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Pop in to our box office for more information and to order your tickets. You can also call us on 01780 763203 or you can now select your own seats online at www.stamfordartscentre.com. We open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 8pm. (Please note, on busy show nights, telephone bookings can only be taken up until 7.30pm).
Relax in our friendly foyer coffee shop or in the historical ante room by the Gallery where a variety of hot and cold snacks are available including sandwiches, baguettes, melts, jacket potatoes, bagels and freshly baked cakes and pastries as well as a children’s menu. Hot and cold drinks are also served including teas, freshly ground coffees, cappuccinos, soft drinks etc and help yourself to a newspaper.
GALLERY AND CELLAR BARS
Open every evening with a large selection of wines, real ale and regular live music. There are two entrances in to the Cellar Bar: one within the Arts Centre ante room and the other located on St George’s Square around the corner from the Arts Centre front door. Remember, if you are attending a performance you can beat the rush by preordering your interval drinks and a discount is available on presentation of your ticket after shows and films! Acoustic nights are held regularly and organised by Cellar Bar Manager, Andy Croft. Please call after 7pm on 01780 753458 if you are interested in a set.
Stock-up at the Sweet Kiosk for all shows and films where we have a huge selection of snacks, hot & cold drinks and ice creams including: Walls, Cornetto, Magnum, Solero and delicious Beechdean dairy ice cream. Open before all performances and during intervals.
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We are delighted once again to be the ticket agent for Stamford Shakespeare Season at the Rutland Open Air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall, just outside Stamford. Tickets are now on sale and the plays are ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass’. The season runs from June to August, find full details of performance times and ticket information at www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk.
Open all year round Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.
Find out where to stay, eat and visit in Stamford. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to help. Visit our website www. southwestlincs.com call us on 01780 755611 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8pm (and during some intervals).
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Cover: Borodin’s Prince Igor, Met Opera (page 15)
Welcome Firstly we wanted to say a massive thank you to those who voted for us in the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Competition. We were thrilled to be shortlisted into the final 7 out of the 225 theatres that entered, and that was all thanks to your fantastic support. 2014 is a very special year as we’re commemorating a whole 20 years of showing films at the arts centre! We’ll be marking the occasion with a yearlong celebration; featuring fantastic film events that will not only celebrate exceptional examples of motion picture throughout the last 20 years, but will also explore the exciting future of film. Be sure to look out for our special ’20 Years of Film’ logo on selected events and join in the celebration! It appears we’ve got festival fever this season as we host our second LOV Festival on 14 & 15 April specifically for (and created by) young people aged 12 – 25. We’re also celebrating the return of our popular Verse Poetry Festival (p20 & 21), with some superb events lined up to show you just how wonderful the written word can be. This isn’t to say we’ll be neglecting our usual variety of events - the spring season is packed with live theatre, comedy, family events, workshops and world class satellite screenings. If you would like to sign up for exclusive deals and information by e-mail, contact us at email@example.com 2014 is set to be one of our busiest years ever, and we can’t wait! The Stamford Arts Centre Team.
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Our monthly open mic for 12-25 yrs
New year trad dance à la france Expire and Moussaka are two duos from France who will teach and play for a range of traditional dances. Cédric Martin, Flavien Di-Cintio and Vincent Fisson are returning, by popular demand, for the 4th year. Beginners helped all the way.
Our new open mic for local musicians, singers and writers aged between 12 and 25 is the chance to showcase their talents in the casual and cosy atmosphere of the arts centre. Interested? For more information contact Charlotte at charlotte@stamfordartscentre. com or search for ‘Stamford Acoustic Café’ on Facebook. This project is supported by Lincolnshire One Venues and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Polka Dot Pantomimes
Polka Dot Pantos are back with another fantastic family pantomime! Expect up-beat singing and dancing, fabulous costumes and plenty of fun and frolics. Get ready to cheer Jack on his magical journey to Giant Blunderbore’s castle in the sky as the daring hero takes on the evil Poison Ivy.
‘The direction, sets, costumes and lighting are all quite brilliant.’ The Stage
Thurs 9 Jan 10.15am (schools performance) & 6.30pm Fri 10 Jan 10.15am (schools performance) & 6.30pm
Workshop 7.30pm, Bal 8.30pm - 11.30pm
Drop in anytime between 4.30pm to 6pm.
Fri 3 Jan
Wed 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May
£8 (£6) Music & Dance
Sat 11 Jan 11am, 2pm & 6.30pm Sun 12 Jan 11am & 2pm £12/£10 concessions/£40 family of four £9 groups of 10 plus/£7.00 school groups & for every 10 seats booked, you get one free!
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Photo: Eric Richmond
POETRY AT STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE Since the first Poetry Festival in 2012 the poetry scene in Stamford has gone from strength to strength. Look out for this year’s Verse Festival in April – a celebration of all things poetic! Feel free to come along to the regular writing workshops and Pint of Poetry events. Join local poets for a Pint of Poetry in our cellar bar, just turn up and enjoy the poetry or have a go at performing your own!
ARE YOU STAMFORD’S NEW POET LAUREATE?
LEONORE PIANO TRIO Mendelssohn Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor op. 49 Simon Rowland-Jones Piano Trio ‘Holkham Beach’ Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat Op. 97 ‘Archduke’ Benjamin Nabarro Violin Gemma Rosefield Cello Tim Horton Piano The Leonore Piano Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances under the umbrella Sat 11 Jan 8pm £16 (£15) Under 26s £10 Classical Music
of Ensemble 360 were met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right. The Leonore Trio has already given a concert series in Italy, followed by a three-week tour of New Zealand, where their concert in Hamilton was broadcast on Radio New Zealand. They gave the first performance of ‘Holkham Beach’, a piece written for and dedicated to the trio by Simon Rowland-Jones and have been asked by the eminent composer, David Matthews to record his three Piano Trios.
We are now looking for the 2014 Stamford Poet Laureate, so check out our website for details and how to apply. The deadline is 31 March 2014. Poet Laureate Final in the theatre 11 April. Writing group 6 - 8pm, Burley Room - Mon 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May Pint of Poetry 8pm, Cellar Bar - Wed 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May
JANUARY LITERATURE AT LUNCHTIME WITH DR JANE MACKAY
HISTORY TALKS WITH DON CHISWELL
T.S.ELIOT’S ‘MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL’
THE PRINCE REGENT
Tues 14 Jan 12.30pm Nobel Prize winner, Eliot is best known as one of the major poets of the 20th century. Enjoy an exploration of this great man whose writing came to epitomise the changing times of two world wars. His verse play, ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ was written to be performed in Canterbury, close to where Becket was murdered.
JACK KEROUAC’S ‘ON THE ROAD’ Tues 4 Feb 12.30pm This is the novel that shook the ‘American Dream’ and epitomised the rebellion of the 1950s. It gave voice to the ‘Beat’ generation of underground America, with its love of jazz and drugs. We will explore the life of this compulsive writer who anchored a particular time and place and changed what was acceptable as literature forever. 2.30pm - screening of ‘Easy Rider’ (18) 1hr 35 mins
LEWIS CARROLL’S ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ AND ‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’
Tues 4 March 12.30pm A quiet Oxford Don who loved children and story-telling combined these passions to produce classic children’s books that adults also love. Our annual lecture in support of Tolethorpe’s production of ‘Alice’.
ANNE BRONTE’S ‘THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL’ Tues 1 April 12.30pm This novel shocked Victorian society with its heroine abandoning her drunken husband and trying to live in isolation with her son. An extraordinary work, full of the knowledge that addiction can harm more than just the addict, many think Anne is drawing on the disintegration of her brother Branwell. 2.30pm - screening of the TV film with Tara Fitzgerald & Toby Stephens (15) 2hrs 39mins
LORD LYTTON’S ‘THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII’
Talks begin at 12.30pm
RICHARD III & THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD REVISITED Wed 5 Feb 7.30pm Following the archaeological survey which pinpointed the exact location of the battlefield, traditional explanations have had to be rethought. Why was Richard defeated? Numbers and artillery were to prove less important than a combination of treachery, tactics and the uncommitted. Both Richard III and the battle in which he fell are still the subject of contentious debate.
THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE & THE LINCOLNSHIRE RISING Wed 26 Feb 7.30pm The rebellion against Henry VIII during 1536-7 originated in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It was directed against the policies of the monarch (such as the dissolution of the monasteries and the effects of the enclosure of common land) and was to shake the very foundations of the Tudor dynasty. What were its aims and why did it fail after its initial success? What part did Peterborough play in its suppression?
