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Relax in our friendly foyer coffee shop or in the historical ante room by the Gallery where a variety of hot and cold snacks are available including sandwiches, baguettes, melts, jacket potatoes, bagels and freshly baked cakes and pastries as well as a children’s menu. Hot and cold drinks are also served including teas, freshly ground coffees, cappuccinos, soft drinks etc and help yourself to a newspaper which are available to read during your time in the coffee shop.

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8pm (and during some intervals)

Pop in to our Cellar Bar, open every evening for those attending Arts Centre events and to those who simply need their thirst quenching and a bit of banter. Serving real ales (including regular guest ales), quality lagers and a superb selection of red and white wines. There are two entrances in to the Cellar Bar: one within the Arts Centre ante room and the other located on St George’s Square around the corner from the Arts Centre front door.

The TIC is based within the Arts Centre and provides a full information service including places to visit, where to eat, what’s on in and around Stamford and, of course, where to stay! Our gift shop has a full range of traditional Stamford souvenirs along with guides, timetables, maps, postcards, stamps and local community contacts as well as holiday brochures for the rest of the UK. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help! Open all year-round Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm Sundays 10.30am to 3.30pm (Easter to October only).

Remember, if you are attending a performance you can beat the rush by pre-ordering your interval drinks and a discount is available on presentation of your ticket! Acoustic nights are held regularly and organised by Cellar Bar Manager, Andy Croft. Please call after 7pm on 01780 753458 if you are interested in a set.

Stock-up at the Sweet Kiosk for all shows and films where we have a huge selection of snacks and drinks including Walls Magnum, Cornetto, Solero and delicious Beechdean Farmhouse ice cream. Open before all performances and during intervals.

For more information feel free to drop in, visit our website www.southwestlincs.com call us on 01780 755611 or e-mail us on stamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk


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your arts centre Ladies and Gentlemen, Dust the cobwebs off the barbeque, practice your tennis swing and dig out your short shorts; we give you summer! So, what have we got up our sleeve for you over the next 4 months? Well, a must-see for May is always our Youth Theatre’s annual production, this year Alice in Wonderland (pg 5). In June, the Guitar Festival makes its return (pg 8) and the opera Caruso and the Quake (pg 10) visits in July so if you fancy your hand at opera singing then you are welcome to join in the pre-show workshop! In July Chumbawamba (yes, Chumbawamba!) perform in the ballroom, and if that doesn’t swing your chandelier, it will certainly swing ours! For those of you lucky enough to have tickets to Andy Hamilton’s Hat of Doom on the 5th May and the City of London Sinfonia on the 8th May, dates and times can be found in the diary on the back cover but are not included inside this brochure as both performances have sold out. Don’t forget that our Facebook and Twitter pages are now in full swing. To become a fan just visit our homepage and click on the Facebook and Twitter buttons. We’ve really enjoyed seeing so many new and familiar faces throughout the spring season. Thank you all for your support and we hope you have a great summer. The Stamford Arts Centre Team Key: R Reserved seating

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Do you come here often? Take advantage of great discounts and special offers by becoming an Artscene Member. At just £17 per year or £22 for two people, you will also have one week’s priority booking ahead of the general public and have exclusive pick of the shows, films and workshops that you want to see! You can also use your membership at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham and other SKDC Cultural events (see pages 15 & 16). Visit www.stamfordartscentre.com/members for more information

Stamford Arts Centre is part of Cultural Services, South Kesteven District Council

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Literature at Lunchtime with Dr Jane MacKay William Shakespeare ‘Othello’ Tues 1 June Our annual lecture in support of Tolethorpe Theatre. Othello is one of the seminal plays about the nature of real evil, and its power to destroy good people using the medium of suggestion. In the many plays where Shakespeare explores the destruction of the feminine, we have here one of his most poignant of innocents, Desdemona. Come and enjoy a play which is timeless in its exploration of the nature of love, race and betrayal.

Truman Capote ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

Joseph Conrad ‘The Heart of Darkness’

Tues 4 May plus film at 2.30pm Known to most of us as a successful film, come and find out what this novel is really about. Capote was angered by the sanitisation in the film of his rich and cruel novel. Despite its 1940s New York gloss, this is more a Henry James story, with a glamorous veneer concealing a germ of tragedy. Meet the real Holly Golightly, like Capote a ‘hick’ from Alabama trying to survive in a big bad world.

Tues 6 July Conrad’s novel inspired countless derivatives including the film ‘Apocalypse Now’. Conrad, in his own life, explored the stretches of the River Congo that he gives as the main setting for his novel. His personal journey deep into the heart of Africa and into the depths of his fallen character Kurtz, gives us the definitive dissection of the full downward potential of an innately good man.

All talks begin at 12.30pm

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Mark Kalch Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Mark Kalch is a professional adventurer and explorer. Expeditions have taken him from Everest to North Africa, from Ethiopia’s Omo Valley to the mighty Amazon and from Australia’s outback to the forests of South-East Asia. He has run big rivers in Southern Africa and trekked for weeks on end in the Andes of Peru, forged trails through dense jungles in East Africa and explored deserted tropical islands off the coast of Australia by sea-kayak. He was part of just the 4th successful team and only the 7th person to have completed a human-powered source to sea journey of the Amazon River. Mark has just returned to the UK after completing a solo expedition in the Islamic Republic of Iran, from it’s northern border to the Persian Gulf. This journey saw Mark on foot through sub-tropical forest, mountain ranges, plateau and desert in one of the most maligned countries on earth.

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Our Youth Theatre return to the theatre stage with their annual production Alice in Wonderland! Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Our Youth Theatre productions are always a spectacular event and extremely popular so it is advised that you book your tickets quickly!

Fri 14 May 7.30pm £6 (£5) Theatre Sat 15 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Louisiana Red & Michael Messer A very special collaboration of two great musicians from contrasting backgrounds, brought together through a passion for playing blues slide guitar and many years of mutual admiration for each others’ work.

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Alice in Wonderland

Louisiana was born in Alabama and is one of the last great bluesmen still performing, who learned his craft from the fathers and grandfathers of the blues and earned his place via the harsh realities of life. Michael was born in Middlesex and is recognised as one of the leading slide guitarists and blues innovators around the world. His playing encompasses the entire blues history, but is uniquely contemporary and highly individual.

Thurs 20 May 8pm

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Stacey Kent Stacey Kent, a best-selling member of the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts six best-selling albums, a string of awards, including the British Jazz Award, The BBC Jazz Award for Best Vocalist and Album of the Year, as well as a fan base that enables her to sell-out concert halls around the world. Stacey’s last album, Breakfast On the Morning Train, went platinum in France and gold in Germany, and was also nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award. Spring 2010 sees the release of Stacey’s eagerly anticipated new album, Raconte-Moi, on Blue Note. A stunning concert not to be missed.

Sat 22 May 7.30pm £19.50 (£18.50) Ballroom

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Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen starring Paul Jones Rockin’ in Rhythm Icon of blues/pop, Paul began his career with Manfred Mann in 1963 and scored a string of hits starting with 5-4-3-2-1, followed by Doo Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo and many other 60s pop classics. For the last 20 years he has been the front man of The Blues Band as well as being a regular radio presenter and actor. He is one of the country’s leading authorities on the blues and also plays a mean blues harmonica. Paul joins Digby Fairweather’s sensational Half Dozen for a performance which celebrates both his music and exciting new arrangements of the great jazz and blues standards they both love.

