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AUTUMN 2021

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

www.helmsleyarts.co.uk


ARTS FOR EVERYONE IN RYEDALE - AND BEYOND

Illustration courtesy of Tony Husband

Helmsley Arts Centre is a meeting place for the creatively curious; a community led, social hive with opportunities to be creative, and experience high-quality arts and culture. Our community is the core of HAC. The 1812 Theatre Company and 1812 Youth Theatre, our volunteers, outreach projects with local schools, Technical Theatre Training, Musical Memories, Harminis, Community partnerships, HAC Choir, Ryedale Writers, Friday Morning Cafe and more! Our events offer the broadest range of theatre, music of all genres, comedy, spoken word, talks, exhibitions, classes, workshops, courses, cinema, live screenings from National Theatre Live, RSC & Bolshoi Ballet as well as half term and holiday activities for all ages across all art forms, from ballet, yoga and creative writing to crafts, musical theatre and a huge variety of art exhibitions throughout the year.

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SUPPORT US

Did you know Helmsley Arts Centre is a charity? You can help us to meet our annual fundraising target of £80,000 to keep our doors open for our community.

There are many ways you can get involved and help secure our future: Become a Patron - A regular donor making a huge difference Become a Sponsor - Sponsor an event, a production, a young person’s membership and more Name a Seat - Personalise your very own seat in the auditorium Leave a Legacy Gift - A gift for future generations Make a one-off or regular donation - Be part of a community giving back Join Easyfundraising www.easyfundraising.co.uk - Shop online and support us Host a Fundraising event - A sponsored sing, a cake stall, a gala dinner... As a registered charity (1058130) Helmsley Arts Centre can claim Gift Aid on donations. If you are a UK tax payer, for every £1 you give, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC For more information on how you can support HAC: Visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk Email fundraising@helmsleyarts.co.uk Call 01439 770292

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GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER 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? Tuesdays

11am until 12noon

2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec

Our Volunteering opportunities include: Artist Liason Exhibitions

Front of House Gardening

Bar Staff (training provided) Building Maintenance

Friday Café Box Office

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

FRIENDS OF HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE The Friends of HAC enjoy personalised social events throughout 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, download a form from... https://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/get-involved/friends-100-club or contact Box Office on 01439 771700 to sign up for an annual membership for just £20.

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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JOIN US

1812 THEATRE COMPANY The 1812 Theatre Company is our in-house amateur company, with a rich and varied show history, producing four productions and the ever-popular 1812 Pantomime each year. They’re always keen to welcome new members. Whatever age, with or without experience, there are many ways you can join in on or offstage! The 1812 also has a play reading group which is open to all and provides an opportunity to read a variety of play scripts. Contact Jean Sheridan on 01439 772388 or email 1812theatreco@gmail.com

1812 YOUTH THEATRE The 1812 Youth Theatre meets weekly in term time to take part in workshops, or rehearsals for productions, or to devise projects. Members are encouraged to develop their acting skills, to learn about the technical and ‘backstage’ aspects of theatre and to explore new ideas. Working to create good theatre takes a lot of discipline and commitment - to the production and to everyone else in it. It’s also a lot of fun! Working together like this does a lot to increase our members’ self confidence and their ability to express themselves and to communicate. Group 1 | 5-7yrs | Wednesday | 4-5pm Group 2 | 8-10yrs | Wednesday | 5.30-6.30pm Group 3 | 11-13yrs | Tuesday | 4.30pm-6pm Group 4 | 14-18yrs | Tuesday | 6.30pm-8.30pm Cost: £50 per term To join or for more info contact Youth Theatre Director Natasha Jones on 01439 772112 or director@helmsleyarts.co.uk

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CLASSES, ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

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 with the Royal Academy of Dance. Ladies’ Class held on a Monday, 11am - 12noon. All standards welcome. For more info contact Jill jillrobertson@hotmail.co.uk

