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January - April 2017

... the cultural heart of the community


What’s On

Welcome to 2017

03 January

First of all, thanks to all of you that helped make our autumn season the busiest it’s ever been – your support for our shows, events, films, exhibitions and workshops is vital for the arts centre and the community it serves.

05 February 10 March 18 April 21 Exhibitions 22 Arts Award Centre 22 Creative Age 22 The Little Angel Cafe 23 Courses and Regular Workshops 24 Seating Plan 25 Booking Your Tickets 26 Season’s Diary 27 Friends of Queen’s Hall

This new season continues our aim to provide a wide range of art and entertainment, with something for everybody. There are regular favourites: Le Vent du Nord, Clydebuilt Puppets, Multistory Theatre, Juan Martín and Théâtre Sans Frontières, plus some exciting and fun new visitors – Peatbog Faeries, The Tommy Cooper Show, The John Godber Company and Morgan & West. We’re also pleased to welcome the return of the fabulous Opera della Luna with The Tales of Offenbach. Our galleries programme grows from strength to strength. This season we have a selection of material from Louise Mackenzie, one of the bright stars of Lumiere Durham, and from J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere – a major national tour of the Nigerian photographer’s work curated by the Hayward Gallery. We’ll also be launching www.queenshalldigital.com, our online gallery, to host a range of digital art.

Geof Keys Artistic Director | Queen’s Hall Arts

www.queenshall.co.uk ... the cultural heart of the community

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January Queen’s Hall Film Club Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15) Thursday 19 January 8.00pm

Hexham & District Music Society Eilidh Gillespie, Nick Byrne & Ian Buckle Tuesday 17 January 7.30pm Joined by her cellist husband Nick Byrne and pianist Ian Buckle, Royal Northern Sinfonia’s principal flautist, Eilidh Gillespie will play Trios by Martinu and Weber as well as Villa Lobos’ Jet Whistle for flute and cello. Tickets: £15.00 | £7.50 (student) £1.00 (schoolchildren)

Classic 1987 American Comedy. Neal Page (Steve Martin) races to catch a plane home in time for Thanksgiving, only to find that his flight has been delayed. On boarding he ends up next to obnoxious salesman, Del Griffith (John Candy). When the flight is detoured, the mismatched pair are forced to find their own way home, by any means necessary. Running time: 1 hr 29 mins Tickets: £5.00 £4.00 (Friends / Film Club members)

Norwich Puppet Theatre The Tinderbox Saturday 21 January 11.30am & 2.30pm A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldier’s remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess? Recommended for children aged 4 years and over, Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life into Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music. Running time: 50 minutes Tickets: £8.50 £7.50 (per person based on group of 4 or more)

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Le Vent du Nord Wednesday 25 January 7.30pm Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord is one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition. A truly fabulous sound, the group never fails to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies. Inspired and influenced by Québec traditional folk styles, expect catchy songs and tunes, and well-polished musical arrangements. Tickets: £16.50


Saturday 4 February 7.30pm Croquefer & L’Ile de Tulipatan by Jacques Offenbach; sung in English. The triumphant return of one of our favourite companies with two hilarious one-act operas by the French master of comic opera.

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Opera della Luna The Tales of Offenbach

Croquefer has abducted the daughter of his arch-rival Rattlebone, with whom he has been at war for 23 years. Their bloody final fightto-the-death is only prevented by the deft interference of Croquefer’s aide Fireball, who cunningly poisons the wine, thereby inflicting on all the combatants a devastating and debilitating dose of the squits. On the island of Tulipatan, King Cacatois XXII has been deceived into thinking that his only son and heir, Alexis, is in fact biologically, his daughter. Meanwhile the wife of the King’s Field Marshall has lied to her husband about their daughter, who is in fact, a boy. How extraordinary would it be if these two bizarrely brought-up children were to meet and fall in love? Tickets: £18.50 | £12.00 (student)

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John Kirkpatrick

Queen’s Hall Film Club The Maltese Falcon (PG)

Thursday 9 February 8.00pm

Thursday 9 February 8.00pm An intricate, fastpaced, classic mystery about a cynical private eye (Humphrey Bogart at his finest) who becomes involved in the dangerous quest for a priceless 16th century black statuette, a mystery that involves him with a bewildering seductress and an array of eccentric villains. Suspenseful and brilliantly cast, John Huston’s directorial debut is one of the most influential film noirs made. (1941)

Squeezebox and accordion maestro John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo and with The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and many more bands. He has an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

Running time: 1 hr 38 mins

Only 40 tickets available. Book early!