Wed 26 May 8pm

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Joe Rowntree

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Julian Deane Comedy Café New Act winner 2008

Well written gags, well executed one liners - Chortle

Rosie Wilby Excellent - Time Out Guest compere Steve N. Allen

Very funny - Time Out Fri 28 May 6

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Charming and witty - Chortle £10 (£8, £6*)

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The end of Winter. The distant cawing of crows. In a furrowed field stands a lonely scarecrow. He is confused and fed up. “You. Scare. Crows. That’s what you do. Scare! Crows!” But the cheeky, noisy birds just won’t go away! What can he do?

Scarecrow is a new production from ajtc in association with the Unicorn Theatre for Children. Told in ajtc’s distinctive style through movement, puppetry, live music and fun. Nominated for The Children’s Theatre Prize in Germany and The Chronos Prize in France. Suitable for ages 5 to 9 

Wed 2 June 2pm

Running time 50 - 55 mins

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus This lively show is full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement and features original music and lots of audience participation! The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” However, the Pigeon is very clever and whines, bribes, pleads and even sings a song to get his own way… but will you let him drive?!

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Scarecrow

The author, Mo Willems, has won six Emmy Awards as a writer and animator for Sesame Street and is the creator of The Cartoon Network’s hit shows Sheep in the Big City and Codename: Kids Next Door. Suitable for ages 3+

Running time 50 mins

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The Railway Manias History Lecture with Don Chiswell During the 1830’s and 1840’s Britain was gripped by two ‘Railway Manias’ driven by a mixture of vision and greed which saw fortunes made and lost. ‘The press supported the mania: the government sanctioned it: the people paid for it. Railways were at once a fashion, and a frenzy. England was mapped out for the iron roads’ (A writer of 1851)

Wed 9 June 7.30pm £4 (£3)

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Friday 11 June to Sunday 13 June 2010 The first was in 1998. That makes this the 13th year! So, more than 70 of the best acoustic guitar players later, we’re proud to present another great line-up. Steve Hicks from Leicester – a great teacher and a great player – will be back. He’s been practicing some basic picking so that he can hit the ground running when it comes to teaching beginners how to get started. There are one or two other favourites returning: Wizz Jones and Pete Berryman. Both started out in the 60s and they’re playing as well as ever! Two great players from the former Kicking Mule label will be here: Dave Evans, who hasn’t been seen playing in the UK for quite a while, so we’re expecting a good number of guitar twitchers this year! And Lasse Johansson – one of the finest ragtime guitarists from the 70s. Not to be missed. Continuing a recent trend for us in gypsy jazz, the great Robin Nolan Trio - and we’re ahead of the Samois festival where they will be celebrating the centenary of Django Reinhardt’s birth later in June. A special guest this year will be blues historian Paul Oliver, who will be talking about Conversation With The Blues, his book first published 45 years ago. Michael Roach will hopefully be on hand to demonstrate the Piedmont style (and to promote his latest CD!) And finally, Eric Lugosch will be here demonstrating his accomplished take on the style of Rev Gary Davis. His new CD REVision is just great! Don’t forget that an important feature of the festival is the opportunity to learn from the artists. There will be plenty of workshops aimed at all levels and lots of opportunities to chat with some of the world’s great players. I’ll be there – hope you will be too!

David Popple

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Sun 13 June

7.30pm Eric Lugosch 8.15pm Lasse Johansson 9.30pm Wizz Jones

7pm Steve Hicks 7.45pm Lasse Johansson 8.45pm Pete Berryman 9.30pm Dave Evans 10.15pm Robin Nolan Trio

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Eric Lugosch Paul Oliver Kecture Michael Roach Steve Hicks Wizz Jones & Pete Berryman Robin Nolan Trio

Weekend Ticket: £60 (£55) Friday night concert: £15 (£14) Friday night & Saturday until 6pm: £25 (£23) Saturday all day (including evening concert): £35 (£30) Saturday night ticket: £20 (£18) Sunday all day (including concerts): £25 (£23) Sunday evening concerts: £15 (£14) 8


Fri 18 June 8pm

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On the Razzle Stamford Shoestring Theatre Company By Tom Stoppard

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The Martin Harley Band are an acoustic trio who have achieved cult status with live music fans worldwide thanks to their dynamic live shows and catchy arrangements. Their profile grew dramatically in 2009 when they opened for Brit Award winner James Morrison, and played two critically acclaimed shows on Glastonbury’s famous Acoustic and Avalon stages. Their slide-driven sound blends swinging contemporary americana with heavier acoustic blues-rock and delicate ballads of exceptional beauty. MHB were given the rare honour of permission from cult US songwriter Tom Waits to record a version of his song Chocolate Jesus.

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When shop-owner Herr Zangler goes off to Vienna to see his fiancée, his two assistants, Weinberl and Christopher, take the opportunity to abandon the rollmops and pigs’ trotters for an adventure in the city. Throw into the mix Zangler’s infatuated niece Marie, her penniless lover Sonders, a libidinous coachman, a man-hungry widow, a duplicitous manservant, a lovelorn spinster and her equally lovelorn maid, and the stage is set for a frenetic two hours of Stoppard’s trademark verbal gymnastics in a plot of dazzling complexity. With no pun left unturned, no identity unmistaken, and every entendre doubled, this is the playwright at his most playful and hilarious. An amateur performance by our resident theatre company

Tues 22 - Sat 26 June 7.45pm

£8 (£7)

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The Eduardo Niebla Experience Eduardo Niebla guitarist & composer Carl Herring guitar accompaniment Dharmesh Parmar tabla A formidable flamenco-jazz guitar virtuoso, Eduardo is a master of today’s generation; technically superb, breathtakingly versatile, and supernaturally talented. Inspired by tours to India, the Middle East & his adopted Yorkshire homeland, Eduardo presents his stunning new album and compositions from his acclaimed 30 year career - intricately brilliant, passionate flamenco infused with a myriad of Eastern colours and a Gypsy-jazz edge. Ideally partnered by Carl Herring and Dharmesh Parmar, this is an amazing opportunity to hear world class guitar playing at its very best. Fri 25 June 8pm

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Summer Ball Led by experienced dance tutor Ann Gibbons Dress up for a sensational evening of Ballroom, Latin and COLOUR as this year’s summer ball partners with the Stamford Festival! On arrival you will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly, and the beautiful surroundings of our ballroom will make this a festival extravaganza not to be missed! Dancers of all abilities are welcome! Your ticket includes a glass of champagne on arrival at 7.45pm and finger buffet. The bar will be open all night. Please note that no stiletto heals are allowed on the ballroom floor.

Sat 26 June 8pm - 11pm

£12.50

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Caruso and the Quake Enrico Caruso’s escape from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. He faces not only his collapsing hotel room, fires and the army gun powdering the city but also his own ghosts. Beautiful storytelling and live opera from from Puccini, Rossini and Leoncavallo combine to reveal the heart behind the legend.

