Live & Local Derbyshire Spring 2020 What's On Brochure

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Crich Barton under Needwood

The Live & Local Derbyshire Rural & Community Touring Network helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance and family shows at a wide range of community venues, from village halls, to churches, to schools. Tickets are sold locally. For show information, ticket prices and to book, please call the local promoter directly on the telephone number below each event listing. Get ticket on-sale alerts. To request email notification when sales open for shows in your community please visit: Ticket prices range from £5 - £15. Many of the shows featured are suitable for family audiences and age recommendations are provided for guidance. Disability access. All venues have a commitment to access for disabled people; many have full access and a range of facilities, and others are working towards this goal. For venue and access information, please visit: All brochure details are correct at the time of going to print, but please check the website for any changes. Please note that provision of refreshments varies between venues and some may be unable to serve alcohol. Please check bar/catering facilities when booking tickets.

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JANUARY SHOW / PERFORMER Bonfire Radicals RSVP Bhangra Mister Keith Kel Elliott & Her Three Man Orchestra Kiriki Club Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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COMMUNITY Tansley Tutbury

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Whitwell New Mills

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Great Longstone

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Pleasley Chilwell Kirk Langley North Wingfield Claverdon Yoxall

SHOW / PERFORMER Gilmore & Roberts Silent Film & Live Music: The Pitch O'Chance (1915)/ The Pilgrim (1916) Ma Bessie & The Pigfoot Band Silent Film & Live Music: The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1920) (U) Silent Film & Live Music: The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1920) (U) Hilary James & Simon Mayor Hilary James & Simon Mayor Wendy Kirkland Quartet Sam Lewis Wendy Kirkland Quartet Mumbo-Jumbo

COMMUNITY Doveridge West Hallam Melbourne Brailsford Chapel-en-le-Frith Doe Lea Holloway Biggin Spital Tansley

SHOW / PERFORMER Roving Crows Desert Island Flicks The Beautiful Game Gilmore & Roberts Ma Bessie & The Pigfoot Band Mumbo-Jumbo Daria Kulesh Duo Twisted Tales Vol. 2 Latchepen Daisy Chapman & Sue Lord

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COMMUNITY North Wingfield Bradbourne Chinley Kirk Langley New Mills Spital Taddington Tutbury Pleasley Crich

SHOW / PERFORMER 4Square Wendy Kirkland Quartet 4Square Mumbo-Jumbo Same Same… But Different Ruby & Cedar Kelly Oliver Mister Keith Harbottle & Jonas I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost

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COMMUNITY Winster Sutton on the Hill Breadsall

SHOW / PERFORMER Eduardo Niebla Guitar Duo Mumbo-Jumbo Sunjay

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PROJECTS Inn Crowd: Live Performances In Pubs




One of the most exciting and eclectic groups on the folk/world scene, the Bonfire Radicals translate a wide variety of influences – from gorgeous medieval and Celtic folk to dynamic eastern European jazz-swing to punchy world-beats, and all points in between – into a distinctive and quite staggeringly special sound.

Get ready to party Punjabistyle. Brit-Bhangra greats from Bristol, RSVP's more intimate, 'small-room' adaptation of the high-energy sound of Asian Britain still retains all its renowned vibrancy and flamboyant showmanship.

Armed with emotive vocals, richly melodic classical recorders and woodwind, soaring fiddle and a tight, rocking rhythm section, and ranging from delicate unaccompanied singing to pyrotechnic folk-rock, theirs is a boldly original and high-spirited, at times gloriously chaotic, live stage show. ★★★★

From humble beginnings as the music and dance of poor farmers celebrating the annual harvest, Bhangra has taken on its own British identity. RSVP mesh traditional Punjabi songs and drumming with electric guitar, energising dance and frontman Dildar Singh's honeydrenched vocals, bringing audiences to their feet regardless of age or ability. A highly 'infectious' (The List), hugely enjoyable and infinitely memorable evening. Simply tons of fun.

‘Raucous and eclectic, sheer merriment in a gorgeous set of ideas and influences, guaranteed to leave you smiling from ear to ear.’

‘One of the hottest bands on the Bhangra scene.’

