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WED 1 MAR 7.30PM HISTORY TALK – HADRIAN’S WALL Blue Room, Talk FRI 3 MAR 7.30PM I AM BEAST – SPARKLE AND DARK Theatre, Drama TUE 7 MAR 12.30PM LITERATURE AT LUNCHTIME – A DOLL’S HOUSE Theatre, Talk TUE 7 – SAT 11 MAR 7.45PM TARTUFFE – STAMFORD SHOESTRING THEATRE Theatre, Drama WED 8 MAR 7.30PM SKERRYVORE Ballroom, Folk Music FRI 10 MAR 8PM A PINT OF COMEDY Cellar Bar, Comedy SAT 11 MAR 7.30PM CANTATA PER FLAUTO Ballroom, Classical WED 15 MAR 8PM POETRY SWAPS Cellar Bar, Poetry SAT 18 MAR 7PM LA TRAVIATA – MET OPERA Cinema, Satellite Screening SUN 19 MAR 3PM A CONTEMPORARY EVENING – BOLSHOI BALLET Cinema, Satellite Screening WED 22 MAR 7.30PM HISTORY TALK – THE LONGBOW...Blue Room, Talk WED 22 MAR 7.30PM CHEKHOV’S SHORTS – EUROPEAN ARTS Theatre, Drama SAT 25 MAR 4.55PM IDOMENEO – MET OPERA Cinema, Satellite Screening SAT 25 MAR 7.30PM STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Ballroom, Classical WED 29 MAR 1.30PM & 7.30PM WONDERWOMAN – THE NAKED TRUTH Theatre, Drama WED 29 MAR 7PM AN EVENING OF CABARET Ballroom, Music WED 29 MAR 8PM PINT OF POETRY Cellar Bar, Poetry THU 30 MAR 7PM HEDDA GABLER – NT ENCORE Cinema, Satellite Screening

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LITERATURE AT LUNCHTIME – BILLY BUDD Theatre, Talk ALY BAIN AND PHIL CUNNINGHAM Ballroom, Folk THE THREE LITTLE PIGS – STARBRIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Theatre, Family Theatre THU 6 APR 7PM TWELFTH NIGHT – NT LIVE Cinema, Satellite Screening FRI 7 APR 11.30AM, 1.30PM, 3PM THE MOON AND ME – EGG BOX THEATRE Ballroom, Family Theatre FRI 7 APR 8PM A PINT OF COMEDY Cellar Bar, Comedy SAT 8 APR 7.30PM THE EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Ballroom, Classical SUN 9 APR 4PM A HERO OF OUR TIME – BOLSHOI BALLET Cinema, Satellite Screening TUE 11 APR 2.30PM THE SNOW BABY – SOAP SOUP THEATRE Theatre, Family Show THU 13 APR 7.30PM ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS – FIFTH WORD Theatre, Drama THU 20 APR 7.30PM FROM WEST STREET TO EAST STREET – PHILIPPA MASSEY Theatre, Talk SAT 22 APR 5.55PM EUGENE ONEGIN – MET OPERA Cinema, Satellite Screening SAT 22 APR 7.30PM STAMFORD BRASS Ballroom, Music TUE 25 APR 7.30PM SARAH OUTEN – TALK Theatre, Talk WED 26 APR 7PM JULIUS CAESAR – RSC Cinema, Satellite Screening WED 26 APR 7.30PM HISTORY TALK – HADRIAN’S WALL Blue Room, Talk WED 26 APR 8PM PINT OF POETRY – POET LAUREATE FINAL Cellar Bar, Poetry THU 27 APR 7.30PM CODEBREAKERS – THE STORY OF ENIGMA Theatre, Talk/Drama SUN 30 APR 10AM-4.30PM STAMFORD POTTERY MARKET Ballroom, Market

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MON 1 MAY 10AM-4.30PM STAMFORD POTTERY MARKET Ballroom, Market TUE 2 MAY 12.30PM LITERATURE AT LUNCHTIME – WIDE SARGASSO SEA Theatre, Talk SAT 6 MAY 7.30PM LIZA FERSCHTMAN & MARTIN ROSCOE Ballroom, Classical SAT 13 MAY 5.30PM DER ROSENKAVALIER – MET OPERA Cinema, Satellite Screening SO CI L

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Bright Green Energy Show 2017

Now in it’s second year, the show combines an exhibition and evening events looking at energy saving measures and renewable technologies. Specialist local businesses will be on hand to help you with all your energy needs. Come and find out how to use less energy, save money, live more sustainably and help to improve your environment. Evening events include A Time to Choose, a film by Charles Ferguson, in the cinema on Wednesday 15th March, the launch and opening reception in the Gallery at 7.00pm on Thursday 16th March and illustrated talks on energy matters, also in the Gallery at 7.00pm on Friday 17th March. All welcome to all the events. FRI 17 MAR - SAT 18 MAR

Small abstracts, The word abstract strictly speaking means to separate or withdraw something from something else. Abstract art is art which is not representational, it could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the external world. This exhibition captures light and form, which is affordable and obtainable. James Orlandich resident artist. TUE 21 MAR - SUN 26 MAR

CROWDED ROOM STAMFORD

Tim Mann will be showing the community portrait Crowded Room Stamford. He invited everyone from the community of Stamford to participate in the making of a series of art works. Using the outlines and markers from each participant he create a single image of our community. Inclusively celebrating each and every human’s presence to create a visual census of Stamford. THU 30 MAR - SAT 8 APR

Pieces of a Dream 2 Tony Nero

Welland valley Arts Society Spring Exhibition

The society gathers artists from the surrounding five counties and the exhibition showcases a wide variety of styles and techniques from professionals and amateurs.

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Three artists inspired by echoes of our visual heritage present an exhibition of hand worked embroidered textiles, silk painted textiles and textile inspired mixed media paintings. We envisage this exhibition to express our interest in combining the elements of decorative textiles and aspects of heritage. The exhibition will also include intricate and unique 3D works inspired by our heritage of Pre-Raphaelite painters. SAT 28 JAN - SUN 12 FEB

‘The more I paint, the more I am’

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The work on show is inspired by Broad Street in Stamford where the juxtaposition of architectural styles and ethos of the area provides a challenge and stimulus for concept development and production of the experimental artworks in multiple disciplines. The Foundation is a highly reputable one year pre - degree course, designed to prepare students for a career in Art and Design. Students progress directly into work or to degree courses nationally, or to study higher education courses at New College Stamford. SAT 7 JAN - SUN 22 JAN

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We’ve made it even easier for you to enjoy some of the very best, most thought-provoking, most exciting and imaginative live theatre. Take advantage of our MULTI-BUY offer when you buy for two or more selected shows at the same time. Just look out for the logo!

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GALLERY Come for a browse in our Gallery which is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm (except where marked) Free admission

This season promises a plethora of poetic happenings. As usual we have our spirited monthly Pint of Poetry sessions in the Cellar Bar where we welcome new readers every month, as well as an everenthusiastic audience. If you’re thinking of stepping up for the open mic, you couldn’t be in more encouraging company. We have two more ‘Poetry Swaps’ lined up where hand-picked poets perform mini sets in the Cellar Bar, plus we’ll be continuing our monthly

poetry readings upstairs at Walkers Bookshop.  We’re also delighted to be hosting the sharpest poet in the pencil case, Nic Aubury, for a poetry workshop on 10 April. On 26 April we’ll be hosting the much-anticipated annual poet laureate final. If you’re keen to throw your hat into the ring, keep an eye on the Arts Centre website for more details. The deadline for entries will be 31 March. If you’d like to polish up your poems in readiness, join us at the Poetry Society affiliated Stamford Poetry Stanza on the second Monday of every month. You’ll find us upstairs in the Burley Room.

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MUSIC SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR 12-25 YEAR OLDS! This season we are running a series of music skills workshops with the help of George Barnett, Lincolnshire One Venue’s Music Project Co-ordinator. Come along if you are an aspiring musician or have got a band together and want to get to the next stage with your music!

