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‘TOP QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT… A GOOD NIGHT OUT… THE BEST EVENTS COMING TO A SPACE NEAR YOU.’ THE GUARDIAN The Village Ventures Rural & Community Touring Network Nottinghamshire 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: 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.


Village Ventures Rural & Community Touring Network Nottinghamshire is co-ordinated by Live & Local Ltd., is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Nottinghamshire local authorities, and is made possible by the support of local voluntary promoter groups.


SEPTEMBER DATE Fri 29 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sat 30

COMMUNITY Barrow-upon-Soar Thrumpton Upper Broughton Waingroves

SHOW / PERFORMER Mister Keith Harvest The Origin of Species... Harvest

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OCTOBER DATE Sun 01 Thu 05 Thu 05 Fri 06 Fri 06 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sat 07 Sun 08 Sun 08 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sat 21 Sun 22 Sat 28

COMMUNITY Radcliffe-on-Trent Heanor Long Whatton South Clifton Southwell Winthorpe Kegworth Pleasley Ordsall Holloway Rolleston Caunton Dean Quorn Flintham North Muskham West Bridgford Sturton by Stow Maplebeck

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Your Bard 05 Salsa Verde 06 A View from the Edge 06 Sarah McQuaid 07 The Picture of Dorian Gray 07 Salsa Verde 06 Harvest 04 Sarah McQuaid 07 Tantz 08 Harvest 04 Barnaby Rudge 08 Travelling by Tuba 09 Sarah Moule 09 The Froe 10 Sherlock Holmes 10 Dan Walsh 11 Kate Bramley & The Mile Roses 11 Team Viking 12

NOVEMBER DATE Thu 02 Fri 03 Sat 04 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sat 11 Fri 17 Sun 19 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sun 26

COMMUNITY Sandiacre Rolleston Caunton Dean Rothley Burton Joyce Crich Wymeswold Ordsall Thrumpton Colston Bassett Cropwell Bishop Norwell Quorn

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Glorilla 15 Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 16 Glorilla 15 Your Bard 05 Son Yambu 16 The Head Wrap Diaries 17 Brilliance 17 Brilliance 17 Stinxville 18 Dreaming the Night Field 18 The Schmoozenbergs 19 Stinxville 18 The Schmoozenbergs 19

Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 01926 402 173 / 01


DECEMBER DATE Fri 01 Sat 02 Sun 03 Sun 03 Thu 07 Fri 08 Fri 08 Fri 08 Sun 10 Sun 10 Sun 10 Sat 16 Sun 17

COMMUNITY Barrow-upon-Soar Upper Broughton Holloway Maplebeck Rolleston Coddington Hickling West Bridgford Ingham Pleasley South Wheatley Selston Quorn

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 16 Little Red Robin Hood 19 Alaw 20 The Wind in the Willows 20 Ninebarrow 21 Jez Lowe's Yule Do 21 Ninebarrow 21 Don Kipper 22 Don Kipper 22 Ninebarrow 21 Jez Lowe's Yule Do 21 Little Red Robin Hood 19 FB Pocket Orchestra 22

JANUARY 2018 DATE Fri 12 Sat 20 Sun 21 Fri 26 Fri 26 Sat 27

COMMUNITY West Bridgford South Wheatley Radcliffe-on-Trent Rolleston Rothley Normanton on Trent

SHOW / PERFORMER The Froe Bowjangles Roberts & Lakeman Peacock Angell Trio Kate Dimbleby Mister Keith

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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.

Ages: 14+ Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm Thrumpton Village Hall NG11 0AX


01159 830 373

BBC Radio Manchester

Sat 30 Sep 7.30pm

Ages: 6+

Waingroves Community Centre DE5 9TF

Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm


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.

01773 749 809

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

Sat 07 Oct 7.30pm

07718 153 117

01509 673 138

Sat 27 Jan 2018 6pm

Sun 08 Oct 7.30pm

Normanton on Trent Village Hall NG23 6RQ

Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway DE4 5AQ

07823 449 381

01773 856 545

Kegworth Village Hall DE74 2FH


'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.’ The Stage: A Must See Show ★★★★ The Scotsman Ages: 8+



William Shakespeare – the greatest playwright the world has ever seen? Or a fraud?

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.

