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Welcome to The Met

Ged Kelly, Director of The Met, introduces our Autumn season

W

e are delighted to introduce another exciting season that offers the variety and quality of artists and events you have come to expect as we strive to meet your needs. Our events are increasingly becoming a regular fixture in our audience’s diaries. Live music includes The Animals, Jacqueline Dankworth, Sax Appeal, Radio 2 Newcomer Nominees John Spiers and Jon Boden, the Battlefield Band and the formidable folk partnership of Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy. We are also pleased to bring you, the UK's best Bhangra band K B and the Gang. We have moved this year’s Bury Louisiana Festival to the half term week in October so that more of you will be able to come and enjoy the entire weekend. The Festival offers a mix of Louisiana folk, Cajun, Zydeco, jazz and blues, that anyone who witnessed last year’s event will tell you make it an unique and exhilarating music festival. One of last season’s high points was undoubtedly the wonderful musical retelling of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Mike Maran. Mike returns with his special style of theatre in November in Private Angelo. The season also features ITN newscaster, John Suchet combining words with music in Beethoven, gripping solo shows from George Dillon, and powerful Greek drama from the Actors of Dionysus. We are eagerly anticipating Peter Pan in December. After the success of Scrooge last year, we have invited Rocian Production Company back to transform our theatre for another magical adventure. With Peter Pan in our theatre throughout December we are moving across the square to the Castle Armoury to present two evenings of Christmas music in true Met style. Look to King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys and The Albion Band in December for perfect festive musical events to add to your seasonal calendar. Enjoy our brochure - we look forward to seeing you at The Met.

Do you want more than the best in live music, comedy and theatre? Becoming a Culture Vulture for £10 per year gets you some fantastic benefits whilst helping us to improve our service to you...

• £2 off your ticket

to selected top music, comedy, cabaret and theatre shows (indicated by ).

• Special Event Invitations

to season previews, press nights, exhibition openings, Culture Vulture Feedback sessions

• Quarterly Newsletter • First to receive your brochure

forthcoming events, reviews, interviews and news from The Met

First class posting of the season brochure hot off the press will ensure you're first to the best seats.

Call 0161 761 2216 to become a Culture Vulture now!

Visit Automatic for a pre show supper and receive a free bottle of house wine upon production of your Met tickets. Mains Salads Soups Breads Omelettes Beers Cocktails Coffees Lounge.Bar.Café… next to The Met… simple good quality eating & drinking…

Automatic Lounge Bar Cafe... next to The Met Simple good quality eating and drinking... try us, you might like us...

EVENTS Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Latecomers ADS Theatre Company present

Talking Heads

by Alan Bennett

Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 September Two of Alan Bennett’s popular Talking Heads monologues make the transition from TV to the stage. A Chip in the Sugar tells of mild-mannered Graham who lives with his mother. When she takes up with a ‘fancy man’ his world begins to fall apart. Bed Among the Lentils is the story of Susan, a vicar’s wife whose life is transformed when she starts an affair with a local Asian shopkeeper. 8pm Studio Theatre Tickets

Proceeds from these performances go to Francis House Children’s Hospice.

£6.50 (£4.50 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Urban Theatre Company present

Taken to the Cleaners! by Karen Ryder

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 September

A journey into the eccentric, tragic, comic and downright weird world of contract cleaning – where randy old ladies, market traders, lecherous supervisors, dates from hell, chickens and even Carol Vorderman are just part of a normal days work. 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£5

Sponsored by

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Friday 13 September

The Transpennine Jazz Band is a swinging sextet with a regular line up of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and drums. A popular band from the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, their repertoire includes traditional jazz numbers and several specialist items with the emphasis on entertainment!

Transpennine Jazz Band

On Stage 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £6 (£5 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Best of the

Northwest Comedy Saturday 14 September A storming night of comedy from seven of the North West’s leading comedians, featuring: Hilarious entertainment from leading North West comedians, featuring: Jackie "Mr Goodtime" Valencio (brilliant parodies and impressions); Wayne Dawber (hilarious phobias and obsessions); Alex Boardman (cheeky, charming and challenging); Hovis Presley (genius with words, witty wizard); Phil Walker (son of Roy Walker, old-fashioned jokes with a refreshing new approach); Bill Woolland (world-weary dad with extraordinary life); Your compere is funny and down-to-earth local lad Dominic Woodward. On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £7 (£5 conc)

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ticket office: 0161 761 2216

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Welcome to The Met

Ged Kelly, Director of The Met, introduces our Autumn season

W

e are delighted to introduce another exciting season that offers the variety and quality of artists and events you have come to expect as we strive to meet your needs. Our events are increasingly becoming a regular fixture in our audience’s diaries. Live music includes The Animals, Jacqueline Dankworth, Sax Appeal, Radio 2 Newcomer Nominees John Spiers and Jon Boden, the Battlefield Band and the formidable folk partnership of Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy. We are also pleased to bring you, the UK's best Bhangra band K B and the Gang. We have moved this year’s Bury Louisiana Festival to the half term week in October so that more of you will be able to come and enjoy the entire weekend. The Festival offers a mix of Louisiana folk, Cajun, Zydeco, jazz and blues, that anyone who witnessed last year’s event will tell you make it an unique and exhilarating music festival. One of last season’s high points was undoubtedly the wonderful musical retelling of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Mike Maran. Mike returns with his special style of theatre in November in Private Angelo. The season also features ITN newscaster, John Suchet combining words with music in Beethoven, gripping solo shows from George Dillon, and powerful Greek drama from the Actors of Dionysus. We are eagerly anticipating Peter Pan in December. After the success of Scrooge last year, we have invited Rocian Production Company back to transform our theatre for another magical adventure. With Peter Pan in our theatre throughout December we are moving across the square to the Castle Armoury to present two evenings of Christmas music in true Met style. Look to King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys and The Albion Band in December for perfect festive musical events to add to your seasonal calendar. Enjoy our brochure - we look forward to seeing you at The Met.

Do you want more than the best in live music, comedy and theatre? Becoming a Culture Vulture for £10 per year gets you some fantastic benefits whilst helping us to improve our service to you...

• £2 off your ticket

to selected top music, comedy, cabaret and theatre shows (indicated by ).

• Special Event Invitations

to season previews, press nights, exhibition openings, Culture Vulture Feedback sessions

• Quarterly Newsletter • First to receive your brochure

forthcoming events, reviews, interviews and news from The Met

First class posting of the season brochure hot off the press will ensure you're first to the best seats.

Call 0161 761 2216 to become a Culture Vulture now!

Visit Automatic for a pre show supper and receive a free bottle of house wine upon production of your Met tickets. Mains Salads Soups Breads Omelettes Beers Cocktails Coffees Lounge.Bar.Café… next to The Met… simple good quality eating & drinking…

Automatic Lounge Bar Cafe... next to The Met Simple good quality eating and drinking... try us, you might like us...

EVENTS Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Latecomers ADS Theatre Company present

Talking Heads

by Alan Bennett

Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 September Two of Alan Bennett’s popular Talking Heads monologues make the transition from TV to the stage. A Chip in the Sugar tells of mild-mannered Graham who lives with his mother. When she takes up with a ‘fancy man’ his world begins to fall apart. Bed Among the Lentils is the story of Susan, a vicar’s wife whose life is transformed when she starts an affair with a local Asian shopkeeper. 8pm Studio Theatre Tickets

Proceeds from these performances go to Francis House Children’s Hospice.

£6.50 (£4.50 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Urban Theatre Company present

Taken to the Cleaners! by Karen Ryder

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 September

A journey into the eccentric, tragic, comic and downright weird world of contract cleaning – where randy old ladies, market traders, lecherous supervisors, dates from hell, chickens and even Carol Vorderman are just part of a normal days work. 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£5

Sponsored by

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Friday 13 September

The Transpennine Jazz Band is a swinging sextet with a regular line up of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and drums. A popular band from the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, their repertoire includes traditional jazz numbers and several specialist items with the emphasis on entertainment!

