Welcome Here at the Brewhouse Arts Centre & Cafe Bar we hope we can put a spring in your step this season! We have a whole host of fantastic arts and entertainment on offer, from well known comedians such as Lee Nelson and newcomers Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell as well as some brilliant theatre and music. Look out for our ‘Brought to Burton’ stamp; these are the shows that The Brewhouse Team has ‘Brought to Burton’ especially for you! So why not try something new this Spring? Trust us, they are all brilliant (or at least we think so)! Plus this season we are hosting our very own party salsa night and storytelling cafe – we can’t wait! We are once again presenting the Burton Children’s Easter Festival with lots to see and do for the whole family across the whole of Burton; from fairy-tale based performance ‘Three’ from Half Moon and Wrongsemble Productions, to a full day of performances, workshops and events at Burton Market Place on Easter Saturday; where you’ll find some amazing things never before seen in Burton; and most of them for FREE! From the Anti-Gravity Box to street performer Dizzy O’Dare and his Giant Balloon Show and believe us this is not to be missed!
We are also really pleased to be once again to be hosting BASE for their annual pantomime; this year is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ as well as performances from Mellow Dramatics with The Addams Family and LittleTheatre Company, Youth performance of the ever popular ‘Les Miserables’. Some of our regular visitors will be pleased to hear we are having a new heating and air conditioning system fitted in our Auditorium at the end of January (we are very excited about it too!) so please note that some of our events will take place in the Cafe Bar during this time and will have limited capacity, so get your tickets early! It will all be worth it when the sun starts to shine and the temperatures start to rise! Don’t forget to check out our workshop programme, with a whole host of weekly activities for young people and some fantastic one off ‘Wednesday Workshops’ every month for the grownups; join us to learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun! There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Brewhouse! We look forward to welcoming you! Chloe Brown Brewhouse Arts, Manager
Brewhouse Café Bar Our Cafe Bar is open serving a range of delicious cakes, homemade scones and snacks. Perfect for an informal meeting, working lunch or a coffee with friends. Why not come along before a show and try one of our delicious pizzas? Monday – Friday 10am - 2pm 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com to find out more.
Performances & Events Friday 13th January, Friday 17th February and Friday 17th March, 7pm
Soundstage Projects: Open Mic Night FREE Cafe Bar The Brewhouse is proud to be supporting the Soundstage Open Mic Nights again this season. There is always a great atmosphere and loads of talented local musicians on stage. First come – first served, so be sure to get there early if you want to perform. The ‘SoundStage Project’ is a not for profit organisation aiming to support and nurture local musical talent in Burton and the surrounding area. If you like the idea of a thriving music scene in your home town then get involved.
Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st January, 7.30pm each evening, plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
The Mellow Dramatics
The Addams Family
Come to the man sion, meet the Addam s’. We will leave th e lights off for you!
£12 (Tuesday Evening & Saturday Matinee £10) Buy 4 tickets and get a 5th free on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinee Auditorium The Mellow Dramatics are thrilled to be bringing a spookily magnificent new musical comedy to the stage. The show follows the story of a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things gruesome. Featuring characters Gomez, Morticia, Fester and Lurch come along and feast your eyes on this frightfully spectacular show!
Friday 27th January, 7.30pm
Trad Arts: Storytelling Cafe £8 Advance (£10 OTD) Cafe Bar Sit back with a glass of wine, relax and allow yourself to enter into a world of stories. Storytelling Cafe is a feast for the imagination where your ears are tickled by language and your emotions are stirred by the stories. Storytelling Cafe’s resident host Graham Langley was described by the Times as ‘a storyteller for the 21st century,’ Graham’s energy and enthusiastic performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He will be accompanied by the wonderful Helen Appleton and Catriona Heatherington who will regale you with stories, each in their unique style - guaranteed to delight!
Saturday 3rd February, 8pm
Aynsley Lister £10 Advance (£12 OTD) Cafe Bar
Aynsley returns to the Brewhouse with his brand new album, ‘Eyes Wide Open’. Although better known for his electrifying band performances, this is a chance to see him up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate set-up. Expect an eclectic range of material from blues to folk and everything in between.
