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AUTUMN 2018 SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

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WELCOME!

AUTUMN 2018

Welcome to the Autumn 2018 edition of the Helmsley Arts Centre brochure.

A very warm thank you to all our patrons, donors, funders and supporters for their generous contributions to Helmsley Arts Centre. PATRONS AND BENEFACTORS

Sir Richard Beckett Bt Sir Michael Carlisle Simon Chalton Ken and June Claridge Martin and Jane Constantine Elspeth Crookenden Doreen Davenport Duncan Davidson Jake Duncombe James and Linda Fenwick Anelay Hart Charlotte Haitham-Taylor Kevin and Nikki Hollinrake

Peter Holmes-Johnson James Holt Ben and Vicky Houghton David and Rowan Howell Patrick James Anne Jones Jean Kershaw MBE Jeff Lee Chris and Anne Little Chris and Brenda Marshall The Earl of Mexborough Christine Morris Angela Norman-Smith

David Obank Hugh and Elisa O’Loughlin Jeff and Eileen Piercey David and Elaine Powley Ann Procopé Jeannette Shaw Helen Sheard Mandy Silk Harry and Julie Simmonds Jan Titchmarsh Martin Vander Weyer The supporters who wish to remain as anonymous donors.

TRUSTS, FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

The Calmcott Trust The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust The Fidelio Charitable Trust The Gillham Charitable Trust The Holbeck Charitable Trust The Homfray Trust The Peter Black Charitable Trust PUBLIC FUNDERS

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Ryedale Lions The Samuel Storey Family Charitable Trust The Split Infinitive Trust The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation The Thirkleby Trust McInroy & Wood Newgate Communications


BOOKING / CONTACT / VISIT

BOOKING

Auditorium Seating Plan

Call our Box Office Book online Email Pop in

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STAGE

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boxoffice@helmsleyarts.co.uk Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm Saturday 10am - 12 noon (term-time only)

Make a donation when booking tickets. A small donation will really help our ongoing fundraising. See our website for details of concessions and booking terms and conditions. Please note tickets are non-refundable.

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CONTACT & ENQUIRIES

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Join our Volunteers

Contact Julia at volunteering@helmsleyarts.co.uk and see page 22.

Come to the Friday Café

Every Friday 10am - 12 noon.

STUDIO BAR The Bar is open at all our events. Come and try our Wine of the Month from Helmsley Wines and local beer from Helmsley Brewery.

FRIDAY CAFÉ Every Friday

10am - 12noon

Our Friday Café is a wonderful sociable escape on market day. Pop in for a cuppa and a slice of delicious homemade cake.

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SUPPORT

SUPPORT US Helmsley Arts Centre is a vibrant place where people from across Ryedale and further afield have the opportunity to engage with a broad range of invigorating and entertaining events. The generous support from our individual supporters, trusts and businesses enables the continuation of our work both at the Centre and in the wider community. There are many ways you can get involved and help to secure our future: Become a Patron Become a Sponsor Name a seat Leave a legacy gift Make a one off or regular donation Join www.easyfundraising.co.uk Host a fundraising event As a registered charity (1058130), Helmsley Arts Centre can claim Gift Aid on donations. If you are a UK tax payer, for every ÂŁ1 you give, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC.

For further information on supporting Helmsley Arts Centre, please contact: Martin Vander Weyer on 01439 770292 or email fundraising@helmsleyarts.co.uk

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HIRE

HIRE OUR SPACES Our rooms can be hired for rehearsals, parties, meetings, workshops and many other events. For information and prices see our website or contact Karen on 01439 771715 or email generalmanager@helmsleyarts.co.uk

AUDITORIUM The main theatre has an intimate, friendly atmosphere with exceptional acoustics. The raked seating can accommodate 140 people. There is a stage area and a full size cinema screen with digital projection facilities. The floor area is 7.5m (25’) x 7m (23’) Height from floor to ceiling 6m (20’)

DOROTHY MORLEY ROOM The Dorothy Morley Room is an excellent light and spacious room, perfect for meetings, talks, classes and small dance/movement groups. It can accommodate 30 people theatre style or 20 boardroom style. Chairs and tables are available and the room has its own tea and coffee making facilities.

STUDIO BAR The studio is a multi-purpose room with a bar and courtyard garden. The space is used for exhibitions as well as meetings, yoga, ballet, parties, workshops and a weekly café. The wooden floor makes the room suitable for dance, small scale theatre and music events. East facing French doors open out on to the courtyard garden where we host regular summer jazz concerts.

