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Autumn 2018

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WELCOME Welcome to another season at the Brewhouse. We can’t wait to bring you a packed programme of activities and events, bigger and better than ever! This autumn we have a whole host of unmissable events, including a Spirit of ’68 programme of cinema screenings starting with The Beatles classic animated film The Yellow Submarine, showing as part of our Open Day on Saturday 1st September. There are some excellent performances for the whole family, including a special preview of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Hiccup Theatre, our regular storytelling nights Once Upon a Wednesday, not forgetting new performances from our resident local companies The Mellow Dramatics and Little Theatre Company. As part of our season, we are delighted to present Mimbre, a female-led contemporary circus company, at Burton Town Hall. The Exploded Circus features a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling – a visual treat not to be missed! As always, we have a packed programme of regular activities and events for all ages. New to this season are Beatbox Workshops every Wednesday throughout October. Why not take a look at what we have to offer, learn something new, or make new friends! During Half-Term young people have a unique opportunity to join returning circus act PanGottic for 3 days, learning circus skills and clowning, creating their very own performance which will be staged on Saturday night, just before PanGottic’s new show Long Shot. Once again we welcome you to Christmas at The Brewhouse: A whole host of events, performances and activities throughout the festive season. Expect a warming atmosphere at all of our events, including our Festive Family Fun Day, Santa’s Christmas Party, Once Upon a Wednesday – Xmas Special Edition, a unique screening of A Christmas Carol and a welcome return for Green Matthews with A Brief History of Christmas. There is always something for everyone at the Brewhouse and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Owen Hurcombe


VENUE HIRE The Brewhouse has a range of flexible spaces available for hire from our auditorium, studios and cafe bar. Whatever you are planning; a meeting, a party or a performance, we have a competitive hire package to suit your needs. Contact us on: to find out more.

VOLUNTEER WITH US Are you passionate about supporting arts and culture in Burton, do you have 1 or 2 hours a week to volunteer with us? Then we want to hear from you. We are looking for Volunteers to help us spread the word about the Brewhouse in their village or community, to help out at promotional events, or to help steward during our live events. Contact us on: to find out more.



Cafe Bar Our Cafe Bar serves a range of delicious homemade cakes and fresh ground coffee; perfect for an informal meeting, working lunch or a coffee with friends.


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Our Bar is open 1 hour before all of our live events, serving real Ale in partnership with Marston’s. Look out for special offers and new deals coming soon at The Brewhouse Bar via our website

Now open 10am-2pm MondaySaturday, featuring a range of new light lunches!

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Saturday 1st September

Brewhouse Open Day 1.00pm -3.00pm Open Day • Free Open to families of all ages Want to know more about what we do at The Brewhouse and how you can get involved? Join us this September for a magical afternoon of family fun for all ages – themed around The Beatles 1968 animated film The Yellow Submarine. Inspired by the boundless creativity of 1968, we will transform the Brewhouse in to a sea of creative activity for you to explore. As well as transforming the building in to an underwater kingdom, we will be opening up the various spaces of the Brewhouse to give you a taste of our bCreative workshop programme. You’ll also get the chance to see some of the artwork and films that the talented young people of East Staffordshire have been creating at the Brewhouse over the summer. Try out dance, film, and music drop in sessions or join in with some family arts activities in our cafe, its all FREE! And then at 3pm: Illustrated with mind-bending moving images, The Yellow Submarine tells the story of how The Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. Help us welcome in the new school year with an unforgettable day of art and activity!




Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September

The Mellow Dramatics: 9 to 5 – The Musical Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm (plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm) £12.00 (£10.00 Tuesday Evening & Saturday Matinee) BUY 4 TICKETS GET A 5TH FREE (Tuesday- Thursday Evening & Saturday Matinee Only)

Mellows are beyond excited to bring to the stage 9 to 5 the Musical in September, the show is a hilarious musical comedy based on the hit movie, that centres around three office workers Violet, Judy and Doralee who turn the tables on their sexist boss. 9 to 5 is about girl power, it is a funny, thought provoking and high energy show featuring original numbers from the legend herself Dolly Parton including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun and the shows title song 9 to 5. Will the girls work together to take down their boss? Will they all get their happily ever after? Come join us for this fun packed show and find out!

