EVENTS

Please note: Shows at the Roundhouse  start on October 25, 2013.

Events. Shows. Exhibits Calendar..

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice's Jubilee
Sep
27
Sep 30

Maurice's Jubilee

A Royal encounter. An enduring love. A bungalow in Penge. For 60 years Helena has been Queen of Maurice's heart. But his Great Love is another Queen. The Queen Helena says he's never met. Maurice's Jubilee, a new play by award winning actress and writer Nichola McAuliffe, is a funny and poignant exploration of one man's enduring commitment to a dream. And an eternal love triangle fallen on hard times...

 

Booking commences in Early September

IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE
Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE

  • Staveley Roundhouse

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! Created by tonight’s audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. A fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two top funny men reflect upon locAl stories and legends. For audiences, 9 to 109. @IMcMillan

‘the best night we've had at the parish centre for many a year. It was a hoot!’ Mellor 

'Ian McMillan, owner of one of the finest broadcasting voices currently gracing the airwaves' Radio Times

Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, BBC Breakfast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Arts Show. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs. Previously he was resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk

Booking opens in September


Staveley Roundhouse 25th Annual Art Exhibition
Aug
24
Aug 30

Staveley Roundhouse 25th Annual Art Exhibition

 

The 25rd Annual Art Exhibitionwill take place again this summer fromWednesday 24th August through to Tuesday 30th August. Daily from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a preview evening for invited guests at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Exhibition is open to residents of the parishes of Ings, Kentmere and Staveley, and to current members of The Roundhouse ( £10 per annum, contact staveleyrht@btinternet.com  to apply.)

Art work must be the original work of the entrants, and not previously exhibited at a Roundhouse Exhibition.   Etchings, linocuts and other original prints will be welcome, as will some 3D work. Copies and photocopies, decoupage, fabric and similar crafts will not be accepted for exhibition. 

For admin queries contact: Clare Brockbank, 821237,  clarbrock@btinternet.com

For art or hanging queries contact: Wendy Randall, 8221524,   wendyrandallartist@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

25th Anniversary Party
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

25th Anniversary Party

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Staveley Roundhouse- all members, actors, musicians and artists who have ever performed or exhibited at The Roundhouse  are invited to our 'Drop in' cocktail party! Do come along for a drink and look at old photos. Celebrate with us!  Pleased drop usline to say you are coming so that we don't run out of supplies!

Lake District Folk Weekend at Staveley  Roundhouse
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

Lake District Folk Weekend at Staveley Roundhouse

 

Reg Meuross.    (HEADLINE)

Reg Meuross is a true modern day troubadour – commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. As FolkWords say, the songs of Reg Meuross are ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ‘

regmeuross.com
 

Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson (SUPPORT)
Jessica Lawson sings and accompanies herself on autoharp and acoustic guitar. Her original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana as she sings stories about the sea, love, loss, war, and a few ‘fallen’ women. Fast building a reputation on the folk scene, Jessica and has performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, supporting Eddi Reader and Dave Rotherary, as well as appearing on bills alongside Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson. She’ll be joined by guitar accompanist, singer and songwriter Phil Simpson.

Pandora's Handbag (SUPPORT)

"Think Fascinating Aida with a touch of The Goons and you have Pandora's Handbag.  Pitch perfect harmonies and a style that moves easily from mood to mood surrounded at times with a humour that is both zany and understated.  Don't miss the chance to hear them."  Bill Adair, Singer/Songwriter. pandoras-handbag.co.uk

Buy tickets here

 

Mike Hatchard -Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats ... with a piano!
Aug
2
7:30 pm19:30

Mike Hatchard -Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats ... with a piano!

On the 29th June pianist and veteran Edinburgh Fringe performer Mike Hatchard set offto cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats – with a piano! Not a real piano (obviously) but nevertheless a fairly hefty electric piano on a purpose built trailer, quite an undertaking; and performing concerts along the way in every kind of venue ranging from village halls to theatres, raising money for BBC Children in Need

Mike plays all sorts of music ranging from jazz standards, some vintage ragtime, occasionally forays into classical music and songs by Victoria Wood, Tom Lehrer, Jacques Brel and David Bowie.

Mike is confident he can raise a great deal of money for a worthy cause. He is a gifted raconteur as well as an accomplished artist, a former musical director for Matt Monro he has also worked with the likes of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, the Chamber Ensemble ofLondon and Herbie Flowers. He has performed his one man show on the Southbank (the Purcell Room) three times and is a published author and cartoonist (with Kevin Mayhew) as well as a Guild recording artist. In fact his career has been so diverse what more fitting way than to celebrate his sixtieth birthday!

