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Welcome Bury has changed dramatically

audiences with some

As always we are dealing with

support could help us keep

over the last year and we

refurbishments in our ground

dramatic changes and challenges

The Met as one of the best

look forward to receiving new

floor studio, a new space for

in funding, and are working hard

independent venues and

visitors and audiences to The

community groups to meet and

to maintain an independent

arts centres in the UK.

Met for our music, theatre and

improved wifi and interactive

venue our audiences and artists

comedy and our participatory

screens from September.

can be proud of. If you value what

programme with drumming,

A new ticketing system will

we do please do come and enjoy

singing, theatre and dance.

see improved experience

some shows and perhaps

for online customers.

even think about

We have been working on some exciting projects including a

The programme continues to

recording studio (opening January

develop and this season sees a

2011) which offers free use to

fantastic show for Christmas

young people while providing

with The Lion, The Witch and

Bury with a professional

The Wardrobe as well as

resource to start creating new

exciting and new theatre and

music in the town centre.

music sourced from festivals

Within the venue we are continuing to improve the visit for our

and showcases throughout the UK.

how your

Enjoy our great season. David Agnew, Director

”The perfect venue to play, intimate, friendly and ten minutes from our house. It’s been a great pleasure.“ Peter Kay

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R o c k & P o p


Glaston-BURY Festival 2010

Thai Brides and Teacakes

Monday 30 August

Saturday 4 September 7.30pm / £10 / £8.50 concession

Over sixty five acts playing in seven venues across Bury town

Ma and Madeira, unsuccessful

centre on bank holiday Monday

in their attempt to adopt a

in aid of Bury Hospice. Appearing

Vietnamese orphan, turn to

at The Met will be: Molly Bloom;

drop-dead gorgeous politician,

Jupitar Sands; Jealous; The 66;

Richard “Dickie” Moseley.

Aura; TBC; and The Ice Band.

However, Dickie’s extreme right-wing policies spell disaster and the devastated Mancunians

C o m e d y

First Thursday Comedy Club

Gary Delaney

look for a saviour in the unlikely form of Fred the builder’s part time lap dancing Thai bride...

Thursday 2 September

A satirical commentary on the changing

8.30pm / £8

ethnic composition of modern Britain

An evening of top class entertainment with the UK’s finest comedians, featuring Adam Crow, Gary Delaney, Freaks’ Outing and Tony Vino. “Comedy that’s life affirming” BBC1

MaD Theatre Company

from the award winning MaD Theatre Company featuring Manchester’s familiar faces, plus one or two surprise guests.

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The Travelling Band Thursday 9 September

feel like they’re bursting with

8pm / £8.50

energy and wisdom. Their live

Manchester's The Travelling Band take influence from folk, country, psyche and rock before filtering it through their own


show is a feelgood tour-deforce. The band released their second album Sundial this year. “Deserving winners of

sunshine-pop sensibility. Here

Glastonbury’s new talent

is a band who excel at sounding

contest… one of Manchester’s

happy, sad, frustrated, and

best bands.” Christina

vulnerable, often at the same

McDermott, BBC Manchester

time, with songs that

Spider John

Photo by Judith Burrows B l u e s

Spider John Koerner Presented by fRoots Magazine

Friday 10 September 8pm / £12 / £10 concession & members Spider John Koerner is a

traditional song, and a firm

traditional American folk

command of his source material.

and country blues musician and rhythmic guitarist. His The

musical style stems from a


solid foundation of the old


blues masters, respect for the

“Funky, with lots of open spaces between oddly placed notes, all of it held together with his impeccable timing.” Blueswire




Hall Trio

Tiny Tin Lady

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f o l k r o o ts

F o l k R o o ts

F o l k R o o ts

Panic Room

The Chloe Hall Trio

Tiny Tin Lady

Robin and Bina Williamson

Thursday 16 September 8pm

Friday 17 September 8.30pm

Saturday 18 September 8pm

£8 / £6 concession & members

£8 / £6 concession & members

£8 / £6 concession & members

Plus special guests David R Black Saturday 11 September 8pm £12 adv / £14 door / Standing

Australian singer-songwriter

Tiny Tin Lady are a young six

Robin Williamson is founder of

Panic Room features current

Chloe Hall is an engaging and

piece band who have become one

psychedelic folk legends The

and ex members of Karnataka,

charismatic performer, but

of the most talked about groups

Incredible String Band and one

Mostly Autumn and Fish’s

it's the simple, undeniable

on the acoustic scene, stunning

of the few UK artists to play

band, topped off with the fine

quality of her songs that

audiences everywhere with

Woodstock. He performs with

vocals of Anne-Marie Helder.

leave you with overwhelming

their blend of brilliant, original

his wife Bina to present this

emotion. Making up her trio

songs, superb musicianship

celebration of autumn.

are bassist Chris Mildren and

and spine-tingling harmonies.

