8.45pm www.yoganin.co.uk forbes.nina@gmail.com 07722836116

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TICKETS: £15.00 CONCESSIONS: £13.50

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FAMILY TICKET: £54.00


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OPEN AUDITIONS

Sunday June 23rd

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“Pantomime at its best!” After their magical production of Cinderella last year, The Company of Friends are back at Chequer Mead again this Christmas, and even more full of beans than usual with their gigantic production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. It’s the best panto there’s ever ‘bean’ and with prices to suit every pocket you won’t have to sell the family cow to enjoy this spectacular trip to Pantoland... Oh No You Won’t

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER All tickets sold before 1st October £13.00


CHEQUER MEAD EVENTS GUIDE

YOUTH PRODUCTION BPM DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS

CLIMB ON BOARD SATURDAY 8TH JUNE AT 2.00PM AND 7.00PM BPM Dance Academy’s debut show featuring talented street dancers. Tickets: £10.00 Children: £7.50 LEE JAMES MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

VOULEZ-VOUS FRIDAY 14TH JUNE AT 7.45PM

Voulez Vous are continuing to captivate audiences across the country with their MAD ABOUT ABBA! Concert Tour. Now in their 21st year touring, Voulez Vous still capture the sheer brilliance of “MAD ABOUT ABBA”!!! The closest you’ll get to ABBA since the real thing. HERE WE GO AGAIN! All tickets £16.00 One in ten free BRITISH AIRWAVES PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

CLIFF SATURDAY 15TH JUNE AT 8.00PM

Cliff is Jimmy Jemain – winner of “Stars in their Eyes”! The World’s Number One Cliff Richard look and-sound alike. The must see tribute show everyone is talking about together with The Fabulous Shadows – All of Cliff’s hits from 1958 … Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and many more.. Tickets: £18.50 Concessions: £17.50

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk SEARCHLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

QUESTIONING ASLAN BY NIGEL FORDE MONDAY 17TH JUNE AT 7.30PM

From the creative team that brought the award winning production of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters to the stage comes a new production. Its 1958, the world is in the grip of an economic downturn and the fear and uncertainty of the Cold War is building. But in Oxford, England, Professor C.S. Lewis has called a student into his study to discuss a very different dilemma. Disillusioned with the world Where or what can he turn to? Tickets: £12.00 Concessions: £10.00 Group Discounts

FORTITUDE ACADEMY EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY 29TH JUNE Private Event EAST GRINSTEAD CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

THE MAGIC OF MOZART SATURDAY 6TH JULY AT 7.30PM Celebrate the brilliance of Mozart with popular choral and instrumental pieces including Solemn Vespers, Misericordia Domini and arias from his best-loved operas. Also featuring local young instrumentalist Music Star 2013 winners. Tickets: £15.00 Concessions: Pensioners and Chequer Mead Friends; £13.00 Children and Students; £8.00 Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


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YOUTH PRODUCTION CMYT PRESENTS

VOICE: OVER WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY AT 7.30PM

A writer with writers block... An agent looking for love... A comedienne with a secret wish... As someone once wrote...What is the city but the people? This July CMYT present an extraordinary multi-media production that explores how interesting it is that the more technology we have to communicate with each other, the less we have to speak to people? Tickets: £10.00 Under 16s: £5.00

AN EVENING WITH LIZZY MAY THURSDAY 11TH JULY AT 7.30PM

An evening of romantic string quartet classics, followed by a dynamic fusion of classical and pop music featuring internationally renowned electric cellist Lizzy May playing the cello as you've never heard it before! This is a Charity event in aid of Crawley and Reigate Cats Protection Haven appeal. All Tickets: £15.00

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk YOUTH PRODUCTION BULLFROG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JUST SO THE MUSICAL SATURDAY 13TH JULY AT 2.00PM AND 6.00PM Based on the short stories of Rudyard Kipling, Just So takes you on a journey along the banks of Africa's great Limpopo River to meet the Eldest Magician who tells us, How the leopard got his spots..., How a hungry crocodile can turn an elephant’s small nose into a very large trunk. Kipling’s “Just So Stories” are woven with wit and imagination into this magical musical. Tickets: £12.00 Concessions: Children; £10.00 Family Ticket; £38.00 CHOIRPOWER PRESENTS

