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SPRING 2018 JANUARY - APRIL

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WELCOME!

SPRING 2018

Welcome to the Spring 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 DONORS

Sir Richard Beckett Bt Sir Michael Carlisle Ken and June Claridge Martin and Jane Constantine Duncan Davidson Jake Duncombe James and Linda Fenwick Anelay Hart Kevin and Nikki Hollinrake Peter Holmes-Johnson David and Rowan Howell Patrick James

Jean Kershaw MBE Chris and Anne Little Chris and Brenda Marshall The Earl of Mexborough Christine Morris Hugh and Elisa O’Loughlin Jeff and Eileen Piercey David and Elaine Powley Ann Procopé Victoria Savile Mandy Silk Jeannette Shaw

Harry and Julie Simmonds Jan Titchmarsh Martin Vander Weyer Doreen Davenport James Holt Oliver James Anne Jones David Obank Helen Sheard Several donors who wish to remain anonymous.

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

Ridgeway Partners Ryedale Lions The Samuel Storey Family Charitable Trust The Split Infinitive Trust The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation The Thirkleby Trust


BOOKING / CONTACT / VISIT

BOOKING

Auditorium Seating Plan

Call our Box Office Book online Email Pop in

STAGE

01439 771700

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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.

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CONTACT & ENQUIRIES

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Write to us

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Keep Up to Date

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Join our email list to receive regular e-bulletins with updated event information. Sign up via our website or ask at the Box Office.

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

@helmsleyarts

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.


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 face out on to the courtyard garden where we host regular summer jazz concerts.

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CINEMA TICKETS £7.50 / U16s £5.50

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Wed 10 Jan

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

LOVING VINCENT

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

WONDER Wed 28 Feb

7.30pm

Director - Stephen Chbosky Cast - Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredible heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Wed 7 Mar

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gough to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

PADDINGTON 2

7.30pm

Director - Michael Gracey Cast - Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

THE POST

7.30pm

Director - Paul King Cast - Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN Wed 31 Jan

7.30pm

Director - David Gordon Green Cast - Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

7.30pm

Director - Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Cast - Douglas Booth, Josh Burdett, Holly Earl.

Wed 24 Jan

Wed 21 Feb

7.30pm

Director - Kenneth Branagh Cast - Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branagh.

Wed 17 Jan

STRONGER

7.30pm

Wed 14 Mar

TBC

7.30pm

Director - Steven Spielberg Cast - Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson

A cover-up, that spanned four U.S. Presidents, pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

JOURNEY’S END Wed 21 Mar

TBC

7.30pm

Director - Angela Robinson Cast - Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote

Director - Saul Dibb Cast - Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones.

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End is the seminal British play about WW1. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintergrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

FILM FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

THE MERCY

Wed 7 Feb

Wed 28 Mar

7.30pm

Director - James Marsh Cast - Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis.

Director - Paul McGuigan Cast - Jamie Bell, Annette Benning, Stephen Graham, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave.

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

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7.30pm

Yachtsman Donal Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea.

Visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk for details


KIDS CINEMA

FERDINAND Wed 14 Feb

2.30pm

Director - Tony Leondis

£7.50 / U16s £5.50

Cast - John Cena

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

MOON ON A STICK

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Thu 15 Feb

2.30pm

£7 child / £8 adult

Follow the courageous Little Red through the forest to her grandmother’s house. With the help of the audience Little Red finds her way through the trees along with her trusty friend Felix the fox who can’t stop sneezing! Will she deliver her food parcel and what will she discover when she arrives at the cottage? Will we meet the big bad wolf and is he as bad as everyone says he is? Moon On A Stick mix charming storytelling and side splitting comedy to tell a story of bravery, friendship and overcoming all the odds. A fun and fabulous fairy tale with a twist.

CIRCUS SKILLS WITH MR DAN THE CIRCUS MAN Sat 17 Feb

10.30am - 3.30pm

Child £25

Spend a day learning how to juggle clubs, perfect the plate spin, master the stilts and even walk on a tight wire! A jam packed day of circus skills to entertain and amaze! Please bring a packed lunch. Children will be supervised, no need for parents to stay! Parents invited at 3pm for a sharing.

BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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JANUARY

JUSTIN HILL

CHANGING FACES OF CHINA: 1992-2017. AN ILLUSTRATED TALK. Fri 19 Jan

7.30pm

£8

Prize-winning novelist and photographer, Justin Hill, first arrived in rural China in 1992, and has spent most of the last 25 years living in and travelling through the world’s most dynamic country. Telling the tales of ordinary Chinese, Justin will be showing how the world’s most populous country has managed the change from Communism to Capitalism, and will be offering a rare glimpse of his personal collection of images.

