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Film Friday: The Hippopotamus, 22 September

Film Friday: The Hippopotamus (15)

The Hippopotamus is the story of a poet who is summoned to his friend’s country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles. Three-time Olivier Award winner Roger Allam (Endeavor, The Queen, V for Vendetta) stars as the disgruntled, cantankerous, semi-famous poet Ted Wallace who is hired to investigate strange doings at Lord and Lady Logan’s country manor, Swafford Hall. Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal