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FLICKS IN THE STICKS professional shows and big screen films at affordable prices in informal spaces

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EVENTS IN HEREFORDSHIRE & SHROPSHIRE JAN – JUL 19


WELCOME

INFO DEAR AUDIENCES, It’s our birthday!

In 2019 we celebrate 20 years of Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks – that’s 12,000 screenings, 2,500 performances from 700 companies and 630,000 ‘bums on seats’! If you value Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks and want to keep it going for another 20 years, please: • drop a donation in our boxes at events • add a bit when you buy tickets online • buy a birthday tea towel or bag for £5, designed by a local artist

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LIVE SATELLITE SCREENINGS A chance to access performances from world class companies – the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Royal Ballet. It’s not quite like being there, but it’s much better than not seeing it at all! The atmosphere is infectious, the pre-show chats are insightful and you do feel like you are part of the audience. Why not give it a try? You get a great view for a fraction of the original theatre price and it’s so much cheaper than going to London! Available variously in the following venues: The Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125 SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle 01588 630321 Aston on Clun Village Hall 01588 660493 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster 01568 616460 Church Stretton School 01694 722209

All details of shows, venues, times and prices on our website: www.artsalive.co.uk ROH Ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ June 2019

‘WHAT’S ON’ EMAIL We are keen to get as many Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks fans as possible signed up to receive our WEEKLY BULLETIN – reminding you of what’s coming up in your area. It’s free, easy, saves us money and means you don’t miss out. You can also buy tickets ONLINE! Please go to www.artsalive.co.uk and fill in the pink ‘What’s On Email’ panel, then select the areas you want information for – simple!

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JAN

LIVE PERFORMANCES

THE DEVIL’S VIOLIN COMPANY STOLEN www.thedevilsviolin.co.uk

Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling served by the live string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver WilsonDickson. The ensemble will take you on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps. The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. By weaving traditional stories into an epic narrative The Devil’s Violin returns us to that essence. This is a tale of lost loves, bravery, and above all else, hope. Age 10+ Returning in February and April Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY T  ickets: 01948 660660/ 07506 724572 £10/5

BOWJANGLES THE LEGEND OF EXCALIBOW www.bowjangles.org

Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles presents its most magical show so far – a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all – a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. You can expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action-packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine. Fun for all ages. May contain traces of Abba. Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm Fownhope New Memorial Hall HR1 4PW Tickets: 01432 860221 £12/6 Sat 19 Jan 7.30pm Kingsland Coronation Hall HR6 9SQ  Tickets: 01568 708171 and Kingsland Post Office £12/8 Sun 20 Jan 7.30pm Goodrich Village Hall HR9 6HX Tickets: 01600 891421 £10/5

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FILMS JANUARY 02 7.30pm Finding Your Feet 12 03 7.30pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15 04 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a 04 7.30pm Book Club 12 04 7.30pm Peterloo 12a 04 4.00pm Smallfoot U 04 6.30pm Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation U 05 7.30pm 9 to 5 15 05 7.30pm Edie 12a 07 7.30pm On Chesil Beach 15 07 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 07 7.30pm The General U 08 7.00pm Edie 12a 08 8.00pm Welcome to the Sticks 12a 08 7.30pm Dangal PG 08 7.30pm 9 to 5 15 09 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a 09 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 11 7.30pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15 11 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a 11 7.30pm Peter Rabbit PG 11 7.30pm I, Tonya 15 12 7.30pm Lion PG 12 7.30pm 9 to 5 15 12 7.30pm The Rider 15 12 7.30pm His Girl Friday U 13 7.30pm Beauty and the Beast (2017) PG 14 7.30pm Jeune Femme 15 14 2.00pm Belle 12a 15 7.30pm 9 to 5 15 16 7.30pm Blazing Saddles 15 16 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a 16 8.00pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 17 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 17 7.30pm I, Tonya 15

JAN • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

Cardington Village Hall Brilley Village Hall Fownhope New Memorial Hall Conquest Theatre, Bromyard The Simpson Hall, Burghill SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall Leintwardine Community Centre Ballingham Old School Hall The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock Church Stretton School Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross All Stretton Village Hall Garway Community Hall The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Hope Bowdler Village Hall Clun Memorial Hall Marton Village Hall Stoke Prior Village Hall Cound Guildhall Bodenham Parish Hall Bayston Hill Memorial Hall Playhouse Cinema, Leominster Yarpole Parish Hall Cawley Hall, Eye Pembridge, New Inn Restaurant The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock All Stretton Village Hall Acton Scott Village Hall Chetton Village Hall Myddle Village Hall Escleyside Hall Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury Gorsley Village Hall

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

HELEN WOOD THE OS MAP FAN CLUB www.helen-wood.co.uk

Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a humorous exploration of the much-loved fold-out paper map. This Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show takes us on a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrates the simple beauty of Britain’s inspiring national treasure. Helen introduces key characters from Ordnance Survey history, grapples with a selection of rambling gadgets and shares out the Kendal Mint Cake. “***** Endearing, sincere, wholesome and zany. Comic genius.” (Everything Theatre) Returning in April and July Sat 26 Jan 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL  Tickets: 01885 488575 www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £10

LITTLE EARTHQUAKE I AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOST www.little-earthquake.com

Back in the ‘80s, Gareth shared his home with a mischievous ghost who played pop records in the middle of the night and made whole packets of Kit-Kats mysteriously disappear. Three decades later, with the help of home videos, family heirlooms and interviews with his nearest and dearest, Gareth investigates what really went on inside his very own haunted house. The Goldbergs meets Stranger Things in this comic look back on a memorable age of sweeping social change – wrapped up in formidable fashions and an instantly recognisable soundtrack. Age 8+ Fri 1 Feb 8pm Farlow and Oreton Village Hall DY14 0TP T  ickets: 01746 718642 £10/5 Sat 2 Feb 7.30pm Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall SY3 9JP  Tickets: 01743 235384 & Meole Village Stores £10/8