Transpennine Jazz Band

On Stage 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £6 (£5 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Best of the

Northwest Comedy Saturday 14 September A storming night of comedy from seven of the North West’s leading comedians, featuring: Hilarious entertainment from leading North West comedians, featuring: Jackie "Mr Goodtime" Valencio (brilliant parodies and impressions); Wayne Dawber (hilarious phobias and obsessions); Alex Boardman (cheeky, charming and challenging); Hovis Presley (genius with words, witty wizard); Phil Walker (son of Roy Walker, old-fashioned jokes with a refreshing new approach); Bill Woolland (world-weary dad with extraordinary life); Your compere is funny and down-to-earth local lad Dominic Woodward. On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £7 (£5 conc)

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ticket office: 0161 761 2216

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Dance & Theatre | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre

The Blue Seagull & Office Hours

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

SAX APPEAL

Thursday 19 September A double-bill from Europe’s leading dance company of deaf and hearing artists.

In The Blue Seagull Denise Armstrong, the UK’s foremost sign dance artist, takes a poignant and passionate journey… Office Hours sees two people trapped in an office 9-5. Nothing ever happens… until frustration explodes into surreal activity, with disturbing and comic results.

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Dance Theatre at its most powerful and emotive, beautiful and sensual BBC North 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£5 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Friday 27 September

Eight piece Sax Appeal mix driving swing, haunting ballads and danceable latin/funk to create enjoyable, enthusiastic jazz.

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Probably one of the finest saxophone bands in the world Digby Fairweather, BBC Radio 2 Formed in Manchester in 1980, the band have recorded four albums, played concerts all over the world, and won numerous awards, most notably the “John Dankworth Award For Ensemble” at the 1998 B.T. Jazz Awards.

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Sax Appeal astounded me with their power and strong soloists… one of the biggest jazz/funk bands this country has ever produced Jazz News www.saxappeal.com On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Saturday 21 September Since their formation in 1998 The Rollin Stoned have become the UK’s premier Rolling Stones tribute band. With an electrifying show that recalls the raw energy and bravado of the early Stones, this is a great rock’n’roll party that you won’t want to miss! Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8

www.rollinstoned.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Tetra Splendour, Mantis and Origin

Friday 27 September

NME darlings and new Chrysalis signings Tetra Splendour tour their Radioheadesque debut album Splendid Animation. Free preview copies of the album will be available at the gig. They are joined by Mantis, who have just released their second EP, and local favourites Origin. Doors Open 8.30pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £4

www.tetrasplendour.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

BIG Rock Saturday!

The

w i t h David R Black, Reformasi, Mirror Fly a n d ExCheerleaders

Saturday 28 September

Thursday 26 September

The Animals were one of the ’60s most popular rock groups, releasing many UK and US chart topping singles including House of the Rising Sun, You Really Got Me and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. In this concert original band members John Steel and Dave Rowberry are joined by contemporaries Jim Rodford (The Kinks), Johnnie “Guitar” Williamson (Titanic) and Pete Barton (Swinging Blue Jeans) to perform all the bands’ biggest hits. On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

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£12 (£10 conc)

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

This first Big Rock Saturday of the autumn is explosion of Emo, Metal and Punk, compered by John Robb of Goldblade. The evening sees the launch of the 1000 Watt Club Compilation, an album featuring tracks from eleven of the bands who have appeared at 1000 Watt Club gigs. Doors Open 7.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Dance & Theatre | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre

The Blue Seagull & Office Hours

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

SAX APPEAL

Thursday 19 September A double-bill from Europe’s leading dance company of deaf and hearing artists.

In The Blue Seagull Denise Armstrong, the UK’s foremost sign dance artist, takes a poignant and passionate journey… Office Hours sees two people trapped in an office 9-5. Nothing ever happens… until frustration explodes into surreal activity, with disturbing and comic results.

,,

Dance Theatre at its most powerful and emotive, beautiful and sensual BBC North 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£5 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Friday 27 September

Eight piece Sax Appeal mix driving swing, haunting ballads and danceable latin/funk to create enjoyable, enthusiastic jazz.

,,

Probably one of the finest saxophone bands in the world Digby Fairweather, BBC Radio 2 Formed in Manchester in 1980, the band have recorded four albums, played concerts all over the world, and won numerous awards, most notably the “John Dankworth Award For Ensemble” at the 1998 B.T. Jazz Awards.

,,

Sax Appeal astounded me with their power and strong soloists… one of the biggest jazz/funk bands this country has ever produced Jazz News www.saxappeal.com On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Saturday 21 September Since their formation in 1998 The Rollin Stoned have become the UK’s premier Rolling Stones tribute band. With an electrifying show that recalls the raw energy and bravado of the early Stones, this is a great rock’n’roll party that you won’t want to miss! Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8

www.rollinstoned.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Tetra Splendour, Mantis and Origin

Friday 27 September

NME darlings and new Chrysalis signings Tetra Splendour tour their Radioheadesque debut album Splendid Animation. Free preview copies of the album will be available at the gig. They are joined by Mantis, who have just released their second EP, and local favourites Origin. Doors Open 8.30pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £4

www.tetrasplendour.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

BIG Rock Saturday!

The

w i t h David R Black, Reformasi, Mirror Fly a n d ExCheerleaders

Saturday 28 September

Thursday 26 September

The Animals were one of the ’60s most popular rock groups, releasing many UK and US chart topping singles including House of the Rising Sun, You Really Got Me and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. In this concert original band members John Steel and Dave Rowberry are joined by contemporaries Jim Rodford (The Kinks), Johnnie “Guitar” Williamson (Titanic) and Pete Barton (Swinging Blue Jeans) to perform all the bands’ biggest hits. On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

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£12 (£10 conc)

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

This first Big Rock Saturday of the autumn is explosion of Emo, Metal and Punk, compered by John Robb of Goldblade. The evening sees the launch of the 1000 Watt Club Compilation, an album featuring tracks from eleven of the bands who have appeared at 1000 Watt Club gigs. Doors Open 7.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Talk | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

World War Two Code Breakers

The Story of Enigma

Thursday 10 October

Dr Mark Baldwin tells the dramatic story of the British code breakers who deciphered the German Enigma codes during WWII - an achievement that is believed to have shortened the war by over two years. The talk culminates in a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma code machines. …staggering facts wonderfully told in an amusing and entertaining way… a truly awe-inspiring talk. Worcester Evening News

7.30pm Main Theatre

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Tickets £10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Friday 4 October

Over the past forty years Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick have made an extraordinary contribution to British folk music, both as members of innumerable classic groups (Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope...) and as a duo. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the leading partnership in British folk music in action at The Met. Painting by Jill Banks

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Glenn Tilbrook

Saturday 5 October

Glenn Tilbrook is probably best known as frontman with London’s seminal ’80s band Squeeze (who also launched Jools Holland). More recently Tilbrook has been working as a songwriter and producer, writing material for the likes of Joe Cocker and Sting. On this visit to The Met he performs material from his first solo release The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook and classics from the Squeeze back catalogue. www.glenntilbrook.com Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

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Celebrations An event for National Poetry Day

Thursday 3 October

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

£10 advance / £12 on the door

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

In this event for National Poetry Day, poets Steve Waling, Eric Holt and Dike, members of the Irwell Writers and children from Bury schools will be reading original verse on the subject of "celebration". Music comes from classical group The Hopefuls. Time 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets £3 Adults (£2 Children, Participants FREE)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Battlefield Band Friday 11 October

Battlefield Band play Scottish music of a unique quality, inspired by the rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of today’s Scottish Cultural scene. Mixing traditional songs with new self-penned material, they play a fusion of ancient and modern instruments – bagpipes, fiddle, synthesisers, guitar, cittern, flute, bodhran and accordion.