Mixing prog, folk, jazz and world, the band produce a unique and very individual sound with soaring

percussionist Teal Bain-Roben.

melodies and inventive lyrics

“Chloe Hall – the future of folk

that draw you to new worlds.

is here today.” Rolling Stone

“...a unique blend of roots

Beautiful music on harp and percussion accompany traditional

honesty and rock sensibilities

tales of enchantment. Soulful,

not to be missed” MOJO

magical and highly entertaining.

S i n g e r s o n gwr i t e r

V ar i e ty

Shana Morrison

Not the only Gays in the Village

Saturday 18 September 8.30pm £10 / £8 conc & members

Thursday 23 September 8pm

Van Morrison’s daughter,

£10 / £8 concession

Shana, has a beautiful, wide

Featuring comedian Paul Sinha,

ranging voice which has gained

compere Jonathan Mayor, and

her a number of famous fans

Team Tracey. Organised by

including John Lee Hooker, Joe

Bury Council LGBT Network.

Cocker and Dr John to name a few. She has just released her album Joyride to great acclaim.




Pickled Image

Wed 22 September 7.30pm / £10 / £8 conc & members A stunning piece of visual theatre fusing live performance mask

Shana Morrison

Award winning Pickled Image

and puppetry, Pickled

return to The Met after the

Image deliver a dark,

Kyla Brox Friday 24 Sept 8.30pm £8 / £6 conc & members Manchester’s Kyla Brox is without question the UK's finest young female blues singer. Singing her special mix of funky,

success of Houdini's Suitcase

grotesque and provocative

jazz-tinged blues, her magnificent

with a look into the depths

exploration of human

voice combines power with

of the human mind, based

survival and man’s need

control. She has just released a

on Knut Hamsun's book.

to express himself.

new album Grey Sky Blue.

R o c k & P o p

F am i l y S h o w

Sandi Thom

The Lost Forest

Merchants & Thieves Tour 2010

£6 / £4 members

Friday 24 September 8pm

There’s magic and mayhem in

Indigo Moon Theatre Saturday 25 September 1pm

£12 advance / £14 door

the rainforest! Animals homes


are at risk as bulldozers crash their way through trees and

Having risen to stardom with

foliage. Who will come to the

the single ‘I Wish I Was a

rescue and fight the evil Endorro?

Punk Rocker (With Flowers

Can we save the rainforest?

in My Hair)’, Sandi Thom is back with a brand new album

The Lost Forest takes a vital

'Merchants & Thieves'.

concern and turns it into a fun and dynamic show, using Wayang

Powerful melodies and

Golek (colourful rod puppets from

emotive lyrics are mixed with

West Java), stunning rainforest

a new bluesy sound strongly

projections, shadow theatre

influenced by her work with Joe

and original music. Ages 5+.

Bonamassa. Sandi is an artist who continues to progress towards something great. “As striking a musical reinvention as you're likely to witness this year” News of the World

Sandi Thom

The Lost Forest

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Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby

Romeo and Juliet

A Mr Kite Benefit

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Heidi Talbot with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine Saturday 25 September 8pm £15 / £12 conc & members Having cut her teeth as lead singer with Irish American outfit Cherish The Ladies, Heidi Talbot is right at home in the worlds of Irish traditional and roots music. A regular at The Met, she will be performing with favourites John McCusker, BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2003, and Boo Hewerdine, successful solo artist and writer to the stars.

Proper Job Theatre Company

Wednesday 29 September 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Sat 25 September 8pm / £11

£10 / £8 concession & members

Eric Goulden was among the

Set in the heat of Southern Europe, the visceral

original 70s Stiff Records posse

backdrop launches us into the lives of the famous

(Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, The

lovers. The fast-paced dramatic performance

Damned) aiming to revitalise rock.

strips back Shakespeare’s text to its essential

Amy Rigby is a pop princess.

poetic prose, incorporating flamenco, striking

Combining several decades of acclaimed records and failed relationships, Eric and Amy join together to play their should-be, could-be and have-been hits.

physicality, powerful singing and music, affecting you with a sensory blowout. This is a fresh and exciting interpretation of a classic text, which will take you on a journey of love and fear.