THE DEVIL’S VIOLIN COMPANY – STOLEN www.thedevilsviolin.co.uk

See 18 Jan for details Sat 2 Feb 7.30pm Leintwardine Community Centre SY7 0LB Tickets: 01547 540554 £12/6

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FILMS 17 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 17 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 17 7.00pm Peterloo 12a 17 7.30pm Swimming with Men 12a 18 7.30pm 9 to 5 15 18 7.30pm Darkest Hour PG 18 7.30pm Finding Your Feet 12 18 7.30pm Finding Your Feet 12 18 7.30pm Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday U 18 7.30pm Death of Stalin 15 18 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 18 7.30pm The Happy Prince 15 18 7.30pm The Children Act 12a 19 7.45pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 19 7.30pm I, Tonya 15 19 7.30pm Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War 12 19 7.30pm Some Like It Hot 12 19 7.30pm Peterloo 12a 20 7.30pm Down To Earth U 21 2.30pm The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared 15 21 7.30pm The Breadwinner 12a 22 2.00pm The Bookshop PG 23 7.30pm The Children Act 12a 24 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a 24 7.30pm Swimming with Men 12a 25 7.30pm Finding Your Feet 12 25 7.30pm King of Thieves 15 25 7.30pm Monty Python & the Holy Grail CG 15 25 7.30pm Monty Python & the Holy Grail CG 15 26 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 26 7.30pm The Children Act 12a 26 7.45pm The Children Act 12a 26 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG 26 5.30pm Christopher Robin PG 27 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 27 2.30pm The General U 28 7.30pm McQueen 15 29 7.30pm The Greatest Showman PG 30 7.30pm The Shape of Water 15 31 7.30pm Swimming with Men 12a

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Pudleston Village Hall Kinnerley Parish Hall SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle Claverley Village Hall Little Wenlock Village Hall The Red House, Albrighton Shifnal Village Hall Little Dewchurch Village Hall Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall Bosbury Parish Hall Ryton Village Hall Conquest Theatre, Bromyard Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall Bicton Village Hall Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine Playhouse Cinema, Leominster Playhouse Cinema, Leominster Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Almeley Village Hall Much Birch Community Hall All Stretton Village Hall Longden Village Hall Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall Conquest Theatre, Bromyard Chapel Lawn Village Hall Playhouse Cinema, Leominster Tasley Parish Room Rodington Village Hall Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Pembridge, New Inn Restaurant Cound Guildhall The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock Loppington Village Hall Lea Village Hall Goodrich Village Hall

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

GARLIC THEATRE THREE LITTLE PIG TAILS www.garlictheatre.org.uk

A brand-new version of the classic story of the three little pigs, set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little piggies outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Great fun for age 3–7 and their grown-ups. Fri 8 Feb 4pm Wem Town Hall SY4 5DG T  ickets: 01939 232299 www.wemtownhall.co.uk £7/5/25 Sat 9 Feb 2.30pm Kingsland Methodist Church HR6 9RZ T  ickets: 01568 708171 & Kingsland PO £5 Sun 10 Feb 3pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ  Tickets: 07967 517125 www.themarkettheatre.com £6/6/25

MATT HARVEY SIT! AND OTHER SUGGESTIONS www.mattharvey.co.uk

Poet Matt Harvey – known to Arts Alive audiences for his Wondermentalist show – returns with a collection of funny, mad, sad, strange drawings, mostly of dogs, by artist Claudia Schmid. All embellished for your delight and delectation with poems, captions and observations by Matt. We start with dogs and then move, via other strange and interesting creatures, slowly back to dogs. A funny, heart-warming hour and a bit, wrapped around a truly (p)awesome interval. Fri 8 Feb 7.30pm The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY T  ickets: 01948 660660/07506 724572 £10/5 Sat 9 Feb 2pm Quatt Village Hall WV15 6QN T  ickets: 01746 781759/781214 £10/6 EXTRA! Pets and Their People Art Workshop with Tanya Raabe-Webber Sat 9 Feb 10.30am-12.30pm Quatt Village Hall WV15 6QN  Tickets £7.50 Contact Jackie or Steph on 01746 781759 or 781214 for more details Sun 10 Feb 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL T  ickets: 01885 488575 www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £10

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FILMS FEBRUARY 01 7.30pm King of Thieves

FEB • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

15 Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

01 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Fownhope New Memorial Hall 01 7.30pm The Children Act

12a The Simpson Hall, Burghill

02 7.30pm Victoria and Abdul

12 Ballingham Old School Hall

04 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Church Stretton School

04 2.30pm Zoo

PG Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre

04 7.30pm Leave No Trace

PG The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

05 8.00pm Summer 1993

12a All Stretton Village Hall

05 7.30pm A Matter of Life and Death

PG Lydbury North Village Hall

06 7.30pm The Greatest Showman

PG Cardington Village Hall

07 7.30pm Bridge of Spies

12a Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

07 7.30pm Phantom Thread

15 Brilley Village Hall

SUMMER 1993 12A Director: Carla Simón

Laia Artigas, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer 96 mins, Spanish Drama/Family

Anchored by flawless performances from its two young stars, this is a delicate, extraordinarily moving tale about being a child in an adult world. After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida moves to live with her uncle in the Catalan countryside. Though the pain and shock of her loss is a strain on the young child, the film is neither sentimental nor tragic. She is surrounded by kindness and love; she must simply learn to live her new life without the person she loved best. A spellbinding portrait of family, heartbreak and belonging, this achieves the rare feat of faithfully recreating the mysterious consciousness of a child. Unfurling in the stillness of a sleepy, sunsoaked Spanish summer, this coming of age drama has won awards worldwide.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

