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 January 2001

 Time

 Winter Programme Events

 Where?

Wednesday 31st.

10.00am

Bristol Old Vic Play + Workshop "The Odyssey"

Armstrong Hall

 

Odyssey voyage

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY TOBY HULSE


After the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail from his island Kingdom of Ithaca. However his ten year voyage is to be fraught with dangers - the one-eyed giant of Polyphemus; the sorceress Circe; the Sirens who lure sailors to their death; the twin horrors of Scylla and Charybdis; and a terrfying journey to the depths of the Underworld.

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, following the success of its Macbeth Schools Tour now presents a thrilling and accessible adaptation of Homer's epic poem, to excite the imagination and offer a rich theatrical experience for children aged 7-11.

The performance is completely self-contained and runs for one hour and ten minutes, including a workshop and discussion preceding the show, giving an insight into the production and the world of the Ancient Greeks.

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 March 2001

 Time

 Winter Programme Events

 Where?

 19th -25 th March

   Various

 Eisteddfod

 Sheiling School

 21st -23 th March

   Various

 Eisteddfod

 Castle School

Audiences are very welcome (50p entrance)
Violinist


The judging for the various Eisteddfod classes will take place over a 7 day period in two venues.

For details of times, classes etc., please ring 01454 415385.

This year as well as the Classes of Music and Singing for young people a new section of Speech and Drama has been included.

Selected class winners from the March Eisteddfod will be invited on stage on April 22nd, performing, singing and playing to a mass audience.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Friday 20th.

 6.30 pm

 Opening reception - Invitation Only

Armstrong Hall

             "

 8.00 pm

John Suchet plus Quartet
 in "Beethoven -the Last Master"

Armstrong Hall

 Tickets £10.00 (concessions £9.00)
John Suchet


ALL ELECTRIC THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
present

A story as immortal as the music itself

     BEETHOVEN - The last Master
as you've never seen him.

      Starring  JOHN SUCHET - accompanied by a Quartet.

Comedy, Drama and Music as the world of
Ludwig Van Beethoven comes vividly to life.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Saturday 21st.

 10.00 am

 Circomedia Walkabout

St Mary Centre/ High Street

 Free Event
Walkabout


Circomedia the Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance is an internationally recognised centre of performance and training excellence in the field of contemporary circus arts.

They will bring their own brand of fun and madness to Thornbury town centre on Saturday morning and, in the afternoon, will run 2 workshops in circus skills.

circomedia.demon.co.uk

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Saturday 21st

 10.30 am

 The Big Band

St Mary Centre

 Free Event
Hot Sax


Who can forget the the Big Band as they filled the air at The Plain with the swinging sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington during the Thornbury Plays cycle or as they brought the guests to their feet in a jitter-buggin' frenzy at the Plays' celebration evening finale?

The big band will be back in town on Saturday morning at the St Mary Centre bandstand playing the old standards with the thrilling solos and tight harmonies of the master bandleaders.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Saturday 21st

 10.30 am

 NGM Club Dancing- Age up to 11 years

Caedmon Complex

  Saturday 21st

  2.00 pm

 NGM Club Dancing- Age 11 yrs. and over

Caedmon Complex

 Tickets £3.00 NGM Club Dancing Workshop
Cool routine


Have you ever wanted to dance like Britney Spears or Christine Aquilera? If the answer is yes, then the workshop is for you.

The NGM dance workshops, to be held in the Caedmon Complex on Bristol Road, will be taken by a member of the girl band "Flame" who work in the different schools.

The workshop will include training in fitness, learning dance moves and a routine.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Saturday 21st

  1.30 pm

  DJ Workshop at NGM

Caedmon Complex

  Saturday 21st

  3.00 pm

  DJ Workshop at NGM

Caedmon Complex

 Tickets £2.50 DJ Workshop
Discodeck


The workshops will cover the basic skills of beatmixing, scratching and cutting, using a variety of styles of music including hip hop,club dance and drum 'n bass.

The workshops will be taken by local DJ John Kendall who performs and runs DJ training for young people on a regular basis.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Saturday Afternoon
 Bristol Showcase

 Where?

 Saturday 21st.    10.30 am Inside Aardman with Steven Elford Castle School
 Saturday 21st.    2.00 pm Inside Aardman with Steven Elford Castle School
 Tickets £4.00 Adults, £3.00 Students
Wallace & Grommit
                      ©Aardman/W&G Ltd 1989


Chicken Run, made at Almondsbury by Aardman Animations Ltd. grossed over $100 million at the US box office last year.

