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AUTUMN 2017

WHAT’S ON

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND THEATRE

MUSIC

DANCE

FAMILY SHOWS

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‘TOP QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT… A GOOD NIGHT OUT… THE BEST EVENTS COMING TO A SPACE NEAR YOU.’ THE GUARDIAN The Centre Stage Rural & Community Touring Network Leicestershire & Rutland 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 show listing. 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: liveandlocal.org.uk 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.

WHAT'S ON LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND AT A GLANCE SEP 2017 – JAN 2018

SEPTEMBER DATE Fri 29 Fri 29 Sat 30

COMMUNITY Barrow-upon-Soar Countesthorpe Upper Broughton

SHOW / PERFORMER Mister Keith Your Bard The Origin of the Species...

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OCTOBER DATE Thu 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sat 07 Sat 07 Tue 10 Wed 11 Sun 15 Sun 15 Wed 18 Fri 20 Sat 28 Sun 29

COMMUNITY Long Whatton Hoby Leicester Forest East Kegworth Swayfield Coalville West Deeping Quorn Desford South Luffenham Flintham Wing Braunston

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE A View from the Edge 05 A View from the Edge 05 A View from the Edge 05 Harvest 06 Salsa Verde 06 Barnaby Rudge 07 A View from the Edge 05 Sarah Moule 07 Kate Bramley & The Mile Roses 08 Sherlock Holmes 08 The Froe 09 Sarah Moule 07 Team Viking 09

NOVEMBER DATE Fri 03 Sat 04 Sun 05 Fri 10 Fri 10 Fri 17 Sat 18 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Thu 30

COMMUNITY Oakham Enderby Queniborough Barnacle Rothley Wymeswold Twyford Colston Bassett Cropwell Bishop Quorn Melbourne

SHOW / PERFORMER Harvest Harvest Glorilla Travelling By Tuba Your Bard Brilliance Brilliance Dreaming the Night Field The Schmoozenbergs The Schmoozenbergs Bette Davis on the Edge

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DECEMBER DATE Fri 01 Fri 01 Fri 01 Fri 01 Sat 02 Sat 02 Sat 02 Sun 03 Fri 08 Sat 09 Thu 14 Fri 15 Fri 15 Sun 17

COMMUNITY Barrow-upon-Soar Manton Shilton West Deeping Ibstock Leicester Forest East Upper Broughton Hoby Hickling Braceborough Newton Atherstone Pailton Quorn

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 15 Paradise Lost 15 Jez Lowe's Yule Do 16 Bette Davis on the Edge 14 Jez Lowe's Yule Do 16 The Wind in the Willows 16 Little Red Robin Hood 17 Hannah James' JigDoll 17 Ninebarrow 18 Ninebarrow 18 The Elves and the Carpenter 18 The Elves and the Carpenter 18 Zoe Gilby Quartet 19 FB Pocket Orchestra 19

JANUARY 2018 DATE Sun 21 Thu 25 Fri 26 Fri 26 Fri 26

COMMUNITY Braunstone Town Bulkington Desford Newton Rothley

SHOW / PERFORMER Bowjangles Alaw Alaw The Element in the Room... Kate Dimbleby

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NICHOLAS COLLETT YOUR BARD

A PARLOUR CONCERT WITH MISTER KEITH A splendid evening of gently quirky, expertly crafted songs – think Ray Davies, Squeeze – stories and humour by the self-professed originator of 'Victorian Pop'. 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 small 'orchestra' of multi-instrumentalists invoke memories of times gone by. An intimate little gem*.

‘Sensational.’

William Shakespeare – the greatest playwright the world has ever seen? Or a fraud? In a superb and very funny one-man show, Royal Shakespeare Company actor Nicholas Collett takes audiences on a journey through the life of the world's most famous writer: his childhood, his glory days at the Globe, his ardent defence of his reputation. Mingling biography with snapshots of Elizabethan life and snippets from his plays, and packed with emotional punches and entertaining punchlines, this is a piece of pure theatre magic.

