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AUTUMN 2019 SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

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WELCOME!

AUTUMN 2019

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 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 David and Rona Denton Jake Duncombe James and Linda Fenwick Derek and Gilly Gennard Anelay Hart Peter Holmes-Johnson James Holt

Ben and Vicky Houghton David and Rowan Howell Patrick James Anne Jones Jean Kershaw MBE Chris and Anne Little Chris and Brenda Marshall The Earl of Mexborough Christine Morris Richard Murray-Wells Angela Norman-Smith David Obank Hugh and Elisa O’Loughlin Jeff and Eileen Piercey

David and Elaine Powley Ann Procopé Ben Scott Jeannette Shaw Helen Sheard Mandy Spink Harry and Julie Simmonds Jan Titchmarsh Martin Vander Weyer Marguerite Weyer Supporters who wish to remain anonymous

TRUSTS, FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

The Calmcott Trust The Gillham Charitable Trust The Homfray Trust The Kirkby Foundation PUBLIC FUNDERS

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The Samuel Storey Family Charitable Trust The Thirkleby Trust Portland Communications


BOOKING / CONTACT / VISIT

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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

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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.

Come & sample our new coffee at our friday café

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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 Easyfundrasing - 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 136 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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NICK SHARRATT’S RIGHT ROYAL AGE DRAW-ALONG

Sun 27 Oct

2.30pm

£8 Child / £6 Adult

A family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He’ll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book ‘Nice Work for the Cat and the King’ everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist! Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray, and his books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He’s also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels. He’s been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too! Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in. Running time: 75 minutes, no interval. (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

FAMILY CINEMA

TOY StORY 4 Sat 2 Nov 2.30pm £7.50 / U16 £5.50

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NYMAZ PRESENTS:

SOUNDING OUT HELMSLEY Wed 30 Oct to Fri 1 Nov 2019

10.30am - 3.30pm each day Concert Fri 1 Nov, 7-8pm £5 (for 3 days of workshops, includes 1 ticket to the concert for a friend or family member) Three days of folk music workshops for young musicians ages 10-18, led by Tappy Lappy Quartet. Explore the engaging songs, lively melodies and compelling harmonies of English folk! All abilities welcome. Learn new instrumental and vocal techniques, and perform in a concert on the Friday evening alongside Tappy Lappy Quartet. Book before 21 October. For more info: grace@nymaz.org.uk 01904 543382 www.nymaz.org.uk

TAPPY LAPPY QUARTET Fri 1 Nov

7 - 8pm

£5 / U18s £3

English folk group Tappy Lappy Quartet combines traditional with original music to create intricate and captivating arrangements. They feature the soulful melodeon playing of Dave Gray, bewitching vocals of Bryony Bainbridge and driving guitar and fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Matt Jones and Kev Lees. In this one-hour concert the quartet will be joined by young participants from NYMAZ’s Sounding Out residency.

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CINEMA 7.30pm

Wed 23 Oct

Director - Jon Favreau Cast - Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones

7.30pm

Director - Gurinder Chadha Cast - Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

Live-action re-imagining of the 1994 Walt Disney classic The Lion King.

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

THE HUSTLE Wed 11 Sep

£7.50 / U16s £5.50 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

THE LION KING (2019) Wed 4 Sep

TICKETS

7.30pm

TOY STORY 4

Director - Chris Addison Cast - Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson

Sat 2 Nov

A remake of the 1988 comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest.

2.30pm

Director - John Lasseter Cast - Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen

Woody and Buzz go on an adventure to find the one toy who was given away... Bo Peep.

GLORIA BELL Wed 18 Sep

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

7.30pm

Director - Sebastián Lelio Cast - Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Alanna Ubach

Wed 6 Nov

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER Wed 25 Sep

7.30pm

Director - Quentin Tarantino Cast - Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie

7.30pm

DOWNTON ABBEY

Director - Deon Taylor Cast - Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter

Wed 13 Nov

A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.