In an event not to be missed, the creation of the characters and the process of making animated films and commercials will be presented in two talks/demonstations led by Steven Elford one of Aardman's talented animators.

The workshops are intended for people over 11 years of age.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Saturday Afternoon  Bristol Showcase

 Where?

  Saturday 21st.    2.00 pm Circus Skills workshop Castle School
Tickets £5.00 Circus skills workshop
Juggling


Circomedia
the Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance is based in Kingswood. It is an internationaly recognised centre of performance and training excellence in the field of contemporary circus arts.

They will bring their own brand of fun and madness to the town centre on Saturday morning and in the afternoon will run a workshop in circus skills for eleven year olds and above.

 

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 April 2001

 Time

 Saturday Afternoon  Bristol Showcase

 Where?

  Saturday 21st.    2.00 pm
   
"How to catch a Mermaid"
  Puppet show with Marc Parrett
Castle School
  Saturday 21st.    3.00 pm "How to catch a Mermaid"
  Puppet show with Marc Parrett
Castle School
Tickets £2.00 Puppet Show
Spot the mermaid?


Uncle Bill was a terrible fisherman. Each and every time he pulled his net out of the water it was always full of nothing. Then one day he caught something so incredible, so fantastic, that it changed his life for ever!

Marc Parrett, artistic director of Squeaky Knees Theatre Company, presents a family show that's brimming with fishy fun and slippery surprises suitable for adults and children aged 3yrs+.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Saturday 21st.    8.00pm  Live country music with Darren Busby Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £4.50 - available at door, or phone 01454 885267.

Darren Busby


The Country Music Evening in the Armstrong Hall, featuring singer/songwriter Darren Busby, is a partner event to the Arts Festival.

The evening caters for listeners, line dancers, couples and free style dancers.

Please note that tickets are not available through the usual Festival sources but are available on the door, priced at £4.50.

          Full details may be obtained from 01454 885267

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Sunday 22nd.

 2.30 pm

 Eisteddfod Celebration Concert

Armstrong Hall

  Tickets £3.00 (concessions £2.00)

blue  cornet


The selected class winners at the March Eisteddfod will be back on stage on April 22nd. in a concert setting, performing, singing and playing to a mass audience.

This year as well as the Classes of Music and Singing for young people a new section of Speech and Drama has been included.


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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Sunday 22nd.

 8.00 pm

Rehearsed reading of  "Father and Son : Son and Father" -   a passion play

St Mary's Church

 Tickets £5.00

St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church            
15 December 2000           
Photo T. C Ray
             


An appropriate event for the Sunday after Easter, this locally produced rehearsed reading of Neville Boundy's play, originally written for the radio, takes the form of conversations between God the Father and Jesus, from his baptism to Easter.

Phil Domaille takes the part of Jesus and The Father is played by David Bone; the reading is directed by Linda Evans.

 

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Monday 23rd.

1.00 pm

 "Doodles, Dastardly and Divine"
 
Painting Demonstration with                Beryl Maile

 Cossham Hall

 Tickets £3.00

Beryl Maile


Artist Beryl Maile talks about her life as an artist while she demonstrates her skill in instant art or, as she puts it, "Doodles, Dastardly and Divine". Beryl's talks are suitable for those who paint, those who are just beginning and those who don't paint at all!

If you havn't seen Beryl, you have missed a treat. Who else could transform blobs of paint into a landscape or seascape within minutes or turn doodles into fine line drawings in seconds. If this were not enough, her activities are enlivened by hilarious anecdotes and highly idiosyncratic recollections of an extraordinary and eventful life.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Monday 23rd.

 8.00 pm

 Linda Smith "Live"

Armstrong Hall

 Tickets £8.00 (concessions £6.00)
Linda Smith


Unmissable - World premiere of Linda's tour.

An exhilarating night of sparkling entertainment for connoisseurs of comedy as Linda hits the stage running with her brand new full-length show.

A British Comedy award nominee, Linda is regarded as one of the sharpest comics working on radio and TV with a string of winning appearances on "Have I got news for you", "The News Quiz", "Just a Minute", and in January "They think it's all over"

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Tuesday 24th.

 1.00 pm

 Octopus Drama group presents
"Songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein"

Christ the King Church Hall

 Tickets £3.00
Octopus 7


One of Thornbury's most popular drama groups presents a selection of songs from their sell out production of  "An evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein"

 

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Tuesday 24th.  8.00pm Talk - Dr Mark Baldwin - "Enigma at Bletchley Park" Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00)
Enigmatic!