‘Lively and engaging, full of humour and audience interaction.’ Kansas City Metropolis

BBC Radio Manchester Ages: 11+ Ages: 6+ * including specially blended tea drinking and interval Victorian table games.

Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm Countesthorpe Cricket Club LE8 5QF 07531 440 365

Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm

Fri 10 Nov 7pm

Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Barrow-upon-Soar LE12 8JU

Rothley Centre LE7 7PR 07747 738 939

07718 153 117 03

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NEW PERSPECTIVES THEATRE HARVEST 'OWDYADO THEATRE A VIEW FROM THE EDGE TANGRAM THEATRE THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES… This uproarious, critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy tells of Charles Darwin's revolutionary discovery of the secrets of evolution. Packed with fascinating scientific facts, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and witty original songs, this is an absolutely charming load of monkey business.

‘Remarkably inventive, thoroughly entertaining… 19th century science can rarely have been so fascinating and never so much fun.’

1950: Charlie Daniels, a private eye hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to track down her disappeared husband. Now: Charlotte and Dan struggle to write the new film noir-inspired theatre show you are actually watching. As fiction turns into reality and back again, as stories spin and entangle with each other, whose reality is real? A little gem of a show. Ages: 14+ Thu 05 Oct 7pm Long Whatton Community Centre LE12 5DB

A compelling and colourful Yorkshire farming saga, this darkly entertaining comedy tells the story of one family's tireless fight for survival in a changing agricultural landscape, over two world wars, generations of births, deaths and marriages, and a lifetime of farming. From Richard Bean, writer of the international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, this is a great play, vividly told and laced with humour.

‘Top notch.’ The Guardian

BADAPPLE THEATRE SALSA VERDE A smart-stepping new comedy with some sublime music and sultry dancing; the story of two love-triangles set decades apart, of a wartime dancehall tryst, and of a battle to win the heart of the village hall salsa dance teacher. Charming, engaging, with genuinely delightful performances, this affectionate and comic play puts its funniest foot forward.

Ages: 14+ Ages: 10+ New Perspectives Theatre is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Sat 07 Oct 7.30pm

Hoby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray LE14 3DY

Sat 07 Oct 7.30pm

01476 550 909

★★★★ The Scotsman

01664 434 482

Kegworth Village Hall DE74 2FH

Sat 07 Oct 7.30pm

01509 673 138

Ages: 8+

Leicester Forest East Parish Hall LE3 3JD

Fri 03 Nov 7.30pm

Sat 30 Sep 7.30pm

01162 392 198

Rutland County Museum, Oakham LE15 6HW

Upper Broughton Village Hall LE14 3BA

Wed 11 Oct 7.30pm

01572 723 393

West Deeping Village Hall PE6 9HP

Sat 04 Nov 7.30pm

The Stage: A Must See Show

01664 823 165

01509 646 413 Fri 06 Oct 7.30pm

01778 380 197

Swayfield Village Hall NG33 4LQ

Enderby Civic Centre LE19 4NT 01162 753 711

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NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY BARNABY RUDGE A smartly paced production of Dickens' unjustly neglected novel, this is a powerful blend of historical realism and 'grotesque' melodrama, a gothic tale of murder, mystery, riots, abduction, retribution, strange secrets and ghosts. Brought to the stage by a great ensemble, brilliantly directed and superbly acted, this is triumphant high drama; dynamic, powerful and highly enjoyable.