NOW SOLD OUT!

Macbeth
May
12
May 17

Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes”

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of the bard we will be presenting Shakespeare’s shortest but most action packed play. A favourite since it was first performed in 1606, this great story of superstition, ambition, and retribution, takes the audience on an action packed ride. Witches, ghosts, murder and prophecies, are just some of the vital ingredients in this swirling cauldron of a play that is Macbeth!

With a large cast, (some of them with swords) you are guaranteed a night to remember!

Tickets £12.50 including wine, Ring 015395 61076 email staveleyrht@btinternet.com or you can now book online though a (Ticketing Company Booking Fee applies)

BOOK HERE (click on the date)

12TH     13th SOLD OUT    14TH      16TH     17TH

 

 

contact email; staveleyrht@btinternet.com 

The Steve Andrews Quintet
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

The Steve Andrews Quintet

For the uninitiated, Steve is probably the premier jazz reedman in the North, playing tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet, and his special rapport with the rest of the band means that you're assured of an evening full of swing and surprises – oh, and also wit: Steve's dry humour puts him in demand as a compere with other bands, and Tim has been known to join in to make it a double act. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening. 

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

Nelson - The Sailors' Story
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Nelson - The Sailors' Story

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett 

Inspirational hero - flawed maverick. Tactical genius. Rebel.
Amidst the shot, smoke and din of battle, a surgeon, a midshipman, a gunner and a powder monkey aboard HMS Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. Their fate - and that of their country - lies in the hands of one man - Horatio Nelson.
For two hundred years, Vice Admiral, the Right Honourable, the              Viscount Nelson KB has stood patiently on his column in Trafalgar Square, watching the world and its many changes, good - and bad. But what happened to the "tars" who served with him? Through their eyes we find out what it was really like at Trafalgar; and in Nelson's own words, the hero - and the rebel, then - and now.
Below the column in Trafalgar Square, a homeless Falklands veteran shivers in the cold... 

Tickets £14.50 including wine, Ring 015395 61076 or email; staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets

 

Keith Nichols & Nick Ward
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Keith Nichols & Nick Ward

Keith Nichols is a piano professor in both senses of the word. He not only plays to the highest standard, but also lectures on early jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as playing several other instruments, not to mention providing arrangements for orchestras all over the world. Not too long ago he re-created Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert at the Sage in Gateshead. But here at The Roundhouse you’ll feel the warmth of his personality, his skills as a raconteur and singer, and most of all his incredible command of the keyboard. Sit back and enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Keith in such an intimate venue.

Nick Wardis the country’s most in-demand drummer in the          vintage jazz style. He plays in many bands, but is most often heard with Keith, with whom he displays a natural affinity, and his command of his motley collection of hittable and tappable objects (see below) has to be seen and heard to be believed.

Nick has a selection of percussion instruments, including two Premier drum kits, both dating from the 1930s. One kit dates from 1934-37, and the other from 1937-1938, plus other                   individual bass drums, snare drums and Chinese tom toms, and temple blocks, all dating from the 1920’s. He also has a large   collection of cymbals from this period, and a Boosey and Hawkes “New Century” drum console dating from 1934.

Tickets £14.50 including a glass of winering 01539561076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets.

Alan Ayckbourn's LIVING TOGETHER
Mar
9
Mar 16

Alan Ayckbourn's LIVING TOGETHER

Living Together is the second of the well known trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn, The Norman Conquests.

Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the slightly shabby Victorian family home looking after her formidable mother. Reg, her brother and his wife Sarah come to stay so that Annie can go away for a 'rest'. In reality, she has something more exciting planned, a naughty weekend with assistant librarian Norman.

You will be astonished at the goings-on within the family which follow this decision! No performances Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th.

Tickets £12.50 including a glass of winering 01539561076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets.

 

Maz O'Connor - Live in Concert (in association with Staveley Folk Club)
Feb
12
7:30 pm19:30

Maz O'Connor - Live in Concert (in association with Staveley Folk Club)

Maz O’Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. In 2013 she was nominated for the BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award and selected for a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society at London’s Cecil Sharp House, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. She sings both traditional folk songs and her own compositions, and accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box (an idea she “nicked” off fellow folk artist Karine Polwart), piano and harmonium.