Tickets: £5.00 £4.00 (Friends / Film Club members)

Tickets: £10.00

In the White Room

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Friday 10 February 7.30pm Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. After a sell-out success at the West End’s Museum of Comedy, this all-encapsulating, critically acclaimed tribute show starring John Hewer embarks on a nationwide tour. Complete with live musical accompaniment, Just Like That! is full of magic and mirth and features classic favourites such as ‘spoon-jar’, ‘bottle-glass’ and the hilarious ‘Hats’ routine, combined with hidden gems and bumbling magic from Tommy Cooper’s extensive back catalogue. A family friendly show for all generations of knockabout comedy and the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian. Presented by Hambledon Productions with the kind support of The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.

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Tickets: £13.50 £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) £6.50 (student)


February

Northumberland Young Farmers Entertainment Competition Eliminators: Monday 6 February & Tuesday 7 February 7.30pm Final: Saturday 11 February 6.00pm

Tickets: £8.00 (adults) | £5.00 (Under 16s) Tickets available from Northumberland YFC County Office 01661 872562 or email countyoffice@northumberlandyfc.co.uk

Hexham & District Music Society Mishka Rushdie Momen Friday 17 February 7.30pm Pianist Mishka was born in London and became the youngest pupil to be accepted by the Purcell School. At the Guildhall she studied with Imogen Cooper who describes her as “a really compelling talent”, and later with Joan Havill. She is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Programme: Mozart: Rondo in A minor K. 511 Schumann: Waldszenen op. 82 Albeniz: Iberia - El Puerto (Book 1 no.3) and Triana, (Book 2, no. 3) Schumann: Sonata no. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 11 Tickets: £15.00 £7.50 (student) £1.00 (schoolchildren)

The Pitmen Poets Saturday 18 February 8.00pm Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North East England’s coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. Tickets: £18.50

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Tiata Fahodzi good dog Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or home life bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve, don’t they? Set during the early noughties, good dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because even the most patient among us can’t wait forever. Delicately observed and fearlessly told by Arinzé Kene, star of Crazyhead, Eastenders and Youngers. Tickets: £13.50 | £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) | £6.50 (student)

Broadway and Beyond – The Magic Lives On Friday 24 February 7.30pm A new compilation of forty musical numbers from a century of Broadway shows featuring songs from old favourites such as Camelot, Carousel and South Pacific, through to the more modern Cabaret, Chicago and Spamalot, and includes seven of the most requested songs from last year’s highly successful show. Designed to dazzle and delight, the evening is presented by eight West End professionals; three all-singing, all-dancing actors and five musicians. Add in the energetic dance routines and a stunning array of costumes and the performance promises to set your feet tapping and your heart singing. Tickets: £15.00 | £13.50 (Friends)

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Saturday 25 February 11.00am & 2.00pm In the White Room Follow the Dinosaur Detectives as they search for clues about the past, and follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones. Using rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections, The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery and fun surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. And don’t forget to bring your own Dinosaur to be discovered...

Tuesday 28 February 7.30pm Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you!

February

Clydebuilt Puppets Dinosaur Detectives

The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield The Empty Nesters’ Club

Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted! Featuring a host of characters you will love, and some you will hate! Tickets: £13.50 £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) £6.50 (student)

There will also be a fossil table (including Dinosaur Vertebrae and Dinosaur Poo) available at the end of the show and an opportunity to examine these actual fossils. Running time: 60 minutes For ages 5 years and above. Tickets: £8.50 £7.50 (per person based on group of 4 or more)

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Blowin’ in the Wind Wednesday 1 March 7.30pm Celebrating the music of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. From Mr Tambourine Man to Sound of Silence, from Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now to John Lennon’s Imagine, international vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Andante (Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson) bring vibrant new interpretations to these timeless tunes and wonderful words. Hear new live performances of unforgettable hits like Big Yellow Taxi and Like a Rolling Stone. Rediscover the songs of Joan Baez in The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Banks of the Ohio and learn about the women in Dylan’s life through Just Like a Woman, If Not for You, Make You Feel My Love and many more. Tickets: £16.50