Prodigal Theatre collaboration with Andrew G Marshall in association with Richard Jordan Productions. Developed with The Nightingale Theatre. Pre-performance workshop at 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Compelling - The Stage

Fri 2 July

8pm

£12 (£10)

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Jenni Murray In association with Clive Conway Jenni Murray isn’t just the voice of Woman’s Hour. She is Woman’s Hour. Her calm conversational tone and no-nonsense journalistic instinct has steered BBC Radio 4’s flagship magazine programme through 20 years of debate, discussion and commentary. One of radio and television’s most respected broadcasters, Jenni’s wide-ranging expertise in politics, business and the arts has led commentators to write admiringly of her “well stocked mind”. In this intimate conversation with theatre audiences, Jenni discusses the formative influences, career profile and personal politics that have helped shape one of the UK’s most admired broadcasters. Sun 4 July 10

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Theatreworks return to tell the well known story of the orphan Jane, who is sent from her abusive aunt’s home to Lowood - a school for the poor. Life at the school is hard but Jane grows into a fine young woman and eventually leaves to begin a new life as a Governess at Thornfield Manor where she falls in love with her employer - the brooding, troubled and fascinating Mr Rochester. However, this is only the beginning and not all is as it first appears at Thornfield… A play that will keep you spellbound.

Thurs 8 July 8pm

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John Kirkpatrick From the late 1960s, John has been at the very forefront of innovative folk in Britain, and has played with, among others, the Albion Band, the Albion Country Band, Steeeleye Span, the Richard Thompson Band, Brass Monkey, and Band of Hope, as well as establishing himself as a brilliant solo act. It is a pedigree second to none.

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Jane Eyre

One of the major figures of the English folk scene, John is much acclaimed as a musician, composer, singer, songwriter… in fact, he could be called the Renaissance Man of folk music - Folkworks

Fri 16 July

8pm

£10 (£8)

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A Little Bird Told Me Snail Tales Be the first to hear the next generation of fairy tales! Join wizards, witches and magical animals on crazy quests and wacky adventures. Five short stories have been created by children from UK primary schools, and adapted by professional storytellers to include puppetry, music, magic, and plenty of audience participation! Sometimes moral, sometimes delightfully absurd, but always fun… this insight into the modern child’s imagination - from helpful gazelles to dragon poo – is a treat for the whole family. Hosted by Adam and Grace, the Little Birds puppets. Suitable for ages 4+

Sat 17 July 2pm

Running time 70 mins

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Patrick Monahan

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He has all the charm of Ed Byrne, the energy of Adam Bloom and wild leaps of imagination that are resonant of Ross Noble - The List With support from Edinburgh Fringe-bound comic - Paul Kerensa

ingenious - Evening Standard

Fri 23 July 8pm

£10 (£8, £6*)

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Chumbawamba Chumbawamba take to the stage once more to celebrate the release of their latest album ABCDEFG. Armed with acoustic guitars, accordion and trumpet, five-part harmonies, a bucketful of attitude, the band are touring to promote this gem. When they got rid of their drum kit and heavy electric gear to experiment with a more acoustic sound the response couldn’t have been more positive. Not only have the followers of their full blown electric days been won over to it, but also folk audiences have come to love it in great numbers. Their discovery of the sheer power and beauty of the human voice has proved to be of huge value to its members and followers. R Sat 24 July 8pm

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Coming up in September…

Early Autumn Ceilidh Before all the leaves fall off the trees and the summer sun disappears, there is a chance for a great night out dancing to one of the region’s hottest ceilidh bands - The elusive Black Dog. This whirlwind ceilidh band has an experienced caller making the event suitable for anyone who wants to dance or just listen to good music. Not to be missed! Doors 7.30pm Please note that this is a hired event Sat 4 Sept 12

8pm

£8 (£7.50)

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Dr Andrew Smith Festival Artistic Director

Sunday 25 July - Saturday 7 August For seven years now, top class professional musicians from all over the world have come to Stamford to perform in concerts and also to be mentors for some 20 international students, many of whom are at the start of their professional careers. Professionals and students will be taking part in eight concerts and two Master Classes at various venues in Stamford, including Burghley House, during the Festival from 25 July 7 August. Tickets for all the concerts are on sale at Stamford Arts Centre.

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Stamford International Music Festival

The following three concerts will be performed in the Arts Centre Ballroom Saturday 31st July 8pm

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KENJI BUNCH – Swing Shift ROBERT SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke op.88 JOHANNES BRAHMS – Piano Trio no.1 in b minor op.8 Final concert Saturday 7th August 8pm

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‘Best of the Festival’ performed by faculty and students including selections from these works: FRANK BRIDGE – Phantasy in f sharp minor for Piano Quartet FREDERIC CHOPIN – Fantasie in f minor op.49 GUSTAV MAHLER – Piano Quartet in a minor

INTERNATIONAL

FREDERIC CHOPIN - Nocturne Op.27-2 in D-flat major GWYNETH WALKER - New World Dances KENJI BUNCH - String Circle *European Premiere L. VAN BEETHOVEN - String Trio in c minor op.9 no.3

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Come in for a browse of our Gallery which is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 9pm (except where marked). Our exhibitions will entertain and inspire you and all are free admission.

Fired by Five Potters New work by local potters Pat Armstrong, Rob Bibby, Will Illsley, Carlos Versluys and Katherine Winfrey

21 May to 7 June

Stamford Queen Eleanor School Art & Design 2010 An exhibition to celebrate a year of creativity by the students from Stamford Queen Eleanor School with a selection of pieces from Art, Design, Textiles and Photography subjects demonstrating a diverse range of skills from concept to completed product. 14 June to 26 June

Firecrest Photo Peter & Carole Leigh have specialised in photographing wildlife (particularly birds) for over 20 years. They do not take images of captive or tamed wildlife and take every precaution to avoid disturbance to their subjects. All photographs are taken on location in the animal’s natural habitat. They have earned widespread respect and a reputation for excellence. 29 June to 23 July

Guild of Fine Artists Annual summer exhibition of traditionally produced fine art. The guilds members produce various works from the following subjects, landscape, flora ad fauna, animal studies, marine paintings as well as sculpture in bronze. The membership is made from professional and semi professional artists from the East of England and London area including local artists. 27 July to 14 August

Annual Art Class Showcase A collection of work created by participants of the Arts Centre’s regular Painting and Drawing, Life and Sculpture classes. Come along and have a look at the work of these adult students. Classes represented are tutored by Mike Alabaster, Heather Harrison, David Rushden, Joanna Crawford, Catherine Headley and Jonty Meyer. 23 August to 11 September 14


Leading chamber musicians play music for string trio and flute by Schubert, Beethoven, Rossini, Philip Glass and Mozart. Thurs 3 June

7.30pm

Tickets: Potts Stores, Long Bennington

Richard Durrant

St Peter’s Church, Lenton

The Guitar Whisperer Virtuoso guitarist Richard Durrant performs classical and modern music set against a projected backdrop. Thurs 17 June

7.30pm

Tickets: Folkingham Post Office

The Mellstock Band

St John the Baptist’s Church, Morton

The Village Philharmonic The captivating Mellstock Band presents arrangements of folk tunes by Bach, Corelli, Grainger, Handel, Haydn, Holst, Mozart and Vaughan Williams played on early and modern instruments as might have been performed by village bands. Thurs 1 July

7.30pm

Tickets: Morton Post Office

Barbirolli Quartet 

St Andrew’s Church, Folkingham

Highly-acclaimed string quartet plays music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Thurs 15 July

7.30pm

Tickets: Folkingham Post Office

The Lincs Effect

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All Saints’ Church, Westborough

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Primavera Ensemble

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Music in Quiet Places

St James’s Church, Castle Bytham

Music by Tallis and Parsley with Gregorian chant; close-harmony arrangements of songs by the Beatles, Louise Armstrong, Barbara Streisand et al is performed by this vocal ensemble associated with Lincoln Cathedral. Thurs 29 July

7.30pm

Tickets: Castle Bytham Village Stores

Tickets for all concerts £11 (£10). Series discount of £50 (£45). Tickets available from Stamford and Guildhall Arts Centres or nominated outlets above.

