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 Jan. 2003

 Time

 Winter Programme Events

 Where?

Wednesday 29th.

10.00am

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
"Romeo and Juliet"

Armstrong Hall

 


 

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare adapted by Toby Hulse


Following the successful Macbeth, The Odyssey and last year's When the Lights went out Schools Tours, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School now offers a powerful theatrical experience for KS2 children.

The BOV presents Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's classic tale of a young couple in love in defiance of social convention and parental wishes. This production uses a text specially adapted for a younger audience whilst retaining the power and beauty of the original verse.

The performance is completely self-contained and runs for one hour, the production is an ideal introduction to live theatre and to Shakespeare - for many, perhaps, for the first time.

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 March 2003

 Time

 Winter Programme Events

 Where?

  3rd - 5th March

   Various

 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod

Sponsored by
The Rotary Club of Thornbury

 Sheiling School

  6th - 13th March

   Various

 Music Eisteddfod

Sponsored by
The Lions Club of Thornbury

Sheiling School 
and
Castle School

Audiences are very welcome at the Eisteddfod classes.

   March 2003

Time

 Winter Programme Events

 Where?

  Sunday 16th March

2.30pm

 Eisteddfod Celebration Concert
Showcasing some of the top young performers in Thornbury

Armstrong Hall

Tickets:

Cup presentation 2002
2002 Best overall vocal

Thornbury Cymrodorian Cup Presentation
    


The judging for the various Eisteddfod classes will take place over an 11 day period in two venues.

For details of times of Music classes etc.,
please ring Barbara Ray on 01454 412272
or                Trish Wilcock on 01454 883763.

For details of times of Speech and Drama classes etc., please ring 01454 413887.

Selected class winners from the Eisteddfod will be invited on stage at the Eisteddfod Celebration Concert on Sunday March 16th, performing, singing or playing, for an appreciative audience.

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 Concessions are available on some events for children under 16 and Senior Citizens

 May 2003

 Time

 Festival Week Events

 Where?

 Friday 9th.

 6.30 pm

 Opening reception - Invitation Only

Cossham Hall

 Friday 9th.  7.30 pm

"Scarfe on the Road"
 Gerald Scarfe

Armstrong Hall
 Tickets: £ 12.00
Scarfe by Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe, Britain's foremost caricaturist established himself as a satirical cartoonist during the early sixties working for Punch and Private Eye.

He presents a fascinating illustrated talk covering 40 years of his work from the Sunday Times to Walt Disney, from Pink Floyd to opera, from rock and roll to ballet sets and costumes, and from books to West End Theatre.

Mr Scarfe appears by arrangement with Clive Conway Associates.

Supported by The Rotary Club of Thornbury

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Saturday 10th.  10.30 am

Fairy Tales
with Rainbow Theatre West.

Armstrong Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00 (£2.00 Concessions)

Honey anybody?

Design after "Zoo"
©Lauren White, Hotchpotch

Suitable for Children from 3 to 8 years old
( - but grown-ups are very welcome too)

Four childhood tales in one performance!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Little Red Riding Hood;
Three Billy Goats Gruff; Three Little Pigs.

The performance, in the round, introduces children to the magic of live theatre in the unique Rainbow style filled with music, songs, audience participation, laughter and excitement.

Sponsored by Mrs Joan Hawkins

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 Saturday 10th.  8.00 pm

"Jacqueline Dankworth
and Field of Blue" .

Armstrong Hall
Tickets: £ 12.00 (£10.00 Concessions)
Jacqueline Dankworth


Jacqueline Dankworth together with Harvey Brough and their acclaimed band Field of Blue present an exciting evening of swing, blues, soul, standards and jazz settings exploring a diverse range of moods and rhythms. The evening features original items from their albums together plus songs from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.

Jacqueline spent several years as a highly successful actress with the RSC and the National Theatre before deciding to follow her illustrious parents and concentrate on a career in jazz, since when she has earned a reputation in her own right as one of the UKs top vocalists.

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 Sunday 11th.  2.30 pm

"Everything Stops for Tea"
with Jennifer Rose
Piano accompaniment by Lyle Drewett

Armstrong Hall
Tickets: £ 8.00 (£6.00 Concessions)
Tea anyone?

Popular stage and televison actress Jennifer Rose take us on a light hearted and entertaining journey around a pot of tea.

Jennifer's show, which she wrote herself, is a blend of history, songs, and sketches, enlivened with anecdotes, stories and a good deal of comedy; all centered on our national drink.