The Codebreakers

Dr Baldwin has made detailed study of the Enigma machine and its role in the battle of the Atlantic. He gives an entertaining and instructive lecture on the subject illustrated with slides and a demonstration of one of the few remaining Enigma machines.

Sponsored by: The Bank Cottage Dental Practice

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Wednesday 25th. 1.00pm Talk - "Cinema" Mr Bill Knight Cossham Hall
 Tickets £3.00

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Bill Knight, who was a film projectionist for over 20 years, gives an insight into the intriguing world of film.
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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Wednesday 25th. 6.00 pm  "Walking the Tightrope"
Travelling Light Theatre Company
Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £4.00 (concessions £2.00)

Sea 'n sand


A play with music for children and families.
A gentle heartwarming new play with original music for children from the age of 4 and their families.

Walking the Tightrope explores the idea of change; the play takes a gentle and humorous look at children and grandparents, and how they grow and learn from each other.

www.travlight.co/uk

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Wednesday 25th.  8.00pm  Jazz Cafe Cossham Hall
 Tickets £5.00

John Berry (Trombone)
  Band Leader  John Berry


Jazz at the Cossham with vocalist Phil Bawn.

Following the great success of this event last year, the Jazz boys swing back, this year with vocalist Phil Bawn.

John Berry (trombone) leads the quartet with Trevor Davis (drums) Lynn Thomas (keyboard) and Adam Gittings (Double Bass). Phil plays tenor sax and takes the vocals, singing blues and standards, in fact, anything that swings!

Sponsored by Mike and Liz Wilkins

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Thursday 26th.  1.00pm  Talk - Chris Vacher from BBC Points West Cossham Hall
 Tickets £3.00

Chris Vacher


Chris takes us behind the scenes at the Beeb.
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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Thursday 26th  8.00pm Voices of Lyrica Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £6.00 (concessions £5.00)

Voices of Lyrica

The ensemble is dedicated to quality performances of a varied repertoire and perform an exciting programme of solos, duets and ensembles from the world of opera and classical music. Elizabeth Glen, musical director and soprano, has sung at major concert venues throughout the world and is featured on the best selling CD "Canticles of Ecstasy", Zoe Maitland, co-founder of "Lyrica", has sung as far afield as San Francisco and Sydney as well as performing oratorio and opera in the UK.
They will be accompanied by pianist Stuart Phippen.

Sponsored by: Kirby Simcox (Solicitors)


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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Friday 27th. 1.00pm  Talk- Louis Atkinson - "House of Dior" Cossham Hall
 Tickets £3.00

Elite chic


Louis Atkinson, who has worked for this elite fashion house for many years explores the world of haute couture.
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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Friday 27th. 7.30pm  Andrew Sachs presents
  "Life after Fawlty"
Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £10.00 (concessions £9.00)
Victor Sangiorgio
Victor Sangiorgio     

Andrew Sachs        Andrew Sachs

 
Accompanied by concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio, Andrew Sachs presents a programme of talk and tunes ranging from Tennyson to Strauss, classical to jazz and the odd reminiscence about life with Basil and Sybil.

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 April 2001

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

  Saturday 28th.  8.00pm  An evening with Alan Price Armstrong Hall
 Tickets £12.00
Alan Price


Alan Price at his piano takes us on a musical and anecdotal trek across the British Rock and Roll & Blues landscape from the "House of the Rising Sun" through to the present day.

The Alan Price story - both on and off stage- from the days of The Animals; The Alan Price Set; Georgie Fame; Bob Dylan and the Lindsay Anderson films, to the Musicals - Andy Capp and Who's a Lucky Boy?.... in his own words..... and music- just for you.

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September     2001

 Time

 Festival Special Event

 Where?

  Sunday 16th.  8.00pm

 Money, Money, Money
 The Real Abba Story

Thornbury Leisure Centre

 Tickets on sale from 28 August from Box Office phone 01454- 411695

 Ticket prices £15, £14, £13, click on Leisure Centre Seating Plan for details
 
Usual concessions £1.00: 10% discount for 20 tickets ordered at the same time

Abba Story

 

Money, Money, Money!

The Real Abba Story

The production Team responsible last year for the Millennium Festival sell-out show, Beyond the Barricade, returns with an affectionate look at the Swedish Superstars' career.

The show, presented in a Concert setting at the Leisure Centre, is a celebration of Abba's best loved songs, entwined with the story of their incredible success.

Featuring stars from the successful London Abba show Mamma Mia, the show promises to be another thrilling musical treat.

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