Songlines Magazine

Fri 17 Jan 7.30pm

Ages: 6+

Theatre at FSC, Tideswell SK17 8JX

Asian Times Ages: 7+

07729 983 005 Fri 17 Jan 7.30pm Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway DE4 5AQ 01773 856 545 03

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A 'splendid' evening of gently quirky, expertly crafted songs – think Ray Davies, Squeeze – stories and humour by the self-professed originator of 'Victorian Pop'.

As seen at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival BBC Introducing stage, with Jamie Cullum and Jo Whiley.

With song styles varying from jaunty showground to slow lament, all carried forward by lilting melodies and warm, quintessentially English vocals, the bowler-hatted Mister Keith and his mini 'orchestra' of multi-instrumentalists invoke memories of times gone by. An intimate little gem*.

‘Sensational.’ BBC Radio Manchester Ages: 6+ * including specially blended tea drinking and interval Victorian table games.

Championed by jazz-pop star Jamie Cullum, sassy doublebass playing singer Kel Elliott is justly acclaimed for her rich and powerful voice and uplifting, genre-leaping songs, backed by impressive and unlikely instrumentation. A passionate songwriter, most recently she has been gathering stories and personal recollections from historic and reminiscence projects to transform into vivid and inventive story-songs. Here, she brings to light the very best; quirky, fascinating, soulful and wonderful.

Tutbury Village Hall DE13 9NA

Long established as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are 'songwriters par excellence' (fRoots Magazine), their music tuneful, intelligent and soulful. Here, Kathryn's powerful voice is matched against Sean's driving guitar on a set of impressive modern folk songs and heartfelt traditional numbers, switching from thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock. Affecting and entertaining.

‘Captivating.’ Total Theatre

Madeleine Peyroux (BBC Jazz Awards Best International Artist)

fRoots Magazine

Ages: 6+

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Ages: 16+

Yoxall Parish Hall DE13 8NF

Fri 24 Apr 7.30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo winners 2013 and 2016.


Sun 19 Jan 8pm

01246 850 209

Swing is king. Kiriki Club makes the party happen, bringing a raw, energetic performance style to an eclectic brew of vintage 1940's/50's jumpin' R&B, speak-easy swing, fabulous rock 'n' roll, dance-floor fillers, surprising versions of pop classics, and exotic sounds from around the world. Bringing together a stellar line-up of multi-lingual multiinstrumentalists from Wales, Portugal, Austria and Birmingham they harvest the music of their homelands to mesmerising effect, with blistering musicianship, vocal acrobatics and luscious harmonies that never fail to pack the dance floor. Brilliant fun, they rock it!


‘One of the most assured and entertaining duos on the folk scene.’

Sat 18 Jan 7pm Doe Lea Resource Centre S44 5PD



Sun 26 Jan 7pm

Sat 25 Jan 7.30pm

Barton under Needwood Village Hall DE13 8AF

01543 472 700

01283 812 248

★★★★ The Guardian

Portugal/Austria/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends. Produced in association with the Live & Local DART programme (developing artists for rural touring).

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich DE4 5EU

Ages: 10+

01283 713 124

01773 853 260 05

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GILMORE & ROBERTS IN CONCERT Gilmore & Roberts are multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees and a perennial 'hot property' duo, rooted firmly in the English folk tradition, but encompassing elements of Americana, bluegrass and rock. Katriona Gilmore (fiery, dynamic fiddle, viola and mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (intricate, delicately percussive lap-tapping guitar; brother of respected folk singer Kathryn Roberts) combine astounding musicianship, swapped lead vocals and trademark harmonies to create a powerful live show. Their formidable, award-winning songs draw strongly on stories – of folk myths, family tales and historical secrets – and are as catchy and memorable as they are enthralling. ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine ★★★★ Mojo Magazine Ages: 12+ Sat 08 Feb 7.30pm Tansley Village Hall DE4 5FH 07748 545 287 Sat 21 Mar 8pm Brailsford & Ednaston Village Institute DE6 3DA 07711 416 284 07




A trio of masters of American old-time country string music and bluegrass provide live musical accompaniment to the early 1920s and 30s Hollywood silent Wild West short films of pioneering, Oscarwinning director Frank Borzage. Led by champion Maryland fiddler Kate Lissauer (Buffalo Gals), her earthy vocals shine against the top-notch, committed playing of fivestring banjo master Leon Hunt (Kate Rusby Band), and of Jason Titley, arguably the UK's finest bluegrass guitarist. An absorbing and poignant glimpse of a bygone time, the evocative music brings the films fully to life.