Fiddlers’ Bid

The Stumble Friday 1 October 8pm Chris While & Julie Matthews

£8 adv / £10 door / Music Hall R & B Festival favorites The Stumble, mix stellar guitar solos

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with the powerful voice of Paul

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Melville to create a fantastic

Thursday 30 September 8pm

perform strong arrangements

£12 / £10 conc & members

with vigour and passion.

rocky bluesy sound. Playing their own songs alongside well chosen covers, the band

Chris While and Julie Matthews are both individual writers of


some note but it’s when they


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IQ Saturday 2 October 8pm £12 adv / £14 door / Standing

combine their writing talents

In a career spanning almost

that the unique nature of

thirty years, IQ have established

their partnership flourishes.

a reputation for themselves

Eight times nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, they are renowned for their affinity on stage and for the energy and enthusiasm of their performances.

as one of the world's leading progressive rock bands. Known for their dramatic, passionate music and visually innovative live presentations, they have released

F o l k R o o ts


Fiddlers’ Bid

Girls Night

Sunday 3 October 8pm £12 advance / £14 door With a powerful rhythm section and arguably the country’s most

Kieran Goss

Goodnights Entertainment Wednesday 6 October 8pm £15 / £12 conc & members Join five friends on a karaoke

awe-inspiring harpist, Fiddler’s

night out - four in their forties

Bid are a dynamic, internationally

and one, an angel who died as

acclaimed fiddle group from the

a teenager. A roller coaster of

Shetland Islands - a community

emotion with a life affirming,

long famed for its distinctive

sing-a-long soundtrack with

fiddle tradition. Their album All

songs including I'm Every Woman,

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Dressed in Yellow recently won

I Will Survive, It's Raining Men, I

Kieran Goss

Album of the Year at the Scottish

Am What I Am and We Are Family.

Thursday 7 October 8pm

Traditional Music Awards. a string of critically acclaimed

£15 / £12 conc & members Long hailed as one of Ireland’s

albums, most recently last year's

leading songwriters and

highly successful Frequency.

performers, Kieran’s music has won him fans across the

To mark the release of the

globe. But if his albums have

deluxe 25th anniversary box

made him a star, his live shows

set of their classic album The

have made him a legend.

Wake, IQ will be performing the album in its entirety, along

“The sense of fun is tremendous,

with other popular favourites


the playing first rate and the songs

from their back catalogue.


are sheer quality.” Irish Times

C o m e d y

songs and tunes as well as

First Thursday Comedy Club

original compositions. The

Thursday 7 October 8.30pm / £8

energetic and original traditional power-trio also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European Viva Morrissey

folk cultures in their music.

This month's comedy club features two acts back by popular

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demand - Ginger Scotsman Brian

Mike Peters (The Alarm)

Higgins, and Mike Wilkinson, the man chosen to support Peter Kay and Johnny Vegas. Plus the immensely likeable Chris Brooker and rising star Letty Flynn.

Saturday 9 October 8pm £15 advance / £17 door Best known as frontman of

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The Alarm, Mike Peters is also


an inspirational solo acoustic

Friday 8 October 8pm

cancer survivor) founder of rock

£12 / £10 conc & members

and roll cancer charity Love

Weaving wooden flute, fiddle,

performer and (as a two times

Hope Strength Foundation.

acoustic guitar, jaw harp, bass

Achieving over fifteen Top 40

and foot percussion with strong

UK singles and over five million

vocal harmonies, French-

album sales, Mike’s musical

Canadian band Genticorum

journey has seen him sing with

offer a blend of traditional

Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bono.

Mike Peters

The Games



F o l k R o o ts

R o c k & P o p

The Games

Michael McGoldrick

Viva Morrissey

Spike Theatre

Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13

and friends

Thursday 14 October 8pm £15 / £12 concession & members / Music Hall

October 7.30pm

Showcasing his new album

with some special guests, his

£10 / £6 concession & members

Aurora, Michael McGoldrick

live performances are ”packed

returns with a collection of

with fiery energy, lyrical poetry

tunes and songs self-penned

and bold experimentation.“

with some more traditional

The Independent

Inspired by stories of the ancient

material mixed in. Appearing

Friday 15 October 8.30pm £8 advance / £10 door Standing Viva Morrissey's set includes Smiths classics, alongside Morrissey’s best loved solo material, with a live show almost as good as the real thing.

Olympics - and the Greek comic satyrs of Euripides and


Aristophanes - Spike will bring to

Pedal Power

life again the world of the Greek gods (and bizarre sporting events) in their own inimitable style. This comic re-telling of all things

Mikron Theatre Saturday 16 October 1.30pm £8 / £4 concession

Greek will incorporate sporting

Mikron’s play covers one

equipment with a thousand

hundred years of National

uses, an original musical score

Clarion Cycling Club history;

and a sense of the ridiculous.

from its socialist origins to the

But be prepared: The Games

last day of business in a 21st

is war... minus the shooting.

century Manchester cycle shop.

Chris Wood & Andy Cutting

This concert will draw from their classic repertoire as well as exploring their restless quest for deeper and more vivid musical experiences.