01642 762911

BRIDGE WITH WITH YORKSHIRE’S NO 1 TEACHER, JACK STOCKEN

Please visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk for dates and more info | £125 per course (8wks) Bridge is a game for all ages; no need to bring a partner - play in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All courses, including beginners classes, start in October 2021. To book contact Jack Stocken 07775 892720 jack@yorkshirebridge.com yorkshirebridge.co.uk

LEARN TO PAINT IN WATERCOLOUR WITH ALEZZ ART Wednesdays 9.45am-12.15pm | £100 for an 8 week course 15 Sep -10 Nov (no class on 6 Oct). All materials provided. For further details contact Alison 07783 931661 email: allez.art@hotmail.com

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY:

5 WEEK PROJECT WITH REBECCA ROWAN Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 & Oct 2 | 10am | £50 Sun 10 Oct | 10.30am - Coffee Morning Celebration at HAC Join local photographer Rebecca Rowan in an online engagement photography project, where Helmsley residents can meet, and through simple photographic exercises, enjoy the benefits of connecting with nature. For more info and to book your place visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk or call Box Office 01439 771700. For an informal chat to see if this project is for you, please contact Rebecca rebecca@mindfulphotography.org.uk www.mindfulphotography.org.uk

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REGULAR ACTIVITES

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE (HAC) CHOIR Please check www.helmsleyarts.co.uk for Choir start dates, times & location. Develop your singing voice in a relaxed and friendly environment with singer and choral leader Jessa Liversidge. The sessions will cover a wide range of music, including pop, folk and classic, and all levels of experience are very welcome. Come along for a fun evening of music and experience the joy of group singing! To join the choir mailing list please email director@helmsleyarts.co.uk

RYEDALE WRITERS Mondays at 7pm | HAC Studio Bar | Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15 All writers, at all levels of experience, are welcome. Contact us at jean.sheridan111@btinternet.com www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/get-involved/ryedale-writers

YOGA WITH NADJA SCHUTT Thursdays in term time 9am - 10.30am £50 for Block of 5 Sessions | £12 per drop in session (Please contact for availability.) 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

nadjaschutt@gmail.com

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

THE ARTS SOCIETY HELMSLEY

6th Sep: What did the Greeks and Romans Ever Do for Art? Lecturer: Gillian Hovell 4th Oct:

The Healing Power of Plants Lecturer: Timothy Walker

1st Nov: The Bayeux Tapestry Lecturer: Imogen Corrigan Lectures are held in the Helmsley Arts Centre auditorium at 7.30 pm. Annual membership costs £50 for nine lectures. Visitors are welcome and are asked to make a suggested donation of £10. For more information please contact Felicity Hurst on 01653 628912 or felicity93@gmail.com www.theartssocietyhelmsley.org

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AUTUMN MAVIS SPARKLE

M6 THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Sun 3 Oct

Family £28

2.30pm

Child £7 / Adult £9

(2 adults & 2 children/1 adult & 3 children)

Written by Gilly Baskeyfield & Dot Wood Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield Over the past year we’ve learnt how important key workers are and Mavis Sparkle is no exception! A cleaner with an extraordinary story to tell, Mavis is on a journey north to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes. With a cleaning trolley full of secrets and surprises, and a little help from Spike the hedgehog, Mavis moves ever closer to making her dream come true. Featuring a heart-warming mix of illusion, animation and captivating performance, this life-affirming production inspires us all to be brave, dust away doubts and reach for the stars! For ages 4+ and anyone who ever had a dream. “Enchanting… a treasure trove of delights” The Stage “A delightful family show” British Theatre Guide

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AGE

4+


HALF TERM FAMILY FILM

SPIRIT UNTAMED Sun 24 Oct

2.30pm

£8 / U16s £5.50

Cast: Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin Animated feature film based on the Spirit Riding Free series about a group of three friends and their horses, who together experience coming of age and the power of friendship.

