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Spring January to April 2011

Rafaqat Ali Khan & the

Bollywood Brass Band Lady Chatterley’s Lover

4 Poofs & a Piano Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash Koshka The Swing Commanders plus comedy, kid’s shows and much much more...


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Spring into action at Waterside Welcome to the new season at Waterside Arts Centre. Hopefully you’ll find something here to warm your cockles as the long winter nights slowly get shorter. We may start in Panto season but by the time those early Summer bank holidays come around we’ll have given you fantastic folk, Bollywood brass and sensational swing music. With regular comedy, theatre and family shows throughout the season we hope you’ll be able to find something to bring you in from the cold and join us at the home of entertainment in Sale.

Special Meal Deal Offers for WAC Customers Massala Lounge Meal Deal

Offer available Monday – Thursday any time, Friday and Saturday 5-7pm and after 10pm.

Oca Meal Deal 1


A main course plus a drink (choice of a soft drink, glass of house wine or Peroni beer)

Oca Meal Deal 2


A choice of two courses from the menu (starters, main or dessert).

No time restriction on using the OCA Meal deal vouchers and no advance booking needed.

TO BOOK CALL 0161 912 5616

How to Book Your Tickets In Person: Mon – Thu 10am – 8pm. Fri & Sat 10am – 5pm (Except show night – 7pm). By Phone: 0161 912 5616 All major credit and debit cards accepted, £1 booking fee for all phone bookings. By Textbox: 0161 912 2102 (option 4) EXT 5899. By Internet:

Tickets Postage and Collection A £1 charge is applied for posting out tickets. You can collect tickets on the evening of the performance, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the event starts. Please bring the credit/debit card with which you paid, as proof of ID.

Concessions Concession price tickets apply to ages 16 and under, students in full-time education, over 60s and retired people, visual and hearing impaired people, disabled people in receipt of benefits, those claiming Jobseekers Allowance, and Trafford Leisure Pass holders.

Lost Tickets If you lose your tickets for seated events, you can request another ticket to be printed out for collection on the day of the performance (ID required). We regret we are unable to re-issue tickets for unreserved or standing events.


Choose from any starter, any main course (excluding seafood) and Pilau rice or nan bread.

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Ticket Exchange and Resale We regret that tickets can not be exchanged. No refunds are available for unwanted tickets on the night of the performance. If a performance is soldout, we will endeavour to resell any returned tickets on your behalf, a fee for this service will be applied and resale cannot be guaranteed.

Latecomers Latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance before taking their seats.

20% Off Q Park for customers! Ticket holders will get 20% off parking at Q Park on Broad Road! Simply show your show/class ticket together with your Q Park ticket at box office to receive a voucher to reduce your parking costs at the ticket machine.

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Sale Nomads presents

Puss In Boots Fri 7 – Sun 16 Jan, Times vary, £10/£8/£28 Family Ticket 2 for 1 Fri 7, Wed 12 & Thur 13 Jan Our hero goes in search of his long lost Auntie Nellie, with his only belongings – a cat and a pair of old boots left to him by his father. On the way he meets a beautiful Princess but, without a penny to his name, how can he ask her to marry him? With a little fairy magic Puss In Boots comes to his aid and everything is hunky dory. That is until the dastardly Ogre Griswald kidnaps the Princess! Will our hero and his feline friend save the day and rescue the damsel in distress?

The Swing Commanders Fri 4 Feb, 8pm, £11/£10 This hugely talented Manchester-based six-piece have wowed listeners and dancers around the world with their unique, high energy presentation of some of the finest music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. With six specialist musicians, five solo voices and more instruments than you’ll be able to count, this Waterside concert is an opportunity to see why Sold Out notices and standing ovations are regular features of performances by these vibrant international artistes in theatres, festivals and dance halls at home and abroad. Let them take you back in time for a special evening of Swing classics with a champagne sparkle. They really are the cats with the cream of Forties classics, so sit back and sample the sweet Swing sensation that is The Swing Commanders!



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Best of Comedy Buzz Sat 5 Feb, 8pm, £12/£10 Another comedy variety compilation of the finest comedy acts in the land!

Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company presents COMEDY & CURR Y DEAL £19.95

Madcap compere, Phil Ellis, introduces the naturally entertaining, musical genius Silky, the world’s funniest deaf comedian Steve Day, the cheeky charm of Dominic Elliot-Spencer and the intelligent musings of Curtis Threadgold. Suitable for 18+ only

The Little Red Hen Sat 19 Feb, 2.30pm, £6.50/£4.50 “Who will help me plant these grains of wheat?” “Not I said the Pig.” “Not I said the Rat.” “Not I said the Cow.” “Fair enough,” said the Little Red Hen, “I’ll do it myself!” Making bread is hard work, but it would be a lot easier if the lazy farm yard animals got off their reclining sofas and lent a hand! This ingenious adaptation of the nursery school favourite, features a host of animal puppets, sing-along songs and madcap comic routines. It’s a real treat for the whole family with no scary bits whatsoever!

“A truly enchanting hour for children – and their parents” The Stage Ages: 3-7 Duration: 55 mins (no interval)

North Cheshire Wind Orchestra, Dr Jazz and The Cheshire Cats present

The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess Sat 12 Feb, Pre-concert talk 6.50pm, show 7.30pm, £8/£7/£3 Gershwin provides the link between the two halves this annual joint concert featuring North Cheshire Wind Orchestra, big band Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats. His ‘jazz soul’ is exposed in a rarely performed big band version of music from his opera Porgy and Bess by Bill Pots and Grantham’s Fantasy Variations are based on his second piano prelude. NCWO are delighted to present two World Premières in this concert – Adam Gorb’s saxophone concerto written for the soloist Tim Watson, and our own commission from the highly regarded young composer Emily Howard.

Tickets and info 0161 912 5616 Sallow Tree Concerts presents

Callino Quartet Wed 23 Feb, 7.30pm, £12/£10 One of the finest young ensembles to have emerged in recent years, Ireland’s The Callino Quartet have enjoyed critical acclaim and forged an international, prize-winning career, performing throughout Europe, Canada and the USA, recently having made their Carnegie Hall debut. They have regularly been broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, BBC Radio 3 and RTE TV and have a reputation for exciting collaborations with a diverse range of international composers and musicians. Tonight’s programme includes Haydn String Quartet Op 77 no 1, Debussy Quartet Op 10 and Mendelssohn Quartet No. 2 in A minor.


Emergency Exit Arts presents

Sat 19 Feb, 6.30pm, £6/£4

Rafaqat Ali Khan and The Bollywood Brass Band

Fast-paced comedy improv that will have you on your knees with laughter! Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. With quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs created from audience suggestions – this is feel-good fun at its wackiest. Ages 8+

Sat 26 Feb, 7.30pm, £12 (£10 – 15 years & under) The Bollywood Brass Band is joined by Bollywood Sufi singer Rafaqat Ali Khan, to play massive hits from 60 years of Indian and Pakistani film soundtracks. Some of the greatest pop songs in music history played in new arrangements by the Bollywood Brass Band, and sung by the incredible Rafaqat Ali Khan. A performance that is passionate, tender, dramatic, and humorous – and accompanied by video projections of dance sequences from the original Bollywood films.

“Joyous … electrifying horn riffs and percussion … irresistible” Sunday Times



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Hull Truck Theatre presents

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre presents

By D.H. Lawrence, adapted and directed by Nick Lane

The Frog Prince

Fri 11 Mar, 7.30pm, £12/£10

and other Peculiar Tales from Terry Jones Fairy Tales Sat 5 Mar, 2.30pm, £6.50/£4.50 A magical & witty one-woman adaptation of the famous froggy tale, exploring the endearing relationship between princess and frog, puppet and performer. Follow the funky frog’s adventures from the traditional tale to Terry Jones ‘clever and crazy’ Fairy Tales with extraordinary animal characters everywhere. Enter a world where absolutely anything can happen ... and usually does. Combining masks, shadows, physical performance and transforming objects into extraordinary characters, this piece will be sure to excite and entertain! Ages: 5+ Duration: 50 mins

Best of Comedy Buzz Sat 5 March, 8pm, £12/£10


Another comedy variety compilation of the finest comedy acts in the land! Charming and confident compère Ben Lawes introduces the amazingly talented star Diane Morgan, typical stand-up Steve N Allen, witty words and home-spun puns from Tony Cowards and the quirky quips of Tania Edwards. Suitable for 18+ only

Lady Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage. Injured in battle, her husband Clifford is unable to satisfy her sexual desires and so Constance finds herself in the arms of another. But Lady Chatterley’s man is a bit of rough! Mellors her paramour is her husband’s gamekeeper! As their passionate love affair reaches its climax, the constraints of Constance’s class-led society are broken

down as the two lovers find fulfilment with each other. Written in 1925, D.H. Lawrence’s controversial work was banned from sale until 1960 for its frank and explicit depiction of sex and its portrayal of a passionate and adulterous love affair. Years ahead of its time this work deals with sexual taboos that are still present in society even today. Warning: this play contains adult scenes and strong language. Recommended for 15+

Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash Wed 16 Mar, 7.30pm, £12.50 With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Formed by Martin Turner and Steve Upton in 1969, the band would become synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music. Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash features guitarists Ray Hatfield and Danny Willson, and drummer Dave Wagstaffe. The line-up remains faithful to the original Wishbone

Ash blueprint and delivers a show which focuses on material from the classic eras of Wishbone Ash, featuring stage favourites mixed with classic album tracks.

Tickets and info 0161 912 5616 Bad Apple Theatre Company Ltd presents

Back to The Land Girls Fri 18 Mar, 7.30pm, £10/£8 It’s 1942, and there are some new arrivals in the village. They’re turning heads and breaking hearts as the fine girls of the Women’s Land Army take to the hills. Buff is a city girl dreaming of being ‘just like Vera Lynn’, while Biddy is a country girl who is ‘now’t but a hopeless romantic’. Join them on a journey of blisters, back-ache and banter as they learn all there is to know about working on the land. This comedy two-hander celebrates the highs and lows of the wonderful women who helped keep Britain fed during World War II, set against a backdrop of glorious music of the age.

Sallow Tree Concerts presents

Chamber Music Gems: From Bach to Brahms Wed 23 Mar, 7.30pm, £12/£10

ComedySportz Sat 19 Mar, 6.30pm, £6/£4 Fast-paced comedy improv that will have you on your knees with laughter! Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. With quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs created from audience suggestions – this is feel-good fun at its wackiest. Ages: 8+

Sallow Tree Concerts welcomes back some familiar faces from the Manchester professional scene for another night of much-loved music. We are delighted to be joined by Jenny Galloway, principal oboe of the BBC Philharmonic, for the beautiful Mozart Oboe Quartet. There is also a chance to hear some solo Bach from viola player Cheryl Law, and the rousing and rich Brahms Sextet for Strings (no. 1) led by BBC Philharmonic’s sub-principal Kevin Flynn.



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Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company presents

The Way Back Home Sat 26 Mar, 11.30am & 2.30pm, £6.50/£4.50

4 Poofs & a Piano Smoke and Mirrorballs Fri 25 Mar, 8pm, £15 4 Poofs and a Piano has become the nation’s favourite house band thanks to the hugely popular BAFTA and Comedy Award-winning Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC1. In this brilliant new show, Stephen, Dave, David and Ian tear it up with a double helping of frisky footwork and musical madness. Smoke and Mirrorballs sees the boys sizzle with their popular brand of irreverent humour together with lush harmonies. Fun, outrageous and rarely in the best possible taste.

An inter-galactic adventure tale for families and young children. Oliver Jeffers, award-winning author of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found, returns with an inter-galactic tale about a little boy seeking adventure. One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Who is the strange alien? Can they be friends? And how will they find their way back home? Ages: 3+ Duration: 50 mins

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Oleg Ponomarev’s KOSHKA

Trafford Music Service presents

Sat 26 Mar, 8pm, £12.50 (£6.50 – 15 years & under)

Trafford Youth Orchestra Concerts

“Quite simply, this may be the finest violin you ever hear in your life” – Washington Post

Sun 27 Mar, 3pm & 7pm, £6/£4

Led by dazzling Russian gypsy violinist Oleg Ponomarev (formerly of Loyko), phenomenal violin & guitar trio Koshka make a welcome return to Sale. Appealing to a broad audience of folk, hotclub, jazz and classical lovers alike, the music is rooted in the gypsy tradition of Oleg’s birth, but underpinned by the technical brilliance of a conservatoire training. This enables Koshka to let fly with wildfire abandon, yet breathtaking control – and plenty of humour, trickery and playfulness – as they take gypsy string music to increasingly dizzy heights of creativity and invention.

3pm Junior Strings WindBand and Sinfonia. 7pm Concert Band and Philharmonic. With five ensembles comprising of over 300 musicians between the ages of 10 and 18, Trafford Youth Orchestras have been nurturing young musicians from this area for almost 40 years. With the Junior Strings, Sinfonia and Wind Band performing in the afternoon, and the award-winning Concert Band and Philharmonic in the evening concert the venue will be filled with promising musical talent all day.



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April Best of Comedy Buzz


Sat 2 Apr, 8pm, £12/£10

Saltaire Live presents


Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Sat 16 Apr, 6.30pm, £6/£4

Thur 7 Apr, 8pm, £14 (£7 – 15 years and under) Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have now been playing together for over 20 years, showcasing the finest in the music of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland – and beyond. Alongside their work as a duo, stylish Shetland fiddler Aly is musical director of the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions, while accordionist Phil Cunningham – the owner of “the fastest, most sensitive fingers you’re ever likely to hear” – is in nonstop demand as a composer, producer and broadcaster. The duo returns to Waterside Arts Centre after an outstanding performance in 2010, to prove once again that one plus one can sometimes add up to so much more than two.

Fast-paced comedy improv that will have you on your knees with laughter! Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. With quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs created from audience suggestions – this is feel-good fun at its wackiest. Ages 8+ Sallow Tree Concerts presents

Manchester Reed Trio Wed 27 Apr, 7.30pm, £12/£10 Another comedy variety compilation of the finest comedy acts in the land! Chatty and cheerful compère, Spiky Mike, introduces the Monty Pythonesque and utterly hilarious Naz Osmanoglu, the exciting and energetic American stand-up Erich McElroy, warm and wonderful observations from Jane Hill and sassy sarcastic humour from Helen Keeler. Suitable for 18+ only

The Manchester Reed Trio consists of oboe, clarinet and bassoon and its members are invited to play with professional orchestras all over the UK. Formed at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music, the trio has since been in demand both for recitals and for educational work around the UK and, in recent years, has developed an interest in music in healthcare settings, performing regularly for the Council for Music in Hospitals. Explore the potential of these three reed instruments and delve into the combined soundscape of the Manchester Reed Trio with a varied programme ranging from Mozart to Martinu.

Tickets and info 0161 912 5616 Tell Tale Hearts presents

From Here to There Sat 30 Apr, 11.30am & 2.30pm, £6.50/£4.50

Sneak Preview... next season

A show that’s all about bridges! Bridges that get built and knocked down, bridges you can climb over and crawl under. Magic bridges, bridges that tell stories of hungry trolls and greedy goats. Bridges where people can meet and if they’re lucky, make a friend! Using rhythm and vocal play, shoe boxes, card and the world of the imagination, two quite independent individuals discover ways to play together and reach each other.

Mind the Gap presents An award winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s

Of Mice and Men By Mike Kenny Thurs 26 May, 7.30pm, £10/8 An extraordinary tale of friendship, loyalty and the power of dreams. George and Lennie are drifters who have only each other and their shared search for the American Dream. George is the sharp little guy who looks out for Lennie. Lennie is his big-hearted companion who, unaware of his own strength, seems unable to keep out of trouble.

Ages: 18 months – 4 years Duration: 35 mins + 15 mins play session at end of show.

Dervish returns to Waterside next season! DERVISH – “Irish traditional music at its very best” Plus support from Tri

Finding work on a ranch in California, they plan to stay long enough to buy a little place of their own… but their arrival triggers a tragic chain of events that threatens to destroy the very dream that unites them.

County Sligo’s finest export, Dervish has now been at the forefront of Irish traditional music for two decades. Already one of the the best-loved Irish bands, they won a huge swell of new fans last summer with highly acclaimed performances at a string of major UK folk festivals. Fronted by the entrancing Cathy Jordan on vocals – still regarded by many as the most distinctive voice in Irish music today – the band creates a richly complex sound, full of energy, intricacy and subtlety – recognisably the sound of Dervish, one of the great line-ups to have ever come out of Ireland.

Mind the Gap is an award-winning theatre company that works with learning disabled and nondisabled artists as equals. This original and inspiring re-telling was the first to feature a full cast of actors with a learning disability and was staged to wide critical acclaim by Mind the Gap in 2000, 2001 and 2005.

Dervish Fri 6 May, 7.45pm, £13.50 (£6.50 – 15 years and under)



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exhibitions The Lauriston Gallery Shisha: The international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts presents

Araam: Breathing Space

Free Entr y to All Exhibitio ns Mon – Sa 10am – 5p t m

Sat 22 Jan – Sat 26 Mar 2011 Araam: Breathing Space is a Shisha initiated exhibition in partnership with Mid Pennine Arts featuring new works by artists Halima Cassell and Zarah Hussain.

Cassell and Hussain use very different artistic mediums but both are inspired by their ancestral heritage. Cassell works with clay, and more recently with stone and wood. She produces complex sculptural pieces that fuse together diverse cultural influences from her Asian roots and her fascination with African pattern work, to Islamic architectural geometry. Hussain’s paintings and technologically advanced light installations are influenced by the profound beauty of Islamic geometry. Her vibrant paintings in oils and watercolours are a contemporary take on this creative expression. This exhibition will include existing works and work in progress, giving an insight into each artist’s creative process.

Tickets and info 0161 912 5616 Creative Industries Trafford presents

Gagarin: 50 Friday 8 April – Saturday 4 June 2011 This exhibition combines photography, fine art, video, memorabilia and oral histories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961 and his visit to Manchester and Trafford shortly afterwards. Also featured will be a specially commissioned work from mural artist Walter Kershaw, along with images from the RIA Novosti press archive and video from NW Film Archive. Space exploration has had a huge impact on the way we see our planet and has changed not only technology but film, fashion, art, design and music too. A series of special talks will examine these cultural effects. Find out more at Young people are invited to get involved via our special When I Grow Up short story competition (for schoolchildren throughout Trafford) and if you were there when Yuri Gagarin came to Manchester on 12 July 1961, then why not let us know? Your memories could even form part of the exhibition. For full details see

Photos courtesy of the RIA Novosti collection

Please note: The Gallery Bar is occasionally used for private functions – please ring in advance to check opening hours – 0161 912 5616.

Gagarin by Walter Kershaw



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ROCKET: Adult Drama Classes




Tue 25 Jan, Tue 22 Feb, Mon 21 March, Tue 26 April. £3/£2 Poetry evening – Listen to the guest poets or read your own poems. Become part of the growing Write Out Loud community.

10 – 11am Music and movement for 0 – 2 year olds. £4

Thurs 20 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 28 Apr 1.30pm – 3.30pm, £2.50 Lloyd and Margaret provide tuition as well as leading the Social Sequence Dancing. Price includes tea and biscuits. Info 0161 912 4057.

Mondays Future Vision – Opening Doors 10am – 12 noon Drama for adults with learning disabilities. £1 for all attendees inc. support staff – limited numbers For more info call 0161 912 4057

Wild Colours 1 – 3pm Art group suitable for all abilities including adults with learning disabilities. £1 entry, materials plus tea and coffee provided.

IYAct – IMMERSE: Young Actors 5.30 – 8.30pm (term time only) Immerse Young Actors invites applications from any young person aged 15 – 25 with some performance experience and a commitment to creating quality drama and youth theatre. For info 0161 912 5093/ 0161 912 5251 or email

Body Control Pilates Beginners 7 – 8pm and 8 – 9pm For more info call Laura on: 07867 914 054 or 0161 973 7277

Tai Chi (drop in class) 7.30 – 8.20pm With Master Liming Yue. Beginners welcome. £4

Tuesdays Visible Dance

7 – 9pm Gives members a chance to work towards professional standards Call Martin Harris on 07788 723 570

Jittabugs Baby Move and Groove

Dance Discovery 10.30am – 12.30pm Older people’s dance class (over 50s). For more call 0161 912 4057 £2.50 per session. Groups need to book as places are limited.

Salsa (drop in class) Beginners/Improvers 7.30 – 8.30pm Intermediate/Advanced 8.45 – 9.45pm With Angela and Lee. £4.50

Thursdays Busy Bodies (drop in classes)

10.30am – 12 noon Dance for adults with learning disabilities (mild and moderate). Please book in advance. For more info call 0161 912 4057. £1

10.15 – 11.00am & 11.15am – 12.00pm Dance and music for pre-school children (2 – 4 years) to take part in with their parents/carers. £2.50 per child, adults free.

Stalder Academy of Dance

Touchdown Dance

4 – 7pm Classes in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre Freestyle and more, 2 years to adult, beginner to advanced. Info 0161 291 9944

Yoga (drop in class) 7 – 8pm With Amruta. Beginners welcome. £5

The Family Club runs every Sat morning from 10.30. It’s just £1 to join! Membership to the Family Club includes free entry to Saturday morning activities and exclusive offers for family shows and events. Go to www.watersideartscentre.

FREE 6.30 – 8.30pm FREE Adults integrated dance workshops. Contact 0161 912 5760

The Courage to Sing Beginners 6 – 7.30pm, Intermediate 7.45 – 9.30pm New courses begin Jan 20th, March 3rd & April 28th

Regular taster sessions available. Booking Essential. For further information contact Mags Lowe on 07985 157519

Fridays Jittabugs Baby Sign 10 – 10.45am, £3 For 6 months – 2 years (older siblings up to 6 years welcome too) Baby sign, plus music and play!

Pyjama Drama 11.15am – 12.15pm For ages 2 – 4 years. Fun games to develop social skills and confidence. For more info or to book contact Emma on 0844 504 5201.

Saturdays Dance Jam 10 – 10.45am for 5 – 7 years 10.45 – 11.45am for 8 – 10 years Children’s dance class with a focus on creativity, having fun and building confidence. £3

IMMERSE: Junior Drama Drop-in 12 noon – 2pm (term time only) Aimed at budding starlets, ages 10 – 14 years, as an intro to drama and performance, with an opportunity to perform. Info 0161 912 5093. £3.50

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Creative Industries Trafford How To Write a Press Release Mon 24 Jan, 6pm – 7pm, £4/£3 A one hour guide to the essentials of writing a press release with a freelance marketing specialist. This power-hour workshop takes you through how to meet press deadlines, who to send your press release to, how to format your press release and making sure you get your message over in the right way.This event is re-scheduled from 19th October 2010. If you have a ticket for the original event, then your ticket is still valid and there is no need to re-book. If you cannot make the new date, please contact our box office for a refund.

TV Scriptwriting Surgeries Tue 1 Feb, 6pm – 8pm, *£195 A must for aspiring writers looking to take their work to the next level. Join Ric Michael, ex-head of development at Baby Cow TV for a series of script surgeries. Ric will take you and your writing through the process of developing your script, working on your pitch, identifying which production companies to approach so that at the end of the workshop series, you and your writing are ready to go to the next level.

There are just five places available. To apply, send details of which area of TV you wish to write for – sitcom, drama, documentary – to Sessions are 6 – 8pm, on February 1, 8, 15 and March 1, 9, 21. *The fee is 195.00. if you wish to pay by instalments, then please email us for details.

1-2-1 Creative Marketing Surgeries Tue 8 Feb, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, £20/£15 Tue 9 Mar, 12noon – 4pm, £20/£15 In-depth 1-to-1 marketing advice surgeries for artists and creative workers. A 45 minute session with freelance marketing specialist Natalie Persoglio to help get press coverage and grow your reputation. If your project, product or service needs some introductory marketing advice, this is the ideal place to start. Natalie has worked in PR, arts marketing and journalism for over 12 years, managing press campaigns for arts centres and writing for music, culture and games magazines

For more on all these events see To book for any of our events, call our box office on 0161 912 5616.

Please leave your contact phone number and email address when booking so we can get advance information about your project or business. For more on Natalie’s work, see

How to Approach Galleries Wed 16 Mar, 1pm – 4.30pm, £10/£7.50 Karen Sherwood, chief executive of Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance and founder of Cupola Gallery in Sheffield, delivers this comprehensive workshop which covers what every artist needs to know about the process of approaching galleries. It includes handouts on general submission guidelines, a guide to delivery/ consignment notes, exhibition guidelines and a contract. This seminar also looks at real submissions received at the Cupola Gallery, of which Karen is a founder, so attendees can see the types of submissions received by gallery curators. Karen delivers consultancy support regionally and nationally and she works with both the public and private sectors.

Ann Cleeves Masterclass Thu 31 Mar, 7pm – 8.30pm, £8/£6 CIT welcomes the award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves for a oneoff masterclass on her career. Ann’s talk will feature advice for up and coming writers and she will also be on hand to sign copies of her books afterwards. Ann has twice been short-listed for a CWA Dagger Award. In 2006 she was the first winner of the prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Raven Black, the first volume of her Shetland Quartet. Her novels sell widely and to critical acclaim all over the world. Both Ann’s Vera Stanhope books and her Shetland Quartet have been optioned for television and in 2011, ITV Productions will broadcast its first adaptation, Hidden Depths, starring Brenda Blethyn and David Leon. Ann’s latest book, Blue Lightning, which completes the Shetland Quartet, was published in February 2010 and Silent Voices, a new Vera Stanhope novel, is available in February 2011. For more information, see

This project is being part financed by the European Community European Regional Development Fund


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Fri 7 – Sun 16 Fri 4 Sat 5 Sat 12 Sat 19 Sat 19 Wed 23 Sat 26 Sat 5 Sat 5 Fri 11 Wed 16 Fri 18 Sat 19 Wed 23 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sat 26 Sun 27 Sat 2 Thur 7 Sat 16 Wed 27 Sat 30

Exhibitions Sat 22 Jan – Sat 26 Mar Fri 8 Apr – Sat 4 June

Puss In Boots The Swing Commanders Best of Comedy Buzz The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess The Little Red Hen ComedySportz Sallow Tree: Callino Quartet Rafaqat Ali Khan and The Bollywood Brass Band The Frog Prince and other Peculiar Tales Best of Comedy Buzz Hull Truck: Lady Chatterley’s Lover Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash Back to The Land Girls ComedySportz Sallow Tree: From Bach to Brahms 4 Poofs & a Piano: Smoke and Mirrorballs The Way Back Home Oleg Ponomarev’s Koshka Trafford Youth Orchestra Concerts Best of Comedy Buzz Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham ComedySportz Sallow Tree: Manchester Reed Trio From Here to There

Varies 8.00pm 8.00pm (6.50pm) 7.30pm 2.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm

Araam: Breathing Space

The Lauriston Gallery The Lauriston Gallery

Gagarin: 50

7.30pm 2.30pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 11.30am & 2.30pm 8.00pm 3.00pm & 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 11.30am & 2.30pm

Wheelchair users and hearing and visually impaired patrons may book a concessionary ticket for their companion. This concession must be quoted at time of booking. Waterside Arts Centre is a fully accessible venue. There is a flat ramp to the entrance. Please mention access requirements when booking. Guide dogs and Hearing Dogs are welcome. More access info at

Location 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF Waterside Arts Centre is just 20 mins from Manchester City Centre, situated next to the Bridgewater Canal in Sale town centre. We are just off the A56 (junction 7, M60) and directly opposite Sale Metrolink Station. A 300-space Q Park multi-storey car park is within easy walking distance on Broad Road, at which Waterside ticket holders can claim a 20% discount.

Hire Us! From a 500 capacity gig venue to intimate studio and workshop space, Waterside Arts Centre is available to hire for performances, rehearsals, workshops, parties and much more. For more information contact Venue Facilities Manager WAC Management reserves the right to make changes to the advertised cast and programme, refuse admission and provide alternative seats of the same value. Concessionary rates and discounts MUST be quoted at time of booking.

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IMMERSE is kindly supported by Stretford Youth Theatre Trust

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