The Battlefield Band is turning into a national treasure, and exemplifies the ongoing nature of Scottish musical tradition. Not seen them yet? Shame on you. Kaye McAlpine, Edinburgh Evening News

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On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

www.battlefield.co.uk

£12 (£10 conc)

IQ

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Saturday 12 October

IQ have a reputation as one of the finest progressive rock acts in the world today. With a rich 21-year history, they guarantee an evening of dramatic and innovative music, combined with an energetic and visually exciting live performance. Since their last appearance at The Met in November 2001, the band have released their first DVD, Subterranea: The Concert, as well as completing a successful 20th anniversary tour of Europe. On stage 8.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £9

www.gep.co.uk/iq

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Talk | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

World War Two Code Breakers

The Story of Enigma

Thursday 10 October

Dr Mark Baldwin tells the dramatic story of the British code breakers who deciphered the German Enigma codes during WWII - an achievement that is believed to have shortened the war by over two years. The talk culminates in a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma code machines. …staggering facts wonderfully told in an amusing and entertaining way… a truly awe-inspiring talk. Worcester Evening News

7.30pm Main Theatre

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Tickets £10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Friday 4 October

Over the past forty years Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick have made an extraordinary contribution to British folk music, both as members of innumerable classic groups (Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope...) and as a duo. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the leading partnership in British folk music in action at The Met. Painting by Jill Banks

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£10 (£8 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Glenn Tilbrook

Saturday 5 October

Glenn Tilbrook is probably best known as frontman with London’s seminal ’80s band Squeeze (who also launched Jools Holland). More recently Tilbrook has been working as a songwriter and producer, writing material for the likes of Joe Cocker and Sting. On this visit to The Met he performs material from his first solo release The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook and classics from the Squeeze back catalogue. www.glenntilbrook.com Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

6

Celebrations An event for National Poetry Day

Thursday 3 October

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

£10 advance / £12 on the door

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

In this event for National Poetry Day, poets Steve Waling, Eric Holt and Dike, members of the Irwell Writers and children from Bury schools will be reading original verse on the subject of "celebration". Music comes from classical group The Hopefuls. Time 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets £3 Adults (£2 Children, Participants FREE)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Battlefield Band Friday 11 October

Battlefield Band play Scottish music of a unique quality, inspired by the rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of today’s Scottish Cultural scene. Mixing traditional songs with new self-penned material, they play a fusion of ancient and modern instruments – bagpipes, fiddle, synthesisers, guitar, cittern, flute, bodhran and accordion.

The Battlefield Band is turning into a national treasure, and exemplifies the ongoing nature of Scottish musical tradition. Not seen them yet? Shame on you. Kaye McAlpine, Edinburgh Evening News

,,

On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

www.battlefield.co.uk

£12 (£10 conc)

IQ

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Saturday 12 October

IQ have a reputation as one of the finest progressive rock acts in the world today. With a rich 21-year history, they guarantee an evening of dramatic and innovative music, combined with an energetic and visually exciting live performance. Since their last appearance at The Met in November 2001, the band have released their first DVD, Subterranea: The Concert, as well as completing a successful 20th anniversary tour of Europe. On stage 8.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £9

www.gep.co.uk/iq

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Rock & Pop | Jazz | Blues | Poetry

Mostly Autumn Sunday 13 October

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…the best of Celtic rock infused with a misty softness borrowed from the best of the music of Mike Oldfield… DVD Prog

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre

Lindisfarne Wednesday 16 October ,,

When most bands their age would be fighting a rearguard action, they’re up there leading the attack from the front Birmingham Post

Formed in York in 1998, Mostly Autumn have released seven albums (including Music Inspired By The Lord Of The Rings) and built up an extensive following in mainland Europe. The band play powerful atmospheric folk rock, influenced by Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention and 70's Fleetwood Mac.

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Rock & Pop | Jazz | Blues | Poetry

Tickets £10 (£8 conc)

www.mostly-autumn.com

Thirty years after their emergence from Tyneside, Lindisfarne remain at the cutting edge of contemporary roots rock. On this visit to The Met they perform material from their new album Promenade, and classics (such as Fog on the Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Meet Me On The Corner) from their extensive catalogue of hits. Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £12

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | World Music | Blues | Rock & Pop | Poetry | Zydeco | Country | Cajun | Workshops

BURY Louisiana

Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

The very best in live music from Louisiana, America's musical melting pot.

Welcome to the Festival

Sponsered by

The Bury Louisiana Festival is an annual celebration of the music of Louisiana, birthplace of Jazz, Dixieland, Cajun and Zydeco. Last year’s Festival sold out to an enthusiastic audience who experienced a weekend packed with great sounds played by bands from the US and Europe – this year’s event promises to be even more enjoyable. The festival also features Louisiana style food and dancing – and a straightforward attitude to good fun! Please Note: Limited seating for all festival events. Entry to Studio Theatre events subject to availability.

Friday 18 October

Saturday 19 October

The Peninsula Jazzmen

The Boat Band with Joe Le Taxi and Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees

On Stage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £6

Wirral based Jazz sextet playing traditional Jazz inspired by the New Orleans Dixieland sound.

Chris Jagger

The Cajun Cowboys and

On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £12

Louisiana folk, country and R’n’B from The Cajun Cowboys, fronted by Mick Jagger’s charismatic younger brother Chris. Support comes from UK Cajun band ZigaZag! who are joined by a special guest from Louisiana.

October On Stage 2pm Main Theatre Tickets £10 adults / £6 children

Creole, Caribbean, Gospel, Cajun, Irish, Zydeco and Blues tunes from the UK’s long established The Boat Band.

The Yarl River Jazz Band

Saturday 19 October Onstage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £6

Popular Dixieland group The Yarl River Jazz Band are a constantly touring outfit playing an invigorating and fun set.

Comedy | Childrens Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots| Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Krazy Kat Theatre Company

Festival 2002 Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October

Cory McCauley and his Evangeline Aces

with Z-Funk and The Bon Temp Playboys

October Onstage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £15

The Evangeline Aces headline with a traditional Cajun sound learnt in the Plantation Country of Louisiana. They are joined by UK Zydeco beatmasters Z-Funk, and down-home band The Bon Temps Playboys.

Saver Ticket Offer

Save money on your festival seats with our special ticket offers! Ticket Gets you entry to For just Saving Weekender All Festival before 9/9/02 Events £45 £23 Weekender All Festival after 9/9/02 Events £48 £20 Saturday All Events Daytripper on Saturday £22 £9 Sunday All Events Daytripper on Sunday £22 £3 Call 0161 761 2216 for a FREE brochure with full details of this year’s festival.

On Stage 1pm Main Theatre Tickets £10 adults / £6 children

A great Sunday afternoon of dancing from driving Creole and Zydeco five piece Zyderythmics, and foot stomping Irish and Country band Bellaroots.

Roscoe Chenier Bluesband Supported by R Cajun and Zydeco Brothers and Emily Druce

On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £15

This year’s festival closes with a rare opportunity to see distinguished Louisiana Blues guitarist Roscoe Chenier. Support comes from UK Cajuns R Cajun and Zydeco Brothers, and British Country Blues singer Emily Druce.

Comedy | Childrens Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots| Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Imagination Productions

Spud Pirate

Hansel & Gretel

& The Very Hungry Crocodile

Friday 25 October

Happy Street's a happy street – nice neighbours, no noise and definitely no crocodiles. Then, one day, a very hungry crocodile moves in – and Happy Street becomes Snap, Snap, Snappy Street! An urgent SOS brings Spud Pirate swashbuckling to the rescue! Cheer Spud on as he wrestles bare-handed with razor sharp teeth and frees furry prisoner Bruno Bear. Enjoy the exciting adventure and delight in the enchantingly happy ending.