PICKLED IMAGE

WOODLAND TALES WITH GRANDAD

AGE

3+

Fri 29 Oct 2.30pm Child £7 / Adult £9 Family £28 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley. Laura the Ladybird, Jeffrey the Spider, Brett the Woodlouse and Willoughby the Woodpecker are worried. Velda the Vixen knows there’s one person who can help them – Grandad. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? And will the mystery stranger help? This is an incredible show with an important environmental message to share. 9


EXHIBITIONS

JUNE HARDY Wed 1 Sep - Fri 29 Oct June is inspired by the natural world and landscapes in Yorkshire and beyond. Her style is graphic and linear with blocks of colour and she works in acrylic gouache. This series of rocky landscapes is worked in a limited colour palette. There is much more freedom with mixed media. June uses handmade papers, found papers, acrylics and inks to create the textures and colours of plant material and landscapes. www.junehardyartist.com

Open to View Tue, Wed & Fri Thu 10

10am - 3pm 11am - 3pm

Check our website for Sunday opening times. Closed Monday & Saturday.


ANDY BRODERICK Tue 2 Nov - Fri 17 Dec Originally from Kilkenny in the Republic of Ireland, Andy Broderick arrived in the UK in 1997 to study Fine Art at Teesside University and since graduating in 2000, has been working as an artist from his studio in Saltburn on the North Yorkshire coast, exhibiting widely throughout the country and internationally. Andy draws from objects within nature and is interested in portraying the living essence of these subjects. www.andybroderick.com

For more information and up-to-date exhibition listings, please visit our website. www.helmsleyarts.co.uk facebook.com/HelmsleyArtsCentre

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CINEMA DREAM HORSE Wed 1 Sep

Wed 13 Oct

Dream Alliance is an unlikely race horse bred by small-town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites.

LAND

7.30pm

Cast - Joe Alwyn, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones

A pair of interwoven stories, set in the past and present, follow an ambitious journalist determined to solve the mystery of a forbidden love affair at the centre of a trove of secret love letters from 1965.

SPIRIT UNTAMED

7.30pm

Sun 24 Oct

Cast - Sarah Dawn Pledge, Demian Bichir, Robin Wright

A bereaved woman seeks out a new life, off the grid in Wyoming.

IN THE HEIGHTS Wed 15 Sep

£8 / U16s £5.50 LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

7.30pm

Cast - Owen Teale, Damian Lewis, Toni Collette

Wed 8 Sep

TICKETS

Cast - Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin

Animated feature film based on the Spirit Riding Free series about a group of three friends and their horses, who together experience coming of age and the power of friendship.

THE NEST

7.30pm

Wed 3 Nov

Cast - Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins

7.30pm

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Cast - Carrie Coon, Jude Law, Oona Roche

SUPERNOVA

THE LAST BUS

Wed 22 Sep

TBC

2.30pm

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

7.30pm

Wed 10 Nov

TBC

7.30pm

Cast - Colin Firth, Pippa Haywood, Stanley Tucci

Cast - Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan

Sam and Tusker are travelling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.

An old man whose wife has just passed away uses his free local bus pass to travel to the other end of the UK, to where they originally moved from.

RESPECT

THE WORLD TO COME Wed 29 Sep

Wed 17 Nov

7.30pm

TBC

7.30pm

Cast - Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald

Cast - Vanessa Kirby, Katherine Waterston, Casey Affleck

Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighbouring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.

The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

NO TIME TO DIE STILLWATER Wed 6 Oct

7.30pm

Cast - Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin

A father travels from Oklahoma to France to help his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she didn’t commit.

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Fri 19 & Wed 24 Nov

7.30pm

Cast - Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Daniel Craig

Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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SEPTEMBER

15% off your bill

Come and join us for a pre-event dinner or after show dinner with a booking. Present the ticket and receive 15% off your bill on the performance night stated on your ticket. Tel 01439 771044

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HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW Sat 4 Sep

7.30pm

£14 / U18s £7

“Just Like That!” is embarking on a new tour after sell-out successes across the UK. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour - The ‘Lost’ Episodes) giving “a perfect illusion of time travel” and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” as the man in the fez. Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian.

HAC STUDIO BAR SOCIAL & OPEN MIC NIGHT Fri 10 Sep

7.30pm

£5 (free for performers)

A social evening in HAC’s studio bar with the opportunity to hear local musicians perform. The bar will be open serving beer from Helmsley Brewery and Brass Castle Brewery along with an assortment of Gin and wine from Helmsley Wines. To book a place to perform please email director@helmsleyarts.co.uk.