The 'Empress of Blues', Bessie Smith is given the royal treatment in this foray into 1920s and '30s prohibition-era blues and jazz. Widely agreed to be the greatest female blues singer ever, Smith lived fast, drank hard and died (relatively) young, in a car crash in 1937, aged 43.

‘Great old-time music! A force to be reckoned with.’

★★★★★ Get Reading

The 'spellbinding (The Guardian) live soundtrackers Minima mark the centenary of one of cinema's first masterpieces, a silent psychological horror classic in which a mysterious carnival hypnotist unleashes a sinister sleepwalker who unnervingly predicts death and then steals out in the night to kill. Named by The Guardian as one of the 25 best horror films of all time, this strange and fascinating gothic film can justifiably be said to have set the template for today's scary movies, noirs and thrillers, influencing generations of directors all the way to David Cronenberg and David Lynch, and is often credited as the first feature film to incorporate the twist ending.

Maverick Magazine

Ages: 18+

Ages: 12+

Sat 08 Feb 7.30pm

Cert. U, 1920, Germany, Dir: Robert Wiene, 76 mins

Ages: 13+ The Pitch O'Chance: 1915, USA, Dir: Frank Borzage, 25 min / The Pilgrim: 1916, USA, Dir: Frank Borzage, 28 min

Here, blueswoman Julia Titus teams a phenomenal vocal power with her live band's tremendous dynamisim to chronicle Smith's life and musical canon, charting her rise from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, Tennessee, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time.

Whitwell Community Centre S80 4NN 01909 720 656

USA/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 08 Feb 7.30pm Tutbury Village Hall DE13 9NA 01283 812 248

Sat 21 Mar 7.30pm Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall SK23 0HP 0333 666 3366

Fri 14 Feb 7.30pm Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH 01663 308 202 Sat 15 Feb 7.30pm Great Longstone Village Hall DE45 1TB 01629 640 943 08



The combination of Simon Mayor's renowned mandolin wizardry and Hilary James' 'elegant singing' (Daily Telegraph) and unusual bass instruments are brought to 'a witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers' – and some of their own gruesomely hilarious children's songs and notorious comic songs – 'spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour' (The Guardian). All wrapped up in an entertaining stage show and a lively wit as dry as Somerset cider, this is a monstrously enjoyable evening.

One of the great unsung heroines of British jazz, Chesterfield-based Wendy Kirkland presents her critically acclaimed tribute to female jazz pianist-singers like herself; fresh arrangements of songs made famous by wonderful jazzwomen from Nina Simone, Eliane Elias and Shirley Horn to Tania Maria and Dena DeRose.

‘Evocative virtuosity… uplifting and a joy.’ Daily Telegraph

A huge touring hit, this is a varied and vastly entertaining evening of jazz song brought to new life by Wendy's highly accomplished pianism and warm, eloquent voice – likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall – and the superb musicianship of her top-class band. Ages: 10+

‘Sheer musical brilliance.’ BBC World Service

Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm

Ages: 6+

Kirk Langley Village Hall DE6 4NG 07563 531 811

Sat 15 Feb 8pm The Verney Institute, Pleasley NG19 7PL 01623 810 035 Sun 16 Feb 7.30pm Chilwell Arts Theatre, Chilwell School NG9 5AL 07387 159 982 09

Fri 28 Feb 7.30pm Claverdon Church Centre CV35 8PD



Phenomenal tumbleweed Americana from rising Nashville singer-songwriter Sam Lewis. With a storyteller's eye, rich soulful vocals, stirring guitar and compelling, wellcrafted songs – distilling the simplicity of Willie Nelson, the poetry of Bob Dylan, and the soul of Ray Charles – this is swampy Southern country roots with an emotional, political punch. A laid-back sound that evokes dark bourbon rippling over ice.

Eclectic acoustic vaudevillians Mumbo-Jumbo have been 'on the edge of the big time for over 40 years' (their words) with their fantastic music, tonguein-cheek banter and an audience rapport second to none. Their latest closeharmony, multi-instrumental extravaganza celebrates the greatest musical hits that never were, from the song that 'very nearly almost' made it to the Eurovision Song Contest to four Christmas singles that have yet to set the seasonal airwaves on fire.

‘Absolute knockout… ace!!’ BBC Wales

Ages: 12+


Fri 28 Feb 8pm

‘He sounds from another time, or timeless. Either way, good.’

Yoxall Parish Hall DE13 8NF

Mojo Magazine

Sat 21 Mar 7pm

★★★★ Blues Magazine

Doe Lea Resource Centre S44 5PD

01543 472 700

01246 850 209 Ages: 7+ USA. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 04 Apr 7.30pm Kirk Langley Village Hall DE6 4NG 07563 531 811

01926 843 234

Thu 27 Feb 8pm

Fri 15 May 7.30pm

Sat 04 Apr 7.30pm

North Wingfield Resource Centre S42 5PW

Sutton on the Hill Village Hall DE6 5JA

01246 856 451

01283 732 450

All Saints Church, Bradbourne DE6 1PA 01335 390 080


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The next Celtic folk-rock supergroup in waiting, this Anglo-Irish band boasts uncommonly exhilarating music, filled brim-full with inspired lyrics and rollicking melodies. Its powerful, highenergy live shows make this an utterly fantastic must-see act.

A self-proclaimed 'big fat ray of sunshine in the world of dance and performance', Spiltmilk Dance here roll out the red carpet for a night at the movies like no other; a whistle-stop tour of some of the most memorable moments from the plot-twist thrillers, cliff-hanger actioners, swoony-squirmy rom-coms and tug at the heartstrings tear-jerkers that have glued film fans to cinema seats over the last 80 years.

Football. Some love it, others loathe it, but we can't deny that it is somehow present in all our lives. This inventive, playful words-music-dancephysical theatre show is a witty look at Britain's undying obsession with 'the beautiful game', celebrating everything from weird match day rituals to ridiculous armchair punditry. Made in collaboration with die-hard football fans and players, set to a backdrop of famous commentaries and catchy chant-a-long hits, and passionately performed by four charismatic and highly athletic female dancers, this nostalgic show dynamically portrays all the highs and lows, the artistry and absurdity of British football.

With her striking voice and alluring accent, vibrant and colourful story-songs, considerable raconteur skills and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is a singular rising star on the UK folk scene.

‘Just pure musical energy. Tight rhythms, great on-stage personality, proper up-on-the-tableskicking-over-the-beerglasses fun-time music… genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene.’ BBC Music

‘Great party music… I love that band.’ Paul O'Grady, BBC Radio 2 ★★★★ Financial Times Ages: 10+ Fri 06 Mar 7.30pm Doveridge Village Hall DE6 5JQ 01889 567 461

Sensationally sound tracked by some of the biggest movie hit songs, this is a superb two-woman comedy-sketchsingalong-cabaret-dance show. Stupendously mad fun; a blast.

Singing in English and her native tongue, Daria recreates in music and song her grandmother's long-lost homeland of Ingushetia, deep in the Caucasus Mountains, an ancient land of folklore and magic, of breathtaking beauty and harrowing history. Although these powerful, exotic songs have a darkness to them, there's also a spirit of hope and humanity and kindness. An intriguing, deeply moving and thoroughly entertaining evening.

London Dance

‘Never thought I would see football portrayed so well through dance.’ Nottinghamshire Football Association

Phil Beer, Show of Hands

Ages: 8+

Ages: 7+

The Times

Produced in association with the Live & Local DART programme (developing artists for rural touring).

Ages: 10+

‘Hilarious… performed with verve and panache.’

Spiltmilk Dance is an Associate Artist of the Live & Local DART programme (developing artists for rural touring).

01159 303 340

‘Haunting and enigmatic.’

Sat 21 Mar 7.30pm

Sun 08 Mar 7.30pm West Hallam Village Hall DE7 6GR


Thu 19 Mar 7.30pm

Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway DE4 5AQ

Melbourne Assembly Rooms DE73 8GF

01773 856 545

01332 863 522 13

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'Owdyado Theatre's highly anticipated follow-up to its hugely successful touring anthology show Twisted Tales introduces a brand-new trilogy of short, sharp shockers.

Gypsy-inspired acoustic chamber jazz from a brilliant London quartet; a set of virtuosic, wildly exciting instrumental music – full of romanticism and nostalgia – with an elegant ensemble sound and some sparkling, high octane solos.

With nods to cult series such as The Twilight Zone, Tales of the Unexpected and Inside No. 9, each conceptually brilliant, elegantly crafted short story focuses on the playfully macabre and mysterious: gutsy, surprising and darkly funny comedy-thrillers. An inventive and entertaining show. There will be twistiness.