SONG WRITING LYRIC WRITING

TUES 24 JAN 4.30PM - 6.30PM A two hour workshop delving into the basics of lyric writing, focusing on theme, syllable structure and rhyme. There will be discussions and advice on how to emote through lyrics and adapt them to melodies.

SONG WRITING CHORD & MELODIES

TUE 7 FEB 4.30PM - 6.30PM Designed for all those aspiring composers, with activities on genre, appropriate scales, themes and chord progressions. Basic skill in an instrument of choice is required for this workshop.

BUSKING

FRI 17 FEB 11AM - 3PM Busking is an excellent way to grow and develop as a performer or musician, whilst getting paid! This workshop will be a detailed ‘how to get started’ guide, venturing into performance techniques, amplification, licensing and how to pick the perfect busking spot! This will take place during the Stamford Family Day (half term)

PERFORMANCE & STAGE CONFIDENCE (FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT)

TUE 28 FEB 4.30PM - 6.30PM Helping to build confidence in young performers, with workshop leaders giving both personal and professional advice on how to overcome those dreaded nerves and captivate an audience.

RECORDING BASICS FOR BANDS AND SOLO ARTISTS

TUE 14 MAR 4.30PM - 6.30PM So you’ve written the newest hit song, but have no idea how to expose your excellence to the world? Basic recording training could be all you need; with a workshop designed to give beginners a run through on how audio production works, with specific training in recording equipment, computer software and how to mix a track.

SOUND ENGINEERING BASICS

TUE 4 APR 11AM - 3PM For all those young, aspiring sound engineers. This workshop will be an introduction in basic P.A set up, how to position and set levels for microphones, how to manage a vast amount of cables and the basics in mixing a song once recorded.

FRI 6 - MON 9 JAN

New Year Trad Dance A La France

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The New Year traditional dance returns with our regular French musicians. Expire, Mousakka and Big Jeans will teach and play for a range of traditional French dances. Beginners are helped all the way! Workshop: 7.30pm Bal: 8.30pm-11.30pm FRI 6 JAN FROM 7.30PM £9 (£7)

HARMONICA WORKSHOP

For more information about these workshops please contact George Barnett LOV Music Project Coordinator LOV Young People’s Programme 07557863856 Lovmusic@litc.org.uk

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Stamford Stanza Group Our very chilled out Poetry Society Stanza Group takes place on the second Monday of every month,

6.30pm-8.30pm, in the Burley Room (upstairs). Join the discussion for free and share poetry, thoughts and even the odd glass of wine. BURLEY ROOM

Learn to play the classical guitar in six weeks of one hour lessons. Song accompaniment, sight reading, music theory will be taught as an integral part of the learning process. For more information contact chinguitare@gmail.com Limited places available

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This quartet has established themselves as the foremost quartet playing on gut-string instruments in Europe. Their programme will include Haydn’s Quartet in G major, Op 76, No 1 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131, as well as a romantic piece by Franz Berwald. Part of our Classical Season, take a look at season’s brochure for full details SAT 7 JAN 7.30PM

TUE 3 JAN - TUE 7 FEB 4.30PM £65 FOR FULL COURSE

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WITH STEVE LOCKWOOD Harmonica master Steve continues to write and deliver all new 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. Diatonic harmonicas in C available on the day for £8

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LITERATURE AT LUNCHTIME WITH DR JANE MACKAY THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST BY OSCAR WILDE

IPADS FOR BEGINNERS LIVE & LEARN CIC

BURLEY ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

In partnership with and funded by Lincolnshire County Council’s GROW adult learning programme Live and Learn CIC has launched a new IT skills offering. Suitable for complete beginners or those with limited experience. For adults aged 19 and over.

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Wilde’s delicious comedy which is always on stage somewhere on the planet at any time! Come and cheer up January in company with one of the most talented and amusing men of his, or any, age. With the 2002 film starring Rupert Everett, Gwendolen Fairfax and Colin Firth at 2.30pm. TUE 10 JAN 12.30PM

This 3-session course introduces you to the Apple iPad. Get to grips with the world’s most popular tablet. (iPads provided for the sessions). WED 11, 18 & 25 JAN OR WED 1, 8 & 15 MAR 2 - 4PM £10

OUT OF AFRICA BY KAREN BLIXEN

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BILLY BUDD BY HERMAN MELVILLE

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The wonderful semi-autobiographical study of Blixen’s life running a coffee plantation in Kenya. Isak Dinesen, (Blixen’s birth name), became the most famous Danish writer of her generation and easily the best storyteller since Hans Christian Andersen. Come and find out more about this courageous woman who was such an amazingly vivid weaver of stories. With the 1986 film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford at 2.30pm. TUE 7 FEB 12.30PM

It is hard today to appreciate the shock that swept through British theatre when Ibsen’s play was first performed in London in the 1880s. To have one character dying of venereal disease and a wife walking out on her highly respectable husband, slamming the door...well!!! Too much for the Victorians but perhaps really refreshing for our theatre. (No film) TUE 7 MAR 12.30PM

Come and enjoy a short sea story by the author of ‘Moby Dick’. Made into a wonderful opera, this true story of the cruel revenge of a rejected ship’s captain on a beautiful young sailor has found a permanent place in our hearts. With the 1962 film starring Melvyn Douglas, Robert Ryan and Peter Ustinov at 2.30pm. TUE 4 APR 12.30PM

RSC LIVE

THE TEMPEST WIDE SARGASSO SEA BY JEAN RHYS

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production uses today’s most advanced technology to create an unforgettable experience. Prospero is a magician, able to control and bend nature to his will.

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Rhys’ masterpiece was published to great acclaim in 1966. As a child in the West Indies Rhys had been captivated by Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ and by the character of Rochester’s mad Jamaican wife. Out of that obsession comes this wonderful novel, full of the sense of a wilder, more lush world. With the 1993 film starring Rachel Ward, Nathaniel Parker and Naomi Watts at 2.30pm. TUE 2 MAY 12.30PM

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When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies to the shore. When they wake they are lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. WED 11 JAN 7PM LIVE 3 HOURS 30 MINS APPROX £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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History Talks with Don Chiswell Ballroom/Blueroom

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

WED 11 JAN 7.30PM An overview of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and the factors that combined to bring it about. How did Britain become the First Industrial Nation, gaining for itself, by the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851 the title of the ‘Workshop of the World’?

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HADRIAN’S WALL

WED 1 MAR 7.30PM In 122 AD the Emperor Hadrian, during his visit to Britain, gave orders for the building of the Wall that still bears his name. Why was it built? What was life like for the soldiers stationed on the Empire’s northern frontier?

FRI 13 JAN 7.30PM Art Room (UPSTAIRS)

A Pint of Comedy

THE LONGBOW AND THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR

WED 22 MAR 7.30PM The history of the longbow; its origins, its zenith during the Hundred Years War against France and subsequent decline. How did this weapon become to be associated with England and why, despite its proven worth, did it fall out of use? Its story is interwoven with the history of England and Wales.

THE MARY ROSE AND HENRY VIII’S NAVY

WED 26 APR 7.30PM This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose from the Solent, where she sank in 1545. Why did the pride of Henry VIII’s Navy sink while facing the French invasion fleet?

HANNAH SILVESTER A welcome return for one of the West Midlands’ top comics. ‘Hannah commands the audience, she is funny, talented and sexy’ - Comedy Hut   STEFF TODD A new name, a comedian and presenter who over a short space of time has already made her mark, with her unique blend of celebrity impressions and topical one-liners. Picked out as the “upcoming talent, one to watch” after entering the Funny Women awards 2016.  Look out for further hilarious acts plucked from the national comedy circuit being added to the line-up!

