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One of the many ways to extend and enrich your evening out is a visit to the Mead Gallery. The Mead Gallery is free to enter and showcases extraordinary international contemporary art. A lively programme of talks and debates connects you to some of the great thinkers at the University and beyond. This season’s exhibitions at the Mead Gallery can be found on pages 22-23. In addition you can browse books and music in our shops or enjoy refreshments at our bar, café or restaurant — make a night of it!

EAT restaurant is located in the heart of the Arts Centre serving a menu of locally sourced, organic cuisine. Combine your visit to Warwick Arts Centre with a meal in the restaurant so you can enjoy the full experience. To make a reservation contact the bookings line on 024 7652 4233. We have some exciting new developments coming in 2011 — keep up to date with latest information at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/retail

With an eclectic mix of CDs and DVDs at competitive prices RISE is the place to buy good music and develop your music and film collections. Ideal for browsing before and after an event. Tel: 024 7647 4385 www.rise-music.co.uk


Welcome to Warwick Arts Centre Welcome to the summer season at Warwick Arts Centre and a new-look brochure and website. In challenging times we’re sticking firmly to our mission to present the best contemporary artists to the people of Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. Read on to find out about our wide-ranging and diverse programme. The arts are about reflection, experience, entertainment and diversion and we’re here to take you on that journey. Please do let us know what you think – whether through website comments, Twitter, or just plain talking to a member of staff, we love to hear what you’re saying. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors. Alan Rivett Director, Warwick Arts Centre

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theatre Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol in a new version by David Harrower directed by Richard Jones

Celebrated comic actor Julian Barratt in a new production of this glorious Russian comedy. Multiple Olivier Award winners Richard Jones (Anna Nicole, Royal Opera House) and David Harrower (Blackbird, Knives in Hens) team up for a new version of this classic comedy featuring The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt, Smack the Pony’s Doon Mackichan and the ‘superb’ Kyle Soller (Daily Telegraph on The Glass Menagerie at the Young Vic). The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire.

T. Post-Show Talk Wed 25 May See this exciting new production here before it opens in London at the Young Vic.

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Doon Mackichan photo: Arno

Mon 23 – Sat 28 May 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm Theatre Mon Eve & Sat Matinee: £17.50 (£15.50), Under 26s £12 Tue – Sat Eve: £20 (£18), £22.50 (£20.50), £25 (£23), Under 26s £12

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Government Inspector

A Young Vic / Warwick Arts Centre co-production


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Joe Bone

Bane

Fuel presents

The Summer House

Thu 23 Jun 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50)

a comedy thriller Joe Bone’s hilarious one-man genre parody Bane.

devised by Will Adamsdale, Neil Haigh, Matthew Steer and John Wright directed by John Wright

Hired hand Bruce Bane works the mean streets of pulp fiction. As he goes about his shadowy business down back alleys and eerie sidewalks, he shoots from the hip and asks questions later.

Tue 3 & Wed 4 May 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Ages: 14+

Then the Vikings arrive. This is a play about men and all their crap, about myths and what they’re for and about the weather and how it blows all the other stuff away anyway.

The Summer House is a first time collaboration between Will Adamsdale (Jackson’s Way), Neil Haigh (Cartoon de Salvo), Matthew Steer (Britain’s Best Mate) and John Wright (co-founder of Told by an Idiot and Trestle). “Director John Wright has a wonderfully unashamed sense of theatre.” The Independent

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Three men arrive by car at a remote house in the countryside. Who are they? Where are they? Are those stuffed beavers on the wall?

Inspired by hard-boiled detective stories and classic film noir, Joe Bone plays all the parts bringing his comic antihero, a tale of bloody revenge and the city itself to life with just his body, his voice and live guitar soundtrack from Ben Roe. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike this is one show you simply have to see. Since its premiere at Brighton Festival 2009, where it won the Fringe Review ‘Outstanding Theatre’ Award, Bane followed on with a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010 where it was met with a sweep of five star reviews. “Bane is certainly an engaging anti-hero but it is Bone who proves himself the hero of this highly entertaining hour. It’s a remarkable achievement.” The Stage

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Commissioned by Corn Exchange Newbury. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park. Funded by Arts Council England. Production time in kind provided by artsdepot.


People can’t fail to notice Mark Titchner’s bold work Everything Is Real, There Is No Audience as you enter the Butterworth Hall. This work provoked us into thinking about the relationship between us as programmers and you as audiences. Our summer studio season certainly blurs some boundaries between artist and audience. From Something or Nothing – which asks whether we are right to think of ourselves as something, when in fact might we actually be nothing – to leaving behind our theatre spaces altogether for the intimate It’s Like He’s Knocking (backstage in a makeshift bedsit) and every minute, always, an interactive headphones piece in our cinema. And then we have Ontroerend Goed (incidentally one of our favourite contemporary companies), who tell us “You’ll be safe – but we want to get under your skin…”. Unmissable. That’s just a taster. There’s lots more not mentioned here – please do read on and use this summer as a great opportunity to see a range of work right at the cutting edge of contemporary performance! Ed & Paul, China Plate

Something Or Nothing created and performed by Guy Dartnell directed by Sinéad Rushe lighting by Katharine Williams produced by Natasha Davis Thu 5 & Fri 6 May 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £7.50 1hr 20mins Ages: 16+

Guy Dartnell, international award winner and Improbable, Lone Twin Theatre and Dance 4 associate artist, brings us his latest solo creation. This is a show about mistaken identity – not just of an individual, but of the human race en masse. Employing his trademark humour, frankness, vulnerability and wit, and blending video and chalk images with performance, lecture, storytelling and stand up, Dartnell explores this possible error in our perception – that we believe ourselves to be something, when we might actually be nothing. “A daringly inventive piece of theatre that arrives on the fringe like a blast of fresh air.” Time Out (on Would say Something) Commissioned by Axis Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix and Oval House Theatre and supported by Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment and Arts Council England. 2007 scratch phase supported by Lilian Baylis Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre and Merlin Theatre Frome.

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Ontroerend Goed, Battersea Arts Centre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

A Game of You developed with support from the National Theatre Studio Wed 11 – Fri 13 May 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm and 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm Studio £8 30mins – please note, you will be moving around for the duration of the piece Ages: 16+ Ontroerend Goed is a theatre performance group from Belgium that creates intimate, individual performances.

every minute, always

every minute, always by Melanie Wilson and Abigail Conway Mon 16 & Tue 17 May 7pm Cinema £8 (£6), Under 26s £6 (tickets must be bought in pairs) 40mins Ages: 14+ every minute, always is a unique headphones performance for two people that takes place in a cinema. Seated amongst other couples, this highly crafted experience unfolds for each participant through headphones and in concert with what they see on screen. From the intimate, low-lit vantage of the cinema seat, the participant is guided by the voice of the narrator into a rich and sonically transporting world of cinematic perspective.

is a gradual and electrifying encompassing of their relationship to each other and to the other couples, as the worlds of cinema and theatre collide.

Underscoring this journey for each participant however,

“a beautifully written meditation” The Guardian

every minute, always is a captivating experience for two people, well suited to friends, family and colleagues. It can also be undertaken by adventurous strangers too.

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For those who don’t know us yet There’s seven of us Craving to spend time with you To get under your skin, if possible To get to know you better than we know ourselves Only imaginary, of course Some say we’re forward, inquisitive, manipulative Or downright evil. Some claim we can’t be trusted. Rest assured, they are wrong. We’re players And our intentions are always sincere. Our sole purpose in unreal life Is to let you find out who you might be And get entangled in the game you play You’ll be safe We’re doing it for you. “It would be a shame to spoil the surprise by telling you exactly what happens, but essentially this is a game in which the rules are bent and that only become apparent as you play... the best advice I can give is, be yourself, and don’t pick your nose.” The Guardian


Unfinished Business It’s Like He’s Knocking

It’s Like He’s Knocking created and performed by Leo Kay Tue 24 – Thu 26 May Tue 7.45pm; Wed & Thu 6.30pm & 8.30pm £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £7.50 meet at box office to be escorted to venue 1hr 15mins Ages: 14+ Telling it how it is even when you don’t quite know how it was. A stripped back performance incorporating story-telling, dance theatre and Afro Brazilian percussion set in the intimacy of a bed-sit. A collage of moments from the lives of three generations of men, the piece explores ideas surrounding ritual ancestry and the magic of coincidence. Drink a toast to loved ones, bet on some cards and close your eyes to remember your past. As Leo’s story unfolds, so in turn does your own. “A slow-burning, uniquely intimate addition to the interactive theatre phenomenon sweeping this year’s festivals.” HHHH The List (Edinburgh) “An utterly engaging, original and moving performance.” Audience response (Manchester)

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National Theatre Connections

The Cherry Orchard

National Theatre Live Best of British theatre broadcast live to cinema screens around the world.