Tues 6 May 12.30pm A chance to explore a writer who was at the centre of Victorian society. His imaginative recreation of Italian characters caught up in a world famous disaster has never been bettered.
Talks £6.50 (£6) Book for five talks £27.50 (£25) Talk
Wed 15 Jan 7.30pm First as Prince of Wales, then Regent and lastly as King, George IV was frequently ridiculed by his contemporaries. His Regency and reign are justly considered to be one of the high points of English social and cultural life, as well as one of the most extravagant and outrageous eras of our history. Scandals, insanity and posh pavilions; just part of the Regency story.
Wed 2 April 7.30pm ‘Here lies our sovereign lord and king, Whose word no man relies on, he never said a foolish thing, or ever did a wise one’ The life and times of the ‘Merry Monarch’ whose reign following the Restoration of 1660 witnessed the Plague, the Great Fire of London and the burning of the fleet on the Medway. R
Wed 15 Jan - Wed 2 Apr 7.30pm £5 (4) Talk
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MARY POPPINS DAY! A 20 years of cinema event
We celebrate the world’s most famous nanny in this special day with film screenings and a singing workshop. Dressing up encouraged and prizes awarded on the day!
MARY POPPINS (U)
Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke 1964 2hrs 19mins An absolute must for anyone who’s seen Saving Mr Banks, but also a rare opportunity to watch one of the all-time great family classics on the big screen. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!
ASTRONOMY FOR BEGINNERS How do I find Orion? What is a black hole? Where did the Universe come from? Find out about constellations and other fascinating astronomical objects in this fun and practical workshop.
Sat 18 Jan
In the second concert of their 30th anniversary season the SCO present a programme of cheerful music from the eighteenth century to chase away the gloom of mid-winter. The main work comprises all 21 movements of the Water Music – the ‘compositions for the King’s water-party’ of
See the new Disney film ‘Saving Mr Banks’ starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in the evening too.
Singing Workshop, 2pm: £3 Mary Poppins (U) screening 3pm: £5 Saving Mr Banks (PG) screening 7pm: £6.50 (£6) Artscene £5.50
STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Boyce Handel
Sat 25 Jan 9.30am - 4.30pm 16 years + £25 Workshop
Symphony no.5 in D Water Music 1717, together with the additional material which Handel interpolated over the following two decades.
When Handel strikes the string, the melting strain Transports the soul, and thrills through every vein. Ben Palmer conducts.
Sat 25 Jan 8pm
£12 (£10, child £5) Classical Music
A 20 years of cinema event As part of our 20 Years of Cinema celebrations, come to this special celebration of the film Zulu! A selection of South African songs will be performed by our world music choir Woven Chords together with an introduction and screening of the ‘Making of Zulu’ film shot in Natal in 1963, followed by the screening of Cy Endfield’s 1964 classic film. Songs, Talk and Making of Zulu: 2pm Zulu (PG) 2hrs 13min: 5pm
HUGH THOMSON THE GREEN ROAD INTO THE TREES
NT LIVE CORIALANUS
Author and explorer Hugh Thomson, best known for his books about South America, travels along the Icknield Way, from the south coast near Dorset diagonally right across the country to Norfolk, arriving close to the coast by Kings Lynn.
National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius. Directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
This ancient trackway was the major route in prehistoric times for crossing England and it threads past many great prehistoric monuments like Maiden Castle, Stonehenge and Avebury, before ending at the Wash near Seahenge, a journey of some 400 miles.
Thurs 30 Jan 7pm LIVE Sun 26 Jan 2pm Whole event ticket to include refreshments at the interval £8 (Art scene members £7.50)
Wed 29 Jan 8pm £12 (£10, £9 RGS) Talk
Fri 31 Jan 2pm ENCORE £14 (£12)
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Harmonica master Steve continues to deliver workshops especially for Stamford Arts Centre! Whether you’re a complete beginner or more advanced, play pop, rock, blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bend all the way down and jam along with rockin’ solos. Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day for £8.
The Stamford Senior Youth Theatre return this year to entertain with an evening of live music, comedy, poetry and dance. This hugely popular annual event, showcases the incredible diverse and exciting range of talent the SSYT members have to offer.
With Steve Lockwood
We are also delighted to welcome back our special guest, performance poet Mark Grist who will be sharing the stage with SSYT members for the third year running.
Sat 7 Jun 1.30pm - 5pm
Sun 2 Feb 7pm Blue Room
Sell A Door Theatre
Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel by Ivan Wilkinson
If life were easy, where would all the adventures be…? An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland. Set against the fierce social and political backdrop of 1760s Scotland, this gripping, fast paced adventure story is packed full of physical storytelling and imagination. Sell a Door Theatre Company launch their 2014 season with this highly imaginative re-telling of the classic story perfect for young and old audiences alike.
Sat 1 Feb, Sun 2 Mar, Sat 5 Apr, Sat 3 May, 12 years + £25 Workshop
Thurs 6 Feb 7.30pm £12 (£10) £8.50 students and groups Drama
FEBRUARY Sonata for 2 violins & conitnuo in g, RV 74 Albinoni Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat, So 34 Albinoni Sonata I for 2 violins & continuo in d, Opus 1 Caldara Chiacona for 2 violins & continuo in B flat, Opus 2 Albinoni Sonata IX for 2 violins & continuo in D, Opus 1 Vivaldi Suonata fatto per Monsieur Pisendel for violin & continuo in A, RV 29 Vivaldi Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C, RV 60 Adrian Chandler & Camilla Scarlett Violins Gareth Deats Cello James Johnstone Harpsichord
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS HEARTSTITCH
LA SERENISSIMA GREAT SONATAS OF VENICE La Serenissima was formed in 1994 for a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s La sena festeggiante and has now firmly established itself as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his Italian contemporaries. Whilst works such as The Four Seasons form an important part of La Serenissima’s repertoire, the ensemble prides itself on bringing seldomheard works to the concert platform, including Vivaldi’s operas Ottone in villa, Giustino, Tito Manlio, La Fida Ninfa, Catone in Utica and L’Olimpiade as well as a host of instrumental
rarities, many of which have been committed to disc. Works by other composers feature too such as Albinoni’s Il nascimento dell’Aurora and sacred vocal works by Caldara. La Serenissima has appeared at many of the UK’s leading venues and festivals including the Beverley, South Bank, and York Early Music Festivals, the Bath Bach, Bath International, Buxton, Cambridge Summer, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Lichfield and Warwick Festivals and St George’s Bristol, Snape Maltings, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Sat 8 Feb 9.30am - 12noon Wet Felted Jellyroll Beads Sat 8 March 9.30am - 12noon Wet Felted Spring Mobile Sat 15 March 9.30am - 12noon Contemporary Decoupage Easter Eggs We are delighted to be able to offer these as FREE workshops with thanks to Lincs County Council adult learning programme.
Feb - Mar
19 years + Free Workshop
Sat 8 Feb 8pm £16 (£15) Under 26s £10 Classical Music
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MET OPERA DVORÁK’S RUSALKA
PHILIPPA MASSEY TALK
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting ‘Song to the Moon’ in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Presented in association with LOV (Lincolnshire One Venues) Directed by Katie Posner
Stamford is well-known as a town of churches, but exactly how many were there, and where, and what is their history? Find out with Philippa.
Running time: 4hrs
Ghost Town is a story about lost friendship, memory, growing up and finding your way.
Pilot Theatre By Jessica Fisher
A collect of churches
An east coast beach. A cold October dawn. Megan lies face down on the tideline. Her head is bleeding and one of her shoes is missing. Joe stands over her; watching, panicking. His world is about to explode. Megan and Joe try to make sense of their past, their mismatched memories of the events that have shaped them and discover what it means to be courageous.
1 hour approx
Year 10 students from Stamford Queen Eleanor School are proud to be performing their own devised pieces themed around Ghost Town as a curtain raiser to the production on Monday evening from 7pm around the building. Mon 10 & Tues 11 Feb 7.30pm
Sun 9 Feb 2pm ENCORE £20 (£18) Opera
£12 (£10) £5 Students & Under 26s Drama
Thurs 13 Feb 7.30pm £5 (£4.50) Talk
STILL LIFE IN WATERCOLOURS
Join us for our regular comedy night! The producers of The Graham Norton Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme bring you an evening of the very best in stand up and sketch comedy. This month’s line up includes: RACHEL PARRIS ‘She had us waiting on her every word’ The Guardian ‘Gorgeous, talented and very funny’ The Scotsman LLOYD GRIFFITH ‘Inherently funny, very neat lines in his comedy repertoire’ Chortle Plus one further act tbc Valentine Special! Ticket price includes a free pink drink from the bar before the show Fri 14 Feb 8pm
£15 (£13) £12 students and groups Ballroom Comedy
With Catherine Headley
BRIDIE JACKSON AND THE ARBOUR Sitting ‘somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and the quirkiness of Joanna Newsom’, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s music is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful. Recently announced as winners of the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, they released their début album in January 2012 and have since gained national recognition on BBC Radio.