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

ROMEO & JULIET Sun 21 Jan

3pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

CHRIS WOOD Fri 26 Jan

7.30pm

£15

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. His eagerly awaited new album ‘So Much to Defend’ (officially released 27th Jan 17) was previewed at Cambridge Folk Festival.

DE PROFUNDIS Sat 27 Jan

7.30pm

£10 / U18s £8

‘De Profundis’ is a one act musical monologue, a dramatisation of the infamous, confessional and heartbreaking letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) from his prison cell in Reading Jail. Composed, written and adapted by Paul Dale-Vickers ‘De Profundis’ examines Wilde’s psychological and emotional state as he reflects on his actions, offering deeply profound observations on the nature of love and forgiveness.

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BOX OFFICE 01439 771700


DESIGN AND MAKE A LAMPSHADE WITH GEORGIA WILKINSON Sun 28 Jan

10am - 4pm

£55

Georgia Wilkinson has designed a large range of quirky fabrics and handmade interior products. She enjoys teaching workshops and passing on the skills of pattern design and lampshade making that she has fine-tuned over the years.

WORKSHOP

JANUARY / FEBRUARY

Spend the morning designing and creating your own printing blocks, to print a length of fabric. In the afternoon you will transform this length of fabric into a drum lampshade for either a lamp base or pendant light.

1812 YOUTH THEATRE JUNIORS

ERNIE’S INCREDIBLE ILLUCINATIONS BY ALAN AYCKBOURN Fri 2 Feb 7.30pm £7 / U18s £4

Sat 3 Feb 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Join our junior YT for a bright comedy by the famous English comic playwright about the extraordinary powers of Ernie Fraser, a dreamer with a difference. Ernie has a vivid imagination; and his thoughts have the disconcerting habit of turning into reality…

BOLSHOI BALLET CAPTURED LIVE

THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS Sun 4 Feb

3pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

THE MILE ROSES Sat 10 Feb

7.30pm

£12

Edwina Hayes, Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth mix contemporary original British folk with the smoother sounds of singer-songwriter Americana, as well as haunting ballads and close harmonies. Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio are fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene. Original songs and close three part harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandolin and fiddle.

BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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FEBRUARY / MARCH

SOCIAL BRIDGE

Sun 11 Feb

3 - 5pm

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RSC LIVE

TWELFTH NIGHT Wed 14 Feb

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love - hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister. Starring Kara Tointon.

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND - THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR AND CAROLE KING Fri 23 Feb

7.30pm

£20

From the creators of the smash hit West End show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’, ’You’ve Got A Friend’ celebrates two of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’, ‘Fire & Rain’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)’ and the beautiful ‘You’ve Got A Friend’.

1812 THEATRE COMPANY & RYEDALE WRITERS

LIFE, THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb

7.30pm

£10 / U18s £5

Come and join us for a convivial feast of stories, poems, songs and short plays, served up in the Studio by your very own 1812 Theatre Company and Ryedale Writers.

NT CAPTURED LIVE

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Thu 1 Mar

7pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Benedict Andrews. Starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

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BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk


MARCH PIANO RECITAL

KATHRYN STOTT Fri 2 Mar J.S. Bach Grieg Chopin Wagner Ginastera J.S. Bach Strauss Various Ravel

7.30pm

£20

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Lyric Pieces Op. 52 Mazurka Op.7 No 1 Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Danzas Argentinas Siciliano (Wilhelm Kempff) Ramble on Love from der Rosenkavalier (arr. Percy Grainger) Londonerry Air, My Favourite Things, Embraceable You La Valse.

This special programme, to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Kathryn Stott, is the last night of a recital tour. It will focus on ‘Song and Dance’ featuring some of her favourite pieces, including a wonderful arrangement by Earl Wild of Gershwin’s Embraceable You - simply magical!

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

THE FLAMES OF PARIS Sun 4 Mar

3pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

WE ARE THE LIONS, MR MANAGER Sat 10 Mar

7.30pm

£13 / U18s £6.50

The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike, from the creators of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, We Will Be Free! and United We Stand. She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations. She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700

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MARCH

WORKSHOP

UPCYCLED HANDSEWN PATCHWORK BAG IN A DAY Sun 11 Mar

10.30am - 3.30pm

£45

This is a one-day baptism of fire into the joys of patchwork. We will make a fully-lined cross-shoulder bag with an interior zipped pocket. We will be using entirely 2nd-hand materials which will be provided. The fabrics will all be cotton and washable, and we will be using triangles to make a pinwheel design. We will be hand-sewing but it won’t be complicated or difficult, so everyone is welcome whatever your experience with sewing.