The Cherry Orchard Thu 30 Jun 6.45pm Theatre £15 Zoë Wanamaker plays Madame Ranyevskaya in Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s play. The Cherry Orchard is directed by National Theatre Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim.

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National Theatre Connections Festival a double-bill of new plays every evening Mon 9 - Fri 13 May 7pm Theatre £5, Under 26s £3.50 Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to be part of the National Theatre Connections Programme for the first time. National Theatre Connections is a nationwide celebration of young theatre talent with local youth theatres, schools and colleges performing their choice of ten new plays commissioned from some of today’s most exciting playwrights.

Mon 9 May 7pm Ages: 15+

Tue 10 May 7pm Ages: 13+

Sandwell College

Wyggeston and QE1 6th Form College

The Beauty Manifesto

Shooting Truth

by Nell Leyshon

by Molly Davies

The Beauty Manifesto explores living in a world of air brushed images and perfect bodies, and questions contemporary ideas of beauty.

Past and present collide in an unsettling tale of young people, film-making, witchcraft and practical jokes gone wrong.

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Birmingham Met College

Castle Youth Theatre

Children of Killers

Gargantua

by Katori Hall

by Carl Grose

Set during the bloody aftermath of Rwanda’s genocide, Children of Killers asks – who can you become when violence is your inheritance?

After a two-and-a-half year pregnancy Mini Mungus has just had a baby. Unfortunately it isn’t the bouncing blue-eyed boy she was hoping for.

Wed 11 May 7pm Ages: 13+

Thu 12 May 7pm Ages: 15+

Warwick Arts Centre Senior Youth Theatre

Walsall College

Frank and Ferdinand by Samuel Adamson This short, satirical mystery explores the suppression of truth, the making of myths and how we see what we want to see, not what’s there. And

Gap by Alia Bano Gap follows fifteen characters in an exotic country over twenty four hours to see how they embrace their first steps into independence. And

Talisman Youth Theatre

Highly Sprung Performance Company

Gargantua

The Beauty Manifesto

by Carl Grose

by Nell Leyshon

After a two-and-a-half year pregnancy Mini Mungus has just had a baby. Unfortunately it isn’t the bouncing blue-eyed boy she was hoping for.

The Beauty Manifesto explores living in a world of air brushed images and perfect bodies, and questions contemporary ideas of beauty.

Fri 13 May 7pm Ages: 15+ Perfect Circle Theatre Company

Too Fast by Douglas Maxwell Sensation Nation is a group who want to storm Britain’s Got Talent. But first they need a gig, and more importantly a heartbreaking back-story. And The Crestwood School

Bassett by James Graham Bassett is a pacy, funny and exhausting look at young people who have inherited a world at war and who are starting to ask questions.

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dance

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Tango Fire

Flames of Desire

Boys Dancing

Thu 5 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £19, £22, £25 Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina’s hottest dance show returns with a brand new show Tango Fire – Flames of Desire. This sizzling show features ten sensational dancers including three world tango champions, accompanied by Quatrotango, a quartet of brilliant musicians and one of Argentina’s finest young singers.

Milonga 30 minutes prior to the performance, audiences are invited to join the cast on stage for a traditional milonga – a public dance replicating the atmosphere of the late night dance halls of Buenos Aires. (Numbers are limited. No stilettos permitted.)

As one of the most popular dance forms world-wide, Tango Fire – Flames of Desire combines the rawness and sophistication, sexy yet sensual side of tango. The men are strong and smouldering, the women all curves and long legs and their world is danger and dazzle. This is tango at its most seductive and fiery!

The Balancing Man Tue 3 & Wed 4 May 7.30pm Theatre £5, Under 16s £4 Warwick Arts Centre’s own Boys Dancing is back. Under the title The Balancing Man, our young dancers have investigated the attitudes and expectations of masculinity, reflected on their own experiences of violence and vulnerability and deliberated the problems faced by Mother Earth. They have created new dance that explores their dreams, ideas and solutions for the future.

“Each duet a mini drama, sexual electricity at the twitch of a hip.” HHHH Metro “Fizzing energy – a highly entertaining night out.” The Times

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music

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Sarah Jane Morris

Bellowhead

Thu 28 Apr 7.45pm Studio £15 (£13)

Fri 29 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50 Tickets Selling Fast!

“Leave your preconceptions at home,” begins one London critic’s assessment of sensual singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Morris, who straddles rock, blues, jazz and soul with a goosebump-raising four octave range. Famed for her association with The Communards in the mid80s and infamous for a banned rendition of the classic Me and Mrs Jones, Sarah Jane Morris has always attracted as much

attention for her politics as for her soul-driven, seismic voice. Eleven solo albums later, pop stardom on the continent, and a diverse set of musical collaborations on record, film and stage, Morris continues to steer her unorthodox career to greater heights.

Winners of Best Group and Best Live Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Bellowhead are clearly a band with considerable boundary-crossing appeal. The 11 piece, who play more than 25 instruments between them (from Helicon to frying pan) and seamlessly merge English folk, world, jazz, rock and music-hall influences, are one of the few bands performing today who can dart effortlessly between the establishment and the fringes.

“Soaring, swooping, sensual and sophisticated, this voice is more than a style, it’s a force of nature…” The Observer

“Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazed, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG. Best live band we have. No contest.” fRoots

Sarah Jane Morris

Bellowhead

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Tango Fire

Flames of Desire Thu 5 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £19, £22, £25 Argentina’s hottest show returns to the UK with a brand new show Tango Fire – Flames of Desire. This sizzling show features ten sensational dancers accompanied by Quatrotango, a quartet of brilliant musicians and one of Argentina’s finest young singers. Tango Fire combines the rawness and sophistication, sexy yet sensual side of tango. Tan

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Madeleine Peyroux Tue 3 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £25, £27.50 French-American jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux makes a welcome return to Warwick Arts Centre with her full arsenal of delicately sultry compositions and renditions. With hits such as Careless Love and Don’t Wait Too Long, Madeleine Peyroux has earned her spot amongst jazz/blues divas such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald – artists to whom she is often compared. With a warm, perfect blend of melancholy and carefree ingrained in her music, her voice is as chillingly vivid as it is a powerhouse of emotion.

Madeleine Peyroux

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Nikki Yanofsky Sat 7 May 7.30pm Theatre £15, £20 With a voice that belies her sixteen years, Nikki Yanofsky is a fast-rising vocal sensation, following hot on the heels of countrywoman Diana Krall with her own energised and soulful Ella-inspired jazz-meets-pop vocal style. A perky, astonishingly talented Quebecois import with a voice like a velvet clarion, Yanofsky can belt, croon and scat flawlessly.

Nikki will be performing from her new album Nikki, in which she takes a brassy saunter through Ella-inspired classics such as Take the A Train and I Got Rhythm. “Vivacious, totally comfortable on stage, and as energetically engaged with the music as if she were dancing at her own party, the likable Yanofsky has stardom written all over her.” The Guardian


Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby Sun 15 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £20, Under 16s £15 The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. A rare achievement for a folk artist but entirely understandable given Rusby’s expressive vocals that invest whatever she sings with irresistible emotional depth.

the cream of Britain’s folk instrumentalists join her on this tour performing songs from Make The Light as well as much loved favourites from across her back catalogue.