“RHYTHM OF LIFE” FRIDAY 19TH JULY AT 7.30PM

Come and listen to the members of Choirpower as they entertain you with a varied selection of songs from the 60’s to the present day. They will be accompanied by Sue Harvey on piano, Marianne Windham on double bass and Simon Cambers on percussion - Special guest appearance from Marks and Kennard. Tickets: £10.00 Children and Students: £5.00 Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


CHEQUER MEAD EVENTS GUIDE

YOUTH PRODUCTION QUICKSTEPS SCHOOL OF DANCING PRESENTS

DREAM – BELIEVE - DANCE SATURDAY 20TH JULY AT 7.30PM AND SUNDAY 21ST JULY AT 3PM Have you ever had a dream come true? Let us take you to the land of nod where animals dance, wizards cast spells and fairies rule with a glittery wand. Tickets: £12.50 Concessions: £10.00

YOUTH PRODUCTION BLACKWELL PRIMARY

A SUMMER PRODUCTION MONDAY 22ND JULY AT 7PM DAVE B PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

THE BUDDY PRESLEY SHOW SATURDAY 27TH JULY AT 7.30PM After his Observer Search for a Star victory in 1998 and then going on to sing on BBC TV and appear in The West End Show Buddy The Musical, Dave B returns to the scene of his triumph and brings his brand new show to Chequer Mead. The Buddy Presley Band, 4 of the finest musicians from the European rock n roll scene and the 4 piece vocal group The Harmonaires back Dave B to pay tribute to Buddy Holly and the 50s and 60s songs of the KING Elvis Presley. This show will have you rockin in the aisles so come along and party. www.thebuddypresleyband.co.uk Tickets: £13.00 Concessions: £10.00 Children/Students: £8.00 One in ten free

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk PITCH UP AND TURN YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS INTO CASH AT CHEQUER MEAD FRIENDS

INDOOR BOOT FAIR SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST Tables will be provided for all sellers and must be prepaid only. For full details and to book call Ginnie on 01342 326627 - £10 Private, £20 Trade, Additional space for a rail £5. These fees will help fund the work of Chequer Mead Friends. Please note No used electrical items can be sold. Doors Open to bargain hunters from 10.30- 2.30 (Free entry).

YOUTH PRODUCTION

STORM THE STAGE MONDAY 5TH – FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST AT 9.00AM – 3.00PM

This summer Whirlygig Arts & Chequer Mead Youth Theatre present ‘STORM THE STAGE’, a week-long theatre project in the rehearsal room for young people aged 8-18 which will offer young people the chance to explore aspects of theatre from improvisation to storytelling, mask to theatre games. Chequer Mead, East Grinstead Workshop: £110.00 Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


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TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST AT 7.00PM Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless classic musical The King and I, has captured the hearts and minds of millions with its charming story of the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the King's many children. Her western sensibilities clash with the ruler’s Eastern ways but over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another. The unique love story is told with one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores ever written.

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk All proceeds to the auditorium refurbishment fund.

PLUS WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY MATINEE AT 2.00PM The much-loved songs and sweeping melodies from the show include: The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting to Know You.

TICKETS: £14.50 OPENING NIGHT OFFER: All tickets for Tuesday 6th August £12.50 Concessions: £13.50 Family Ticket: £50.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children) Wednesday August 7th Chequer Mead Friends VIP Hospitality Available

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CHEQUER MEAD EVENTS GUIDE

YOUTH PRODUCTION

BULLFROG PRODUCTIONS SUMMER SCHOOL PRESENTS

DISNEY’S MULAN JNR SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST AT 2PM AND 6PM Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Mulan JR. is a heart-warming celebration of culture, honour and a fighting spirit. The score includes favourites like “Reflection,” “Honour to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” as well as new songs that will get you all up on your feet! Tickets: £12.00 Concessions: Children; £10.00 Family; £38.00