7.30pm

Director - Marsai Martin Cast - Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Imelda Staunton

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

VITA & VIRGINIA Wed 2 Oct

THE GOLDFINCH

7.30pm

Director - Lino DiSalvo Cast - Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arteton

Wed 20 Nov

It’s the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

THE CURRENT WAR Wed 9 Oct

7.30pm

Director - Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Cast - Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

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7.30pm

Director - John Crowley Cast - Ansel Elgort, Sarah Paulson

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

JUDY Wed 27 Nov

7.30pm

Director - Rupert Goold Cast - Renée Zellweger, Michael Gambon, Anthony Maras

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

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SEPTEMBER

SITTING ROOM COMEDY Fri 6 Sep

7.30pm

£12

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre on his recent arena tour, Andrew Bird kicks off Sitting Room Comedy Club’s autumn season with support from Nick Doody (as heard on The Now Show and The News Quiz), Manford’s New Act of the Year finalist Matt Bragg, and resident compère Tom Taylor.

MARGARET ATWOOD: LIVE IN CINEMAS Tue 10 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over… The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

TAIKO DRUMMING WORKSHOP Sun 15 Sep

10am - 4pm

£25 / 12-16yrs £20

Come and have a go at the exciting and energetic art of Japanese Taiko drumming, which combines elements of music, rhythm, dance and martial arts. You will be taken through the basics, fun practice drills and learn a full piece to play together as a group. Open to beginners and improvers of all ages from 12 and up. Limited to 20 places, so please book early! More info on the Tengu School of Taiko website at: www.tengutaiko.com

SHACKLETON’S CARPENTER Fri 20 Sep

7.30pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Shackleton’s Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the Antarctic ice floes. Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving the 28 strong crew stranded. McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but his skills played an absolutely vital role in saving the entire crew. For all his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal. Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges him one last time. How did he antagonise the hero of Antarctica? How does he come to terms with it?

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SEPTEMBER RICKY COOL AND THE IN CROWD PRESENT

Sat 21 Sep

7.30pm

£15

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd return to Helmsley Arts Centre with their acclaimed stage show ‘A Night at the Flamingo.’ They will take you on a trip back in time to Soho’s most iconic music venue of the early 1960’s and recreate the atmosphere of a typical Flamingo ‘All Nighter.’ Red Hot Rhythm and Blues! Scintillating Ska and Blue beat! Sensational Soul! Ricky Cool and the In Crowd serve up a gorgeous gumbo of sounds, similar to those loved by the early Mods who crammed in to the Flamingo to see and hear some of the greatest bands of the era. JAZZ PIANO

JEFF BARNHART Sun 22 Sept

7.30pm

£12.50 / U18s £6

Popular stride, swing pianist and vocalist Jeff Barnhart makes his debut in Helmsley with a thrilling look at the Classical American Jazz styles of James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and George Gershwin – to name a few. Virtuosity and variety is dished up with Barnhart’s trademark sense of history and humour - not to be missed for fans of hot jazz. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE ENCORE

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Thu 26 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

By Richard Bean. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON -

A TRIBUTE TO SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Sat 28 Sep

7.30pm

£15

As seen on BBC The One Show! The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence and You Can Call Me Al. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians. www.soundsofsimon.co.uk

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OCTOBER

SITTING ROOM COMEDY Fri 4 Oct

7.30pm

£12

As heard on The Rhod Gilbert Show and The Comedy Club, Jenny Collier closes this month’s Sitting Room Comedy Club with support from Helmsley favourite Rob Rouse (as seen on Upstart Crow), English Comedian of the Year finalist Lindsey Santoro, and resident compère Tom Taylor.

KEEP IT CASH Sat 5 Oct

7.30pm

£15

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive. 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.