In November 2010 Rusby released her much anticipated new album Make The Light – her first record of completely self composed songs. Rusby’s all-new band who, as ever, have been drawn from

Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit alongside her new ensemble’s marvellously intuitive support ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and uplifting concert experience. “Folk music doesn’t get any cooler than Kate Rusby.” Q Magazine

Jools Holland

Blood of a Poet

Jools Holland

Steven Severin

and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, featuring Gilson Lavis and special guest star Sandie Shaw, with guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall plus support from Clive Gregson

Sun 15 May 8pm

Wed 11 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £23.50 (choir), £33.50 Tickets Selling Fast! Jools Holland OBE, is arguably the UK’s most popular pianist and bandleader. With a colourful career in music and television under his belt, he is a household name in entertainment. Respected, not only as a performer, but as an authority on music, he recently celebrated 250 episodes of his BBC2 live music show Later with Jools Holland.

The 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra features at its helm, former Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis. Lavis has been drumming with Jools Holland for over 25 years, since their Squeeze days. Ruby Turner and Louise Marhsall are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie-woogie with their show-stopping vocals.

Blood of a Poet

Cinema £10 (£8)

It makes perfect sense that one of the most innovative forces in alternative music would apply his talent to one of the most innovative forces in cinema. Live in person, Steven Severin takes poetic licence in presenting an avant-garde music event steeped in the darkness and light of the seductively surreal images by Jean Cocteau on screen. A major influential talent in the music scene, Steven 40p per ticket booking fee applies

Severin formed the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees along with Sioxsie Sioux in 1976. Since the mid-Nineties, he has created solo albums and genre movie soundtracks, contributed to major papers as a journalist, written a collection of erotic prose/poetry and created compositions to accompany silent films. He has also collaborated on projects with Sid Vicious, Robert Smith of The Cure and graphic novelist Alan Moore (Watchmen).

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Tim Whitehead Quartet Colour Beginnings contemporary jazz inspired by JMW Turner’s sketchbooks Mon 23 May 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10)

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Tim Whitehead Liam Noble Patrick Bettison Milo Fell

The Tim Whitehead Quartet performs the music from his latest CD written after studying Turner’s paintings as Artist-in-Residence at Tate Britain. The performance will be backed by a series of Turner’s paintings screened while the music is played.

The Neptune Tour Thu 26 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50

Loudon Wainwright III, or LW3 for short, is a cherished icon of American folk music, a darkly witty and touchingly personal songwriter and storyteller. He has given birth to over 20 albums (as well as fathering some very successful musical offspring, including Lucy Wainwright Roche who supports him this evening).

Emma Smith Phil Alexander Willy Molleson Beth Porter

On top of the fearless and often self-deprecating original songs for which he’s best known, Loudon has often delved into traditional folk and country music.

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Musician, singer, producer, curator, multi-prize winner, scion of a UK folk royal family, Eliza is one of the UK’s pre-eminent modern musicians. She is well known for not just her 20 years performing folk,

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“A lovely record...but don’t expect something merely pastoral or elegaic. These are, after all, landscapes forged by the ages and by human hand. It’s dialectic between man and nature which Whitehead seeks to convey. This music is vital and muscular and Whitehead draws power performances from his players.” Jazzwise Magazine

Eliza Carthy Band

supported by Lucy Wainwright Roche Wed 18 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £19.50, £22.50

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but her numerous innovative boundary-crossing projects and collaborations. With Neptune, the 5-piece propose a new style of modern British music, full of that uniquely British blend of wit and surrealism, the lighthearted with the melancholic. The performance is visceral, emotional, exciting and full-on.


Mouthtronica

Shlomo: Mouthtronica Fri 3 Jun 8pm Theatre £12 (£10) Combined show and Masterclass ticket £15 (£13)

One Man. One Mouth. Mouthtronica Masterclass One Mic. Fri 3 Jun 5pm Acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo takes us on a oneman musical mashup using nothing but his mouth, a microphone and a loop sampler. An intense mix of storytelling and high energy genre-hopping, voice boxmashing, human beatboxing aiming to take the art of beatboxing beyond gimmickry and share the marvel of the human voice with anybody aged one to one hundred in every corner of the planet.

Theatre £5 Combined show and Masterclass ticket £15 (£13) Join acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo as he takes us through the basics (and possibly one or two secrets!) in this one hour beatbox masterclass.

“Master of the fine art of beatboxing.” The Independent

Piaf: The Songs

Piaf: The Songs Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Eddy Jay, accordion and Fiona Barrow, fiddle Sun 5 Jun 7.30pm Theatre £15 (£13) Eve Loiseau’s passion for Piaf developed at a young age around the dining table in South East France. Coming from a French family of singers, long summer meals were often rounded off with French chansons. Piaf is inimitable, but Eve’s lustrous French tone captures the essence of the Piaf performance in this tribute to the ‘Little Sparrow’.

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Includes the iconic songs: La Vie en Rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Autumn Leaves, Padam, Mon Dieu, L’hymne à L’amour and Non je ne regrette rien.

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Gwyneth Herbert Sat 11 Jun 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) Hailed as ‘super talented’ by the Daily Telegraph, Gwyneth Herbert is a singer-songwriter inspired as much by Janis Ian and Joni Mitchell as by Billie Holliday or Nina Simone. Her terrific songs speak to you directly, without forethought for genre or category. In their melodic immediacy and observational characterisation, you might hear the Lennon-McCartney of Sgt Pepper, or the Ray Davies of Lola, rather than any jazz stereotype. Gw

Expect witty, captivating vignettes populated by a living, breathing cast of beaten-down dreamers, jaded citydwellers and women in a quandary.

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Thu 23 Jun 7.30pm Theatre £15 (£13) This generation’s most inventive folk band return with a new tour. In 2004, sat around a kitchen table in Edinburgh, Lau took their first musical steps. Now to have achieved so much in so few years is staggering. The warmth and excitement they generate with each new release, and at every gig, has culminated in armfuls of plaudits, including

three consecutive years of being crowned Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2008 – 2010). Lau’s creativity transcends all the music they hold dear, creating a cutting edge sound which garners praise from far beyond the roots scene, and their humble beginnings.

Soweto Gospel Choir African Grace

Thu 13 Oct 8pm, Butterworth Hall £22.50, £25, £27.50 Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Awardwinning Soweto Gospel Choir returns with a brand new show, African Grace.

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Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. The Choir’s

24 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit. “Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular…” The New York Times “These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music” Billboard


Luke Concannon

Luke Concannon Sun 1 May 7.45pm Studio £10 Luke Concannon made his name as part of Nizlopi, famous for their number 1 JCB Song, but there is far more to this Leamington based musician than just one song! His new album focuses on a trip to Palestine in 2009. On that journey he wrote a number of songs with local musicians, many of which make it onto the album. Concannon makes joyous, emotive and spiritual music and loves to get people involved, so be ready to sing and dance! “Luke Concannon, a charismatic guitarist” The Guardian

is our platform for the best independent and emerging musicians from in and around the Midlands

Lament

Centimes and Delightful Young Mothers Fri 10 Jun 7.45pm Studio £6.50 (£5) Centimes are a collaboration between Coventry based Wes Fincham and the core of The Bellows, Liz Crowley and Jonny Nicolds. They collaborate to make a gentler sound than the Bellows but still transport us across the Atlantic with their unique style of Americana. They aim for a fuzzy, angelic, distorted sound to colour their songs; in contrast to the kidney punch approach of the Bellows.

Delightful Young Mothers is the latest project from singer/ songwriter Matthew Campbell.  Through his punk influenced accordion playing he has taken many directions in style and genre. With pounding rhythms and rocket propelled solos Delightful Young Mothers will drag you backwards through a hedge of emotional turmoil and rub salt into the wounds afterwards.

Lament Fri 24 Jun 7.45pm Studio £6.50 (£5)

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Lament are a Warwickshire based five-piece latin, jazz and world music group. They have appeared on BBC 6 Music, recorded two successful CDs and have been touring extensively to packed out venues and festivals. The band is made up of Kath on vocals, Anthony on acoustic guitar, Liz on trumpet, Chris on drums and the very cool Wayne on bass guitar. Their style blends gypsy, Latin and flamenco grooves with Arabic, 40p per ticket booking fee applies

Cuban, Salsa and Brazilian Bossa Nova flavours. Add Kath’s meaningful songs into the mix and you have an evening that’s not just about Latin dance grooves. Lament’s live performances are incredibly vibrant and they will keep all ages entertained with their fun improvisation and freestyling. You really won’t be able to resist getting up to show off your sassy salsa skills!