AN EVENING WITH SNAKE DAVIS Fri 16 Mar

7.30pm

£20

Snake is well known as sax-man to the stars, having toured and recorded extensively with Lisa Stansfield, The Eurythmics, Paul McCartney, MPeople, Take That and many others. Here is an opportunity to see and hear Snake in a different light; an informal acoustic evening with music and conversation. Snake will treat us to a demonstration of the whole range of saxophones plus an array of other instruments while telling tales from life on the road and in the music business.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sat 17 Mar

7.30pm

£14 / U18s £7

Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society invite you to the coast of Cornwall, famed for its pirate and smugglers. The Pirates of Penzance, is a comic opera in two acts, written in 1879 with music by A. Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The opera’s official premier was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City in December 1879, where it was an immediate hit and takes its place today as one of the most popular and enduring works of musical theatre.

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY Sun 18 Mar

8pm

£15 (Suitable for 14+)

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

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BOX OFFICE 01439 771700


MARCH NT LIVE

JULIUS CAESAR Thu 22 Mar

7pm

£15 / U18 £7.50

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

1812 YOUTH THEATRE SENIORS

THE CHANGING ROOM BY CHRIS BUSH Fri 23 Mar 7.30pm Sat 24 Mar 2.30pm & 7.30pm £7 / U18s £4 (Suitable for 12+) Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It’s about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing change is coming but not what that change will look like. Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next. Performed as part of the National Theatre Connections 2018.

HARP MASTERCLASS

WITH OLIVER WASS FROM THE PELLEAS ENSEMBLE

Sun 25 Mar 11am - 12.30pm £25 per participant / £5 listeners Oliver Wass studied at the Guildhall School of Music and in May 2016 became the first harpist ever to win the most prestigious prize of the Guildhall Gold Medal. He has been the winner of several International Competitions and has performed all the major harp concertos with different orchestras. It would be a privilege to receive some expert tuition from this young Harpist and here is an opportunity to prepare a short piece to play to him. Please contact classical@helmsleyarts.co.uk

THE PELLEAS ENSEMBLE Sun 25 Mar

7.30pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

Henry Roberts - Flute. Luba Tunnicliffe - Viola. Oliver Wass - Harp. In tonight’s programme this innovative young ensemble will present Debussy’s masterful Sonata for Flute Viola and Harp, alongside works by Telemann, Tchaikovsky and Ravel. Praised for their “verve and polish” (The Times) the Pelleas Ensemble made their Wigmore Hall debut in November 2016. They recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League Competition.

BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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MARCH / APRIL CLAPTRAP THEATRE

BLINDFOLD Fri 30 Mar

7.30pm

£10

In 1914, two boyhood friends went to fight for their country; only one came back. The lives of those closest to the fallen soldier never recovered from his death. Twenty years later, they start being haunted by a young man in a blindfold, and their lives change again as long-buried truths start to emerge...

BOLSHOI BALLET CAPTURED LIVE

GISELLE Sun 8 Apr

3pm

£15 / U18s £7.50

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht.

WORKSHOP

NICK SHARRATT’S BIG DRAW ALONG Fri 13 Apr

2.30pm

£7 Child / £5 Adult

Join this much-loved children’s writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. He’ll be showing you how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures and giving loads of top tips as your draw along with him. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. www.nicksharratt.com (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

COMMON CHORUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH LITTLEMIGHTY PRESENTS

IF I SAY JUMP Fri 20 Apr

7.30pm

£13 / U18 £6.50

Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers but won’t sign the divorce papers. The church hall is being renovated by a dodgy builder, who’s being investigated by the police. And her best friend Danny has turned up in the vestry with a gun. Danny has anger issues. He’s just had a fight with his best mate Benson. They’re in too deep and running out of options. So when he turns to the church Jenny has to choose between doing the right thing or doing the legal thing.

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APRIL

SOCIAL BRIDGE

Sun 22 Apr

3 - 5pm

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1812 THEATRE COMPANY

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: A TRIVIAL COMEDY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE BY OSCAR WILDE Wed 25 Apr - Fri 27 Apr 7.30pm Sat 28 Apr 2.30pm & 7.30pm

£10 / U18 £5

Directed by Mike Martin. Oscar Wilde’s most renowned comedy comes to Helmsley Arts Centre for the first time. Jack and Algy have many things in common: they are rich, whimsical, in love and highly devious. Oh, and neither of them is called Earnest Worthing, although it would make life a lot simpler if they were as the objects of their affection claim only to love men named Earnest.