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September

LTC Youth in Concert: “A Million Dreams” 7.30pm • £10.00 LTC’s acclaimed youth company is thrilled to be presenting a two-night concert featuring songs and scenes from some of their previous shows plus some new surprises. Please note that tickets are only available for this event from LTC members


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Wednesday 26th September

Once Upon a Wednesday

Giles Abbott: Caught On The Horns 7.30pm • £7.00 pre-booked / £8.50 on the door Storytelling nights for Grown Ups. Ancient Greece & a man who thought he had it sussed finds himself caught on the horns of a dilemma which you, the audience, are invited to solve. Pygmalion is the greatest sculptor in Cyprus, he thinks, women have gone to the dogs. He dreams of his perfect woman until one day he decides to carve her. He falls in love with his statue & prays she come alive. But when ideal becomes real, what next? How will he cope when she begins to assert her individuality? This is storytelling by Giles Abbott so expect laughter, shock, anger & joy, lyrical language & all conveyed by “a voice like melted chocolate”

Friday 28th September

A Hijinx Production in association with Spymonkey: The Flop 8.00pm • £10.00 (£8.00 concessions / £5.00 students) Paris, 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop… from being one? Creators of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 hit ‘Meet Fred’, team up with clown supremos Spymonkey to present an anarchic, slightly rude, hilarious slice of stupidity with live music and unfeasibly large wigs.


Saturday 29th September

Spotlight Academy: Heroes and Villains 6.00pm • £10.00 Pupils from Spotlight Academy make a welcome return to the Brewhouse with their latest show “Heroes and Villains”.

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Monday 1st October • 10.30am • Free

New Generation: A Celebration of Older People’s Creativity To mark the International Day of Older Persons we bring a celebratory event to share the talents, achievements and contributions that older people make to society. If you have a talent you would like to share, please give us a call, we would love to hear from you! An excellent morning of marvelous entertainment. Friday 12th October

Standby Theatre: The Room at the Top of the House 8.00pm • £10.00 (£8.00 concessions / £5.00 students) Josh finds the outside world a fascinating and frightening place. At a time when he is most vulnerable, a room of forgotten things quickly becomes the perfect place for him to escape reality. His family make a desperate attempt to help him realise there is more to life than photos on a shelf and postcards under the door. This is an honest and uplifting show about fear and the impact our decisions have on those we care about, told through mesmerising movement, poetic text and visual inventiveness. THIS IS A SLICK AND THOUGHTFUL PIECE, USING THE PERFORMERS’ SKILL AND THE MEDIUM OF PHYSICAL THEATRE TO HIGHLIGHT AN ISSUE THAT WILL AFFECT AS MANY AS ONE IN THREE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIFETIMES’ FRINGE GURU

Thursday 18th October

Maison Foo: A Thing Mislaid 7.00pm £10.00 (£8.00 concessions / £5.00 students) Somewhere, on a nowhere road, just past adrift and before you reach a stray, you’ll find two lost souls. Running. Running with a thing. A thing mislaid. A thing without a flock, looking for a place to belong. Maison Foo blend their trademark style of visual storytelling, clowning and humour, with new experiments in miniature puppetry and live camera. Travelling through cinematic worlds and surreal realities, A THING MISLAID explores themes of migration and journey, asking the question ‘If home is no longer home, then where do we belong’? A heartfelt tale full of footsteps, hope and an unlikely friendship between two lonely travellers and a mysterious bird.