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opera

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Warwick Arts Centre’s broadcasts of the best opera, live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York

Le Comte Ory Gioachino Rossini Sat 9 Apr 6pm Cinema £25 (£20) 3hrs 8mins approx Conductor Maurizio Benini with Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy soars with bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adéle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau.

Capriccio Richard Strauss Sat 23 Apr 6pm Cinema £25 (£20) 2hrs 45 mins approx Conductor Andrew Davis with Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang Capriccio’s final scene on Opening Night of the 2008–09 season. Now she sings Strauss’s entire diva showcase, with Andrew Davis conducting.

Il Trovatore

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Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi Sat 30 Apr 6pm Theatre £25 (£20) 3hrs 15mins approx Conductor James Levine and Marco Armiliato with Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky David McVicar’s popular production returns with Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. James Levine and Marco Armiliato conduct.

University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Music Centre University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Sun 26 Jun 4pm Butterworth Hall £7 (£5) John Rutter - Magnificat (with Harriet Birchall - Soprano) Eric Whitacre - A Boy and a Girl Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Die Walküre Richard Wagner

Conductors

Lucy Griffiths, Paul McGrath Piano Ruairi Edwards Mezzo Soprano Gaynor Keeble

Two classic works for soloist and orchestra are performed in this programme. Concerto Competition winner Ruairi Edwards plays the spirited and moving Chopin 2nd Piano Concerto and local star mezzo soprano Gaynor Keeble sings the evocative song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler. The Chorus will sing two works by living composers from Britain (John Rutter) and America (Eric Whitacre). A Sunday afternoon concert with variety and beauty – one not to be missed!

Sat 14 May 5pm Theatre £25 (£20) 5hrs 30 mins approx

FREE Lunchtime Concerts

Conductor James Levine with Deborah Voigt, Stephanie Blythe, Bryn Terfel, Hans-Peter König

As well as supporting the student ensembles of the University, the Music Centre also runs a programme of professional lunchtime concerts.

The Met has assembled a stellar cast for this second instalment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring Cycle, conducted by James Levine.

Thursdays 1.10pm Ensemble Room, Music Centre, Warwick Arts Centre

28 Apr

5 May

Rowena Calvert, Cello and Warren Mailey-Smith, Piano Clare Duckworth, Violin and Helen Leek, Piano

12 May

Julian Jacobson, Piano

19 May

Philip Fowke, Piano

26 May

Piano Competition Winners 40p per ticket booking fee applies

2 Jun

Music Scholars

9 Jun

Serenata Wind Quintet

16 Jun

Coull Quartet

23 Jun

Florean Mitrea, Piano

30 Jun

Melvyn Cooper, Piano

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mead gallery Admission FREE Open Mon – Sat, 12noon to 9pm

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Dalwood, Cloudy Tower

Courtesy of the Dalwood Estate / New Art Centre, Roche Court

Courtesy of the Dalwood Estate / New Art Centre, Roche Court

Hubert Dalwood Landscape into Sculpture Sat 7 May – Sat 25 Jun

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Hubert Dalwood (1924-76) was a leading post-war British sculptor, described by the art critic Norbert Lynton as ‘one of the most original and inventive minds in the field of modern sculpture’. In the 1950s and 1960s his work received considerable critical acclaim both at home and abroad, winning prizes and prestigious commissions. Dalwood’s early works, modelled in clay and plaster before casting, reveal his fascination with qualities of surface. Focusing initially on the female figure, from the mid-1950s he created a series of ‘mysterious’ objects. Their heavily worked and textured skins recall those of archaeological artefacts, excavated from the earth, as well as the craggy terrains of natural landscapes.

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From the mid-1960s, following a period spent teaching in North America, Dalwood became increasingly interested in architecture and its relationship to landscape. He started to create monumental architectural forms out of polished aluminium and sheet metal, which reflect their surroundings; and imagined, magical environments – vast landscapes on a small scale – which can be understood in their entirety when seen from above.    The exhibition has been developed by the New Art Centre, Roche Court and includes works from the Dalwood Estate as well as from private collections. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the show.


Albers, Line Involvement VI, 1964

Two-colour zinc plate and stone lithograph, 50.2 x 36.8cm, Edition of 20

Anni Albers Design Pioneer Sat 7 May – Sat 25 Jun Anni Albers was one of the pioneers of modernism. A pre-eminent textile artist, she studied with Paul Klee at the Bauhaus. Throughout her life she was uncompromising in her approach to art – pushing boundaries and experimenting with every medium she employed. She left the politically hostile Germany in 1933 with her husband, eminent abstract painter Josef Albers, to work at the experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina. As well as working in textiles, she also made inventive jewellery from ordinary household objects and latterly worked in printmaking.

Foundation in Connecticut USA. This is the first time that Anni Albers’ prints, textiles and jewellery have been seen together in Britain. It is fitting that the only English showing of this exhibition is in Coventry, a centre for weaving since the medieval period and now at the forefront of innovative material design.

Works have been generously loaned by Alan Cristea and by The Josef and Anni Albers

© 2010 The Josef and Anni Albers

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Anni Albers: Design Pioneer is curated by Brenda Danilowitz and Ann Jones. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. It is accompanied by an illustrated publication.  Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London.

Opening Party

Look Club

Fri 6 May, 6.30pm–8.30pm Everyone very welcome

Tue 17 May, 6pm-7pm Mead Gallery

Artist’s Talk

Curator Sarah Shalgosky leads a tour of the sculptures from the University of Warwick Art Collection found on campus. Come equipped for walking!

Tue 24 May, 6pm-7pm Mead Gallery

Curator’s Tour Tue 14 Jun, 6.30pm-7.30pm Mead Gallery Ronnie Simpson leads an informal tour of the exhibition

Family Workshops See page 38 for details of our artist-led workshops that allow you to discover ideas about the exhibition and to make your own work in response.

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Knit, Stitch and Crochet Club Every Thu 12 May - 16 Jun 6pm–7pm Mead Gallery Bring your sewing, knitting and crochet and meet other textile enthusiasts. Swap ideas, learn new techniques, share experiences, talk and laugh. Everyone with an interest in textiles welcome, young or old, male or female. We will also be holding a range of other events including a Constructed Jewellery workshop and a Spinning demonstration – details are still to be confirmed – visit our website for updates: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

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classical music Philharmonia Orchestra Wed 4 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Mozart – Violin Concerto No.5 Mahler – Symphony No.5 Conductor Lorin Maazel Violin Akiko Suwanai Lorin Maazel, a conductor who is renowned around the world, has recently completed a long and distinguished tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Although he has a fifty year history of conducting the Philharmonia, tonight will be his first ever visit to the Butterworth Hall. As the youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai has established a prestigious international career, performing regularly in the major cities of Europe, the Americas and Asia. She will begin our concert with Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto, before Maazel leads the orchestra with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, concluding in a breathtaking finale.

T. Pre-Concert Talk 6.45pm Tickets £2 A panel of Philharmonia players in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick.

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Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

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Thu 19 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Rimsky-Korsakov –

Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky

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Coull Quartet

The Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite from Opera, Op.57 Introduction to Act I: The Tsar’s Departure and Farewell Introduction to Act II: The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea Introduction to Act IV: The Three Wonders Piano Concerto No.1 Extracts from Eugene Onegin Polonaise Tatiana’s Letter Scene Onegin’s Aria (Act I Sc.3) Final Duet

The Bolshoi Opera and Orchestra have been at the centre of Russian musical life for over two centuries. The spectacular finale of our 2010/11 Concert Series honours the greatness of Russian music with a selection of pieces by three of the country’s greatest composers. The concert begins with a suite of exotic opera music from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan, capturing the essence of this story of jealousy, revenge and romance.

Theatre £15 (£12.50), Students £5 Ireland – Quartet in D minor Haydn – Quartet in E flat Op.20 No.1 Beethoven – Quartet in F Op.59 No.1 T. Pre-Concert Talk 2pm Tickets £1

Tue 28 Jun 8pm Hall £15 (£12.50), Students £5 Haydn – Quartet in D Op.20 No. 4 Vaughan Williams – Quartet No.1 in G minor Brahms – Quintet for Piano and Strings Op.34 with Clelia Iruzun, Piano

Members of the Bolshoi Opera will join the orchestra in the second half, to present highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The extracts capture the essence of a richly artistic work, forming a telling social commentary on aristocratic Russia before the revolution.