ABSOLUTE BOWIE SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Europe’s Premier Bowie Tribute Band will take you on a musical journey through the ever changing phases of Bowie’s music and fashion with incredible attention to detail. The only David Bowie Tribute Band to be personally endorsed by Woody Woodmansey - drummer from Bowie’s band – the legendary Spiders from Mars. All Tickets: £15.00

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk EAST GRINSTEAD OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

OLIVER! BY LIONEL BART THURSDAY 19TH – SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 7PM PLUS MATINEE SATURDAY 21ST AT 2PM

For the first time in EGOS’ 91 year history, we present the show that needs no introduction – “Oliver”. EGOS are renowned for their high standard of excellent entertainment and welcome you to this wonderful family show. Tickets: £14.50 Concessions: £13.50 Family Ticket: £50.00 Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


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TOUCHLIGHT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

GIRLS NIGHT – THE MUSICAL FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER AT 2.30PM AND 7.30PM Sharon’s daughter is getting married and Sharon has joined her friends on a night out. The fact that she has been dead for 20 years won’t spoil her enjoyment. Touchlight Productions presents this fantastic feel good musical sponsored by Cargo! Not suitable for young children. Tickets: £12.50 Concessions: £10.00

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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN OUR “WHAT’S ON?” GUIDE! 21,000 brochures published three times a year. Sent to every address in East Grinstead! COMPETITIVE PRICES! Per issue:Full page - £180.00 + VAT Half Page - £90.00 + VAT Third page - £60.00 + VAT Contact Lesley or Alex in the Marketing department

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WHAT’S ON IN THE GREENSTEDE GALLERY

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OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

ADMISSION FREE CLOSED SUNDAYS

DIVERSE VISIONS FRIDAY 24TH MAY – WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE

A group of artists from East Grinstead and beyond, have come together to present their work. Subjects are many and a variety of media has been used, including oils, tempera, line drawing, collage and mixed media. Curated by Harriet Brigdale

EAST GRINSTEAD ART SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW THURSDAY 6TH JUNE FROM 12.00 – WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE

On their 30th Anniversary East Grinstead Art Society is holding its annual Art Show from Thursday 6th June - Wednesday 19th June. Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm with some evening openings. Free admission - Meet the artists exhibiting and perhaps even join our friendly club. For more information contact Jean Mendez 01342 315225 or email jadewood@btinternet.com

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk ASHDOWN ARTS -

FOREST ROW’S COMMUNITY ART GROUP FRIDAY 21ST JUNE – WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE

Ashdown Arts is a vibrant local arts group, formed in 2009 out of a desire to bring all the creative talents of Forest Row and the surrounding area together. This is an exhibition showing the diversity of the work of its members and will include painters, sculptors and artisans. www.ashdownarts.co.uk

SACKVILLE SCHOOL FRIDAY 5TH – WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY

Sackville School Summer Exhibition

IN THE COMPANY OF GOOD FRIENDS FRIDAY 6TH – WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

Originals and prints by Surrey based artists Karen Perry, Pam Baker, Barbara Liddle, Sally Martin and Andy Maitland- Diverse subject matter, media and style including hot Mediterranean scenes, seascapes, British wildlife, landscape and equestrian art.

ADELE WAGSTAFF FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

Following the success of last year’s exhibition at Chequer Mead, you are invited to view a selection of Figureworks latest work inspired by the human form. The varied interpretations of the subject reflect the individual focus of each artist. At first seemingly traditional in approach, some real surprises are revealed in the work of this eclectic group of Surrey artists. NB EXHIBITIONS CLOSE ON A WEDNESDAY. Please contact the office for times.