Tuesday 22 October

Join Krazy Kat as they re-tell this classic story of children, witches and gingerbread architecture in their own uniquely zany style. Featuring fabulous clowning, brilliant puppetry Doors Open 2pm Main Theatre and music from the opera by Tickets £7 (£5) Humperdinck. Suitable for children Family of four £20 aged 3-7 years and their families. www.krazykattheatre.co.uk

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Zyderythmics and Bellaroots!

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

1pm & 4pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£6) Family of four £24

Spud Pirate and The Very Hungry Crocodile is an action packed musical show with puppets, sing-along songs and audience participation, ideal entertainment for children aged 3-8 and their families.

www.imaginationproductions.co.uk

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Rock & Pop | Jazz | Blues | Poetry

Mostly Autumn Sunday 13 October

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…the best of Celtic rock infused with a misty softness borrowed from the best of the music of Mike Oldfield… DVD Prog

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre

Lindisfarne Wednesday 16 October ,,

When most bands their age would be fighting a rearguard action, they’re up there leading the attack from the front Birmingham Post

Formed in York in 1998, Mostly Autumn have released seven albums (including Music Inspired By The Lord Of The Rings) and built up an extensive following in mainland Europe. The band play powerful atmospheric folk rock, influenced by Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention and 70's Fleetwood Mac.

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Rock & Pop | Jazz | Blues | Poetry

Tickets £10 (£8 conc)

www.mostly-autumn.com

Thirty years after their emergence from Tyneside, Lindisfarne remain at the cutting edge of contemporary roots rock. On this visit to The Met they perform material from their new album Promenade, and classics (such as Fog on the Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Meet Me On The Corner) from their extensive catalogue of hits. Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £12

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | World Music | Blues | Rock & Pop | Poetry | Zydeco | Country | Cajun | Workshops

BURY Louisiana

Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

The very best in live music from Louisiana, America's musical melting pot.

Welcome to the Festival

Sponsered by

The Bury Louisiana Festival is an annual celebration of the music of Louisiana, birthplace of Jazz, Dixieland, Cajun and Zydeco. Last year’s Festival sold out to an enthusiastic audience who experienced a weekend packed with great sounds played by bands from the US and Europe – this year’s event promises to be even more enjoyable. The festival also features Louisiana style food and dancing – and a straightforward attitude to good fun! Please Note: Limited seating for all festival events. Entry to Studio Theatre events subject to availability.

Friday 18 October

Saturday 19 October

The Peninsula Jazzmen

The Boat Band with Joe Le Taxi and Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees

On Stage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £6

Wirral based Jazz sextet playing traditional Jazz inspired by the New Orleans Dixieland sound.

Chris Jagger

The Cajun Cowboys and

On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £12

Louisiana folk, country and R’n’B from The Cajun Cowboys, fronted by Mick Jagger’s charismatic younger brother Chris. Support comes from UK Cajun band ZigaZag! who are joined by a special guest from Louisiana.

October On Stage 2pm Main Theatre Tickets £10 adults / £6 children

Creole, Caribbean, Gospel, Cajun, Irish, Zydeco and Blues tunes from the UK’s long established The Boat Band.

The Yarl River Jazz Band

Saturday 19 October Onstage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £6

Popular Dixieland group The Yarl River Jazz Band are a constantly touring outfit playing an invigorating and fun set.

Comedy | Childrens Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots| Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Krazy Kat Theatre Company

Festival 2002 Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October

Cory McCauley and his Evangeline Aces

with Z-Funk and The Bon Temp Playboys

October Onstage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets £15

The Evangeline Aces headline with a traditional Cajun sound learnt in the Plantation Country of Louisiana. They are joined by UK Zydeco beatmasters Z-Funk, and down-home band The Bon Temps Playboys.

Saver Ticket Offer

Save money on your festival seats with our special ticket offers! Ticket Gets you entry to For just Saving Weekender All Festival before 9/9/02 Events £45 £23 Weekender All Festival after 9/9/02 Events £48 £20 Saturday All Events Daytripper on Saturday £22 £9 Sunday All Events Daytripper on Sunday £22 £3 Call 0161 761 2216 for a FREE brochure with full details of this year’s festival.

On Stage 1pm Main Theatre Tickets £10 adults / £6 children

A great Sunday afternoon of dancing from driving Creole and Zydeco five piece Zyderythmics, and foot stomping Irish and Country band Bellaroots.

Roscoe Chenier Bluesband Supported by R Cajun and Zydeco Brothers and Emily Druce

On Stage 8pm Main Theatre Tickets £15

This year’s festival closes with a rare opportunity to see distinguished Louisiana Blues guitarist Roscoe Chenier. Support comes from UK Cajuns R Cajun and Zydeco Brothers, and British Country Blues singer Emily Druce.

Comedy | Childrens Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots| Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Imagination Productions

Spud Pirate

Hansel & Gretel

& The Very Hungry Crocodile

Friday 25 October

Happy Street's a happy street – nice neighbours, no noise and definitely no crocodiles. Then, one day, a very hungry crocodile moves in – and Happy Street becomes Snap, Snap, Snappy Street! An urgent SOS brings Spud Pirate swashbuckling to the rescue! Cheer Spud on as he wrestles bare-handed with razor sharp teeth and frees furry prisoner Bruno Bear. Enjoy the exciting adventure and delight in the enchantingly happy ending.

Tuesday 22 October

Join Krazy Kat as they re-tell this classic story of children, witches and gingerbread architecture in their own uniquely zany style. Featuring fabulous clowning, brilliant puppetry Doors Open 2pm Main Theatre and music from the opera by Tickets £7 (£5) Humperdinck. Suitable for children Family of four £20 aged 3-7 years and their families. www.krazykattheatre.co.uk

8

Zyderythmics and Bellaroots!

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

1pm & 4pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£6) Family of four £24

Spud Pirate and The Very Hungry Crocodile is an action packed musical show with puppets, sing-along songs and audience participation, ideal entertainment for children aged 3-8 and their families.

www.imaginationproductions.co.uk

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

The Hamsters

Thursday 24 October

Since their formation in 1987, The Hamsters have built a reputation as an exhilarating live act. Voted the UK's leading Blues/Rock group by readers of Blueprint magazine, they are also regarded as Britain's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and Z.Z. Top.

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Undoubtedly one of Britain’s very best live Bands Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£8 www.thehamsters.co.uk

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Stone Fusion, Maladjusted a n d Isolation

Friday 25 October

Stone Fusion's frayed space rock meets Maladjusted's teen angst and Isolation's metal/rap fusion. Doors Open 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £4

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Sistas Talk Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

in association with Contact Theatre and Commonword

Thursday 31 October

Four of Manchester's female poets invite you to enjoy an entertaining night of poetry Poetry is the new R'n'B and these African Caribbean women provide rhythm, rhyme and a smattering of blues. Their poems cover subjects from love to politics and all points in between using styles from street lyrics to literary grandeur. The show features an open mike spot for all those dying to do their own thing on stage. 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £5 (£4 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

ReGenesis The Early Genesis Show Thursday 31 October

ReGenesis recreate the magic of Peter Gabriel - era Genesis, performing material from the bands early seventies albums, reproducing their colourful stage shows and featuring replicas of the outrageous costumes such as The Flower, The Batwings and Britannia - which Peter Gabriel wore during this period.

Utterly authentic MOJO

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

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Tickets £10

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Jan Akkerman

Friday 1 November Guitar legend Jan Akkerman first came to prominence with Dutch prog rock band Focus, penning two mammoth selling singles Sylvia and Hocus Pocus and producing a series of hit albums. Since Focus he has continued as a successful solo artist, maintaining his groundbreaking work in the fields of neoclassical jazz and rock.