T. Pre-Concert Talk 7pm Tickets £1

T. Pre-Concert Talk 6.45pm Tickets £2 Brian Midgley, lecturer in Music at the University of Warwick, talks about the works in tonight’s programme.

Coull Quartet

Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto (1917) is a work which retains the youthful freshness and virtuosity of its first version (1892), enhanced by the matured compositional technique applied in the final version. The result is this lyrical, yet spirited work which will be performed by the award-winning young pianist Ivan Rudin.

Sun 15 May 3pm Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Alexei Stepanov Piano Ivan Rudin Chorus Principals from the Bolshoi Opera

Quartet in Residence of the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, USA and Western Europe, as well as international tours to China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia.

Subscribers Launch The Launch of the 2011/2012 Concert Series will take place on Thu 19 May. New brochures will be available to pick up from 6.30pm and priority booking will open to existing and new subscribers.

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comedy Mark Thomas Extreme Rambling (Walking the Wall)

Some comedians use very strong language and express controversial opinions. Please come prepared.

Ed Byrne

Crowd Pleaser

Thu 28 & Fri 29 Apr 7.30pm Theatre £15 (£10) Following his sell-out nationwide show The Manifesto, awardwinning comedian and activist Mark Thomas returns with his brand new show: Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall). Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers; a 750km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question... “Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?”

For those of you who missed it the first time around, Ed Byrne returns with his hit show, Crowd Pleaser. Exploring subjects and situations Ed finds frustratingly maddening, Crowd Pleaser is a hilarious insight into Ed’s life. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, Ed is always certain to deliver the laughs in abundance.

“At the height of his powers… It’s no wonder this is selling out nightly” The Observer

Sun 1 May 7.30pm Theatre £15 Star of BBC3’s hit sitcom How Not to Live Your Life.

“A delightful balance of confident swagger, self-deprecation, the bizarre and the brilliant. Uninterrupted comic ecstasy.” HHHH Metro

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Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Mark Thomas

Ed Byrne

Sat 30 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £20


Miles Jupp

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Dom Joly

Welcome to Wherever I Am:

An Evening with Dom Joly Sun 8 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £19.50 A truly hilarious evening with one of the UK’s most innovative comedians.

Miles Jupp Fibber in the Heat Sat 7 May & Thu 26 May 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10) After pulling a few strings and telling some little lies, an unprepared and unqualified Jupp heads to India with the English press to embark on a month long, sun-soaked disaster (and some minor triumphs). A sorry tale of how he attempted to become a cricket journalist by the unlikely, ill–thought out and dishonest method of pretending to be one.

“Jupp poignantly and humorously captures that awful sense of desperation in knowing that you don’t belong somewhere… he is a wonderful storyteller… bloody marvellous” HHHH Fest

For the last ten years, since his multi award-winning international TV hit, Trigger Happy TV, Dom Joly has lead the most extraordinary of lives. Prepare to laugh-out-loud as Dom talks us through the perils of travelling the world drinking, skiing down volcanoes, holidaying in Chernobyl and North Korea, becoming a paparazzo, trying to fly across the Grand Canyon strapped to an eight foot rocket, turning into Tintin, being arrested in Switzerland while dressed as

a yeti, discovering that he was at school with Osama Bin Laden and eating from Gillian McKeith’s pants while imprisoned in the Australian jungle. In this highly original and funny show, Dom attempts to make sense of it all with the aid of some very peculiar holiday snaps.

Stephen K Amos The Best Medicine Fri 13 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50 Stephen is back on tour with more melt in the middle, heartfelt humour to warm the very cockles of your heart. Laughter really is the best medicine and the Doctor will see you now!

“If laughter is the best medicine then Amos should be prescribed by the NHS for his formidable healing powers.” Evening Standard

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Richard Herring

Simon Evans

Micky Flanagan

Richard Herring

Simon Evans

Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming

A veteran of sell-out shows worldwide (Montreal, Aspen, Edinburgh, New Zealand, Cape Town), Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word prompting reviewers to describe him as ‘Demonically dry’ (Metro) and ‘Sublime’ (The Guardian).

Sun 15 May 7.30pm Theatre £15 “Jesus was cool, it’s just all the people who follow him who are such idiots. He’s like the Fonz in that respect.” The Hitler Moustache star and avowed atheist resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo show exploring his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah. “I’m not saying I am Jesus… that is for other people to say.” Asking all the great theological questions like “Why did Jesus always call Simon “Peter”? Is it like the way Trigger always calls Rodney “Dave”?” “Hilarious. Makes the bible something of a comedy classic” The Guardian “The best comic of his generation” GQ

Micky Flanagan

Sun 15 May & Sun 22 May 7.45pm Tickets Selling Fast! Studio £12 (£10)

“Intelligent, supremely well-composed. Observational comedy at its very best.” The Scotsman

Des Bishop Fri 27 May 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10)

Ireland’s favourite comedian, the award-winning Des Bishop, brings his critically acclaimed show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond to Warwick Arts Centre. Undoubtedly one of the most captivating and thought-provoking comedy forces on the international circuit, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond champions the real heroics of fatherhood by challenging common regrets and the ridiculous ideals of manhood that real, un-slick men try to live up to. The innate inspiration and dexterity behind this show guarantees an unforgettable and touching comedy experience. “Edgy material. Snappy, never sappy. Bishop has judged this one beautifully.” The Age, Australia

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Another chance to catch Micky and his laugh-a-minute show The Out Out Tour.

My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

“Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered.” The Scotsman, UK

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Fri 27 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50

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Paul Chowdhry

Terry Saunders Six and a Half Loves Thu 9 Jun 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) A storytelling show that charts the fortunes and misfortunes of three of the most perfect couples who ever existed in the world. Ever. Three couples that would make people smile by their very presence. Only they never make it. Because sometimes even destiny isn’t enough. “Sometimes subversive, yet mostly warm and cosy one-man romantic comedy… Saunders’ Alan Bennett-esque talent for finding beauty in everyday life… encourages us to also look at our surroundings with a new sense of wonderment.” HHHH The Scotsman

NOT PC

Sun 5 Jun 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) Brand new material and unscripted improvisation is his trademark. Share Paul’s acute observations on subjects such as how the word ‘irony’ replaced the word ‘offensive’ and became the PC way of behaving distastefully. And why don’t friends like it when he orders from a Chinese restaurant in the same accent as the waiter? “Brutally honest, internationally acclaimed.” Time Out “Star in the making.” The Daily Telegraph

Bo Burnham Wed 15 Jun 8pm Theatre £15 After a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, a plethora of 5 * reviews and a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, (formerly the Perrier) the 20 year-old American comedian became something of a sensation. Performing songs that toy with language, Bo showcases his intricate wordplay and ability to pack jokes one on top of the other. The show will make you think, laugh, and then think to yourself, “Wait, why did I just laugh?” They say you need 10 years to become a good comedian.

Rob Rouse Paul Chowdhry

Bo Burnham

Great Escape Tour 2011

Psshhhhhhhhh. “Off-the-scale, the kind of declaration of rare and prodigious talent that only happens once in a blue moon.” The Telegraph

Sun 12 Jun 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10) Rob has a girlfriend, just! He also has a toddler and a dog. Rob struggles to make plans, faffs a lot and generally makes bad decisions. This often makes his life very awkward. The good news for you is, the more Rob behaves like an idiot, the more scrapes he gets into and the more funny stories he has to tell you. “His Gift is storytelling, the tale of the year.” Time Out Rob and his family recently left noisy, busy London for the peace and tranquility of the Peak District countryside, inevitably Rob ended up making an utter pig’s ear of it. Someone once said “Comedy is pain plus time”, so come and revel in Rob’s misfortunes. “Missing this show means missing something wonderful.” HHHHH Edinburgh Evening News

Joe Bone Bane Thu 23 Jun 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Bane follows the eponymous anti-hero as he goes about his business on the streets of pulp fiction. A parody of film genres and styles, Bane is a theatrical comedy where Joe creates the characters, the city and the world with just his body and no props. “… a love letter to pulp fiction.” Bane creator, Joe Bone “Bane is certainly an engaging anti-hero but it is Bone who proves himself hero of this highly entertaining hour. It’s a remarkable achievement.” The Stage

“Just go see it.” HHHH Sunday Times

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Fri 24 & Sat 25 Jun 8pm (rescheduled from December) Butterworth Hall £20 SOLD OUT “Sharp observational comedy… inspired one-liners… Manford certainly knows how to get the laughs.” Metro

Jason Manford

Jimmy Carr Laughter Therapy

Stephen Merchant

Sun 9 Oct 8pm Butterworth Hall £25

Hello Ladies…

The Warwick Arts Centre stalwart returns with his hugely popular show Laughter Therapy.