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Exploring Merino wool and combining it will silk, sparkle, nepps and more. These classes are perfect for people of all abilities. Sat 14 Jan 2-5pm: Wet Felted Flower Fairies: £25 Create a family of fairies Sat 18 Feb 2-5pm: Needle Felted Pets: £25 Bring a photo and felt your pet!

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land. Don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

Sat 25 Mar 10am-4pm: Wet Felted Flower Bouquet: £45 Pansies, Daisies, Sunflowers, Tulips plus leaves and stems

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Sat 22 Apr 2-5pm: Needle Felted Surface Design: £25 Make a bag, a cushion or bring an item of clothing to embellish

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

Sat 13 May 10-4pm: Nuno Felted Shawl: £45 Create a large silk chiffon and merino wool wrap to wear THU 12 JAN 1PM|2HRS 30MINS APPROX

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FELTING WORKSHOPS WITH EVE MARSHALL

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MARY-ANN OCHOTA

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

Join TV presenter and archaeology writer Mary-Ann Ochota on a journey through Britain’s historic landscape. What clues should you look for to puzzle out the origins of a village, or the age of a hedgerow? What are the secrets hidden in tumuli, chambered tombs and churchyards?

SAT 21 JAN 5.55PM LIVE 3 HOURS 30 MINS £20 (£18)

Drawing on her new book, Hidden Histories, this talk will be packed with clues and examples of what to look for and where to go to decipher the story of the landscape around us. A must for all landscape detectives! http://www.maryannochota.com/

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STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE INTRODUCES

Enjoy evenings of live music from some of the best local musical talent! FRI 20 JAN, 24 FEB, 17 MAR, 21 APR 8PM I FREE ENTRY I CELLAR BAR

Heartstitch Workshops In partnership with Live and Learn CIC and funded by

Lincolnshire County Council’s adult learning programme. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience.

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WOOL CRAFT SAT 21 JAN 9.30AM - 12.30PM

Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience. This is not knitting or crochet but an exploration of all sorts of other crafty things you can do with wool. From pompoms to basic weaving and 3D decorations. Bring what bits of wool you’ve got lying around. It will be fun!

EXPLORING THE HEART SHAPE

SAT 11 FEB 1PM - 4PM Yes it’s Valentine’s Day but it’s the shape that I am interested in exploring with you. It lends itself to so many different projects and materials. Bring what you have to hand (papers, card, felt, fabric, beads…) to make and take.

Printing Made Easy

SAT 11 MAR 9.30AM - 12.30PM Printing and pattern needn’t be complicated. From potatoes to polystyrene you can cut into all sort of things to create a design (it’s called intaglio). Bring some calico or plain cotton if you want to print on to fabric.

EASTER GARLANDS SAT 8 APR 9.30AM - 12.30PM

Bunting is not all about machining fabric triangles. This session explores other techniques working with paper, different shapes and hand stitching. Do bring along fabrics/paper of your choice.

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ROMEO ET JULIETTE (GOUNOD)

‘HIDDEN HISTORIES: A SPOTTER’S GUIDE TO THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE’

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

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On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her… The Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. SUN 22 JAN 3PM LIVE 2 HOURS 50 MINS £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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Come along with a poem you’d like to perform – something you’ve written yourself or perhaps a poem by someone you admire. Enjoy reading aloud to an appreciative crowd, or simply enjoy the poetry of others over a nice cold pint in our Cellar Bar. Join us every last Wednesday of the month.

WED 25 JAN, 22 FEB, 29 MAR, 26 APR, 31 MAY 8PM FREE ENTRY

MARK GRIST & TIM CLARE NO MORE GAMES

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The world is in peril. Mark Grist and Tim Clare are dead serious about saving it – or at least describing its demise with a really clever metaphor. With poems about pugs, parenthood and poems written live for the audience, the gloves are off, evildoers. No more games. Supported by Stamford Poet Laureate Camilla McLean, this show will be a force to be reckoned with and not one to miss! ‘Sublime’ - The Guardian THU 26 JAN 7.30PM £10 (£8) £5 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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THE INFANT PRODIGY STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

An exploration of perhaps the most astonishing child prodigy in music. Between the ages of eleven and thirteen Felix Mendelssohn wrote (among other things) 12 string symphonies and a violin concerto, whose brilliance and melodic inventiveness reappear in his later works. CPE Bach, to Mozart his musical ‘father’, created the immensely popular symphony: his own elegant and tuneful, and full of surprising modernist touches. Mendelssohn CPE Bach Mendelssohn Soloist

Sinfonias in D minor and E major String Symphonies in G major and C major Violin Concerto in D minor Fenella Humphreys

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MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS COURSES

WITH BUDDHIST NUN GEN NYINGPO COURSE 1: DETOX YOUR MIND SUN 29 JAN COURSE 2: POSITIVITY BOOST SUN 12 FEB Discover the power of meditation and mindfulness to reduce stress and tension and to increase positivity and inner good qualities. Buddhist nun Gen Nyingpo has 20 years experience of teaching and practising meditation. Each event will have two sessions consisting of guided meditations and a talk. During the break there will be refreshments and the opportunity to browse our bookstore and ask questions. We also hold a regular drop in meditation session on Thursdays 1-2pm. SUN 29 JAN AND SUN 12 FEB 2.30PM - 5PM TALK/WORKSHOP

MORE IPADS LIVE & LEARN CIC

This 3-session course is designed to allow learners who have completed iPads for Beginners to build on their knowledge and develop further tablet skills. (iPads provided for the sessions).

BURLEY ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

WED 1, 8 & 15 FEB 2 - 4PM OR WED 22, 29 MAR & 5 APR 2 - 4PM £10

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ADULT WORKSHOP CINEMA

AMADEUS

Music. Power. Jealousy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. R THU 2 FEB 7PM LIVE SUN 26 FEB 2PM ENCORE £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ADRIAN BERRY PERFORMED BY ALEX WALTON THE VOICE OF ROB NEWMAN CHOREOGRAPHY BY LAYLA ROSA Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever... Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tourde-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife. This brand new and updated production sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany.

‘Heartwarming, poetic and vivid, sensitive and delightful, a real reminder of just how important it is to have people to look up to’ - Love London Love Culture ‘Magic realism and dramatic resonance collide - this is a fine show’ - The Scotsman  ‘Accomplished, engaging, Alex Walton shines’ - The Telegraph FRI 3 FEB 7.30PM 1 HOUR 15 MINS, NO INTERVAL £12 (£10) UNDER 25s £5 BOLSHOI BALLET

£15 PER COURSE OR £25 FOR BOTH

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SWAN LAKE

A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1977. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest. SUN 5 FEB 3PM ENCORE 3 HOURS

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WORRY DOLLS

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Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With a strong online following, tracks from Worry Dolls debut EP have clocked up over 100,000 views on YouTube, and over 80,000 spins on SoundCloud. www.worrydollsmusic.com WED 8 FEB 7.30PM £8 ADVANCE, £10 ON DOOR

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JO D’ARCY Stoke-on-Trent lass Jo D’Arcy may have escaped the classroom but her selfeffacing tales of teaching Spanish to high school students continue to haunt her. “A pleasing depth” - Steve Bennett, Chortle  FRI 10 FEB 8PM

TOM CHRISTIAN Shared Winner of  2015 Midlands New Act Award  

“a penchant for intricate, silly linguistic constructs – wordplay more elaborate

and inventive than a simple Cellar Bar pun – which proves delightfully tricksy” - Chortle  Look out for further hilarious acts plucked from the national comedy circuit being added to the line-up! UR

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SAINT JOAN

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. THU 16 FEB 7PM LIVE £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

HEAVEN EYES

ART ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

BEGINNERS SAT 18 & 25 FEB 10AM-12PM This fun light-hearted and informal course will teach you how to play ukulele from scratch.

‘Almond’s eerie tale is an astonishing piece of writing’ - The Guardian ‘Funny, fantastic, scary’ - Northumberland Gazette ‘Anything that captivates children so much and excites them about literature and drama is truly treasure’ - Hexham Courant Three youngsters run away from their children’s 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. Adapted for the stage by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Almond (Skellig), Heaven Eyes is a poetic but gritty story about young people trying to find their way in the world. Mysterious, heartbreaking and humorous in equal measure, this story will touch the depth of your soul. Théâtre Sans Frontières brings its own inimitable style of storytelling to this spellbinding and other-worldly tale. Recommended by the British Theatre Guide as one of the Best Family Shows in the North East of 2014. Performed in English by a cast from the UK and Sweden and featuring original music and video. FRI 10 FEB 7PM 1 HOUR 25 MINS, NO INTERVAL

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WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE

THE COLOUR OF ME

Join us in a magical world of colour. Can you feel the excitement of the deep blue sea, the green peacefulness of nature, or bravely go where no child has ever been… inside an orange? But do watch out for red, who is sometimes very cross... Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us. What colour are you today? With live music and projection this interactive dance theatre performance promises to delight, tickle and inspire young audiences. WED 15 FEB 11AM & 2PM 50 MINS APPROX NO INTERVAL

FAMILY OPEN DAY!

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LEARN TO PLAY UKULELE WITH CHRIS GAMMON

By David Almond

Crafts, singing, music, face painting and film! What more could you want during half term? Come along and join in the fun with most activities free! We will have a special screening of the hut film MINIONS at 3pm. FRI 17 FEB 10.30AM - 3PM I OPEN DAY FREE ENTRY I FILM TICKETS £1

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£6 ALL TICKETS 3 - 7 years+

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Over the course of the two weeks you’ll learn the essential chords needed to play this fun instrument and develop your strumming technique to allow you to vary the sound you make. No prior experience needed, you’ll be strumming and singing your first song within the first half hour! INTERMEDIATE SAT 4 & 18 MAR 10AM-12PM Aimed at players who have a basic knowledge of the Ukulele (e.g. basic chords of C, F, G, A, D), this fun and light-hearted course will help you develop and progress your skills. With a careful selection of songs, we will progressively move through new chords, strumming patterns and other techniques allowing you to develop ukulele skills. By the end of the course you will feel more confident in playing your instrument and have had great fun jamming with the other players! (Bring your own ukulele, or hire one for an additional £10 (payable at the course, please notify us at time of booking if you wish to borrow.) 10AM - 12PM £30 FOR EACH TWO SESSION COURSE

ANGELA HEWITT

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Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists. She appears regularly in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time. She is now embarking upon recordings of Scarlatti’s keyboard works. UR

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She completes this concert with two of the masterpieces from the French piano repertoire, Ravel’s Sonatine and Chabrier’s Bourée Fantasque.

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Philippa Massey Talks

RUSALKA (DVOŘÁK)

CARE IN THE STAMFORD COMMUNITY TUE 21 FEB 7.30PM

How has the area cared for the sick, the injured, the poor and the old? Philippa looks from monastery care, almshouses and workhouses, to the welfare state and hospital trusts.

FROM WEST STREET TO EAST STREET THU 20 APR 7.30PM

A virtual walk along one of Stamford’s main arterial roads, tracing the line of the medieval town walls. Philippa investigates its buildings and industry, and how it has changed. R £5 (£4.50)

TALKS

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Also starring Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba. SAT 25 FEB 5.55PM LIVE 4 HOURS 5 MINS £20 (£18)

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THE HUT PEOPLE

SUPPORT ACT: LOCAL MUSICIAN DAN POOLE ‘The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively – because they’re so good!’ Swaledale Festival Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People have over the last 5 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! See page 30 for more about Dan Poole. WED 22 FEB 7.30PM

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YOUNG ACAPELLA

ART ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

Starting with watercolour washes and painting skies, you will learn how to paint a landscape, trees and a building as well as colour mixing. Catherine will demonstrate every step of the way. Please collect a list of materials that you will need from the box office, or download one from our website.

SUN 26 FEB 10AM - 4PM £35 SPARKLE AND DARK THEATRE COMPANY

ADULT WORKSHOP

WITH AFTER SHOW Q&A

THEATRE

What happens when the wildest parts of our imagination take control? After the death of her mother, Ellie escapes to a flickering world of comic book superheroes and bewitching strangers. But as the walls of her new world begin to crumble, Ellie must finally face the truth behind her fantasies.

After a fun group warm-up session, you will cover the basics of harmony singing and then work on a mixed repertoire of group work. THU 23 FEB TO 30 MAR 4.30PM TO 5.30PM CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

WILDE WITHOUT THE BOY/ THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL DOUBLE BILL

WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE FOR BEGINNERS

I AM BEAST

Fancy singing your heart out in these fun sessions for 8-16 year olds? Join Liz Paige for a six week course to learn the art of singing without accompaniment and develop your harmony skills.

£3 PER SESSION 8 - 16 years

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

THEATRE

Following on from the acclaimed success of Killing Roger, Sparkle and Dark return with I AM BEAST, an award-winning, visually stunning exploration of the power of grief and childish imagination,using UV landscapes, original live music and unique life-sized puppetry.

Praise for Sparkle and Dark’s work: ‘One of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen…Puppetry at its best’ - Guardian

Performer: Gerard Logan (Olivier Nominee) Director: Gareth Armstrong The award-winning Wilde Without The Boy is a dramatisation of “De Profundis”, Oscar Wilde’s searing letter to his gay lover, written from Reading Gaol. Written by Oscar Wilde after his release from prison, The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem narrating the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, convicted of murdering his wife. THU 23 FEB 7.30PM £12 (£10) £8.50 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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FRI 3 MAR 7.30PM 1 HOUR 20 MINS, NO INTERVAL £9 (£7.50) UNDER 25s £5 12 years+

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STAMFORD SHOESTRING THEATRE PRESENTS

Tabea Debus has been described by Dorothee Oberlinger as the “neuer Stern am Blockflötenhimmel” (the new star in the recorder heavens). Reviewing Tabea Debus’s first CD, Upon a Ground, Early Music Review said that Tabea Debus’s “playing is an absolute delight. She plays with a beautiful sense of musical line and phrasing, wearing her obvious virtuosity lightly”.

A production by our resident amateur theatre company. Moliere’s 17th century comedy about hypocrisy, is relocated to Paris - in the aftermath of the Suez crisis. 1950s fashions and music enrich the trials and tribulations faced by Orgon’s household where the wily hypocrite Tartuffe holds sway. Orgon and his mother think he is a saint, the rest of the household consider him a charlatan and are determined to unmask him. Can they reveal Tartuffe’s true nature to the world and save Orgon and his family from ruin? R

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CANTATA PER FLAUTO

ROGER MCGOUGH’S HILARIOUS COMEDY “TARTUFFE” (AFTER MOLIERE)

TUE 7 - SAT 11 MAR 7.45PM

MARCH

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Poetry Swaps

Join us live in the Cellar Bar for this new series of events showcasing some of the best local poets and their poetry. WED 15 MAR 8PM I FREE ENTRY I CELLAR BAR CINEMA

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

LA TRAVIATA (VERDI)

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valery to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera mUsic Director Nicola Luisotti. SAT 18 MAR 7PM ENCORE 2 HOURS 54 MINS £20 (£18)

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BOLSHOI BALLET

A CONTEMPORARY EVENING SKERRYVORE

‘The hottest Celtic rockers on the block’ - Daily Record Since their amped-up ceilidh-band beginnings on the isle of Tiree, Skerryvore’s buoyant, tautly crafted folk-rock sound has conquered the world from Chicago to Shanghai. It all started with a school-holidays friendship between island brothers Daniel and Martin Gillespie, who played west coast dance music on accordion, bagpipes and whistles, and two budding-musician visitors, singer/guitarist Alec Dalglish and drummer Fraser West, who played rock, pop and blues. Ten years on from their 2005 debut album West Coast Life, the now seven-piece Skerryvore released the aptly celebratory Decade, combining live recordings with new studio material. There’ll even be room for dancing! WED 8 MAR 7.30PM

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A Pint of Comedy

£16 (£14)

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CARL JONES One of the rising talents    in the Midlands and a writer for  BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical news programme NewsJack “A great stage presence that really draws the audience in. Very funny.” – Mark Dolan

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FRI 10 MAR 8PM

JANE HILL Comedian,  journalist and novelist,   a  comic since 2005 and a finalist in the English Comedian of the Year 2009 “Genuine belly-laughs.”  - Three Weeks

Cellar Bar

Look out for further hilarious acts plucked from the national comedy circuit being added to the line-up!

£6 PER PERSON | INCLUDES FREE £1 OFF FIRST DRINK VOUCHER

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COMEDY

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For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Robbins’s energy, Lander’s virtuosity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level. SUN 19 MAR 3PM LIVE 2 HOURS 40 MINS £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANY PRESENTS

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CHEKHOV’S SHORTS

European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best - before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’. ‘Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom! European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ - The Stage WhatsOnStage The Scotsman WED 22 MAR 7.30PM 2 HOURS APPROX INCLUDING AN INTERVAL £12 (£10) £8.50 GROUPS/SCHOOLS

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Easter Family Events CINEMA

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

HEDDA GABLER

IDOMENEO (MOZART)

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heeveras Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante and Alan Opie as Arbace. SAT 25 MAR 4.55PM LIVE 4 HOURS 18 MINS APPROX £20 (£18)

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MASTERS YOUNG AND OLD STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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WONDERWOMAN - THE NAKED TRUTH

BY KRISTINA GAVRAN AND TINA HOFMAN One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bedtime routine. But the show must go on. To work or not to work? That is the question. Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. They both fight for our attention. Can we soothe our babies and our ambition? Join us in probing 21st Century parenthood. Baby in tow!? We’d like to welcome you to our special 1.30pm performance. This show’s designed for adults, but we don’t want you to miss out. Feel free to bring your baby (under 2 years) to watch the show with you! WED 29 MAR 1.30PM & 7.30PM 55 MINS, NO INTERVAL EVENING £9 (£7.50) I MATINEE £5 (Bring a baby if you have one!)

AN EVENING OF CABARET

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SPRINGTIME SONGS AND PAINTING!

MON 3 APR 10.30AM - 12NOON OR 1.30PM - 3PM Paint a terracotta pot with acrylic paints in a wide array of colours with Liz Paige and while it’s drying have fun singing some fabulous Spring themed songs. 7 - 11 years £8 PER SESSION ART ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

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LEGO WORKSHOP

TUE 4 APR 10AM - 12.30PM & 1.30PM - 4PM Love making things? Love technology? Love Lego®!? Come along and take part in one of our new workshops that bring Lego®, robotics and basic programming together for a fun filled workshop! Take a look at www.juniorstem.co.uk for more info! 6 - 11 years £8 PER CHILD LIMITED PLACES BALLROOM

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EASTER BUNNY WORKSHOP

WED 12 APR 10AM - 12NOON OR 1PM - 3PM Hop, hop, hop - we all love the Easter bunny! Join in with some fun Easter crafts and activities with Liz Paige in these fabulous sessions all with a bunny theme! 5 - 9 years £6 PER SESSION ART ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

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Join New College Stamford for a relaxing evening of songs from the cinema. The Ballroom provides a sumptuous setting to enjoy the music and a complimentary drink. More info: harrison.fuller@newcollegestamford.ac.uk WED 29 MAR 7PM

THU 30 MAR 7PM ENCORE

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Young virtuoso Julian Trevelyan won his first international competition aged 16 and has twice been a BBC Young Musician Finalist. Tonight he plays one of Beethoven’s best-loved concertos. Together with Wagner’s exquisite tone poem (named after his first child), it is framed by music from the 59 year old Haydn’s highly successful London years. Haydn March for the Royal Society of Musicians Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 in C major Wagner Siegfried Idyll Haydn Symphony No. 95 in C minor Soloist Julian Trevelyan SAT 25 MAR 7.30PM

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Music by George Stiles, Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe A professional production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger From the award-winning writers of ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Honk!’, Stiles and Drewe, comes a brand new adaptation of this classic fairy tale. The Three Little Pigs set off into the big wide world to seek their fortune but news soon spreads of a Big Bad Wolf on the loose! Will their houses of straw, twigs and bricks be left standing or will the wolf huff and puff and blow them all down? The Three Little Pigs teaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Filled with humour and toe tapping tunes, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter! THU 6 APR 1PM & 3.30PM 50 MINS APPROX

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ALY BAIN AND PHIL CUNNINGHAM

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Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the duo recorded their first album ‘The Pearl’ in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including ‘Five and Twenty’ CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2016. They also have two ‘Best of’ collections released of their work. The pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – BEST DUO Award and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ’Live Act of the Year.’ WED 5 APR 7.30PM

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TWELFTH NIGHT

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.  THU 6 APR 7PM LIVE

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A Pint of Comedy

£17 (£15)

Cellar Bar PATRICK DRAPER “Very well written material with killer punch lines”-  Funhouse Comedy

“His unenthusiastic style has a nice, unhurried rhythm...” - Steve Bennett (Chortle) www.patrickdraper.me.uk 

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THE MOON AND ME

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him… “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi. R

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Nic has worked in advertising and teaching; he started writing poems by mistake. He has published two books of poems with Nasty Little Press: a limited edition pamphlet called Small Talk, and a full collection called Cold Soup. MON 10 APR 6.30PM | FREE ENTRY |BURLEY ROOM (UPSTAIRS)

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Fifth Word and Nottingham Playhouse present

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All The Little Lights

By Jane Upton “I know you want what everyone else wants. A family. A home. But you’ll never have it. Cos of what’s inside you.” Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa left. Now they have one last night to salvage their friendship. But will ghosts from the past haunt them forever? Poignant, moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the searing story of three girls slipping through the cracks in society. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive? www.fifthword.co.uk

Wrapped up in a snowy smother, Doris and her Bear man fall in love. But that is just the beginning of the story. When the storm comes and her Bear man disappears, how will she cope alone on a hill plagued with nothing but bad weather and a cloud of hungry crows for company? The Snow Baby offers beautiful tabletop puppetry, imaginative storytelling and music to give you goosebumps. Be swept away by Tomasin’s first solo show, a gentle piece exploring family, love, and loss, with lots of music, confetti and funny bits for the whole family to enjoy! This is a love story. This is story of castles in the air, of weathering the storm, and dreams coming true in the most unexpected ways. £6 (£5) £20 FAMILY OF FOUR 3 years+

A HERO OF OUR TIME

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THE SNOW BABY

TUE 11 APR 2.30PM

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SUN 9 APR 4PM LIVE 2 HOURS 45 MINS

Hello! My name’s Roux and I’ve built a rocket in my garden to take me to the moon and I’m looking for some new friends to come with me. What do you think it will be like? Do you think anyone lives there? And is it really made of cheese? The Moon and Me is an interactive, intimate theatre experience about friendship and sharing for very young audiences and their families that takes place inside a special dome, with sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch and lots of play.

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CLASSICAL BOLSHOI BALLET

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We welcome the European Union Chamber Orchestra and their Director, Eva Stegeman, back to Stamford for another orchestral concert. The EUCO gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained a worldwide reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. Its Patron is Queen Sofia of Spain. SAT 8 APR 7.30PM

ROB COLEMAN “One of the funniest gag writers around” - Sol Bernstein

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

EUGENE ONEGIN (TCHAIKOVSKY)

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin. SAT 22 APR 5.55PM LIVE 3 HOURS 57 MINS

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SPRINGTIME IN BRITAIN STAMFORD BRASS

STAMFORD 2017/18 POET LAUREATE FINAL

Would you like to be Stamford’s next Poet Laureate? For this role, you will be required to write a few poems to order per year and to be available for a small number of civic events as and when required. The workload is never huge and often great fun. Please submit your poem by 31 March; full entry details are on our website. WED 26 APR 8PM I FREE ENTRY I CELLAR BAR ELECTRIC PRODUCTIONS

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CODEBREAKERS - THE STORY OF ENIGMA GERMANY’S SECRET CIPHER MACHINE

Engima machine, a portable encryption device widely used by the Germans. The allies devised techniques for ‘breaking’ Engima ciphers and thus read several million German messages, providing a wealth of reliable intelligence. After the presentation the audience are invited to a rare hands-on practical demonstration of one of the few surviving Enigma machines. THU 27 APR 7.30PM £12 (£10)

Celebrating the birth of a new season and a new concert year for the band. Celebrating Springtime in Britain gives the band the first opportunity this year of performing in our HOME town. SAT 22 APR 7.30PM 1 HOUR 30 MINS APPROX

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Now in our 7th year, join us at this two-day market to see the work of over 25 local potters exhibiting their pots in the Arts Centre Ballroom. There will be pots and sculptures for all tastes and pockets, ceramic themed films to watch and a charity potluck tombola in aid of Sue Ryder. SUN 30 APR & MON 1 MAY 10AM-4.30PM

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DARE TO DO AN EVENING WITH SARAH OUTEN

Sarah Outen will share tales from her London2London: Via the World journey-an epic 4.5 year odyssey to loop the Northern Hemisphere using human power. www.sarahouten.com TUE 25 APR 7.30PM 2 HOURS APPROX WITH INTERVAL AND Q&A £10 (£8) RSC LIVE

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Liza Ferschtman is well known on the Continent as a concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist she has played with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and many other orchestras in Europe, and as a chamber musician, she has played the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas in the Concertgebouw. We also welcome back the acclaimed pianist, Martin Roscoe, famed as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. R

SAT 6 MAY 7.30PM £16 (£15) £10 UNDER 26s MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action. £14 (£12) £10 STUDENTS/GROUPS

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JULIUS CAESAR

WED 26 APR 7PM LIVE

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CLASSICAL CINEMA

DER ROSENKAVALIER (R. STRAUSS)

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Renee Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite ElIna GaraCa in her first North American performances as Octavian. SAT 13 MAY 5.30PM LIVE 4 HOURS 47 MINS APPROX £20 (£18)

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DEEPINGS LITERARY FESTIVAL

Musick Rediscovered will accompany this prolific and accomplished author, a top selling female historian in the UK. Four of her books have been selected for Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week. Her latest novel is Katherine of Aragon, the latest biography, ‘The Last Tudor Princess.’ www.alisonweir.org.uk Musick Rediscovered will perform music that would have been heard in Mary’s private chamber. www.spanglefish.com £6 ST GUTHLAC’S CHURCH, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8DA

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Join us in the transformed Deeping School Main Hall for a delicious 3 course meal and a hilarious and fascinating talk by special guest Gyles Brandreth. The former MP and Government Whip, regular on Just A Minute and Have I Got News For You and longest surviving member of the Countdown team, will take us on a rollicking roller-coaster ride around his amazing world of words. Gyles has been fascinated by words since he could walk and talk and tonight, with plenty of stories from his years in politics and entertainment, he comes to The Deepings Literature Festival to celebrate a lifetime’s love of language. No hesitation or repetition, but a bit of deviation guaranteed.

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In celebration of ‘The Library That Refused To Die’ the Deepings community is celebrating its love affair with books with its first literary festival. This vibrant and colourful corner of South Lincolnshire boasts its own home grown authors who enjoy international acclaim, a proliferation of book clubs and now one of the most successful community libraries in Lincolnshire. Come and enjoy the party! 

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LINCOLNSHIRE LETTERS ALOUD! PLUS MUSIC BY THE INTERMEZZO STRING QUARTET SUN 30 APR 7PM

Celebrating the written word through letters, cards and articles penned to and from Lincolnshire ‘Yellow Bellies’ past and present. War, farming, politics, families, adventure, you will be captivated by the written words unearthed accompanied by musical magic from the lively Intermezzo String Quartet. INTERMEZZO STRING QUARTET Comprised of some of the area’s most established musicians they have been playing at all manner of celebrations for almost twenty years in the Stamford area and beyond. £7.50 DEEPING ST JAMES PRIORY CHURCH, PE6 8NP

AN AFTERNOON CONVERSATION AND WORKSHOP WITH LOUISE DOUGHTY Louise is an award winning author of eight novels including the recently published Black Water, one work of non-fiction and five radio plays. Her 2013 top ten bestseller Apple Tree Yard has recently been adapted for the BBC. She has been the judge for many awards including the Man Booker prize and the Costa Novel Award. She is a highly experienced tutor of creative writing. She originally comes from Melton Mowbray and now lives in London.

This afternoon will include a discussion with Louise about ‘Apple Tree Yard’, a creative writing workshop about how to plot and structure your own novel and a question and answer session about Louise’s role as a literary judge. Refreshments in aid of Friends Of Deepings Library. www.louisedoughty.com FRI 28 APR 1.30PM-4PM I £10 INCLUDING SIGNED PAPERBACK

Popular crime fiction and non-fiction writer Alison lives in and writes about Cambridge where she sets her D.C. Goodhew series including Cambridge Blue and The Backs. She is a fan of vintage clothes and the rockability music scene. With music! www.alisonbruce.com FRI 28 APR 2.30PM I £2.50 IRON HORSE, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8EB

‘LITERALLY’…PENNYLESS!

Popular local folk band PENNYLESS make a welcome return and serve up their individual sound which is distinctly English. They cook up lively, quirky and downright mystical songs from folklore, medieval history and their own minds! With bar. FRI 28 APR 7.30PM I £6 MAIN HALL, DEEPINGS SCHOOL, PE6 8NF

KAREN MAITLAND ‘POISON, POTTAGE AND PLAGUE’

Karen Maitland is fascinated by the murder and magic of the Middle Ages. She has written seven medieval thrillers and her latest is ‘The Plague Charmer.’ SAT 29 APR 10AM I £2.50

Ever judged a book by its cover? Best-selling novelist (The Conjuror’s Bird, Mrs Hudson series) guides us through the joys and frustrations of how a book ... gets its cover.

TOUR AND TEA AT JOHN CLARE COTTAGE PLUS PENNYLESS

Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of John Clare cottage where you will be expertly guided around museum and gardens, culminating with afternoon tea to the music of Pennyless. www.clarecottage.org SUN 30 APR 2.30PM I £8 I WITH TOUR AND TEA JOHN CLARE COTTAGE, HELPSTON, PE6 7ED

STUART HENSON AND SHEEPISH GRIN

Join us for afternoon tea at The Bluebell where poet and playwright Stuart will share his new publication ‘Feast of Fools’ based on misericords (carvings often found on tip-up seats in Churches). Accompanied on fiddle and melodeon by the talented folk duo Sheepish Grin. www.sheepishgrin.moonfruit.com SUN 30 APR 4PM I £6 PER PERSON ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ONLY THE BLUEBELL PUB, HELPSTON, PE6 7ED

FAMILY FRIENDLY

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL

CORONATION HALL, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8DB

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ALISON BRUCE

DEEPINGS LIBRARY, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8ED

MARTIN DAVIES The Bewildering Business of Book Covers: An Author’s Musings on the Craziness of Cover Art

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FRIDAY 28TH APRIL

SAT 29 APR 11.30AM I £2.50 CORONATION HALL, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8NB

Lunch with romantic author Erica James

Author of 20 bestselling novels, this is a rare opportunity to chat to Erica over lunch in the delightful Lilli’s tearoom. ‘Song of the Skylark’: ‘beautifully crafted and hugely uplifting...’ Heat Magazine SAT 29 APR 11.45AM OR 1PM I £12 INCLUDES LUNCH LILLI’S TEAROOM, MARKET DEEPING, PE6 8DL