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CINEMA

TICKETS

£7.50 / U16s £5.50

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

INCREDIBLES 2

Wed 5 & Sat 8 Sep

Director - Brad Bird Cast - Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

7.30pm

Director - Ol Parker Cast - Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Cher

Wed 31 Oct

2.30pm

In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet - taking care of the problems FAMILY CINEMA of his three children.

THE HAPPY PRINCE

THE KING OF THIEVES

Wed 19 Sep

7.30pm

Director - Rupert Everett Cast - Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Colin Firth

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humour.

THE BOOKSHOP Wed 26 Sep

7.30pm

Director - Isabel Coixet Cast - Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson

Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Wed 3 Oct

7.30pm

Director - Marc Forster Cast - Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings

A workingclass family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

THE CHILDREN ACT Wed 10 Oct

7.30pm

Director - Richard Eyre Cast - Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

As her marriage flounders an eminent High Court judge has a lifechanging decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?

SWIMMING WITH MEN Wed 24 Oct

7.30pm

Director - Oliver Parker Cast - Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter

A man who is suffering a midlife crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

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Wed 7 Nov

7.30pm

Director - James Marsh Cast - Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent

A crew of retired crooks pull off a major heist in London’s jewellery district.

A STAR IS BORN Wed 21 Nov

7.30pm

Director - Bradley Cooper Cast - Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Wed 28 Nov

7.30pm

Director - Drew Goddard Cast - Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman, John Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Cailee Spaeny

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

FIRST MAN Wed 12 Dec

7.30pm

Director - Damien Chazelle Cast - Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20th, 1969.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Wed 19 Dec

7.30pm

Director - Bryan Singer Cast - Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.

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FAMILY CINEMA

INCREDIBLES 2 Wed 31 Oct

2.30pm

£7.50 / U16s £5.50

Director - Brad Bird Cast - Samuel L Jackon, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet - taking care of the problems of his three children.

NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS

THE FROG & THE PRINCESS Sat 3 Nov

2.30pm

£7 child / £8 adult

The Frog & The Princess is a poignant retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences. This exquisitely manipulated and humorous puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend, just because of what he is. As the Frog and the Princess undergo a journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all. This co-production between Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre has been especially created for 4-8 year olds and their families.

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SEPTEMBER NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

JULIE Thu 6 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

By Polly Stenham, after Strindberg. Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean - which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. Show image photograph by Rosaline Shahnavaz.

SITTING ROOM COMEDY Fri 7 Sep

8pm

£12 / £30 Season Ticket

(All 3 SRC events in Autumn 2018)

Sitting Room Comedy Club kicks off its autumn season with Steve Royle, as seen on Phoenix Nights and Live at the Palladium, with support from Andy Askins (The John Bishop Show), Leicester Square New Act finalist Stanley Brooks, and resident compère Tom Taylor.

RSC LIVE

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Wed 12 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and overinflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS LTD

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Sat 15 Sep

7.30pm

£14 / U18 £7

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell. Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs. Direct from sellout performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, ‘Black Is The Color Of My Voice’ follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Age recommendation 12+.

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SEPTEMBER

WITH SALLY PARKIN & LYNN BAILEY Sun 16 Sep

10am - 4pm

£55

This workshop will offer the opportunity to experience two very different approaches to lino cutting practise. It will be suitable for both beginners and more experienced students. We will cover mark making with different tools, how to register overprinting, the process of reduction printing and the use of colour.

WORKSHOP

LINOCUTTING WORKSHOP

You are welcome to bring a sample of your own art work to develop or create a new piece on the day.

THE SNAKE DAVIS BAND Fri 21 Sep

7.30pm

£20

Infectious grooves and passionate melodies. A mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces, and some favourites from the ‘Classic Sax Solos’ repertoire. Keyboards, bass guitar, drums, Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi. Infectious and varied music, for the heart and soul. Snakes sax sound has graced records and live shows by hundreds of major artists including The Eurythmics, Ray Charles, Lisa Stansfield, MPeople, McCartney and Take That, but Snake is happiest being himself in warm intimate venues like Helmsley Arts Centre.