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Sunday 21st October • 12.00pm – 3.00pm • Free

The Big Draw Don’t Stop! arts organisation are taking over The Brewhouse for a special Sunday extravaganza! Come and join the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and take part in a day of painting and drawing madness! This year’s theme is “Play” You’ll be able to graffiti our walls, create the biggest and brightest children’s book in town and we have a whole room dedicated to messy play where young and old alike can get hands on and hands in under expert guidance. This is a day with something for everyone, no artistic skills are required just old clothes - turn up and join in, you’d be mad to miss it. From 3pm we are also offering the opportunity to see the brilliant Hiccup theatre performing...

Sunday 21st October

Hiccup Theatre in association with Derby Theatre:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Special Preview 3.00pm • Pay What You Think It Was Worth! Three Chairs, Three Bowls of Porridge, Three Beds… Make yourself at home! Follow our naughty Goldilocks into the woods as she seeks the bowl of porridge that isn’t too hot and isn’t too cold but is “just right!” Little does she know that Mummy Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear were really looking forward to Breakfast! Oh, and who’s been sleeping in my bed!? Hiccup Theatre serve up a brand new version of this classic tale with bear-sized helpings of original live music, amazing puppetry and brilliant story telling. Hilarious and heartwarming, it’s ‘just right’ for the entire family! Suitable for age 3+ / 55 minutes

Wednesday 24th October • 7.30pm • £7 pre-booked / £8.50 on the door

Once Upon a Wednesday Maria Whatton & Sarah Matthews: Ways of the Wild Storytelling nights for Grown Ups. The commission for Storytelling Festival at The Edge 2018 comes to the Brewhouse – Do Not Miss This! Two courageous warrior women raise the young Irish hero Finn MacCool with fierce weaponry skills, magic and love. Storyteller Maria Whatton and musician Sarah Matthews described as “a match made in Heaven” bring you a new angle on a superb Irish legend.

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Friday 26th & Saturday 27th October

Charlie’s Angels Dance Academy: The Greatest Show 7:30pm Each Evening, Saturday Matinee 2:00pm Adult £8.50 / Concessions £6.50 The Greatest Show: As always the amazing Charlie’s Angels Dance Academy are due to put on their Great show of all styles of dance from Street Disco to Ballet& Tap, Starting from just 4 years old up to adult this spectacular show will definitely have something for everyone.

Saturday 27th October

Unseen Cinema Presents – Nosferatu, with Live Wurlitzer Organ Accompaniment 7.30pm • £12 (£10 concessions) Unseen Cinema is proud to be working with Wurlitzer impresario Alan Wilson to create a chilling performance of F.W Murnau’s original Dracula film, Nosferatu. This classic will be brought to life through the live accompaniment and will take place in the perfect Halloween setting of Burton Town Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this horror classic with live accompaniment on the Wurlitzer which is considered to be one of the finest installations in the country.

Please note this event is at the Town Hall Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October

Pat Miller: Dance Spectacular 2018 7.00pm • £12.00 Another spectacular showcase of dance starring pupils of all ages. Children and young adults will be dancing their best moves to some great songs old and new – there is something for everyone to enjoy – it’s guaranteed to get you tapping your feet, waving your arms and singing along!


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Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd November

Pangottic: Half Term Workshops 10.00am – 3.00pm & 6pm – 8pm on Saturday night Ages 8+ £20.00 For 3 days including ticket to Long Shot See Half Term page 16

Saturday 3rd November

Pangottic: Long Shot 7.00pm • £8.00 Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part non-verbal circus performance, part behind the scenes ‘making of’, Long Shot will have you on the edge of your seat. Or hiding behind it. Either way, it’s going to be a blast! PanGottic is an international award winning company who perform on the street, in theatres and wherever there is an audience and we are delighted to welcome them back to Burton after previous visits last Autumn and in March this year in the Market Place for our Children’s Festival. Tonight’s show will be preceded by a short performance from local youngsters who have been working with the company since Thursday. See Half Term page 16.

Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th November

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company: Copacabana 7.30pm / Saturday Matinee 2:30pm Evenings - £12.00 Wednesday Evening & Saturday Matinee - £10.00 Tamworth Musical Theatre Company wants to whisk you into the glitz and glamour of the late 1940s nightclub life in their next production, the musical extravaganza, “Copacabana”! “Copacabana” is a great family show so come along and join all the Copa Boys and Girls at the “hottest spot north of Havana” where music and passion were always the fashion!

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Saturday 10th November

World War 1 To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War 1. The Brewhouse will be working with local schools, artists and the community to realise an exhibition, commissioned play and various workshops, screenings and events. The Brewhouse will be part of the Burton Town Trail on Saturday 10th November. Please see our website for further details.

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th November

Cabaret Theatre Company:

Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat An Amateur Youth Group Production 7.30pm each Evening plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm £12.00 evenings, £10.00 matinee Now in our fifth year, Cabaret Theatre Company returns with the family favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. See this biblical epic brought to life and join Joseph and his brothers on their journey through Egypt. With a crash of drums and a flash of light, this show is set be an explosion of red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet … Wednesday 21st November

Once Upon a Wednesday Tim Ralphs: Rebranding Beelzebub 7.30pm • £7.00 pre-booked / £8.50 on the door Storytelling nights for Grown Ups. “Have you seen the cloven hoof prints burned on the cellar steps? Have you heard the fiddle player cursing? Can you smell the scent of secrets in the candle smoke?” Rebranding Beelzebub shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs in a performance shaped by razor wit, diabolical horror, absurd confessions and guffaws fit for the unholy host. Tim presents innovative re-imaginings of traditional tales as he exhumes the bones of old Devil stories and stitches them a new skin. This grand collection spans supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons. Darkly humorous with disturbing turns and a distinct whiff of sulphur.


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Friday 23rd November

Into the Shadows 7.30pm • £13.00 Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows. Among their hits were Wonderful Land, Guitar Tango, Frightened City, Dance On, FBI, Atlantis and Man of Mystery, with their first number one hit ‘Apache’ still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time. In this year’s show, we have introduced new and re-introduced some older favourites and a couple of surprises! The sets will also include, popular Cliff number’s, written and produced by The Shadows. Come along and relive and enjoy those wonderful memories, from the magical 60’s!!

Tuesday 27th November to Saturday 1st December

Little Theatre Company: Into The Woods £12.00 adults / £11.00 concessions (Concs available Tuesday to Thursday only) (Matinee tickets all £11.00) 7.30pm each evening plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm Fairytales come to life in the most unlikely of places. Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, Into the Woods, brings together well-known fairy tale characters, but ‘Happily Ever After’ turns out to be far from the end of the story. Whilst all the elements are there – a golden slipper, corn-yellow hair, a milky-white cow, a blood-red cloak, magic beans and, of course, the curse of a witch – the familiar find themselves in very unfamiliar circumstances. Featuring the timeless songs Children Will Listen and No-one Is Alone, this Tony Award-winning musical was recently made into a successful Disney feature film.

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Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, Friday 30th November, 7.30pm Plus 1.30pm matinee Friday 30th November


The big top at the end of the world STEP INTO THE MOMENT WHERE AN EXPLOSION HAS BEEN FROZEN IN TIME, THE REMNANTS OF A BIG TOP CAUGHT MID-AIR – WITH EVERYTHING FROM CIRCUS RING, SEQUINS AND FAIRGROUND HORSES SUSPENDED ABOVE GROUND. Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging. Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company. They use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections.

Tickets: Wednesday: Pay What You Think It Was Worth Friday matinee performance: £5 all seats Thursday & Friday evening performances: £10 all seats Supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring grant, Foyle Foundation, PRS Foundation, Imagine Luton, Worthing Theatres, and Circus 250.

Ask us about free workshops with the company taking place during the day on Thursday 29th!

Thursday 6th December

Casson & Friends: Choreocracy 7.30pm Pay what you think it was worth A new dance & technology collaboration that puts the audience in control! Record Breaking Dance Artist Tim Casson and BAFTA award-winning Digital Artist Seb LeeDelisle, will guide you through the show, and using innovative mobile technology, will give you control over the three highly-skilled dance performers in real-time! Decide what you do - or don’t - want to see, and have your say about what the dancers do next: as we explore whether a dance performance can be truly democratic…

Saturday 8th December

Stephanie Parrott School of Dance 2.30pm and 7.00pm £10.00 Stephanie Parrott School of Dance present their annual performance with themes of Alice! Featuring all pupils in the school a matinee and evening performance to enjoy. PURE FAMILY FUN! All pupils trained by Stephanie Parrott ARAD

Tuesday 11th December

Seann Walsh: After This I’m Going Home 8.00pm • £15.00 Seann Walsh, irreverent and hilarious, returns to the Brewhouse for another cracking night of comedy. DON’T MISS OUT - GET YOUR TICKETS QUICK! With support from Jake Lambert.


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GALLERY 8 September – 27 October

Ruth Singer: Criminal Quilts Criminal Quilts brings together archive research and contemporary textiles by Ruth Singer. Ruth has been Artist in Residence at Staffordshire Record Office in 2017-18 and has worked alongside a team of volunteers to research women found in albums of photos from Stafford Prison. These women were convicted of minor crimes such as theft and drunkenness and were photographed on release from Stafford Prison.

Ruth has created a series of textile quilts, embroideries and digital prints inspired by the photographs and extensive research. The exhibition also includes historical information and lots of images of the women themselves. In addition, there are quilts and patchworks made by community participants and quilters from around the world who have all been inspired by the project.

Friday 7th September

Exhibition launch and Gallery Tour 6.00-9.00pm Tour at 6.30pm • FREE

Join us for a preview and launch of Ruth Singer’s Criminal Quilts exhibition. Ruth will be giving a tour of the exhibition at 6.30pm.

Saturday 29th September

Embroidered Images Workshop for Adults • 11.00am-3.00pm • £15.00 Try out embroidering onto digital prints and screen prints of archive photos from Stafford Prison. Using fabrics printed with images from the project, you will learn some new embroidery stitches to embellish and transform a black and white photograph into something completely new. Some hand embroidery experience necessary.

Saturday 13th October

Experimental Patchwork Workshop for Adults 11.00am-3.00pm £10.00

Working with Criminal Quilts artist Ruth Singer, you will have the chance to try some exciting new ways of using paperpiecing in patchwork including working with embroidered paper, collage, digitally-printed cloth and vintage textiles. Hand sewing skills required.


Tuesday 23 October

Talk: Criminal Herstories 12.00am-2.00pm • £3.00

Join artist and researcher Ruth Singer to find out more about the stories of women convicted of crimes and imprisoned in Stafford Gaol 1877-1916. Over the last 12 months, Ruth Singer and a team of volunteers, have been researching the stories of over 500 women photographed on release from the prison, and the social history surrounding their lives. In this talk Ruth will also pick out a couple of local stories of women from the Burton area.


HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES Wednesday 31st October

Halloween Funday 10am – 3.30pm • 6yrs + £15 (including all materials) A day full of spookiness! Pumpkins to carve, decorations to make and a Halloween related film (PG) in the afternoon.

Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd November

Pangottic: Half Term Workshops 10.00am – 3.00pm & 6pm – 8pm on Saturday night Ages 8+ • £20.00 Join PanGottic for 3 days to learn various circus skills, tricks and clowning including Juggling, Acrobalance, Diabolo, Plate Spinning and more during an intensive workshop led by two of PanGottics’ professional performers and circus teachers. As part of the workshop you’ll be putting together all the skills and tricks you’ve learnt to create our own circus show which will be performed on Saturday night, just before PanGottic’s new show Long Shot.

CINEMA Saturday 1st September

The Beatles -Yellow Submarine (U) 3.00pm • Open to families of all ages • Free Illustrated with mind-bending moving images, Yellow Submarine tells the story of how The Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. Join us to introduce the younger generation to some classic Beatles hits and the boundless creativity of 1968.