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. Ages: 11+ Sun 01 Oct 7.30pm The Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent NG12 2FB

Sat 30 Sep 7.30pm

07718 159 520

Upper Broughton Village Hall LE14 3BA

Fri 10 Nov 7pm

01664 823 165

Rothley Centre LE7 7PR

Charming, engaging, with genuinely delightful performances, this affectionate and comic play puts its funniest foot forward. Ages: 10+ Thu 05 Oct 7.30pm Heanor Baptist Church DE75 7QL 01773 718 676

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. Influenced by cult filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and David Lynch, this deftly woven narrative of stories within stories is wittily and elegantly performed. And as fiction turns into reality and back again, as stories spin, fragment and entangle with each other, one question arises: whose reality is real? A little gem of a show. Ages: 14+ Thu 05 Oct 7pm

Fri 06 Oct 7.30pm

Long Whatton Community Centre LE12 5DB

Winthorpe Community Centre NG24 2NL

01509 646 413

01636 650 422

07747 738 939 05




One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous magic of spellbinding music, segueing easily from emotive originals into 1930s Cuban jazz, Elizabethan ballads into Irish folk, Americana into unexpected contemporary covers. With a rich warm singing voice, exceptional guitar playing, superb live technical wizardry and cheeky onstage road-stories, Sarah McQuaid's beautifully crafted solo show casts a quietly sublime spell.

One of the most spirited and original klezmer dance/gypsy jazz bands around, this remarkable six-piece has quickly consolidated its rising star status with a series of unforgettable festival gigs. Joyous, infectious, and proof positive that you don't need to travel to hear great global music.

★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

‘Brilliant musicianship, and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.’

BOX TALE SOUP THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY An arresting adaptation by an award-winning puppet company of Oscar Wilde's only novel, a haunting fable of a scandalously debauched man whose portrait ages while he retains his youth. Featuring beautiful handcrafted puppets brought skilfully to life, and a powerful original soundtrack, this is a superb piece of storytelling.


Ages: 7+ Fri 06 Oct 7.30pm South Clifton Coronation Hall NG23 7BG 01777 228 304

Songlines Magazine

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.

‘Brilliant to see live.’

Ages: 13+


‘Top-notch musicianship.’

BBC Radio Leeds Fri 13 Oct 7.30pm Ages: 10+

Rolleston Village Hall NG23 5SG

Sun 08 Oct 7.30pm

01636 816 370

The Times Ages: 12+

Ordsall Parish Hall DN22 7TU

Commissioned by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA.

01777 706 433

fRoots Magazine


Fri 06 Oct 7pm Southwell Bramley Centre, Southwell NG25 0EH 01636 812 148

Sat 07 Oct 8pm The Verney Institute, Pleasley NG19 7PL 01623 810 035 07



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+ Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre NG23 6AD 01636 636 523

'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. ★★★★★

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

THE FROE IN CONCERT 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.


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.

BBC Music (on Ruth Angell)

★★★★ The Stage


★★★★ The Telegraph (on Theatre Chipping Norton)

fRoots Magazine (on Charlie Heys)

Ages: 12+

Ages: 7+

Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm

Fri 20 Oct 7.30pm

North Muskham Rural Community Centre NG23 6HD

The Observer Ages: 10+ Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287


Flintham Village Hall NG23 5LF

07792 970 841

01636 525 454 Fri 12 Jan 2018 7.30pm All Hallows Halls Lady Bay, West Bridgford NG2 5BP 01159 821 710



DAN WALSH IN CONCERT BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year nominee 2016 Member of the award-winning Urban Folk Quartet, Dan Walsh is an astounding banjo player – 'the real deal, a demon picker' (Uncut Magazine) – combining staggering virtuoso playing and winning songwriting, as well as a superb singer and guitarist. This intimate and truly memorable live show is a delightful mix of British, Irish and American folk music – with forays into Indian music, jazz and blues – performed with a unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo, and with a healthy dose of lively humour and personal stories, particularly of the inspirations behind some of the songs and tunes.

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.


TANGRAM THEATRE TEAM VIKING 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. Full of 'magnificently clever' (The Guardian) comedy-theatre 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.’ The Stage

Daily Telegraph Ages: 14+ Ages: 10+ Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm Sun 22 Oct 7pm

Maplebeck Village Hall NG22 0BS

BBC Radio 2

Sturton by Stow Village Hall LN1 2AE

01636 636 421

Ages: 13+

01427 788 524

‘Absolutely terrific.’

Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm All Hallows Halls Lady Bay, West Bridgford NG2 5BP 01159 821 710



Village Ventures is supported by: • Everton

• Gringley on the Hill

• Lound • South Wheatley • Sturton le Steeple • South Leverton



Whitwell •

• Rampton

• Ingham

• Sturton by Stow

• Ordsall

• South Clifton • New Ollerton

•• Market Warsop • Pleasley

• South Scarle Normanton on Trent • • Norwell Maplebeck • • Caunton

•• Mansfield Woodhouse •MANSFIELD

• Holloway

• North Muskham • Sutton in Ashfield Bathley• Averham •


SOUTHWELL • Rolleston

• Selston

• Heage

• Winthorpe • Coddington


Leadenham •

• Waingroves • Heanor •

•• Arnold

• Flintham • Gunthorpe • Burton Joyce


•• Stapleford •• BEESTON Chilwell •

• Aslockton • Radcliffe on Trent • WEST BRIDGFORD Bingham • Garmston Cropwell Bishop • Colston Bassett •

Long Eaton • • Thrumpton • Kingston on Soar • Kegworth • • East Leake • • Long Whatton

• Hickling • Upper Broughton

Wymeswold • •Rempstone • Hoton

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE • Barrow-upon-Soar

13 • Quorn

• Wymondham



SPITZ & CO. GLORILLA Recounting the life-changing jungle adventures of the French artist-diva/explorer Gloria Delaneuf and her hapless and wonderfully long-suffering assistant Josephine as they follow in the tracks of Diane Fossey to communicate with gorillas. Ingenious and hilariously funny this is fantastic comedy-theatre, with the award-winning and absolutely brilliant French/English performers holding the audience spellbound and in stitches with their slapstick physicality and pitch perfect wordplay.

‘Very funny.’ The Guardian

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

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).

‘A magical performer… a masterclass in enchantment.’ The Times (on Cat Weatherill) Ages: 14+

SON YAMBU IN CONCERT All spicy rhythms, tight horns and vivacious stage presence, this intoxicating acoustic septet of new generation Cuban musicians feed the Latin soul with their red hot, truly sensational tropical Son. Straight from the streets of Santiago De Cuba, this is the irresistible, feel-good fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa – que suena la banda! ★★★★

‘The UK's very own Buena Vista Social Club… absolutely tremendous… extraordinary music.’ BBC Radio 3 ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Financial Times

Mel Giedroyc, Woman's Weekly Magazine Ages: 10+ Ages: 8+

Fri 03 Nov 7.30pm Rolleston Village Hall NG23 5SG

Thu 02 Nov 7pm

01636 816 370

Friesland Performing Arts Centre, Friesland School, Sandiacre NG10 5AF

Fri 01 Dec 7.30pm

Sat 04 Nov 7.30pm

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

Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre, Caunton NG23 6AD

07718 153 117

01159 397 326, Ext 168

Supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm Burton Joyce Village Hall NG14 5EY 01158 417 289

01636 636 523



UCHENNA DANCE THE HEAD WRAP DIARIES A tour de force within the UK dance sector, Uchenna Dance's hugely uplifting hair-salon set dance-theatre show explores beauty, hair and culture. Weaving good humoured storytelling with beautifully physical African traditional and contemporary dance, and set to a sizzling soundtrack of R'n'B and Ghanaian pop music, this mesmerizing show is a delight to watch.

‘Truly breath-taking.’ The Independent Ages: 5+ 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.

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.

ARLETTY THEATRE STINXVILLE This wonderfully enjoyable family-friendly antidote to Christmas pantos mixes energetic and irreverent storytelling with an offbeat quirkiness and uproarious live music, telling of the 'Stinxvillains' quest through their beloved Wicked City, for cake. Divinely silly clowning, ramshackle music hall varieties, steampunkery, jokes, circus jazz, gypsy tango and mariachi music, the catchiest of songs, Can-Can dancing, slow-motion Kung-Fu fights, fun-filled capers, thrills and spills, riotous rebellion. Check, check, check – all are excellently here, present and correct. Fabulous steampunk fun for all. Ages: 10+

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 Ages: 12+

Thu 23 Nov 7.30pm

Fri 24 Nov 7.30pm Colston Bassett Village Hall NG12 3FD

Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm

Fri 17 Nov 7.30pm

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich DE4 5EU

Thrumpton Village Hall NG11 0AX

Wymeswold Memorial Hall LE12 6TY

01159 830 373

01773 853 260

07932 623 005

Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm

Sun 19 Nov 6.30pm

Norwell Village Hall NG23 6LF

Ordsall Parish Hall DN22 7TU

01636 636 691

01949 81 720

01777 706 433






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!

