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Feb. 2009

Time

Winter Programme Events

 Where?

Tuesday 3rd.
Reserved for
Primary school students

2.00 pm

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
 Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

 Armstrong Hall

 
April 2009

 Time

 Spring Programme Events

 Where?

Saturday 18th April
Free Admission

10.00 am to
2.00pm

"Doctor Who Arts Workshop"
Free Arts workshop for children aged 7 - 11 years
St Mary Centre
Wednesday 22nd April
All seating £3
10.00 am

 "Wall•E"
A lovable garbage sorting robot in space adventure - perhaps its to better to recycle?
Pixmar Animation Film in association with Thornbury Picture House.

Armstrong Hall


Thursday 23rd April

Reserved for
Castle school students


All day
 

"Hip Hop Opera"
A workshop based on 12th Night for Year 8 pupils at Castle School

Castle School
Friday May 24th April
7.00 pm

"Feel the Vibe"
Local young people organise and enjoy their event

Turnberries

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 March 2009

 Time

 Eisteddfod class competitions

 Where?

 

  

Contact  01454 413057 for Music.
 or           01454 413887 for Speech and Drama
Judging of the various Eisteddfod Music classes will take place over 8 days, the Speech and Drama Classes will take place over 2 days on 6 and 7 March.

  

 Friday 6th March

Saturday 7 March

4.00 - 6.00pm

9.30 -12.30pm
       and
12.30 - 3.00pm

Eisteddfod Speech and Drama Class Judging

The Speech and Drama Eisteddfod is sponsored by the Lions Club of Thornbury

Whitsun Hall,
Hatch Community (at junction of Castle St/ Kington Lane).
Thornbury

 

Sunday 8 March
Wednesday 11 March

Thursday 12 March
Saturday 14 March

Sunday 15 March

 

10.00am-5.00pm
4.00pm -9.30pm
9.00am- 4.00pm
10.00am-2.15pm
10.00am-2.30pm

Eisteddfod Music Class Judging

Vocals
Brass / Woodwind / Strings
Choirs and Orchestras
Vocals
Piano and keyboard

The Music Eisteddfod is sponsored by the Lions Club of Thornbury

Whitsun Hall,
Hatch Community,

or on 12 March only
in St Mary's Church
Castle Street

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April 2009

 Time

 Community & Festival Fringe Events

 Where?

 Various TBA

 TBA


To cater for those who are unable to travel to the usual venues the concert party will appear in the residential homes listed.

The Five Alive Concert Party
led by Gill Edmunds

Bringing entertainment to residential homes during the Festival period

Alexandra Way
Beech House
Windmill House

 April 22nd

 7.30pm


Jeannie Johnson Book Reading

Meet Jeannie Johnson, weekend columnist of the Western Daily Press and writer of popular fiction centred largely on Bristol

Tickets £1.50 Members, £2.00 non-members 'phone 01454 868485 for tickets.

Thornbury Library

April 23rd and 24th 12.45- 1.15pm


Lunchtime Recitals

Music Students from Castle School

Everyone invited!

St Mary's Church
Castle Street

April 24th 2.00pm


Fashion Show

Students will model their own Hand-made ties

Everyone invited!

New Siblands School
Easton Hill Road
July 4th All day

Organised by Thornbury Carnival Association.

Thornbury Carnival

A forthcoming event for your diary, a whole day of action around the town organised by Thornbury Carnival Association.

Various Locations
in Thornbury
July 7-10th Evening

Organised by ACT (Arts and Community in Thornbury).

"The Wigan Girls"

A forthcoming event for your diary.
A community musical play directed by Barbie Davies involving a cast of over 500 local people.


Thornbury
Leisure
Centre

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 April/May 2009

 Time

 Exhibitions

 Where?

Thornbury Camera Club

13 April - May 9th


Library Hours

Spring Exhibition. A exhibition of photographic work by members of the Thornbury Camera Club.

Thornbury Library

Town Hall Exhibition

17 April to 25April
(Not open Sunday 19th)


 Daily
10.30 - 4.00pm


Severn Vale Artists Showcase Exhibition
An exhibition of a single piece of work from all the artists in the Severn Vale Art Trail will be open in the Town Hall from 10.30am until 4.00pm.

This is an opportunity to decide if you would like to see further examples of an artist's work and to plan your trips accordingly.


Thornbury Town Hall
High Street
Thornbury

Art Trail

17 April to 25th April

  
Various
hours

The Severn Vale Art Trail will be open to mobile visitors from 17th to 25th April, a glossy brochure is available giving the times when the Studios will be open to visitors and to help to guide you around the area.

  
Various locations
in the Severn Vale

Doctor Who - Art Exhibition

17 April to 25th April

  
Daily
11.00 - 4.00pm


Children's Artwork on Doctor Who theme
An exhibition of artwork by children from all local primary schools

  
St Mary Shopping Centre

Town Hall Exhibition

17 April to 25 April
(Not open Sunday 19th)


 Daily
10.30 - 4.00pm


Severn Valley Quilters and Severn Silkers
An exhibition of work from members of these two craft groups will be open in the Town Hall from 10.30am until 4.00pm.

 


Thornbury Town Hall
High Street
Thornbury

Hayward Touring Exhibition

27 April to 22 May

 


Walker Evans: Photographs from 1935-36
A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre London, on behalf of Arts Council England.


Octagon Gallery, Castle School
Park Road, Thornbury

Serendipity IV

May 8th - 13th


Usual Trading hours

Serendipity IV
A major exhibition at the Wyevale Garden Centre of art and craft work by over 60 members of Thornbury Art Club

 


Wyvale Garden Centre
Buckover

Thornbury Camera Club

April 13th- May 9th


Library Hours

Spring Exhibition. A exhibition of photographic work by members of the Thornbury Camera Club.