Reginald D Hunter

Tue 8 Nov 8pm Butterworth Hall £30 Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning co-creator of BBC’s The Office and Extras, Stephen embarks on his first ever stand-up comedy tour.

Sat 29 Oct 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 American stand-up Reginald D Hunter will be known to most Brits through his frequent panel appearances on shows like Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Jason Byrne

“One of the most skilled, powerful, charismatic comic performers around.” The Scotsman

Cirque du Byrne Jason Byrne is back on tour to hotwire your comedy funny bones once more. “Full-on, doubled-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious” HHHH Chortle

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Jason Byrne

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Brian Patten

Brian Patten

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Germaine Greer

The Ghosts On The Wall Thu 12 May 7.15pm Conference Room £12 (£10) Brian Patten explores his past and its many ghosts through poetry that is both serious and funny. He reads from his own work and also includes poems by some of the great figures with whom he has read – Pablo Neruda, Stevie Smith, Laurie Lee, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Lowell – and talks about their influences on him as a young writer. His books include The Collected Love Poems, Selected Poems and Armada. There will be a book signing following the show.

“Humour, sincerity, sheer brilliance – not to be missed.” The Scotsman

Germaine Greer

Terry Saunders

Forty Years of Feminism and Fun

“A magic ability to turn radiant imaginations loose.” The Times

Six And A Half Loves Thu 9 Jun 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Six And A Half Loves is a storytelling show that charts the fortunes and misfortunes of three of the most perfect couples who ever existed in the world, ever. Three couples that would make people smile by their very presence. Only they never make it. Because sometimes even destiny isn’t enough.

“This is lovely… you’d have to have a heart of stone not to enjoy this charming hour.” HHHH The Independent “Sometimes subversive, yet mostly warm and cosy one-man romantic comedy… Saunders’ Alan Bennett-esque talent for finding beauty in everyday life… encourages us to also look at our surroundings with a new sense of wonderment.” HHHH The Scotsman

Sat 18 Jun 7.30pm Theatre £12 (£10) A chance to hear the inside story of what enormous fun it’s been being a fearless international feminist icon and highly regarded academic through four decades of change. And, of course, a chance to ask all those burning questions you have been longing to throw at the Prof… serious or lighthearted, from the point of poetry through sex for the over 60s, to the role of women in the third world. Expect this close encounter to be candid, enlightening and highly entertaining.

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family Half Moon Young People’s Theatre

Rip, Fold, Scrunch

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Sun 1 May 3pm & 4.15pm Studio £9 (£6) Ages: 2–5 50mins A play with music, dance and lots and lots of paper. A butterfly flutters. A kite soars. But not everyone has something to play with. Join Rip, Fold and Scrunch as they journey into the multicoloured world of friendship, with the help of some magical paper creations. Half Moon’s enchanting new show fuses theatre, Kathak dance and live music within a paper world. After the performance come and experiment with paper – rip, fold and scrunch your own creations! “Rip, Fold, Scrunch was absolutely fantastic. Both adults and children were completely absorbed by it.” Parent (and audience member)

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Scarecrow

ajtc theatre company

Scarecrow by Mike Kenny Sat 14 May 2pm, workshop 3.20pm Studio £9 (£6), show and workshop £11 (£8) Ages: 5–9 55mins + 1hr workshop A furrowed field. The end of winter. The distant cawing of crows. A couple of farm workers turn up with a bundle of sticks and a pile of old clothes. They build a scarecrow. This is the story of a lonely scarecrow and a bunch of noisy crows. The scarecrow hates the crows. Well, that’s what you’d expect. But every time he chases them off they just keep coming back. The crows can take or leave the

scarecrow. They’re too busy squabbling, eating and living their lives. All he wants is to be left alone. A story told with music, movement, puppetry and fun. Perfect for over 5s and their families.

Workshop Make your scarecrow come to life and learn how to deal with your own crows.

A Lyngo Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith production

Snow Play with Patrick Lynch and Carlo Rossi Sat 28 May 2pm & Sun 29 May 3pm Studio £9 (£6) Ages: 2–5 45mins

When Mr Green comes back from holiday to find Mr White in his house it’s the start of a brrrrilliant series of adventures as Mr White covers the whole house in snow and Mr Green does everything he can to get him outside to the garden. Meanwhile it’s getting warmer and Mr White might just be starting to melt… Come and play with our snow, make a giant snowman and join in with a massive snowball fight! “This is an utterly enchanting fantastic show. Children (and adults) will be captivated.” The Evening Standard Sno w

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The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be?

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!


The Tiger Who Came To Tea

based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood

The tea-guzzling tiger takes to the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of this classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

SUMMER PERFORMANCES Tue 31 May 1.30pm & 4.30pm Wed 1 Jun 10.30am & 1.30pm

David Wood is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, The BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES Wed 30 Nov – Sat 30 Dec For full details call the box office on 024 7652 4524 or visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

We’re delighted that The Tiger Who Came To Tea is coming to visit us twice – for four performances this season, and also as our Christmas show following on from the success of last year’s performances of The Gruffalo. Booking is open now.

Theatre £11.75, Under 16s £9.75 Ages: 3+ 55mins

“… a modern classic.” The Independent

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The Balancing Man

Boys Dancing The Balancing Man Tue 3 & Wed 4 May 7.30pm Theatre prices £5 (£4) Boys Dancing is back. Under the title The Balancing Man, our young dancers have investigated the attitudes and expectations of masculinity, reflected on their own experiences of violence and vulnerability and deliberated the problems faced by Mother Earth. They have created new dance that explores their dreams, ideas and solutions for the future.

National Theatre Connections Festival a double-bill of new plays every evening Mon 9 – Fri 13 May 7pm Theatre £5, Under 26s £3.50 Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to be part of the National Theatre Connections Programme for the first time. National Theatre Connections is a nationwide celebration of young theatre talent with local youth theatres, schools and colleges performing their choice of ten new plays commissioned from some of today’s most exciting playwrights. See page 11 for further details.

Film in 2 Days

Film in 2 Days Wed 1 Jun 10am – 4pm (workshop) Thu 2 Jun 10am – 4pm (workshop) 4.30pm – 5pm (world premiere) Helen Martin Studio (workshops) Cinema (world premiere) £45 limited availability Ages: 10–12 Ever wanted to walk on the moon, fly through the sky or be transported to a magical, fantasy land? Ever wanted to get your hands on cameras, lights, sound equipment and film editing software? Now’s your chance.

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Over two days you’ll work with film maker Mat Beckett to make a brand new and original short film using ‘greenscreen’ film technology just like they do in the Harry Potter films. And you get to choose whether you want to act in front of the camera or be behind the camera as sound technician, camera person, director, scriptwriter or set engineer. And to top it off, your friends and family get to come to the world premiere of your movie in our cinema.


Make It Reel Summer Film School

Make It Reel Summer Film School We’re going to set young people a tough but exciting summer challenge - five days to make a five-minute film in a five-person crew. It can be done! From the first moment of inspiration, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered… all in a week – phew! And for inspiration we’ll show you some of the very best

Mon 22 – Fri 26 Aug 10am – 4pm £110 Ages: 12–15 World Premiere Fri 26 Aug late afternoon FREE Tickets available from Box Office

short films around to think about and talk about. It’ll be hard work, but a guaranteed good time. To end the week in true big-screen, red carpet style, friends and family are all invited to our cinema for the World Premieres of the finished films on Friday afternoon. The week will be led by Coventry filmmaker Dom Breadmore who is highly experienced in getting the most creative results from our young film crews.