For all abilities, a chance to practice watercolour painting in a loose style with a wash brush. The day will begin with observing the effect of light on white objects and the painting of tone, leading to the painting of rich colour. Please collect a materials list from the box office.
With their sparse instrumentation, intriguing vocal harmonies, and influences as diverse as gospel, Baroque and flamenco; the Newcastle-based quartet are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique.
The Arts Centre coffee shop will not be open so please bring a packed lunch. Max 10 places.
Enchanting, spellbinding, electrifying and magical, their live shows are not to be missed. Sat 15 Feb 8pm £12 (£10) Folk
Sun 16 Feb 10am - 4pm 16 years + £35 Workshop
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HALF TERM! 20 YEARS OF CINEMA SPECIAL EVENTS! After last year’s hugely successful screening of Oliver Jeffers ’Lost and Found’ for younger audiences we thought we’d do lots of family friendly film, storytelling and crafts at the Arts Centre at half term!
ROALD DAHL DAY MON 17 FEB
Drop in between 11am and 3pm for crafts, rhymes and more. There will be film screenings repeated through the day. Gallery Day ticket £5 for children accompanying adults free.
THE GRUFFALO WED 19 FEB
We celebrate Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo, one of the world’s best-loved monsters. Storytelling and film screenings at 11am and 2pm, you might even meet the Gruffalo himself! All tickets (including adults) £5.
CARTOON DAY FRI 21 FEB
Drop in between 11am and 3pm for drawing, crafts and more. There will be film screenings repeated through the day. Gallery Day ticket £5 for children accompanying adults free. These events are suitable for 0-8 yrs - children must be accompanied.
DOTTY THE DRAGON BLUNDERBUS
Dotty is a baby fire dragon. She lives at the top of a mountain with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. In the village below, everyone fears for their lives, for dragon’s eat children! Or so they believe. But, Dotty would never eat a child! Blunderbus is proud to present this enchanting fairytale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show, written by Bill Davies, comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Little people aged 3 - 7 and their families will love this funny, heart-warming tale. Tues 18 Feb 2pm 3 - 7 years £7.50 (£6.50) £26 family of four Family Show
SINGING FROM THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET
Come and spend the day learning to make a beautiful willow basket that will last for years and years!
Come and spend a day singing vibrant acapella songs, rich in harmonies and rhythm, from Rowena’s repertoire of music from different world traditions. All welcome, whatever your previous singing experience. Everything will be taught by ear – just bring your vocal cords and be amazed by the music we make together! Rowena Whitehead is a Cambridge based voice teacher and choir leader who has been leading choirs since 1991 and is well known for her engaging and creative approach to enabling people to connect in song. www.rowenawhitehead.co.uk
90 years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From Delta blues to Jack White, Blues! covers the history of the genre. This show pays homage to the styles and dedicated showmen who influenced the scene, which in turn has stamped its mark upon modern music as we know it. From the music of the 1920s, all the way to the modern blues movement that draws upon the influences of guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. 2012 Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. ‘Terrific set of blues songs performed with zest and wit. A great night out.’ Ian Rankin
Jham! is a fresh, youthful, contemporary Indian dance and music piece built on a firm classical ground. The title, Jham!, is one of the rhythmic syllables used in dance recitation, and also alludes to the idea of a musical jam - a feeling of improvisation and collaboration, the musicians and dancers working off one another to produce something new and exciting. This upbeat, playful and energetic work highlights the rhythmic play between the ancient and the modern.
With Sue Kirk
Sat 22 Feb 10am - 4pm
Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations
A singing workshop led by Rowena Whitehead
Sue has been weaving willow baskets and sculptures since 1998 and has been teaching basket making for ten years. It is a fun and practical day that is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.
16 years + £50 Workshop
Sat 22 Feb 10am - 4pm Art Room
£15 (£13) Workshop
Sat 22 Feb 8pm Ballroom
£12 (£10 concs & groups over 4) Blues/Hire
‘Rajarani’s take on classical Indian dance is invigorating.’ The Times Wed 26 Feb 7.30pm £12 (£10) £8.50 students and groups of 10 or more Dance
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NT LIVE WAR HORSE
MET OPERA BORODIN’S PRINCE IGOR
WILL MILLARD DOWNSTREAM
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit. At its heart are astonishing life sized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production screened direct to Stamford Arts Centre.
Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.
Thurs 27 Feb 7pm LIVE - SOLD OUT
Approximate running time: 4hrs 30mins
Adventurer and journalist Will Millard will take the audience on an adventure of wilderness stories from the hidden jungles of New Guinea to the forest belt of West Africa. Will Millard was born and raised in a small village in the Norfolk Fens and went on to study Sociology and Southeast Asian cultures, developing a passion for equatorial forests and their peoples. With compelling footage from his award-winning ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ join Will on an exhilarating evening of adventure and exploration.
Based in Belfast, this exciting four-piece take a refreshingly unpretentious run at some of the greatest music in the world. Craobh Rua (pronounced Crave Ru-ah) play Irish Traditional Music from the heart, mixing rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Fronted by the powerful and captivating vocals of Jim Rainey on guitar, theirs is a music driven by the exciting banjo and mandolin playing of group founder Brian Connolly and the stunning fiddle playing of Michael Cassidy. They are joined on uillean pipes and tinwhistles by the highly regarded Conor Lamb.
Fri 28 Feb 2pm & 7pm - SOLD OUT Sat 1 Mar 11am & 2pm & Sun 2 Mar 2pm £14 (£12) School groups of 10 or more £10 Theatre
Sat 1 Mar 5pm LIVE £20 (£18) Opera
Wed 5 Mar 7.30pm Theatre
£12 (£10, £9 RGS) Talk
Wed 5 Mar 8pm £15 (£13) Folk
Photo: Benjamin Ealovega
MARCH RODERICK WILLIAMS BARITONE Vaughan Williams The Water Mill Somerville Loveliest of Trees Gurney Desire in Spring Ireland Summer Schemes Butterworth On the Idle Hill of Summer Britten Autumn Vaughan Williams When Icicles hang by the door Saxton Time and the Seasons Britten The Salley Gardens Britten The foggy, foggy dew Britten The Plough Boy Interval Finzi Before & After Summer
THE FEATHER CATCHER Filskit Theatre
A fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers. Filskit Theatre Company invites you to join unlikely friends Freda and Greta on their feather catching quest created through live music, movement, shadow and playful projection. If you’re lucky you might even catch a feather of your very own. There is a lot to see in this visually stunning, original story for children aged 3+ and their families. ‘Highly successful theatre’ The Stage Sat 8 Mar 2.30pm 3 years + £7.50 (£6.50) £26 family of four Family Show
A SALUTE TO THE 1940S Groovy Gazza Productions
Accompanied by Andrew West piano Roderick Williams encompasses a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also sung world premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel. Roderick Williams has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne.
A Salute to the 1940’s is the ultimate 1940’s variety show with tributes to George Formby, Frank Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters, Gracie Fields featuring the UKs no 1 Vera Lynn tribute Lorrie Brown. Running time: 2hrs 30mins
‘A prince amongst baritones’ Sean Rafferty R
Sat 8 Mar 8pm £16 (£15) Under 26s £10 Classical Music
Sun 9 Mar 2pm £12.50 (£10) Hired Event
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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE TCHA LIMBERGER’S By Arthur Miller BUDAPEST GYPSY Stamford Shoestring Theatre ORCHESTRA 1950s New York. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone
MET OPERA MASSENET’S WERTHER
FAST WOMAN HUNT AND LAURENCE
and wife Beatrice have brought up their orphaned niece, Catherine. Two Italian cousins illegally enter the country and are hidden in the Carbone apartment; love blossoms between Catherine and flamboyant Rodolpho. Their whirlwind romance infuriates Eddie, exposing the hidden desire for his niece he can barely articulate. Unhinged by jealousy, he commits the unforgiveable sin of betrayal, leading to a fatal confrontation with Rodolpho’s brother, Marco. This powerful play is considered one of Miller’s finest: fast-moving, emotional and tragic.
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
Daredevil Hellé Nice was a fast woman in every sense: in life, in love and in motor-racing. Roaring through the 1920’s she danced her way to notoriety at the Casino de Paris, posed nude for Parisian photographers and risked her life many times in adventures as diverse as skiing, high wire acts, mountaineering and speed record attempts.