SARAH MOULE LADY BE GOOD! THE ELLA FITZGERALD SONGBOOK 'A first-rate set ' (Sunday Times) marking the centenary of the first lady of song, the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. Exquisite interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century are here performed with exuberance, style and wit by two of the UK's top jazz-cabaret performers, the truly stunning singer Sarah Moule and superlative pianist Simon Wallace. ★★★★★

‘Their ability to weave storytelling magic is second to none.’ The Guardian Ages: 13+ Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm

KATE BRAMLEY & THE MILE ROSES WHISKY FIRESIDE (AND OTHER SONGS FROM THE ROAD) A fantastic collaboration of three respected solo singersongwriters: Kate Bramley (Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies), Simon Haworth, and the honey-voiced Edwina Hayes, the latter numbering Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith among her fans. Performing contemporary British folk with a nod to Nashville, this is an evening of beautifully written songs, from toe tapping folk rockabilly to haunting ballads; of the road well-travelled, of heartache, and of single malts.

‘Outstanding interpretations… Moule's voice is cool, elegant. Wallace's arrangements are immaculate.’

‘Impressive.’

The Observer

Daily Telegraph

Ages: 10+

Ages: 10+

Century Theatre, Coalville LE67 3LN

Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm

Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm

01530 278 444

Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB

Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN

01509 414 287

01455 823 537

Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm

THEATRE CHIPPING NORTON SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CRIMSON COBBLES Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! A witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle's great detective, this fast paced, quirky and deeply daft retelling of one of the darkest times in Victorian history sees Holmes stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End. But when the evidence points to only one possible conclusion – that the Ripper is actually Sherlock's trusted sidekick Dr Watson – is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable? A kinetic, boisterous, jokefuelled treat... tirelessly superb. ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Telegraph (on Theatre Chipping Norton) Ages: 12+ Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm South Luffenham Village Hall LE15 8NW 01780 720 687

Wing Village Hall LE15 8SA 01572 737 394

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THE FROE IN CONCERT

TANGRAM THEATRE TEAM VIKING

SPITZ & CO. GLORILLA

This dauntingly good string quartet intelligently weaves together folk roots and classical traditions, with sweet vocals soaring over shimmering strings, and floating melodies and rich textures contrasting with sparse harmonies and magically inventive soundscapes. Drawing together musicians from Ashley Hutching's Rainbow Chasers and The Old Dance School to spine-tingling effect, and with a diverse set of old songs and originals, this is an intimate and exceptional performance.

Tender poignancy and comic touches of sheer brilliance abound in this hugely acclaimed comic ode to death and friendship from the highly innovative Tangram Theatre.

Recounting the life-changing jungle adventures of the French artist-diva/explorer Gloria Delaneuf and her hapless and wonderfully longsuffering assistant Josephine as they follow in the tracks of Diane Fossey to communicate with gorillas.

‘Mesmeric.’

★★★★★

BBC Music (on Ruth Angell)

‘Superb.’ fRoots Magazine (on Charlie Heys)

Full of 'magnificently clever' (The Guardian) comedytheatre and threaded through with exquisite live music, this outlandish story of how one man gave his terminally ill best friend the full Viking funeral he'd always dreamed of, is remarkable. Deeply personal, deeply felt and delightfully comic.

‘Joyous – heart-lifting and incredibly moving... as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see.’

Ingenious and hilariously funny this is fantastic comedytheatre, with the awardwinning and absolutely brilliant French/English performers holding the audience spellbound and in stitches with their slapstick physicality and pitch perfect wordplay.

‘A great show by a hysterical female double act. Catch them now before they are selling out at the Albert Hall.’

The Stage

Mel Giedroyc, Woman's Weekly Magazine

Ages: 7+

Ages: 14+

Ages: 8+

Fri 20 Oct 7.30pm

Sun 29 Oct 7.30pm

Sun 05 Nov 7.30pm

Flintham Village Hall NG23 5LF

Braunston and Brooke Village Hall, Braunston-in-Rutland LE15 8QZ

Queniborough Village Hall LE7 3DH

01636 525 454

TRAVELLING BY TUBA FAREWELL TOUR This multi-instrument extravaganza by one of the UK's most successful classical music duos mixes wonderful musicianship, sheer silliness and cheeky audience rapport in a set packed full of quirky musical gems ranging from classical to jazz. Exhilarating and utterly irresistible.