Brass Band Concerts Stamford Recreation Ground Sun 11 July

Stamford Brass

Bourne Memorial Gardens

Grantham Dysart Park

Sun 27 June Nottingham Concert Band

Sun 4 July

Sun 25 July City of Peterborough Sun 18 July Concert Band (Part Of Love Parks Week) Sun 8 August Kibworth Band Sun 22 August Swineshead Silver Band

Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band

Sun 1 August Stamford Brass

City of Peterborough Concert Band

(Part of Gifts Hospice Family Fun Day)

Sun 18 July

City of Lincoln Band

Sun 1 August Lincolnshire Sun 22 August Kirton Brass Band Hospitals Band Sun 15 August The Melton Band

The Friends of the Rec hold further summer events including, ‘Love Parks Week’ and ‘Young Plugged’. penny@friendsofstamfordrec.org.uk

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Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XQ

Music at the Meres 2010

That’ll Be The Day Don’t miss this opportunity to see music hall mayhem at its very best with the greatest songs and dance performances from the 50s, 60s and 70s. From Rock and Roll classics by Buddy Holly, Elvis and Cliff Richard to a comic remake of the 70s hit film ‘Grease’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’ is pure non-stop nostalgia. The show, which has been touring since 1987, is brought to life by talented musicians and singers along with plenty of humour, classic slapstick and audience interaction. Fri 24 Sept 7.30pm

£20 (£18)

Magic of Motown Celebrating 50 years since Berry Gordy Junior created the Tamla record label, this fabulous production leaves all other Motown shows standing. With dazzling costumes, superb choreography, a fifteenstrong cast, a Queen’s nominated score and the music of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Isley Brothers and Jimmy Ruffin - you’ll be dancing in the aisles and screaming for more. Sat 16 Oct

7.30pm

£18.50 (£17.50)

60s Gold Starring Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes. This glittering show from the original stars from the sixties. Gerry and the Pacemakers will perform classics including ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Ferry Across the Mersey.’ The Searchers will rock the house with hits such as ‘Sweets for my Sweet’, and their massive number one, ‘Needles and Pins.’ International US Star, PJ Proby, will sing top tunes including ‘Maria’ and ‘Hold Me’ and former singer/songwriter with The Tremeloes Chip Hawkes will perform timeless classics including ‘Silence is Golden’. Sat 13 Nov

7.30pm

£22 (£20)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra Swinging into Christmas! Get in a feel-good festive mood with Christmas songs, ballads and timeless classics, played with inimitable style and panache, in this special Christmas show. For the last 40 years, the Orchestra has taken its fabulous musical arrangements several times around the world to great acclaim and now, for the first time, you can enjoy their Christmas programme including special arrangements of ‘White Christmas’, ‘By The Fireside’ and ‘The Savoy Christmas Medley’ in this fantastic family show. Fri 3 Dec 16

7.30pm

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Stamford Youth Theatre provides children and young people with a wonderful foundation in theatre making and performing. In a fun and safe environment, areas covered in weekly workshops include improvisation, role play, character development, vocal technique, mime, movement, text and script work. Thanks to fantastic guidance from Martin and Mary as Directors there is always massive enthusiasm and commitment from all members. The groups will be working towards Disney’s Alice in Wonderland in May, see page 5.

Youth Theatre for Ages 8 to 12 Tues 27 Apr - 13 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun) 4.30pm - 6pm Sat 24 Apr - 17 Jul (no class Sat 5 & 11 Jun) 10am - 11.30am

REGULAR WORKSHOPS

with Mary Benzies and Martin Tempest

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Youth Theatre Groups

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Youth Theatre for Ages 11 to 16 With the aid of our talented production and design team, this show gives the young members the genuine experience of producing a large scale show in a working theatre equipped with lights, sound, set, costume, technical and full dress rehearsals. The show has a run of four performances and always to packed houses! Mon 26 Apr - 12 Jul (no class Mon 31 May) 5.30pm - 7pm Sat 24 Apr - 17 Jul (no class Sat 5 & 11 Jun) 11.30am - 1pm

£46 for 11 weeks £46 for 11 weeks

Stamford Senior Youth Theatre (SSYT) for Ages 15 to 24 with Mary Benzies SSYT is a unique young people’s theatre company open to 15 to 24 year olds who are committed to creating exciting, original and innovative theatre. For those young people who are serious about pursuing careers in the dramatic arts and those interested in gaining valuable training and experience, then SSYT is the next step. Entry is by annual audition only which happens in September. Many of the younger members of SSYT have moved up from our Youth Theatre group. SSYT members must be passionate about acting, talented and highly committed. www.stamfordyouththeatre.com Mon 26 Apr - 12 Jul (no class Mon 31 May) £165 annual membership or £60 per term

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REGULAR WORKSHOPS

Messy Tots – Under 5’s with Nikki Morpeth Messy play, stories and creative activities for the under 5’s during term time. These practical workshops are an opportunity to get messy, make new friends and have lots of fun. Come and join in the fun and leave the mess behind! P.s. Kids! Don’t forget to wear your old clothes and bring an adult! Tues 20 Apr - 13 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun)

10am - 11am

£3.50 per week

Crafty Kids – 5 to 11yrs with Nikki Morpeth You don’t have to be the next Picasso to join this club! Crafty Kids is all about having fun so come along and you’ll have the chance to get messy, get creative and make new friends! Loads of exciting things for you to make and do. Don’t forget to wear old clothes! Sat 24 Apr - 17 Jul (no class Sat 5 Jun)

10am - 11.30am

£4.50 per week

Cre8ive Club with Nikki Morpeth Step up your creativity a notch with this brand new club aimed at inspiring you to bring out your creative flare. Have a go at sewing, paper craft, jewellery making, sketching, card making, modeling and fashion design to name but a few. If you are crafty we aim to inspire. For ages 8 years and over. Tues 20 Apr - 13 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun) 4.30pm - 6pm

£4.50 per week

Wildcats Theatre School with Caz Dolby Weekly classes working towards LAMDA Musical Theatre, Verse and Prose and introductory examinations. Emphasis is placed on fun and enjoyment along with building confidence, self esteem and technical skills. 100% pass rate with over half achieving distinctions. For more information visit www.wildcatstheatreschool.co.uk Tues 20 Apr - 13 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun) Or Sat 17 Apr - 17 Jul (no class Sat 11 Jun) Mini Wildcats: Ages 4 to 7 Tuesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm Or Saturdays 9.30am - 10.30am £80 per term

Junior Wildcats: Ages 8 to 13 Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.45pm Or Saturdays 10.45am - 12noon £100 per term

Sew! with Jane Schofield Sew! teaches children from 8 - 14 years how to sew in a fun way - with funky hand stitching and some beginner-level machine sewing. Come along and have a go! Make a beach bag, customise your clothes and design funky accessories in time for summer.