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GENERAL INFORMATION SPONSOR A SEAT CAMPAIGN For £113, you can name and refurbish a seat within our 320 seat theatre. We will acknowledge your support with a brass plaque with your name/business or group, which will be attached to one of the seats in the auditorium. You will also be listed on a plaque on the entrance to the theatre and on our website as a seat sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous). All seat sponsors will be entered into a quarterly draw to win 2 tickets to a Chequer Mead production. (One entry per seat). CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING We have a number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the business community to support their local arts centre. For more information, contact the Centre Manager on 01342 325577. CHEQUER MEAD FANCY DRESS AND COSTUME HIRE The costume store at Chequer Mead is open every Saturday morning, 10am – 1pm for viewings of their extensive range of fancy dress and theatre costumes. For more information and to make appointments with the staff, please phone Sandie on 01342 325134 or Barbara 01342 322944. FACILITIES FOR HIRE Whether it’s a musical or a school production, from a conference for 320 people to a breakfast meeting for 10 people we have the service and state of the art equipment to ensure your event is the best it can be. Meeting and rehearsal rooms are available to hire at competitive rates starting at £10.00 per hour. For all booking enquiries, please call the administration office on 01342 325577. East Grinstead is one hours train journey from London Victoria and opposite the venue is a public car park for over 300 cars. There are three disabled parking spaces on site. We also have an infrared induction hearing loop system in the Theatre. Our caterers Cuisine Studio (Best Restaurant 2009 – Best of East Grinstead) can fulfil all your catering needs with morning coffees, finger buffet and evening dining among their wide range of catering options. For more information, please call Mandy or Paul on 01342 324860.

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk TECHNICAL HIRE Our technical department has a wide range of lighting, sound, audio visual and stage equipment available to hire outside of Chequer Mead at competitive daily and weekly rates. For more information, please email techs@chequermead.org.uk or phone our Technical department on 01342 325577. SPECIAL SCHOOLS RATE Do you know that schools in East Grinstead are able to hire the theatre for just £100 for three hours? Perfect for that end of year prize giving or school production and a great opportunity for young people to experience performing on a professional stage for the first time – please contact the administration office on 01342 325577 for more information. OPENING HOURS Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm. Box Office is also open until the interval on performance evenings. Check the website for Sunday openings. EMAIL US ON tickets@chequermead.org.uk Please email us with the name, date and time of performance(s), number of tickets required and, if you wish, a seating preference – also include your daytime phone number. One of our staff will call you to finalise arrangements. METHODS OF PAYMENT Cheques are no longer accepted as payment for tickets By Telephone: We accept most credit and debit cards – please note that we charge a £1.50 Booking Fee per transaction. Please inform the Box Office at time of booking if you wish to have your tickets posted, for which there is an additional charge of 75p, otherwise we are happy to keep your tickets at the Box Office to be collected at your convenience. In Person: There is no booking fee for cash and debit card payments made in person at the Box Office. Once purchased, regrettably tickets cannot be exchanged nor can money be refunded in any circumstances other than an event being cancelled. In event of a sell out we will attempt to resell your tickets, but we cannot guarantee a resale. Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


GENERAL INFORMATION SOLT THEATRE VOUCHERS SOLT Theatre Vouchers are accepted and can also be purchased at our Box Office. Theatre tokens can now be used when making telephone bookings as well as in person. DISABLED PATRONS Guide and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Centre. There are three disabled parking bays available in the Centre car park and also a disabled bathroom available. Chequer Mead operates a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan Procedure (PEEP) for its disabled patrons – please speak to a member of staff for more information’. WHEELCHAIR PATRONS We ask that wheelchair patrons book in advance so that we can help you during your visit. Please discuss your needs with Box Office staff when making your booking, especially if you are using a large wheelchair. We are pleased to offer concessionary priced tickets to wheelchairs users where available and complimentary tickets to carers whose presence is essential. There is level access to the front and throughout the building. Regretfully there is no access to the first floor seats in the circle. HEARING IMPAIRED PATRONS The auditorium has an infrared induction loop system. Headsets are available at the Box Office free of charge. VISUALLY IMPAIRED PATRONS A large print of events listings is available on request. Please telephone the Marketing Department 01342 325577. AUDIENCE LATECOMERS At the discretion of the Duty Manager, patrons arriving late may be held back, or seated in the most easily accessible seat if appropriate, until a suitable break in the performance. PERFORMANCE CONTENT Whilst we attempt at all times to safeguard customer’s interests, Chequer Mead can accept no responsibility for the content and pricing of events. Chequer Mead will give guidance where possible on extreme content.