‘Experts who really get their enjoyment of music across.’ The Times

‘Something special.’ Classical Music Magazine Ages: 6+ Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm Barnacle Village Hall CV7 9LD 02476 619 126

01162 698 256

07956 308 808

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LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND Aslockton • Cropwell Bishop •

• Colston Bassett

Kegworth • • Kingston • Upper Broughton • Melbourne • Long Whatton • Belton

• Wymeswold

• Grimston

LOUGHBOROUGH

•• Shepshed Ashby de la Zouch

Hoton •

• Barrow upon Soar

• Braceborough • Swayfield

• MELTON MOWBRAY • Wymondham

• Thringstone

• Quorn

•• COALVILLE

• Rothley

Ibstock •

Syston

• Cottesmore • Queniborough

•• Oakham

• Twyford

RUTLAND • West Deeping

LEICESTER

• Ketton

• Market Bosworth

Braunston-in-Rutland

• Desford

Earl Shilton

• Atherstone

• Uffington

• Manton • South Luffenham

• Enderby Narborough

•Oadby •WIGSTON

• Wing • Uppingham

•• Countesthorpe •

HINKLEY

MARKET HARBOROUGH

• Bulkington Barnacle •

• Shilton

•• Lutterworth • Monks Kirby • Newton

Centre Stage is supported by:

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FARNHAM MALTINGS THEATRE BRILLIANCE 1963, winter. Everyone gathers in the village hall. Daisy places her hand on the switch, presses it down, and life is never the same again. A warm, energetic and humorous musical-theatre show charting the lifechanging impact of electricity arriving in the village, illuminating every corner of local life. As evening descends into darkness, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble light bulb allows the village to find its voice and sing long into the night. A real joy that lights up an audience. Ages: 10+ Farnham Maltings is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

ADVERSE CAMBER DREAMING THE NIGHT FIELD: A LEGEND OF WALES By turns thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this mingling of epic bilingual storytelling and exquisitely haunting folk music casts a potent spell. Vividly evoking the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion – a treasured medieval Welsh mythology which also inspired Alan Garner's modern classic The Owl Service – this is an electrifying show. Splendid entertainment.

‘Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times

‘A magical experience.’ The Independent

Wymeswold Memorial Hall LE12 6TY 07932 623 005 Sat 18 Nov 7.30pm Twyford Village Hall LE14 2HU 01664 840 774

This energetic and classy gypsy jazz and swing quartet conjures the heart-warming, hip-swinging sound of 1930s Paris. With loving tributes to the pioneers of the genre, the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the French violin virtuoso Stéphane Grappelli, joyous treatments of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and George Gershwin, and fine introductions to the roots and history of the style, this is a rollicking good night out to put a smile on everyone's faces. C'est magnifique!

‘Little short of astounding.’ Fine Time Recorder Ages: 7+

Ages: 12+

CHRISTINE ST JOHN BETTE DAVIS ON THE EDGE Hollywood icon Bette Davis, resplendent in midnight blue gown, reflects on her heyday, whilst teetering on the brink of a flagging career. A superb insight into the heart and soul of one of the greatest names from the golden age of cinema, this is a superb one-woman comedy-drama tour de force, and a shining example of what live theatre is all about.

‘Full of nostalgic charm... an exciting thrill-ride through the life of Bette Davis and the history of the motion picture industry.’ Michigan City News-Dispatch (US)

Sat 25 Nov 8pm Fri 24 Nov 7.30pm

Fri 17 Nov 7.30pm

THE SCHMOOZENBERGS IN CONCERT

Colston Bassett Village Hall NG12 3FD 01949 81 720

The Old School, Cropwell Bishop NG12 3BU

Ages: 18+

01159 894 656

Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sun 26 Nov 7.30pm

Melbourne Assembly Rooms DE73 8GF

Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287

01332 863 522 Fri 01 Dec 7.30pm West Deeping Village Hall PE6 9HP 01778 380 197

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CAT WEATHERILL & NAOMI PAUL TRUTH & TRUFFLES A fabulous two-header delivered by wonderfully gifted performers, the compelling and masterful storyteller Cat Weatherill and the satirical and hilarious deadpan comic Naomi Paul. Irresistibly blending humour and heart, this is a captivating and beautifully crafted show for adults, of stories, comedy songs and musings about being a grown up, and the little indulgencies that make life worth living (chocolate).