Juan Martín Friday 3 March 7.30pm A native of Andalucía Juan Martín is a celebrated virtuoso of the Flamenco guitar who has been voted one of the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player His alchemy of the traditional and modern, mixed with his seductive, fiery and passionate performances guarantee an evening of excitement and electricity. Tickets: £16.50

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Saturday 4 March 7.30pm To celebrate the publication of the 2017 Programme, Hexham Book Festival welcomes one of the UK’s favourite novelists, Joanna Trollope, to the Queen’s Hall to talk about her latest book, City of Friends. Tickets: £10.00 | £8.00 (conc)

IZE BITES MA DRA Black Theatre Live An Evening with an Immigrant Written and performed by Inua Ellams

MultiStory Theatre Pericles – All at Sea Tuesday 7 March 7.30pm

March

Hexham Book Festival Joanna Trollope: Author talk and book signing

A tale of turbulent times and tempestuous seas inspired by Shakespeare’s fantastical story of shipwreck, love, loss and redemption. A pair of storytellers play a multitude of characters, evoking, in this ancient tale, a world in which a young girl might be sold as a sex-slave; in which conflict and famine might devastate parts of Syria, Lebanon and Turkey; in which a fisherwoman might find bodies tangled in her nets; and in which the kindness of strangers saves those in peril on the Mediterranean Sea. Who would have thought a 400-year-old story could be so relevant to today? Tickets: £13.50 £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) £6.50 (student)

Thursday 9 March 8.00pm In the Green Room Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, directing an arts festival at his college in Dublin, performing solo shows at the National Theatre and drinking wine with the Queen of England. Running Time: 60mins For ages: 15+ Tickets: £12.50 (BITESIZE inc food & a drink from Little Angel Cafe) £7.50 (Play Only)

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Tom McConville Thursday 9 March 8.00pm In the White Room Tom is a highly respected fiddle player and singer, and a winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year. Whilst he has shared stages with Stephan Grappelli, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Only 40 tickets available. Book early! Tickets: £10.00

Northern School of Contemporary Dance Verve Friday 10 March 7.30pm Verve presents an exhilarating programme of four distinct dance works choreographed by international artists James Cousins, Carlos Pons Guerra, Leila McMillan and Matthias Sperling. Physically daring and thought provoking the work is performed by a company of eleven dancers trained at some of the world’s leading conservatoires. Verve is the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Each year the company commissions leading choreographers to create an exciting new programme of contemporary dance work which tours extensively across the UK and internationally. Suitable for adults and young people aged 13 years and above. Tickets: £13.50 | £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) | £6.50 (student)


March Morgan & West Parlour Tricks Tuesday 14 March 7.30pm Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present an evening chock full of marvellous mind boggling, jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. Tickets: £13.50 | £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) | £6.50 (student)

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Hexham & District Music Society Sitkovetsky Piano Trio Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm When the Sitkovetsky Trio played for the Society in 2009 it was obvious that they had a dazzling future ahead of them. Since then they have achieved worldwide recognition and made acclaimed recordings. Programme: Turina: Piano Trio No 2 Ravel: Piano Trio Brahms: Piano Trio No 3 Tickets: £15.00 | £7.50 (student) £1.00 (schoolchildren)

113th Tynedale Music Festival Saturday 11, Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March All Day

Thursday 16 March 8.00pm In arguably the most iconic movie of the 1960s, Dustin Hoffman plays Benjamin Braddock, promising academic and track star, who is lured into an affair by old family friend Mrs. Robinson after taking her home from a party. Ben’s unwitting parents later goad him into taking the Robinson’s daughter, Elaine, on a date, transforming Mrs. Robinson into a vindictive adversary. (1967) Running time: 1 hr 45 mins Tickets: £5.00 £4.00 (Friends / Film Club members)

Saturday 18 March Evening Concert 7.00pm Since 1904, the Tynedale Music Festival has offered musicians of all ages from across the North East the opportunity to meet and compete in many different musical categories including brass, piano, recorder, strings, woodwind, choral, folk, steel pans and other categories. Queen’s Hall Arts will be hosting three days of classes, as well as the Evening Concert of Festival Highlights. Evening Concert: Free Entry with a ticket

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Queen’s Hall Film Club The Graduate (15)

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Thursday 23 March 7.30pm Taking traditional Scottish music and bringing it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century, this is high octane Celtic dance music as you’ve never heard it before.

Théâtre Sans Frontières Heaven Eyes By David Almond Wednesday 22 March 7.00pm Thursday 23 March 10.00am (schools performance) Adapted for the stage by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Almond (Skellig), Heaven Eyes is mysterious, exciting and humorous in equal measure, a story to touch the depth of your soul. Three youngsters run away from their care home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows … and he’s not telling.

March

Peatbog Faeries

Hailing from the Isle of Skye and drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. They have toured the world taking their inventive and unique brand of music and light show to audiences far and wide, never failing to fill the floor and delight the crowd. Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion) Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums). Tickets: £16.50

Featuring a UK and Swedish cast, original music and video, Théâtre Sans Frontières brings its own inimitable style of story-telling to this spellbinding and other-worldly tale. For ages 9 years +. Tickets: £13.50 £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) £6.50 (student)

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Gonzo Moose The Thing That Came From Over There! Wednesday 29 March 7.30pm Inspired by the Horror movies of the 50s, this is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent. As Cranston and his motley band set up camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth. What ancient evil lurks inside the crater? What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus? And what is the horrifying fate of those who encounter the parasitic space worms? Join the three daring actors in another rip-roaring comedy adventure as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes of shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror. With comedy and thrills galore, the show features visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry, and even a little bit of live music. Tickets: £13.50 £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) £6.50 (student)

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Friday 31 March 8.00pm Now in its 7th record breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. The original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing.

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An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Includes the classic songs Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, and many more. Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have the time of your life! Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide.

Tickets: £18.50

“A visually stunning, thoroughly entertaining extravaganza!” The Public Reviews

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Lo-Giudice Dance Savages Sunday 2 April 7.30pm In a world where one man’s blood is another man’s elixir, Lo-Giudice Dance conjures a nameless beast lurking in the folklore, history and soil of the North, channelling its wild romance and mystery into a work in which dancers perform heart pounding choreography to the music of Einar Selvik. Fusing Scandinavian Runes and ancient sagas with battle cries and hauntingly beautiful voices, Savages brings fantasy, history, religious iconography and human desire into a seamless tale of one man’s journey into a macabre world of love, loss and sacrifice. Choreographer: Anthony Lo-Giudice. Running time: 1 hour – no interval. Suitable for ages 11 years plus. Tickets: £13.50 | £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) | £6.50 (student)

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Tuesday 11 April 11.00am & 2.00pm The Owl and the Pussycat live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, SPLASH! On to an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land.

March April

Kitchen Zoo The Owl and the Pussycat

But who will they meet? Which way should they go? And, what is a runcible spoon? Using puppets and live music, Kitchen Zoo brings to life Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat; a joyful journey for energetic little explorers aged 3-7 years and their grown-ups.

Flossie Malavialle Thursday 6 April 8.00pm

Tickets: £8.50 £7.50 (per person based on group of 4 or more)

In the White Room Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer based in the North East of England. Her powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs in French, English and Spanish, interspersed with a touch of humorous Geordie-French banter and combined with her quaint northern twang, gives her performances a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Expect well established folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel’s classics. Only 40 tickets available. Book early! Tickets: £10.00

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare Thursday 13 April 7.30pm Earth’s funniest footwear return with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks & violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo & Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus. Plus all the usual satirical nonsense from the Two Gentlesocks Of Verrucca.

“Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried.” Edinburgh Evening News Fresh from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, this is the Socks’ 9th all-new hour long show. Following their sell out success with such shows as Socks In Space and Minging Detectives, this year they’ve risen to the challenge of Shakespeare, to rave reviews. Tickets: £13.50 | £12.00 (Friends / benefit conc) | £6.50 (student)

One Night Stan Saturday 15 April 8.00pm A triple bill with... STAN: Best described as gravelly voiced guitar driven Power Pop Rock, the legendary North East guitar 4-piece has an uncanny knack of producing insanely catchy original songs. The Caffreys: Finalists on BBC2’s The UK’s Best Part-Time Band, they have earned a formidable reputation for heartfelt original songs, dynamic live performances and astonishing close harmonies.