ME & THEE THEATRE

HIDING Sat 22 Sep

8pm

£10 / U18s £5

Written & Directed by Libby Pearson. Featuring Tabitha Grove & Viv Race. A place of safety and refuge from life’s complications can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places. In Hiding, two women meet under unusual circumstances, yet share a sanctuary together for very different reasons. This one hour play explores trust, compassion and the utter precariousness of life.

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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

KING LEAR Thu 27 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Directed by Jonathan Munby. Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Show image photograph (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

HENRY BLOFELD: 78 RETIRED Fri 28 & Sat 29 Sep

7.30pm

£20

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket. The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RYEDALE BOOK FESTIVAL

AN EVENING WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Fri 5 Oct

7pm

£10

Alexander McCall Smith is one of world’s most prolific and most popular authors. No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was first published 20 years ago, has sold over 20,000,000 copies in the English language and was awarded the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1998. Join local writer Tom Needham for this special 20th Anniversary evening as he talks to this extraordinarily accomplished writer about the latest book in his No 1 series and seeks to discover if his day has more than 24 hours in it!

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OCTOBER

KEEP IT CASH Sat 6 Oct

7.30pm

£15

The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny Cash on the planet ... that is what they say about Keep it Cash. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. Keep it Cash have now performed hundreds of sold out shows to thousands of people in many countries across the world including: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Germany, America, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

SITTING ROOM COMEDY Fri 12 Oct

8pm

£12 / £30 Season Ticket

(All 3 SRC events in Autumn 2018)

Circuit legend Rob Rouse (Upstart Crow, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand) closes this month’s Sitting Room Comedy Club. Support comes from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Chris Washington, Leicester Square New Act finalist Amy Gledhill, and resident compère Tom Taylor.

WITH JONATHAN RADFORD Sun 14 Oct

2.30 - 4pm

£5 participants / free for listeners

Jonathan leads a workshop presenting the saxophone in both a classical and jazz context. Join him to explore a range of subjects, including an introduction to the saxophone family, improvisation tips for beginners and advice on saxophone technique and opportunities for ensemble playing. Participation is encouraged so don’t forget to bring your instrument! All ages and levels are welcome at this workshop. No booking needed for listeners, just turn up and enjoy!

WORKSHOP

SAXOPHONE WORKSHOP

TOUR DE SAX Sun 14 Oct

7.30pm

£12 / U18 & workshop participants £6

Jonathan Radford - Saxophone | Kaoli Ono - Piano Award winning saxophonist, Jonathan Radford, one of the six 2017-19 Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists, leads a workshop in the afternoon followed by a recital in the evening with pianist Kaoli Ono. The pair present a programme taking the audience around the world, as well as time travelling from early music through to the present day. Including works by Gershwin, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Piazzolla, among others, the programme has something for everyone with both transcribed music and pieces originally composed for saxophone.

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OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 1812 THEATRE COMPANY

LETTICE AND LOVAGE BY PETER SHAFFER Thu 18 - Sat 20 Oct

7.30pm

£10 / U18s £5

Directed by Richard Noakes. The play follows the story of flamboyant stately home tour guide Lettice Douffet whose mother ran an all-female French Shakespeare troupe, and her erstwhile employer Lotte Schoen as they bond over a hatred of modern architecture and a penchant for antique booze. The last of Shaffer’s great plays (‘Royal Hunt of the Sun’, ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’ preceded), it was first performed in 1987.

SHE PRODUCTIONS

IT’S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Fri 26 Oct

7.30pm

£12 / U18 £10

‘Fun and feminist – with a small ‘f’’ – British Theatre Guide All female collective, She Productions, will transport you back to the swinging sixties with their sell-out original musical. Inspired by Hull’s own 1960s girlband, Mandy & the Girlfriends, It’s Different For Girls follows five young women as they burst onto the Hull music scene and tour to Europe. But for these teenagers, will fame be all it’s cracked up to be?

WORKSHOP

CLOTHES MAKING FOR BEGINNERS WITH TABITHA GROVE Sun 28 Oct

10am - 4pm

£55

(materials & refreshments included)

This is your opportunity to dig out your sewing machine and not only find out how to use it properly but creatively too! Theatre costume designer and maker, Tabitha Grove will show you all the basic techniques you need to make a simple garment made to your measurements. You’ll then get the opportunity to get creative and make it truly unique to you. Materials will be provided but sewing machines must be brought by attendees.