'Melodic originals such as The Singing of the Ocean and Nightcap are among the standouts of a set that mixes youthful delight with gravitas, and Derby Day is O'Connor's touching tribute to suffragette martyr Emily Davison. Folk album of the year thus far. ****' (The Observer)

'Densely rich album of thoughtful, meticulously constructed songs. ****'(The Financial Times)

'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine)

' strong traditional British and self-penned songs' (The Independent)

Buy tickets from 07708 923 540 or online at: https://www.musicglue.com/mazoconnor/events/12-feb-16-maz-oconnor-staveley-roundhouse/

High Society Jazz Band - Xmas Party
Dec
19
7:30 pm19:30

High Society Jazz Band - Xmas Party

The boys (boys!) return for their annual bash, and this time it’s a true Christmas party rather than a“cheer-you-up in the dark days of January”.   The music and merriment will be the mixture as before – some classic jazz, some silly songs, and the odd new number to spice things up, butthere have been a couple of changes of personnel over the past year. If you were there, you can’t possibly have forgotten the tear-filled retirement , at this very theatre, of long-term drummer and vocalist Ralph Wilson.   Ralph is alive and well and living in Lancaster, but occupying the drum chair will be his replacement RobinAndrews, who was unearthed in Kendal after months of searching.   Alongside him, playing double bass, will be ex-professional Gerry Clayton, who has recently joined the band after the retirement of its founder Brian Gordon (also alive and well but living in Heysham).   However the ethos of the band is unchanged, to the surprise of some of its members who didn’t realise that ethics even came into the equation, and they will be doing their level best to live up to their motto of “Let the good times roll”.

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth
Dec
7
Dec 12

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth

A seasonal comedy from the writer of Calendar Girls!

The children are played by adults in this warm, witty and funny play. Mrs Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subver-sive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes…….

Directed by Fliss Pocock Tickets £11.00Friends £12.50 Guests. NOW SOLD OUT!

 

"so funny you only have yourself to blame for not visiting the loo before going in" The Guardian

Love Matters
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Love Matters

Love Matters

An evening celebration of Love in all its various guises. Enjoy a lightning trip from the Old Testament to modern times; from first love to old age.  Delight in what has been said about love over the centuries.  Listen to a miscellany of prose, poetry, pithy extracts, sayings, songs and music, all celebrating the agony and ecstasy of falling in and out of love.

Presented by The Fools Players .

Tickets £13.00 Friends £15.00 Guests including a glass of wine!  email staveleyrht@btinternet.com or Tel 015395 61076 to book

 Fashionably Late
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

Fashionably Late

NOW SOLD OUT! A Two hander by visiting company- Ginny Davis productions. Ruth Rich and her family are planning a joint birthday party for Dad’s 60th and Fred’s 18th when tragedy strikes. Can the party go ahead? Should it? With a Will (actually despite the Will) the family find a way to celebrate family, love and all that matters in a unique fashion.

Ginny Davis returns to the stage as Ruth Rich and numerous other characters within her friend/family circle, playing alongside James Goldsworthy, co-founder of Popinjay Productions, who trained with the Year Out Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.

“Wonderful. Wonderful. Laughed all the way through” Wellesbourne, March 2014

“Hilarious. The best yet.” Wellesbourne, March 2014

 

Spitfire Solo
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Spitfire Solo

It is June of the new Millennium. For eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done.

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around! Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, ex-RSC and West End actor Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain on stage! Written and performed by Nicholas Collett.

 Tickets £13 Friends £15.00 Guests Ring 015395 61076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com

 

Live Music: The Dovetail Trio
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Dovetail Trio

One of the hottest new acts on the Folk scene and appearing at festivals nationwide.

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540      £15     DOORS 7PM

BUY TICKETS ONLINE:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320978

http://www.dovetailtrio.com

April in Paris by John Godber
Sep
15
Sep 18

April in Paris by John Godber

 

Al and Bet lead a quiet somewhat humdrum life. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change...When Bet wins a romantic breaks competition in a magazine, they head off to Paris. Before long, they are both up to their necks in culture, croissants and champagne.                     The bright lights of Paris rekindle their relationship, but the reality of returning home always looms large. Join Al and Bet in this hilarious romantic adventure which was Olivier-nominated for Comedy of the Year when it was first performed

The Lake District Folk Weekend: Tom McConville + Chapin-Wickwar + Dan Webster
Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

The Lake District Folk Weekend: Tom McConville + Chapin-Wickwar + Dan Webster

The Lake District Folk Weekend presents 3 fantastic well known acts on one night! Book early as not to miss out on this fabulous concert as part of many events taking place this weekend in Staveley!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320977

TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540  £15   

TOM MCCONVILLE 

Tom McConville:  A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world.