Thursday 9th February Doors Open 7.30 pm
Funhouse Comedy Club £8 Advance (£10 OTD) Cafe Bar We are welcoming back Funhouse Comedy to The Brewhouse this season to present an evening of StandUp in our Café Bar. The line up includes Andy Watson, Roger Swift and Dave Pollard. With compere Dave Bryon. Funhouse are renowned for having exceptionally friendly audiences and a wonderful atmosphere which have led to twice winning Best Midlands Comedy Club so it’s bound to be a fun night full of laughter. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
Friday 10th February
Salsa Freestyle: Salsa Party 7pm – 8pm Beginners Class, £10 Advance (£12 OTD) includes Salsa Beginners Class
8pm – Salsa Freestyle Party, £8 Salsa Party Only Cafe Bar Join the Salsa Freestyle team as we bring you an unforgettable and irresistible night of music & dance from the Latino world! Salsa is hot, spicy and full of energy and passion, with a little skilful instruction it won’t be long before you’ll burn up that dance floor! Aimed at Salsa fans old and new; Trev & Mercedes (Freestyle Salsa) will introduce you to basic steps and will soon have you spinning and twisting, comfortably. A dance partner, special clothing or any prior dance experience isn’t required! Themed cocktails and nibbles available from the Bar.
Wednesday 15th February, 7.15pm
Lee Nelson £15 Auditorium
Work in Progress
After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be... live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show. “Comedy legend” - The Sun “Comedy genius” - The Mirror “You should be ashamed of yourself” - Sepp Blatter
Thursday 16th February, 7pm
PUSH THE BAR
Colourful Cocktails £7 - includes drink on arrival Cafe Bar Join Artist Collective ‘Push The Bar’ for an evening of relaxation; from mandalas to complex wallpaper designs. Colouring is more fun when you are with friends and everything is more fun with a cocktail!
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th February, 7.30pm (Wednesday 6.30pm), plus Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm
Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
£12 (£11 concessions), £40 Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) Tuesday – Thursday only Auditorium Something’s not right in the village of Old Windy Bottom. The Villagers live in fear of the Giant, Buster Gut Bucket. Even King Hubert and Queen Hyacinth are powerless to stop his wicked ways. But one villager has had enough. Jack is determined to stop the Giant in his tracks once and for all. With a little help from his (admittedly, stupid) brother Simon and mother Dame Dotty – he’ll make the Giant wish he’d picked on someone his own size.
Thursday 2nd March, 7.30pm
Michael George‘s London Varieties £14 (£13.50 Concessions) Auditorium Michael George’s London Varieties takes its inspiration from older variety shows, and offers the audience a rocking, rolling good time. Through a series of traditional acts they will have you either laughing, or on the edge of your seat with anticipation! If you’d like to enjoy a show that takes the best of a blast from the past and merges it with the very cutting edge of modern performance culture, Michael George’s London Varieties is for you! Starring: Comedy Legend “Chase me” DUNCAN NORVELLE Featuring: Michael George, West-end Singers, Variety Acts and the London Varieties Showgirls plus a live eight piece band. Special Guests: Pupils from Laura Pyatt Performing Arts
Join us for a fun-fil led evening of British Mu sic Hall and Variety!
Wednesday 8th March, 7.30pm
European Arts Company
£10 (£8 concessions, £5 student) Auditorium European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best - before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’. ‘Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom! European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ - The Stage
Friday 10th March, 6pm
Dancing on the Tiles £10 Auditorium 10 couples from Russell Roof Tiles try their hand ... or rather their feet in a ballroom dancing contest for charity.
Come and enjoy the Fun with Glitz & Fake tans live... For one night only!
Thursday 16th March, 7.30pm
Thank You For The Music £20 Auditorium Thursday night and the lights are low... The Brewhouse is the place to go... join the fantabba-ulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style. ABBA classics abound. Rocking the retro sounds of “the right music” - Super Trouper; Waterloo; Mamma Mia; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Knowing Me Knowing You and more, to Lycra-tight perfection. Dancing kings and queens, have the time of your lives with the all-time greatest party-time extravaganza.