TOYAH - ACOUSTIC, “UP CLOSE & PERSONAL” Fri 11 Oct

7.30pm

£25

From punk princess to cult stage actress to high priestess of TV, TOYAH WILLCOX is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal. A lively unplugged/storytellers style gig, it will include Toyah performing an acoustic set of her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, forty year career. Toyah will perform stunning, lively acoustic arrangements of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe with her acoustic band. Alongside songs from her latest album Crimson Queen which charted in the UK album charts, April 2019.

IN LOYAL COMPANY DAVID WILLIAM BRYAN Sat 12 Oct

7.30pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of War Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan. May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division. Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.

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OCTOBER CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL

SOFYA GULYAK Sun 13 Oct

7.30pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

In September 2009 the Russian Classical Pianist, Sofya Gulyak, was awarded 1st prize in the Leeds Piano Competition and was the first woman in the history of the competition to be awarded this distinction. Since then she has performed world-wide and this evening will play: Clara Schumann: Variations on Robert Schumann’s theme Op. 20 Brahms: 6 pieces OP.118 (dedicated to Clara Schumann) Chopin: Variations brilliantes Op.12 Rachmaninoff: 5 pieces Op 3 Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brilliante

1812 THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

GOING GREEN BY DAVID TRISTRAM Wed 16 - Sat 19 Oct

7.30pm

£10 / U18s £5

Directed by John Lister. Step forward John Brown, future leader of the Green Party. A man with vision. A man with charisma. But a man with a problem. Forced by a mystery illness to quit his beloved politics, John decides to give one, last blistering farewell speech at the annual conference. The party faithful rise as one to greet their hero. The press cameras crackle and flash. And John stands to deliver his final, stark message to the waiting world. “Go green... or die.” Little could he know just how profound those words would be.

MAKE A CHIC APRON IN A DAY GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE AND LEAVE WITH YOUR OWN PINNY!

WORKSHOP 12

Sun 20 Oct

10am - 5pm

£60

(including materials)

Make a chic cross back apron in a day! With the guidance of Tabitha Grove, costumier and designer for theatre and film, you can leave with your own beautiful and useful garment. Basic sewing machine knowledge is needed (setting up, threading etc.) but all the sewing and cutting skills you will need will be taught step by step. Bring your own machine, all other materials provided. Beginners course suitable for ages 14+.

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OCTOBER / NOVEMBER NT LIVE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Sun 20 Oct

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

DAVID HARPER UNEXPECTED TALES! Sat 26 Oct

7.30pm

£14

Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques! David Harper - As seen on TV! - Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It’s Worth, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole…and lots more. Join the TV celebrity and national treasure David Harper as he shares the stories of his career. BOLSHOI BALLET

RAYMONDA Wed 30 Oct

6pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

The ballet Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

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TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES BY THOMAS HARDY Sun 3 Nov

7.30pm

£13 / U18 £6.50

“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me?” Perhaps Hardy’s fictional masterpiece, Tess of the D’Urbervilles traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield. Driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family, the innocent Tess crosses paths with her ‘cousin’, the dissolute Alec and the gentleman, Angel Clare, with tragic results.

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NOVEMBER NT LIVE

HANSARD Thu 7 Nov

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

AN INTRODUCTION TO TIBET AND TIBETAN MONASTIC CULTURE WORKSHOP

Sat 9 Nov

3 - 4.30pm

Adult £10 / U18 £5

The eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery introduce details of the beautiful costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate, and an opportunity to learn some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer, offer an insight into life in a Buddhist monastery. Suitable for 6+ (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

TIBETAN MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY PRESENT

THE POWER OF COMPASSION -

SACRED DANCE AND MUSIC FROM TIBET Sat 9 Nov

7.30pm

£13 / U18s £6.50

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. ‘The Power of Compassion’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, who open a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism, which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments.