A FAMILY AUDIENCE WITH THE TRAVELLING TALESMAN

A family storytelling show, the Travelling Talesman, is aimed at ages 8 plus. You will be laughing one minute and in the edge of their seat the next! SAT 29 APR 1.30PM, 2.30PM & 3.30PM £2.50 PER PERSON I FAMILY OF FOUR £8.00 DEEPING ST HAMES PRIORY CHURCH HALL, PE6 8HD

LYNN KNIGHT ‘TELLING SOCIAL HISTORY THROUGH FAMILY STORIES’ In her latest book, ‘The Button Box’. Lifting the lid on Women’s Lives’ Lynn tells the story of 20th century women through buttons and the clothes they fashioned. www.lynnknight.co.uk SAT 29 APR 2PM I £2.50

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COMING SOON

WHAT’S ON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

STAMFORD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY - 2017 SEASON

PERFORMANCES JUNE & JULY

PERFORMANCES JUNE & AUGUST

PERFORMANCES JULY & AUGUST

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WHAT’S ON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

REGULAR ADULT WORKSHOPS STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE - INTRODUCES

e Venues LOV - Lincolnshire On Young People’s Programme “LOV has helped me grow personally and professionally and build a very respectable CV” – Matt Raistrick, Participant

What is the Young People’s Programme?

Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) is a network of eleven visual and performing arts centres in Lincolnshire. At the heart of the LOV Young People’s Programme (YPP) is a desire to deepen young people’s engagement with the arts. This means providing opportunities for young people to develop their creative skills, to commission creative people, to produce new work and to become involved in venue programming.

LOV BURSARIES

Lincolnshire One Venues are proud to offer bursaries of up to £1000 to aspiring artists/companies who need support.  If you are a young person or want to work with young people then you may qualify for our next round of bursaries. To learn more about the bursaries we offer and how you can apply for one visit www.lincolnshireonevenues.com or email: lovadmin@litc.org.uk

DAN POOLE - BURSARY RECIPIENT

Dan Poole is an aspiring singer-songwriter who received a bursary from Lincolnshire One Venues to help develop his EP.  Taking inspiration from diverse artists such as Frank Turner and Tim Minchin, Dan Poole is creating his own captivating sound with other talented musicians. Dan will perform his EP live when he supports The Hut People in February (see page 16) If you would like to learn more about Dan Poole then check out his Facebook page: /TheDanielPoole.

Are you a young singer song-writer or band looking for a gig? We are giving the opportunity to perform in the Cellar Bar on the following dates: FRI 20 JAN, 24 FEB, 17 MAR, 21 APR 8PM Contact George Barnett on 07557863856 Lovmusic@litc.org.uk

SCULPTURE CLASS

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Stamford Arts Centre has begun a relationship with a group of young people studying for a Foundation degree in Graphic Design at New College Stam are working on various projects ove ford. The group r the next 2 years so expect pop up activities, exhibitions , guerrilla marketing and much more. Look out for mo re info on our website.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

We have workshop and enrichment opportunities, Q&As and special ticket prices for students in the next season including:

MARK GRIST & TIM CLARE NO MORE GAMES THU 26 JAN ‘Sublime’ - The Guardian

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 be prepared for firing in the kiln for you to pick-up on a later date. Wednesday Class 7.30pm - 10pm: 1st half term of 6 weeks: Wed 4 Jan – Wed 8 Feb (no class 15 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Wed 22 Feb – Wed 29 Mar Friday Class 10am - 12.30pm: 1st half term of 6 weeks: Fri 6 Jan – Fri 10 Feb (no class 17 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Fri 24 Feb – Fri 31 Mar

WITH HEATHER HARRISON

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 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 a range of pencils from 2B to 6B. 1.15pm - 3.45pm Mon 9 Jan – Mon 27 Mar 1.15pm – 3.45pm (No class 13 Feb) £9 (£8.50)

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I AM BEAST SPARKLE AND DARK THEATRE COMPANY - FRI 3 MAR ‘One of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen...Puppetry at its best’ (Guardian)

CHEKHOV’S SHORTS - EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANY WED 22 MAR

‘This production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ - The Stage

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS - FIFTH WORD - THU 13 APR

Poignant, moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the searing story of three girls slipping through the cracks in society. www.fifthword.co.uk

STAMFORD POET LAUREATE - CAMILLA MCLEAN - POETRY OUTREACH

What’s a poet laureate, we hear you mutter? Well, how about meeting Stamford’s current poet laureate, Camilla McLean and hearing about her time in the role. Listen to stories of triumphs and disaster as she waxes lyrical about her poetic journey so far. Pick up a few tips on writing and performing and find out how poetry can make you an all-round awesome person. Camilla can do assemblies or smaller sessions tailored to the different key stages. Contact Karen Burrows karen.b@stamfordartscentre.com

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WITH JONTY MEYER

Monday Art Class

BOX OFFICE 01780 763203

TAKEN FROM LIFE WITH MIKE ALABASTER

Based around observational drawing and painting with a particular emphasis on portraiture and the human figure. There will also be occasional still life sessions to support the development of skills in estimating correct proportions, rendering tone, colour and texture and in arranging a pleasing composition. 7.30pm - 10pm 1st half term of 5 weeks: Tue 10 Jan – Tue 7 Feb (No class 14 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Tue 21 Feb – Tue 28 Mar £11 weekly £50 for 5 week half term £60 6 for week half term

WITH CATHERINE HEADLEY

“What do you actually want to say in your art?” Catherine encourages students to think for themselves. Her intention is to stimulate students’ insight and inventiveness; to combine imagination with observation and memory and to assist the student in finding his/her personal voice. Promoting awareness of contemporary artists and past modern masters and the technical skills of mixing and applying paint, whatever medium, are very much part of the teaching. In preparation for painting it is suggested that students draw; in the landscape, garden or home. All abilities welcome, just bring an open mind. If you need to buy painting materials, contact Catherine for advice on what to purchase. Ask the box office for Catherine’s contact details or email Headleyart@outlook.com. 9.30am - 12.30pm Tue 10 Jan – Tue 28 Mar (no class 14 Feb) £137.50 (£121) 11 weeks

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REGULAR ADULT WORKSHOPS

OTHER REGULAR EVENTS/LOCAL EVENTS TUMBLE TOTS Monday mornings Lauren Young 07932 051814

PZAZZ DANCE ACADEMY Pzazz Dance Academy is a happy friendly school offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern theatre and Acrobatics for children age 2 1/2+.

LIFE DRAWING PAINTING AND DRAWING WITH DAVID RUSHTON

Students of all abilities are welcome in these relaxed and friendly Art Sessions. Develop your ideas on themes such as landscapes, portraits, graphic illustration & still life. Learn new skills, such as colour mixing and the way perspective works. David provides a wide range of visual stimuli to get you started, and demonstrates to the group, how to use unfamiliar art media - or one-to-one tuition, as needed. Our aim is to produce original art works, the best of which can be shown at our annual exhibition. 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm 1st half term of 5 weeks: Wed 11 Jan – Wed 8 Feb (No class 15 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Wed 22 Feb – Wed 29 Mar £9 (£8.50) weekly

WITH JOANNA CRAWFORD Take this opportunity to be guided in drawing the nude figure. Experienced artists and beginners are equally welcome to this challenging and rewarding class. 10am - 12.30pm 1st half term of 5 weeks: Thu 12 Jan to Thu 9 Feb (no class 16 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Thu 23 Feb – Thu 30 Mar £11 weekly £50 for 5 week half term £60 for 6 week half term

DANCE BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN WITH ANN GIBBONS DANCE

Tel: 01949 843950 ann@anngibbonsdance.co.uk I WANT TO DANCE - I HAVE TO DANCE - I LOVE TO DANCE Tuesdays – new classes starting January 10th 2017 Whether you want to dance to keep fit, learn a new skill, for enjoyment or meet new people we can help you. If you love the idea of twirling with confidence, spending time doing something together, or looking forward to that special event (or even cruise) then dancing is just for you! If you’re looking to brush up your dancing skills or an absolute beginner, there’s a class for you.