Jennifer has made many television appearances in productions such as Poldark, Pride and Prejudice, Tenko and Dr Who.

A cup of tea, with a scone, will be served in the interval while Lyle Drewett plays appropriate tea time melodies.

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 Monday 12th.  1.00 pm

"A History of Radio Comedy"
with Bob Porton

 Cossham Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00
Quiet please!


A nostalgic talk from Bob Porton on the development of radio comedy from the music hall days of Rob Wilton to the 60's with Hancock's Half-hour.

Bob plays recordings of many old favourites as we remenber the family gathered around the wireless set enjoying Al Read, Much Binding in the Marsh, Bandwagon and Round the Horne.

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 Monday 12th.

 4.15-5.15 pm

5.30-6.30 pm

DJ Workshop    Ages   6-11 yrs.

DJ Workshop    Ages 12-16 yrs.

Caedmon Complex
Tickets: £ 4.00

This one hour session is split into 2 groups starting at different times.

Come along and hear from NGM's Rubiks Cube DJ's just what it takes to be a top DJ. Learn the techniques, sampling, beat mixing, scratching; pick up tips on choosing the best tracks and you will be on the way to doing your own stuff.

 

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 Monday 12th.  7.30 pm

"Antique Antics"
Eric Knowles

Armstrong Hall
Tickets: £ 10.00 (£8.00 Concessions)
Eric Knowles talks antiques


Bring along a small pot or ceramic from 6.30 to 7.15pm before the show, (only 1 item each please) and Eric will select 25 items to discuss in the second part of the evening.  Please note, Eric's decision is final!

Eric is one of those rare individuals who is able to share his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for the world of antiques in a manner which is informative and easily understood.

He has been in the antiques business for over 30 years and is a well known TV pundit having contributed to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow for much of his time in the business.

Supported by Bank Cottage Dental Practice

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 Tuesday 13th.  1.00 pm

Fabergé
With Pamela Halford

Cossham Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00
Feberges large lilly egg

The tercentenary of the city of St Petersberg is an appropriate mement to celebrate the work of its famous son, Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court.

Pamela Halford is an Art Historian who has also been a researcher and producer at the BBC, her talk is illustrated with slides of the many beautiful designs created by Fabergé

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 Tuesday 13th.

4.15-5.15 pm

5.30-6.30 pm

Pop/Club Dance Workshop    Ages   6-11 yrs.

Pop/Club Dance Workshop    Ages 12-16 yrs.

Caedmon Complex
Tickets: £ 4.00

This one hour session is split into 2 groups starting at different times.

NGM's pop academy trainers will take you through a warm up and show you the moves and routines, the basic skills to be cool on the pop/dance scene.

Then learn with NGM how to develop and choreograph your own routines that really start to catch the eye.

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 Tuesday 13th.  8.00 pm

"Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
with Mike Maran, Anne Evans (flute) and Alison Stephens (mandolin)

Armstrong Hall
Tickets £ 9.00
Mike Moran, Anne Evans (flute ) Alison Stevens (mandolin)

If you've read the book then you will want to experience the atmosphere as Mike Maran brings the epic novel of Louis de Bernières to the stage with evocative musical accompanyment from Alison Stephens (mandolin) and Anne Evans (flute and piano). During this production, which was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, we see all the emotions of love and war and untimately the triumph of life over death.

Mike was a pop performer in the 70's before starting a career in the theatre, writing, directing and using his wealth of musical experience.

Alison Stephens is probably the finest mandolin player in the UK, she has appeared with all the major orchestras and recorded "Music from the novels of Louis de Bernières" with Craig Ogden.

Anne Evans studied the flute originally and later developed into a noted pianist, performing duo recitals with her husband Dick Lee, concertos with Chamber Jazz, and Mozart and Beethoven Quintets.

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 Wednesday 14th.  1.00 pm

Costume
with Diane Auton

Cossham Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00
Costumiers paradise?

Diane Auton runs a theatrical costume hire company started by her actress mother over 30 years ago.

Her talk gives an insight into the ingenious ways in which period fashion can be recreated for today's stage and screen.

Diane illustrates her talk with a display of clothes including dresses and shoes - her husband is also on hand to model some of the items.

 

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 Wednesday 14th.

4.15-5.15 pm

5.30-6.30 pm

Pop Vocals Workshop    Ages   6-11 yrs.

Pop Vocals Workshop    Ages 12-16 yrs.

Caedmon Complex
Tickets: £ 4.00

This one hour session is split into 2 groups starting at different times.