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Ben Blance: Ben has performed extensively around Ireland and Europe with the eclectic folk group Jukebox Gypsy and as a duo in The Junkyard Geordies. Tickets: £15.00


ALL EXHIBITIONS ARE IN GALLERY ONE & TWO ENTRY IS FREE OPEN: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10.00AM - 5.00PM, SATURDAY 10.00AM - 4.00PM

Louise Mackenzie: Viral Experiments Saturday 14 January – Saturday 4 March Louise Mackenzie is a UK based artist creating installation, sculpture, performance, sound and film works. With a focus on living material, she is interested in the relationships between medium, sound, image and text, attempting to find ways in which these can be connected to produce unexpected results.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Queen’s Hall Digital Queen’s Hall Arts is working with an impressive team of designers at El-Roboto to build a new online commissioning portal which will launch in the new year. It will be an exciting new online space to visit and find out more about our ongoing programme of digital commissions and exhibitions as well as artwork specifically commissioned for you to download and collect.

Her installation, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, originally for Lumiere Durham 2015, has since shown in Edinburgh and Shanghai.

The first piece of work to launch will be a new commission from artist James Hutchinson - Leaving Venice.

The works in this show explore themes of vitality through Louise’s research in biotechnology and our relationship with the microbiological.

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Hayward Touring J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses Saturday 11 March – Saturday 22 April

Photo credit: Left: Abebe, 1975 Right: Checheezeagu, 2005 J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Gelatin silver print © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.

Hairstyles and Headdresses is the first UK exhibition of Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere. Featuring black and white photographic prints, this is a rare opportunity to encounter an artist widely regarded as one of the most important photographers to emerge from Africa in the last sixty years.

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Queen’s Hall Arts offers a number of ways for young people (up to 25 years) to become involved in the arts and achieve an Arts Award qualification at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold level. We are interested in working in partnership with more schools, youth groups and other groups of young people to support and enhance opportunities for young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Please contact us to discuss how we might work with you. Our Arts Award offer includes opportunities to: • take part in the arts through weekly classes and special workshops in dance, theatre and singing, with the opportunity to perform in Hexham and across the county. • enjoy and appreciate the arts through access to professional performances across all art forms with special ticket deals on certain shows. • meet arts professionals either as part of our on-going programme or with visiting performers and visual artists. • access progression routes through our connections with other arts and education organisations across Northumberland and the North East.

The Little Angel Café Open Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 8.00pm and Friday & Saturday 7.30am - 9.00pm, the Little Angel Café offers simply great coffee, a fantastic all-day sandwich brunch menu and a unique and delicious pizza supper.

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Creative Age Queen’s Hall Arts is delighted to announce a three-year programme of arts projects aimed at older people which has been made possible by funding from the Kellett Fund, through the Community Foundation. During the first year of the programme, groups will have the opportunity to take part in taster sessions across a range of arts and crafts processes, leading to larger projects over time which link with their local communities. If you are part of an art or craft group – or would like to start a new one – and would like to know more, please contact the Engagement and Development Manager at Queen’s Hall Arts.

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For further details about any of our outreach work please contact the Engagement & Development Manager on 01670 624513.


Tyne Valley Big Band

4th Generation

At The Phoenix, Hexham

Mondays 5.45pm - 7.15pm At Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

Directed by the jazz trumpeter Dave Hignett, the Tyne Valley Big Band welcomes reading musicians on sax, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section (piano, bass guitar, guitar and drums). Also led by Dave Hignett are the following groups; a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians. Tyne Valley Jazz Ensemble (9 -13yrs) Tyne Valley Youth Big Band (12-19yrs) For more information on all these groups contact david.hignett@virgin.net

Tynedale Community Choir Mondays 8.00pm At St Aidan’s Church, Hexham

Sing, relax and unwind with folk songs, shanties, rounds, gospel, contemporary songs and more led by musical director, Kathryn Davidson. Suitable for beginners and experienced singers alike, all voices, ages and abilities welcome. £15 per half term (concessions available) For more information contact Mark 07879 263848

(12-16yrs)

An exciting and energetic youth folk band led by Sophy Ball. All skill levels welcome but not suitable for absolute beginners. No prior experience of folk music needed. £45 | £35 (conc) for the term Book through Box Office 01434 652477

Queen’s Hall Youth Theatre At Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

Our ever popular Youth Theatre is expanding and offering more opportunities for young people. Develop your creativity through this popular skills based theatre programme. Your ideas, your words, your actions, create your own drama!

Courses and Regular Workshops

sing dance create play join in...