‘(A) hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies.’ Bristol 24/7 (on Twisted Tales)

Led by acclaimed Scottish jazz violinist Matt Holborn, a Remi Harris accompanist, Latchepen (an exclamation of 'happiness' in the Romani language) embraces original compositions and joyous swing and jazz manouche standards with aplomb, the group's melodic, flamboyant interpretations pleasingly cliché free.

Biggin Village Hall SK17 0DL

‘The compositions are intelligent; the standards are well executed, and the performances are flawless.’

01298 687 138

London Jazz News

Ages: 14+ Fri 27 Mar 7.30pm

DAISY CHAPMAN & SUE LORD IN CONCERT A well-travelled and extremely talented pianist-singer and songwriter, Daisy Chapman's powerful and perceptive narrative songs have been described as 'an enchanting work between chanson and classic songwriting' (Rolling Stone Magazine). Taking their lyrical cues from the likes of Leonard Cohen they range from the intimate to the epic, from dark tales from the depths of history, to darkly comedic stories of lust, love and loss. With Daisy's incredible voice backed by her own beautifully delivered 'Nymanesque' piano and Sue Lord's dramatic and sweeping violin, the effect is stunning.

‘Instantly captivating.’ The Independent

‘A powerfully unique vocalist and skilled songwriter.’ Maverick Magazine

‘This could be a female Ben Folds.’ Americana UK

Ages: 10+

Ages: 10+

France/Iran/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 28 Mar 7.30pm Tansley Village Hall DE4 5FH

Fri 27 Mar 7.30pm

07748 545 287

St Leonards Mission Church, Spital S41 0HQ 01246 220 741 15


4SQUARE IN CONCERT Manchester's prodigious folk foursome brings sizable skills, gorgeous three-part harmonies and endlessly inventive arrangements to their virtuosic brand of folk-fusion. Interweaving traditional folk (and some simply stunning clog dancing) with a wide range of influences from jazz to chamber music to Americana to Latin, they create a rich and distinctive tapestry of sound, from the sublimely wistful to the irresistibly dynamic. Thoroughly delightful.

‘A great band! Totally joyful playing guaranteed to cheer all but the most curmudgeonly up. Four great musicians at the top of their trade. Brilliant stuff.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Ages: 6+ Thu 02 Apr 8pm North Wingfield Resource Centre S42 5PW 01246 856 451 Sat 04 Apr 8pm Chinley Community Centre SK23 6BE 01663 751 816 17

SONIA SABRI COMPANY SAME SAME… BUT DIFFERENT A fleet-footed feel-good familyfriendly dance-theatre show spinning a hybrid of classical north Indian kathak, hip hop, contemporary and street dance, with live music and physical storytelling, to conjure a playful and colourful world celebrating individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all. Inspired by a well-known Anglo-Asian phrase, made in collaboration with Birmingham primary school children, and created by leading choreographer Sonia Sabri, director Sue Buckmaster of the 'outstanding' (The Times) children's theatre Theatre-Rites, and three astounding dancermusicians, this is a gentle, funny show and a great way to start or fuel a child's love for dance. Ages: 5+ Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).



It is time for the annual visit home, but this year something has changed; love and sisterhood are eclipsed by sibling rivalry.

Kelly Oliver is a superlative, sweet voiced singer-songwriter, guitarist and 'pretty damn fine' harmonicist steeped in the folk traditions of Ireland. Her awardwinning albums have seen her hailed as 'a vital voice in British folk music' (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2), and as an international rising star she has collaborated with industry stalwarts such as Phil Beer (Show of Hands).

Even though they're wrestling with grown up kids, relationships and the menopause Cedar still wants Ruby to play 'space race' again. The Russians vs. The Americans. The Cosmonauts vs. The Astronauts; dogs and monkeys and men on the moon. This time though there are bigger issues to face. In their old back garden, the two women look up at the stars. Against the beauty and cold silence of space they find the down-to-earth and begin to come to terms with loss. A gorgeous, darkly funny drama with two joyful performances at its heart. Thoroughly entertaining.

Oliver's distinctive vocals, harmonica mastery and sparkling pop sensibility consistently wows audiences; her brand of old/new folk is a force with which to be reckoned.

‘Thought provoking songs that straddle folk and pop worlds.’ Songlines Magazine ★★★★

Ages: 14+ Produced in association with the Live & Local DART programme (developing artists for rural touring).

‘Distinctive and breath-taking vocals.’ Daily Telegraph Ages: 10+

Fri 17 Apr 7.30pm Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH 01663 308 202

Fri 24 Apr 7.30pm St Leonards Mission Church, Spital S41 0HQ 01246 220 741

Fri 24 Apr 7.30pm Taddington Village Institute SK17 9UD 01298 853 84 18

HARBOTTLE & JONAS IN CONCERT David Harbottle and Freya Jonas are a stunning young Devon-based husband and wife folk duo with eclectic flare, distinctive solo voices and radiant vocal harmonies. Their combination of rich traditional folk and original and powerful narrative songwriting has received plaudits aplenty from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman and Jon Boden (Bellowhead). Delivered with two proudly honest regional English accents, a good degree of humour and a whirlwind of concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, acoustic guitar and dobra this is a 'thoroughly enjoyable' (Jon Boden) evening of beautiful folk music. ★★★★

‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements.’



Do you believe in ghosts?

In a career spanning four decades, the formidable guitar virtuoso Eduardo Niebla is one of the most potent forces in flamenco-jazz fusion. His highly lyrical style, with explorations into Indian, Arabic and classical music, has resulted in the most electrifying and poignantly poetic guitar playing on the world music circuit.

Over 30 years ago, director and performer Gareth Nicholl's family home was haunted by a rather playful poltergeist. Cupboard doors would open, Madonna records would spring into life in the wee small hours; the final straw, however, came when the family pack of Kit Kats disappeared… Using family heirlooms, iconic 80s toys, interviews, photographs and real-life home videos on stage, Gareth sets out to get to the bottom of this paranormal mystery; what was really going on? Fantastic fun to watch, this is both a hugely entertaining 'true' story of things that go bump in the night, and a wonderfully touching nostalgia trip to the 80s in all its really totally-awesome 'good=bad' glory.

SUNJAY IN CONCERT BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee 2012. British Blues Awards nominee 2014. With talents way beyond his years, Derby-born blues-folk troubadour Sunjay has been hailed for his exquisite and seemingly effortless guitar mastery and graceful bass voice, with a mature stage presence and captivating anecdotes. Superb twenty-first century 'new generation' blues music.

Here Eduardo performs in his internationally acclaimed guitar duo with Matthew Robinson, the astonishing interplay between the two casting a deep, engrossing spell over the audience. An enthralling evening 'bursting with obvious passion and verve' (The Spectator).

‘One of the best young pickers and singers around.’

‘Exquisite guitar playing.’

Acoustic Magazine

The Guardian

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

‘Deft finger picking and sonorous vocals.’ ★★★★ Maverick Magazine

Ages: 10+

★★★★ The Scotsman

Ages: 8+

Spain/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ages: 10+

Little Earthquake is an Associate Artist of the Live & Local DART programme (developing artists for rural touring).

Sat 02 May 8pm

Americana UK Ages: 16+ Sat 25 Apr 8pm The Verney Institute, Pleasley NG19 7PL 01623 810 035


Sun 26 Apr 7.30pm Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich DE4 5EU 01773 853 260

The Burton Institute, Winster DE4 2DQ 01629 650 523

Sat 16 May 7.30pm Breadsall Memorial Hall DE21 5LF 01332 831 577


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‘SEEING SHOWS IN MY LOCAL CHURCH HALL HAS BECOME A HUGELY IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE. I DONATE TO LIVE & LOCAL AS A SMALL WAY OF SAYING ‘THANK YOU’ FOR THE PLEASURE I’VE RECEIVED OVER MANY YEARS OF SHOWS TOURING TO MY COMMUNITY.’ DAVID HOWE, LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND BECOME A LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND TODAY. A little support makes a big difference. Our supporters are a crucial part of the Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Networks. They enable us to continue doing what we love; helping local people bring entertaining and original performances to the heart of their communities. They ensure that we can tour outstanding international performers and that shows reach and enthuse the widest possible audiences. Join us and get involved in our work by supporting the seven Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Networks: Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. SUPPORT THE ARTS YOU LOVE AND HELP SECURE RURAL & COMMUNITY TOURING FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 01926 402 173 /

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