A m e r i c a n a

Tift Merritt A Mr Kite Benefit Tuesday 19 October 8pm / £14


I’m A Minger


by Alex Jones

Tift Merritt has

Monday 18 October 1.30pm £5 students only F o l k R o o ts

Welcome to the world of 14-year

A Mr Kite Benefit

old Katie as she battles her

“The finest and most original

impressive body of work and earned a audience. Her live

way through the bitches, the chavs, the misery of school discos and the desperate

singer-songwriters to have

search for a worthy boyfriend. A

emerged from British folk since

turbulent and triumphant tale

Richard Thompson” The Guardian

of a totally troubled teen.

In 1990 Chris Wood and

produced an

passionate, dedicated

Chris Wood & Andy Cutting Saturday 16 October 8pm / £15

North Carolina

performances, both with her band and on her own, are similarly riveting. Tift will be performing songs from her new album See You On The Moon.

“Alex Jones writes with fury,

Andy Cutting embarked on

passion and compassion about

one of the most influential

those whose voices are seldom

Tift Merritt

collaborations in English Folk.

heard” Financial Times

Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

L i t e ratur e



Alexei Sayle

Otis Gibbs

Wednesday 20 October 8pm

Thick As Thieves

£12 / £10 conc & members

Reform Theatre

£10 / £8 conc & members

Alexei Sayle performs excerpts

Thursday 21 October 8pm

from his new book Stalin Ate

£10 / £8 conc & members

Thursday 21 October 8pm

Thick As Thieves

My Homework, a memoir of his confusing life as the son

Blues singer-songwriter and teller of tales Otis Gibbs comes to The Met following his success at last year’s R&B Festival.

of Communist parents, his childhood travelling round Eastern Europe and his years as a teenage Maoist. It is a funny and perceptive portrait of a family, a city, a country and a continent going through huge changes. Part of the Manchester Comedy Festival and the Manchester Literature Festival.

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Steph and Barry have never been

stay on the straight and narrow.

Christine Collister

When the friends decide to turn

Friday 22 October 8pm

model citizens but they are finding it increasingly hard to

£10 / £8 conc & members

their hands to housebreaking it leads to hilarious consequences.

Otis Gibbs

Best known for BBC's Life and

Our hapless duo has to contend

Loves of a She Devil, singer

with, amongst other things,

Christine Collister has worked

shopping deliveries, nosey

with a host of excellent

neighbours, a dead budgie and

musicians (Richard Thompson,

a shocking discovery that could

Peter Frampton, Louden

change their lives forever. As

Wainwright III), effortlessly

the night becomes more frantic

blending soul, blues, pop, jazz,


the pair realise that life in crime


isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.


country and folk. She will be


performing with Rob Cross.

Erik Mongrain

F am i l y S h o w


The Dragon’s Daughter


Blunderbus Theatre

Thursday 28 October 7.30pm

Monday 25 October 1pm £6 / £4 members Once upon a time in a faraway land, a little boy discovers a real-life baby dragon. Can he return his new-found friend R o c k & P o p

R o c k & P o p

to her mother before it is too

Erik Mongrain

Clone Roses

late, or will the dragon perish

Friday 22 October 8.30pm £14 advance / £16 door This French-Canadian guitarist

and DJ Clint Boon

in the darkness? This timeless

Proteus Theatre Company

£10 / £8 conc & members Escapologist, magician, lover, secret agent, husband, enemy of the establishment, Houdini was all and none of these. His life remains a mystery, and his greatest trick remains his ability to escape interpretation, until now...

adventure will whisk you away

Using Proteus’ distinctive

Saturday 23 October 8.15pm

to a world of magic and make-

style fusing music, physical

£10 Adv / £12 Door / Standing

believe. For 4-7 year olds.

performance, circus, and film,

was inspired early on by Jimi

The Clone Roses are regarded by

Hendrix and Kurt Cobain but has

many as the UK’s No1 Tribute to

since become known for lap-

Manchester legends The Stone

tapping, which involves tapping

Roses and play all the classics

the strings on the fret board

including Waterfall, Fools Gold

with both hands. An exceptional

and I am the Resurrection. This

talent with diverse influences

very special event will also

Erik is an awe inspiring musician

feature DJ Clint Boon to top

in the vein of Preston Reed.

off this fantastic evening.

Houdini will be resurrected The Dragon's Daughter

to tell his remarkable story.

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Salsa Celtica Friday 29 October 8pm / ÂŁ15 / Standing

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Martha Tilston Thursday 28 October 8pm / ÂŁ12 Martha Tilston is a captivating performer and an enchanting singer-songwriter blessed with a gloriously clear, seductive voice. She expresses herself

Salsa Celtica's synthesis of

traditional musicians together

in her trademark direct poetic

Scottish and Irish traditional

with a stellar group of salsa,

manner, putting forward her

music with all the Latin

world and jazz musicians from

philosophy of life and examining

American elements of salsa

Latin America and the UK.

relationships in an accessible,

is a stunning combination of

universal way. The songs are

virtuosity and energy. Their lineup

exquisitely set, the musicianship

combines some of Scotland

(featuring The Woods) is faultless.

and Ireland's most innovative

They are one of the most exciting bands on the world music circuit today.


Philippa Pearce’s story of a


The Revelators

boy’s encounter with the past


has become a modern classic,



Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury

Friday 29 October

telling the tale of two children

8.30pm / £8

separated by time. A fascinating

Thursday 4 November 8pm

and magical experience.

£10 / £8 conc and members

Manchester’s The Revelators are a four piece band playing soulful blues influenced by

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the band have already played

3 Daft Monkeys

many festivals and with the

Saturday 30 October 8pm

the singer of the Blockheads,

addition of new members they

£10 / Standing

showing his cheeky public

Robert Cray and Joe Louis Walker. Formerly The Convertibles,

have added a new sound to their already funky/blues feel. F am i l y S h o w

Tom’s Midnight Garden Image Musical Theatre

Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury follows the life of

persona as well as the private

3 Daft Monkeys are a band

one in which he battled demons

that know how to make people

and his perceived flaws.

dance and resistance is entirely 3 Daft Monkeys

futile! The Cornish trio blend a

The show offers an insightful,

unique brand of rousing vocals,

hilarious and moving look

frenetic fiddling, 12-string guitar,

at the life of one of the

dancing bass and foot drum and

music industry’s best loved

return to The Met in support

characters, and features all

Saturday 30 October 2.30pm

of their new album due for

the hits including Hit Me

£6 / £4 members

release at the end of the year.

With Your Rhythm Stick and

Come along and be the star

Reasons To Be Cheerful.

"The musicianship - the virtuosity,

of the show as Image Musical

the songcraft, the arrangement -

Theatre return to The Met.

is simply astonishing" Spiral Earth

Recommended for ages 16+. Hit Me!

Contains very strong language.

C o m e d y

F am i l y S h o w

First Thursday Comedy Club

Stick Man

Thursday 4 November 8.30pm / £8 Another night of comedy with four of the UK’s top comedians.

Sat 6 November 11am & 1pm £6 / £4 members "Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three..."

A m e r i c a n a

But the world is a dangerous

An intimate evening with Raul Malo

place for Stick Man. A dog

A Mr Kite Benefit Friday 5 November 8pm / £20

wants to play with him. A swan builds a nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? A touching, funny and utterly original new show based on the

The main man from The

book by Julia Donaldson and Axel

Mavericks comes into town

Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

to show off his splendid vocal

For ages 4+.

talents described by Rolling Stone as ‘a voice on par with the best: Sinatra, George Jones and Orbison’. Raul will be accompanied by Michael Guerra Raul Malo

Scamp Theatre

(accordian and bajo sexto).

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Ralph McTell

Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky

Saturday 6 November 8pm £17.50

Thursday 11 November 8pm

Best known for his song Streets of London, singer-songwriter Ralph McTell is a recipient of an Ivor Novello award, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award and a Parliamentary award for his contribution to folk. His concerts blend delicate melodies with virtuoso guitar showstoppers. His show at The Met will include songs from his new album Somewhere Down The Road.

£14 / £10 concession & members Aly Bain is Scotland's

created the album Fully

supreme traditional style

Rigged a celebration of shared

fiddler. His playing is unique -

Nordic heritage. Completing

driving, impassioned and pure

the line-up is Bruce Molsky, a

- with a vibrant, unmistakable

leading old time fiddle player


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tone that has earned him

and singer from the USA who

a following of ardent fans

has also explored traditional

throughout the world. His

music from an astonishingly


most recent collaboration

broad range of cultures over

Friday 12 November 8.30pm

with Swedish multi-

the past two decades.

£14 / £10 conc and members

instrumentalist Ale Möller,

plus support

Brian Finnegan and Aidan O’Rourke, front men with two of the most revered bands ever to have thrilled the folk scene, BBC Award winning Flook and Lau, join forces with Ian Stephenson on guitar and Jim Goodwin on

Ralph McTell

Aly Bain, Ale Möller

drums to create an enthralling

& Bruce Molsky

and beautiful new sound.

R o c k & P o p

F o l k R o o ts

Nearly Dan

Martin Simpson Trio

Saturday 13 November 8pm / £10 adv / £12 door / Standing Less tribute and more homage

Thursday 18 November 8pm

as tight as their namesakes, a

Bury Parish Church, The Rock, Bury

to jazz-influenced best sellers

testament to hours of rehearsal


Steely Dan, Nearly Dan’s

and a great deal of talent. They

approach is faithful, though

return to The Met following

not reverential, and relaxed but

a sell out show last year.