Jan Akkerman remains one of the world's premier virtuoso guitarists don't miss this rare opportunity to see him perform live in the UK. Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12

www.janakkerman.nl

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Mountain Featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing Supported by Stray

Wednesday 6 November

Mountain debuted at the 1969 Woodstock festival, then drove a swath through the seventies with power-rock hits Stormy Monday, Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride (theme from LWT's Weekend World). Back together after nearly twenty years, they tour the UK this autumn armed with classic tracks Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre and material from their new CD - expect Tickets £12.50 a night of rock music second to none. Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Jacqueline Dankworth and Field of Blue Thursday 7 November

Daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Jacqueline Dankworth is a major force in jazz in her own right. In this concert with her five piece band Field of Blue she sings songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter, and original material from the band's albums Field of Blue and Still. www.fieldofblue.com

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12 (£10 conc)

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

The Hamsters

Thursday 24 October

Since their formation in 1987, The Hamsters have built a reputation as an exhilarating live act. Voted the UK's leading Blues/Rock group by readers of Blueprint magazine, they are also regarded as Britain's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and Z.Z. Top.

,,

Undoubtedly one of Britain’s very best live Bands Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£8 www.thehamsters.co.uk

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Stone Fusion, Maladjusted a n d Isolation

Friday 25 October

Stone Fusion's frayed space rock meets Maladjusted's teen angst and Isolation's metal/rap fusion. Doors Open 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £4

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Sistas Talk Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

in association with Contact Theatre and Commonword

Thursday 31 October

Four of Manchester's female poets invite you to enjoy an entertaining night of poetry Poetry is the new R'n'B and these African Caribbean women provide rhythm, rhyme and a smattering of blues. Their poems cover subjects from love to politics and all points in between using styles from street lyrics to literary grandeur. The show features an open mike spot for all those dying to do their own thing on stage. 8pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £5 (£4 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

ReGenesis The Early Genesis Show Thursday 31 October

ReGenesis recreate the magic of Peter Gabriel - era Genesis, performing material from the bands early seventies albums, reproducing their colourful stage shows and featuring replicas of the outrageous costumes such as The Flower, The Batwings and Britannia - which Peter Gabriel wore during this period.

Utterly authentic MOJO

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

10

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Tickets £10

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Jan Akkerman

Friday 1 November Guitar legend Jan Akkerman first came to prominence with Dutch prog rock band Focus, penning two mammoth selling singles Sylvia and Hocus Pocus and producing a series of hit albums. Since Focus he has continued as a successful solo artist, maintaining his groundbreaking work in the fields of neoclassical jazz and rock.

Jan Akkerman remains one of the world's premier virtuoso guitarists don't miss this rare opportunity to see him perform live in the UK. Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12

www.janakkerman.nl

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Mountain Featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing Supported by Stray

Wednesday 6 November

Mountain debuted at the 1969 Woodstock festival, then drove a swath through the seventies with power-rock hits Stormy Monday, Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride (theme from LWT's Weekend World). Back together after nearly twenty years, they tour the UK this autumn armed with classic tracks Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre and material from their new CD - expect Tickets £12.50 a night of rock music second to none. Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Jacqueline Dankworth and Field of Blue Thursday 7 November

Daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Jacqueline Dankworth is a major force in jazz in her own right. In this concert with her five piece band Field of Blue she sings songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter, and original material from the band's albums Field of Blue and Still. www.fieldofblue.com

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12 (£10 conc)

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Justin Sullivan of New Model Army

Peggy Seeger

Thursday 14 November

Veteran of a forty five year career, author of innumerable classic songs (including Gonna Be an Engineer and Ballad of Springhill), campaigner for women's rights, sister of Pete Seeger, partner of Ewan MacColl... Peggy Seeger is a musical legend. In this concert she plays excerpts from her vast collection of musical gems.

Friday 8 November Justin Sullivan is front man and songwriter with uncompromising politically committed rock band New Model Army. In this visit to The Met he plays a stripped down acoustic set of New Model Army songs and solo material.

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots |Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

£10

www.newmodelarmy.org

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Think Floyd Through The Wall 2002

Saturday 9 November

Music from Pink Floyd's 1979 masterpiece The Wall and other classics from the Floyd repertoire, accompanied by exhilarating lighting effects. A must-see for all Pink Floyd fans.

For decades, Seeger has been one of the most authoritative voices in American and English folk... an esteemed interpreter of traditional material and a gifted instrumentalist Billboard

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Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8

www.pegseeger.com

Comedy | Classical | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

John Suchet

Beethoven: The Last Master Friday 15 November

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

John Suchet, ITN newscaster and author of a three volume fictional biography about Beethoven, takes you on a fascinating tour of the life and times of one of our greatest musical geniuses. Accompanied by a trio playing some of the composer's bestloved pieces, he blends words and music to take you to the heart of a man whose name will remain immortal.

£10

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Middleton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present

A Chorus of Disapproval By Alan Ayckbourn

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 November Seeking new friends, Guy decides to join his local amateur dramatics group. To begin with he finds himself cast as an extra in a production of The Beggar's Opera. But as one turn of events follows another, he finds himself propelled into the leading role. Then life begins to imitate art, and parallels between Guy's on-stage and off-stage lives begin to come to the fore.... Alan Ayckbourn's comedy comes to hilarious life in this new production by Middleton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. On Stage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

12

£5

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

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The heart-shaking story of genius and passionate loneliness is brilliantly and lovingly told Daily Mail 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12 (£10 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

BIG Rock Saturday!

w i t h More Than Here, I.DEF.I, Jumpskin a n d This Product

Saturday 16 November

Premier emo kids More Than Here are joined by hardcore merchants I.DEF.I and pop punks Jumpskin. Doors Open 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Justin Sullivan of New Model Army

Peggy Seeger

Thursday 14 November

Veteran of a forty five year career, author of innumerable classic songs (including Gonna Be an Engineer and Ballad of Springhill), campaigner for women's rights, sister of Pete Seeger, partner of Ewan MacColl... Peggy Seeger is a musical legend. In this concert she plays excerpts from her vast collection of musical gems.

Friday 8 November Justin Sullivan is front man and songwriter with uncompromising politically committed rock band New Model Army. In this visit to The Met he plays a stripped down acoustic set of New Model Army songs and solo material.

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots |Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

£10

www.newmodelarmy.org

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Think Floyd Through The Wall 2002

Saturday 9 November

Music from Pink Floyd's 1979 masterpiece The Wall and other classics from the Floyd repertoire, accompanied by exhilarating lighting effects. A must-see for all Pink Floyd fans.

For decades, Seeger has been one of the most authoritative voices in American and English folk... an esteemed interpreter of traditional material and a gifted instrumentalist Billboard

,,

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8

www.pegseeger.com

Comedy | Classical | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

John Suchet

Beethoven: The Last Master Friday 15 November

Doors Open 8pm Main Theatre Tickets

John Suchet, ITN newscaster and author of a three volume fictional biography about Beethoven, takes you on a fascinating tour of the life and times of one of our greatest musical geniuses. Accompanied by a trio playing some of the composer's bestloved pieces, he blends words and music to take you to the heart of a man whose name will remain immortal.

£10

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Middleton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present

A Chorus of Disapproval By Alan Ayckbourn

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 November Seeking new friends, Guy decides to join his local amateur dramatics group. To begin with he finds himself cast as an extra in a production of The Beggar's Opera. But as one turn of events follows another, he finds himself propelled into the leading role. Then life begins to imitate art, and parallels between Guy's on-stage and off-stage lives begin to come to the fore.... Alan Ayckbourn's comedy comes to hilarious life in this new production by Middleton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. On Stage 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

12

£5

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

,,

The heart-shaking story of genius and passionate loneliness is brilliantly and lovingly told Daily Mail 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£12 (£10 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

BIG Rock Saturday!

w i t h More Than Here, I.DEF.I, Jumpskin a n d This Product

Saturday 16 November

Premier emo kids More Than Here are joined by hardcore merchants I.DEF.I and pop punks Jumpskin. Doors Open 7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Mike Maran Productions

Actors of Dionysus

Electra Adapted by David Stuttard from Euripedes original

Thursday 21 November Last seen at The Met this spring with his captivating production of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Mike Maran returns with another delightful tale of wartime Italy. Angelo is an Italian soldier without the gift of courage - however, blessed with great wisdom and infectious good humour, he steers a hilarious path through World War II... Set at the time of Italy's surrender, Private Angelo is a gloriously comic musical with storyteller, clarinet, accordion, a large renaissance painting of 'The Madonna' by Piero della Francesca, a sewing machine, several cases of Chianti and a second world war tank

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Holds the audience like moths to a naked flame. The Scotsman 7.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£6 conc)

www.mikemaran.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

John Spiers & Jon Boden Friday 22 November

Since bursting onto the scene in 2000 John Spiers and Jon Boden have built a reputation as two of the most exciting young performers in folk. Their energy, conviction and shockingly original slant on English traditional music have won them widespread acclaim, including a prestigious nomination for best new act at the 2002 BBC Radio 2 Folk awards.