ANDRÉ RIEU’S 2021 SUMMER CONCERT: TOGETHER AGAIN Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sep

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

The King of the Waltz has handpicked his all time favourite show tunes, operatic arias and dance numbers from stages around the world - featuring many performances never seen before on the big screen. André brings together performers from all over the world in one global spectacular to make you smile, sing and dance. Featuring performances from São Paulo, Mainau, Bucharest, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Istanbul. André Rieu invites you to come together again with friends, family and loved ones for a heart-warming concert.

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SEPTEMBER

DUNGAREE DISCOVERY WORKSHOP

A 2 DAY GUIDED SEWING WORKSHOP WITH TABITHA GROVE Sun 12 & Sun 19 Sep

10am - 5pm

£155

Age 14+

Dungarees - they must be the most versatile garment out there. Perfect for any gender, any age, they’re practical, casual, smart and even sexy. Learn how to make them and you can make yourself a wardrobe ready for anything! Join Costumier and Artist Tabitha Grove over two days to make your very own dungarees, made to measure. Bring your own sewing machine, basic skills required. All other materials and light refreshments provided.

PYRAMUS AND THISBE PRODUCTIONS

HOLMES AND WATSON: THE FAREWELL TOUR

BY STUART FORTEY, DIRECTED BY DAVID ROBERTSON Fri 17 Sep

7.30pm

£12 / U18s £6

Before slipping into well-earned retirement, Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon his long-time companion Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles. For the first time ever they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases - The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse - an affair upon whose outcome the security of Europe once hung by a thread. “This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” The Northern Echo

PATTI BOULAYE ‘ARETHA AND ME’ Sat 18 Sep

8pm

£18

Following sell-outs of her fascinating “Aretha & Me” show, the awardwinning singer and musical theatre star, Patti Boulaye, is coming to Helmsley on 18th September 2021. Critics say: Boulaye’s appeal lies as much in her ability to charm an audience as it does to woo them with a sublime talent as this production proves.” (The Stage) “I was totally smitten by Patti Boulaye “ (Musical Theatre Magazine) “Makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison” (Cabaret Hotline) “Has the packed room hollering for more” (Lord Archer - The Spectator)

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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

DALISO CHAPONDA: APOCALYPSE NOT NOW Sat 25 Sep

8pm

£15

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life. It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

IMOGEN COOPER - PIANIST Sun 26 Sep

7pm

£20 (3 Classical events package £50)

Programme: Schubert - Allegretto in C minor D915 Beethoven - Sonata in A flat major Op. 110 Beethoven - Diabelli Variations Op. 120 Recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Imogen has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. She has dazzled audiences and orchestras throughout her distinguished career, bringing to the concert platform her unique musical understanding and lyrical quality.

MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE Sat 2 Oct

7.30pm

£20

Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest performers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers. Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the period and showcasing many of Bessie’s songs. JULIA TITUS (vocals), SAM KELLY (drums), DOM BARNETT (MD/piano), TONY QUNTA (acoustic guitar), MARIANNE WINDHAM (double bass), CLARE HIRST (sax/clarinet), CLAUDE DEPPA/KEVIN DAVY (trumpet), ANDY WILKIN (narration).

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OCTOBER

MARK WATSON: THIS CAN’T BE IT Thu 7 Oct

8pm

£20

Age 14+

We’ve all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don’t worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he’s halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one. Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the ‘Taskmaster’ survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we’ll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

HAPPY IDIOT IN ASSOCIATION WITH WORTHING THEATRES AND MUSEUM PRESENTS

NOT: LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER A PARODY OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER BY DH LAWRENCE. Sat 9 Oct

7.30pm

£23

This laughter-filled parody of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel will bring you high drama, high comedy and highly-raised eyebrows. With kind permission of Lesley Pollinger, Paper Lion Ltd as Trustee for The Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli, c/o Micheline Steinberg Associates. info@steinplays.com