'What big eyes you have… sheriff… sorry …grandma.'

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.

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.

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

‘I loved the play. I want to be the wolf because I am always very, very hungry.’ Tom (6)

Sat 25 Nov 8pm The Old School, Cropwell Bishop NG12 3BU

Ages: 3-8

Sun 26 Nov 7.30pm

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

Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB

Sat 02 Dec 4pm

01159 894 656

01509 414 287

‘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 Ages: 7+

BOX TALE SOUP THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS 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. ★★★★

‘Loaded with charm... beautifully crafted.’ The Stage Ages: 5+

Sun 03 Dec 7.30pm

Upper Broughton Village Hall LE14 3BA 01664 823 165 Sat 16 Dec 3pm Selston Parish Hall NG16 6EE

Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway DE4 5AQ

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

01773 856 545 Sun 03 Dec 6pm Maplebeck Village Hall NG22 0BS 01636 636 421

01773 812 012 19


NINEBARROW IN CONCERT 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. Ages: 7+ Thu 07 Dec 7.30pm Rolleston Village Hall NG23 5SG 01636 816 370 Fri 08 Dec 7.30pm Hickling Village Hall LE14 3AQ 01664 822 834 Sun 10 Dec 8pm

JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES YULE DO 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.

‘One of the hottest acts around.’ Daily Telegraph Ages: 10+

DON KIPPER IN CONCERT This jaunty, multi-lingual, multiaward winning seven-piece ensemble are remarkable young exponents of klezmer and traditional styles from Greece, Turkey and the Balkans, reflecting the cultural diversity and living traditions of their North East London home. Weaving unbridled musical passion with virtuosic mastery, their uptempo good-time shows are exquisitely freewheeling.

‘Sure to send shivers down your spine.’

Fri 08 Dec 7.30pm Supported by Live & Local Friends.

01636 701 013

Fri 08 Dec 7.30pm

Sun 10 Dec 7.30pm

All Hallows Halls Lady Bay West Bridgford NG2 5BP

North & South Wheatley Village Hall, South Wheatley DN22 9DL 01427 880 758

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.

Songlines Magazine Ages: 7+

Coddington Village Hall NG24 2PN


‘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.’ Jazz FM

01159 821 710 Sun 10 Dec 7.30pm

Ages: 10+

Ingham & Cammeringham Village Hall, Ingham LN1 2XT

Sun 17 Dec 7.30pm

01522 731 816

Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287

The Verney Institute, Pleasley NG19 7PL 01623 810 035 21



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.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo winners 2013 and 2016 Long established as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are songwriters par excellence, 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. Impressive and entertaining.

PEACOCK ANGELL TRIO IN CONCERT A superb set of wonderfully eclectic music coloured by country, blues, jazz and folk. The beautiful vocals and spirited fiddle of Ruth Angell – best-known as a member of Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers – are matched all the way by the dextrous guitar of Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans' thrilling piano. ★★★★ Financial Times

‘A storming set… mesmeric.’ BBC Music

‘Absolutely amazing… scintillating.’ Maverick Magazine

★★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★★ The Guardian

Ages: 12+

Ages: 7+

Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm

Sat 20 Jan 2018 7.30pm

Sun 21 Jan 2018 7.30pm

North & South Wheatley Village Hall, South Wheatley DN22 9DL

01636 816 370

The Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent NG12 2FB

01427 880 758

07718 159 520

Ages: 7+


Rolleston Village Hall NG23 5SG


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Village Ventures Nottinghamshire What's On Brochure Autumn/Winter 17  

The Village Ventures Rural & Community Touring Network Nottinghamshire helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to e...

Village Ventures Nottinghamshire What's On Brochure Autumn/Winter 17  

The Village Ventures Rural & Community Touring Network Nottinghamshire helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to e...