Approximate running time: 3hrs 15mins
Sandra Hunt is accompanied by Fine Time Fontayne on acoustic guitar evoking a sense of France between the wars. Written by Stewart Howson.
An amateur performance by our resident theatre company.
Approx running time: 2hrs 30mins incl interval Tues 11 - Sat 15 Mar 7.45pm R £10 (£8) Drama
Songs from the Budapest Magyar Nota Gypsy orchestra tradition with the beautiful voice and violin playing of Tcha Limberger and his incredible band! Limberger has become recognised as one of the most prominent and important figures in the music of the Carpathian Basin. His Orchestra, in true Hungarian Gypsy Band style, bursts with soaring musical tragedy and czardas madness delivering a passionate and technical virtuosity that is astounding. ‘As intoxicating as a vintage dessert wine’ Songlines - UK Wed 12 Mar 7.30pm £17 (£16) Jazz
Sun 16 Mar 2pm ENCORE £20 (£18)
The Amazing Tale of Racing Driver Hellé Nice
Wed 19 Mar 7.30pm Theatre
£12 (£10) £8.50 students & groups of 10 or more Drama
COLOUR YOUR HOME
STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Fauré Pavane Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Pavane pour une Infante Défunte Poulenc Sinfonietta The spirit of dance permeates this selection of French orchestral music from the late-19th and 20th centuries. The two Pavanes echo the stately dances of the Renaissance court, while Ravel’s ‘Tombeau’ – a lightly built memorial to friends killed in the First World War – is cast in the form of a Baroque dance suite. And as finale, Poulenc’s Sinfonietta is dance-like in its lighthearted themes, lively rhythms and sheer élan. The SCO is directed by Ben Palmer. Sat 22 Mar 8pm
£12 (£10, child £5) Classical Music
Want to use colour in your home but not sure where to start? Join this practical, inspiring workshop to give you all the tools you need to transform your home. Contact Angelique Wisse at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Tues 25 Mar 10am - 4pm 16 years + £55 (Max 10 people) Workshop
PAINTERLY STILL LIFE IN ACRYLIC OR OILS
Mànran have quite literally rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene with their powerful combination of Gaelic/English songs underpinned by driving accordion, fiddle, flute and a backline of drum and bass to make any mouth water. Mànran are also the only band to host highland and uilleann pipes together in one line up to create a sound like no other. ‘Mànran are an exceptionally talented bunch of young guys that are taking the music world by storm with their high energy, stomping tunes and phenomenal gaelic/english songs’ Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections.
‘Painterly’: it’s a word that describes an attractive paint surface, varied in colour, sensitive in application. A faithful representation of a subject is less important than the way it is painted. Learn a sound method of painting, from pre-staining to final touches. With guidance and demonstration you will practise handling paint for a fresh and painterly effect. Advice sheets available on what to bring, for acrylic and oil painters are available from the box office or to download from our website. Please note preparation of board or canvas. Max 10 places.
Sat 29 Mar 8pm Blue Room
£15 (£13) Folk
With Catherine Headley
Sun 30 Mar 10am - 4pm 16 years + £35 Workshop
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MET OPERA PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME
THE JUST SO STORIES
PLAY IN A DAY!
LEGO ® WORKSHOP
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
Red Table Theatre brings four of Rudyard Kipling’s best-beloved tales to vivid life. Four talented young actors create fantastical creatures and worlds from everyday items, leading their audience on an unforgettable and song-filled journey from the Heart of the Sea to the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo river. Bring your children and find out from The Just So Stories why the moon pulls the tides, why the camel has a hump, why the whale no longer eats men, and the reason why the elephant’s nose is so long. The perfect show for children aged 4+ and their families.
Come to the Arts Centre for a whole day of creative drama and singing. Create a play, sing lots of songs, whilst meeting new friends and having fun! Please bring drinks and a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothes. Free presentation for parents at 4pm.
Have fun with a huge selection of LEGO® bricks to build tall buildings, bridges, roads, parks and railways and use batteries, bulbs, wires and switches to bring your creations to life.
Red Table Theatre
Approximate running time: 3hrs 25mins
Sat 5 Apr 5.55pm LIVE £20 (£18)
Mon 7 Apr 2.30pm Theatre
4 years + £8 (£7) £28 family of four Family Show
With Liz Paige
With Electro City Workshops
With LEGO® bricks, the possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination!
Tues 8 Apr 10am - 4pm 6 - 10 years £17 Workshop
Wed 9 Apr 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm Gallery
5 - 12 years £8 for a 2 1/2 hr session Workshop
FRI 11 APRIL POETRYJOE SHOW
Photo: Denise Else
THURS 10 APRIL
This amateur production is presented by permission of Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. R
15 years + (Adult themes and content) Theatre £15 (£12) Drama/Hire
Jackie Kay is a poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children, winning The Guardian Fiction Prize for her debut novel Trumpet. Born in Edinburgh, Jackie Kay teaches at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester. In 2006 she was awarded an MBE for services to literature. 8pm £12 (£10) to include drinks reception from 7pm in the gallery bar
Since forming in 2008, Mark and Mixy have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and Hip Hop across the country. As ‘Dead Poets’ they have performed in venues ranging from nightclubs to secondary schools; from festivals to formal dinners. 10am - 12.30pm Ballroom
3 - 6 years £5 all tickets
Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. It is adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years.
WITH MARK & MIXY – THE DEAD POETS
10 - 16 years £5
11am and 2pm
Tues 8 & Wed 9 Apr 7.30pm
Join PoetryJoe, star of CBeebie’s Rhyme Rocket, performer, writer and of course! – poet, in his light-up, pop-up world of fabulous foods, beastly bugs and peculiar pets. This is a fun-packed, interactive family show suitable for 3s and up, incorporating elements of magic lantern, shadow puppetry and live poetry. Take part in the fun and learn how to make your very own poems that glow. A great introduction to poetry and spoken word. 55min
SAT 12 APRIL RAP/POETRY BATTLE WORKSHOP
EROTIC WRITING WORKSHOP
POET LAUREATE FINAL
WITH JOHN SIDDIQUE
HOSTED BY PETE COX
How do we really write sex, sensuality and eroticism, it is one of the most notoriously difficult areas in writing to do well.
Finalists of the Stamford Poet Laureate Competition will perform their poetry in the theatre and the winner will be announced. Hosted by Cardinal Pete Cox who has had his poetry published in the small-press in UK and North America for around thirty years. Free but you must get a ticket Theatre or a poetry pass from the box office!
10.30am - 12noon
8pm Free but you must get a ticket or a poetry pass from the box office!
This workshop is for poets and prose writers of all backgrounds. John Siddique is the bestselling author of Full Blood, Recital – An Almanac, Poems From A Northern Soul, and The Prize. The Spectator refers to him as ‘A stellar British poet.’
16 years + £8 (£6)
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VERSE FESTIVAL POETRY WALK Look anew at Stamford through ther eyes of the poet who live here. Taking in some of the sites featured on the 2014 Poetry Calender and led by Stamford Poet Laureate Teresa McLean.
Come along and bring a poem of your own or someone else’s to perform or simply sit back, have a drink and listen! Free but you must get a ticket from the box office!
Meet in the gallery 12.45pm £5
AFTERNOON TEA Wendy Cope reads a hilariously dissatisfied and ironic set either side of tea – a chance for a slightly seditious but seriously good ironic moan about life’s little irritations. There will be a question and answer session to round off the event, and an after-show book signing. Radio 4’s Poetry Please listeners voted Wendy their number one choice for Poet Laureate. Tea and cucumber sandwiches will be served in the interval. 3pm
SUN 13 APRIL MORNING COFFEE
WITH WENDY COPE
Photo: Graham Burke
PINT OF POETRY – VERSE SPECIAL
WITH MICHAEL TOLKIEN
BY JOHN SIDDIQUE John Siddique is the bestselling author of Full Blood, Recital – An Almanac, Poems From A Northern Soul, and The Prize. His children’s collection Don’t Wear It On Your Head is a perennial favourite with younger readers. Well known for his infectious love and promotion of reading and literature, Siddique gives a reading of his work, and discusses the books and writers he admires. Siddique is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at York St. John University, and the University of Leicester has awarded him the title of Honorary Creative Writing Fellow in recognition of his contribution to literature.
Michael Tolkien has published five full collections of verse with wide-ranging subject matter, and two verse fantasy narratives for younger readers. For details see www.michaeltolkien.com His workshop is for poets to bring work in progress to share in depth with a small group for discussion and comment. Writers should bring about 10 copies to distribute. After an interval he will read from his own collections. Copies of these will be available for browsing or purchase.