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NOVEMBER

CELEBRATION MOZART YORK GUILDHALL ORCHESTRA Sun 10 Nov

3pm & 7.30pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Rebecca Taylor – piano Simon Wright – conductor String Divertimento in D K.136 Piano Concerto No.9 in Eb, (Jeune homme) K.271 Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 A welcome return from the slimmed-down Guildhall Orchestra, to celebrate the music of Mozart. Pianist Rebecca Taylor, a local musician from Scarborough and the soloist in the concert, now performs on the international scene.

QUIZ NIGHT - JOIN US IN THE STUDIO BAR Thurs 14 Nov

7pm for 7.30pm

£8

(including supper)

Come early, have a drink at the bar, choose a table (maximum 4 persons per table) and settle down for a fun-filled evening. A delicious supper will be provided by the Friends in the break before resuming the second half. Please book in advance.

REMI HARRIS Fri 15 Nov

7.30pm

£13 / U18s 6.50

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK whose unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3. In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes.

HOW ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS IMPACTING MODERN MEDICINE – TACKLING THE SUPERBUG MENACE Sun 17 Nov

2.30pm

£8

Presenters: Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive, Antibiotic Research UK and Dr Neil Todd, Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director, York Teaching Hospital. With an introduction from Patron, the Most Reverend, John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Come and hear what antibiotic resistance is, what we can all do about it and how the locally formed charity Antibiotic Research UK is tackling the problem. Come along with your questions to ask consultant microbiologist Dr Neil Todd.

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NOVEMBER

FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET Sat 23 Nov

7.30pm

£18 / U18s £9

Lucy Russell - violin Marcus Barcham-Stevens - violin Alan George - viola Sally Pendlebury - ‘cello Alan George is the only founding member remaining of the FSQ, who all met as Cambridge undergraduates in 1968. He is here tonight, with a younger generation of players, celebrating their 50th year. Tonight’s programme will include composers Bach, Delius, Glazunov, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Praetorius and Brahms.

BOLSHOI BALLET

LE CORSAIRE Sun 24 Nov

3pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Music: Adolphe Adam Choerography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier (edited by Marius Petipa) On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye…

GIGSPANNER BIG BAND Thu 28 Nov

7.30pm

£20

BBC folk winners, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, join forces with legendary fiddle player Peter Knight’s highly acclaimed trio, Gigspanner. Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, they produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”. They don’t play together often, but when they do, it’s spectacular” 5★★★★★ R2.

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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER NT LIVE

PRESENT LAUGHTER BY NOËL COWARD Fri 29 Nov

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

1812 PANTOMIME

Matinees: Sat 7, Sun 8, Sat 14, Sun 15 Dec 2.30pm Evenings: Sat 7, Tues 10, Wed 11, Thu 12, Fri 13, Sat 14 Dec 7.30pm Tickets £15 / U16 £7.50 Family Ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children) Join our in-house theatre company for the ever popular 1812 pantomime. By Tom Whalley. Directed by Natasha Jones.

BOLSHOI BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER Tue 17 Dec

6pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choerography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa) In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

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EXHIBITIONS

AUTUMN EXHIBITIONS AT HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE LUISA HOLDEN -AN EXPRESSION OF LAND & SEA Tue 3 Sep - Fri 4 Oct An exhibition of new works by York based artist Luisa Holden. Luisa’s paintings are largely inspired by the North Yorkshire Moors, coast and woodland. Working primarily with acrylics and mixed media/ collage, she interprets the landscape and weather in a semi abstract way, portraying the energy and wilderness of her subject matter. Luisa trained at the North Wales School of Art & Design and exhibits regularly throughout Yorkshire and beyond. She has taken part in the Great North Art Show at Ripon, York Open Studios and has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.

CHRIS HALL Tue 8 Oct - Fri 1 Nov The Yorkshire coastline around Flamborough Head, Spurn Point and Bempton Cliffs has been the starting point for much of Chris’ work. The focus is on the vertical structures of the hedgerows and sea defenses that punctuate the multiple horizons of the sea, sky and land. Chris uses hot wax and caustic soda to make lino relief plates. The plates are overlaid using transparent colour to develop depth and texture. The intention is to create a sense of place without direct reference to it.

