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Spirit of '45: 21 October

Film Friday screening of new Ken Loach film, Spirit of ’45Spirit of '45

An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ’45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

Sponsored by Bakewell & the Peaks branch of the Labour Party.

21 October 7.30pm (doors 7.15), Court Room Gallery

Tickets £5 available here…


Film @BTH: High-Rise: 27 October

High-Rise (15)High-Rise

Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of classic JG Ballard’s dystopian tower block tale.

Starring Tom Hiddlestone, Jeremy Irons, Enzo Cilenti and Sienna Miller.

The unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for technological mayhem…In this classic visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, recreate a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

27 October, 7.30pm (doors 7.15) £5.

Craftwise Craft Fair and Dales Craft Fair: 8-10 October

Craftwise and Dales Craft Fairs

All our fairs offer free admission and offer a great range of handmade, handcrafted gifts and foodstuffs. Open most weekends and every second Monday. For further details, please call Shelagh on 07756 071838 or email dalesfairs@yahoo.co.uk.

8-10 October; 29-30 October. 12-14 November; 26-28 November; 10-12 December (all dates are inclusive)

Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition

Original Prints

Bakewell River by Maude Tricker. Linocut.

Bakewell River by Maude Tricker. Linocut. £135

The Court Room Gallery houses an ever-changing exhibition of original prints by the Sheffield Printmakers, and features the work of several local artists. Working with a diverse range of techniques- from collagraph,dry point, lithograph, monoprint, linocut and digital, the exhibition presents a diverse introduction to the print-makers’ art at its finest. Works are available for sale- please contact the office. We also sell a range of quality greetings cards by our featured artists. The exhibition is free.

Strike Academy Ballet Masterclass 30 October

Strike Academy Ballet Masterclass Strike Academy Ballet Workshop

with Shannon-Lily & Peter Parker

Stars of Britain’s Got Talent join Felicity Cutting for a very special ballet masterclass, 30 October, Assembly Room Theatre.

1.00pm-2.30pm Dancers 5-11 years

2.30-4.00pm Dancers 12 years +

£22 per dancer.

07841 755312 to book.

Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss: 4 November

Words, Music, Glee & DelightIan McMillan & Luke Carver Goss

Poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and musician Luke Carver Goss in a hilarious night of comedy, poetry and anecdotes, climaxing in a brand new ‘musical’ made up on the spot about your community and the people in it.

Be careful what you let slip to famous poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan as he mingles with you before this show starts. It’s dangerously likely your village secrets will come out in the hilarious improvised musical he and composer Luke Carver Goss create in the second half! But watch your step as the second half begins and Ian gets his flip chart out! Local legends, ghosts, gossip, notorious village residents – it’s all fair game as your community is the star in a made-up-on-the-spot musical skit.

The atmosphere is all jolly good fun, as you’re asked to join in with some songs and shout out ideas, while Ian and Luke do the hard work in stringing it all together to keep you in stitches. Ian is a fine and talented host, and Luke’s skill on the accordion keeps pace.

Their pedigree is mighty: Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit BBC radio show ‘The Verb’ and is a hugely recognisable voice across all radio stations and TV such as Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Coast. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, and, until recently, English National Opera, and has been cast away on Desert Island Discs.

Luke Carver Goss has a long history with rural touring – being the stunning accordionist with Szapora and The Devil’s Violin. He’s much in demand and when not working with Ian McMillan has written for Black Dyke Brass Band, The Sage Gateshead and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He records and performs with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic and jazz singer Tina May.

Tickets £10 available here…

John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes: 12 November

John Hegley- LIVE!John Hegley


The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older, sung, spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks.  Light and lyrical.  Deep and daft.  Come and sing.

 ‘Scandalously talented’ Sunday Times

 ‘Awesomely mundane’  Independent

12 November 8pm (Doors 7.15pm)

Tickets £15 
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Film@BTH: I Saw The Light: The Hank Williams Story (15) 17 November

I Saw The Light: The Hank Williams StoryI Saw the Light

The Hank Williams Story, starring Tom Hiddleston, who in his brief life, created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimate tragic effect on his health and personal life. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Mark Abram.

Court Room Gallery, 17 November 7.30pm (doors 7.15pm) £5 on the door. Licenced bar.

£5 on the door.

Sheffield Printmakers Fair, 19 November

The Sheffield Printmakers return:Sheffield Printmakers Fair

Come along and meet the artists behind our amazing exhibition. The Sheffield Printmakers are a collective of local artists who work in the print medium, making beautiful, original works of art using a wide variety of techniques. Works are available for sale.