Saturday 18th March, 12 noon
GEM Recitals Whistle-stop Opera: An exploration of Europe £5 Cafe Bar We are really pleased to welcome back GEM Recitals to the Brewhouse for a lunch time recital of European Opera, Operetta and Oratorio. Join mezzo-soprano, Georgia Gardiner and baritone, Edward Robinson, as they perform excerpts by Wagner, Mozart, Handel, Massenet and more. Whether an opera lover or completely new to this genre, with English subtitles, this event promises to be accessible and enjoyable for all! Search ‘GEM Recitals’ on social media to find out more!
Saturday 18th March, 8pm
Tom Allen & Suzi Ruffell
Hit the Road! £12 (£10 Concessions) Auditorium
Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour and as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show - Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view. ‘Beguiling...the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked’ The Telegraph Suzi returns to the road with her third show ‘Common’ in which she explores her dodgy family history, her working class roots and makes you laugh a lot! Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe. ‘Impressively accomplished, innate stage presence and quality material, a classy set’ Chortle Suitable for ages 14+
Friday 24th March, 7.30pm
GA GA £13.50 Auditorium 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 proved why they are so highly 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.
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th March, 7pm
Youth Platform £7 (£5 concessions) Auditorium Be amazed, enchanted and enthralled by the Brewhouse’s showcase for young people! Join us for a celebration of all the hard work and commitment put in by all the young people that have attended workshops run by the Brewhouse across East Staffordshire, throughout the past year.
Friday 31st March, Saturday 1st April, Friday 7th April & Saturday 8th April, 6.45pm plus Saturday Matinees 2.30pm
Wendy Bates School of Dancing
Dare To Dance £8.50 Auditorium
Pupils and Students of all ages will be ‘daring to dance’ in our latest production; featuring music from Sister Act, Jungle Book, Aladdin and many more.
Come and enjoy our show, if you dare!!
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th April, 7pm
Theatre Ad Infinitum
£12 plus ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ Auditorium The Brewhouse is thrilled to bring this Edinburgh Fringe Festival smash hit show to Burton! We are so excited and so sure you will love it, that we want you to bring a friend along for free! So you can make memories together! Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice. When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost. Multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge; using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song. What’s On Stage – “magical theatrical force” The Scotsman - “as ever with this talented compan the delivery is powerful, slick and highly physical” Tour supported by Battersea Arts Centre Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, The North Wall Supported by Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.
This fantastic family festival is back, and it’s BIGGER than ever! The festival will take place across the Brewhouse, in the Market Hall, at Meadowside Leisure Centre and throughout Burton town centre during the 2017 Easter holidays. Delivered by East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cultural Services, the Children’s Easter Festival will see a whole host of events for children of all ages and their families. There’ll be live shows, workshops and lots of fun things to see and do, including an Easter Egg Hunt, street theatre and lots of hands-on activities.
Tuesday 11th April, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Half Moon presents Wrongsemble production
Saturday 8th April – Saturday 29th April
£6 (£20 Family of 4)
Burton Yarn Trent
The Brewhouse: Auditorium Three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three musketeers... Jump on board the ingenious and inventive re-telling of fairytales and forgotten fables featuring a flurry of original sing-a-long songs, live music and brilliantly inventive storytelling…followed by an interactive ‘meet the performers’ session where the children are invited to explore the playful world of Three
We hope to see you there!
The Brewhouse: Cafe Bar “It was the best show in the whole world ever!” Madeline (aged 9) “A great family show! Something in it for every one” Adam, 28 (Parent)
Local crochet and knit designer, Tilley Bancroft aka Lime Green Lady is working with her award winning group of crocheter’s from Burton upon Trent to create a yarn version of the town. Everything from landmarks, houses, vehicles, trees and even weather will be crafted in yarn to create a stunning miniature model of Burton Upon Trent.