7.30pm £12 (£10)
BUY A POETRY PASS FOR ONLY £40 (£35) WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A TICKET FOR ALL VERSE EVENTS (excluding children’s events)
11am - 12.30pm £8 (£6)
Join two of THE ARCHERS favourite actors, Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy) and John Telfer (Rev Alan Franks) with jazz pianist Matt Platt and flautist Ilone Antonius-Jones as they explore the wit and words of Philip Larkin and the women and music in his life!
7pm £8 (£6)
IN A PARIS SALON
Ensemble 360 & Maggie Steed as the Princesse de Polignac Grandval Romance and Gavotte Fauré Fantaisie Op.79 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte Rossini Duetto for Cello and Double Bass in D Debussy Syrinx - for Flute Fauré Three Songs Op.7 Stravinsky Suite Italienne: Introduction and Tarantella Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano: Elégie Poulenc Elégie - for Horn and Piano Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
social and artistic life and none was finer than the one run by Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune and a grand patron of the arts. Yet this formidable and enigmatic woman, who was a talented musician and artist, did not merely host performances for entertainment and kudos. Her energies transformed the salon into a crucial creative force that became the birthplace of pioneering music by Fauré, Debussy and many others.
Ensemble 360: Naomi Atherton horn, Juliette Bausor flute, Laurene Durantel double-bass, Tim Horton piano, Gemma Rosefield cello, Adrian Wilson oboe
We are delighted to welcome actress Maggie Steed who will, in the guise of Winnaretta, introduce this exclusive world inhabited by Proust, Diaghilev, Isadora Duncan, Jean Cocteau, Virginia Woolf, Colette and many others. A Music in the Round concert.
The Paris Salon was a centre of hedonistic Sat 12 Apr 8pm £16 (£15) Under 26s £10 Classical Music
WOVEN CHORDS EASTER CONCERT
LOV FESTIVAL 14TH - 15TH APRIL
Happy to be back on home ground in the ballroom, Stamford’s very own world music choir will delight all with a varied programme of songs from around the globe. All in glorious harmony and delivered with the passion, authenticity, energy and good humour that has won the choir its popularity. www.wovenchords.com
Sun 13 Apr 6pm
£8 (under 16s free) Concert
LOV Festival is an exciting four day arts festival of theatre, music, film, art, design, craft, dance and comedy organised for and by people aged 12- 25 at Stamford Arts Centre and Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham. Festival Makers - to make sure LOV festival has everything you want to see and take part in, we need YOU. Become part of our Festival Makers group and help organise the activities and events. Have your say, use your creative ideas and make them happen. Contact Anna Wilson on email@example.com for more information of how to get involved. Full programme out in March 2014! Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. To see all the photos and event videos from last year’s festival go to the LOV Festival facebook page. LOV Project Team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LovProjectTeam
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WILLOW DRAGONFLIES WORKSHOP With Sue Kirk
You will make a wonderful dragonfly from willow grown in Kings Cliffe or Somerset with experienced tutor Sue. This workshop is aimed at participants 10 years +, accompanying adults can come along too if paying for an extra place.
Mon 14 Apr - Sessions at 10am - 12noon, 12.30pm - 2.30pm & 3pm - 5pm 10 years + £15 per session Workshop
THE WAR OF WORDS THE ART PROJECT With Darren Rawnsley
PETER PAN THE MUSICAL Starbright Entertainments
Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning! A spectacular musical adaptation of the timeless tale about the boy who never grows up. Let your imagination take you to Neverland with Peter and Wendy meeting Lost Boys, Indians and the villainous Captain Hook - not forgetting his silly sidekick Smee! Why not add to the fun and dress as your favourite character? There will be special prize for the best dressed and everyone will Tues 15 Apr 2.30pm £8 (£7) £28 family of four Family Show
have the chance to meet the cast after the show. With enchanting songs, plenty of fun and laughter and a sprinkling of fairy dust, this is the perfect way to make literature come alive for the whole family. Book, Music & Lyrics by Piers ChaterRobinson. Based on the novel by J. M. Barrie. Adapted for Starbright Entertainments by Philip Norton. A professional production by arrangement with International Theatre and Music Limited. R Theatre
Let battle commence with a difference! Words and meaning are as numberless as the stars, come and choose some and in that choosing, place them gently onto paper, or use the art resources to create a wonderful artwork in order to tell the story of the Great War Poets, such as Wilfred Owen. Put your words and art in the gallery for all to see. Bring a packed lunch & a hat or prop! Most of all, bring the enthusiasm to have a great day, where your words will gather meaning, form alliances and create something wonderful to share! Thurs 17 Apr 10am - 4pm 8 - 14 years £10 Workshop
PHILIPPA MASSEY TALK
Join us for our regular comedy night!
The producers of The Graham Norton Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme bring you an evening of the very best in stand up and sketch comedy. SHIRLEY & SHIRLEY ‘I was quite simply left wanting more’ Three Weeks ‘A sassy and inventive tour de force of a show’ The List DAVID MORGAN ‘A joy to behold’ Metro BENNY BOOT ‘Probably one of the best joke writers in the country’ The Scotsman Fri 18 Apr 8pm
£15 (£13) £12 students and groups Ballroom Comedy
Public festivities and thanksgivings, national and local, have always been a good excuse for a jolly. Philippa examines our predeliction for putting the flags out. 1 hour approx
PAUL JONES AND DAVE KELLY Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. Book early!
‘A spell-binding evening of intense country blues, passionately performed’ Thurs 24 Apr 7.30pm £5 (£4.50) Talk
Fri 25 Apr 8pm £17 (£16) Blues
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APRIL/MAY THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON Seabright Productions
The sell-out Edinburgh debut from impressionist Luke Kempner (star of YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, Les Mis and Avenue Q). As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new parody.
MET OPERA MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE Live in HD Season
Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Approximate running time: 4hrs 5mins
‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show.’ Daily Telegraph
STAMFORD POTTERY MARKET
‘The energizer bunny of impressionists.’ The Huffington Post
For the 4th year running, potters from the Stamford area will be displaying their work in the Arts Centre Ballroom. A wide variety of work including domesticware, sculpture, jewellery, tiles, and garden sculpture with be on show and materials and techniques such as high fired stoneware and porcelaine and low fired earthenware and raku will be showcased.
‘A fine impressionist, giving a splendid display of Downtonry.’ Stephen Fry ‘Lovely spoof… spot-on.’ Radio Times
There will be a rolling film show of ceramic related films and a tombolo of the potters’ work in aid of a local charity.
Running time: 1hr Sat 26 Apr 5:55pm LIVE £20 (£18) Opera
Wed 30 Apr 8pm Theatre
£14 (£12) Comedy Drama
Sun 4 & Mon 5 May 11am - 5pm Free Entry
THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
AURORA ORCHESTRA Ravel Ades Mozart
‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple.’ An exciting new production which dramatises the libel and criminal trials of Wilde in 1895 is based on the original court transcripts. Audiences will get to see the most flamboyant character of his age in the flesh and in his own words. The play charts Wilde’s dramatically quick downfall with wit, humanity and defiance. European Arts Company is a national and international touring theatre company who recently brought us ‘Four Farces’. Thurs 8 May 8pm £12 (£10) £8.50 for students & groups of 10 or more Drama
Introduction and Allegro The Four Quarters Gran Partita
Aurora Orchestra aims to inspire, challenge and astonish new audiences with great music, brilliantly performed. It seeks to be the UK’s most versatile orchestra, combining world-class performance with eclectic and innovative programming, a commitment to adventurous collaboration across perceived frontiers of musical genre and artistic form, and a refusal to be bound by convention. Aurora’s work is underpinned by a belief that its dynamic and outward-looking Sat 10 May 8pm £22 (£20) Under 26s £10 Classical Music
team of players, comprising some of the outstanding soloists of a new generation of British instrumentalists, represents a uniquely powerful force for the development of new audiences for orchestral music in the UK. Recognising the potential of the chamber orchestra for innovative, flexible, and collaborative performance, it strives to re-invent the format for an era in which the boundaries of musical style and artistic disciplines have become ever more porous. Aurora celebrates the resulting possibilities for new partnerships within the arts, and looks to shatter preconceptions of how, where, and to whom ‘classical’ music should be presented. R Ballroom
MET OPERA ROSSINI’S LA CENERENTOLA A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Approximate running time: 3hrs 40mins Sun 11 May 2pm - ENCORE £20 (£18) Opera
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You can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount from the box office. A great gift for Birthdays and Christmas or just to say Thank you. A great gift for that culture vulture in your life.