19 November, 11-5pm


Printmaking Workshop, 20 November

Dry Point Etching, with Peter YorkPeter York

Join Sheffield Printmaker Peter York for a day of dry-point etching. Peter will guide you through all stages of this fascinating technique. An example of Peter’s dry-point work features in the latest exhibition in e Court Room Gallery. All materials are provided- bring a packed lunch. Strictly limited to 10 places.

Dry-point is an etching process where lines are incised into a card or plastic plate and ink is rubbed into these lines. This is known as an intaglio process. You will be shown how to transfer your drawing/image to the card plate and make marks into the card. Ink is applied using card scrappers and rubbed in, and the excess ink is removed. The plate is placed onto wet paper and run through a press creating a simple drawn image. Each plate can be printed again and again.

Once the plate has been made, experiment with colour and texture. Work with multi-plate prints, where each plate used is for a different colour/s. All material will be provided- bring old clothes or an apron. Gloves will be provided. You will finish the day with a handful of prints and sense of how creative you can be.

Peter York www.peterpainterprintmaker.com

Tickets £50, including all materials.

Book now

BHT Pantomime 30 November

Dream Team Theatre Comany Presents…CinderellaCinderella

Poor Cinderella, her life is made a misery by her ghastly stepsisters.

All she wants is one night  of freedom to go to the princes ball.

Boo hiss and laugh as the Ugly Sisters try to win Prince Charming’s hand in marriage.

Cheer as Cinders devoted friend Buttons tries to foil their silly attempts.

Look on with amazement at the magical transformation scene, before the story reaches its glittering conclusion.

Traditional Pantomime at its best, with silliness, great modern song and dance, and lots of audience participation.

Suitable for all ages.

30 November, 7.00pm, doors 6.30pm

Adult £8, Child £5 2+ 2 £24

Book now

Motown Night at BTH 25 November

Motown Night at BTHGet your Glad Rags on!

Dance the Night Away with Motown Night

Dancing returns to Bakewell Town Hall with a touch of nostalgia for the classic floor fillers celebrating Motown’s greatest years. The dance floor has seen some action over the years, so bringing back a classic night out was high on the list of priorities for Bakewell Town & Community Trust. The sprung dance floor is an original feature of the building- one that is unique in the area.

Played by national Djs on original vinyl, enjoy the sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s  with music from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Contours, Edwin Starr and many, many more. Motown hits are guaranteed to create an atmosphere to dance the night away. Our team of Soul DJ’s will play requests, along with a fantastic selection of Soul music from the ’60s and ’70s.

Tickets available online or by phone 01629 810152, from the Bath Street Box Office – or pay on the door £6 ( subject to availability ) Friday 23rd September 2016 8 p.m. – 12.00 a.m

23 September & 25 November

Assembly Room Theatre 8pm-Midnight

£6. Licenced bar.

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A Bit Sketchy, Comedy Revue: 2 December

Interesting Theatre Company present A Bit SketchyInteresting Theatre Company presents A Bit Sketchy comedy revue

Our friends the Interesting Theatre Company are back with a classic comedy revue show. Great sketches, some familiar and some new.

Tickets £8

Book now

Paranormal Friends Investigation 3 December

Paranormal Friends InvestigationParanormal Friends

Join Paranormal Friends for an ethical, respectful investigation into the paranormal world of Bakewell Town Hall.


Tickets £25, strictly limited numbers

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

07802 167 521


A Christmas Musical Celebration: 10 December

Lynda Radford & the Stars of the FutureA Musical Celebration of Christmas-

Lynda Radford is back with the Stars of the Future, Jessica Wilgose, Jess Ellis, Roxy Wright and Alex Ross. As well as being an international professional singer, Lynda is an accomplished vocal coach and is proud to present four Bakewell Musical Theatre students, including Jessica Wilgose, a pupil at Lady Manners, Jessica Ellis (former LMS student) who will be singing a series of songs.  All four singers are pursuing a career in music and theatre. Accompanied by the Strike Academy of Theatre Arts students.  Join us and celebrate Christmas with all your favourite songs modern and traditional.

10 December, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm)

Tickets £12 / £7

Book now

Bakewell Comedy Club Christmas Special: 16 & 17 December

NEW!Comedy Mask

Comedy returns with two special Christmas shows, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December.

Top quality acts right on your doorstep. Line-up to be announced soon!

8pm, doors 7.15pm

Tickets £15 www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/149606 01629 810152

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