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Sat 8 May to 22 May then Sat 19 June to 3 Jul Juniors (ages 8 to 11) 2pm - 3.15pm £24 for each 3 week course Teens (ages 12-14) 4pm - 5.15pm


Sat 3 Jul

9.30am - 12.30pm £8 per person

Steel Band Workshop with Angela Allen The steel pan is one of the most motivating and energising instruments to be invented in our lifetime. You don’t have to be a musician to join and you may even surprise yourself at the progress you can make. Places are limited so book now for this fantastic new workshop. Sat 28 Aug 3pm - 4pm 4.30pm - 6pm

Ages 7 - 11 Ages 11 - 16

£6 per person £10 per person

ONE OFF WORKSHOPS

In this family workshop everyone will get to create a beautiful, colourful candle holder of their own design with the help of talented glass worker Cathi Prince. Learn the art of copper foiling and then solder your chosen panels in to place to create your candle box. Please note: All children must be aged 9+ and accompanied by an adult. Both children and parents require tickets.

www.stamfordartscentre.com

with Cathi Prince

Box Office 01780 763203

Family Stained Glass Workshop

Crazy Creatures Robotics Workshop with Robert Gill Throughout this fast paced day, you will all create totally interactive creature-based Mindstorm Robots which totally react and move like their animal cousins. From a hopping toad, to an ostrich with the funny walk, let your creativity run wild! All equipment is provided, just loads of enthusiasm, energy, and imagination are required. Bring your lunch and drink to fuel the mind and body. Mon 9 Aug Fri 20 Aug

Ages 8 - 11 Ages 12 - 14

10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

£25 per day £25 per day

Children’s Beady-licious Workshop with Katie McLean Perfect for little hands this session will be working with a mixture of beads and elastic threads. Children will get the opportunity to choose their own beads including acrylic beads, flower beads, wooden beads and charms, choose a design and create their own perfect bracelet. Wed 18 Aug

Ages 5 - 8

10am - 11.30am

£8

An opportunity for your child to get hands on and create their own charm bracelet using a mixture of metal, clay, glass, and acrylic beads and charms. Wed 18 Aug

Ages 9 - 12

12pm - 2pm

£10

During this session you will have the chance to make a matching set of necklace, bracelet and earrings. Session price includes all materials needed during the workshop but more beads and tools will be available to purchase on the day so that your child can continue creating at home. Wed 18 Aug

Ages 13 - 16

2.30pm - 4.30pm

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ONE OFF WORKSHOPS

Big Summer Movie Makers ‘Beyond My Wildest Dreams’ Directed by Martin Tempest Beyond My Wildest Dreams tells the story of a brother and sister who lose their parents and go to stay at an orphanage. One particular teacher helps by giving them a magic book which, when used in the right way, has the ability to summon people from other times. However, when they try to bring their parents back from the dead, something far more sinister happens… A workshop for the more serious Movie Maker. Rated PG and will be sold world wide by Simple distribution. Week 1: Mon 26 to Fri 30 Jul Week 2: Mon 2 to Fri 6 Aug Week 3: Mon 9 to Fri 13 Aug Ages 10 - 17 10am - 4pm

Week 4: Mon 16 to Fri 20 Aug Week 5: Mon 23 to Fri 27 Aug £70 per week

Locations: tbc

‘Bond Goes Movie Maker Crazy’ Directed by Dani Wand For children aged 8+ where you get the chance to film and help direct this movie which is all about a group of kids who want to make a Bond film Movie Maker style. Mon 16 to Fri 20 Aug Ages 8 - 17

10am - 4pm

£65

Location: Stamford Arts Centre

Sing Like a Star Summer Special 

with Liz Paige

Experienced singing teacher Liz will teach you professional techniques which combine voice coaching, breathing exercises and a warm-up and then you get to sing some of your favourite songs from the stage, screen and chart hits too! Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. Mon 16 Aug

10am - 4pm

£10

Suitable for children aged 8+

Summer Kids Craft Workshops

with Nikki Morpeth

Monster Madness for Under 5s This workshop will be a hit with your little monster! Take a stroll with us through the deep dark wood and make a monster mask that looks real good! Create your very own monster with terrible toes or perhaps one with pink fur and a pom pom nose! Please bring an adult. Fri 23 July

10am - 11am AND 1pm - 2pm

£3.50 per session

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party For 5 – 11 years Don’t be late for this very important date! We’re having a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party so follow the White Rabbit to this workshop and you’ll have the chance to create a Cheshire Cat mask, make a mad hat and even decorate your very own mug. Please bring a snack and drink if desired. Tues 3 Aug

10am - 12pm AND 2pm - 4pm

£5 per session

Ugly Bug Ball for Under 5s Come on let’s crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! We’ll guarantee a fun, crafty time here to one and all. Get messy making hand painted butterfly and flower pictures and have fun creating fluttering fingerbugs and crawling caterpillars. Please bring an adult. Fri 20 Aug

10am - 11am AND 1pm - 2pm

£3.50 per session

To Infinity and Beyond! For 5 - 11 years Let’s blast-off into outer space! First we’ll make our own spacecraft then zoom off to explore the distant planets and create a space collage. We may even find a few friendly aliens along the way that we can paint before we head back home! Please bring a snack and drink if desired. 20

Tues 31 Aug

10am - 12pm AND 2pm - 4pm

£5 per session


Progressors Course 7.15pm to 8.15pm Our Progressors Course is a continuation from our Beginners course and is open to all students AND to anyone who feels they would like a little refresher course. This class introduces basic steps and routines in the flowing Foxtrot, sizzling Samba and raunchy Rumba as well as continuing to increase your confidence on the dance floor in Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha. At the end of the course you will be able to glide your way around the dance floor with confidence and dance until your hearts content knowing that you look and feel fabulous!

Get inspired! Friendly afternoon drop-in sessions for both beginners and improvers. The aim is to develop your drawing and painting skills with guidance from qualified art teacher Heather Harrison. Term starts with observation drawing in pencil, charcoal or pastels, and each week there is a Still Life or floral theme to work from. To begin with you will need to bring an A3 sketchpad, a putty rubber and range of pencils from 2B to 6B. There is a range of resources available on the work of both modern and traditional artists. Focusing mainly on painting in acrylics, we welcome anyone wanting to work in watercolour or oils.