Jon Boden plays fiddle with an earthy vigour that's utterly compelling and sings in a frantic breathless manner as if the hounds of hell are taking lumps out of his backside, while John Spiers harmonises and plays urgent driving melodeon... halfway to reinventing the style without even realising it... a significant new act has landed fRoots

,,

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£7 (£5 conc)

Monday 25 November Obsessed with her murdered father, Electra seeks retribution. When her brother unexpectedly returns from exile, the stage is set. But vengeance has a price... Actors of Dionysus combine music with movement and a powerful visual style to bring the ancient greek story of Electra to vivid life for a modern generation.

They bring tears to the eyes and make the hair at the nape of the neck bristle... Let nothing stop you from seeing them. The Times

,,

7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets £8 (£6 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

George Dillon's Vital Theatre presents

Hell Dreams of a Ridiculous Man by Steven Berkoff &

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Thursday 28 November In Hell, Steven Berkoff's ever-failing alter-ego Harry, having died of loneliness, renders his ultimate appeal for a little sympathy and company. In Dostoevsky's late masterpiece, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, a would-be suicide dreams of a paradise which he himself destroys, but awakens to a glorious vision of 'the Truth' Two journeys into other worlds... an emotional roller-coaster from despair to salvation... a unique double-bill of virtuoso solo shows from physical performer extraordinaire George Dillon! 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£7 (£5 conc)

www.squeezy.fsnet.co.uk/spiers_boden

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry Comedy | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry | World

KB andSaturday THE GANG 23 November

Leicester's K B and the Gang are one of the freshest bands in Bhangra. Formed in the midnineties by frontman Kebi Dhindsa, the band immediately gained attention winning the Best New Band award at the 1995 Asian Song and Dance Awards. Since then they have gone from success to success, riding high in the Asian charts and touring throughout the UK and even in North America!

On stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

14

£8 (£6 conc)

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

Molly Bloom, Budd and Danko Friday 29 November

Baroque folk-rockers Molly Bloom return, joined by the reinvented Budd and the new improved Danko. Doors Open 8pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

15


Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

Mike Maran Productions

Actors of Dionysus

Electra Adapted by David Stuttard from Euripedes original

Thursday 21 November Last seen at The Met this spring with his captivating production of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Mike Maran returns with another delightful tale of wartime Italy. Angelo is an Italian soldier without the gift of courage - however, blessed with great wisdom and infectious good humour, he steers a hilarious path through World War II... Set at the time of Italy's surrender, Private Angelo is a gloriously comic musical with storyteller, clarinet, accordion, a large renaissance painting of 'The Madonna' by Piero della Francesca, a sewing machine, several cases of Chianti and a second world war tank

,,

Holds the audience like moths to a naked flame. The Scotsman 7.30pm Main Theatre

Tickets £8 (£6 conc)

www.mikemaran.com

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

John Spiers & Jon Boden Friday 22 November

Since bursting onto the scene in 2000 John Spiers and Jon Boden have built a reputation as two of the most exciting young performers in folk. Their energy, conviction and shockingly original slant on English traditional music have won them widespread acclaim, including a prestigious nomination for best new act at the 2002 BBC Radio 2 Folk awards.

Jon Boden plays fiddle with an earthy vigour that's utterly compelling and sings in a frantic breathless manner as if the hounds of hell are taking lumps out of his backside, while John Spiers harmonises and plays urgent driving melodeon... halfway to reinventing the style without even realising it... a significant new act has landed fRoots

,,

On Stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

£7 (£5 conc)

Monday 25 November Obsessed with her murdered father, Electra seeks retribution. When her brother unexpectedly returns from exile, the stage is set. But vengeance has a price... Actors of Dionysus combine music with movement and a powerful visual style to bring the ancient greek story of Electra to vivid life for a modern generation.

They bring tears to the eyes and make the hair at the nape of the neck bristle... Let nothing stop you from seeing them. The Times

,,

7.30pm Main Theatre Tickets £8 (£6 conc)

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

George Dillon's Vital Theatre presents

Hell Dreams of a Ridiculous Man by Steven Berkoff &

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Thursday 28 November In Hell, Steven Berkoff's ever-failing alter-ego Harry, having died of loneliness, renders his ultimate appeal for a little sympathy and company. In Dostoevsky's late masterpiece, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, a would-be suicide dreams of a paradise which he himself destroys, but awakens to a glorious vision of 'the Truth' Two journeys into other worlds... an emotional roller-coaster from despair to salvation... a unique double-bill of virtuoso solo shows from physical performer extraordinaire George Dillon! 7.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£7 (£5 conc)

www.squeezy.fsnet.co.uk/spiers_boden

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry Comedy | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry | World

KB andSaturday THE GANG 23 November

Leicester's K B and the Gang are one of the freshest bands in Bhangra. Formed in the midnineties by frontman Kebi Dhindsa, the band immediately gained attention winning the Best New Band award at the 1995 Asian Song and Dance Awards. Since then they have gone from success to success, riding high in the Asian charts and touring throughout the UK and even in North America!

On stage 8.30pm Main Theatre Tickets

14

£8 (£6 conc)

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

Molly Bloom, Budd and Danko Friday 29 November

Baroque folk-rockers Molly Bloom return, joined by the reinvented Budd and the new improved Danko. Doors Open 8pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£4

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Rocian Production Company and The Met present

Diary of Performances DECEMBER

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OIN Peter Pan, the little boy who won't grow up, and the Darling children as they leave their nursery and fly high above the rooftops to Neverland in a spectacular and exciting Christmas musical.

Sponsored by

On their magical journey to Neverland they meet the Lost Boys and the Indians and have swashbuckling fights with the evil Captain Hook and his pirates.

SEASONAL MUSIC @ THE CASTLE ARMOURY

CASTLE STREET, BURY

KING PLEASURE and the Biscuit Boys

Christmas Party

Plus Comedian Thursday 19 December

10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am

2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

7.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 10.00am 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 200pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm NO PERFORMANCE NO PERFORMANCE 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE

Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12

NO PERFORMANCE 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

KEY TO TICKET PRICES £7 adults - £5 children & concs £8 adults - £6 children & concs Rocian Production Company returns to the Met following the hugely successful Scrooge in 2001. Adapted from the novel by JM Barrie, Peter Pan features an original musical score, a spectacular set including video and live action and wonderful characters including Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook... not forgetting the ticking crocodile! Fantastic Festive entertainment for everyone aged 5 and over.

While Peter Pan takes over The Met we're crossing town to Bury's Castle Armoury to bring you two great seasonal concerts. Both shows would make a great Christmas night out for friends, family or an office party. We will even serve you a meal at your table, prepared by the chefs from Automatic. Select your food when you buy your tickets - choose either a warming bowl of winter soup or a full three course Christmas meal.

An Albion Christmas Plus support

Friday 20 December

To those who say swing is a musical form best left to Americans, prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bulletproof! The Observer

Enjoy a traditional English Christmas celebration of folk carols and traditional readings with The Albion Band, England's foremost folk rock group. Featuring Ashley Hutchings (Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention), Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Simon Care (Edward II/e2K) and Kellie While (Albion Band, e2K).