B e e r F e st i va l

Bury Beer Festival Friday 19 & Saturday 20 November from 12 noon Friday afternoon £2 / Friday evening £4 / Saturday anytime £4 50% off for CAMRA members Malt and The Met join forces to create Bury’s best Beer Festival

The Met presents this concert

Joining him is Andy Cutting

featuring real ales from the very best local brewers, alongside fine

in the beautiful surroundings

(2008’s Radio 2 Folk Musician

food and live music.

of Bury Parish Church. Recognised as one of the world's best acoustic guitar players,

of the Year) on melodeon, and Andy Seward (Kate Rusby’s Band/ John Tams Band) on double bass.

he has won BBC Radio 2 Folk

This unstoppable combination of

Awards for Musician of the Year

talent has taken Martin’s music

and Album of the Year twice and

to a new level and is a thrilling

also Best Original Track in 2008.

band to see and enjoy.

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Denis Jones

A Mr Kite Benefit

Friday 26 November 8pm / £9 Denis Jones is a self-taught

Using a loop station, samplers

guitarist and songwriter who

and effects, he creates vast,

has developed a show-

complex orchestrations of

stopping live performance

beat-box rhythms, multi-

based around the core

layered vocals and other-

of his exceptional and

wordly sounds which veer

unique guitar-playing style

from subtle folk and blues to

and rich, soulful voice.

heavy bass-driven electronica.


Matt Schofield Thursday 25 November 8pm £15 / Music Hall Inspired by the blues, infused with the funk rhythms of New Orleans and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Matt Schofield is one of the finest blues guitarists to have emerged in Europe for several generations. “Dynamite” Guitarist magazine

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Bella Hardy Friday 26 November 8pm £12 / £10 conc & members Nominated three times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Bella Hardy has played in a number of groups (Ola, the Pack) and been citically acclaimed for her music as a solo artist. Her new album In The Shadow of Mountains was released this year.

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Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri

Aynsley Lister

Saturday 27 November 8pm

Aynsley has never been an artist to reheat the music of yesteryear.

£12 / £10 conc & members

Influenced from an early age by the 60’s RnB era, Lister takes these

A sellout in 2009, Kiki and Carmelo bring an acoustic show playing their original music alongside Kiki’s best known songs (Don’t Go A m e r i c a n a

Sara Grey Sat 27 November 8pm / £10

Breaking My Heart, I’ve Got The Music In Me) plus covers of songs by Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and others.

Sara Grey and Kieron Means

C o m e d y

are mother and son and, along

First Thursday Comedy Club

with Ben Paley, share a love for the traditional music of North America. Sara is a fine singer, banjo player and story-teller and Kieron is

Thursday 2 December 8.30pm / £8

also a fine singer as well as a

A night of festive comedy with

guitar player and song writer.

four of the UK’s top comedians.

Thursday 2 December 8pm £12 / £10 concession & members / Music Hall

key elements and mixes them with a more current and melodic lyrical approach. He is one of very few artists playing rocking blues with a modern edge - tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting; played with passion and vitality. “Superb” The Times

R o c k & P o p


Uiscedwr are named supported by She is Danger

Friday 3 December 8pm / £15 advance / £17.50 door / Standing Best known for top twenty hit

bass and beat heavy Dreadzone

Little Britain, Dreadzone are the

style, this is truly music to

pioneers of dub dance music.

move your mind and feet.

Using samples and catchy

The band have just released

tunes which compliment the

new album Eye on the Horizon.

after the Welsh and Irish words for water.

F o l k R o o ts

Uiscedwr Saturday 4 December 8pm / £12 / £10 concession & members Phenomenal folk trio Uiscedwr


and percussion (of Seth Lakeman

(pronounced "ish-ka-dooer") are

band fame), the result is the

one of Britain’s most exciting

most thrilling modern folk

contemporary bands. Featuring

music you’re ever likely to

founder members Anna

hear. Underpinned by driving

Esslemont on fiddle and vocals

guitar, this folk trio promises

and Cormac Byrne on bodhran

a night you won’t forget.

J a z z



Metro Jazz

Sex & Docks & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jack and the Beanstalk

Wed 8 & Thu 9 Dec 7.30pm

Sex & Docks & Rock ‘n’ Roll

1pm, 4pm & 8pm

£10 / £8 conc & members

carries on where last winter’s

£3.50 / £2.50 conc

Tuesday 7 December 7.30pm £6 / £4 members Move into Christmas (or forget

Met Express

Red Ladder Theatre Company

it) with the merry sound of

Liverpool, 1960. A two-week

Metro Jazz. The Met’s very

strike by dockworkers and

own community jazz orchestra

seafarers has paralysed the

will lift your spirits at any time

port, and against a backdrop

of the year. Munch Manship

of picketing, marches and

leads the band in a highly

jailings one local family plays

seasoned mix of classics.

out the changing times.

Saturday 11 December

highly successful show

Met Express, The Met's drama

Riot, Rebellion & Bloody Insurrection left off - with Chumbawamba collaborating on the music and Red Ladder reconnecting noisily with a great tradition of radical and entertaining theatre.

group for people with disabilities, perform their own interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk. A boy climbs to the top of a giant, magical beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his mother's fortune.

Sex & Docks Munch

& Rock

Photo by


'n' Roll

James Khoo

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Presented by Proper Job Theatre Company & The Met Timetable DECEMBER 2010 Tue 14 10.00am 1.30pm Wed 15 10.00am 1.30pm Thu 16 10.00am 1.30pm

Fri 17

1.30pm 7.30pm

Sat 18 11.00am 3.00pm Mon 20

2.00pm 7.30pm

Tue 21

2.00pm 7.30pm

Wed 22

2.00pm 7.30pm

Thu 23

2.00pm 7.30pm

Fri 24 11.00am 3.00pm

£10 / £8 concession & members Suitable for children aged 5+ and their families Duration approx 110 minutes

A magical family show for the festive season… In wartime England, four children are evacuated to an old house where they discover a magic wardrobe. Inside they find the enchanting land of Narnia; a Kingdom where it’s always winter but never Christmas; a Kingdom on the verge of an epic conflict between an evil Snow Queen and a courageous lion. Are you brave enough to go inside and share the children’s adventures? Have you the courage to stand shoulder to shoulder with Aslan, the great lion, and fight the Snow Queen? Narnia is waiting; it needs your help... Sponsored by

CS Lewis’s classic tale for children (and adults!) comes alive on stage with wondrous characters and special theatrical tricks to help re-tell this extraordinary story that will draw you in from the moment you sit in your seat.

The Swing Commanders Thu 27 January / £10 / £9 conc F o l k R o o ts

Roddy Woomble

Albion Christmas Band

Chris Farlowe

Wednesday 15 December 8pm / £14 / £12 concession & members

Friday 11 February / £15

Friday 4 February

Founded by Fairport Convention,

Band), Simon Care (Edward


Steeleye Span and The Albion

II) and Simon Nicol (Fairport

Sat 26 February / £15 / £12 conc

Band’s Ashley Hutchings, An

Convention), for an evening of

Albion Christmas combines the

traditional English Christmas

talents of Kellie While (Albion

music, dancing and celebration.

Mr Kite Benefits Sam Baker Saturday 18 September at St. Bede’s Club, Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley £13 advance / £14 door

Sara Watkins

Coming Soon...

Three Bonzos and a Piano Friday 4 March / £15 The Ian McMillan Orchestra Friday 8 April / £14


The Mustangs

Karine Polwart Trio

Friday 17 December 8.30pm / £8 / £6 conc & members

Sat 9 April / £16 / £14 conc Big Whistle Weekend

Regarded as one of the best and

three albums of original material

most exciting blues rock bands in

and headlined festivals such

the UK today, The Mustangs play

as the Boogaloo Blues Festival,

Spiers and Boden

high energy, blues-based rock.

Blues at the Fort, Swanage Blues

Friday 13 May / £14 / £12 conc

The band have already released

Festival and Eel Pie’s Bluesquest.

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 May

Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek Sunday 7 November at St. Bede’s Club, Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley £13 advance / £14 door Tickets from The Met on 0161 761 2216

take part Classes & Workshops

Regular Groups

Met Express

Bury Boys Break-Dance

Drama for people with disabilities.

Mondays 7.30pm-9pm Tuesdays 10.30am-12noon Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm Only accepting new members for the Tuesday am session.

Bury Youth Dance Tuesdays 5pm-7pm Led by Claire Fildes. For 11-17 years olds interested in dance. Participants are invited by audition. Bury Youth Dance explore their creativity through

11-16 (school year 7 to 11). Learn

Black Pudding Youth Theatre

break dance moves and stunts.

Tuesdays 5pm-7pm

invited to perform in u-dance

All levels of experience welcome.

Youth drama from Bury Youth

England's regional showcase Word in Motion, and also in

email D.Cretney@

Signatures the youth dance

£20 / £15 concession

Streetwise Drama

Service, led by MaD Theatre.

Following the huge success of

Mondays 5pm-7pm

Monday 4pm-pm / £3 Break-dance for boys from ages

Good Time Gospel with Chris Rowbury Saturday 16 October 10am

his ‘Hits from the 60s’ workshop

A weekly drama session for young

Chris returns with an exhilarating

adults. Contact 0161 253 6476.

day of gospel singing for anyone who wants to sing - whether

Metro Jazz

you think you can or not! You

Mondays 6.30pm-9.30pm

don’t have to be religious to

£70 (£50 conc) per term

enjoy the passionate sounds of

Led by Munch Manship. Front

gospel. This workshop is open

line musicians needed for

to all, even if you’ve never sung

The Met’s community jazz

outside the bathroom before!

orchestra. Over 16s only.

dance for performance. Recently the group have been

platform for the north west.

for information.

Bury Youth Dance

Salsa Beginner’s course Tuesdays 7.30pm from September 7 for 8 weeks £6 per week / £42 for course Do you think you can dance? Prove it by taking our eight week salsa course lead by Amos De Roover of Latin Vybez. Aimed at total beginners, no previous experience is necessary. Starting with the basics and building week by week into a catalogue of steps that can be taken forward into more advanced

Bury Vocal Collective Wednesdays fortnightly from September 15 / 7.30-9pm / £4 Led by Rose Hodgson. For people who want to sing regardless of whether they think they are in tune or not!

to have fun and get fit!

Salsa Improver’s sessions

Aiming High

Wednesdays monthly

Saturdays 11am-1pm / £2

A member-led group open to

Weekly sessions for young people

anyone interested in writing TV,

with disabilities or additional

theatre, radio or film scripts.

needs, from Bury Council

Meets to share scripts / works-

Childrens Services and The

in-progress, and offer support.

Met. Craft and drama sessions,

New members welcome. email

gallery and theatre visits. Build

confidence, make friends and

Bury Youth Theatre Wednesdays 5.30-7pm (BYT2: 9-13 yr olds)

Wednesdays 7-9pm (BYT1: 14 yrs +) / £2.50 per session

classes. Come on your own or with a partner and be prepared

Bury Youth Theatre

learn great skills in a fun and creative environment.

Bloco Ashê Saturdays 11am-1pm

Led by Marc Young, Clare

£5 / £3 conc / £2 under 16s

Fildes and Sammy Deas.

A welcoming and exciting samba

Bury Youth Theatre is a fun drama session which takes place

percussive workshop catering for beginners and beyond. The band welcomes new members.

Tuesdays 8.45pm from

at The Met every Wednesday.

September 7 for 6 weeks

BYT members explore their

£6 per week / £36 for course

creativity through devising,


Do you already know how to

improvising, games, and other

Sundays 10am-1pm

dance, but want to improve

performance related activities

With Ruth Mauriello. For 6-16

your skills? Come to these

whilst developing skills

year olds with an interest in

weekly sessions and learn

such as team building, voice

dance, drama and music. Call

how to raise your game.

projection and confidence!

0161 763 6161/07738267346.

Aged under 26? Then you can see brilliant theatre at The Met, absolutely free!

The offer applies to shows that have the Night Less Ordinary logo above. To reserve your place just phone us on the day of the event (on 0161 761 2216) or call into The Met. We will hold your ticket for you until one hour before the show starts. Free theatre for under 26s is

Food and Drink

made possible through A Night Less Ordinary, an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro which will provide

Start your evening with a meal at The Met and

Sample real ales or a selection of fine whiskeys

end it with a drink in one of our candle lit bars.

in our foyer bar Malt, open every day.

Eat in our restaurant Automatic,

Our first floor Theatre Bar offers a range of beers

200 venues across England. The

serving fine food all day.

and wines before, during and after each show.

scheme runs until March 2011.

To book a table for your meal, call 0161 763 9399

618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than

For more information visit or

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Extend the power of arts in Bury individuals who are interested in developing The Met as a world-class venue with premier entertainment.

How can I get involved? If you enjoy visiting The

Big Arts Give The Big Arts Give is a new challenge fund scheme to help arts organisations build

The money we raise goes

Met and want to keep the

he Met is a registered charity

towards keeping our events and

venue for future generations

that brings communities

workshops low price, meaning

why not get involved? Your

together by organising a

that as many people as possible

contribution will not only

The Met is getting involved in

number of workshops, events

enjoy events here but that we

give you the opportunity

The Big Arts Give this year to


and develop the income they receive via individual giving.

and festivals in Bury, not just

also get big names to appear

to share your thoughts and

help raise money for our new

in our own building, but right

on our small stage. It also helps

opinions, but will also help us

recording studio facility. We

across the town helping to

us improve and maintain the

keep doing the things which

have already raised a substantial

make Bury a great place to live.

building and it has helped us to

contribute to our audiences

amount for the new project

We receive 30% of our income from a combination of Bury Council, Arts Council England

expand our facilities by creating

pleasure and Bury's profile as

but need to raise a further

an additional workshops space.

a great place to visit and live.

ÂŁ10,000 by the end of the year.

The Met is run by Bury

Help us by becoming a Met

For more information or to

and Manchester Airport. We

Metropolitan Arts Association,

Member (details overleaf),

pledge your support go to

need to raise the remainder

a registered charity (no

donating online via http:// and help to

ourselves through events and

701879) with a voluntary, or taking part

make Bury a centre of musical

from local businesses and

board of directors.

in the Big Arts Give.

excellence in the North West!

Met Brochure September-December 2010  

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

Met Brochure September-December 2010  

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