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BULLFROG

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For all your Musical Needs from Rock to the Classics

15 – 17 Ship Street East Grinstead West Sussex Tel: 01342 315602

www.bullfrogmusic.co.uk

Second Glance DRESSES, TOPS, SKIRTS, JEANS, JACKETS, SHOES AND LOTS MORE!

ALL AT DISCOUNTED PRICES! NEW STOCK MOST WEEKS! OPEN 10 AM- 2 PM FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY

74 HIGH STREET (OPP ROSE AND CROWN) EAST GRINSTEAD RH19 3DE Tel: 01342 823703

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REGULAR HIRERS Chequer Mead plays host to many groups and classes in the area. For booking enquiries contact the admin office on 01342 325577. ASPIRE SUSSEX LTD Aspire Sussex Ltd offers courses at Chequer Mead designed to support those dealing with mental health issues to regain self-confidence. For further information please contact 01293 420505

BELLY DANCING The fun way to keep fit – great for all ages and sizes. Classes every Monday. Beginners 7-8pm; Level 2 8-9pm. Contact Lea Smith on 01342 850423

BULLFROG PRODUCTIONS YOUTH GROUP Bullfrog Productions Youth Group is a performance specific group for 6 – 20 year olds, producing musicals throughout the year at Chequer Mead. Optional dance and singing classes on Saturdays. Contact 01342 322411 or download application form www.bullfrogproductions.co.uk

BULLFROG FROGGIES Bullfrog also run ballet and tap classes for 3 to 7 year olds on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm. They will be performing in our next production “The Rhythm Of Life” and have many opportunities to join our main productions during the year. Contact 01342 322411 or download application form www.bullfrogproductions.co.uk

CHEQUER MEAD YOUTH THEATRE CMYT is dedicated to giving young people the opportunity to experience all aspects of contemporary theatre. Classes on Wednesdays. Contact Pete Allen 07786 803660 or Sue Palmer-Jones 07725 022132 or enquiries@wgarts.co.uk

CHOIRPOWER “Choirpower” sings for serious fun. Repertoire ranges from musicals to pop – classical to jazz. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 8.00pm. For further information 07767 832049 or email: leighwheatley@btinternet.com

EAST GRINSTEAD DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY A wide variety of lectures held in the theatre each month at Chequer Mead. For further information on these and on becoming a member, contact 01342 832589

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box office: 01342 302000 www.chequermead.org.uk EAST GRINSTEAD STAMP CLUB Regular meets with a varied programme of speakers. Visitors are always welcome. For further details call Mr. Malcolm Green 01342 327554

INTERMEDIATE PILATES CLASSES Every Thursday from 11.00am – 12. Pilates offers strengthening of the back and abdominals. It improves posture, flexibility, balance and helps reduce stress. Beginners and improvers classes - Thursdays 12.15 – 1.15 pm. Contact Marion Watson on 01342 322644

KAMON MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION Wing Chun Kung Fu is on offer on a Thursday evening between 7.30pm & 9pm. For further details Tel: 020 8123 5768 or visit www.KamonWingChun.com

L. A. TAP Fun Adult tap dancing classes. Mondays in the Studio. 7.30pm – 8.30pm Lucy Andrews 07825 568337

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS Mondays 11.00am – 1.00pm Spring Term: 7th January - 25th March (12 sessions) Summer term: 15th April – 15th July (12 sessions) not Bank holidays No Pre-Booking required – Why not just drop in? £12.00 per session. Models may be clothed or unclothed. Further details contact 01342 822694

LITTLE ONES BALLET & STREET DANCE Term time only. Ballet classes for toddlers, pre-school and primary school children. Street dance classes for toddlers, pre-school and primary school girls and boys. Contact Annabel Scott 07977 007076 or anniescott333@yahoo.co.uk