7pm ‘til late (King Pleasure on stage 9pm) Castle Armoury Tickets £17 (with soup) / £27 (with full Christmas meal)

7pm ‘til late (Albion band on stage 9pm) Castle Armoury Tickets £17 (with soup) / £27 (with full Christmas meal)

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Mon 2 Tues 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tues 31

Diary of Performances JANUARY

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Yuletide hi-jinx from jazz and blues funsters King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, who combine a zany stage show with authentic rough and tough Swing-era jazz!

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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Rocian Production Company and The Met present

Diary of Performances DECEMBER

J

OIN Peter Pan, the little boy who won't grow up, and the Darling children as they leave their nursery and fly high above the rooftops to Neverland in a spectacular and exciting Christmas musical.

Sponsored by

On their magical journey to Neverland they meet the Lost Boys and the Indians and have swashbuckling fights with the evil Captain Hook and his pirates.

SEASONAL MUSIC @ THE CASTLE ARMOURY

CASTLE STREET, BURY

KING PLEASURE and the Biscuit Boys

Christmas Party

Plus Comedian Thursday 19 December

10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am

2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

7.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 10.00am 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 200pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm NO PERFORMANCE NO PERFORMANCE 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE

Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12

NO PERFORMANCE 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm NO PERFORMANCE 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

KEY TO TICKET PRICES £7 adults - £5 children & concs £8 adults - £6 children & concs Rocian Production Company returns to the Met following the hugely successful Scrooge in 2001. Adapted from the novel by JM Barrie, Peter Pan features an original musical score, a spectacular set including video and live action and wonderful characters including Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook... not forgetting the ticking crocodile! Fantastic Festive entertainment for everyone aged 5 and over.

While Peter Pan takes over The Met we're crossing town to Bury's Castle Armoury to bring you two great seasonal concerts. Both shows would make a great Christmas night out for friends, family or an office party. We will even serve you a meal at your table, prepared by the chefs from Automatic. Select your food when you buy your tickets - choose either a warming bowl of winter soup or a full three course Christmas meal.

An Albion Christmas Plus support

Friday 20 December

To those who say swing is a musical form best left to Americans, prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bulletproof! The Observer

Enjoy a traditional English Christmas celebration of folk carols and traditional readings with The Albion Band, England's foremost folk rock group. Featuring Ashley Hutchings (Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention), Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Simon Care (Edward II/e2K) and Kellie While (Albion Band, e2K).

7pm ‘til late (King Pleasure on stage 9pm) Castle Armoury Tickets £17 (with soup) / £27 (with full Christmas meal)

7pm ‘til late (Albion band on stage 9pm) Castle Armoury Tickets £17 (with soup) / £27 (with full Christmas meal)

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Mon 2 Tues 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tues 31

Diary of Performances JANUARY

,,

Yuletide hi-jinx from jazz and blues funsters King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, who combine a zany stage show with authentic rough and tough Swing-era jazz!

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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R EGULAR

FIXTURES

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz| Blues | Rock & Pop | Poetry

Acoustic Avenue Thursdays, Fortnightly. Sept 5, 26, Oct 3, 17

Acoustic Avenue is an opportunity for musicians to perform original material or a classic cover in front of a captive audience. Accompanied by a microphone and a spotlight, songwriter Nick Bold hosts this informal event for performers ready to take to the stage. 8.30pm - 11pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£1

AB O U T

THE MET

The Met is an independent arts

centre situated in the heart of Bury, Lancashire on the outskirts of North Manchester. The Arts Centre is run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, which is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (No. 701879).

Director Marketing Manager Technical Manager Front of House Manager Finance Administrator Marketing Officer Ticket Office Supervisor Administrator

Jazz Studio First Monday of Every Month

Our contemporary jazz club continues this autumn with monthly sessions in The Met studio.

£3

EXHIBITIONS Saturday 7 September - Saturday 2 November

The Armenian Artist from Baghdad Paintings by John Nakashian Vividly coloured stylised painting of nature and the human face, created by Iraqi born artist John Nakashian.

WORKSHOPS Met Express

Weekly, Mondays or Tuesdays, 9 September - 10 December 7pm-9pm Sundays, Monthly 15 Sept, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan 10am - 1pm Do you sing, but only in the bath? Join us for a workshop of songs from the soul and folk traditions, to jazz and African, with an enthusiastic and encouraging leader. You don’t need to be able to read music and no solos are required. Group singing for fun is a liberating and exhilarating experience! All abilities welcome. £5 (£3)

M4M: Manchester Forum theatre Every Wednesday from 25 September 6.30pm-9pm

A new group for adults, M4M will offer the opportunity to act, devise performance and workshops and practise group facilitation. The workshops will explore Forum and Image techniques based on the emancipatory theatre ideas of Brazilian director Augusto Boal. £2 per session

Streetwise

Every Monday, 9 September - 9 December 5pm-7pm Streetwise is for people aged 16-25 who want to do projects using video, music, dance or drama. For more information call Sue Scott on 0161 7617107

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Met Express is a theatre group for disabled people. If you enjoy drama, then maybe this is for you! For more information call Sue Scott on 0161 7617107

LIFT

Every Wednesday from 9 September A performance based workshop for 8-25 year olds. 8-10 years 4:30pm - 6pm 11-13 years 6pm - 7:30pm 14-25 years 7:30pm - 9pm To book a place, phone 0161 253 5111

STAGECOACH

Theatre Arts School Every Sunday 10am - 1pm

For 6-16 year olds, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School meets at The Met every Sunday during term time. There's no interview, enthusiasm to learn to act, sing and dance is all that's needed. Call 0161 763 6161 for a prospectus.

Zehara Belly Dancing

Every Tuesday 7:15pm - 8:15pm Zehara have been running Belly Dancing classes for more than 5 years. The classes are a great way to keep fit with an emphasis on a non competitive, fun and light hearted group atmosphere. Everyone welcome. £3.50

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW Ticket Office 0161 761 2216 Admin 0161 761 7107 Fax 0161 763 5056 Automatic Lounge 0161 763 9399 or visit us at our website www.metarts.demon.co.uk/

Staff Team

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

9.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

How to Contact Us

M ET

Ged Kelly David Agnew Jeremy Evans Vacant Moira Burton Nick Smale Avis Ashworth vacant

I N F O R M AT I O N

Be first to book Don't miss out on the best seats for any of our future shows. Join our free mailing list and get all the information you need. Either call in and leave your name and address at the ticket office, or write to us at The Met, FREEPOST BL5162F, Bury BL9 0YZ. Easy Access The Met is a fully accessible ground and first floor venue. The main entrance is fully ramped with a lift to the main theatre and accessible toilet facilities. We also have staff permanently on hand to help. Should you require a personal escort, we can supply that person with a free ticket (for details call 0161 761 2216). A magnetic induction loop in the main theatre for hearing aid users is used for most events. Guide dogs are welcome and water can be provided. Latecomers may be refused entry or only admitted during an appropriate interval, at the discretion of the staff. Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket Exchange You may exchange tickets in advance from one show to another, depending on availability, for a charge of £1 per ticket. Tickets cannot be refunded. Seating at music events At events where there may be a dance floor and only limited seating, please arrive early if you wish to sit, as seats cannot be reserved. Changes to programmes Whilst all event details are correct at time of print, it is advised that customers confirm event details (including date and start times) before purchasing their tickets.