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CINEMA Thursday 4th October • 7.00pm • £6.00

Black History Month: Black Panthers Spirit of 68 In honour of Black History Month and as part of the BFI Spirit of 68 season, join us for Agnes Varda’s 1968 film Black Panthers. Varda filmed this vivid 16mm snapshot of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, during the height of the protests over the incarceration of Huey P Newton. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an insight into the revolutionary group that was the Black Panthers. Thursday 4th October

Black History Month - bCreative Education Programme

Britain on Film: Black Britain & Documentary Film workshop 10am screening, 12.45pm workshop • £3.00 per student We’re inviting schools to help us explore the vital history of black Britain throughout the 20th century. Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, this package of archive short films offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen. The screening offers students the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality – but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen. After the screening we will be running a workshop on creating your own short documentary film, capturing your own footage to keep for the future!

Thursday 11th October • 7.00pm • £6.00

Battle of Algiers Spirit of 68 On many a film critic’s list of top ten films, we’re showing The Battle of Algiers as part of the BFI Spirit of 68 season. Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the turbulent last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, is seen from the perspective of both the guerrilla revolutionaries and the French authorities. Essential big screen viewing!


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CHRISTMAS EVENTS Saturday 8th December

Festive Family Funday 10.00am -1.00pm £7.50 per child or £12 for two siblings. Adults go free A family friendly festive funday! Come and marvel at our handmade decorations and then create your own gifts, treats and baubles with the help of our team of elves’ and fairies. We’ll have stories around the “fireplace” and a whole host of hands on yuletide activities and treats, we even have a special visit from the main-man himself! Come and join us for a perfect Christmas themed morning.

Wednesday 12th December

Inclusive Club Night 6.00pm – 8.00pm • £5.00 Our special Xmas themed club night will get you rocking and rolling! Pick your favourite tracks and bounce to the beat with our resident DJ! Aimed at adults with additional needs and their cares/friends and family.


Christmas Events

Thursday 13th December

Festivities with Friends 7:30pm • £8.00 Come join us for this much loved and very popular evening of Christmas songs and carols guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.

Friday 14th December

Wil Pearson 7:30pm • £12.00 Local talent Wil Pearson is bringing his Christmas tour to the Brewhouse this year! Join Wil in singing along to Christmas classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He will be accompanied by an award winning band guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

Saturday 15th December

Performing Stars Academy - Christmas Show 7:00pm £10.00 Adults / £8.00 Under 16’s ‘After the success of their summer production of ‘Annie Jr’, the Performing Stars Academy students present a showcase of songs, dances and short plays that will guarantee to have you entertained! Come and see the students of PSA Burton for one night only!’

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Wednesday 19th December

The Santa Show 2018: Santa’s Christmas Party Every child receives a present from Santa! 1:00pm and 4:00pm £10.00 (including a Present) £36.00 for a family of 4 (including two presents) FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S SELL-OUT PERFORMANCES, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this festive season… Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games. Then meet Santa at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from him, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever – HO-HO-HO! Santa’s Christmas Party is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds, after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat!

Thursday 20th December

Once Upon A Wednesday: Special Xmas Edition 7.30pm £7 pre-booked / £8.50 on the door Storytelling nights for Grown Ups. Once Upon a Wednesday brings you a Special Thursday Christmas treat! Festive stories and songs from Maria Whatton and a host of fine friends. Join us and ease yourself into the Christmas festivities with mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake. We promise Yuletide stories old and new, good cheer, good company and a couple of surprises!


Christmas Events

Friday 21st December

A Christmas Carol (U) 7.00pm • £6.00 Join us in our cosy cinema this Christmas for Scrooge, the tale of everyone’s favourite bitter old miser Scrooge. We will be showing the classic 1951 take on the classic novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens starring Alistair Sim. Get in to the Christmas spirit and help us celebrate the ghost of Christmas past, present and future...

Saturday 22nd December

Green Matthews - A Brief History of Christmas 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales 7:00pm • £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring longforgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old. ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

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REGULAR WORKSHOPS TERM DATES: 3rd September – 14 December No children’s sessions over half term: w/b 29 October Families (pre-schoolers & their Grown-Ups) Children & Young People (Ages 6 – 16)

Adults (Ages 16+)


bDance: Kids

£4.00 per session • 5.00pm - 6.00pm • 6-10yrs A fun and funky introduction to dance, aimed at developing co-ordination and confidence. Young dancers are encouraged to be creative, expressive and have fun through a range of different dance styles. Classes are taught in a relaxed and encouraging environment.


YouTube4U £4.25 per session or £55 per term • 6.00pm - 7.15pm • 6-10yrs Have you ever wanted to create a film; from idea to screen or from phone to You Tube? This is the club for you! Budding film makers, vloggers and YouTuber’s can learn skills in filming, editing, acting and presenting everything needed to start your vlog/blog successfully or get going on your first movie. Weekly projects posted on The Brewhouse’s own You Tube channel.


Burton Youth Dance 6.00pm - 7.15pm• 11+ yrs £4.25 per session or £55.00 per term BYD (Burton Youth Dance) is for anybody aged 11-17 who loves to dance. A wide range of dance styles is taught with further opportunities to get involved in guest workshops, performances, trips and activities.


Regular Workshops

Wednesday 3rd,10th, 17th & 24th October

Beatbox Workshop £4.00 per session • 5.30pm - 6.30pm • Ages 7+ Anyone can beatbox with a little patience and some excellent tuition ! Whether you’re completely new to beatbox and want to learn the fundamental sounds or if you’re a more experienced beatboxer looking to learn new sounds, we offer a safe and encouraging environment to build confidence and share skills.

Thursday 5.30pm – 6.45pm

The Space £4.00 per session • Ages 7+ (plus moderation fee for those pursuing an Arts Award) Each Thursday we set aside the music, art, and cinema space for young people to develop new skills and produce amazing things! Tutors are on hand to lead music, lyric writing and recording techniques and for those interested in developing their Art we can offer a variety of new techniques from digital to drawing. For those interested in gaining a qualification whilst they learn we support participants to achieve an Arts Award which is available for all ages and at all levels.


Upbeat £4.00 + £1 for each additional sibling (Accompanying Adult FREE) 9.30am – 10.30am • Ages 0 - pre-school A session especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic music and movement sessions for children and their grownups to enjoy together. Classes are fun, informal, support children in all areas of their development and are led by experienced practitioners, so come along sing, dance and play together!

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Families (pre-schoolers & their Grown-Ups) Children & Young People (Ages 6 – 16)

Adults (Ages 16+)


Balanced £3.50 • 10.30am – 11.30am • Adult Try our new session, a fun gentle dance session to improve the condition of your heart and lungs as well as building strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence. Designed for those new to exercise who may need some additional support.


Carers + Cafe FREE • 10.30am – 12noon • Adult A cafe for carers and the cared for, drop in for tea and chat, everyone welcome. Organised by Burton’s Rotary Club.


ReBalance 10.30am – 12noon • £3.50 • Adult ReBalance is aimed at older people with mobility issues. The sessions are mainly seated and provide a safe, social and fun environment to build strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence through dance based movement. One hour session plus tea, biscuits and chat!


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Art Cafe and iDance £3.50 or £6.00 both sessions Art Cafe 2.30 – 4.30 iDance 5.15 – 6.15 Open to all aged 16+ years. Carers welcome Aimed at adults with additional needs and their carers Art Cafe and iDance welcome you to come along and develop new skills and make new friends in a relaxed, social and fun environment. Come along to a session to find out what it’s all about, everybody welcomed!


Both sessions and a meal deal... JUST £11.00!