LOST DOG JULIET AND ROMEO – A GUIDE TO LONG LIFE AND HAPPY MARRIAGE www.lostdogdance.co.uk

It turns out Romeo and Juliet didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least. Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea. Blending dance, theatre and comedy, this stunning duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our struggle with how things are supposed to be. A humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity. Thu 14 Feb 7.30pm SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY  Tickets: 01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk £12/6

RUTH E. COCKBURN LOVE LETTERS FROM BLACKPOOL www.ruthecockburn.co.uk

A comic theatre piece about love and Blackpool, commissioned by The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, and subsequently nominated for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival and Greater Manchester Fringe, uses found love letters, original songs, poetry and audience interaction to answer the questions… What is love? And is Blackpool still lovable? Age 14+ and adults. “The audience left the venue with a smile on their faces… she’s a real talent.”**** (One4Review) **** (Broadway Baby) Thu 21 Feb 7.30pm Wem Town Hall SY4 5DG T  ickets: 01939 232299 www.wemtownhall.co.uk £11/5/9 (Friends of Wem Town Hall) Returning Sat 16 March

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FILMS 08 7.30pm Darkest Hour

FEB

PG Marton Village Hall

08 8.00pm Silk Stockings

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08 7.30pm A Man Called Ove

15 Stoke Prior Village Hall

Market Theatre, Ledbury

08 7.30pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15 Bodenham Parish Hall 08 7.30pm King of Thieves

15 Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall

08 7.30pm BlacKKKlansman

15 Leintwardine Community Centre

09 7.30pm Apostasy

PG Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

09 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Trefonen Village Hall 11 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

12 7.00pm The Children Act

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

12 7.30pm Under The Tree

15 Garway Community Hall

12 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a Ashford Carbonell Village Hall 13 10.30am Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Market Theatre, Ledbury 13 2.30pm Edie

12a The Red House, Albrighton

13 7.30pm King of Thieves

15 Hope Bowdler Village Hall

13 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Clun Memorial Hall

15 7.30pm A United Kingdom

12a Bosbury Parish Hall

15 7.30pm Paterson

15 Ryton Village Hall

15 7.30pm Darkest Hour

PG Rodington Village Hall

15 7.30pm Maudie

12 Little Dewchurch Village Hall

15 7.30pm Dunkirk (2017)

12a Little Wenlock Village Hall

15 7.30pm The Children Act

12a All Stretton Village Hall

15 7.30pm TBC

Shifnal Village Hall

16 7.30pm Undertaking Betty

15 Cawley Hall, Eye

16 7.30pm The Italian Job (1969)

PG Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine

16 7.45pm Howard’s End

PG Bicton Village Hall

16 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

16 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

16 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a Yarpole Parish Hall

16 7.30pm Christopher Robin

PG Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall

16 7.30pm The Rider

15 Aston on Clun Village Hall

18 2.00pm Waking Ned Devine

PG All Stretton Village Hall

18 2.30pm Leave No Trace

PG Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre

18 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 19 7.30pm BlacKKKlansman

15 The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

19 7.30pm King of Thieves

15 Acton Scott Village Hall

20 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Myddle Village Hall

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

NEIL MAYA QUARTET THE BRUBECK PROJECT www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk

Let this superb quartet immerse you in the cool sounds of the world-famous Dave Brubeck Quartet. Playing such classics as Blue Rondo Ala Turk, Unsquare Dance and Take Five, the band will take you back to 1959, a golden year for jazz. The band has played many gigs for rural touring schemes, delivering high quality accessible music for all ages to enjoy, but with a light-hearted approach. Fri 22 Feb 7.30pm Chelmarsh Parish Hall WV16 6BA  Tickets: 01746 862850 £12/8, refreshments included Sat 23 Feb 8pm Market Theatre, Ledbury HR8 2AQ  “A local dose of culture Tickets: 07967 517125 www.themarkettheatre.com £14/8 Returning for more dates in March

within walking distance!” Audience feedback

DAVID GIBB CLIMB THAT TREE www.davidgibb.com

Join award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. Children and families will be entranced as he introduces them to his magical musical tree and, as each flower opens, shares a new song for them to sing along with. David’s music deftly blends folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll. Climb That Tree is guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time – this is music that the whole family can enjoy together. A riot for ages 3–11 and families Fri 22 Feb 5pm SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY  Tickets:01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk £7.50/30

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FILMS 20 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Escleyside Hall

21 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Claverley Village Hall

21 7.30pm Lean on Pete

15 Pudleston Village Hall

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21 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

12a Kinnerley Parish Hall

21 7.30pm Finding Your Feet

12 Gorsley Village Hall

22 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall 22 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Longden Village Hall

22 7.30pm A Star is Born

15 Goodrich Village Hall

22 8.00pm The Little Stranger

12a Market Theatre, Ledbury

23 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a Withington Parish Room

23 7.45pm Darkest Hour

PG Tasley Parish Room

24 2.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Cound Guildhall 25 7.30pm Christopher Robin

PG The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

26 2.00pm Christopher Robin

PG SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

26 7.30pm King of Thieves

15 Much Birch Community Hall

26 7.30pm Edie

12a Loppington Village Hall

27 7.30pm TBC 28 7.30pm The Children Act

Lea Village Hall

12a Almeley Village Hall

THE CHILDREN ACT 12A

Director: Richard Eyre

Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead 105 mins, Drama

As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work – should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

LILA DANCE THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE www.liladance.co.uk