WITH BUTTERCRUMBLE Sun 29 Apr

10am - 3pm

£35 inc materials

Learn the essentials of illustration and create a characterful portrait in this accessible workshop with illustrators, Buttercrumble. All in one fun day! You will explore current illustration trends before experimenting with line, colour and facial features. Feeling shy? Why not illustrate a friend or relative? A quirky portrait makes a personal gift that’s sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient’s face!

COMING UP IN

WORKSHOP

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

SUMMER 2018

NT Live: Macbeth

10 May

Reform Theatre: Two by Jim Cartwright

19 May

Keith James - Yusuf - Cat Stevens

25 May

Norwich Puppet Theatre: The Pied Piper

26 May

Hotbuckle Productions: Wuthering Heights

15 Jun

Ragtime Revisited

16 Jun

Emily Maguire

22 Jun

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700

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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. JAN / FEB

FEB

DIVERSE THREADS

JEAN BOSWELL

Diverse Threads is a textile and mixed media art group that was founded in 2003 and meets regularly in York. We celebrate our diversity of techniques and styles in the variety of work that we create. Working together helps the creative process and provides feedback, support and inspiration.

Hello, I’m Jean Boswell, a 78 year old great granny! I have been interested in art my whole life and have spent a lot of time painting portraits of friends and their pets while working as a York market trader, caring for my husband who had MS and having fun with my Grandchildren. I now find I have much more time and like to paint mostly in oils, as this collection shows.

Tue 9 Jan - Fri 2 Feb

www.diverse-threads.co.uk

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Tue 6 Feb - Fri 23 Feb

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700


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

MAR / APR

RUTH STAGE

SUDESHNA CHATTOPADHYAY

Tue 27 Feb - Fri 23 Mar Ruth Stage was born in Stockton-on-Tees and went on to study at Cleveland College of Art and Design, Newcastle University and The Royal Academy Schools. Exhibiting widely across the UK, Ruth has had many solo shows and has regularly had her work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Ruth works in the traditional medium of egg tempera on handmade gesso board. This unusual technique gives her paintings a distinctive quality.

Tue 27 Mar - Fri 27 Apr

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay is a painter based in York, UK. Her paintings feel like pages in her diary through which she explores everyday feelings and moods associated with the experiences of relationships to the self, other objects and the animal world. She uses acrylics and oils to work in an intuitive and playful way exploring their materiality and juxtaposing thick paint with thin to create an interesting contrast on the surfaces of her paintings.

www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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AFTERNOON ARTS

LINOCUTTING WITH SALLY PARKIN FITTON Tue 6, 13, 20 & 27 Mar 1pm – 3pm including refreshments & materials £5 per session Call the box office to book your place 01439 771700 These sessions are suitable for both beginners and more experienced Linocutters! We will begin learning about different cut marks in lino and how they appear when printed. We will start printing with one colour before going to explore the use of several colours in one image and the possibilities in overprinting. Then, using our own ideas we will work towards producing a standalone art work, which can also be used for creating greetings cards.

COFFEE, CAKE & CONVERSATION WITH MUSICAL MEMORIES

Wed 10 & 24 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Mar, 16 & 30 May 10.30am - 12noon £3 per person (no need to book in advance just come along and join the fun!) The perfect ‘feel-good’ combination! A fun, social singing session during which we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century accompanied by live piano and guitar from Neil and Ruth Hannah. The perfect opportunity to get together in a social setting, have a cuppa, reminisce, make new friends and sing!

A CRAFTY NATTER

Thu 25 Jan, 8 & 22 Feb, 8 & 22 Mar, 19 Apr 1 - 3pm £3 per person (no need to book in advance just come along and join the fun!) Whether you crochet or knit, embroider or quilt, rag –rug, macramé, applique or weave - or maybe you prefer card craft or decoupage, calligraphy or mosaics; whatever your craft, bring it along to HAC and meet other crafty people while chatting over coffee and cake!

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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 TYSON Fridays in term time 10am - 11am One full term payment £50 Two half termly payments £25 & £30 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 pre-school children to rhythm, tempo and pitch and often combine movement with playing instruments. To book contact Kate Tyson 07824 738813

kate@harminis.com

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RYEDALE WRITERS Jan 22

Feb 19

Mar 19

Apr 16

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

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

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BRIDGE WITH JACK STOCKEN Classes start Mon 15 Jan | £125 per course (8 wks) 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 take place in October 2018. 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

HELMSLEY DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY

Affiliated to the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

8th January:

The Hands of Leonardo da Vinci Lecturer: Guy Rooker

5th February: Lawrence of Arabia : Excavating a Legend Lecturer: Neil Faulkner 5th March: The Age of Jazz Lecturer: Sandy Burnett 2nd April : Dumfries House: An Ayrshire Renaissance Lecturer: Charlotte Rostek 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: 01439 770617 | www.northeast.nadfas.net

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FRIENDS

BECOME A FRIEND The Friends of HAC enjoy personalised social events through the year whist 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! The Friends are holding two Sunday social Bridge sessions on Sunday 11 Feb and 22 Apr, 3-5pm. Come along and bring your friends for an enjoyable afternoon of bridge with refreshments provided. All welcome! Tickets are £5 each and are available from the box office or online.