LOST DOG PARADISE LOST (LIES UNOPENED BESIDE ME) A barn-storming one-man physical theatre/comedy re-telling of the story of creation, inspired by John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. Performed with gorgeous invention and brilliant audience rapport this is an enchanting, thought provoking, comically charming and very funny show. ★★★★★

JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES YULE DO

BOX TALE SOUP THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

A rousing festive show from Geordieland with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 doublenominee Jez Lowe and his terrific band. A real winterwarmer of a folk/music-hall revue, packed with great songs, rousing tunes, excellent musicianship, entertaining chat and seasonal scroogelike tomfoolery.

This exuberant, award-winning puppet company works its magic on a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's evergreen classic riverbank story: gleeful larks, messing about in boats, incorrigible amphibians, 'poop-poop', the menacing Wild Wood, wicked weasels and an almighty dustup to finish with. Join jittery Ratty, amiable Mole, bluff Badger and swaggering Toad on their marvellous adventures. With fantastic homespun fabric puppetry and completely charming original music, the show generates non-stop energy and high good humour from its two-strong cast, wowing audiences.

‘One of the hottest acts around.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A virtuoso tour-de-force.’ ‘A magical performer… a masterclass in enchantment… vivid storyteller's gifts.’ The Times (on Cat Weatherill)

The Stage ★★★★★

‘The comedy is divine.’ The Independent Ages: 14+

‘An articulate, dry sense of humour.’

‘Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters... a singular talent.’ BBC Radio 2 Ages: 10+

★★★★

Fri 01 Dec 7.30pm

‘Loaded with charm... beautifully crafted.’

Ages: 14+

Produced in association with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (making the best dance happen in small spaces), supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Fri 01 Dec 7.30pm

Fri 01 Dec 8pm

The Palace, Ibstock LE67 6LH

Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Barrow-upon-Soar LE12 8JU

Manton Village Hall LE15 8SU

01530 262 400

Leicester Comedy Festival (on Naomi Paul)

07718 153 117

01572 737 503

St Andrews Church, Shilton CV7 9HX

The Stage Ages: 5+

02476 612 173 Sat 02 Dec 7.30pm

Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Sat 02 Dec 6pm Leicester Forest East Parish Hall LE3 3JD 01162 392 198

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GARLIC THEATRE LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD ‘What big eyes you have… sheriff… sorry …grandma.’ With great charm, enormous wit and a good deal of slapstick glove puppet inventiveness, two familiar tales are interwoven in a fast and funny show for family audiences. A brave Robin Hood goes on a quest to find the missing Little Red Riding Hood, helped by a kind bunny rabbit and hindered by a whacky old wolf who looks more than a little like the Sheriff of Nottingham. Truly funny and captivating, Little Red Robin Hood is rather marvellous.

‘I loved the play. I want to be the wolf because I am always very, very hungry.’ Tom (6) Ages: 3-8 Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Sat 02 Dec 4pm Upper Broughton Village Hall LE14 3BA 01664 823 165

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NINEBARROW IN CONCERT HANNAH JAMES' JIGDOLL Hannah James (Lady Maisery) is a true original, an utterly engaging one-woman folk band who mixes ethereal vocals and powerfully rhythmic accordion with elaborate percussive clog dance, all the while building up digital layers of sound using loop pedals. A brilliant, gently hypnotic live show with the sort of sparse, atmospheric quality which is The Unthanks' trademark. A pleasantly unexpected treat.

‘Hannah is an incredible musician – a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.’