In great demand as a performer, session musician and teacher; playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he has achieved every player’s dream of creating his own unique, instantly recognizable sound.

His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing. All presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style.

CHAPIN-WICKWAR

Chapin-Wickwar are an acoustic duo from the west of Cumbria. Both singer-songwriters in their own right, Sue and Lisa met at the end of 2013 and realised there was great potential in their combination of guitar styles and natural vocal harmony. With this new found synergy, the two decided to get out and about performing together and the Chapin-Wickwar duo was born.

In their first year together, Sue and Lisa had performed in excess of 100 gigs, had their original songs aired on BBC Radio Cumbria, Radio Portsmouth, Heart Radio and produced two EPs.

The duo's style has been described as Folk/Americana. Their musical partnership has been described as compelling, their music exquisitely dynamic and their songs intricate, gorgeously crafted and beautifully executed. Their debut album, 'If...' was released in April 2015 and presents a collection of 11 original, evocative songs. An album truly from the heart.

DAN WEBSTER

Dan Webster is a seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by sounds and story telling traditions of American and British Folk music (in it’s broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll. Americana UK described him as ‘A Hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae’.

Dan has played too many shows to count over the years. Live, Dan inspires attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics - delivered with a powerful, and honest vocal.

His previous album release DIAMOND LAND received a number of plays on BBC Radio 2 and was well received critically in the press. His 2012 single release Frank Dalton was nominated for Fatea magazines track of the year.
 
His new self produced release for 2015 THE TIN MAN is the pinnacle of his work to date.  It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work. Webster’s delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320977

TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540  £15   

Jul
23
7:30 pm19:30

Staveley Roundhouse Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to hear about the plans of organisation and offer their help or make suggestions for events. We are particularly looking for assistance with The Arts Exhibition and with Directing/Producing plays so if you think you can contribute in any way, please come along.

 

The Steve Andrews Quintet
May
22
7:30 pm19:30

The Steve Andrews Quintet

The sharp-eyed among you (that's everybody, then) will have spotted that on his annual visit this year Steve is bringing 5  people rather than 4.The extra man is superb Tyneside guitarist and singer Roly Veitch  who has worked on many occasions both with Steve and also our favourite nonagenarian pianist Tim Belford. Joining Steve, Tim and Roly will be expat bassist Roy Cansdale who is  travelling up from Gloucestershire specially for this gig. Regular drummer Brian Teagle makes up the five.

For the uninitiated, Steve is probably the premier jazz reedman in the North, playing tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet, and his special rapport with the rest of the band means that you're           assured of an evening full of swing and surprises – oh, and also wit: Steve's dry humour puts him in demand as a compere with other bands, and Tim has been known to join in to make it a double act. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening. 

           Be there if you possibly can!  £12.50 Friends £14.50 Guests

SOLD OUT

 

Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett
May
14
May 20

Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett

As a vicar's wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations from the past, forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, Entertaining Angels is a play about faith, loss, family secrets, confession and forgiveness. These painful, thought-provoking themes are played out against the seeming calmness of an English country garden

Ring for tickets on 015395 61076 (after 4th May) or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com

Tickets £11.00 Members  £12.50 Guests  

Jazz- Cafe Society
Mar
20
7:30 pm19:30

Jazz- Cafe Society

Café Society is a four piece band specialising in Jazz,

Dixieland and hot 20's music. With a mixture of lively  music, audience participation and devastating humour, you will be taken  on a musical meander down memory lane with tributes to such stars as Al Jolson, Noel Coward and even George Formby! The band have        enjoyed success in venues as diverse as The National Theatre, a shopping centre, a construction site and even at  football matches where they proved a useful draw for an angry crowd! Performing all over the uk and abroad Cafe Society have enjoyed great success with  audiences young and old alike.

Ring Janet on 01539 821590

 

THe Hollow by Agatha Christie
Mar
2
Mar 7

THe Hollow by Agatha Christie

 weekend gathering at The Hollow family estate of Lady Lucy and Sir Henry Angkatell explodes in the murder of one of their guests, physician John Cristow. When the good doctor is found shot, almost everyone is suspect with opportunity and motive including his dim but loyal wife, his current mistress, and his film star ex-mistress, who lives on a neighboring estate. Don’t miss this classic Christie whodunit filled with brilliantly eccentric characters. Tickets Friends £11 Guests £12.50 ring Janet on 01539 821590 to book!