Friendly Fridays £3.50 (includes interval refreshment) 1.30pm • Adults Friendly Fridays is aimed at those living well with dementia and their carers but is equally suitable for anybody who would like a get together in our cosy cinema to enjoy musical fun and entertainment in a relaxed and informal setting.

Regular Workshops



Choose the best seats in the house!

Row AA are spaces for wheelchair users and escorts only. Anyone purchasing tickets on Row A may find patrons sitting in front of them for performances. Resales: Tickets are not transferable and their resale for profit or commercial gain or use in promotions and packages without our express permission and will render then void. Data Protection: All tickets are sold subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.



BOOKING Book Online: Telephone:

01283 508 100

In Person:

Union Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AA

The Brewhouse Box Office is open Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm

PARKING Parking is available in the adjacent Sainsbury’s car park at the cost of £1 for 2 hours or free after 3pm


The M1, M6 and M42 motorways are easily accessible via the A38 and A50.

Local Buses: Burton, Uttoxeter and the district’s main villages are served by serveral bus companies who provide a range of services. By Rail:

Burton has one railway station, which is located 10 minutes walk from the arts centre. It offers frequent direct services to Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby.

Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB


Diary Of Events SEPTEMBER Saturday 1st Saturday 8th Tues 11th – Sat 15th Fri 21st - Sat 22nd Wednesday 26th Friday 28th Saturday 29th

Brewhouse Open Day & Family Screening of The Yellow Submarine Thursday 27 October – Ruth Singer – Criminal Quilts The Mellow Dramatics: 9 to 5 – The Musical LTC Youth in Concert: “A Million Dreams” Giles Abbott - Caught On The Horns A Hijinx Production in association with Spymonkey - The Flop Spotlight Academy

OCTOBER Monday 1st Thursday 4th Thursday 4th Thursday 11th Friday 12th Thursday 18th Sunday 21st Sunday 21st Wednesday 24th Fri 26th - Sat 27th Saturday 27th Tues 30th - Wed 31st Wednesday 31st

New Generation: A Celebration of Older People’s Creativity Britain on Film: Black Britain & Documentary Film workshop Black Panthers Battle of Algiers Standby Theatre - The Room at the Top of the House Maison Foo - A Thing Mislaid The Big Draw Hiccup Theatre In association with Derby Theatre - Goldilocks and the Three Bears Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews - Ways of the Wild Charlie’s Angels Dance Academy Unseen Cinema Presents – Nosferatu with Live Wurlitzer Organ Accompaniment Pat Miller: Dance Spectacular Halloween Fun Day

NOVEMBER Thurs 1st – Sat 3rd Saturday 3rd Wed 7th - Sat 11th Saturday 10th Fri 16th - Sat 17th Wednesday 21st Friday 23rd 27th Nov - 1st Dec Wed 28th - Fri 30th

PanGottic Half Term Workshop PanGottic - Long Shot Copacabana: Tamworth Musical Theatre Company World War 1 Commemorations Cabaret Theatre Company: Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat An Amateur Youth Group Production Tim Ralphs – Rebranding Beelzebub Into the Shadows Little Theatre Company: Into The Woods Mimbre - The Exploded Circus

DECEMBER Thursday 6th Saturday 8th Tuesday 11th Wednesday 12th Thursday 13th Friday14th Saturday 15th Wednesday 19th Thursday 20th Friday 21st Saturday 22nd

Casson & Friends: Choreocracy Festive Family Fun Day Seann Walsh -After This I’m Going Home Inclusive Club Night Festivities with Friends Wil Pearson Performing Stars Academy - Christmas Show The Santa Show 2018: Santa’s Christmas Party Once Upon a Wednesday – Xmas Special Edition A Christmas Carol Green Matthews - A Brief History of Christmas

Brewhouse Arts Centre

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a : Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AA e : box office : 01283 508 100


Brewhouse Autumn Brochure 2018  
Brewhouse Autumn Brochure 2018