Tues 20 Apr - 20 Jul (no class Tues 1 June)

£38 for 6 weeks £44 for 7 weeks

Intermediate Course 8.15pm to 9.30pm For those who have mastered the Ballroom and Latin dances our Intermediate Class is open to all our existing Intermediate students AND to anyone who feels they are ready for the next new challenges in both Ballroom and Latin American dancing. We will be teaching more intermediate routines in Ballroom and Latin American rhythms as well as developing your dancing skills on the dance floor. There will be time for you to put your new routines into practice during the session.. Tues 20 Apr - 20 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun)

£38 for 6 weeks £44 for 7 weeks

Advanced Development Class 9.30pm - 10pm This half hour class concentrates on either one Ballroom or Latin American dance per week to improve your partnering skills, style and rhythm on the dance floor. This class is limited to a small number and is essential that it is pre-booked.

Mon 26 Apr - 12 Jul (no class Mon 31 May) 1.15pm - 3.15pm £5.50 (£5) weekly

Watercolour for the Wavering With Catherine Headley

REGULAR WORKSHOPS

with Heather Harrison

www.stamfordartscentre.com

Monday Art Class

with Ann Gibbons

Box Office 01780 763203

Dance Ballroom

Step 1: Give it no more thought. Step 2: Enrol and ask for the list of things to buy. Step 3: Visit an art shop. To start, you will only need one brush, six colours, watercolour paper and a palette. Buying students’ quality paints, rather than artists’ quality will keep the cost down. Make sure you have notes on what to buy as there is a mesmerising choice in the art shop. You will begin with simple exercises, with Catherine demonstrating, so that you become accustomed to the way watercolour behaves and progress from still-life, to flowers and landscapes. And you will never look back. For improvers and beginners. Tues 27 Apr – 22 Jun (no class Tues 1 Jun) 9.30am - 12pm £98 (£88) for 8 weeks

Further details contact Ann on 01949 843950 or Ann@anngibbonsdance.co.uk On the last day of term both groups will join together for a practice dance session.

Painting and Drawing with David Rushton Artists of all abilities are welcome to this relaxed and informal painting and drawing class in the Art Room. Wed 28 Apr - 14 Jul (no class Wed 2 Jun) 10am - 12.30pm and/or 1.30pm - 4pm £77 (£71.50) for 11 week term

Taken from Life with Mike Alabaster held in the Art Room Based around observational drawing and painting, with a particular emphasis on portraiture and the human figure. There will also be occasional still life sessions to support the development of skills in estimating correct proportions, rendering tone, colour and texture, and in arranging a pleasing composition. Contact Mike: 01780 763806. Tues 27 Apr - 6 Jul (no class Tues 1 Jun) 7.30pm - 10pm £77 (£71.50) for 10 week term or £8 weekly

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REGULAR WORKSHOPS

Musical Ensemble - Singing Class with Liz Paige Great fun for all at this relaxed and enjoyable singing workshop. You will sing songs from the shows and classic popular songs as well as take part in vocal exercises and warm-ups with experienced vocal coach Liz Paige. Wed 28 Apr - 14 Jul (no class Wed 2 Jun) £4 per week

7.15pm - 8.15pm For 16 yrs +

Mixed voice choir singing unaccompanied harmony songs from around the world. All songs taught by ear in the traditional way. Please note that the choir is now FULL, although we’re always open to male basses. To go on the waiting list, please contact Sue Archer on 01636 626351. For more info please contact musical director Chris Rowbury on 024 7665 9180 or visit www.wovenchords.com Thurs 15 Apr - Thurs 22 Jul (no class Thurs 3 Jun) 7.30pm - 9.30pm £65 (£59.50) for 14 weeks

Sculpture Class with Jonty Meyer Join in on a Wednesday evening or Friday morning. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, sculptor and artist Jonty Meyer will teach you skills to advance your artistry. Students will learn to create a sculpture in clay working from a model. Beginning with building the armature, Jonty teaches you to recognise the basic forms, planes, symmetry and proportions. Once completed, your sculpture will prepared for firing in the kiln for you to pick up on a later date. Wed 28 Apr - 14 Jul (no class Wed 2 Jun) 7.30pm - 10pm And/or Fri 30 Apr - 16 Jul (no class Fri 4 Jun) 10am - 12.30pm £88 for 11 weeks or £9 weekly

Life Drawing with Joanna Crawford Take this opportunity to be guided in drawing the nude figure. Experienced artists and beginners are equally welcome to this challenging but rewarding class. Thurs 29 Apr - 15 Jul (no class Thurs 3 Jun) 10am - 12.30pm £77 (£71.50) for 11 weeks or £8 weekly

Life Drawing Class with Mike Alabaster Please telephone Mike Alabaster for more details on 01780 763806 Thurs 22 Apr - 15 Jul 7.30pm - 10pm £5 per weekly session 22

Woven Chords

No Tuition

Stamford Shoestring Theatre Company Shoestring is the resident amateur repertory company at the Arts Centre, performing four productions a year in the theatre. Their repertoire ranges from contemporary to classical, comedy to tragedy. They also arrange occasional play readings and community events. Newcomers welcome both on and off stage. Please contact membership secretary Sally Cowley on 01780 753816 or visit www.stamfordshoestring.com Weekly rehearsal nights Monday, Wednesday, Thursday


Wed 16 Jun 8pm - 10pm

Fri 10 Sep 7pm - 9pm

£7.50 per session

Singing Day: Songs on the Eastern Wind 

with Chris Rowbury

Sing unaccompanied harmony songs from across the cultures of Eastern Europe including crunchy harmonies from the Balkans and clashing harmonies from Georgia! You will be amazed by the sounds we will produce! All taught by ear, no previous experience needed, just a love of singing! Sat 19 Jun

10.30am - 4.30pm £15 (£12)

Ages 16+

Stained Glass Workshops 

with Cathi Prince

Learn the traditional skills of stained glass and make a colourful leaded glass panel to take home with a choice of patterns and colours. All materials and equipment are provided. Sat 5 Jun & Sat 7 Aug

10am - 4pm £35

Ages 16+

Copper Foiling Workshops 

ONE OFF WORKSHOPS

Move your body to fabulous rhythms and exotic music in this introduction to Turkish Belly Dancing - also a low impact exercise! Wear a close fitting top and lightweight long skirt, gym trousers or leggings. If you fancy dressing up, go for it! Ms Jae qualified in the Middle East and Spain.

www.stamfordartscentre.com

with Ms Jae

Box Office 01780 763203

Beginners’ Belly Dance 

with Cathi Prince

Learn how to produce two to three attractive sun-catchers in stained glass choosing from a selection of designs and coloured glass. Cathi will guide you through cutting the glass to shape, hand-grinding the edges, applying the copper foil and soldering the pieces together. All equipment and materials supplied. Sat 24 Jul & Sat 28 Aug 10am - 4pm £35 per day

Ages 16+

Harmonica Workshop 

with Steve Lockwood

Play blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bend and jam along with rockin’ solos. No matter what your level of playing is, this session will give you tips to help you improve and get the best out of this humble instrument. For complete beginners to intermediates. Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day for £8.