WOVEN CHORDS A 70 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! Presently open to new members. 7.30pm - 9.30pm 1st half term of 5 weeks: Thu 12 Jan – Thu 9 Feb (no session 16 Feb) 2nd half term of 6 weeks: Thu 23 Feb – Thu 30 Mar £25 (£22.50) 5 week half term £30 (£27) 6 week half term

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DANCING FROM SCRATCH 7.00pm to 7.45pm    £25.00 per person, per 4 week course IMPROVERS 7.45pm to 8.45pm    £28.00 per person, per 4 week course JOINT PRACTICE SESSION 8.30pm to 8.45pm    INTERMEDIATE 8.30pm to 9.30pm    £28.00 per person, per 4 week course Enrolment with Ann Gibbons; fees are payable at the beginning of each 4 week period.   The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly so come and have a fun evening!

BOX OFFICE 01780 763203

We follow the ISTD and IDTA syllabus offering examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern. In addition we hold regular displays and Medal tests in the Ballroom and Theatre at Stamford Arts Centre. Classes are held in the Rehearsal room on Saturdays and Monday and Tuesday evenings. For more information please contact the Principal Miss Charlotte Rowell AISTD, AIDTA. Tel 01778 701796, 07711094422 or email pzazzdance@yahoo.com.

STAMFORD GHOST WALKS

FRI 13 JAN & 17 FEB 7.30PM, FRI 14 APR 8PM Join us for a Ghost Walk lead by professional actor Martin Tempest. Be warned, there are ghoulish characters to make you jump on this spooky, fun and informative walk. Meet in Stamford Arts Centre. For 8 years plus. £5

ST PETER’S SINGERS IN CONCERT “OVERHILL, OVERDALE”

St Mary’s Church, Stamford SAT 11 FEB 7.30PM A celebration of English music, including Vaughan Williams’ Folk Songs, Shakespeare songs, Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals and Chilcott’s Jazz Mass. Performed by St Peter’s Singers, directed by Jeremy Jepson, Counter Tenor Jeremy Jepson and accompanied by Nigel Stark on piano and organ. More info: Helen Drake, 01780 763443 £12.50

DROP-IN MEDITATION CLASS Thursdays 1 - 2pm www.meditateinpeterborough.org.uk RYHALLITE FITNESS Thursday mornings Sarah Markwell-Cook 07496 456306 NICKY HAYES YOGA Tuesday mornings 07739 589810 OVER 60S EXTEND EXERCISE CLASS Thursday afternoons Mandy Glen 01780 470221/07949 736505 WELLAND VALLEY ARTS SOCIETY Alan Lyne 01780 481377 WEIGHTWATCHERS Wednesday mornings 10 - 11am

STAMFORD SHOESTRING THEATRE

Shoestring is the resident amateur repertory company, performing throughout the year in the theatre. Their repertoire ranges from contemporary or classical, comedy to tragedy. Newcomers are always welcome for both onstage and behind the scenes roles. Weekly rehearsal nights are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact Heather Butterworth on 01476 862124 or visit www.stamfordshoestring.com

RAF BANDS CHARITY CONCERT

KINGFISHER CHORALE

CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET

STAMFORD TOWN WALKS WITH JILL COLLINGE

Peterborough Cathedral SAT 25 FEB 7.30PM Come and see the RAF Band perform their charity concert at the Peterbrough Cathederal on the 25th of Febuary 2017.  £15 NAVE | £10 SIDE AISLE St Martin’s Church, Stamford SAT 25 FEB 7.30PM String Quartet featuring: Sini Simonen & Daniel Roberts violins Charlotte Bonneton viola Christopher Graves cello £12 (£10) £3 students, Under 18s FREE www.musicatstmartins.org

CONCERT WITH CANTARE FROM STAMFORD ENDOWED SCHOOLS WITH FARYL SMITH SAT 11 MAR 7.30PM Stamford Methodist Church FURTHER DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED £12 (£10)

St Martin’s Church, Stamford SAT 25 MAR 7.30PM Conductor Giles Turner with Eleanor Turner (harp) www.musicatstmartins.org £12 (£10) £3 students, Under 18s FREE

MON 1 MAY 11AM Discover why Stamford is recognised as one of the finest stone towns in Britain will Jill, the Stamford Town Blue Badge Guide. Walks start from Stamford Arts Centre. £5

BARTOSZ GLOWACKI

St Martin’s Church, Stamford SAT 13 MAY 7.30PM Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Classical Accordion www.musicatstmartins.org £12 (£10) £3 Students, Under 18s FREE

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SUPPORT US!

There are many ways that you can show your support for your local arts centre.

Become an Artscene member

You will receive discounts and priority booking for the majority of arts events and films (please note that sometimes discounts are unavailable). Membership costs £19 per year for one person and £24 for two people.

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

Advertise in our live events brochure at competitive prices, your advert will be seen by over 18,000 people.

HIRE THE VENUE

Whatever you are planning, you can hold your event, meeting, class or reception at Stamford Arts Centre. From the magnificent ballroom to the light art room or a meeting room we have a variety of rooms to suit. Visit our website or contact House Manager, Emma Oglesbee, call 01780 480846 or email emma@stamfordartscentre.com

WE CAN SELL YOUR TICKETS!

If you are organising an event in the local area then we can sell your tickets. Contact Gareth Whitley for more information.

ACCESS

The ballroom, gallery, box office and coffee shop are all on the ground floor and easily accessible. The Art Room, Rehearsal, Burley and Exeter Rooms are on the first floor. 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.

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SOUND DESK

27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL www.stamfordartscentre.com Box office 01780 763203 Admin/Marketing 01780 480846 Tourist Information 01780 755611

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COFFEE SHOP

TICKETS

RESERVATIONS

SWEET KIOSK

DISCOUNTS

REFUNDS

Discounts (priced in brackets) vary from show to show. Generally they are available to Artscene members, children and students, unwaged, over 60s, disabled patrons and their companion. Occasionally, discounts are unavailable for certain events organised by outside organisations, for which we are the ticket agent.

We regret that we are unable to give cash refunds. 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, if your tickets are sold on. We will credit your account for you to use against a future purchase. The management reserves the right to change the programme if necessary without notice.

CHILDREN

CELLAR BAR

Relax in our friendly foyer coffee shop or in the historical ante-room by the Gallery where a variety of hot and cold snacks and drinks are available. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8pm and during some intervals. There is free Wi-Fi access too!

Stock-up at the sweet kiosk in the theatre foyer for all shows and films where we have a huge selection of snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Open before all performances and during intervals.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE AND GIFT SHOP

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. Find out where to stay, eat and visit in town. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help. Visit www.southwestlincs.com, call us on 01780 755611 or email stamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk

GROUP BOOKINGS

Please contact the Box Office if you are planning to bring a large group of 10 or more to a show.

GIFT VOUCHERS

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 99p. Tickets bought online are subject to a £1 transaction fee (not per ticket).

We have baby changing facilities on the ground floor. We recommend that you do not leave the building if you have children 8 years or under in a workshop. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult in the Theatre/Ballroom. A limited amount of babes in arms tickets are available for £1 on selected family shows for children under 2 years old. We reserve the right to alter or amend this allocation without notice.

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.

The Cellar Bar is open every evening with a large selection of wines, real ale and regular live music. Attending a live performance? Why not beat the rush at the interval and pre-order your drinks?

GALLERY BAR

Open during live shows and satellite screenings for pre-show and interval drinks and snacks.

You can buy a gift voucher for any amount you require from the Box Office.

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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.

BOX OFFICE 01780 763203

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