SITTING ROOM COMEDY Fri 2 Nov 8pm £12 / £30 Season Ticket

(All 3 SRC events in Autumn 2018)

Rounding off the year in style, Sitting Room Comedy Club presents Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre tour support, Scott Bennett, with support from Adelaide Fringe Best Show winners The Kagools, Leicester Comedy Award nominee Ruth E Cockburn, and resident compère Tom Taylor.

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NOVEMBER

See Page 7! GIGSPANNER Sun 4 Nov

7.30pm

£16

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi-award-winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely groundbreaking forces on the British folk scene. ‘Inspiring Maverick magazine to write... “Gigspanner are making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer” 5★★★★★ Maverick Magazine.

ESK VALLEY THEATRE PRESENTS THE CLASSIC AMERICAN COMEDY

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

Esk Valley Theatre Presents

The Classic American Comedy

BY BILL MANHOFF Fri 9 Nov

7.30pm

£13 / U18 £10

A comedy hit on Broadway and a successful film starring Barbara Streisand and George Segal, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is a heartwarming comedy about unexpected love and the attraction of opposites. Doris is a model, actress, and part-time prostitute. Felix works in a book shop and is a part-time writer. Both have identity issues, but they eventually discover who they really are. Age 13+. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is presented by Special Arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

By Bill Manhoff Directed by Mark Stratton

TOURING NORTH YORKSHIRE & CLEVELAND: AUTUMN 2018 ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

LA SYLPHIDE Sun 11 Nov

3pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Music - Herman Severin Løvenskiold Choreography - Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.

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NOVEMBER RSC LIVE

TROILUS & CRESSIDA Wed 14 Nov

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

“Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion” Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s home town.

QUIZ NIGHT

ORGANISED BY THE FRIENDS OF HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE

Thu 15 Nov

7pm

£5 per person

Come along on your own or as a team of 4 and get your thinking caps on! The Question Master will be covering a wide range of subjects from music to sports, to current affairs to general knowledge, so start reading those newspapers, get out the atlas and dig out your vinyl! Come and support your local Arts Centre and enjoy a fun evening with nibbles provided!

ZOE LYONS: ENTRY LEVEL HUMAN Fri 16 Nov

8pm

£15

Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human? Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction’ (Chortle), not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-oud one-liners’ (The Herald). And, she ‘has what it takes to delight any crowd’. That one’s from the Guardian. Are you going to argue with them? Actually, don’t answer that. Just come and see Zoe to find out. Age 14+.

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NOVEMBER

YORK GUILDHALL ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATION MOZART Sun 18 Nov

2.30pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Rebecca Taylor (Piano) Conducted by Simon Wright Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K.525, Piano Concerto No.23 in A K.488, 4 Contretänze K.267, Symphony No.33 in Bb K.319 The York Guildhall Orchestra brings a slimmed down group to celebrate the music of Mozart. Following the ever popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Rebecca Taylor will play one of Mozart’s most attractive piano concertos. Four rarely heard, little country dances and the happy and bubbly 33rd Symphony complete the programme.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

BY ALAN BENNETT Tue 20 Nov

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in NT Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s bestloved playwrights Alan Bennett with a cast including Olivier Awardwinners Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy…

Photo Credit ‘Creative by Wren’

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

BARB JUNGR SINGS BOB DYLAN Fri 23 Nov

7.30pm

£16

Barb Jungr has wowed audiences worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan. Her first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic and has won her a dedicated fan base from around the world. The album even boasts celebrity fans, with Jeremy Irons naming it as one of the must-have albums on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

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DECEMBER

1812 PANTOMIME

Matinees: Sat 1, Sun 2, Sat 8, Sun 9 Dec 2.30pm

The Panto Join our in-house theatre company for the ever popular 1812 pantomime, this year taking on the big bad wolf! Directed by Natasha Jones. ‘By Limelight Scripts’ www.limelightscripts.co.uk

Evenings: Sat 1, Tues 4, Wed 5, Thu 6, Fri 7, Sat 8 Dec 7.30pm Tickets £15 / U16 £7.50 Family Ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children)

MR CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Fri 14 Dec

7.30pm

£12 / U18 £6

In 1858, Charles Dickens came to Yorkshire to give some public readings of A Christmas Carol. To celebrate the 160th anniversary, you can experience what it must have been like to have been in the audience! Come and enjoy a heart-warming evening with the author himself, in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future. ‘This almost feels immersive. John O’Connor’s performance is a delight. A festive treat.’ - The Stage ★★★★