★★★★★ “A perfectly crafted production of comic genius.” Mind the Blog

★★★★★ “Pacy, but poignant. Raunchy, yet reflective.” Gloucestershire Echo

NT LIVE

FOLLIES Fri 15 Oct

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Please note this is a recorded broadcast, ‘filmed live in front of an audience in 2017

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OCTOBER

KATHRYN STOTT - PIANIST Sun 17 Oct

7pm

£20 (3 Classical events package £50)

Programme: Siciliano -J S Bach (arranged Wilhem Kempff) Holberg Suite: Praeludium, Sarabande, Gavotte, Air, Rigaudon - Grieg Valse Triste- Sibelius Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J S Bach (arranged Myra Hess) Isolde’s Liebestod - Wagner (transcribed Liszt) Prelude in B minor - J S Bach (transcribed Siloti) Valses Nobles et Sentimentales - Ravel Danny Boy - Traditional (arranged Stephen Hough) Moscow Nights - Solovyov-Seday (arranged Stephen Hough) Embraceable You - Gershwin (arranged Earl Wild) Kathryn Stott is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative musicians and among today’s most engaging pianists.

1812 THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

ABSENT FRIENDS BY ALAN AYCKBOURN Wed 20 - Sat 23 Oct 7.30pm & Sat 23 Oct 2.30pm (Q&A with Director & Company - Fri 22) £10 / U18 £5 Directed by Duncan Lewis This classic comedy sees Colin’s friends arrange a tea-party to comfort him over his recent bereavement. They are understandably on edge about what to say to him. However, Colin’s total acceptance of his situation - and the fulfilling time spent with his fiancée - only serves to highlight and widen the rifts in the relationships of his friends Diana, Paul, John, Evelyn and Marge. ‘Ayckbourn’s finest play’, Harold Hobson, Sunday Times.

SNAKE DAVIS & ROBIN A SMITH Sat 30 Oct

7.30pm

£20

An award-winning arranger, composer and piano player, one of the most versatile musicians in the industry, Snake and Robin have been sparring partners for decades. Robin’s credits include Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Kanye West, The 2 Cellos, Enrique, Rod Stewart and Mike Oldfield. This will be Robin’s first time at HAC and the pair are super excited at the prospect of being reunited in real life after 18 months of on-screen only collaborations. There will be quite different flavours tonight including classical folk pop and jazz.

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NOVEMBER

HANNAH JAMES & TOBY KUHN Sat 6 Nov

7.30pm

£13

Hannah James and Toby Kuhn are a dazzling combination. Hannah is an award-winning musician, dancer, songwriter and singer, a creative force renowned for her work with Lady Maisery, Seasick Steve, Maddy Prior and Songs of Separation with Eliza Carthy, Karine Polwart and others. Toby is a globetrotting French cellist whose post-classical, inventive, improvisational playing combines beautifully with Hannah to create a charismatic, playful chemistry. If you’re looking for warmth, honesty and musical excellence, look no further. This folk is full of soul. www.hannahjamesmusic.com | www.godalkanje.org/toby-kuhn

PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH LIBBY BURGESS Sun 7 Nov 10am - 12noon 6 places available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis. Join Libby Burgess for a morning piano masterclass, for pianists aged 11-18yrs, at Grade 7 and above. All proceeds go to Help Musicians, Youth Music, Live Music Now and Future Talent. Libby teaches professionals and students across the country, is in demand as a summer school tutor, was previously Head of Keyboard at Eton College, and leads regular workshops for Steinway Hall giving opportunities to children from inner-city schools.