Thornbury Library

Thornbury Museum

April - May


1-4 pm Daily
(not Mon or Sun)


Outings and Festivals.
Photographs and summaries of the festivals and celebrations from times past


Thornbury Museum
Chapel Street

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

 April 2009

 Time

 Festival Programme Events

 Where?

Dates and Seat Prices  

The programme of events, dates and performers is listed below. Performance times are subject to confirmation.
Click on the titles for the full programme notes.

 

 Friday April 17th.

All Seats Sold.

 7.30 pm

"An Audience with John Sergeant"

John Sergeant,
former political editor and International reporter entertains with stories of life in the Media and reflects on his recent fame in "Strictly"

Presented in association with
Clive Conway Celebrity Productions Ltd.

Armstrong Hall

 Saturday April 18th.
All seating £5

10.30 am

 "The Science of Doctor Who"
Paul Parsons
Science author and Self-confessed Doctor Who fanatic reveals the science behind the fantasy of the phenomenal series.
Illustrated with video clips - Suitable for all ages

Armstrong Hall

Saturday April 18th.
Tickets £12
(concessions £10)

 8.00 pm

"The Galliard Ensemble in Concert"

The celebrated international wind quintet in a programme ranging from Mozart to Percy Grainger and Wallace Arnold.

Christ the King Church

Monday April 20th.
All seating £5
1.00 pm

"Bits & Pieces with 3MC"
Three Mens Company

A selection of songs, prose, piano and good humour from the
well known trio.

Cossham Hall

Monday April 20th
Tickets £7
(concessions £5)

7.30pm  "The Art of Complaining"
Dr Julian Baggini
An entertaining talk on the human need to complain, does it reap rewards? with leading philosopher, writer and broadcaster Dr Julian Baggini.
Armstrong Hall

Tuesday April 21st.
All seating £5

1.00pm 

Is my custard powder dry enough?
Martyn Harries
A lesson from a Dubbing Mixer at the BBC!

Cossham Hall

Tuesday April 21st.
Reserved seating
Raised seats £11
(concessions £9)
Flat seating £10
(concessions £8)

 7.30 pm

"My Darling Clemmie" by Hugh Whitemore
Rohan McCullough

Celebrated actress Rohan McCullough in a one-woman show on the life of the beautiful and sometimes formidable Clementine Hozier - wife of Winston Churchill.

Armstrong Hall
 Wednesday April 22rd.
All seating £5
 1.00 pm

"Somerset Lavender"
Judith Green

An illustrated talk showing the processes from first shoot to oily essence on a Lavender farm near Bath.

Cossham Hall
 Wednesday April 22rd
All seating £4
 7.30 pm

"A Celebration of Youth - A Concert"
Thornbury's young musicains from past and present Eisteddfods and Castle School's musicians including the celebrated steel band showcase their talents.

Sponsored by Mrs Joan Hawkins

Armstrong Hall

 Thursday April 23th.
All seating £5

 1.00 pm "Ration Books to Rock 'n' Roll"
Terry Merrett-Smith
An hour of pure nostalgia as former Hospital Broadcaster Terry picks through his huge collection of records.
Cossham Hall 
 Thursday April 23th.
Free Public Lecture
6.00pm

"The Severn Barrage – Not So Much a Bore!"
Prof Colin Taylor
Prof.Taylor, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, speaks on the Severn Tidal Power project and its environmental assessment.

Castle School 6th Form Main Hall

 Thursday April 23th.
All seats sold

 8.00 pm

"Raising Standards - Jazz Café"
The Festival's Jazz Café with Four in a Bar

with Sarah Musgrove (vocals), Gareth Williams (flute), Andrew Dick (guitar) and Will Harris (double bass).
Jazz classics, blues and ballads - over cup of coffee or a glass of wine - then buy the CD and support Kenyan orphans.

Armstrong Hall

 Friday April 24th
All seating £5

 1.00 pm "How I Lived for a Year on a £1 a Day"
Kath Kelly

For a bet Kath tried to live on £! a day, hear how she managed it .
Cossham H all
 Friday April 24th
Phone 01454 868485
for tickets
7.00pm

"Feel the Vibe"
Local young people choose, organise and enjoy their own event.

Turnberrie’s Community Building

 Friday April 24th.
Reserved seating
Raised seats £10
Flat seating £9

 8.00 pm "The Buffalo Gals in Concert"
A country string band in the American style playing Appalachian, Bluegrass, Blues and Cajun tunes and songs with verve and style sure to get your feet tapping.
Armstrong Hall

Saturday April 25th.
All seating £5

10.30 am

"Old Mother Hubbard"
Garlic Theatre
Slapstick, clowning and and story telling in a funny adaption of the old nursery rhyme. A treat for all over 3 years of age.

 Armstrong Hall

 Saturday April 25th.

All seats sold

 8.00 pm

"Rick Wakeman with The Piano Show"
Rick Wakeman
Classically trained musician, legendary keyboard virtuoso and more recently TV "grumpy old man" entertains from the piano and recounts with wit and insight some experiences from his extraordinary life.


Armstrong Hall

Sunday April 26th.

All Tickets sold

1.45 pm

"Out on the Toot- a walk around Oldbury"
Walk Guide - Jane Bradshaw and Meg Adnams
Learn about Oldbury's past through Roman and Saxon times finishing with a tea and homemade cake at the Ship (included)

Meet at The Ship Inn
Oldbury on Severn

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