NKA KICKBOXING Friendly classes, great workout, improve your flexibility and mental & physical awareness practical defence & fighting style. Classes every Wednesday at 7.30pm. www.freestyle–karate.co.uk Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events


REGULAR HIRERS CONTINUED POP SKOOL Classes every Thursday – term time only – from 4.30pm to 6.30pm for ages 8 – 16 years. Giving children the opportunity to sing the songs they love, learn vocal and performance technique and perform with live musicians at Pop Skool concerts held throughout the year! Contact Josie Quinn 07927 167947 josie@jqacademy.co.uk

REDHURST SCHOOL OF DANCING Redhurst is a long established local dance school with fully qualified dance teachers, offering classes for 3 year olds and upwards. Subjects available are: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Classical, Greek and Musical Theatre. Please contact Mrs Kay Ball 01342 328365 for further details.

SWINGTEASE ‘Swingtease’ combines Burlesque and Swing Dancing! Classes Weds 7- 8pm. Contact Kirsty 07752 772725 or Jayne 07967 508127

WEIGHT-WATCHERS. Because it works! Thursdays 5.45pm -7.00pm A warm welcome awaits you every Thursday evening at Weight Watchers. Join us from 5.45pm - 6.15pm for weigh in, with the meeting talk starting at 6.15pm. Pro Points is a fantastic weight loss plan, giving you the tools and tactics to achieve the weight loss success you want!We provide a weekly weigh in, group support and fun! Get your sparkle back! www.weightwatchers.co.uk

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY Builds beautifully strong, healthy, happy bodies. 6 week Beginners Courses £42, Drop-in £10.00. Tuesdays 7.30-8.45pm. www.yoganin.co.uk Contact: forbes.nina@gmail.com or 07722836116

THE ZUMBA/PILOXING Tuesdays: Zumba 6.45pm – 7.45pm; Piloxing 7.50pm – 8.45pm. Classes are suitable for everyone, any ability. The Zumba® class fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. For more info: email Vhayeszumba@googlemail.com or call 07974 105554. www.vickyhayesworkouts.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON AT A GLANCE! JUNE BPM Dance Academy: Climb on Board

Saturday 8th June at 2.00pm and 7.00pm

Lee James Management: Voulez –Vous

Friday 14th June at 7.45pm

British Airwaves Productions: CLIFF

Saturday 15th June at 8.00pm

Searchlight Theatre Company: Questioning Aslan

Monday 17th June at 7.30pm

Fortitude Academy Extravaganza

Saturday 29th June - Private Event

JULY EG Choral Society: The Magic of Mozart

Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm

CMYT presents: VOICE: OVER

Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm

An Evening with Lizzy May

Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm

Bullfrog Productions: Just So the Musical

Saturday 13th July at 2.00pm & 6.00pm

Choirpower: Rhythm of Life

Friday 19th July at 7.30pm

Quicksteps Dance School: Dream, Believe and Dance

Saturday 20th July at 7.30pm Sunday 21st July at 3.00pm

Blackwell Primary School: Summer Production

Monday 22nd July at 7pm

Dave B Promotion: The Buddy Presley Show

Saturday 27th July at 7.30pm

AUGUST Storm the Stage

Monday 5th – Friday 9th August at 9.00am – 3.00pm

The King and I

Tuesday 6th August – Saturday 10th August at 7.00pm Plus Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 2.00pm

Chequer Mead Friends: Indoor boot fair

Saturday 3rd August from 10.30am

Bullfrog Summer School: Disney’s MULAN jnr.

Sat 24th August at 2pm & 6pm

SEPTEMBER Absolute Bowie

Saturday 14th September at 7.30pm

East Grinstead Operatic Society: Oliver!

Thurs 19th – Sat 21st September at 7.00pm plus Matinee Saturday 21st at 2.00pm

Girls Night – The Musical

Friday 27th Sept at 7.30pm: Sat 28th Sept at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Chequer Mead acts as an agent for all events

Chequer Mead Brochure - June to September 2013  

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