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? Our volunteering opportunities include: Front of House Friday Café Leaflet/Poster Distribution

Bar Staff (training provided) Exhibitions Gardening

For further information about volunteering, please contact Julia on 01439 771704 or email: volunteering@helmsleyarts.co.uk or come along to our coffee, cake & conversation mornings. Thursday’s 11am until 12noon 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 Mar, 19 Apr.

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

BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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Murder on the Orient Express Loving Vincent Justin Hill: Changing Faces of China Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet Paddington 2 Chris Wood De Profundis Design and Make a Lampshade Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

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1812 Youth Theatre: Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Lady of the Camellias Film Stars Don’t Lie In Liverpool The Mile Roses Social Bridge Ferdinand RSC Live: Twelfth Night Little Red Riding Hood Circus Skills with Dan the Circus Man Stronger You’ve Got A Friend Life, The Universe & Everything Wonder

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Fri 2 - Sat 3 Feb, 2.30pm / 7.30pm Theatre Sun 4 Feb, 3pm Bolshoi Ballet Wed 7 Feb, 7.30pm Cinema Sat 10 Feb, 7.30pm Music Sun 11 Feb, 3 - 5pm HALF TERM FUN Cinema Wed 14 Feb, 2.30pm Wed 14 Feb, 7pm RSC Live HALF TERM FUN Family Theatre Thu 15 Feb, 2.30pm Sat 17 Feb, 10.30am - 3.30pm HALF TERM FUN Workshop Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pm Cinema Fri 23 Feb, 7.30pm Music Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb, 7.30pm Theatre Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm Cinema

MAR

Thu 1 Mar, 7.30pm NT Live Fri 2 Mar, 7.30pm Classical Music Sun 4 Mar, 7.30pm Bolshoi Ballet Wed 7 Mar, 7.30pm Cinema Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm Theatre Sun 11 Mar, 10.30am - 3.30pm Workshop Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pm Cinema Fri 16 Mar, 7.30pm Music Sat 17 Mar, 7.30pm Music Sun 18 Mar, 8pm Comedy Wed 21 Mar, 7.30pm Cinema Thu 22 Mar, 7pm NT Live Fri 23 & Sat 24 Mar, 2.30pm / 7.30pm Theatre Sun 25 Mar, 11am-12.30pm Masterclass Sun 25 Mar, 7.30pm Classical Music Wed 28 Mar, 7.30pm Cinema Fri 30 Mar, 7.30pm Theatre

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Kathryn Stott Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Flames of Paris The Greatest Showman We Are The Lions, Mr Manager Upcycled Handsewn Patchwork Bag in a Day The Post An Evening with Snake Davis Pirates of Penzance Phill Jupitus: Juplicity Journey’s End NT Live: Julius Caesar 1812 Youth Theatre Seniors: The Changing Room Harp Masterclass The Pelleas Ensemble The Mercy Blindfold

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Sun 8 Apr, 3pm Bolshoi Ballet Fri 13 Apr, 2.30pm Workshop Fri 20 Apr, 7.30pm Theatre Sun 22 Apr, 3 - 5pm Wed 25 - Sat 28 Apr, 2.30pm / 7.30pm Theatre Sun 29 Apr, 10am - 3pm Workshop

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Giselle Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw Along If I Say Jump Social Bridge 1812 Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest Illustration with Buttercrumble

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Cinema Cinema Talk Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Music Musical Theatre Workshop Cinema

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Wed 10 Jan, 7.30pm Wed 17 Jan, 7.30pm Fri 19 Jan, 7.30pm Sun 21 Jan, 3pm Wed 24 Jan, 7.30pm Fri 26 Jan, 7.30pm Sat 27 Jan, 7.30pm Sun 28 Jan, 10am - 4pm Wed 31 Jan, 7.30pm

Helmsley Arts Centre Spring 2017 Brochure  
Helmsley Arts Centre Spring 2017 Brochure  

Our spring brochure from January to April 2018 packed with music, theatre, art, cinema and workshops.

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