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Want to know first about that ‘must see’ film or live event? Become an Artscene member! Receive discounts and priority booking for the majority of arts events for only £19 per year for one person and £24 for two people.
WE ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY
We have baby changing facilities, high chairs and a children’s menu in the coffee shop. Our venue is breast feeding friendly and we have lots of room in our ante room coffee shop for pushchairs. We are also planning more events for parents and toddlers. Keep your eye on our website for more info and email any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT’S ON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE? Stamford Arts Centre Young People’s Programme YOUTH THEATRE WITH LIZ PAIGE Come and join Stamford Arts Centre’s Youth Theatre Groups Whether you are looking for an introduction to the world of drama or want to further your skills, our youth theatre is for you. The groups work towards three productions a year, two of which take place in our in-house professional theatre! In the spring term we will be working towards our biggest production ever – Peter Pan. The timeless tale of the boy who never grew up will be brought to life with spectacular special effects, professional scenery and amazing costumes. Why not come along for a FREE TASTER SESSION at the start of term? Just call the box office to reserve a place on your chosen session, turn up and give it a go!
Ages 8 - 12
Tuesdays 4.30pm - 6pm 7 Jan - 1 April (no class 18 Feb) Saturdays 10am - 11.30am 11 Jan - 5 April (no class 22 Feb)
Ages 11 - 16
Tuesdays 4.30pm - 6pm 7 Jan - 1 April (no class 18 Feb) Saturdays 10am - 11.30am 11 Jan - 5 April (no class 22 Feb) £55 per term
SSYT STAMFORD SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE SSYT is a unique young people’s theatre company, open to 15 to 22 year olds who are committed to creating exciting original and innovative theatre. Members who are skilled in music, singing, dance and comedy will also have the chance to share the stage with professional artists and showcase their individual talents at the popular annual event SSYT LIVE which is held in January. If you would like the chance to be part of this exciting young people’s company from Jan 2014, then here’s your chance: Auditions are fun and informal and places usually go fast, so in order to reserve your audition slot, please email Mary Benzies now on email@example.com or phone 0788 4018027. Rehearsal nights are Monday 7pm - 9pm £80 per term
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WHAT’S ON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?
V T K M M ids TV K r e k a M Movie
This is a new and exciting children’s TV workshop. Martin Tempest, an award-winning film director, has run the successful Movie Makers over the years and now invites you to join him in this new and exciting weekly workshop where, you will get the chance to work with cameras, present or act in a TV sitcom! Each group will be responsible for their own production. At the end of term each group will have their program ready to be aired on the new MMKTV website which will also be linked to youtube, vimeo, Twitter and Facebook! The group will also work on how to produce reality TV shows, creating their own exciting most haunted! Or I’m a celebrity get me out of here! If you’re interested in acting, camera work, directing, producing or editing? Then join the new TV group now! Tues 14 Jan - 25 March 5.30pm - 7pm 9 - 14 years (No session 18 Feb) £80 per term
Our monthly open mic for 12-25 yrs
Our new open mic for local musicians, singers and writers aged between 12 and 25 is the chance to showcase their talents in the casual and cosy atmosphere of the arts centre. Interested? For more information contact Charlotte at charlotte@stamfordartscentre. com or search for ‘Stamford Acoustic Café’ on Facebook. This project is supported by Lincolnshire One Venues and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Drop in anytime between 4.30pm to 6pm. Wed 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May Free
CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS... BE PART OF A NEW AND EXCITING FESTIVAL ORGANISED FOR AND BY 12 TO 25S IN 2014! BECOME A FESTIVAL MAKER! About LOV Festival
LOV Festival is an exciting four day arts festival of theatre, music, film, art, design, craft, dance and comedy organised by and for people aged 12-25 at Stamford Arts Centre and Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham.
About Festival Makers
In order to make sure LOV festival has everything you want to see and take part in, we need YOU. Become part of our Festival Makers group and help organise the activities and events. Have your say, use your creative ideas and make them happen. Contact Anne Wilson on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ALSO LOOK OUT FOR OUR LIVE SHOWS AND ONE OFF WORKSHOPS
REGULAR ADULT WORKSHOPS
DANCE BALLROOM & LATIN AMERICAN Ann Gibbons Dance
MONDAY ART CLASS With Heather Harrison
CONTEMPORARY DRAWING & PAINTING With Catherine Headley
Get inspired! Friendly afternoon drop-in sessions for both beginners and improvers with qualified art teacher, Heather, who will help you develop your drawing and painting skills. Term starts with observation drawing in pencil, charcoal or pastels, and each week there is a Still Life or floral theme to work from. There is a range of resources available on the work of both modern and traditional artists. Focusing mainly on painting in acrylics, we welcome anyone wanting to work in watercolour or oils. To begin with you will need to bring an A3 sketchpad, a putty rubber and range of pencils from 2B to 6B. Mon 27 Jan - Mon 31 Mar (no class Mon 17 Feb) 1.15pm - 3.45pm £9 (£8.50) weekly
Catherine encourages students to be inventive rather than merely copy; to be creative in design and structure of a painting: in short, to exercise the Right brain. All abilities are welcome, just bring an open mind. A convivial group in which you will learn from other members and receive personal tuition and guidance from Catherine. Speak to Catherine at the first session about materials to buy. To the first session please bring: Pilot ‘V’ Fine liner water-soluble pen, A3 sketchbook of good quality paper minimum weight 180, 200 or 220gsm. Support for sketchbook ie. Thin piece of mdf approx 43 x 32cms. Tues 7 Jan - 18 Mar, 9.30am - 12.30pm (no class Tues 18 Feb) £124 (£110) for 10 weeks
Ever thought about ballroom dancing and not sure where to start? Can’t quite remember what you did before? Or perhaps you want to learn some new routines? Then we have the class for you. Beginners: 7.15pm - 8.00pm Improvers: 8.00pm - 8.45pm Advanced: 8.30pm - 9.30pm Enrol with Ann Gibbons at the first session Tues 7th Jan - Tues 25th Feb 7 weeks @ £42 per person Tues 4th Mar - Tues 22nd Apr 6 weeks @ £36 per person Tues 29th Apr - Tues 10th Jun 6 weeks @ £36 per person Tues 17th Jun - Tues 22nd Jul 6 weeks @ £36 per person
Sat 28 June 7.30pm for 8.00pm - £17.50
WOVEN CHORDS With Liz Underhill
An 80 member strong mixed voice community choir that sings unaccompanied harmony songs from around the world. All songs are taught by ear in an informal and friendly setting. No auditions, no need to read music, no previous experience necessary - if you can speak then you can sing! Led by Liz Underhill who is also musical director of sister world music choir, Global Harmony, in Melton Mowbray. At present still open to new members. Thurs 9 Jan - Thurs 10 Apr, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (no class Thurs 20 & 27 Feb) £65 (£60) for 12 weeks
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REGULAR ADULT WORKSHOPS LIFE DRAWING With Joanna Crawford
Take this opportunity to be guided in drawing the nude figure. Experienced artists and beginners are equally welcome to this challenging but rewarding class. Thurs 9 Jan - Thurs 3 Apr, 10am - 12.30pm (no class Thurs 20 Feb) £60 per half term or £11 weekly
TAKEN FROM LIFE
PAINTING AND DRAWING
This is a tutored class based on figure drawing and portraiture with a model posing for each session. There will be short poses as well as some for up to two hours. Beginners are welcome as well as more experienced artists More details on 01780 763806.
Students of all abilities are welcome in these relaxed and friendly workshops. Experienced Art Teacher, David, will show you how to explore exciting and interesting topics, such as ‘Pictures that Tell a Story’- starting with drawing, and finishing with your choice of media. David gives group demonstrations, visual stimuli, and one-to-one tuition, as needed. You will produce your own original and personal art pieces, mastering your favourite, or a range of, art materials.
Join in on a Wednesday evening or Friday morning. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, sculptor and artist Jonty Meyer will teach you skills to advance your artistry. Students will learn to create a sculpture in clay working from a model. Beginning with building the armature, Jonty teaches you to recognise the basic forms, planes, symmetry and proportions. Once completed, your sculpture will prepared for firing in the kiln for you to pick up on a later date.