A man checks into a hotel the night before his wedding, unaware that things may not be as they seem. As the clock ticks the walls around him seem to blur and dissolve as fragments of memories tumble into the room in the form of past lovers. They fall from the ceilings, crawl out from under the bed and step out of wardrobes to face him once more with full force and in vivid colours. The Hotel Experience becomes a night of doubt, hope, crisis, and unexpected encounters. When the sun rises, he has an important decision to make. Steiner Academy students make a guest appearance alongside four mesmerising dancers in this extraordinary night of dance and live music. Fri 1 Mar 7:30pm Steiner Academy Hereford HR2 8DL T  ickets: 01981 540221 £10/6/30

NORTHERN HARMONY IN CONCERT An American/ international choir who sing the most fantastic range of harmony songs from different cultures and centuries from all around the world. Songs are introduced with interesting background information, and sung with passion. Northern Harmony tour internationally and their visits to Arts Alive are eagerly anticipated. Harmonies to make your toes tingle! Wed 13 Mar 7.30pm Wem Town Hall SY4 5DG  Tickets: 01939 232299 www.wemtownhall.co.uk £11/5/9 (Friends of Wem Town Hall) 6pm: Workshop with Northern Harmony – learn some of the songs and have a great time! £10 (combined fee for workshop and concert: £18 adults, £12 under-18s)

RUTH E. COCKBURN – LOVE LETTERS FROM BLACKPOOL www.ruthecockburn.co.uk

See February listings Sat 16 Mar 7.30pm Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall SY3 9JP  Tickets: 01743 235384 & Meole Village Stores £10/8

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FILMS MARCH 01 7.30pm TBC

MAR • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall

01 7.30pm The Wife

15 Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall

01 7.30pm The Wife

15 The Simpson Hall, Burghill

01 7.30pm Dogman

15 Garway Community Hall

01 8.00pm Cold War

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

01 6.30pm The Nutcracker and the Four Realms PG SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle 02 7.30pm Shoplifters

15 Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

02 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

02 7.00pm The Seagull

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

02 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a Ballingham Old School Hall 03 8.00pm The Wife

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

04 7.30pm BlacKKKlansman

15 Church Stretton School

04 7.30pm The Children Act

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

04 7.30pm The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster 04 2.30pm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 12 Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre 05 7.30pm The Guardians

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

05 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Lydbury North Village Hall

05 7.30pm Cold War

15 Garway Community Hall

05 8.00pm La Famille Belier

12 All Stretton Village Hall

06 7.30pm The Guilty

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

06 2.30pm Finding Your Feet

12 The Red House, Albrighton

06 7.30pm Edie

12a Cardington Village Hall

07 7.30pm Wajib

15 Escleyside Hall

07 7.30pm Dogman

15 Pudleston Village Hall

07 7.30pm Field of Dreams

PG Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

07 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Brilley Village Hall

07 7.30pm Cold War

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

07 7.30pm Shoplifters

15 Leintwardine Community Centre

07 7.00pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

08 8.00pm Shoplifters

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

08 7.30pm The Seagull

12a Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall

08 7.30pm First Man

12a Stoke Prior Village Hall

08 7.30pm Free Solo

12a Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

08 7.30pm Funny Cow

15 Marton Village Hall

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

NEIL MAYA QUARTET – THE BRUBECK PROJECT www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk

See February for details Fri 15 Mar 7.45pm Winforton Community Hall HR3 6EA T  ickets: 07914 924605 £10/5/25 Sat 16 Mar 7pm Priest Weston Village Hall SY15 6DE  Tickets: 01938 561336 jaycraig@priestweston.com £10/6/28 Sun 17 Mar 7.30pm Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall SY7 0BE Tickets: 01547 530282 £10/8

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN BATTLES, BEAUTY AND BEASTS www.orchestraoftheswan.org

One of four ‘Rural Touring’ concerts in 2018-19, promoted in partnership with The Courtyard, Hereford. Bach, Corelli, Marcello, Biber and Vivaldi, including Bach’s beautiful concerto for oboe and violin and visionary works by Corelli and Heinrich Biber. Sat 16 Mar 7.30pm The Venue, Ross on Wye HR9 7AB  Tickets: 01989 566644 £10

STEPHANIE MORIN-ROBERT PERFORMANCE SOCIETY BLINDSIDE

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http://www.stephaniemorinrobert.com

In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Stephanie MorinRobert recounts her life as a feisty 7 year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers that she has what it takes to fight back and come to terms with her disability. ***** “Phenomenal. Not to be missed.” (InsideOttawa) ***** “Intoxicating crescendo of laughter” (TheaterInLondon) Sat 16 Mar 8pm Women’s Centre, Ludlow SY8 1AP T  ickets: 07950 678693 £10/6 Promoted in partnership with Ludlow Fringe

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FILMS 08 7.30pm The Post

12a Bodenham Parish Hall

09 7.00pm Black 47

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

09 7.30pm The Seagull

12a Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

09 7.30pm Cold War

15 Brilley Village Hall

09 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

09 7.30pm The Wife

15 Cawley Hall, Eye

09 7.30pm First Man

12a Chapel Lawn Village Hall

10 8.00pm Wajib

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

10 7.30pm Fahrenheit 11/9

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

11 7.30pm Alpha

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

12 7.00pm The Little Stranger

12a St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

12 7.30pm TBC

The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

12 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Garway Community Hall

12 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Ashford Carbonell Village Hall

13 10.30am A United Kingdom

12a Market Theatre, Ledbury

13 6.30pm Smallfoot

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Clun Memorial Hall

13 7.30pm The Seagull

12a Cawley Hall, Eye

13 7.30pm First Man

12a Hope Bowdler Village Hall

14 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Leintwardine Community Centre

14 7.30pm The Seagull

12a Much Birch Community Hall

15 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 The Simpson Hall, Burghill

SMALLFOOT U Director: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig

Channing Tatum, James Corden, Danny DeVito 96 mins, Animation/Adventure/Comedy

A delightful animated comedy adventure about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Migo, a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist – a human! News of this ‘Smallfoot’ throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. This conveys a thoughtful lesson about tolerance and learning to see the other’s point of view, all within the colourful, computer-rendered trappings of the genre. With laugh-out-loud moments and cracking songs, Smallfoot has its heart in the right place and is also great fun.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

FOL ESPOIR INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN www.folespoir.co.uk

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen has just arrived in England, where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempts to explain the rules of British life. “Wholly idiotic, inducing a helpless laughter that almost incapacitates the audience… an unforgettable experience.” (The Stage) A last chance to see one of the most popular shows ever to tour with Arts Alive. Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton SY6 6BY  Tickets: 01694 720132 £12/8

“£10 ticket for a quality production. Wow. What’s not to like? :-)” Audience feedback

DANIEL LLEWELYN-WILLIAMS A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI www.aregularlittlehoudini.co.uk

Set in the heavily industrialised docklands of South Wales between 1905 and 1913, we follow a boy, obsessed with Houdini. The escapologist visited Wales twice in the Edwardian period, sparking huge controversy with his cunning self-promotion stunts. Through magical stories of cyclops, escapism and amazement, the boy conjures up a moving, fantastical slice of history from Daniel’s hometown. Winner of ‘Wales & The World Theatre Award’ 2018, plus four other international awards. Fri 29 Mar 7.30pm Alveley Parish Memorial Hall WV15 6JT Tickets: 01746 780478 £10/6/25 Sat 30 Mar 7.30pm Chapel Lawn Village Hall SY7 0BW Tickets: 01547 530258 £10/5

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FILMS 15 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

15 7.30pm First Man

12a Ryton Village Hall

15 7.30pm Edie

12a Bodenham Parish Hall

15 7.30pm Puzzle

15 All Stretton Village Hall

15 7.30pm The Post

12a Little Wenlock Village Hall

15 7.30pm The Post

12a Bosbury Parish Hall

15 7.30pm TBC

MAR

Shifnal Village Hall

15 7.30pm A Private Function

15 Cound Guildhall

16 7.30pm A Bunch of Amateurs

15 Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall

16 7.30pm First Man

12a Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine

16 7.30pm The Wife

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

16 7.45pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Bicton Village Hall

16 7.30pm A Star Is Born

15 Much Birch Community Hall

16 7.30pm The Wife

15 Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

16 7.30pm The Wife

15 Aston on Clun Village Hall

16 7.30pm Shoplifters

15 Yarpole Parish Hall

17 7.30pm Black 47

15 Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

18 7.30pm BlacKKKlansman

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

18 2.30pm Volver

15 Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge CommCentre

19 7.30pm The Little Stranger

12a Acton Scott Village Hall

20 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Myddle Village Hall

20 7.30pm Swimming with Men

12a Escleyside Hall

21 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Pudleston Village Hall

21 7.30pm First Man

12a Gorsley Village Hall

21 7.30pm The Little Stranger

12a Claverley Village Hall

22 7.30pm Widows

15 Little Dewchurch Village Hall

23 7.30pm Carousel: A Herefordshire Life Through a Lens film U 24 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

Cawley Hall, Eye

12a Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

25 7.30pm Cold War

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

26 2.00pm Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

PG SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

26 7.30pm TBC

The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

27 7.30pm TBC

Lea Village Hall

28 7.30pm Finding Your Feet

12 Almeley Village Hall

28 7.00pm A Star Is Born

15 SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

28 7.30pm First Man

12a Goodrich Village Hall

29 7.30pm Dare to be Wild

PG Longden Village Hall

29 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG The Red House, Albrighton 29 7.30pm Stan and Ollie

12a Stoke Prior Village Hall

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

MAR

RYAN COOK IN CONCERT

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Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has forged a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool country. With nuances of pop and western swing, Ryan’s songbook reminisces the early hillbilly and folk pioneers but stays very much in the current landscape. Ryan has toured as an opener for Country purists like Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash and Travis Tritt. His acoustic live show combines thumb-picking guitar styles, original folk & country ballads and vintage music from the 1940s and 1950s. Sat 30 Mar 7.30pm Shipton Village Hall TF13 6JU Tickets: 01694 771790 £10/5 Sun 31 Mar 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, The Community Centre Leominster HR6 8NJ Tickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12/8

“An interesting show, a cup of tea, a slice of cake, and a chance to chat with my neighbours” Audience feedback

FARNHAM MALTINGS TITLE AND DEED www.farnhammaltings.com

Title and Deed is a monologue delivered by one man known simply as ‘Man’. Will Eno, the celebrated American playwright, has written a haunting, funny, quietly moving examination of what it is to search for ‘home’, that singular place in the world where we can feel complete. A slightly foreign man gathers us together to sort through his surprising experience of that search and shares his story, comparing the odd traditions in his country of birth with the realities of life here. A beautiful and poetic evening of story-telling from the team that brought you Brilliance and The Iranian Feast. Sat 30 Mar 7.30pm Black Mountains Barns, Longtown HR2 0PD T  ickets: 01873 860358 £10

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FILMS FILM VENUES

INFO • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

Acton Scott Village Hall SY6 6QN 01694 781260

Kinnerley Parish Hall SY10 8DB 01691 683619

Albrighton, The Red House WV7 3JU 01902 373854

Lea Village Hall HR9 7PY 01989 750679

All Stretton Village Hall SY6 6JR 07812 583113

Ledbury, Market Theatre HR8 2AQ 07967 517125

Almeley Village Hall HR3 6NE 07557 659291

Leintwardine Comm Cen SY7 0LB 07572 442903

Ashford Carbonell Village Hall SY8 4DB 01584 874684

Leominster CC, Playhouse HR6 8NJ 01568 616460

Aston on Clun Village Hall SY7 8EH 01588 660545

Little Dewchurch Village Hall HR2 6PN 01432 840333

Bayston Hill Memorial Hall SY3 0DR 01743 873940

Little Wenlock Village Hall TF6 5BN 01952 505497

Bedstone & Hopton Castle VH SY7 0BE 01547 530282

Llanfair Waterdine, Everest Hall LD7 1TU 01547 510672

Bettws-y-Crwyn Parish Hall SY7 8PP 01588 640233

Longden Village Hall SY5 8EX 07539 545846

Bicton Village Hall SY3 8ER 01743 850495 Bishops Castle, SpArC Theatre SY9 5AY 01588 630321 Bodenham Parish Hall HR1 3LB 01568 797 932 Bosbury Parish Hall HR8 1PX 01531 640415 Brilley Village Hall HR3 6JZ 01544 327227 Bromyard, Conquest Theatre HR7 4LL 01885 488575 Burghill, The Simpson Hall HR4 7RW 01432 760816 Cardington Village Hall SY6 7JZ 01694 771295 Chapel Lawn Village Hall SY7 0BW 01547 530258 Chelmarsh Parish Hall WV16 6BA 01746 862884 Chetton Village Hall WV16 6UE 01746 789257 Church Stretton School SY6 6EX 01694 724330 Claverley Village Hall WV5 7DS 01746 710528 Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall DY14 8EA 01299 271129

Loppington Village Hall SY4 5NG 01939 809236 Lydbury North Village Hall SY7 8AU 01588 680302 Marton Village Hall SY21 8JT 01938 580116 Michaelchurch, Escleyside Hall HR2 0PT 01981 510352 Much Birch Community Hall HR2 8HT 01981 540097 Much Wenlock, Edge Arts Centre TF13 6NB 01952 728911 Myddle Village Hall SY4 3RP 01939 290907 Newport, Royal British Legion TF10 7DL 07886 697934 Pembridge, New Inn Restaurant HR6 9DS 01544 387571 Priest Weston Village Hall SY15 6DE 01938 561336 Pudleston Village Hall HR6 0RA 01568 760606 Rodington Village Hall SY4 4QX 01952 770524 Ross, St Mary’s Church Hall HR9 5HR 01989 568705 Ryton Village Hall SY5 7NB 01743 718237 Shifnal Village Hall TF11 8DW 01952 462787

Clun Memorial Hall SY7 8NY 01588 640109

Shrewsbury, Bagley Sp & Soc Club SY1 2RP 07773 983963

Clungunford Parish Hall SY7 0PP 01588 660159

Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall HR4 7LR 01981 501031

Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge CC TF8 7DX 01952 433297

Stoke Prior Village Hall HR6 0LG 07850 030821

Colwall Village Hall WR13 6EQ 01684 540926

Tarrington, Lady Emily Hall HR1 4EX 01432 890720

Cound Guildhall SY5 6EW 01743 761451

Tasley Parish Room WV16 4NJ 01746 764881

Craven Arms, Shrops Hills Dis Cen SY7 9RS 01588 676060

Tibberton Village Hall TF10 8NL 01952 550582

Eye, Cawley Hall HR6 0DS 01568 615836

Trefonen Village Hall SY10 9DY 01691 657011

Fownhope New Memorial Hall HR1 4PW 01432 860065

Wellington, Belmont Hall TF1 1LU www.wellingtonorbit.co.uk

Garway Community Hall HR2 8RQ 01600 750465

Whitchurch & Ganarew Mem Hall HR9 6DJ 01600 890640

Goodrich Village Hall HR9 6HX 01600 890609

Whitchurch, Talbot Theatre SY13 2BY 01948 660660

Gorsley Village Hall HR9 7SJ 01989 720358

Withington Parish Room SY4 4QA 01743 709236

Hope Bowdler Village Hall SY6 7DD 01694 723648

Yarpole Parish Hall HR6 0BE 01568 780279

Some Flicks venues have not booked their screenings yet – please see our website for full and up-to-date listings

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APR

LIVE PERFORMANCES THE DEVIL’S VIOLIN COMPANY – STOLEN www.thedevilsviolin.co.uk

See January listings Thu 4 Apr 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL  Tickets: 01885 488575 www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £10 Fri 5 Apr 7.30pm Bitterley Village Hall SY8 3HH Tickets: 01584 890881 £10

HELEN WOOD – THE OS MAP FAN CLUB www.helen-wood.co.uk

See January listings Fri 5 Apr 7.30pm Habberley Village Hall SY5 0TP  Tickets: 01743 790179 £10/5

EMILY HENNESSEY AND SHEENA MUKHERJEE KALI www.emilyhennessey.co.uk www.mukherjee.co.uk

Hindu mythology illuminates a mindblowing world of radical transformations. Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of all. Demon-slayer, Life-saver, SupremeMother, Destruction-dancer, this goddess is truly Awesome. When an evil power spreads its clawed hands across the world, Kali’s time has come… Join storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player extraordinaire Sheema Mukherjee, for a whiteknuckled tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous, saffron-scented marketplace in between. Age 14+ Fri 26 Apr 7.30pm Clungunford Parish Hall SY7 0PP Tickets: 01588 660152 £10/5/25 Sat 27 Apr 7.30pm Playhouse Cinema, The Community Centre Leominster HR6 8NJ  Tickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12/8