Enid's Famous Quiz Night
Feb
6
7:30 pm19:30

Enid's Famous Quiz Night

Join us for a an evening of brain-stretching fun with a wide (some might say bizarre) selection of subjects and a hot-pot supper. (Please let us know when booking if you are a vegetarian)            We have room for 10 teams of four or you can book individually and we will put you in a team. Tickets are £8.50 per person which includes your supper. We’ll provide glasses (and wash them up) but feel free to bring along your own drinks!

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

Edwina Hayes
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Edwina Hayes

Described as gentle folk Americana, vocalist and guitar player            Edwina Hayes sits somewhere between Joni Mitchell and                  Suzanne Vega. Originally from Preston, living in East Yorkshire, and with her heart firmly in Nashville; she brings together              Americana, English folk and the rich northern singer-songwriter tradition to create a sound that is truly her own.  Her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true talent. Described by Nanci Griffith, who covered the title track of Edwina's album Pour Me a Drink, as "the sweetest voice in England", her accolades include opening numerous shows for Jools Holland and having her Randy Newman cover, Feels Like Home, featured in the Cameron Diaz film, My Sister's Keeper.

Be sure to get your ticket asap by calling 01539 528 808. Friends £13 Guests £15

 

The High Society Jazz band
Jan
17
7:30 pm19:30

The High Society Jazz band

The Christmas Party slot having been taken by some Eminent           Victorians, the Roundhouse thought that it was incumbent on us to try to lighten the mood of those dark mid-January days which so inevitably follow the festive season. So, as an alternative to the          traditional pastime of holiday-brochure-perusing, why not try a very much more reasonable trip to the Roundhouse. The band are              regular visitors to Staveley: unsurprising, perhaps, given that           committee member Bruce Carnaffin (a firm believer in self-interest and nepotism) forms part of it. They are however, one of the leading traditional jazz bands in the North-West (add self-promotion to that list), and can be relied on to provide a varied, toe-tapping and warmly humorous programme. What's more, they have of late roused themselves from the torpor customary in gentlemen of their age to do some  rehearsing, so you are promised some new                  material alongside the old favourites.

NOW SOLD OUT

 

A Victorian Christmas
Dec
18
7:30 pm19:30

A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas. 

A fun and festive celebration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. The acclaimed historical entertainment company Blast From The Past invite you to join them for an evening of music, song, stories and drama from the time of Dickens and Hardy.

“Brilliant!” The York Press

The cast of musicians and actors invite you to join them for some of your favourite carols (with songsheets provided) as well as introducing you to some more obscure but no less beautiful festive songs from the 19th century. They also perform a festive masked play based upon a traditional English folk tale. (Ticket includes mulled wine and mince pies)

“A memorable and atmospheric start to the festive season…. wonderful!’” Lichfield Arts

 

SOLD OUT!

 

 

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - Live in Concert
Dec
13
7:30 pm19:30

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - Live in Concert

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine). 

In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. 

After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews , Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”. 

A very popular duo who are selling out venues everywhere - be sure to get your ticket asap by calling 01539 528 808.

Play -  'Duets' by Peter Quilter
Nov
25
Nov 28

Play - 'Duets' by Peter Quilter

Four pairs of characters, four crucial moments . . .Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they've never got it right before. Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying. Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails. And Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.

The result is a gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener…..

 

SOLD OUT!

Michael Chapman - Live in Concert
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Michael Chapman - Live in Concert

Hull born Michael Chapman remains one of Britain's most underrated artists.  A superb and very individually styled guitarist and talented songwriter, he embraced jazz & the skiffle boom of the 50’s before encountering  players like Wizz Jones and Davey Graham who encouraged him to turn professional. His own confession to ‘Out-miserying Leonard Cohen’ is swiftly nullified by humorous anecdotes and stories. Michael's name sits comfortably alongside others of the same genre such as Bert Jansch and Davey Graham but the Fully Qualified Survivor  has that extra something that gives his playing that extra buzz.

This self-styled old white folky-blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated heroes of our time. With his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style he deserves wider recognition. Think of  J.J Cale gargling gravel, mix in some Alabama backwater, a few pints of Hull, some slow burning, soulful lyrics and virtuoso guitar work and you have the swampy brew that is the essence of Michael Chapman.

MIchael Chapman is a very popular performer on the circuit and this event WILL sell out - be sure to get your ticket in advance by calling 01539 528 808.

http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk/