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Season Brochure March - Sept 2019

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 council-run 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.


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Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival 19 - 23 March, 7pm Two Rivers Torc Theatre Tickets: £6 each evening Saturday evening two plays and awards presentation

Enjoy five nights of theatre with three plays per evening. The multi award-winning Total Arts Community Theatre will host the Hastilow Drama Festival bringing together some of the region’s most talented performers, with performances ranging from comedy to gritty drama and classics. Adjudication from Jennifer Scott-Reid, Guild of Drama Adjudicators. For more information contact Sue Fortune 01827 69082

Annie 17 – 20 April, 7.30pm 2.30pm matinees also on Friday and Saturday Landau Forte Academy Theatre Tickets: £12 and £10 with a family offer of £40 (2 standard 2 Concession)

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company is back in New York City for its next musical production of Annie. It’s 1933 and New York is in the grip of The Great Depression. Annie is a fiery young girl who lives with other girls in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Annie's life changes dramatically when she is selected to spend Christmas at the residence of the billionaire Oliver Warbucks. With the help of Mr Warbucks, Annie begins a search for her missing parents and helps inspire President Roosevelt to help the people worse hit by the Depression. However, Miss Hannigan, her ex-con brother Rooster and the ditsy Lily St Regis are hatching a money-making scheme which threatens to destroy everything for Annie. Featuring well known songs such as ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Easy Street’, this production will appeal to people of all ages.


St George’s Day Extravaganza Saturday 20 April, 10am-5pm Tamworth Castle Grounds

Free Event

Our St. George's Day 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 features a new jousting team, dragon, falconer, children’s zone and music by Claret under the town hall. So get your swords and shields at the ready for an epic adventure in Tamworth Castle Grounds! Tamworth Castle is open too! Visit the living history characters in Tamworth’s very own medieval motte and bailey castle. (Charges apply for Castle entry)

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TREE COSY Project launch: Saturday 20 April Tamworth Castle Grounds Activity Centre (Opposite the Tennis Courts) Join this “CommuKnitty” project to brighten up Tamworth’s open spaces. We will not only be knitting to button up the bark, we will also orth tamw g n i m be working with Tamworth Dementia Friendly Communities to #bloo cosy cover the town in Forget-Me-Nots to raise awareness and #tree make Tamworth even more Dementia Friendly. To join in, pick up your free knitting pack from the Community Together CIC at Tamworth Activity Centre. Deadline for knitting to be returned - Saturday 1 June.

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Saturday 20 April, 2pm Tamworth Castle Grounds As part of Tamworth in Bloom we invite you to help us sow the seeds! Pick up your seeds from Ankerside Shopping Centre and meet the StreetScene Green Team at 2pm at the outdoor gym to plant your seeds on the Riverbank. Plus take part in the free Blooming Tamworth arts and crafts workshop in Ankerside Shopping Centre in the unit opposite Boots.


Ninebarrow in Concert Saturday 27th April, 7.30pm St Francis Church, Leyfields Tickets:£8. Age Range 7+ Box Office Telephone Number: 01827 65926

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine', by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo', and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breathtaking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles and inspired by the English folk tradition. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. An evening with the duo isn't just an evening of great music - it's also a night of history, folklore, and storytelling. ★★★★ 'Exquisite.' R2 Magazine ★★★★★ 'Stunning.' Maverick Magazine ★★★★ 'Beautiful.' The Telegraph

Willow Weaving Workshop

Free Event

Saturday 18 May, 11am-2pm Dosthill Park

* Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adventure awaits in Dosthill Park as we launch the Wind in The Willows sculpture trail with all your favourite characters from the story brought to life in time for their outdoor theatre performance in June. To mark the launch of the trail we will be providing a free family workshop that will teach you the art of willow weaving. www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk

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Wind in the Willows Sunday 16 June, 1pm. Gates open 45 minutes prior to performance. Dosthill Park Tickets: £8 Adults, £6 Children, Family ticket £25

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in this heart-warming tale of friendship, mishap and mayhem with award winning Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's family favourite. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. What more could such firm friends wish for? But after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels? Picnics and blankets welcome. Coffee Craving UK will be providing freshly ground coffee and tasty treats. No glass, gazebos or alcohol to be taken on site.


Tamworth Twangers Ukelele Group Saturday 22 June, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Performing a number of different songs including ballads, wartime tributes, modern pop, popular folk, skiffle and country music. Free Event

Andy Smith with Muriel & Rik

Free Event

Saturday 29 June, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Join Andy and friends for an afternoon of golden oldies, contemporary and classical pieces. Solo, instrumental and vocal.

Tamworth Wind Band Sunday 7 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.

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Free Event

Music Under the Stars Saturday 6 July, events start at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand If you like good music, good food, drink and a whole new experience then you’ll love this! With Tamworth Assembly Rooms scheduled to open this autumn in time for the building’s 130th birthday, we would like to celebrate with you. We take you back to experience all your favourite acts that treaded the boards of “The Assems” including The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more. With the backdrop of Tamworth Castle, musicians will take to the bandstand while STREET FOOD and drink vendors serve up delicious delights from the coolest, quirkiest of vehicles. The night’s music will be performed by Sonic Harmony, Liam Rhodes and Daniel Hatton.


Space Chase

Free Event

Saturday 13 July, 10am-11.30am or 1.30pm-3pm Tamworth Library Workshops: First come - first served basis. For ages 4-11. Inviting all space boys and girls to the launch of Tamworth’s Summer Reading Challenge. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon and take you to an intergalactic world of planet making and space storytelling.

Blooming Tamworth with Amington Band Tuesday 16 July, 12pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Join Amington Band for an afternoon celebration of Tamworth in Bloom with the community that have supported blooming Tamworth throughout the year.

Free Event

Free Event

Tamworth Voices Saturday 20 July, 1pm – 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Joined together by their love of singing and passionate musical director Gladstone; Tamworth Voices put a contemporary twist on the traditional choir, singing a range of musical styles.

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Tamworth Musical Theatre Company Saturday 27 July, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand The cast of Tamworth Musical Theatre Company, past and present, will be bringing to life songs from their favourite West End, Broadway and film musicals.

Free Event

Free Event

The Tones Saturday 3 August, 1pm – 4pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Get into those summertime vibes with The Tones upbeat covers from Motown, Funk and Soul.

58 Blues Band Saturday 17 August, 1pm – 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Performing their own versions of classic blues and other tracks in their own individual way; inspired by many of the great blues artists both past and present.

Free Event

Amington Band Saturday 31 August, 1pm – 4pm

Free Event

Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand Playing a variety of popular and traditional brass band music the brass band are delighted to return once more for their local audience.


Outdoor Cinema Saturday 10 August Tamworth Castle Grounds Tickets :£10 per movie, NO DOOR SALES This event is for over 18s only

Get your popcorn ready, grab a friend and cosy under a blanket to enjoy a classic movie in the beautiful backdrop of Tamworth Castle Grounds.

MOVIE 1 - 9pm

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice… An all-star cast directed by award-winning Tim Burton shows a story of a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious demon named Beetlejuice who tries to scare away the new inhabitants permanently. To add an extra level of atmosphere this is a silent cinema experience complete with wireless headphones. Headsets will be provided on entrance.

We will, we will, rock you! Bohemian Rhapsody is a footstomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

MOVIE 2 11:55pm

BEETLEJUICE

• Refreshments available from our licensed bar and food stalls to stop your tummy from grumbling. • Cinema goers are invited to bring warm blankets, chairs and a picnic. • No glass, gazebos or alcohol are to be taken on site. • Entrance is by ticket only and ID may be requested for both movies.

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Free Event

Saturday 14 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 fourlegged friends too! This year’s event will see the return of the much loved dog show, Tamworth’s Strongest Man as well as community stalls organised by Tamworth Lions and a dedicated Children’s Zone. Radio Tamworth will be hosting live music from the bandstand throughout the day, showcasing some of Tamworth’s most talented musicians.


Thank you!

Tamworth Arts and Events want to say a special thank you to the community of Tamworth for making Arts in Unusual Spaces project such a huge success, without you none of this would’ve been possible.

10 projects 194 partners 26 months 16,753 participants 4,000 poppies 1 international award

2017

AWA R D S W I N N E R

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Season Brochure March - September 2019

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Assembly Rooms Hard Hat Tour

Tamworth Assembly Rooms

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Tamworth Hastilow Festival

Two Rivers Torc theatre

22

Assembly Rooms Hard Hat Tour

Tamworth Assembly Rooms

17-20

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company presents Annie

Landau Forte Academy

20

St George's Day

Tamworth Castle Grounds

20

The Big Sow

Tamworth Castle Grounds

20

Launch of Tree Cosy

Tamworth Castle Grounds

27

Ninebarrow in Concert

St Francis’ Church

MAY

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Willow Weaving Workshop

Dosthill Park

JUNE

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Wind in the Willows

Dosthill Park

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Tamworth Twangers Ukelele Group

Tamworth Castle Grounds

29

Andy Smith with Muriel & Rik

Tamworth Castle Grounds

6

Music Under the Stars

Tamworth Castle Grounds

7

Tamworth Wind Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

13

Space Chase

Tamworth Library

16

Amington Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

20

Tamworth Voices

Tamworth Castle Grounds

27

Tamworth Musical Theatre Company

Tamworth Castle Grounds

3

The Tones

Tamworth Castle Grounds

10

Outdoor Cinema

Tamworth Castle Grounds

17

58 Blues Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

31

Amington Band

Tamworth Castle Grounds

14

We Love Tamworth

Tamworth Castle Grounds

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