For children aged 3-8 and their families
Come on down to the Brewhouse (also created in wool!) to enjoy this unique artwork before it tours locally
Thursday 13th April, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Darren Pritchard Dance
Body of Light £6 (£20 Family of 4)
The Brewhouse: Auditorium Light, technology and dance combine in this beautiful little show suitable for tiny people and big people too! Enjoy an amazing blend of dance & projection effects as choreography and technology work together ... and get involved in a special ‘Stay & Play’ workshop afterwards. Suitable for ages 3 upwards and their families
Saturday 15th April, 11am, 1pm & 3.30pm
Friday 14th April & Saturday 15th April, 10am – 4pm
Egg Box Theatre:
The Moon & Me £3 Burton
Burton Market Place
Burton Market Hall
Step into a room like no other and have your world turned upside down!
A special show for those aged 3 – 8 and their grownups to enjoy together. Roux has built a rocket and it’s landed in Burton Market Hall for one day only. Come and join him in this interactive adventure to help him get to the Moon! What do you think it will be like? Do you think anyone lives there? And is it really made of cheese?
A unique opportunity to experience life where the rules of gravity have changed completely... and while you’re in there your friends (and everyone else) can see... the results on a screen outside!
The Moon & Me takes place inside a special dome, with sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch and lots of play. A family adventure that’s sure to be out of this world and not to be missed!
Also have your photo taken, and we will upload it to our Facebook page, where you can tag your-self and your friends! No need to book just turn up on the day!
For Children ages 3 – 8 and their Families Limited Places Please Pre-Book To Avoid Disappointment
Friday 7th April, Doors Open 7pm
Bee Gees Fever £18 Advance (£20 OTD) The Brewhouse Presents at Burton Town Hall Bee Gees Fever are the UK’s Number 1 Premier Bee Gees tribute show. They have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning live tribute to the music of the Brothers Gibb and have put their name firmly on the map as one of the most celebrated tribute bands in the business. Bee Gees Fever perform all of the soulful ballads, from How Deep is Your love and Too Much Heaven to the high-energy disco classics such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Tragedy and You Should Be Dancing, faithfully recreating the songs that have helped to make the Bee Gees musical legends over the last Five Decades. www.beegeesfever.com
Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd April, 7.30pm each evening, plus Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm
Les Miserables School Edition £12 £10 Concessions & Matinee LTC Youth Back by popular demand. LTC Youth are thrilled to bring you their brand new production of the world’s most popular musical, ‘Les Miserables School Edition’, starring a brand new cast.
Dream the Dream again!
Thursday 27th April, 8pm
Shappi Khorsandi ‘Oh My Country!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey £15 (£13 concession) Auditorium Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, she is back with a brand new show for 2016. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian ‘Seriously funny and suprisingly filthy’ The New Statesman ‘Makes live comedy thrilling’ London Evening Standard Over 16’s only
Saturday 29th April, 2pm and 7pm
The All-England Theatre Festival
The Quarter Finals of the Central DivisionPicture of Please the Central Area £10 a session or £15 for a double session Auditorium The only competitive on-going One Act Play Festival in the Country. See 6 winning plays from Stoke, Staffordshire and Shropshire; 3 plays in the afternoon session and 3 plays in the evening session, plus adjudication and awards by Chris Jaegar MBE GoDA
Friday 13th January – Saturday 11th February
Redfern’s Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life & Jennifer Collier
Rebuilding Uttoxeter: Its Museum & Its People Cafe Bar Artist Jennifer Collier has been working with Redfern’s Cottage, The Museum of Uttoxeter life. This formed part of a local community well-being project during a major HLF funded redevelopment of the museum. They used paper copies of historical documents based on the life of Francis Redfern to inspire various artworks.
Saturday 4 February, 10am – 1pm: Based on our exhibition, join artist, Jennifer Collier, to make beautiful paper art in this community event, exploring improved wellbeing. Furthermore, find out about the redevelopment of the museum and how we intent to share people’s stories of Uttoxeter. Families and all ages welcome! Join us for the opening night on Thursday 12th January 6-8pm
Friday 17th February – Saturday 18th March
HMP Dovegate Cafe Bar Following the success of the 2016 exhibition, HMP Dovegate are once again exhibiting work produced in the art and ceramic classes by the prisoners as part of their education. The work will feature as part of their qualifications and will give them new skills which will help in their rehabilitation. Some of the artists featured have already been successful in achieving National recognition at the annual Koestler Awards in London. Join us for the official opening on Monday 20th February 6-9pm
Friday 17th February – Saturday 18th March
Alan Fernihough Loft Gallery Alan Fernihough is a local artist who’s paintings of local scenes takes us back to the 1960’s and beyond. He also specialises in hyper realistic pencil drawings. Join us for the official opening on Monday 20th February 6-9pm
Friday 24th March – Saturday 22nd April
Burton & South Derbyshire College (BSDC)
FORMAT Cafe Bar
CreativeBSDC will be showcasing a selection of work produced in response to the 2017 edition of FORMAT photography festival. The festival itself explores the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. Students at BSDC have been exploring landscape, environment, mobility, migrations, digital worlds, ideas of home and displacement, conflict and regeneration and all the spaces that we live in including work that considers our short or long term impact on the world locally and internationally. Join us for the official opening on Monday 27th March 6-9pm
Film ‘For the Love of...’ Season with VHS A unique film night awaits you in the cosy Brewhouse cinema; grab some food and a drink from our Cafe Bar and come join us! VHS (Video Hang Session) is a community of film lovers who want to revisit new and old films and discuss them in new lights in a friendly environment. Get involved and converse about your favourite films, scenes and actors, bring your own videos or clips to play, DVD VHS and usb welcome! £6 Cinema
6.30pm pre-screening discussion 7pm screening
This Spring VHS bring you... For the Love of ...
Thursday 12th January
Thursday 9th March
For the Love of.... Drumming
For the Love of... Self
The multi award-winning independent drama film, Whiplash (2014), tells the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. With Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) as his instructor, Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher, known for terrifying teaching methods, pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.
The Double (2013) a British thriller written and directed by Richard Ayoade, based on the novella The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, tells the story of Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world; He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things, until the arrival of a new co-worker, James, who happens to be Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women; unsurprisingly this serves to upset the balance!
Thursday 2nd February
Thursday 6th April
For the Love of... Bollywood
For the Love of... the unexpected
Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who works for a drug baron, who sets him his latest mission to kill a rival dealer. But this mission leads to Rajkumar’s life changing forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). A Romantic Action Love story set in the dusty and rugged backdrop of the Hindi Heartland, R...Rajkumar is a film that has true Bollywood dance numbers, thrill and fun – a perfect entertainer by all means.
Critically acclaimed romantic comedy Amélie (2001) is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life. It tells the story of Amelie (Audrey Tautou), a young woman who has had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, developing a keen imagination and active fantasy. Now older, and a painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better.
Tuesday 21st February, 10.30am - 3pm
T-shirt Transfer Workshop
Wednesday 22nd February, 10.30am - 3pm
Ages 7+ £18 (£30 for 2 Siblings) includes t-shirt Plus £5 lunch deal available
Ever wanted to design your own T-shirt? Join us for a day of t-shirt customisation, creativity and fun. Includes an afternoon film screening in the Brewhouse Cinema, and you can take away you own designed t-shirt at the end of the day.
Stop Motion Workshop:
Ages 7+ £18 (£30 for 2 Siblings) Plus £5 lunch deal available Make mystical and magical beasts from scratch and use them to create a stop animation film. Take away a copy of the final film and your models to show all your family and friends!
Saturday 25th March, 10.30am - 3pm
Wednesday 12th April, 10.30am - 3pm
Mothers Day Make
Stop Motion Workshop:
Age 7+ £10 (includes materials) Plus £5 lunch deal available
Ages 7+ £18 (£30 For 2 Siblings) Plus £5 lunch deal available
Make your mum or anyone special in your life an extra special personal gift. Decorate cookies and create your own beautiful gift box and handmade card for the best present ever!
Produce a stop motion animation film in the Brewhouse Studio. Using the theme the Great Egg-scape, you will build your own set, characters and back drop.
After all that hard work join us for an afternoon film screening in the Brewhouse cinema.
Take away a copy of the final film and your models before you Egg-scape at the end of the day!
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Wednesday 25th January, 7pm – 8.30pm
The Portrait £15 (includes materials) A beginner’s guide to portraiture. Taught by professional artist Simon Watson you will learn basic skills in pencil, charcoal and pastels.
Wednesday 8th February, 7pm – 8.30pm
Jewellery with a heart £15 (includes materials) Join local designer-maker Anna Roebuck for a jewellery making session. Imprint a message for your loved one on a necklace or key ring, or of course, make it just for you! You’ll get a taste of creating jewellery from sheet metal, using copper and aluminium and take away a unique present for somebody special!
Wednesday 1st March, 7pm – 8.30pm
Felting £20 (includes materials and starter kit) Come along to this Easter egg felting workshop and explore this wool craft with local textile artist Lucy Rickard. During the workshop you will learn welt felting and needle felting techniques and have a go at felting your own decorative Easter eggs. In the workshop you will have access to all the tools required and will take away a needle-felting starter kit, the basic skills to continue felting, as well as your own beautifully created Easter Egg Nest.
Regular Workshops TERM DATES: Monday 9th January– Saturday 8th April 2017 Family & Young People’s run during term-time only
Families (pre-schoolers & their Grown-Ups) Children & Young People (Ages 6 – 16) Adults (Ages 16+)
MONDAY 16th January, 13th February, 13th March, 10am – 12pm
Messy Mondays Pre-school & Families (term time only) £3 (includes drink & biscuit) Parents, grandparents and carers are all invited to our monthly events which offer a combination of singing, storytelling, movement and play. Our range of creative activities are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face, whilst providing opportunity’s to bond, learn and meet new friends.
Every Monday (term time only), 5pm – 6pm
Every Monday (term time only) 5.30pm – 7pm
A fun and funky introduction to dance, aimed at developing co-ordination and confidence. Young dancers are encouraged to be creative and expressive through different dance styles. Classes are taught in a relaxed, fun environment,
The Space Ages 8+ £4 per session Or £40 Per Term (Get 2 weeks FREE!) (plus moderation fee for those pursuing an Arts Award) Each Monday 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 a variety of skills incorporating Movie Making, Art, DJ, Digital Media, Music Making & Production techniques, choose one or have ago at lots. For those interested in gaining a qualification we can support participants to work towards an ‘Arts Award’ at all levels.
bDance kids Ages 6-10 £4 per session Or £40 Per Term (Get 2 weeks FREE!)
Every Monday (term time only) 6pm – 7pm
bDance Teens Ages 11 - 16 £4 per session Or £40 Per Term (Get 2 weeks FREE!) Learn the coolest dance moves to the hottest tracks! This class will help you gain confidence, fitness levels and flexibility. Classes are taught in a relaxed, fun environment.
TUESDAY Every Tuesday, 12noon – 1pm
Join local knit and crochet designer, Lime Green Lady, for weekly crochet workshops in the Cafe Bar. Learn to crochet and improve your skills in this friendly group who tackle a new theme every 6 weeks. Yarn, hooks and equipment are all provided, but feel free to bring your own too.
WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday, 10.30am - 12noon
ReBalance is aimed at older people with mobility issues. It offers an enjoyable way to build strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence through dance based movement. These sessions are mainly seated and provide a safe, social and fun environment. One hour session plus tea, biscuits and chat!
Every Wednesday (term time only) 5pm - 6.30pm
bDance Youth Company (Junior Youth) Ages 11-13 £30 Per Half Term
Every Wednesday Art Cafe 2.30pm - 4.30pm iDance 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Art Cafe & iDance Ages 16+ years. Carers welcome. £5 both sessions or £10 both sessions plus a meal deal (£3 for Art Cafe or iDance only) 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. For further information please contact Cathy on 07980 511 543 or come along to a session to find out what it’s all about! Funded by Comic Relief Local Communities Grant
Every Wednesday (term time only) 6.30pm - 8pm
bDAnce Youth Company (BYD) Ages 14+ £30 Per Half Term bDance run a number of Youth Dance Companies based at the Brewhouse or in Uttoxeter, these provide opportunities to work with professional dance artists and be involved with performances and projects throughout the year. For further information, please contact Tracey Smart, 01283 508462
THURSDAY Every Thursday (term time only) 9.30am – 10.30am
Upbeat Ages 4 months + £4 + £1 for each additional sibling (Accompanying Adult FREE) A session especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic music and movement sessions for children from 4 months upwards 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 let yourself go!
Every Thursday (term time only) 10.45am – 11.30am
Baby Upbeat Ages 0 to crawling £5 per session or £24 Per Half Term
FRIDAY Friday 13th January, Friday 20th January & Friday 27th January
Live Well Aimed at those living well with dementia and their carers Free An opportunity for those with dementia and their carers to improve health and wellbeing through fun and engaging activity. Participants can socialise with similar people, have a good natter over a cuppa and take part in an hour of light exercise, singing and craft. To book your free place or find out more please call Tracey Smart on 01283 508462. Supported by Staffordshire County Council, Arts for Health, ESBC, CASS and Burton Hospital NHS
The benefits of music and movement for child development are well known and it is never too early to start. Simple movement activities support babies to develop co-ordination, balance, and body control. This class is for 7 weeks suitable for babies from new born to crawling and is relaxed, informal and fun. Places are limited book to avoid disappointment
Every Thursday (term time only) Ages 6-10: 5pm - 6pm Ages 11+: 6pm – 7.30pm
Trinity Warriors Academy
Trinity Warriors Academy
£5 per session (or £8 for both Thursday & Saturday sessions)
£5 per session (or £8 for both Thursday & Saturday sessions) Trinity Warriors have worked on Blue Peter, Got to Dance, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew and have featured in numerous music videos. Being part of The Trinity Academy means that participants can access exclusive workshops (previously led by Flawless, Diversity etc.) and have the opportunity to compete nationally under the ‘Trinity’ umbrella.
Every Saturday (term time only) Ages 6-10: 11am -12pm Ages 11+: 12pm - 1pm
Trinity Warriors have been an established dance crew since 2001 and have gone on to achieve great things; they have worked on Blue Peter, Got to Dance, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew and have featured in numerous music videos. Being part of The Trinity Academy means that participants can access exclusive workshops (previously led by Flawless, Diversity, Antics etc.) and have the opportunity to compete nationally under the ‘Trinity’ umbrella.
Free after 3pm.
Diary of Events January Thursday 12th Friday 13th Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st Friday 27th
VHS Film Night Soundstage Projects: Open Mic Night The Mellow Dramatics: The Addams Family Trad Arts: Storytelling Cafe
February Thursday 2nd Saturday 3rd Thursday 9th Friday 10th Wednesday 15th Thursday 16th Friday 17th Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th
VHS Film Night Aynsley Lister Funhouse Comedy Club: Andy Watson, Roger Swift & Dave Pollard Salsa Freestyle: Salsa Party Lee Nelson: Work in Progress Push The Bar: Colourful Cocktails Soundstage Projects: Open Mic Night Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers: Jack And The Beanstalk
March Thursday 2nd Wednesday 8th Thursday 9th Friday 10th Thursday 16th Friday 17th Saturday 18th Saturday 18th Friday 24th Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th Friday 31st & Saturday 1st April April Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th Thursday 6th Friday 7th & Saturday 8th Saturday 8th – Saturday 22nd Tuesday 11th Thursday 13th Saturday 15th Friday 14th & Saturday 15th Friday 7th Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd Thursday 27th Saturday 29th
Michael George‘s London Varieties European Arts Company: Chekov Shorts VHS Film Night DANCING on the TILES ABBA: Thank you for the Music Soundstage Projects: Open Mic Night GEM Recitals: Whistle-stop Opera - An exploration of Europe Tom Allen & Suzi Ruffell: Hit The Road GA GA The Brewhouse Arts Centre: Youth Platform Wendy Bates School of Dancing: Dare To Dance
Theatre Ad Infinitum: Bucket List VHS Film Night Wendy Bates School of Dancing: Dare To Dance BURTON CHILDREN’S EASTER FESTIVAL 2017 Half Moon & Wrongsemble: Three Darren Pritchard Dance: Body of Light Egg Box Theatre: The Moon & Me Anti-Gravity Box Bee Gees Fever at Burton Town Hall LTC Youth: Les Miserables School Edition Shappi Khorsandi: ‘Oh My Country!’ The Quarter Finals of the Central Division of The Central Area: The All -England Theatre Festival