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

THE NUTCRACKER Sun 23 Dec

3pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Music - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography - Yuri Grigorovich Libretto - Yuri Grigorovich On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

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AT HAC

COMING UP IN

SPRING 2019

Music:

Edwina Hayes

2 Feb

Music:

Eduardo Niebla

9 Feb

Music:

Holy Moly & The Crackers

15 Feb

Family Theatre:

The Selfish Giant

1 Mar

Comedy:

Glen Wool

15 Mar

Music:

RANT

22 Mar

Musical Theatre:

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

27-30 Mar

Dyad Theatre:

Orlando

12 Apr

Passionate about Art and Culture? Come and enjoy leading speakers on a wide spectrum of topics at

THE ARTS SOCIETY HELMSLEY 1st October:

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera Lecturer: Mark Cottle

5th November: Faber and Faber - 90 Years of Excellence in Cover Design Lecturer: Tony Faber The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies has changed its name to The Arts Society. Lectures are held in Helmsley Arts Centre auditorium at 7.15pm. Annual membership: £45 per annum for 9 lectures. Individual lecture: £10 Contact Membership Secretary: Barbara Hart barbaraharttash@gmail.com 01439 408304 northeastarea.theartssociety.org

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EXHIBITIONS

AUTUMN EXHIBITIONS AT HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE Open to View - Tue, Wed & Fri 10am - 3pm. Thu 11am - 3pm. Check our website for Sunday opening times. Closed Monday & Saturday. For more information and up-to-date exhibition listings, please visit our website. www.helmsleyarts.co.uk @helmsleyarts

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ANNA VIALLE Tue 4 Sep - Fri 5 Oct

(Shared Exhibition)

I discovered my style 2 years ago after 30 years of frustration trying to find it! I was trying to relax after some difficult shifts as a mental health nurse when I started a piece called Cucullia argentea, a pen and watercolour illustration of 24 individually drawn moths. I found it very relaxing drawing something so intrinsically detailed over and over again. I found myself focusing so intensely that I was able to forget the worries of work. My focus is precision drawn, pen and watercolour drawings. I am inspired by the colours and designs of Victorian prints, Japanese woodblock prints & my passion for nature.

RICHARD MACKNESS Tue 4 Sep - Fri 5 Oct

(Shared Exhibition)

As a sculptor, drawing has the immense attraction of being free from the constraints of gravity, and of physical structure a wonderful opportunity to play. Such an opportunity presented itself to me a little while ago when I came upon a sheet of plywood that, being outdoors for years had split apart and opened up like a book. I decided to bring it into my studio and ‘illustrate’ this mysterious book. Carefully I separated the pages and cut them to size, and began to draw. After a time it became clear that I was creating a journal, a kind of traveler’s log, with each page a view of something encountered in a strange, far away land.

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BETH HODGES Tue 9 Oct - Fri 2 Nov

Beth Hodges’ work seeks to celebrate the colour, texture and rhythms of the landscape. Mainly a painter of oils, Beth has recently been employing a variety of media with which to express the energy of landscape including charcoal, ink and linoprint. Beth begins her work outside where the raw subject and light are key and then develops the painting in her studio in Worcestershire. Beth gained a B Ed at Cambridge, specialising in art under the direction of Philip Rundall. For many years she was a student under Cecily Sash, the renowned South African artist, based in the Welsh Borders. As a teacher of primary aged children, she is enthusiastically committed to the importance of art in the curriculum now more than ever, that it must be diverse in range, inclusive and fun.

SALLY PARKIN Tue 6 Nov - Fri 4 Jan

(Shared Exhibition)

Since leaving the Royal College of Art, Sally has lived and worked in Farndale. For many years she taught and lectured at various Colleges of Art and Woodleigh School. Since retiring from teaching she has continued to be a practising artist working from her studio at home. Her work is informed by the landscape around her but also by a curiosity in the place of people and other living beings in the world. As well as making many different types of print she also paints, mainly small scale, usually in oil on board. She has exhibited widely and her work is held in many private and some public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain.

TIM ROBERTS Tue 6 Nov - Fri 4 Jan

(Shared Exhibition)

Tim Roberts studied fine art at the Sir John Cass School of Art and then at Chelsea School of Art back in the late seventies before taking a thirty-year career break, returning to full-time painting about six years ago. As well as acknowledging his debt to the Romantic Modernists, Tim Roberts also draws on the work of a later generation of painters - John Tunnard, Adrian Heath, Victor Pasmore, Bill Scott, William Gear – in the search for a harder-edged representation of an increasingly compromised idea of the sublime.

