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Season Brochure March - Sept 2018

www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk

01827 709618


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Car Parking - Please check the council website for car parking options - www.tamworth.gov.uk Town centre car parking is free after 6pm daily. By Train - Please check the map for the nearest railway station. Disabled Access - Accessibility may be challenging for outdoor events due to the nature of the grounds. Please call us on 01827 709618 if you have any access requirements and we will endeavour to cater for your needs. Guide dogs are welcomed. Please mention at time of booking for designated seating.


Drama Festival 14-17 March, 7pm Two Rivers Torc Theatre Tickets: £6 Box Office: 01827 709618 Latecomers will not be allowed entry into the auditorium until the next interval.

An exciting week of theatre showcasing the region’s talent. Both youth and adult groups show off their acting abilities in this popular One Act Play Festival. Three plays performed each evening followed by adjudication from a GoDA Adjudicator. The Festival provides groups with the opportunity to enter the celebrated All England Theatre Festival.

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company presents...

The Wedding Singer Wednesday 4 -7 April 2.30pm and 7.30pm Landua Forte Academy Theatre Tickets: £10 Box Office: 01827 709618

Step back to 1985 with rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart as New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own until he meets Julia, a naive waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk


St George’s Day Saturday 21 April, 10am-5pm

Free E v e nt

Tamworth Castle Grounds Our St. George's Day festival has become a massive highlight in the events calendar attracting visitors from all over the country and this year is set not to disappoint! Experience living history as you walk through the medieval encampment and witness live-action jousting in the arena. This year will also see the return of a 5-metre animatronic red dragon much loved a few years ago and a themed children’s zone. So get your swords and shields at the ready for an epic adventure in Tamworth Castle Grounds!

Live & Local

Minima Silent Film and Live Music Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror (1922) (PG) Ages: 8+ Friday 18 May, 7pm ` Sacred Heart Church Tickets: Standard: £8 Concession: £6 Group: £25 (2 adults 2 children 8-16 ) Box Office: 01827 709 618; Community Together Hub, Tamworth Castle Grounds

A marriage made in heaven (or perhaps hell): one of the leading bands in Europe accompanying silent-era film, Minima's spine-tingling live music captures the eerie, Gothic feel of FW Murnau's horror classic perfectly. A haunting masterpiece of silent cinema. HHHHH Empire Magazine


The Fabularium present‌

The Town Band of Bremen

Free E v e nt

Tuesday 29 May, 11am and 2pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Meet the amazing-yet-mismatched musical family who are journeying to play the gig of a lifetime in the land of the free, to become The Town Band of Bremen. Featuring four fellow animals who all share a passion for music. The show includes storytelling, live music, mask work and puppetry.

Marie Celestial Saturday 9 June, 11am and 2.30pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Free

Join us on the upper lawn for live aerial Event circus on board a roaming, mechanical space-faring beast. A magical performance of clockwork, fire and puppetry for all the family.

Andy Smith

Free Event

Sunday 10 June, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Join Andy for an afternoon of easy on the ear music; playing classical guitar versions of blues, contemporary, classical and golden oldies.

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Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots Saturday 16 June, 1pm – 4pm

Free Event

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Live performances throughout the afternoon from Wood for the Trees and Music for You – Sutton Coldfield swing band playing a mixture of country, blues, swing, folk rock and popular music.

The Reluctant Dragon Saturday 23 June, 1pm Dosthill Park Tickets: Adults: £9 Concessions: £6 Family: £25 (2 adults 2 children under 16) Under 2s free but require a ticket. No door sales Box Office: 01827 709618

Quantum Theatre presents an enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon - a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.

Gate Gallop Sunday 24 June, Anker Valley Sports Complex 9.45am: Children’s Run/ Walk 10.15am: Fun Run (4.4k) 11.15am: 10k Race BBQ, refreshments and bouncy castle. Raising funds for St Giles Hospice


Tamworth Musical Theatre Company Saturday 30 June, 1pm – 3pm

Free E v e nt

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand The home of musical theatre in Tamworth since 1946, Tamworth Musical Theatre Company presents a variety of West End and Broadway musicals.

Make Some Noise & Friends Sunday 1 July, 1pm – 3pm

Free Event

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Music Charity Make Some Noise showcase performances from musicians engaged in their projects; featuring a mix of cover songs and original material.

Amington Band

Free Event

Saturday 7 July, 1pm – 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Following last year’s centenary, Amington Band are back to perform a selection of old and modern music to entertain all ages.

Tamworth Wind Band Sunday 8 July, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand This community wind band has been entertaining audiences since 2012. Join them for a selection of classic and contemporary music; including film themes, classic greats and popular music. www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk

Free Event


Mercian Mosaic Saturday 14 July, 10am – 4pm

Free E v en t

Tamworth Castle Grounds Communities unite to create one of Tamworth’s largest arts projects, Mercian Mosaic. Watch 1400 individual square yard tiles come together to make one large and intricate design laid out on the lower lawn for all to see. This event is part of a weekend of activities to mark the 1100 year anniversary of the death of our legendary figure Lady of the Mercian’s Aethelflaed.

Tamworth Voices Saturday 21 July, 1pm – 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Bursting with colour and sound Tamworth Voices put a contemporary twist on their summertime repertoire. They will be performing a range of musical styles from pop to musicals.

Free Event

Outdoor Cinema Saturday 4 August 9.15pm: Top Gun 11.45pm: Labyrinth Headphones provided for Labyrinth (silent cinema)

Tamworth Castle Grounds Tickets: £10 (No door Sales) Box Office: 01827 709618

Saturday night at the movies under the stars! The votes are in, and the winning films for this year’s event are Top Gun and Labyrinth. Bring your wing man ‘and let us take your breath away!’ for an evening of fantasy that you won’t forget. Picnics and blankets welcome. No glass or gazebos. No alcohol to be taken on site, a licensed bar will be available. This event is strictly for those aged 18 and over, ID will be requested.


Liquid Brass Saturday 4 August, 1pm – 4pm

Free E v ent

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand This 10-piece band specialises in a unique party atmosphere performing swing to pop and rock classics. They play everything from Sammy Davis Jr. to Neil Diamond to Bon Jovi and Daft Punk.

Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots Saturday 11 August, 1pm – 4pm

Free Event

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Playing a mixture of country, blues, jazz, swing, rock and popular music from 40s 4, Kirsty Clarke Beating Hearts and Dusty Road.

58 Blues Band

Free E v en t

Saturday 18 August, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Individual, exciting and gritty blues inspired by many of the great blues artists both past and present.

Bryan Brindley & Friends

Free Event

Saturday 25 August: 1pm – 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Inspired by bands such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Crowded House and Oasis. Bryan performs acoustic versions of popular songs from across the decades. www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk


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Saturday 1 September, 11am - 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds

Children’s Zone: £3 per child, adults free Tamworth Castle Grounds will come alive with a host of activities for children, grown-ups and four-legged friends too! This year’s event will see the return of the much loved dog show as well as community stalls organised by Tamworth Lions and a dedicated Children’s Zone. Also look out for a fantastic music making machine which will be appearing at this year’s event!

Space Rebel Princess Saturday 1 September 11am and 2pm Tamworth Library Tamworth invites you to complete the library’s summer reading challenge and celebrate with this fantastic show. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Space Rebel Princess, flying through the skies to Tamworth Library. An interactive show for children aged 5-9 and their families. Mixing retro science fiction with fast-paced physical comedy, it tells the story of a princess raised for royalty but not for rocketry, who dreams of becoming an astronaut.

Free Event


Tamworth Assembly r u o T n o Rooms

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The refurbishment of Tamworth Assembly Rooms has now entered construction phase and we want to share the journey with you as well as the theatre’s history and future. Follow the Assembly Rooms Development Blog at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/blog where we will be showing you behind the scenes as the development progresses. You can also see our touring exhibition as it makes its way across Tamworth communities. The touring exhibition will allow users to delve into the history of Tamworth Assembly Rooms; featuring a digital archive of past performances, old plans of the building and how it has changed throughout the years.

WHERE You can see the exhibition April May June July August

Sir Robert Peel Hospital St Editha’s Church The Hub, Tamworth Activity Centre Sacred Heart Church Tamworth Library

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Season Brochure March - September 2018

listings

MARCH

13-17

Drama Festival

Two Rivers Torc theatre

APRIL

4-7

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company

Landua Forte Academy

21

St George’s Day Extravaganza

Tamworth Castle Grounds

MAY

18

Minima Silent Film & Live Music ‘Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror’ (1922) (PG)

Sacred Heart Church

JUNE

10

Andy Smith

Tamworth Castle Grounds

16

Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots

Tamworth Castle Grounds

23

The Reluctant Dragon

Dosthill Park

24

Gate Gallop

Anker Valley

30

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company

Tamworth Castle Grounds

1

Make Some Noise & Friends

Tamworth Castle Grounds

7

Amington Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

8

Tamworth Wind Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

14

Mercian Mosaic

Tamworth Castle Grounds

21

Tamworth Voices

Tamworth Castle Grounds

4

Liquid Brass

Tamworth Castle Grounds

4

Outdoor Cinema

Tamworth Castle Grounds

11

Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots

Tamworth Castle Grounds

18

58s Blues Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

25

Bryan Brindley & Friends

Tamworth Castle Grounds

1

We Love Tamworth

Tamworth Castle Grounds

1

Space Rebel Princess

Tamworth Library

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Book online: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk Box Office: 01827 709618

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