Landscapes

Mimika Theatre

Landscapes Tue 14 – Sat 18 Jun Tue – Fri: 9.45am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 4.30pm Sat: 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm Helen Martin Studio £9 (£6) Ages: 4–11 50mins The sun rises over a buzzing desert… …a chick hatches… An eagle leaves its nest in search of food… below, the Meerkats are alert… Thus begins a wonderful journey which takes younger children to four landscapes lovingly realised in this exquisite and intimate performance set in a white canvas dome. From desert to rainforest and from beneath the sea to Antarctica, this is a journey that no child should miss and a theatrical experience that all adults will find unforgettable.

Using elaborate puppets, beautifully designed lighting, an original soundtrack, and choreographed gesture and movement, Landscapes is a non-verbal exploration of the atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of four contrasting areas of the natural world. It creates a theatre of remarkable visual effects and transformations. Following the performance there is an informal session where the Company can answer questions from the audience and show how the effects and puppets are created.

Albert & Friends Summer Circus School 2011 Mon 8 – Fri 12 Aug 10.30am – 4pm £110 Ages: 8–14 Showcase Fri 12 Aug 3pm FREE Albert & Friends are back in town this summer with their usual week of fun, frolics and exciting circus skills. Leading Slovenian puppeteers, join in the circus fun again this year adding colourful giant puppets and props for the end of project show! Children will spend the week experimenting with wire walking, trapeze skills, stilt walking, rolling globes and uni-cycling. Alternatively there are the gentler,

but equally demanding skills of plate spinning, Diablo and juggling. At the end of the week, family and friends can come along to be dazzled by the fantastic new skills and colourful costumes in the Circus Showcase performance. The young people involved will finish the week with a whole array of skills as well as some great friends. Albert & Friends

“Landscapes wove an enchanting tale before our very eyes… The performance didn’t need words to make it an unforgettable experience. It was pure magic.” Telegraph and Argus Yorkshire 40p per ticket booking fee applies

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films Mead Gallery Family Art Workshops £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free) Tickets available in advance or on the day from Box Office on 024 7652 4524. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further details phone the Mead Gallery assistants on 024 7652 2589 (12noon – 9pm, Mon – Sat)

Cut ‘n’ Paste in 3D

Land of Make Believe

Hanging Sculptures

Sat 14 May 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+

Sat 28 May 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+

Sat 11 Jun 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+

Get playful and transform your collage images into 3D objects that can stand upright and tall!

Use everyday junk to make magical landscapes that echo your most extraordinary dreams.

Strange but Familiar

Clay-Time

Take inspiration from nature to make sculptures that float in the air. Feel free to bring along natural objects you have collected, such as branches, leaves, feathers or even shells!

Sat 21 May 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+

Create sculptural shapes using clay and wire. Will you explore round splodgy shapes or will you think about rigid, sharp shapes – or perhaps both?

Have fun drawing one another and learn ways to turn your drawings into surreal sculptures, using wire.

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Sat 4 Jun 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+

Giant Sculptures Sat 25 Jun 1pm – 2.30pm Mead Gallery Ages: 6+ Take a guided tour and be inspired by the sculpture on campus. After you will be set the challenge of creating large scale sculptures, that are bigger than you!

40p per ticket booking fee applies

Howl’s Moving Castle U Hauru no ugoku shiro Sat 30 Apr 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Dir: Hayao Miyazaki Japan 2004 119mins (dubbed) Cast: Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Emily Mortimer This film from the visionary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) is a visual delight. 18 year old milliner Sophie catches the heart of the wizard Howl which enrages the Wicked Witch of the Waste who, wanting Howl for herself, curses Sophie with age. Sophie leaves home in embarrassment and eventually comes across the titular castle, a stunning monstrosity, that walks on spindly legs and threatens to upstage the rest of the film with its fascinating features. In Howl’s castle Sophie must help the wizard defeat the witch and find a solution to a grand war between two ancient kingdoms, while trying to rediscover her youth. Miyazaki is a master of animation and it shows in this stunning film with its amazing story based on a novel by Diana Wynne Jones.


Gnomeo and Juliet

cinema As the region’s top independent cinema we offer a unique experience: we show the best films from around the world and often hold special events to complement the film programme. For full details pick up a Cinema Diary from Box Office or visit our website which also has links to film trailers and where you can also sign up to receive weekly film email updates.

The Tempest

Gnomeo and Juliet U

Tales of Beatrix Potter U

Sat 21 May 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50)

Sat 4 Jun 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50)

Dir: Kelly Asbury UK 2011 84mins Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

Dir: Reginald Mills UK 1971 90mins Cast: Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Julie Wood, Wayne Sleep

This cheerful adaptation of Romeo and Juliet transfers the action to neighbouring London gardens with the blue gnomes (Montagues) and the red gnomes (Capulets). An all star cast includes James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as the star crossed lovers and Michael Caine and Maggie Smith as their parents. Complimented by a fun soundtrack from Elton John this is a treat for the whole family. (And the ending’s not as grim as Shakespeare!)

Potter’s beloved characters such as Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Jemima Puddleduck and Peter Rabbit are beautifully brought to life by the fantastic dancers of the Ashton Ballet Company. Faultless dancing on an exceptional set with charming music this is a true delight for the whole family.

“… a cheerful, likeable picture with a big heart.” The Guardian

Howl’s Moving Castle

Tales of Beatrix Potter

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure U

Son of Rambow 12A

Sat 11 Jun 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50)

Dir: Garth Jennings UK 2007 96mins Cast: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes

Director: Ben Stassen Belgium 2010 88mins Cast: Melanie Griffith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Yuri Lowenthal, Tim Curry This beautifully animated adventure follows Sammy the turtle and his journey through the ocean in search of his mate, Shelley. Hatched in 1959, he spends the next 50 years searching the oceans and beaches for his beloved. The scenery is gloriously realised and truly a delight to see. As he travels, he sees the effect of people on the ocean around him.

A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventure

40p per ticket booking fee applies

Sat 25 Jun 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50)

This critically acclaimed coming of age story follows the young Will (Milner) who, after seeing Rambo: First Blood, is convinced into making a sequel with the worst behaved boy in school, Lee (Poulter). Through making their sequel; the boys develop a deep friendship and become blood brothers. But when French exchange student Didier wants to get involved in the film, complications develop. A film that is warm, likeable and honest while avoiding sentimentalism. Certainly a grown up kids film.

Son of Rambow

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information

book online

booking fees & pricing policy

(40p per ticket booking fee applies)

We add a 40p booking fee to all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre whether online, by telephone or in person. By levying this small fee we are able to retain a greater share of the ticket income than by simply raising our ticket prices. The sum raised is ploughed directly back into the organisation, helping to maintain the unique, wide-ranging, contemporary programme that is enjoyed year-round.

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

book by phone box office: 024 7652 4524 (40p per ticket booking fee applies)

book in person Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL

(40p per ticket booking fee applies)

box office

opening hours mon – sat: 9.30am – 9pm sun: 2pm - 8pm

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

As an organisation we are committed to accessibility and we always aim to remain competitive with our ticket prices. We also offer a range of discounts for less-advantaged individuals. We are especially committed to access for young people, which is why you will often see special ticket prices for under 26s, for children and for students. However, please note that on some occasions ticket prices are set by external promoters and we have no control over their value.

Connections Festival

brochure available in braille, large print or audio cd: call 024 7652 4524

Butterworth Hall Plan

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Despite VAT increases, we have endeavoured to keep prices constant this year.

40p per ticket booking fee applies

Boys Dancing is a People Dancing programme – part of the West Midlands Culture Programme for London 2012. Funded by:

Theatre Plan


booking information Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro, Amex:

groups of 9 or more:

There is a 40p per ticket booking fee added to all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre.