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CLASSES

BALLET WITH JILL ROBERTSON Children’s classes are held on a Saturday in term time from 10am for children 3+, with Mrs Jill Robertson, a qualified and registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. Ladies’ Class held on a Monday 10.45am - 11.45am. All standards welcome. For more info contact Jill - jillrobertson@hotmail.co.uk 01642 762911 or Jean - classical@helmsleyarts.co.uk 01439 771109

YOGA WITH NADJA SCHUTT Thursdays in term time 9am - 10.30am £9 per class | £40 for a block of 5 classes. Fun, relaxing and uplifting yoga classes for all levels of experience. Enjoy gentle movement, breathing and peace and go home feeling energised, centred, happy and refreshed. To book contact Nadja Schutt 07795 837738

nadja.schutt@yahoo.com

HARMINIS! WITH KATE SMITH Fridays in term time | 10am - 11am One full term payment £70 | Two half termly payments £37.50 Musical Fun for your Little Ones! Let’s sing and dance and learn new songs and rhymes! Play with the parachute and meet the puppets! These sessions introduce preschool children to Rhythm, Tempo and Pitch and often combine movement with playing instruments. To book contact Kate Smith 01653 658058

kate@harminis.com

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RYEDALE WRITERS Sep 17

Oct 15

Nov 19

We meet monthly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Studio Bar. All writers, at all levels of experience welcome. Contact us at ryedalewritershelmsleyarts@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.ryedalewritershelmsleyarts.co.uk

BRIDGE WITH JACK STOCKEN Classes start Mon 1st Oct | £125 per course (8 weeks) Bridge classes with Yorkshire’s No 1 teacher, Jack Stocken. Bridge is a game for all ages; no need to bring a partner - play in a fun and friendly atmosphere.Beginners classes will also take place in October 2018. To book contact Jack Stocken 07775 892720 jack@yorkshirebridge.com yorkshirebridge.co.uk

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Why not start your own class and hold it at Helmsley Arts Centre? Contact us for more details.


FRIENDS

BECOME A FRIEND The Friends of HAC enjoy personalised social events through the year whilst at the same time giving vital support to HAC by supporting fundraising events during the year. If you are keen to support HAC, raise funds and meet others who share a passion for the arts, complete the form below to sign up for an annual membership for just £20. Send us your application form and we’ll get in touch to tell you more!

EVENTS

GARDEN PARTY WITH AFTERNOON TEA AND THE MARDI GRAS TRIO At West Newton Grange, Oswaldkirk, Y062 5YF Fri 17 Aug

2.30pm - 4.30pm

£10

TRIP TO THORP PERROW Tue 16 Oct

11am - 4.30pm

£25

Thorp Perrow is situated close to the historic town of Bedale in the Yorkshire Dales. Not only is it a family house, but has the most important Arboretum in the North of England. The Arboretum covers 100 acres and is currently home to 5 National Plant collections and 51 Champion Trees. October is a glorious month to see the Arboretum at its best in a blaze of autumnal colour. A guided tour has been arranged for our party and will enhance your visit. Mobility scooters available if booked in advance. There will be various pick-up points around Ryedale, full details to be released soon.

QUIZ NIGHT Thu 15 Nov

7pm

£5 per person

See page 14 for more info!

FRIENDS OF HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE BECOME A FRIEND - APPLICATION FORM First Name:___________________________________

Surname:_______________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Postcode:____________________________________ Telephone:_______________________________ Email:________________________________________________________________________________ I give my consent to be contacted by The Friends of HAC regarding fundraising, membership and events.

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Please send completed application forms to: Friends, Helmsley Arts Centre, Old Meeting House Court, Helmsley, Y062 5DW

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GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED AT THE HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE

Illustration courtesy of Tony Husband

VOLUNTEERS Would you like to meet new people, learn new skills and support your local Arts Centre? Why not come along to our coffee, cake and conversation mornings and find out how you can get involved? Thursdays 11am till 12noon

Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1 & Dec 6.

Our volunteering opportunities include: Front of House Exhibitions

Bar Staff (training provided) Leaflet/Poster Distribution

Friday Café Gardening

For further information about volunteering, please contact Julia on 01439 771704 or email: volunteering@helmsleyarts.co.uk

100 CLUB LOTTERY! Take part in our 100 club lottery: for as little as £3 per month you’ll not only be helping HAC but may also win a cash prize in the monthly draw. Draws are made in the Friday café on the last Friday of the month. Entry forms from the Box Office.