Stage Note: Performance group for ages 12 to 15yrs Wednesdays 4.00pm - 5.30pm Creatives: Devising / writing performance group for ages 15 to 19yrs Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm Down Stage: Skills-based group for ages 8 to 11yrs Thursdays 4.00pm - 5.30pm

All groups £45 per term Book through Box Office 01434 652477

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By Telephone Telephone bookings can be made on 01434 652477 using all major credit / debit cards. Tickets can be posted (a £1.50 handling charge applies). Reservations will be held for three days. By Post Please send cheques payable to ‘Queen’s Hall Arts’ for the full amount to the above address. Tickets can be posted (please add £1.50 or send a sae). Online Tickets can be booked online through our website www.queenshall.co.uk using credit / debit cards. A handling charge of 50p per ticket applies. Refunds We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase, except in the case of a cancelled show. Student Standby The Student Standby Scheme allows any person aged over 13yrs and in full time education to buy a ticket in person to selected Queen’s Hall Arts-promoted shows in the 24 hours before curtain-up for the reduced price of £2.50. Ask at the Box Office or check the website.

Discounts We offer concessionary prices on selected shows for retired people, fulltime students, registered unemployed, people with disabilities and people under 18. A group price based on 4 or more people attending is available on selected performances.

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Opening Hours Monday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Plus one hour prior to a performance

Discounts are also available on selected shows to Queen’s Hall Friends. Everyone Welcome We welcome visitors with disabilities and aim to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable. If you require help, please contact us in advance. Companions of wheelchair users may attend shows free of charge. Guide dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Hearing Loop Hearing loop facilities are now available throughout the auditorium and balcony. Please ask at the Box Office for more details. Thank you! A big thank you to our volunteer ushers who donate many hours of their time. If you would like to volunteer as an usher please contact the Box Office. Queen’s Hall Arts is a registered independent charity (Registered Charity No. 1088975)

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January

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Sat 14 Jan - Sat 4 Mar

Exhibition: Louise Mackenzie: Viral Experiments

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Tues 17 Jan

Hexham & District Music Society: Eilidh Gillespie, Nick Byrne & Ian Buckle

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Thurs 19 Jan

Queen’s Hall Film Club: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15)

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Sat 21 Jan

Norwich Puppet Theatre: The Tinderbox

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Weds 25 Jan

Le Vent du Nord

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Sat 4 Feb

Opera della Luna: The Tales of Offenbach

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Mon 6 - Tues 7 Feb

Eliminators: Northumberland Young Farmers Entertainment Competition

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Thurs 9 Feb

Queen’s Hall Film Club: The Maltese Falcon (PG)

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Thurs 9 Feb

John Kirkpatrick

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Fri 10 Feb

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

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Sat 11 Feb

Final: Northumberland Young Farmers Entertainment Competition

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Fri 17 Feb

Hexham & District Music Society: Mishka Rushdie Momen

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Sat 18 Feb

The Pitmen Poets

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Tues 21 Feb

Tiata Fahodzi: good dog

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Fri 24 Feb

Broadway and Beyond – The Magic Lives On

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Sat 25 Feb

Clydebuilt Puppets: Dinosaur Detectives

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Tues 28 Feb

The Empty Nesters’ Club

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February

March Wed 1 Mar

Blowin’ in the Wind

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Fri 3 Mar

Juan Martín

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Sat 4 Mar

Hexham Book Festival: Joanna Trollope

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Tues 7 Mar

MultiStory Theatre: Pericles – All at Sea

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Thurs 9 Mar

An Evening with an Immigrant

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Thurs 9 Mar

Tom McConville

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Fri 10 Mar

Northern School of Contemporary Dance: Verve

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Sat 11 Mar - Sat 22 Apr

Exhibition: J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses

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Sat 11 Mar

113th Tynedale Music Festival

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Tues 14 Mar

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

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Wed 15 Mar

Hexham & District Music Society: Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

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Thurs 16 Mar

Queen’s Hall Film Club: The Graduate (15)

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Fri 17 - Sat 18 Mar

113th Tynedale Music Festival Evening Concert

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Weds 22 - Thurs 23 Mar Théâtre Sans Frontières: Heaven Eyes

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Thurs 23 Mar

Peatbog Faeries

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Weds 29 Mar

Gonzo Moose: The Thing That Came From Over There!

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Fri 31 Mar

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

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Sun 2 Apr

Lo-Giudice Dance: Savages

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Thurs 6 Apr

Flossie Malavialle

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Tues 11 Apr

Kitchen Zoo: The Owl and the Pussycat

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Thurs 13 Apr

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

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Sat 15 Apr

One Night Stan: STAN, The Caffreys, Ben Blance

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Season’s Diary

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