Wed 8 Jan- Wed 2 Apr, 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm
Wed 8 Jan - Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pm - 10pm Fri 10 Jan - Fri 4 Apr, 10am - 12.30pm
With Mike Alabaster
Tues 7 Jan - Tues 1 Apr, 7.30pm - 10pm (no class Tues 18 Feb) £60 per per half term or £11 weekly
LIFE DRAWING CLASS
Monday Morning Life Class Tuesday Afternoon Portrait Class Thursday Evening Life Drawing Class Please telephone Mike Alabaster for more details on 01780 763806
With David Rushton
(no class Wed 19 Feb) £51 (£48) per half term or £9 (£8.50) weekly
With Jonty Meyer
(no class Wed 19 Feb) (no class Fri 21 Feb) £66 per half term or £13 weekly
OIL PAINTING CLASS With a Focus on Composition With Claire Daniel
Composition is a key component when painting. In this exciting series of workshops I will be leading the examination of composition within the great masters works of the 20th and 21st Century. We will be learning the thirds rules, looking at cropping techniques, using viewfinders and seeing how careful planning can transform your work. We will begin this session with a Cityscape after which please bring in subjects you wish to explore. All abilities welcome. Thurs 16 Jan - Thurs 20 Feb, 2pm - 4pm £50 for six sessions
GALLERY Come for a browse in our Gallery which is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm (except where marked) Free admission
NEW COLLEGE STAMFORD
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Exhibition of Artwork 2014 The work on show is inspired by ‘Stamford’ where the juxtaposition of architectural styles provides a challenge for concept development and production of experimental artworks. The Foundation Diploma inArt and Design qualification is a one year pre-degree course designed to prepare students for progression on to Art and Design based careers. Fri 10 Jan - Thurs 23 Jan
STAMFORD ARTISANS GUILD
FILM IS FUN!
LOV FESTIVAL VERSE FESTIVAL
WELLAND VALLEY ARTS SOCIETY
Stamford Artisans Guild Ltd is a not-for-profit group managed by contributing artists and makers from Stamford, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.
To celebrate 20 years of cinema at Stamford Arts Centre we will be filling the gallery with family friendly events, screenings and displays. See website for more details. Fri 14 Feb - Tues 10 Mar
Award winning Rutland artist Clinton Croson’s large, impactful paintings focus on a variety of subjects; from people, his travels abroad, the farm animals around him, to his highly realistic renditions of vintage cars.
Lots of creative events and exhibits during the Easter holidays.
The society gathers artists from the surrounding five counties and the exhibition showcases a wide variety of styles and techniques from professional and amateurs.
Various exhibitors will be demonstrating throughout the exhibition. Many exhibits will be available to buy. www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk Twitter @lovewhatslocal facebook.com/ stamfordartisansguild Wed 29 Jan - Mon 10 Feb
Paintings by Clinton Croson
There is something for everyone to enjoy. email@example.com 07933393279 Fri 14 March - Wed 2 April
LOV Festival for 12-25 years olds will fill the gallery with work produced by young people and we will be displaying entries to our Schools Poetry Competition during the Verse Festival. Fri 4 April - Sat 26 April
Most of the exhibits are for sale. 10am to 4pm and selected evenings. Mon 28 April - Sat 10 May
BOX OFFICE 01780 763203
LOCAL EVENTS THE STAMFORD GHOST WALK EXPERIENCE!
Fri 17 Jan 7.30pm, 14 Feb 7.30pm, 21 March 7.30pm, 18 April 8pm & 16 May 8.30pm Choose your misty winter night for a sinister encounter and soak up the haunting atmosphere of the streets of Stamford and learn about the people over the years who have claimed to meet with spirits of a bygone era. Walks start from Stamford Arts Centre Please note - Recommended age 8 years plus, however, if parents bring younger children we hold no responsibility if they are scared. Tickets £5
FREYA GOLDMARK VIOLIN & NICOLENE GIBBONS PIANO
St Martin’s Church, Stamford Sat 22 Feb 7.30pm A concert by remarkable 17 year old violinist Freya Goldmark with works by Elgar, Kreisler, Mozart and Ysaye. £10 (£8) students £3 under 18s free
St Mary’s Church, Stamford Sat 1 Mar 7.30pm Soprano: Miranda Heldt; Flute: Manda Williams; Harp: Rowena Bass will perform a concert featuring arias, duest and ensembles from Bach, Mozart, Gounod, Bizet, Britten, Rubra & Gershwin. £12.50
GENTLEMEN OF ST JOHN’S, CAMBRIDGE
St Martin’s Church, Stamford Thurs 27 Mar 7.30pm In collaboration with Stamford Endowed Schools. This world renowned choir comprises the back row of the St John’s College Choir. Their programme will include a mix of sacred and light music have delighted audiences across the world. £12 (£10) students £3 under 18s free
STAMFORD CHORAL SPRING CONCERT
Peterborough Cathedral Sat 5 April 7.30pm Te Deum & Benedictus by Elgar, Mass in D by Dvorak, I Was Glad by Parry all with organ accompaniment. www.stamfordchoral.org Centre Aisle £15 (£12) Side Aisle £8 (£6) Accompanied children under 16 £1
COME AND SING STAINERS ‘CRUCIFIXION’
St Martin’s Church, Stamford Palm Sunday 13 Apr 2pm Conductor Giles Turner with accompanist Nigel Stark (organ) and young soloists. We offer the opportunity for all to come and sing this wonderful evocative and meditative work in Holy Week to mark this significant anniversary. No experience needed and copies provided. Singers £10 Audience £5 Students £5 under 18s free
STAMFORD TOWN WALK WITH JILL COLLINGE
Easter - Bank Holiday Mon 21 April 11am Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 11am Discover why Stamford is recognized as one of the finest stone towns in Britain with Jill Collinge, the Stamford Town Blue Badge Guide. For private or group guided walks call Jill direct on 01780 410780. Walks start from Stamford Arts Centre Tickets £5
OTHER REGULAR GROUPS AND EVENTS AT THE ARTS CENTRE Tumble Tots Monday mornings Jody Vaughan 07788 182181 Nicky Hayes Yoga Tuesday mornings 07739 589810 Weightwatchers Wednesday mornings 08457 123000 Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Thursday mornings Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049 Over 60s Extend Exercise Class Thursday afternoons Mandy Glen 01780 470221/07949 736505 Pzazz Dance Academy Saturdays Charlotte Rowell 01778 342029 Welland Valley Arts Society Alan Lyne 01780 481377
SHOESTRING THEATRE COMPANY
Shoestring is our resident amateur repertory company, performing four productions a year in the theatre. Their repertoire ranges from contemporary or classical, comedy to tragedy. Newcomers are welcome both on and off stage. Weekly rehearsal nights are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact membership secretary Sally Franklin on 01780 753816 or visit www.stamfordshoestring.com
To find out more about any of the above opportunities, contact our Marketing Manager, Jo Dobbs: call 01780 480846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an Artscene member You will receive discounts and priority booking for the majority of arts events (please note that sometimes discounts are unavailable). Membership costs £19 per year for one person and £24 for two people. Your membership can also be used at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham.
HIRE THE VENUE
There are many ways that you can show your support for your local Arts Centre.
Sponsor There are sponsorship opportunities available for our various programmes as well as Stamford Senior Youth Theatre and the Music in Quiet Places. There are many ways your organisation can benefit from sponsoring Stamford Arts Centre and we will work with you to tailor your package. Advertise It is now possible to advertise in our live events brochure. At competitive prices, your advert will be seen by 20,000 people. Become a Friend of SSYT Stamford Senior Youth Theatre SSYT is a unique theatre company open to 15 – 24 year olds who are committed to creating exciting, original and innovative theatre. In order to ensure SSYT’s fantastic work can be continued, the group has launched a ‘Friends of SSYT’ scheme for those who wish to show their support for this brilliant society. Become a Friend for just £45 per year.
Whatever you are planning, you can hold your event, meeting, class or reception at Stamford Arts Centre. Situated in the preserved, historic town centre of Stamford and only a short walk from car parks and the train station, we have a wide range of spaces available for private or company hire including the beautiful ballroom, smaller meeting rooms, rehearsal and art rooms. On special occasions the theatre can be available for hire but this is dependent on the theatre and cinema programmes. Ballroom - Situated on the ground floor, the magnificent ballroom is a large, versatile space with full disabled access. Blue Room - Directly next door to the Ballroom, the Blue Room is often hired together with the Ballroom dependent upon your requirements. The Blue Room can seat up to 40. Art Room - Our art room is a lovely light space perfect for arts and craft workshops. Rehearsal Room - Open rehearsal space on the first floor for up to 40 people Burley, Exeter and Ireson Rooms - Various sized meeting rooms on the first floor with maximum capacities of 8 and 16 people. For more information visit our website or contact House Manager, Emma Oglesbee: call 01780 480846 or email email@example.com
You can collect your prepaid tickets from the box office at any time leading up to the performance, or we can post them to you for a charge of 60p.