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BOX OFFICE 01439 771700


JOIN US

1812 THEATRE COMPANY The 1812 Theatre Company is our in-house amateur company, with a rich and varied show history as well as musical/comic revues and the annual Christmas show/panto. We normally stage three major productions every year and two smaller productions in the studio bar. We are a lively and friendly group and are always looking to welcome new faces. Whatever age, with or without experience, there are many ways you can join in or give us support. Contact Jean Sheridan on 01439 772388 or email jean.sheridan111@btinternet.com

1812 YOUTH THEATRE Two groups meeting weekly in term time, exploring all sorts of theatre and performance styles and producing two productions a year. Have fun working together and developing your skills, either onstage or backstage. Cost

ÂŁ45 per term

To join or for more info contact Youth Theatre Director Natasha Jones on 01439 772112 or email director@helmsleyarts.co.uk

1812 THEATRE TYKES Performance and drama is invaluable for young children, encouraging communication, confidence, creativity, initiative, independence and collaboration. These sessions, led by Natasha Jones, are fun, energetic and engaging with a view to performing and sharing what has been learnt. Cost

ÂŁ45 per term

To join or for more info contact Natasha on 01439 772112 or email director@helmsleyarts.co.uk

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OCT

Cinema

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Thu 6 Sep, 7pm

NT Live

Julie

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Fri 7 Sep, 8pm

Comedy

Sitting Room Comedy

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Wed 12 Sep, 7pm

RSC Live

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Sat 15 Sep, 7.30pm

Theatre

Black is the Color of My Voice

8

Sun 16 Sep, 10am-4pm

Workshop

Linocutting Workshop

9

Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

The Happy Prince

6

Fri 21 Sep, 7.30pm

Music

The Snake Davis Band

9

Sat 22 Sep, 8pm

Theatre

Me & Thee Theatre: Hiding

9

Wed 26 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

The Bookshop

Thu 27 Sep, 7pm

NT Live

King Lear

10

Fri 28 - Sat 29 Sep, 7.30pm

Talk

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

10

Wed 3 Oct, 7.30pm

Cinema

Christopher Robin

Fri 5 Oct, 7pm

Talk

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

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Sat 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Music

Keep it Cash

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Wed 10 Oct, 7.30pm

Cinema

The Children Act

Fri 12 Oct, 8pm

Comedy

Sitting Room Comedy

Sun 14 Oct, 2.30-4pm

Workshop

Saxophone Workshop with Jonathan Radford 11

Sun 14 Oct, 7.30pm

Music

Tour de Sax

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Thu 18 - Sat 20 Oct, 7.30pm

Theatre

1812 Theatre Company: Lettice & Lovage

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Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm

Cinema

Swimming with Men

6

Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm

Theatre

It’s Different for Girls

12

Workshop

Clothes Making for Beginners

12

Family Cinema

Incredibles 2

Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm Wed 31 Oct, 2.30pm

Fri 2 Nov, 8pm

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Comedy

Sitting Room Comedy

Sat 3 Nov, 2.30pm

Family Theatre

The Frog & the Princess

Sun 4 Nov, 7.30pm

Music

Gigspanner

Wed 7 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

The King of Thieves

Fri 9 Nov, 7.30pm

Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre: The Owl & The Pussycat

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Sun 11 Nov, 3pm

Bolshoi Ballet Live

La Sylphide

13

Wed 14 Nov, 7pm

RSC Live

Troilus & Cressida

14

Thu 15 Nov, 7pm

Quiz

Quiz Night

14

Fri 16 Nov, 8pm

Comedy

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

14

Sun 18 Nov, 2.30pm

Music

York Guildhall Orchestra

15

Tue 20 Nov, 7pm

NT Live

The Madness of George III

15

Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

A Star is Born

Fri 23 Nov, 7.30pm

Music

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

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Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

Bad Times at the El Royale

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Sat 1 - Sun 9 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Pantomime

1812 Pantomime: Red Riding Hood

Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm

Cinema

First Man

Fri 14 Dec, 7.30pm

Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Wed 19 Dec, 7.30pm

Cinema

Bohemian Rhapsody

Sun 23 Dec, 3pm

Bolshoi Ballet Live

The Nutcracker

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HALF TERM FUN

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