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award nominees 2017 This multi-award-winning, Dorsetshire folk duo combines exquisite, pitch-perfect vocal harmonies, captivating musicality, charismatic stage patter and genuine charm to deliver beautifully crafted traditional and original songs steeped in the darker side of the English landscape, folklore and history. Amid ringing endorsements from luminaries like Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, Ninebarrow are a recognised force on the folk scene. The Everly Brothers of British folk. ★★★★ The Telegraph

BADAPPLE THEATRE THE ELVES AND THE CARPENTER Who will help Santa as crisis hits Christmas toy making time? Not the Elves, they've not been seen since last year when they packed their cases and headed off. A whirlwind journey ensues as Mrs. Claus tries to wrestle victory from defeat. A feel-good comedy alternative to a classic panto, making good use of the magic of puppetry, physical theatre and the songs of BBC Folk Awards 2015 nominee Jez Lowe to delight family audiences. Ages: 5+ Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Jon Boden (Bellowhead) Ages: 7+

‘An elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song.’ fRoots Magazine

Thu 14 Dec 7pm

Fri 08 Dec 7.30pm

Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU

Hickling Village Hall LE14 3AQ

01788 860 281

01664 822 834

Fri 15 Dec 7pm

Sat 09 Dec 8pm

Owen Street Arts Centre, Atherstone CV9 1DG

Sun 03 Dec 7.30pm

Braceborough Village Hall PE9 4NT

01827 713 634

Hoby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray LE14 3DY

01778 560 417

Ages: 14+

01664 434 482

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ZOE GILBY QUARTET IN CONCERT This nationally-renowned, immensely talented and spirited jazz vocalist is joined by her commanding band for an adventurous blend of new music, familiar classics and contemporary covers. An evening of sheer enjoyment.

‘Excellent.’ Courtney Pine, BBC Radio 2

‘Sparkling… an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every song.’

THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT A richly enjoyable night of hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances that hint at jazz age 1920s and swing era 1930s; New Orleans, tea dances, Paris Cafés, and sophisticated, smoky nightclubs. Three superbly talented musicians splice quality crooning, a bewildering variety of instruments, a delightful period charm, and a flirtatious twinkle in the eye (on the more risqué material) into a laid-back acoustic treat.

Jazz UK

Pailton Village Hall CV23 0QE

‘Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully.’

01788 832 959

Jazz FM

Ages: 12+ Fri 15 Dec 7.30pm

ALAW IN CONCERT

BOWJANGLES MYTHS & LEGENDS This hyperactive all-singing, all-strumming, all-dancing, all-comedy-cabaret-varietytheatrical string quartet explores the mystical, mythical world of fairy-tales, folklore and legends. Superb classical musicians with a remarkable gift for groan-worthy laughs and physical comedy, here they swashbuckle their way through musical sketches of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and fantasy characters, all whilst playing strings flawlessly. Truly original entertainment and a joy to watch.

Great music by a very special acoustic trio that celebrates the Welsh folk tradition; a joyful brew of breath-taking airs, eminently danceable Celtic jigs and delightful traditional song.

‘Quietly reflective gems… uptempo dance pieces.’ Sunday Times

‘Named after the Welsh name for melody, this band of acoustic wizards produce one heck of a rollicking blast of foot stomping Celtic glory… an intoxicating blend of beautiful music that does wonders for the wider appreciation of traditional Welsh music.’ Acoustic Magazine

‘Hugely talented… hilarious.’

Ages: 7+

Wiltshire Times Ages: 10+ Ages: 7+

Bulkington Community Centre CV12 9JB

Sun 17 Dec 7.30pm Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287

Thu 25 Jan 2018 7.30pm

Sun 21 Jan 2018 7.30pm Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Braunstone Town LE3 3RU 01162 890 045

02476 494 094 Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN 01455 823 537

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Name

The Times Ages: 10+

Address

Ages: 9+ Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU 01788 860 281

Fri 26 Jan 2018 7pm

Postcode

Rothley Centre LE7 7PR 07747 738 939

Telephone Email

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