We have baby changing facilities on the ground floor. There is a children’s menu at the coffee shop and high chairs are available. Please note that no children under the age of two are allowed in the theatre/cinema. If you have a child of 8 or under at a workshop we recommend you do not leave the building.
DISCOUNTS Discounts (priced in brackets) vary from show to show. Generally they are available to Artscene members, children & students, unwaged, over 60s, disabled patrons & their companion. Occasionally, discounts are unavailable for certain events organised by outside organisations, for which we are only a ticket agent.
GROUP BOOKINGS If you are planning to bring a large group (of 10 or more) to a show, please contact the box office.
GIFT VOUCHERS You can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount you require from the box office.
EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS We regret that we are unable to exchange tickets or to refund money. If an event is sold out, we will try to resell unwanted tickets - an administration fee of £1 per transaction* is charged for this service and we will issue a credit note for you to use against a future purchase. *Only charged if tickets are sold on.
RESERVATIONS Tickets for live events (not cinema), may also be provisionally reserved over the phone. Payment must be made within three working days or half an hour before the performance, whichever is sooner. Failure to do so may result in the tickets being released for resale. BOX OFFICE 01780 763203
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ACCESS The ballroom, gallery, box office and coffee shop are all on the ground floor and easily accessible. There is a platform lift to the theatre with two spaces for wheelchairs. Please let the box office know in advance if you wish to reserve a wheelchair space and if you require an adjoining seat for a companion. The theatre has an induction loop – hearing aids should be switched to the T position. Toilet facilities are available close to both the theatre and the ballroom and we have baby changing facilities. If you need further information or assistance, please talk to the Box Office staff prior to your visit who will be glad to help. This programme is also available to download as a PDF from our website at www.stamfordartscentre.com. Alternatively, sign up to our email list, to find out what’s on when and hear about special offers and competitions by emailing boxoffice@ stamfordartscentre.com with your full name and email address. The management reserves the right to change the programme if necessary. WWW.STAMFORDARTSCENTRE.COM
27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL www.stamfordartscentre.com Box office 01780 763203 Admin/Marketing 01780 480846 Tourist Information 01780 755611 @stamfordarts Stamford Arts Centre
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FIND US Parking is available at Wharf Road, Cattle Market, Bath Row and St Leonard’s Street car parks. All are free after 6pm. There is parking for disabled badge holders close to the Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street and St George’s Square.
Sat 12 In A Paris Salon 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Sun 13 Woven Chords Easter Concert 6pm Ballroom, Concert Mon 14 Willow Dragonflies Workshop Various Art Room, Workshop 14 & 15 LOV Festival Various Arts Centre, Various Tues 15 Peter Pan the Musical 2.30pm Theatre, Family Show Thurs 17 War of Words - The Art Project 10am - 4pm Ballroom, Workshop Fri 18 SO Comedy 8pm Ballroom, Comedy Thurs 24 Philippa Massey Talk: Celebrations 7.30pm Theatre, Talk Fri 25 Paul Jones and Dave Kelly 8pm Ballroom, Blues Gig Sat 26 Met Opera - Mozart’s Così fan tutte 5.55pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera Wed 30 The Only Way is Downton 8pm Theatre, Comedy/Drama
Tues 1 Literature at Lunchtime 12.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 2 Acoustic Café 4.30pm - 6.30pm Gallery, Music Wed 2 History Talk 7.30pm Ballroom, Talk Sat 5 Harmonica Workshop 1.30pm - 5pm Blue Room, Workshop Sat 5 Met Opera - Puccini’s La Bohème 5.55pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera Mon 7 The Just So Stories 2.30pm Theatre, Family Show Tues 8 Play in a Day with Liz Paige 10am - 4pm Gallery, Workshop 8 & 9 Spring Awakening 7.30pm Theatre, Musical/Hire Wed 9 Lego® Workshop Various Gallery, Workshop 10 - 13 Verse Poetry Festival Various Arts Centre, Poetry
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Sat 3 Harmonica Workshop 1.30pm - 5pm Blue Room, Workshop 4 - 5 Stamford Pottery Market 11am - 5pm Ballroom, Craft Tues 6 Literature at Lunchtime 12.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 7 Acoustic Café 4.30pm - 6.30pm Gallery, Music Thurs 8 The Trials of Oscar Wilde 8pm Theatre, Drama Sat 10 Aurora Orchestra 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Sun 11 Met Opera - Rossini’s La Cenerentola 2pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera
Sat 1 NT Live - War Horse 11am Theatre, Satellite/Drama Sat 1 Met Opera - Borodin’s Prince Igor 5pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera Sun 2 Harmonica Workshop 1.30pm - 5pm Blue Room, Workshop Sun 2 NT Live - War Horse 2pm Theatre, Satellite/Drama Tues 4 Literature at Lunchtime 12.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 5 Acoustic Café 4.30pm - 6.30pm Gallery, Music Wed 5 RGS - Will Millard 7.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 5 Craobh Rua 8pm Ballroom, Folk Sat 8 The Feather Catcher 2.30pm Theatre, Family Show Sat 8 Roderick Williams 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music
Sun 9 A Salute to the 1940s 2pm Ballroom, Hired Event 11 - 15 A View From The Bridge 7.45pm Theatre, Drama Wed 12 Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra 8pm Ballroom, Jazz Sun 16 Met Opera - Massenet’s Werther 2pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera Wed 19 Fast Woman 7.30pm Theatre, Drama Sat 22 Stamford Chamber Orchestra 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Tues 25 Colour Your Home 10am - 4pm Blue Room, Workshop Sat 29 Mànran 8pm Ballroom, Folk Sun 30 Painterly Still Life in Acrylic or Oils 10am - 4pm Art Room, Workshop
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Sat 1 Harmonica Workshop 1.30pm - 5pm Blue Room, Workshop Sun 2 SSYT Live 7pm Ballroom, Music/Theatre/Poetry Tues 4 Literature at Lunchtime 12.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 5 Acoustic Café 4.30pm - 6.30pm Gallery, Music Wed 5 History Talk 7.30pm Ballroom, Talk Thurs 6 Kidnapped 7.30pm Theatre, Drama Sat 8 La Serenissima 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Sun 9 Met Opera - Dvorák’s Rusalka 2pm Theatre, Satellite/Opera
11 - 12 Ghost Town 7.30pm Theatre, Drama Thurs 13 Philippa Massey Talk 7.30pm Theatre, Talk Fri 14 SO Comedy 8pm Ballroom, Comedy Sat 15 Bridie Jackson & The Arbour 8pm Theatre, Folk Gig Sun 16 Still Life in Watercolours 10am - 4pm Art Room, Workshop Mon 17 Roald Dahl Day Various Arts Centre, Family Fun Day Tues 18 Dotty the Dragon 2pm Theatre, Family Show Wed 19 The Gruffalo Day Various Arts Centre, Family Fun Day Fri 21 Cartoon Day Various Arts Centre, Family Fun Day Sat 22 Basket - Making Workshop 10am - 4pm Art Room, Workshop Sat 22 Singing from the Soles of Your Feet 10am - 4pm Ballroom, Workshop Sat 22 Blues! - The Blueswater 8pm Ballroom, Blues/Hire Wed 26 History Talk 7.30pm Ballroom, Talk Wed 26 Jham! 7.30pm Theatre, Dance
Fri 3 New Year Trad Dance a La France 7.30pm Ballroom, Music/Dance Wed 8 Acoustic Café 4.30pm - 6pm Gallery, Music 9 - 12 Jack and the Beanstalk 11am/2pm/6.30pm Theatre, Pantomime Sat 11 Leonore Piano Trio 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Tues 14 Literature at Lunchtime 12.30pm Theatre, Talk Wed 15 History Talk 7.30pm Ballroom, Talk Sat 18 Poppins Singing Workshop 2pm Ballroom, Workshop Sat 18 Mary Poppins (U) 3pm Theatre, Film Sat 18 Saving Mr Banks (PG) 7pm Theatre, Film Sat 25 Astronomy for Beginners 9.30am - 4.30pm Burley Room, Workshop Sat 25 Stamford Chamber Orchestra 8pm Ballroom, Classical Music Sun 26 Zulu Day 2pm Theatre, Film Wed 29 RGS - Hugh Thomson 8pm Theatre, Talk Thurs 30 NT Live - Corialanus (Live) 7pm Theatre, Satellite/Drama Fri 31 NT Live - Corialanus (Encore) 2pm Theatre, Satellite/Drama
Cover: Borodin’s Prince Igor, Met Opera (page 15)
JANUARY - MAY 2014