Discount rate (price shown in brackets) plus every 10th ticket FREE. No booking fee. NB: Valid for selected events only check with the Box Office.

reservations: Pay within 4 days or 30 minutes before performance, whichever is sooner.

exchanging tickets: Tickets can be exchanged for another performance or for a credit voucher valid for 90 days. If you would like to take advantage of this service you must return your original tickets to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (14 days for group bookings). There is an administration fee of ÂŁ2 per ticket. Tickets purchased as part of a subscription or multi-buy package cannot be exchanged for credit vouchers. Any credit not used after three months have elapsed will go to the Butterworth Hall Development Fund.

booking by post: Include name, address, phone number, performance details and tickets required, plus cheque/postal order payable to The University of Warwick (add 75p for postage or can be collected free). There is a 40p per ticket booking fee added to all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre.

booking online: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk There is a 40p per ticket booking fee added to all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre.

student deals: Visit the student pages of our website at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/students for further information.

discounts: Shown in brackets for: 60+ in full time retirement, registered unemployed people, full time students (NUS or Uni ID cards), Coventry Passport to Leisure Holders, Rugby Leisure Pass holders.

schools allocation: For selected events, tickets can be purchased at reduced rates for teacherled school/college parties. No booking fee. Call the Box Office for details.

University of Warwick employees: Ask at the Box Office for staff ticket offers. ID required.

terms and conditions: All tickets, discounts and offers subject to availability. Unless otherwise stated, discounts and concessions cannot be combined or used in conjunction with other offers. All information correct at time of going to press. Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to make occasional special ticket offers in addition to those listed. Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to change programmes and artists without notice. Please contact the Box Office or check website for updated information, especially if travelling some distance. Warwick Arts Centre is committed to upholding the Data Protection principles of good practice. When processing your booking, the Box Office staff will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for all non-cash bookings. We will also ask you if you would like to be kept informed about forthcoming events and campaigns at Warwick Arts Centre or at other arts organisations. You can also manage your own account online at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk Full terms and conditions available at Box Office or on www.warwickartscentre.co.uk Schools terms and conditions available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

corporate partners Thank you to our corporate members Gold:

funders Warwick Arts Centre is part of The University of Warwick. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations:

CP = Car Park For Sat Nav our postcode is CV4 7AL

how to find us by car:

by bus:

On approaches to Coventry, simply follow the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. We are situated in the centre of the main campus of the University of Warwick.

Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth stop outside the Arts Centre. Centro Hotline: 024 7655 9559

Once on the University of Warwick campus, head for car parks 6, 7 or 8.

by train:

access

Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry from where we are a short taxi or bus ride away.

For full access information visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or ask for a leaflet at Box Office. Though it is not essential, you are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion free of charge. Contact Box Office for details. Spaces reserved in Car Park 7. Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, CafĂŠ Bar, Box Office, Cinema, Conference Room, Music Centre, Bookshop and Rise. Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and

Mead Gallery. Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement. Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are freely available from Box Office. Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

Join our access mailing list - pick up a leaflet at Box Office or call 024 7652 4524

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quick guide

April

Thu 12

Sat 9 Sat 23

6pm 6pm

Met Opera Live: Le Comte Ory Met Opera Live: Capriccio

p20 p20

Thu 28

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p21

7.30pm

Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling

p26

7.45pm 7.30pm 8pm 1.30pm 6pm 8pm

Sarah Jane Morris Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling Bellowhead Family Film: Howl’s Moving Castle Met Opera Live: Il Trovatore Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser

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Mon 9

3pm 4.15pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm 1.10pm 7.45pm 8pm 6.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 8pm 7pm

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Tue 10

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Wed 11

2pm 2.30pm 3pm 3.30pm 4pm 4.30pm 7pm

Rip, Fold, Scrunch Rip, Fold, Scrunch Dan Clark – Live Under the Radar: Luke Concannon Boys Dancing: The Balancing Man The Summer House Madeleine Peyroux Pre-Concert Talk: Philharmonia Orchestra Boys Dancing: The Balancing Man The Summer House Philharmonia Orchestra FREE Lunchtime Concert Something or Nothing Tango Fire: Flames of Desire Mead Gallery Opening Party Something or Nothing Nikki Yanofsky Miles Jupp: Fibber in the Heat Under the Radar: Luke Concannon An Evening with Dom Joly NT Connections Festival: The Beauty Manifesto & Children of Killers NT Connections Festival: Shooting Truth & Gargantua A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You NT Connections Festvial: Frank and Ferdinand & Gargantua A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You

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May Sun 1

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Fri 13

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1.10pm 2pm 2.30pm 3pm 3.30pm 4pm 4.30pm 6pm 7pm 7pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 8pm 8.30pm 9pm 9.30pm 2pm 2.30pm 3pm 3.30pm 4pm 4.30pm 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 8pm 8.30pm 9pm 9.30pm 1pm 2pm 3.20pm 5pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 1.10pm 6pm 6.45pm 8pm 1pm 1.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You Knit, Stitch and Crotchet Club NT Connections Festival: Gap & The Beauty Manifesto A Game of You Brian Patten: The Ghosts On The Wall A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You NT Connections Festival: Too Fast & Bassett A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You Stephen K Amos – The Best Medicine A Game of You A Game of You A Game of You Family Art Workshop: Cut ‘n’ Paste in 3D Scarecrow Scarecrow: workshop Met Opera Live: Die Walküre Coull Quartet Richard Herring – Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming Simon Evans Kate Rusby Steven Severin: Blood of a Poet every minute, always Mead Gallery: Look Club every minute, always Loudon Wainwright III FREE Lunchtime Concert Knit, Stitch and Crotchet Club Pre-Concert Talk: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Family Art Workshop: Strange but Familiar Family Film: Gnomeo and Juliet Simon Evans Government Inspector Time Whitehead Quartet: Colour Beginnings

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Mead Gallery: Artist’s Talk Government Inspector It’s Like He’s Knocking It’s Like He’s Knocking Government Inspector T. It’s Like He’s Knocking FREE Lunchtime Concert Knit, Stitch and Crotchet Club It’s Like He’s Knocking Government Inspector Miles Jupp: Fibber in the Heat Eliza Carthy Band: The Neptune Tour It’s Like He’s Knocking Government Inspector Des Bishop: My Dad Was Nearly James Bond Micky Flanagan Family Art Workshop: Land of Make Believe Snow Play Government Inspector Government Inspector Snow Play The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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10am 10.30am 1.30pm 10am 1.10pm 4.30pm 6pm 5pm 8pm 1pm 1.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 1.10pm 6pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 1pm 1.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.15pm 4.30pm 6.30pm

Film in 2 Days The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger Who Came to Tea Film in 2 Days FREE Lunchtime Concert Film in 2 Days: World Premiere Knit, Stitch and Crochet Club Shlomo: Mouthtronica Masterclass Shlomo: Mouthtronica Family Art Workshop: Clay-Time Family Film: Tales of Beatrix Potter Piaf: The Songs Paul Chowdhry: NOT PC FREE Lunchtime Concert Knit, Stitch and Crochet Club Terry Saunders: Six and a Half Loves Under the Radar: Centimes and Delightful Young Mothers Family Art Workshop: Hanging Sculptures Family Film: A Turtle’s Tale Gwyneth Herbert Rob Rouse: Great Escape Tour Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Mead Gallery: Curator’s Tour

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Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Bo Burnham Landscapes Landscapes FREE Lunchtime Concert Landscapes Landscapes Knit, Stitch and Crochet Club Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Landscapes Germaine Greer: Forty Years of Feminism and Fun FREE Lunchtime Concert Lau Bane Under the Radar: Lament Jason Manford Family Art Workshop: Giant Sculptures Family Film: Son of Rambow Jason Manford UoW Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Coull Quartet FREE Lunchtime Concert National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard

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Albert & Friends: Summer Circus School 2011 Albert & Friends: Summer Circus School 2011 Albert & Friends: Summer Circus School 2011 Albert & Friends: Summer Circus School 2011 Albert & Friends: Summer Circus School 2011 Albert & Friends Showcase Make it Reel: Summer Film School Make it Reel: Summer Film School Make it Reel: Summer Film School Make it Reel: Summer Film School Make it Reel: Summer Film School

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8pm 8pm 8pm

Jimmy Carr: Laughter Therapy Soweto Gospel Choir: African Grace Reginald D Hunter

p30 p18 p30

Jason Byrne: Cirque du Byrne Stephen Merchant

p30 p30

August Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Mon 22 Tues 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26

October Sun 9 Thu 13 Sat 29

November Sat 5 Tue 8

8pm 8pm

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summer 2011