HAZEL BATTERSBY Tue 8 Oct - Fri 1 Nov Hazel Battersby studied at The Glasgow School of Art. She has exhibited widely in the UK, including at The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. She now teaches at St Peters School in York and develops her own studio practice. Her colourful and energetic paintings are inspired by texture, structure and surface. Through exploration of mark-making, drawing and collage, both abstract and descriptive properties develop and often paintings manifest themselves as expressive landscapes.

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EXHIBITIONS 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

CHARLOTTE CHISHOLM Tue 8 Oct - Fri 1 Nov Charlotte Chisholm studied Fine Art Sculpture in Bristol from 1992 until 1995 and since 1997 has been teaching full-time, dividing her time between her role as Head of Art at St Peters School in York, and developing her practice in her studio in Cumbria. She has exhibited widely both nationally and further afield. Within her work she loosely explores the experience of landscape using ‘found’ materials and photographic media.

LESLEY SEEGER Tue 5 Nov- Fri 3 Jan Lesley Seeger was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1958 and spent her formative years in rural Northumberland, Scotland and North Yorkshire. Inspired by the natural world she works en plein air and completes paintings in the studio. Working on up to seven pieces at a time, each body of work includes both landscapes and semi abstract florals whose styles and methods inform and compliment each other. She is to be found, most of the time in the middle of a field with a wheelbarrow full of paints and canvases.

LU MASON Tue 5 Nov - Fri 3 Jan I have been making mobiles out of cut paper and also out of Perspex for ten years. I am particularly drawn to making shapes that move, casting interesting and changing shadows and patterns. I love the way that light passes through the tinted Perspex, creating a stained-glass like effect around the walls of the room the mobile is hanging in.

www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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CLASSES

COFFEE, CAKE AND CONVERSATION WITH MUSICAL MEMORIES

Wednesdays | £3 per session | Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9 / Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 / Dec 4, 11 Singing in a community group can benefit memory, health and well-being. ‘Coffee, Cake and Conversation’ are fun, relaxed singing sessions with live music, specially adapted songbooks and songs which are transposed to make them particularly suitable for older voices. Participants range from age 30 to 97. www.musicalmemoriescic.org.uk

FILM STUDIES: AWARD WINNING FILMS REVISITED Tuesday’s | 6-8pm | 7 Session Course Sep 24 - Nov 12 (excluding Oct 29) | £53.20 A selection of those which won and those which could’ve won - we reconsider the guiding factors, revisit the films and dare to review the judges’ decision. We also ask just why the Academy Awards are called the ‘Oscars’? BAFTA, Palme d’Or and more, are some films more likely to win depending on the event? Booking essential (course code: C3676411): Visit www.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 | £53.20 or free to those in receipt of a means tested benefit.

HAC CHOIR

Thursdays | 7 - 8.30pm | £5 per session Develop your singing voice in a relaxed and friendly environment. The sessions will cover a wide range of music, including pop, folk and classical, and all levels of experience are very welcome. Come along for a fun evening of music and experience the joy of group singing!

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 10.45 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 9.15 - 10.45am £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

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HARMINIS! WITH KATE TYSON 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 Tyson 01653 658058

kate@harminis.com

facebook.com/harminismusic

RYEDALE WRITERS 16 Sep

21 Oct

18 Nov

16 Dec

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 7 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 2019. To book contact Jack Stocken 07775 892720 jack@yorkshirebridge.com yorkshirebridge.co.uk

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

THE ARTS SOCIETY HELMSLEY

7 October: The Magic of Prague: Czech Art and Culture Lecturer: Gavin Plumley 4 November: The Art of The Joke Lecturer: Susie Harries 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: £50 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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FRIENDS

FRIENDS OF HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE The Friends of HAC enjoy personalised social events through the year whilst 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!