PROJECT 48 WITH PIANIST LIBBY BURGESS

BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER (‘THE 48’) Sun 7 Nov £20 per concert or £35 for both Book 1: 2.30 - 4.30pm Book 2: 7.30 - 9.30pm Pianist Libby Burgess performs Bach’s epic “48”, in every one of England’s 48 counties, raising funds for musical charities in the wake of the pandemic. www.bachproject48.co.uk

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NOVEMBER

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: IN CHARGE

Fri 12 Nov 7.30pm VOLUNTEER

£13

Age 15+

The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with Would younew like tothat meet new people, learn new skills and support your local a spectacular show will trample your expectations. The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions Arts Centre? Why not come along to our coffee, cake and conversation into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in mornings and out how you can get involved? charge in brilliant andfind bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening May like no5, other… Hilarious 11am until 12noon Jun 2, Jul 7 Tuesday’s scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! “Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos” Telegraph “Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed.” Guardian

HOTBUCKLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Sat 13 Nov

7.30pm

£13 / U18s £6.50

Great Expectations tells of the orphan Pip’s journey from boyhood to manhood as he seeks to find his place in an inhospitable world. We follow him from the marshes of Kent to London, where he aims to further his education and become a gentleman with the aid of a large fortune from a secret benefactor. It is a story of love and loss, of guilt and shame, fear and courage, brought vividly to life by Hotbuckle.

BARBICAN STRING QUARTET Sun 14 Nov

7pm

£20 (3 Classical events package £50)

Programme: Bach - Fugues (arranged by Mozart K. 405) Britten - String Quartet no. 2 in C major Schubert - String Quartet no. 15 in G major The London based Barbican String Quartet is an exciting young ensemble quickly establishing themselves internationally. Claimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (The Telegraph) the quartet was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and it consists of violinists Amarins Wierdsma and Tim Crawford, violist Christoph Slenczka and cellist Yoanna Prodanova.

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NOVEMBER

DECKIN’ THE HALLS WORKSHOP

WITH TABITHA GROVE Sun 14 Nov

10am - 4pm

£25

Age 14+

Christmas is the time to make absolutely everything look beautiful. So why not come along to this festive workshop run by artist and all-round Christmas-lover Tabitha Grove to make your very own stunning decorations, garlands, and Christmas trinkets. You’ll learn simple and very handy sewing and paper skills along the way! All materials, equipment and light refreshments provided.

THUNDER HAMMER Sat 20 Nov

8pm

£13

With a list of Festival appearances and sold out concerts, including their ground-breaking Trentham Gardens headline to over 2000 people; Thunder Hammer have earned the reputation of one of the greatest acts to hit the circuit since the “Monsters of Rock” reigned the earth. Expect hits from AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Dio, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, Queen and Led Zeppelin to name but a few. Performed with the energy and rebellious swagger that will transport you back into the golden era of Rock. www.thunderhammer.co.uk

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

SPARTACUS Sun 21 Nov

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slavery and are separated by slave dealers. His love for her and his desire for freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives. But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.

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DECEMBER

BEAUTY AND THE

BEAST A ‘TALE AS OLD AS PANTOMIME’ BY TOM WHALLEY Join our in-house theatre company for the ever popular 1812 Panto! Directed by Natasha Jones | Choreography by Ashton Danby

Matinées: Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11, Sun 12 Dec 2.30pm Evenings: Sat 4, Tue 7, Wed 8, Thu 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 Dec 7.30pm Tickets £15 / U16 £7.50 Family Ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children)

EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANY PRESENTS

MR DICKENS PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL Fri 17 Dec

7.30pm

£12 / U18s £6

In 1858, Charles Dickens came to Yorkshire and gave some celebrated public readings of A Christmas Carol. What must it have been like to be in the audience? This Christmas you can find out! Enjoy a heart-warming evening in the presence of 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 ★★★★★

HAC’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER Sat 18 Dec

7.30pm

£12 inc mince pies

Join us in a festive evening of songs, poetry, prose and good cheer. Warm your cockles with mulled wine and enjoy a mince pie or two while being entertained by storytellers, singers and a whole host of talented local performers to get you in the christmas spirit.

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

NUTCRACKER Sun 19 Dec

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Join us in a festive evening of songs, poetry, prose and good cheer. Warm your cockles with mulled wine and enjoy a mince pie or two while being entertained by storytellers, singers and a whole host of talented local performers to get you in the christmas spirit.

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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 138 people including 2 wheelchair spaces. 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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BOOKING / CONTACT / VISIT

BOOKING Auditorium Seating Plan Call our Box Office Book online Email Pop in

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Come to the Friday Café

Every Friday 10am - 12 noon.

STUDIO BAR AND FRIDAY MORNING CAFÉ Our Studio Bar is open at all our events with a variety of drinks on offer including Beer from Helmsley Brewery and Brass Castle Brewery, and a selection of Wine & Gin from Helmsley Wines. Our Friday Morning Café is open every Friday 10am-12noon serving freshly ground coffee, a variety of teas and a selection of delicious home-made cakes. Come along to our Café and enjoy freshly ground coffee and homemade cake in our Studio Bar or Courtyard Garden. Ideal for a visit after Helmsley’s Friday Market.

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OCT NOV DEC

Exhibition

June Hardy Exhibition

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Wed 1 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

Dream Horse

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Sat 4 Sep, 7.30pm

Theatre

The Tommy Cooper Show

13

Wed 8 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

Land

12

Fri 10 Sep, 7.30pm

Social/Music

HAC Studio Bar Social & Open Mic Night

13

Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sep, 7pm Screening

André Rieu’s 2021 Summer Concert: Together Again

13

Sun 12 & Sun 19 Sep, 10am - 5pm

Workshop

Dungaree Discovery

14

Wed 15 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

In The Heights

12

Fri 17 Sep, 7.30pm

Theatre

Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour

14

Sat 18 Sep, 8pm

Music

Patti Boulaye ‘Aretha & Me’

14

Wed 22 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

Supernova

12

Sat 25 Sep, 8pm

Comedy

Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

15

Sun 26 Sep, 7pm

Classical Music

Imogen Cooper - Pianist

15

Wed 29 Sep, 7.30pm

Cinema

The World To Come

12

Sat 2 Oct, 7.30pm

Music

Ma Bessie & Her Blues Troupe

15

Wed 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Cinema

Stillwater

12

Thu 7 Oct, 8pm

Comedy

Mark Watson: This Can’t Be It

16

Sun 3 Oct, 2.30pm

Family Theatre

Mavis Sparkle

Sat 9th Oct, 7.30pm

Theatre

Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover

16

Wed 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Cinema

Last Letter From Your Lover

12

Fri 15th Oct, 7pm

Screening

NT Live: Follies

16

Sun 17 Oct, 7pm

Classical Music

Kathryn Stott - Pianist

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Wed 21 - Sat 23 Oct, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

1812 Theatre

Absent Friends by Alan Acykbourn

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Sun 24 Oct, 2.30pm

Cinema

Spirit Untamed

Sat 30 Oct, 7.30pm

Music

Snake Davis and Robin A Smith

Fri 29 Oct, 2.30pm

Family Theatre

Woodland Tales with Grandad

Tue 2 Nov - Fri 17 Dec

Exhibition

Andy Broderick

11

Wed 3 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

The Nest

12

Sat 6 Nov, 7.30pm

Music

Hannah James and Toby Kuhn

18

Sun 7 Nov, 10am - 12noon

Masterclass

Piano Masterclasss with Libby Burgess

18

Sun 7 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Classical Music

Project 48 with Pianisit Libby Burgess

18

Wed 10 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

The Last Bus

12

Fri 12 Nov, 7.30pm

Comedy

The Noise Next Door: In Charge

19

Sat 13 Nov, 7.30pm

Theatre

Hotbuckle Productions: Great Expectations

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Sun 14 Nov, 7pm

Classical Music

Barbican String Quartet

19

Sun 14 Nov, 10am - 4pm

Workshop

Deckin’ The Halls with Tabitha Grove

20

Wed 17 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

Respect

12

Fri 19 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

No Time To Die

12

Sat 20 Nov, 8pm

Music

Thunder Hammer

20

Sun 21 Nov, 7pm

Screening

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Spartacus

20

Wed 24 Nov, 7.30pm

Cinema

No Time To Die

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Sat 4 - Sun 12th Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

1812 Theatre

1812 Pantomime: Beauty and the Beast

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Fri 17 Dec, 7.30pm

Theatre

Mr Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

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Sat 18 Dec, 7.30pm

Fundraiser

HAC’s Christmas Cracker

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Sun 19 Dec, 7pm

Screening

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

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