Sat 24 Jul

1pm - 5pm £15

Steel Band Workshop 

with Angela Allen

Learn to play one of the most motivating and energising instruments in this fantastic workshop! You don’t have to be a musician to join and you may even surprise yourself at the progress you can make. Sat 28 Aug

7pm - 8.30pm £10

Adult Beady-licious Workshop 

Ages 17+

with Katie McLean

Beginners 10am - 12pm Suitable for beginners or those with a little experience. Use beads and buttons to create beaded necklaces, chunky bracelets and earrings! Intermediate 1pm - 3pm Suitable for those that have attended a beginner’s workshop. Work with wire to create gorgeous wrapped beads and wire bracelets! All beads and tools are included for both workshops but feel free to bring along your own tools and any spare beads you may have.

Sat 21 Aug

£15 per session

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4-MALITY Percussion Quartet

Stamford Military Tattoo

Oakham School Chapel Visually stunning and musically thrilling, that’s 4-MALITY. Commanding an incredible battery of drums, gongs, cymbals and tuned percussion, 4-MALITY is one of the world’s most compelling and innovative percussion ensembles. www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk

Stamford Rugby Club, Empingham Road, Stamford Rotary Club of Stamford - in support for Help for Heroes is holding a family concert with the band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Flying Displays, a Full Rapier Gun Battery, Service Charity Displays, a Harrier Cockpit Beer tent, Catering sales, Local displays.

Fri 21 May

7.45pm

£9

Sat 19 Jun £10 adv.

Gates Open 5pm (Children under 12 FREE)

Pegasus

Lesley Smith as Elizabeth 1st

St Mary’s Church, Stamford One of London’s leading Chamber Choirs will be presenting an evening of arias and ensembles from Victoria, Purcell, Handel, Britten and Vaughan Williams. www.pegasusmusic.org.uk

Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford Lesley Smith returns to re-enact her favourite character, Elizabeth 1st in full costume. She is a retained social historian for the BBC and has made 32 television appearances. Lesley’s presence in a room is felt like a shockwave making this unmissable entertainment. Please note: Not suitable for under 16s.

Sat 22 May

7.30pm £12.50

Fri 25 Jun

7.40pm

£8

Bjorn Again Burghley House Hear all the fabulous hits of Abba this summer in the spectacular setting Burghley House! Sat 12 Jun Gates open 5pm. Concert 8pm £28.50 (£15 ages 5 to 15) Under 5s free

Stamford Choral Society Concert Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford Stamford Choral Society present a Summer Concert which includes the “Requiem” John Rutter and other pieces. The concert will be followed by refreshments. Sat 12 Jun

7pm

£7.50 (£6)

A God, Good Fortune, Love and A Ring Performed by The Cecilian Singers of Leicester All Saints Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford The Cecilian Singers of Leicester present a choral concert which will include piano accompaniment. Approx 2 hours plus interval. Includes music from Renaissance to the present day. www.ceciliansingers.co.uk Sat 19 Jun

Summer Serenade St Martin’s Church, Stamford The Bury Bach Choir, conducted by Philip Reed, will be performing a programme of favourite pieces, including works by Byrd, Tallis, and Britten, in this beautiful, historic setting of this historic setting. www.musicatstmartins.org Sat 26 Jun 6pm (retiring collection)

FREE

Stamford Chamber Orchestra Concert Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford Conductor: Ben Palmer Soloist: David Lovell Brown Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine Handel: Organ Concerto in F major ‘The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’ Delius: ‘On hearing the first cuckoo in spring’ ‘Summer Night on the River’ Haydn: Symphony No.103, ‘The Drumroll’ Sat 26 Jun

8pm

£10 (£8, £5 children)

7.30pm £12 (£9 under 16s)

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Fri 21 May

9pm

£4.50


St Martin’s Church, Stamford

St Martin’s Church, Stamford Three recitals with organ and another instrument, on Wednesday lunchtimes www.musicatstmartins.org

“Kingfisher Chorale on top form… well balanced, responsive and stylish” The Ballad of Little Musgrave - Benjamin Britten Agnus Dei - Samuel Barber Folk traditional songs - John Rutter Three Shakespeare Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams When David Heard - Eric Whitacre Directed by Giles Turner, Head of Music at the Stamford Endowed Schools A fine blend of voices and superb ensemble. The wide-ranging programme includes Britten, Barber, Rutter, Vaughan Williams and Eric Whitacre. www.kingfisherchorale.org Sat 10 Jul 7.30pm £10 (£8, £3 NUS/Under 19s)

An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan Songs and Scenes from the Savoy Operas The Vanbrugh Hall, Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne The Wondering Minstrels perform songs and scenes from the Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy Operas. Sat 17 Jul 7.30pm (Gates 6pm for picnics) £15 adv (£17 on door) Bar for interval drinks

Boys’ and Men’s Choir of Holy Trinity Church, Esbjerg St Martin’s Church, Stamford From the town of Esbjerg in Denmark, which is twinned with Ely, comes the Treenighedskirkensdrengeogmanskor, conducted by Lone Gislinge. www.musicatstmartins.org Sat 31 Jul 7.30pm £8 (£4 accompanied children)

Stamford Shakespeare Company 2010 Season Rutland Open Air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall This year see Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and Dad’s Army! For tickets call 01780 756133 7 June - 28 Aug

From Wed 4 Aug £5

1.05pm

Samuel Sebastion Wesley Bicentenary Concert St Mary’s Church, Stamford A concert of choral and organ music by Samuel Sebastion Wesley to celebrate his bicentenary. Performed by the Benefice Choir of St Mary’s and St Martin’s Church. Sat 14 Aug

7.30pm

£8 (£6)

www.stamfordartscentre.com

Summer Lunchtime Concerts: ‘Oragan +1’

Box Office 01780 763203

Kingfisher Chorale: The Long Day Closes

Dance Festival Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham Shows, films and workshops from 19 to 25 May including…

An Evening with Darren and Lilia Join Strictly Come Dancing stars Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova for an evening of behind the scenes insight plus hints and tips on the dance floor! Sun 23 May

7.30pm

£17 (£16)

The Red Shoes (U) The tragic story of a dancer torn between her devotion to ballet and her love for a composer. Wed 19 May

7.30pm

£3.50 (£3)

Lost and Found Live contemporary dance telling the story of a woman who finds the strength to change her life. By award winning choreographer Katie Green. Fri 21 May

7.30pm

£9 (£7.50)

For tickets please call 01476 406158 or visit www.guildhallartscentre.com

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booking information Pop in to our box office for more information and to order your tickets. You can also call us on 01780 763203 or book online at www.stamfordartscentre.com We open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 8.00pm (Please note, on busy show nights, telephone bookings can only be taken up until 7.30pm). You may pay by CASH, CHEQUE (made payable to South Kesteven District Council) or CREDIT/DEBIT CARD.

Ticket Collection

Reservations

You can collect your prepaid tickets from the box office at any time leading up to the performance, or we can post them to you for a charge of 45p.

Tickets for live events (not cinema), may also be provisionally reserved over the phone. Payment must be made within three working days or half an hour before the performance, whichever is sooner. Failure to do so may result in the tickets being released for resale.

Discounts Discounts (priced in brackets) vary from show to show. Generally they are available to Artscene members, children & students, unwaged, over 60s, disabled patrons & their companion. Prices marked with a star indicate a further discount for students and groups of 10 or more (including school/college groups). Occasionally, discounts are unavailable for certain events organised by outside organisations, for which we are only a ticket agent.