The Friends Committee will be holding a quiz on Thursday 14 Nov in the Studio Bar. Full details can be found at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk Illustration courtesy of Tony Husband

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.

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


GET INVOLVED AT THE HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE 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? Thursday’s 11am until 12 noon

Sep 12, Oct 3, Nov 7 & Dec 5.

Our volunteering opportunities include: Artist Liaison Exhibitions

Front of House Gardening

Bar Staff (training provided) Building Maintenance

Friday Café

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

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 four productions every year plus our family-friendly 1812 panto at Christmas. 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 & TYKES Three 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. See www.helmsleyarts.co.uk for more details. Cost

£45 per term

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

BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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OCT NOV

The Lion King (2019) Sitting Room Comedy Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas The Hustle Taiko Drumming Workshop Gloria Bell Shackleton’s Carpenter Ricky Cool and the In Crowd present: A Night at the Flamingo Jazz Piano: Jeff Barnhart Sometimes Always Never National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Govnors Simon and Garfunkel performed by The Sounds of Simon

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Wed 2 Oct, 7.30pm Fri 4 Oct, 7.30pm Sat 5 Oct, 7.30pm Wed 9 Oct, 7.30pm Fri 11 Oct, 7.30pm Sat 12 Oct, 7.30pm Sun 13 Oct, 7.30pm Wed 16 - Sat 19 Oct, 7.30pm Sun 20 Oct, 10 - 5pm Sun 20 Oct, 7pm Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm Sat 26 Oct, 7.30pm Sun 27 Oct, 2.30pm Wed 30 Oct, 6pm Wed 30 Oct - Fri 1 Nov

Cinema Comedy Music Cinema Music Theatre Classical Music 1812 Theatre Workshop NT Live Cinema Talk Workshop Bolshoi Ballet Live Workshop

Vita & Virginia Sitting Room Comedy Keep It Cash The Current War Toyah “Up Close and Personal” In Loyal Company - David William Bryan Classical Piano Recital: Sofya Gulyak 1812 Theatre Company: Going Green Make a Chic Apron in a Day Workshop A Midsummer Night’s Dream Blinded by the Light David Harper - Unexpected Tales Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong Raymonda NYMAZ presents: SOUNDING OUT Helmsley

FAMILY FUN!

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Fri 1 Nov, 7pm Sat 2 Nov, 2.30pm Sun 3 Nov, 7.30pm Wed 6 Nov, 7.30pm Thu 7 Nov, 7pm Sat 9 Nov, 3-4.30pm Sat 9 Nov, 7.30pm Sun 10 Nov, 3pm & 7.30pm Wed 13 Nov, 7.30pm Thu 14 Nov, 7pm Fri 15 Nov, 7.30pm Sun 17 Nov, 2.30pm Wed 20 Nov, 7.30pm Sat 23 Nov, 7.30pm Sun 24 Nov, 3pm Wed 27 Nov, 7.30pm Thu 28 Nov, 7.30pm Fri 29 Nov, 7pm

Music Family Cinema Theatre Cinema NT Live Workshop Dance/Music Classical Music Cinema Quiz Music Talk Cinema Classical Music Bolshoi Ballet Live Cinema Music NT Live

Tappy Lappy Quartet FAMILY FUN! Toy Story 4 Hotbuckle Theatre Company: Tess of the D’Urbervilles Once Upon a Time in Hollywood National Theatre Live: Hansard An Introduction to Tibet and Tibetan Monastic Culture Tashi Lhunpo Monastry present Power of Compassion York Guildhall Orchestra - Celebration Mozart Downtown Abbey Quiz Night Remi Harris How Antibiotic Resistance is Impacting Modern Medicine The Goldfinch Fitzwilliam String Quartet Bolshoi Ballet Live: Le Corsaire Judy Gigspanner Big Band National Theatre Live: Present Laughter by Noel Coward

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Sat 7 - Sun 15 Dec Tue 17 Dec, 6pm www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Pantomime Bolshoi Ballet Live

1812 Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

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