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FILMS APRIL

APR • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

01 7.30pm The Wife

15 Church Stretton School

01 7.30pm Puzzle

15 The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

02 7.30pm The Wife

15 Lydbury North Village Hall

02 8.00pm Jeune Femme

15 All Stretton Village Hall

02 7.30pm TBC

The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

03 7.30pm First Man

12a Cardington Village Hall

04 7.30pm The Rider

15 Brilley Village Hall

04 7.30pm Widows

15 Leintwardine Community Centre

05 6.30pm Smallfoot

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Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall

05 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

05 7.30pm Johnny English Strikes Again

PG The Simpson Hall, Burghill

05 8.00pm Leave No Trace

PG Market Theatre, Ledbury

06 7.30pm Carousel: A Herefordshire Life Through a Lens film U

Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

07 3.00pm Mirai

PG Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

07 7.30pm 1945

12a Playhouse Cinema, Leominster

08 7.30pm Peterloo

12a Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Comm Centre

08 7.30pm Crazy Rich Asians

12a The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

09 7.00pm The Rider

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

09 7.30pm King of Thieves

15 Ashford Carbonell Village Hall

09 2.00pm Patrick

PG SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

09 7.30pm The Wife

15 Garway Community Hall

10 10.30am The Leisure Seeker

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

10 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Clun Memorial Hall

10 2.30pm The Children Act

12a The Red House, Albrighton

10 7.30pm Brooklyn

12a Hope Bowdler Village Hall

11 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Bagley Sports and Social Club, Shrewsbury

12 8.00pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Clungunford Parish Hall

12 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

12 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a All Stretton Village Hall

12 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

12a Ryton Village Hall

12 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Marton Village Hall 12 7.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG Little Dewchurch Village Hall 12 7.30pm The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12a Bodenham Parish Hall 12 7.30pm Edie

12a Little Wenlock Village Hall

12 7.30pm Edie

12a Cound Guildhall

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APR

LIVE PERFORMANCES

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN – ROMANTIC PERFECTION www.orchestraoftheswan.org

One of four ‘Rural Touring’ concerts in 2018-19, promoted in partnership with The Courtyard, Hereford. Richard Strauss’ ‘conversation piece’ from his opera ‘Cappricio’; Tchaikovsky’s dazzling, romantic ‘Souvenir de Florence’, and Mozart’s gorgeous Sinfonia Concertante for violin and piano. Sat 27 Apr 7.30pm Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL  Tickets: 01885 488575 www.conquest-theatre.co.uk £10

IAN SHERWOOD IN CONCERT

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Armed with a saxophone, guitar, looping pedal and a voice that won him a Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary singer of the year, Sherwood has charmed his way across Canada and the UK. A great raconteur his influences are some of the best folk/ pop/country singer-songwriters; from Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty to Ryan Adams. Thu 16 May 7.30pm Clungunford Parish Hall SY7 0PP Tickets: 01588 660152 £10/5/25 Sat 18 May 7.30pm Shipton Village Hall TF13 6JU T  ickets: 01694 771790 £12

RAGGED EDGE PRODUCTIONS THE CHEF SHOW raggededgeproductions.wordpress.com

A fusion of play and cookery demonstration, an award-winning rural touring show. Two actors play all the roles in the story of a busy night in the local curry house. They are also joined by a chef from your very own local restaurant, offering a spicy cookery demonstration. Includes a chance to share food and conversation with your local chef and the cast. A fascinating and unique show that will be deliciously entertaining for all the family! Fri 31 May 7pm Fownhope New Memorial Hall HR1 4PW Tickets: 01432 860221 / West End Stores £10/5 Sat 1 Jun 7.30pm Quatt Village Hall WV15 6QN T  ickets: 01746 781759 / 781214 £10/6 Sun 2 Jun 4pm Clungunford Parish Hall SY7 0PP Tickets: 01588 660152 £10/5/25

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FILMS 12 8.00pm The Guardians

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

13 7.30pm The Bookshop

PG Cawley Hall, Eye

APR

13 7.30pm One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 18 Yarpole Parish Hall 13 7.30pm First Man 16 7.30pm TBC

12a Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch

16 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

12a Acton Scott Village Hall

17 7.30pm Cold War

15 Escleyside Hall

17 7.30pm Finding Your Feet

12 Myddle Village Hall

18 7.30pm 1945

12a Pudleston Village Hall

18 7.30pm Widows

15 Claverley Village Hall

18 7.30pm Peterloo

12a Gorsley Village Hall

18 8.00pm Carousel: A Herefordshire Life Through a Lens film U

Market Theatre, Ledbury

19 7.30pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15 Bosbury Parish Hall 19 7.30pm TBC 19 7.30pm The Children Act 20 7.30pm TBC 20 7.30pm Finding Your Feet 20 7.30pm The Rider 20 7.30pm Widows 25 7.30pm Widows 25 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody 26 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody 27 6.00pm Bohemian Rhapsody 30 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

12a 12 15 15 15 12a 12a 12a 12a

Shifnal Village Hall Conquest Theatre, Bromyard Aston on Clun Village Hall Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine Goodrich Village Hall Almeley Village Hall Stoke Prior Village Hall Chapel Lawn Village Hall Much Birch Community Hall

THE RIDER 15 Director: Chloé Zhao

Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau 104 mins, Drama/Western

One of the unheralded hits of last year’s Borderlines Film Festival, this touching portrayal of fragile masculinity displays an uncommon sensitivity, and heart-breaking performances from non-actors. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a rodeo cowboy is left unable to compete and so struggles to start over. Meticulous, thoughtful, beautifully realised and visually resplendent, this really gets under the skin of its central character, creating an honest slice of American life.

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JUN

LIVE PERFORMANCES

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN AN ENGLISH IDYLL www.orchestraoftheswan.org

One of four ‘Rural Touring’ concerts in 2018-19, promoted in partnership with The Courtyard, Hereford. From Holst and Elgar to Britten and Malcolm Arnold, including the irrepressible folk tunes of Holst’s ‘St Paul’s Suite’ and the pathos and beauty of Walton’s film music for ‘Henry V.’ Sat 15 Jun 7.30pm Eardisley Curzon Herrick Hall HR3 6NH T  ickets: 01544 327844 £12/8

TIME & AGAIN THEATRE CO. GREYHOUNDS www.timeandagaintc.wordpress.com

The year is 1941 and rehearsals for Henry V are underway... Greyhounds entwines Shakespeare’s famous story of ‘warlike Harry’ with the trials and tribulations of small village life during the Second World War. Within the wooden O of the local village hall, where every scene is set, the residents of Shuttlefield rehearse, gossip and indulge in some seriously bad acting as the night of the performance draws ever closer… Sat 29 Jun 11am & 3pm RAF Museum, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP  Tickets: www.rafmuseum.org/cosford £10/5 (children age 12+, serving personnel and veterans) Celebrating Armed Forces Day. Includes a rare chance to have a closer look inside the cockpit of the world’s oldest Spitfire Mk 1

HELEN WOOD – THE OS MAP FAN CLUB www.helen-wood.co.uk

See January listings Sat 6 July 10.30am Playhouse Cinema, The Community Centre, Leominster HR6 8NJ T  ickets: 01568 616460/ 612583 £12/8

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FILMS MAY

MAY • Shropshire venue • Herefordshire venue

01 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Cardington Village Hall

03 7.30pm First Man

12a Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

03 5.00pm The Greatest Showman – Sing-along PG Leintwardine Community Centre 03 7.30pm The Shape of Water

15 The Simpson Hall, Burghill

03 8.00pm Bohemian Rhapsody

12a Market Theatre, Ledbury

07 7.30pm The Children Act

12a Lydbury North Village Hall

08 7.30pm Book Club

12 Hope Bowdler Village Hall

10 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

12a Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall

10 8.00pm The Children Act

12a Market Theatre, Ledbury

13 7.30pm Widows

15 Church Stretton School

14 7.00pm The Wife

15 St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross

14 7.30pm Stan and Ollie

12a Garway Community Hall

WIDOWS 15 Director: Steve McQueen

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell 130 mins, Crime/Drama/Romance

Led by a superb, fierce performance from Davis this is a taut, emotional and thoroughly entertaining thriller that features a cast to die for. Four women plan to complete the heist in which their husbands were killed. The widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their husbands' criminal activities but find unexpected solidarity in tackling their men’s unfinished business. Set in a corrupt contemporary Chicago, this sleek, stylish, pacey thriller zips through a range of issues – political corruption, police brutality, domestic violence – while also delivering high-octane action and a whole host of powerful performances.

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JUL

LIVE PERFORMANCES

DOWN THE PUB WITH LUKE WRIGHT www.lukewright.co.uk/down-the-pub-with-luke-wright/

Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke Wright creates inventive poems with loads of heart. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, he writes from the sidelines about small-town tragedies and national farce, then performs his work with snarl and spit. Alongside his own shows, multi-award winning Luke is John Cooper-Clark’s regular support act, performing at venues such as The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester. Fri 12 Jul 7.30pm in the bar at Clungunford Sports and Social Club SY7 0PP  Enquiries: 01588 660152 free admission for all patrons!

UNDERSONG PRODUCTIONS SEEK, FIND, SPEAK www.seekfindspeak.com

A beautiful outdoor theatre performance led by a charm of goldfinches. Seek Find Speak features stunning installations of Jackie Morris’s golden illustrations and Robert Macfarlane’s words from their glorious Lost Words book.  Spells wrapped around trees, words to be discovered in the woodland, and lines of spells perched on branches like starlings. Perfect for adults and children to share together. Sat 13 Jul – performances at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm Rectory Field, Church Stretton SY6 6DQ  Tickets: 01694 720132 £6/6/20

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FILMS

MAY

STAN AND OLLIE 12A Director: Jon S Baird

Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson 97 mins, Biography/Comedy/Drama

In 1953, with their immense fame on the wane, Stan ‘Laurel’ and Ollie ‘Hardy’ embark on a gruelling farewell tour of British seaside towns. The tour starts badly; modest music halls, cramped little guesthouses, they struggle for audiences. But a series of TV guest spots rekindle the country’s interest and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale. However, old resentments surface, particularly once ‘the wives’, Lucille and Ida, (a hilarious double act in their own right) join them. 15 10.30am Lady Bird

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

15 7.30pm Shoplifters

15 Escleyside Hall

17 7.30pm The Wife

15 All Stretton Village Hall

17 7.30pm Widows

15 Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

17 7.30pm A Quiet Place

15 Bosbury Parish Hall

17 8.00pm King of Thieves

15 Clungunford Parish Hall

17 7.30pm Carmen – recorded Live from Zurich U

The Red House, Albrighton

17 7.30pm TBC

Shifnal Village Hall

17 7.30pm TBC

Ryton Village Hall

18 7.30pm Tortoise in Love

12a Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall

18 7.30pm Stan And Ollie

12a Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington

23 7.30pm The Wife

15 Much Birch Community Hall

30 7.30pm The Wife

15 Goodrich Village Hall

31 8.00pm A Star Is Born

15 Market Theatre, Ledbury

A STAR IS BORN 15 Director: Bradley Cooper

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott 136 mins, Drama/Music/Romance

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers – and falls in love with – struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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