Group Bookings If you are planning to bring a large group to a show, please contact the box office to see if we can help organise your trip or, if there is no star-marked price, if we are able to offer you a discount.

Gift Vouchers You can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount you require from the box office.

Re-Sales We regret that we are unable to exchange tickets or to refund money. If an event is sold out, we will try to resell unwanted tickets - an administration fee of £1 per transaction* is charged for this service and we will issue a credit note for you to use against a future purchase. *Only charged if tickets are sold on.

Become a Member Save money on ticket prices for selected events, films and workshops. You will be supporting the arts in South Kesteven by becoming an Artscene member and will receive discounts and priority booking for a huge variety of arts events. Membership costs £17 per year for one person, £22 for two people. Your membership can also be used at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham. (Occasionally discounts are unavailable; please see discounts section for details.) 26

Free mailing & emailing list To join our free postal and emailing list, give your details to the box office and we’ll make sure you’re kept informed. Customers on our mailing list will only receive information about events promoted by Stamford Arts Centre, events sold through our ticket agency or events promoted by South Kesteven District Council.

Room Hire There are a number of rooms available for private or company hire at Stamford Arts Centre, suitable for a variety of purposes. These range from the Ireson Room, an attractive meeting/conference room ideal for around 16 people, up to the beautifully restored Ballroom, with a capacity of around 200 - ideal for parties, dances, meetings etc. Details of our rooms are on www.stamfordartscentre.com or contact Emma Oglesbee for a brochure on 01780 480846 or email emma@stamfordartscentre.com

Access The ballroom, gallery, box office and coffee shop are all on the ground floor and easily accessible. There is a platform lift to the theatre with two spaces for wheelchairs in the theatre. Please let the box office know in advance if you wish to reserve a wheelchair space and if you require an adjoining seat for a companion. The theatre has an induction loop – hearing aids should be switched to the T position. Toilet facilities are available close to both the theatre and the ballroom and we have baby changing facilities. If you need further information or assistance, please talk to the Box Office staff prior to your visit who will be glad to help. The front step is now ramped for improved access. Please note that no children under the age of two are allowed in the theatre/cinema. If you have a child of 8 or under at a workshop we recommend you do not leave the building. Sorry no under 2s in the theatre.


Craft Fairs, SKDC Paul Gibbins on 07712 199076 Drolma Buddhist Centre 01733 755444 Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham 01476 406158 www.guildhallartscentre.com Mini Music Makers 0 to 4 years Music Explorers 4 to 11 years Bandstand 8 to 14 years - A creative music-making opportunity for woodwind players. Julie Digby 01778 560305 Over 60s Exercise Class (meet Thursdays) Mandy Glen 01780 470221

Pilates Stephanie Tenneson 07960 436777 Sarah Coups 07890 647924

Stamford Amateur Musical Society and Stamford Pantomime Players David Simpson 01780 764292

Rosemary Conley (meet Thursdays) Judi Brown 01778 346071 brown.judi@googlemail.com

Town Walks Stamford Blue Badge Guide Jill Collinge 01780 410780

Shoestring Theatre Our resident theatre company Sally Cowley 01780 753816 STADFAS Veronica Orton-Johnson 01780 762248

Tumbletots (meet Mondays) Amanda Jackson 01832 272127 www.tumbletots.com Weightwatchers (meet Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings) 1-2-3 Success 08457 123 000 Welland Valley Arts Society Alan Lyne 01780 481377

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We have many regular hirers and groups that meet at the arts centre. Some of the contacts are listed below:-

Box Office 01780 763203

useful contacts

contact information Stamford Arts Centre 27 St Mary’s Street Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2DL www.stamfordartscentre.com box office 01780 763203 admin/marketing 01780 480846 tourist information 01780 755611 coffee shop & cellar bar 01780 753458 fax 01780 766690 email boxoffice@stamfordartscentre.com

where to park A mile off the A1, Stamford is easy to find. Parking is available at Wharf Road, Cattle Market, Bath Row and St Leonard’s St car parks. All are free after 6pm (see map). There is parking for disabled drivers close to the Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street and in nearby St George’s Square. You can print off a local map from www.stamfordartscentre.com

This information can be made available in large print, Braille, on audio tape/CD or computer disc and in a number of languages. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this service, please contact us.

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diary at a glance DATE

TIME

Cert no. SGS-COC-0620

PERFORMANCE

VENUE

GENRE

Tues 4 May

12.30pm

Literature at Lunchtime

Theatre

Talk

Wed 5 May

8pm

Andy Hamilton: Hat of Doom SOLD OUT

Ballroom

Comedy

Thurs 6 May

8pm

Mark Kalch

Theatre

RGS Talk

Sat 8 May

8pm

City of London Sinfonia SOLD OUT

Ballroom

Classical Music

Fri 14 May

7.30pm

Alice in Wonderland

Theatre

Youth Drama

Sat 15 May

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Alice in Wonderland

Theatre

Youth Theatre

Thurs 20 May

8pm

Louisiana Red and Michael Messer

Theatre

Blues

Sat 22 May

7.30pm

Stacey Kent

Ballroom

Jazz

Wed 26 May

8pm

Paul Jones & Digby Fairweather

Ballroom

Blues

Fri 28 May

8pm

Stamford Comedy Club

Ballroom

Comedy

Tues 1 Jun

12.30pm

Literature at Lunchtime

Theatre

Talk

Wed 2 Jun

2pm

Scarecrow

Theatre

Family Show

Fri 4 Jun

11.30pm & 2.30pm

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Theatre

Family Show

Wed 9 Jun

7.30pm

History Lecture: The Railway Manias

Ballroom

Talk

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Jun

-

Stamford Guitar Festival

-

Folk/Blues

Fri 18 Jun

8pm

Martin Harley Band

Ballroom

Blues/Rock

Tues 22 - Sat 26 Jun 7.45pm

On the Razzle: Shoestring Theatre Co.

Theatre

Drama

Fri 25 Jun

8pm

Eduardo Niebla Experience

Ballroom

Jazz

Sat 26 Jun

8pm

Summer Ball

Ballroom

Dance

Fri 2 Jul

8pm

Caruso & the Quake

Theatre

Opera

Sun 4 Jul

7.30pm

Jenni Murray

Theatre

Talk

Tues 6 Jul

12.30pm

Literature at Lunchtime

Theatre

Talk

Thurs 8 Jul

8pm

Jane Eyre

Theatre

Drama

Fri 16 Jul

8pm

John Kirkpatrick

Ballroom

Folk

Sat 17 Jul

2pm

A Little Bird Told Me

Theatre

Family Show

Fri 23 Jul Sat 24 Jul

8pm

8pm

Patrick Monahan

Chumbawamba

Ballroom

Ballroom

Comedy Music

Sat 31 Jul

8pm

International Music Festival Concert

Ballroom

Classical Music

Sun 1 Aug

8pm

International Music Festival Concert

Ballroom

Classical Music

International Music Festival Best of the Festival

Ballroom

Classical Music

Sun 7 Aug 8pm

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Stamford Arts Centre Summer 2010  

Stamford Arts Centre Summer Live Brochure 2010

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