HAC Spring 2022 Brochure

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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; Harminis; Community partnerships; HAC Choir; Ryedale Writers; Friday Morning Café and more!

Our events encompass a broad range of theatre, music of all genres, comedy, spoken word, talks, classes, workshops, courses, cinema, live screenings from National

Theatre Live, RSC Live and Bolshoi Ballet Live, musical theatre and a huge variety of

art exhibitions throughout the year. We also offer half term and holiday activities for all ages across a variety of art forms. Our regular classes range from ballet to yoga, from creative writing to crafts and more. There’s something for everyone at HAC.

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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 or 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 771700 3

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GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER Would you like to meet new people, learn new skills and support your local Arts Centre? Come along to our Coffee, Cake and Conversation mornings and find out how you can get involved? Tuesdays

11am until 12noon

4 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Mar, 5 Apr

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 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 at the last Friday Cafe 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 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 | 6pm-8pm 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 Mondays | £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 on Monday 17 January. To book contact Jack Stocken 07775 892720 jack@yorkshirebridge.com yorkshirebridge.co.uk

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE (HAC) CHOIR Mondays 7-8.30pm | £5 per session | See HAC website for more info 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

LEARN TO PAINT IN WATERCOLOUR WITH ALEZZ ART

An 8-week course of watercolour workshops aimed at teaching the novice artist the basics of painting in watercolour. Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm Cost: £145, inludes a watercolour paper block, exercise paper and carry file for you to keep. Brushes, paints and palettes will be provided each week. The class starts on 12th January 2022, and is subject to numbers. For any further details contact Alison: 07783 931661 email: allez.art@hotmail.com

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CLASSES, ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY:

5 WEEK PROJECT WITH REBECCA ROWAN Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5 | 10am - 10.40am via zoom | £50 Sun 13 Feb - 10.30am - Coffee Morning Celebration at HAC Join local photographer Rebecca Rowan in an online engagement photography project, where local 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 the Box Office on 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

RYEDALE WRITERS Mondays at 7pm | HAC Studio Bar | Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25 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 or email: nadjaschutt@gmail.com

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN A CLASS AT HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE? See ‘Hire our Spaces’ on page 22 or visit the room-hire page on our website for more info www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/room-hire

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700

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HALF TERM FAMILY FILM

ENCANTO Wed 23 Feb

2.30pm

u16 £5.50 / adult £8

Cast: Byron Howard and Jared Bush Set in Columbia in the magical town of Encanto, where everyone in Mirabel’s family has a magical gift except her.

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Thu 24 Feb 10am - 12pm, 12.30 - 2.30pm, 2.30 - 4.30pm Tickets: £5 per 2 hour workshop

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DARK SKIES ART WORKSHOPS

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Join us for 1, 2 or 3 mega, messy, crafty, painty, foldy, sticky, papery FUN art workshops inspired by the North York Moors National Park Dark Skies Festival! We’re running three sessions through the day full of brilliant art activities that you can dip into and go crazy with your creations all with the helping hand of artist Tabitha Grove. Book as many sessions as you like and enjoy the day! Children 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. If you’ve booked both session one and two, please bring a pack up!

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5-12

FAMILY THEATRE | THEATRE FIDERI FIDERA

UGG ‘N’ OGG AND THE WORLD’S FIRST DOGG Sun 27 Feb

2.30pm

£6

Thousands of years ago in the fresh, sparkling world just after the last Ice Age there were no dogs; there were wolves but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then, luckily for us, along came two young huntergatherers Ugg ’n’ Ogg to befriend the wolves Tooth ’n’ Nail and embark on a fun-packed adventure where despite flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, forest infernos and even a time travelling stick, they finally get to invent our best friend the dog. A new play for children of all ages and their families inspired by the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into man’s best friend and all the dogs in the world today. Duration: 60 minutes including a 10 minute ‘meet the performers and puppets’ from the show session. There is no interval.

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EASTER COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS LTD PRESENTS

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS Sun 10 Apr

2.30pm

£9

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Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! ‘A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.’ The Guardian

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Wed 13 Apr 10am - 12pm, 12.30 - 2.30pm, 2.30 - 4pm Tickets: £5 per 2 hour workshop Easter is coming, spring is springing and it’s time to get messy with some creative, spring inspired crafts! Join us for 1, 2 or 3 mega, messy, crafty, painty, foldy, sticky, papery FUN art workshops through the day full of brilliant art activities that you can dip into and go crazy with your creations all with the helping hand of artist Tabitha Grove. Book as many sessions as you like and enjoy the day! Children 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. If you’ve booked both session one and two, please bring a pack up!

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HOGLETS THEATRE PRESENTS

THE SLEEP PIRATES Fri 22 Apr

2pm

£7.50

BY GEMMA CURRY

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3-9

A magical play about swashbuckling pirates, flying ships, shooting stars and what happens when you can’t sleep. On his first night in a new house, a young boy called Bear faces his fears, heads through his creepy cupboard door and discovers an incredible adventure on the other side. Hoglets Theatre presents this magical tale of swashbuckling pirates, flying ships and shooting stars, adapted from an original story by Gemma Sharp. Brought to life through larger-than-life characters, action, song and immersive storytelling, The Sleep Pirates is an imagination-firing treat for pre-school and primary-aged children. www.hoglets.org.uk

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EXHIBITIONS

IAN CAMERON

Tue 4 Jan - Fri 25 Feb

“I start my paintings by doing a wax crayon rubbing on a manhole cover. I cover the rubbing with a vibrant watercolour wash called ‘Brusho’. This causes a wax resist result. On to that I draw my image with a dip pen & indian ink. I embellish the artwork with collage and watercolours. The final picture has a great deal of depth brought about by the different layers or levels. I became interested in art quite late in life at 50 years of age in 2003 when I attended an evening class studying for GCSE Art. I enjoyed it so much that I followed that with AS Level and then A Level. I increased my art knowledge by enrolling on an Art & Design Foundation Course at York College, which honed my skills due to some excellent teaching. I have been selected on eight separate occasions to exhibit my artwork during York Open Studios. I built my own wooden studio in my back garden where I create all my artwork. If you want to view more of my work I have a blog: www.ifcameron.tumblr.com”

Open to View Tue, Wed & Fri 10am - 3pm Thu 11am - 3pm

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

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EXHIBITIONS

TRISH SHAW, ALICE O’NEILL & JANE CARPENTER

Tue 1 Mar - Fri 29 Apr

Trish Shaw is a Paper Cut artist living and working in Scarborough. She uses specialist paper and a small surgical scalpel to hand cut all of her work. Taking inspiration from nature, myths and symbols to make her images she draws and then cuts away both negative and positive parts of the drawing to make the artwork. At present Trish has been working on images within images, so the viewer often has to look twice to see the whole picture, reflecting life, sometimes you have to look beneath the surface to discover more. Each piece is very intricate and the finished piece is similar to a piece of lace. They are delicate works of art. Alice O’Neill: Papercut art has evolved uniquely all over the world since the 4th Century adapting to different cultural styles. Traditionally designs are cut from a single sheet of paper rather than multiple adjoining sheets as in collage. I combine papercut, using a scalpel and black poster paper coloured on one side only, with collage using various handmade and naturally dyed papers from all over the world. Jane Carpenter is a self-taught artist, Jane is constantly working on extending her expertise and exploring new styles, media and approaches to her art. After moving to Staithes, she found inspiration from the beautiful and varied landscapes of the North Yorkshire coast and moors. Her paper-cut art reflects intricate patterns found in the natural world, interpreted with equally intricate and highly detailed work with a scalpel and paper.

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

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CINEMA

TICKETS

£8 / U16S £5.50

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Priyanka Chopra,

Wed 12 Jan | 7.30pm

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” mag.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wed 19 Jan | 7.30pm

Cast: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Awardwinning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

MOTHERING SUNDAY Wed 26 Jan | 7.30pm

Cast: Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Josh, O’Connor

A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

KING RICHARD

Wed 2 Feb | 7.30pm Cast: Will Smith

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

WEST SIDE STORY Wed 9 Feb | 7.30pm

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Corey Stoll

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Wed 2 Mar | 7.30pm

Plagued by strange memories, Neo’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN Wed 16 Mar | 7.30pm

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Olivia Colman

English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.

NIGHTMARE ALLEY Wed 23 Mar | 7.30pm

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Bradley Cooper

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT Wed 30 Mar | 7.30pm

Cast: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald

During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops.

CYRANO

Wed 6 Apr | 7.30pm Cast: Peter Dinklage, Ben Mendelsohn, Haley Bennett

Based on the play, the plot follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.

BELFAST

Wed 13 Apr | 7.30pm

THE KING’S MAN Wed 16 Feb | 7.30pm

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans

Cast: Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds

A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

ENCANTO

A young girl’s love for a tiny puppy named Clifford, makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

Wed 23 Feb | 2.30pm Cast: Byron Howard and Jared Bush

Set in Columbia in the magical town of Encanto, where everyone in Mirabel’s family has a magical gift except her.

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Thu 14 Apr | 7.30pm

Cast: Jack Whitehall; John Cleese

THE DUKE

Wed 20 Apr | 7.30pm Cast: Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.

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JANUARY

AN EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE AND COMICAL SONGS Fri 14 Jan

7.30pm

£12

Join York Based Musical Director John Atkin and friends for a cabaret style show of solos, duets and ensembles from a wide selection of different musicals with a few popular songs added to the mix. From Starlight Express to Sondheim, Cavemen to Covid, via a brief singalong the evening will feature musicals and more, both old & new, but above all it will make you laugh. Featured singers are Claire Pulpher, Kathryn Addison, Richard Bayton & Robert Davies. Accompanied throughout on HAC’s Steinway Grand by John Atkin.

ALFIE MOORE: FAIR COP UNLEASHED Sat 15 Jan

7.30pm

£16

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force. It’d be a crime to miss it! ★★★★ “…lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour” Telegraph. 14yrs+

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A 2 DAY GUIDED SEWING WORKSHOP WITH TABITHA GROVE £155

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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 makeyourself a wardrobe ready for anything!

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DUNGAREE DISCOVERY

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.

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JANUARY

FIFI LA MER PRESENTS:

A JOURNEY INTO FRENCH MUSIC FROM OFFENBACH TO GAINSBOURG Fri 21 Jan

7.30pm

£16

Fifi la Mer and Oliver Wilby present a unique, brand new show that will take you on a journey through 100 years of French music, from Offenbach to Gainsbourg. The show features the dulcet tones of Fifi on accordion and voice, and the talents of Oliver on clarinet, members of the saxophone family, and accordion. Together they will transport you to Paris with their repertoire of musical gems, and along the way you will get to enjoy tales of mystery, romance and heartache that we so often associate with Paris. www.ohlalamusic.co.uk BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

JEWELS LIVE Sun 23 Jan

3pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

LEOPOLDSTADT Thu 27 Jan

7pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

A new play by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Patrick Marber. Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. We follow Hermann Merz’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play. Filmed live on stage in London’s West End.

COMEDY NETWORK Fri 28 Jan

7.30pm

£12

The Comedy Network is coming to Helmsley! Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Previous Comedy Network acts include… Harry Hill, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack, Greg Davies, Ross Noble, Lucy Porter, Chris Ramsey, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Jenny Eclair and many more.

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY

THE SNAKE DAVIS BAND Sat 29 Jan

7.30pm

£20

Saxman Snake Davis is instantly recognisable for his soulful passionate sound, as heard on Lisa Stansfields “Change”, “Someday”, M Peoples hits, Paul Hardcastles albums and Take That’s “Million Love Songs”. On the road with his 4 piece band, Mark Creswell guitar, Eryl Roberts drums, Simon Goulding bass, a wonderful mix of soul world funk and jazz, always melodic, always soulful. Featuring the haunting Japanese shakuhachi and Irish whistle along with saxes there’s something for everybody. www.snakedavis.rocks

A HARE-MARKED MOON

DAVID LASCELLES

A HARE-MARKED MOON DAVID LASCELLES Fri 4 Feb

7.30pm

£10

10am-4pm

£50 (all materials included)

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Writer David Lascelles and film-maker Judi Alston are joining together for a special event celebrating the publication of David’s book, which tells the story behind the extraordinary meeting of cultures that resulted in the Harewood Stupa. The event begins with a screening of Judi’s film ‘The Story of an English Stupa’ shot in Bhutan and Yorkshire. David will then read extracts from the book, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Writer David Lascelles and film-maker Judi Alston are joining together for a special event celebrating the publication of David’s book, which

Printmaking enables you to make one design and produce many tells prints the story behind the extraordinary meeting of cultures that resulted from that block. In this workshop you will discover how to carve and printin the Harewood Stupa. a linocut with artist Suzie Devey. Using tools provided, you will learn The how event begins with a screening of Judi’s short film, shot both in to create different effects when carving. Then learn how to transfer yourand in Yorkshire, which covers the making of the stupa. David Bhutan then read extracts from the book, followed by a Q&A and book image or drawing to lino and have fun carving your design. Usingwill colours signing. The event runs for about an hour and a quarter. of your choice you can create your own series of prints to take home. No experience necessary.

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS Fri 11 Feb

7.30pm

£14 / u18 £7

Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humour, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. “Formed from a Paisley pub session in 1968, seminal trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers now also rank as national treasures.” - Glasgow Celtic Connections 2018 “An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” - New York Times

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FEBRUARY

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

THE BOOK OF DUST – LA BELLE SAUVAGE Thu 17 Feb

7pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery | Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. Eighteen years after his groundbreaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

LIGHTBULB PRESENTS

HARPY HOUR LIVE - OLIVIA JAGEURS LIVE AT HAC Fri 18 Feb

7 - 8.30pm

£12.50

Programme: Harp request concert Send songs and music requests in advance to olivia@15secondharp.com Olivia is a professional harpist based in London and has recently been awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund Trailblazer for her online concert series Harpy Hour. In March 2020, Olivia launched a weekly request series on Zoom that quickly grew a large audience of regular listeners. Olivia takes audience requests and arranges them for her instrument, with audience members encouraged to tell their personal connections to their song choices.

VOLOZ COLLECTIVE

THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE KNEW TOO MUCH Sat 19 Feb

7.30pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

Chaplin meets Hitchcock meets Spaghetti Western in this fast-paced 1950’s whodunnit. Winner of the Les Enfants Terribles and Greenwich Theatre Award 2020, this show is an intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents, and accents. Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained theatre company delights and stuns. 60 mins, plus interval and Q&A.

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Artist Ian Cameron will guide you through the process of making your very own sketchbooks. Participants will make three hard backed books with hand stitched 115gsm cartridge paper pages. An A6 sketchbook covered in hard wearing bookcloth, A5 sketchbook in a colourful paper design and an A4 covered in a different coloured bookcloth. Each sketchbook will contain approximately 30 pages. All the equipment and materials you need will be provided and there will be a break for lunch.

HALF TERM FUN

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1812 THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

1812 LIVE Sat 26 Feb

7pm

Pay What You Can Donation on the night - please book your seat in advance

1812 Live is a project funded by match funding from Local Giving as part of the Light Up HAC Fundraising appeal in 2020. The projects have been shared online and for one night only will be available to enjoy at HAC, onstage and on screen. Join us for a sharing of: Keep Your Hair On Mr Musk!; Funiculi, Funicula – Loki in a Lift; Helmsley’s Whole History and Helmsley - the War Years. Please note this performance will be live at HAC and live streamed.

GARY DELANEY: GARY IN PUNDERLAND Fri 4 Mar & Sat 5 Mar

8pm

£20

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered! ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian

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MARCH

PETER KNIGHT AND JOHN SPIERS Sun 6 Mar

7.30pm

£18

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time. “Peter Knight and John Spiers are both master musicians, each with a long and distinguished history, but there’s a special chemistry when they get together...” Robin Denselow 1812 YOUTH THEATRE | NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2022

LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW Wed 9 - Fri 11 Mar

7.30pm

£5

Created by the Belgrade Young Company with Justine Themen, Claire Procter and Liz Mytton. Strange cracks appear in the land on the other side of the world, turning habitats into wastelands and creating a new wave of climate refugees. However, no one’s worrying about that here – where a mayoral candidate is promising more, more, more. New industries, new jobs, new homes and masses of new stuff – all of it achieved by expansive and rapid economic growth. It’s what the people want. Apart from Maru that is…

HAZEL O’CONNOR

BREAKING GLASS 40 YEARS ON-HALLELUJAH! Sat 12 Mar

8pm

£25

The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame starring in the 1980 film Breaking Glass. Celebrating the Hallelujah moments of an illustrious career. Hazel is accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on Sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on Keyboards. This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance. With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat. Unmissable! BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

SWAN LAKE Sun 13 Mar

3pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan, Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette. Captured live in February 23 2020.

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MARCH

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

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Thu 17 Mar

7pm

£15 / u18 £7.50

Book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris. A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical. Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre.

CELLO ON FIRE - PETER HUDLER Fri 18 Mar

7.30pm

£20

Not your standard Cello recital but a colorful journey through a wide range of styles and genres. Beautiful works by contemporary musicians (J.Zorn, E. Reijseger, M. Summer) are combined with classical pieces, (Bach, Debussy), and a wide range of Jazz and Folk inspired music. “Be prepared to put any pre-conceptions of what a cello can sound like to one side and be prepared to let Peter Hudler redefine this instrument for you.” The Southside Advertiser, 2019 RED DRAGONFLY PRODUCTIONS AND GRIST TO THE MILL PRODUCTIONS

THE BALLAD OF MULAN Sat 19 Mar

7.30pm

£15 / u18 £13

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£50 (all materials included)

Be a little more adventurous with your printmaking in this workshop where you will learn how to create colour with linocut printing. From rainbow printing, multiple blocks to collage and chine-collé, you can have fun experimenting with colour processes. Discover how to create multiple blocks as linocuts to create a series of prints to take home. Suitable for beginners.

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700

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WORKSHOP

10am-4pm

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Woman, warrior, Legend. For ten years Mulan, disguised as a man, has fought for the Chinese Empire. Now the fighting is coming to an end, one last battle and she will be going home – but can she return to her old life, become a woman again. A search for identity in a violent world. From the team behind Edfringe Sell-Out ‘The Unknown Soldier’ Grist to the Mill and working in collaboration with British-East-Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly, we bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s animation and live-feature Mulan.

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MARCH / APRIL

COMEDY NETWORK Fri 25 Mar

7.30pm

£12

The Comedy Network is coming to Helmsley! Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit.

HOWLIN’ RIC & THE ROCKETEERS Sat 26 Mar

7.30pm

£12

Leeds-based Howlin’ Ric & the Rocketeers play vibrant and authentic rock and roll, roving from raucous rhythm and blues right through to dreamy popcorn love songs. Wailing vocals, virtuosic sax and biting, grooving guitar will have the audience bouncing, swinging and sweating from start to finish. “Howlin’ Ric flips effortlessly between powerful rasps, soulful wails and shattering high notes and the band are tight as hell … wild rockers, dance floor fillers and dark blues … jaw-droppingly good” – Vintage Rock

CONCERT FOR MIND Sun 27 Mar

7.30pm

£10

An Evening with James Kershaw, Dominic Goodwin and Friends. Drama, comedy and music combine to make an evening of reminiscence, comedy and nostalgia. Never before has Rachmaninoff jostled with Lerner and Loewe and Richard Stilgoe for prominence! A titter and a tapping foot is promised! All profits for the concert go to Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind.

1812 YOUTH THEATRE

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

BY KENNETH GRAHAME | ADAPTED BY MIKE KENNY

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Apr, 7.30pm

Sat 2 Apr, 7.30pm

£5

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the gruff Badger and the infamous Toad of Toad Hall (Poop-poop!). Together they explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and try to keep Toad out of trouble…!

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APRIL

MEGSON Fri 8 Apr

7.30pm

£15 / u25 £7.50

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

DAVID HARPER’S ROMP WITH THE GEORGIANS Sat 9 Apr

7.30pm

£14

Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC TV antiques presenter and historian. The show takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714 – 1830. A time in Britain of growth (empire) discoveries (Australia) inventions (roller skates) and shocking tales (electrified beds!) ...unbelievable, but true stories you never knew! There’s a book to go with the show too, there’ll be free giveaways, the odd competition and a chance to ask questions throughout… David might even spread a bit of gossip and tell the odd tale from the world of TV!

EASTER HOLIDAYS!

See page 9!

15% off your bill

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

BANTAM’S PRE–THEATRE MENU

2 Course menu £16 5:00pm – 6:15pm Wednesday to Saturday Pre–theatre menu available to ticket holders on the performance night Tel: 01439 770479 | www.bantamrestaurant.co.uk

BOX OFFICE 01439 771700

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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 Call our Box Office Book online

Auditorium Seating Plan

01439 771700

STAGE

www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Email

boxoffice@helmsleyarts.co.uk

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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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-12 noon Come along to our Café and enjoy freshly ground coffee, a variety of teas and a selection of homemade cake in our Studio Bar or Courtyard Garden. Ideal for a visit after Helmsley’s Friday Market.

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Ian Cameron

Wed 12 Jan, 7:30pm

Comedy

Dungaree Discovery

JAN

Cinema

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Jewels

Live Screening

Fifi la Mer Presents: A Journey into French Music

Wed 26 Jan, 7:30pm

Mothering Sunday

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

Fri 28 Jan, 7:30pm

The Comedy Network

Sat 29 Jan, 7:30pm Wed 2 Feb, 7:30pm

FEB

Music

11

Comedy

17

Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Wed 9 - Fri 11 Mar, 7:30pm

1812 Youth Theatre: Like There’s No Tomorrow

Children’s Workshop

Family Theatre

The Matrix Resurrections

Cinema

Peter Knight and John Spiers

Music

Hazel O’Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Year’s On - Hallelujah! Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake Captured

MAR

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain National Theatre Live: Hex Captured Cello on Fire - Peter Hudler

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Fri 25 Mar, 7:30pm

The Comedy Network

Comedy

Concert for MIND

Music & Theatre

Operation Mincemeat

Fri 1 -Sat 2 Apr, 7:30pm, 2:30pm

1812 Youth Theatre: The Wind in the Willows

Fri 8 Apr, 7:30pm

Wed 6 Apr, 7:30pm

APR

Fri 22 Apr, 2pm

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Music

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Cinema

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Music

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

Family Comedy

Belfast

Cinema

12

Cinema

12

Spring into Easter: Arty Crafty Day

Thu 14 Apr, 2:30pm

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Megson

Wed 13 Apr, 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Wed 20 Apr, 7:30pm

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Workshop

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David Harper’s Romp with The Georgians

Wed 13 Apr, 7:30pm

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Theatre

Cyrano

Sat 9 Apr, 7:30pm

Sun 10 Apr, 2:30pm

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Music

Cinema

Tue 30 Mar, 7:30pm

12

Live Screening

Nightmare Alley

Howlin’ Ric & The Rocketeers

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Cinema

Printing with Colour - Print, Tint, Tone

Sat 26 Mar, 7:30pm

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Live Screening

Theatre

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Music

The Ballad of Mulan

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Theatre

Sun 20 Mar, 10am-4pm

Sun 27 Mar, 7:30pm

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Exhibition

Fri 4 & Sat 5 Mar, 8pm

Wed 23 Mar, 7:30pm

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Workshop

17

Trish Shaw, Alice O’Neill and Jane Carpenter

Sat 19 Mar, 7:30pm

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Theatre

Theatre

Tue 1 Mar - Fri 29 Apr

Fri 18 Mar, 7:30pm

16

1812 Live

Ugg ‘n’ Ogg and the World’s First Dogg

Thu 17 Mar, 7pm

12

Live Screening

Family Cinema

Sun 27 Feb, 2:30pm

Wed 16 Mar, 7:30pm

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Encanto

Dark Skies Art Workshops

Sun 13 Mar, 3pm

12

Music

Harpy Hour Live with Olivia Jageurs

Thu 24 Feb, 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Sat 12 Mar, 8pm

15

Cinema

Cinema

Sketchbook Making with Ian Cameron

15

Talk

The King’s Man

The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

Sun 6 Mar, 7:30pm

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Sat 19 Feb, 7:30pm

Wed 2 Mar, 7:30pm

14

Comedy

Workshop

NT Live: The Book of Dust - Le Belle Sauvage

Sat 26 Feb, 7pm

12

Live Screening

An Introduction to Linocut

Thu 17 Feb, 7pm

Wed 23 Feb, 2:30pm

14

Cinema

12

The Tannahill Weavers

Sun 20 Feb, 10am-3pm

14

Cinema

West Side Story

Fri 18 Feb, 7:30pm

12

Music

King Richard

Wed 9 Feb, 7:30pm

Wed 16 Feb, 7:30pm

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Music

A Hare-Marked Moon - David Lascelles

Fri 11 Feb, 7:30pm

13

The Snake Davis Band

Fri 4 Feb, 7:30pm

Sun 6 Feb, 10am-4pm

12

Workshop

Dear Evan Hansen

Fri 21 Jan, 7:30pm

Thu 27 Jan, 7pm

13

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Sun 16 & Sun 30 Jan, 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Jan, 3pm

Music

Cinema

An Evening of Musical Theatre and Comical Songs

Wed 19 Jan, 7:30pm

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The French Dispatch

Fri 14 Jan, 7:30pm

Sat 15 Jan, 7:30pm

Exhibition

Clifford The Big Red Dog

The Duke

Hoglets Theatre presents: The Sleep Pirates facebook.com/HelmsleyArtsCentre

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Cinema

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Talk

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Children’s Workshop

Family Cinema

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12

Family Theatre

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Tue 4 Jan - Fri 25 Feb

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