If you've sung at the Thornbury Eisteddfod you already know how hard it is to sing ordinary songs without a microphone in front of an audience. This session, run by NGM pop academy trainers, will teach you the essential skills of pop singing

Find out how to project, move and perform with a microphone and develop your own personality and vocal style.

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 Wednesday 14th.  7.30 pm

"Organ Concert"
Ian Tracey

United Reformed Church
 Tickets: 7.00 (£5.00 Concessions) £4.00 in Upper Gallery
The new organ at the URC  Thornbury

Ian Tracey, the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Liverpool Cathedral has played at most of the major venues in this country and in Europe. He is in increasing demand abroad and has performed in all the major cities in the USA. Prof Tracey will be in Thornbury having toured in Australia in January this year and in the USA in April.

He is a frequent broadcaster with the BBC and a soloist at the BBC Proms, his Cathedral Organ recordings for EMI and CHANDOS have won wide critical acclaim. As the Liverpool Echo put it "The thing that astonishes is the tenacity of his playing, the wide interpretive powers he brings to music of different periods; all proving that the excellence which critics and public have received in his recordings is not a fluke of technology, but a living art !"

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 Thursday 15th.  1.00 pm

Tyntesfield
A unique Victorian Country Estate -
The Future, with Ruth Gofton

Cossham Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00
Tyntesfield - saved for the nation!
Photo T C Ray 27 October 2002

Much has been written and spoken about Tyntesfield since it was aquired by the National Trust in late 2002 following the death of Lord Wraxall. Although the mansion and grounds form an unparalleled record of the minutiae of life in Victorian times, how best to preserve the atmosphere and the magic, while still providing a rich experience - and a good day out for the visiting public, is a challenging task.

Hear Ruth Gofton, the National Trust's Property manager, describe the current state of the buildings, their unique contents and the superb setting; be among the first to learn of the exciting development and training plans which will enrich the experience of Tyntesfield for current visitors yet ensure that the house and estate are skilfully conserved for the benefit of generations to come.

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 Thursday 15th.  7.30 pm

Geoffrey Durham's Little Miracles

Armstrong Hall
 Tickets: £ 9.00
Geoffrey Durham's magic


Be amazed! Watch Geoffrey Durham perform in close-up - under your very nose.

For 25 years Geoffrey has amazed, amused and astounded people all over the world with his unique combination of laughs, charm and sleight of hand and he has now acquired a new following from his many TV appearances on "Countdown".

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 Friday 16th.  1.00 pm

"Magpiety" Live Music
Anne Marie Summers and Esme Ryder

Cossham Hall
Tickets: £ 4.00

Anne Marie Summers (vocals, bagpipes, clarinet, hurdy gurdy, recorder) and Esme Ryder (vovals, accordion) are two Welsh musicians living in the North East who have been drawn together by their love of traditional song and harmony and inspired by the Northumbrian folk tradition.

They specialise in Northumbrian and Geordie folk songs with part of their repertoire taken from the "Northumbrian Minstrelsy" a book of songs and pipe tunes from the 19th. century as well as a growing collection of maritime songs, seen mainly from the woman's perspective.

 

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 Friday 16th.  8.00 pm

"An Evening of Opera"
Kate Radmilovic (Soprano),
Ulrich Wand (Baritone)
Accompanist Christopher Northam

Armstrong Hall
 Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 Concessions)
Kate Radmilovic and Ulrich Wand


Kate Radmilovic returns to Thornbury, her home town, after becoming the leading lyric soprano at the Osnabrück Opera House and now singing at the Stadt Theater, St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Ulrich Wand was the principal soloist of the Tolzer Boy choir in Munich and has spent several seasons as a baritone at the Osnabrück Opera House.

Kate and Ulrich will perform a varied programme of duets and arias from opera and operetta accompanied by Christopher Northam at the piano.

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 Saturday 17 th.  8.00 pm

"Some liked it hot!"
with The Charleston Chasers

Armstrong Hall
 Tickets : £12.00 (£10.00 Concessions)
The Charleston Chasers


The Charleston Chasers formed in 1987 have appeared at leading venues in the UK and on Radio with Humphrey Lyttelton.

Their brand of foot-tapping, hand clapping, stomping vintage music appeals to the widest possible age range and perfectly captures the spirit and the times of the hot dance bands of the 1920s and 1930s.

So, come along in your 20's gear and enjoy a musical feast with wonderful tunes and inspired arrangements to round off the Festival week.

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