Data Protection Act. The Met is a registered data user under the terms of The Data Protection Act. We keep a record of names, addresses and ticket sales information on our computer. This is used to improve the service we give to our customers. You have the right to see any information we hold about you and have it amended or removed where appropriate. Customer Care The Met is committed to excellence of care for all our customers. If you have any positive comments or complaints we would be delighted to hear from you. For Hire The Met has two performance spaces: The Main Theatre, a flexible auditorium seating 225 people and the more intimate Studio Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 72. Both these rooms are available for performance, party and conference use at competitive prices. Special rates apply for voluntary and charitable organisations. Catering The Met is a fully licensed premises with a contracted professional caterer to advise on your events. Contact Automatic on 0161 763 9399. Tourist Information Centre Bury's Tourist Information Centre is situated in the ground floor foyer of The Met. A host of information is available for ideas on excursions, walks, general holiday information and booking tickets for other North West theatres. Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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R EGULAR

FIXTURES

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz| Blues | Rock & Pop | Poetry

Acoustic Avenue Thursdays, Fortnightly. Sept 5, 26, Oct 3, 17

Acoustic Avenue is an opportunity for musicians to perform original material or a classic cover in front of a captive audience. Accompanied by a microphone and a spotlight, songwriter Nick Bold hosts this informal event for performers ready to take to the stage. 8.30pm - 11pm Studio Theatre Tickets

£1

AB O U T

THE MET

The Met is an independent arts

centre situated in the heart of Bury, Lancashire on the outskirts of North Manchester. The Arts Centre is run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, which is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (No. 701879).

Director Marketing Manager Technical Manager Front of House Manager Finance Administrator Marketing Officer Ticket Office Supervisor Administrator

Jazz Studio First Monday of Every Month

Our contemporary jazz club continues this autumn with monthly sessions in The Met studio.

£3

EXHIBITIONS Saturday 7 September - Saturday 2 November

The Armenian Artist from Baghdad Paintings by John Nakashian Vividly coloured stylised painting of nature and the human face, created by Iraqi born artist John Nakashian.

WORKSHOPS Met Express

Weekly, Mondays or Tuesdays, 9 September - 10 December 7pm-9pm Sundays, Monthly 15 Sept, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan 10am - 1pm Do you sing, but only in the bath? Join us for a workshop of songs from the soul and folk traditions, to jazz and African, with an enthusiastic and encouraging leader. You don’t need to be able to read music and no solos are required. Group singing for fun is a liberating and exhilarating experience! All abilities welcome. £5 (£3)

M4M: Manchester Forum theatre Every Wednesday from 25 September 6.30pm-9pm

A new group for adults, M4M will offer the opportunity to act, devise performance and workshops and practise group facilitation. The workshops will explore Forum and Image techniques based on the emancipatory theatre ideas of Brazilian director Augusto Boal. £2 per session

Streetwise

Every Monday, 9 September - 9 December 5pm-7pm Streetwise is for people aged 16-25 who want to do projects using video, music, dance or drama. For more information call Sue Scott on 0161 7617107

18

Met Express is a theatre group for disabled people. If you enjoy drama, then maybe this is for you! For more information call Sue Scott on 0161 7617107

LIFT

Every Wednesday from 9 September A performance based workshop for 8-25 year olds. 8-10 years 4:30pm - 6pm 11-13 years 6pm - 7:30pm 14-25 years 7:30pm - 9pm To book a place, phone 0161 253 5111

STAGECOACH

Theatre Arts School Every Sunday 10am - 1pm

For 6-16 year olds, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School meets at The Met every Sunday during term time. There's no interview, enthusiasm to learn to act, sing and dance is all that's needed. Call 0161 763 6161 for a prospectus.

Zehara Belly Dancing

Every Tuesday 7:15pm - 8:15pm Zehara have been running Belly Dancing classes for more than 5 years. The classes are a great way to keep fit with an emphasis on a non competitive, fun and light hearted group atmosphere. Everyone welcome. £3.50

ticket office: 0161 761 2216

The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW Ticket Office 0161 761 2216 Admin 0161 761 7107 Fax 0161 763 5056 Automatic Lounge 0161 763 9399 or visit us at our website www.metarts.demon.co.uk/

Staff Team

Comedy | Theatre | Dance | Folk Roots | Jazz | Rock & Pop | Blues | Poetry

9.30pm Studio Theatre Tickets

How to Contact Us

M ET

Ged Kelly David Agnew Jeremy Evans Vacant Moira Burton Nick Smale Avis Ashworth vacant

I N F O R M AT I O N

Be first to book Don't miss out on the best seats for any of our future shows. Join our free mailing list and get all the information you need. Either call in and leave your name and address at the ticket office, or write to us at The Met, FREEPOST BL5162F, Bury BL9 0YZ. Easy Access The Met is a fully accessible ground and first floor venue. The main entrance is fully ramped with a lift to the main theatre and accessible toilet facilities. We also have staff permanently on hand to help. Should you require a personal escort, we can supply that person with a free ticket (for details call 0161 761 2216). A magnetic induction loop in the main theatre for hearing aid users is used for most events. Guide dogs are welcome and water can be provided. Latecomers may be refused entry or only admitted during an appropriate interval, at the discretion of the staff. Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket Exchange You may exchange tickets in advance from one show to another, depending on availability, for a charge of £1 per ticket. Tickets cannot be refunded. Seating at music events At events where there may be a dance floor and only limited seating, please arrive early if you wish to sit, as seats cannot be reserved. Changes to programmes Whilst all event details are correct at time of print, it is advised that customers confirm event details (including date and start times) before purchasing their tickets.

Data Protection Act. The Met is a registered data user under the terms of The Data Protection Act. We keep a record of names, addresses and ticket sales information on our computer. This is used to improve the service we give to our customers. You have the right to see any information we hold about you and have it amended or removed where appropriate. Customer Care The Met is committed to excellence of care for all our customers. If you have any positive comments or complaints we would be delighted to hear from you. For Hire The Met has two performance spaces: The Main Theatre, a flexible auditorium seating 225 people and the more intimate Studio Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 72. Both these rooms are available for performance, party and conference use at competitive prices. Special rates apply for voluntary and charitable organisations. Catering The Met is a fully licensed premises with a contracted professional caterer to advise on your events. Contact Automatic on 0161 763 9399. Tourist Information Centre Bury's Tourist Information Centre is situated in the ground floor foyer of The Met. A host of information is available for ideas on excursions, walks, general holiday information and booking tickets for other North West theatres. Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

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THE MET

BOOKING INFORMATION At The Met

Bring a Group

Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm and up to one hour before each show.

Buy 10 tickets and receive an additional ticket FREE for all events with the Culture Vulture symbol.

Online

Available for most events upon proof of eligibility for: Culture Vultures, senior citizens, unemployed people, students, under 17's, registered disabled people and Stage Pass card holders. Only one discount per ticket.

Special Discounts

Tickets for selected events can be purchased via

www.metarts.demon.co.uk

By Phone

Ticket Office: 0161 761 2216

Bury’s Live Arts Venue

Main Theatre Seating

(24 hour answerphone)

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You can reserve tickets outside office hours on our answerphone reservation service. Reserved tickets must be paid for within five working days, or 30 minutes prior to the start of the show, whichever is sooner. We accept

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SEPT 2002 to JAN 2003

DON'T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT THE CULTURE VULTURE SCHEME WHEN BOOKING YOUR TICKETS

G ETTING TO THE MET We are 8 miles north of Manchester and easily accessible by car, tram or bus.

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By Car M66, Junction 2 M66, junction 2 From the M60, take junction 18 to the M66 (signposted Bury). Head north on the M66 to junction 2. Follow the signs for Bury, then the Interchange and Tourist information. Parking in Bury is FREE after 6pm.

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BY RAIL/METROLINK Manchester's Metrolink tram system is fast, clean, safe and frequent. Last tram from Bury to Victoria & Piccadilly, Manchester is 10.30pm Sun, 11.30pm Mon-Thu, 12.30 Fri & Sat.

ticket office : 0161 761 2216

TICKET OFFICE

0161 761 2216 Market Street, Bury Lancs BL9 0BW • www.metarts.demon.co.uk

Met Brochure September 2002 - January 2003  

What's on guide from The Met, a live arts venue in Bury, Greater Manchester

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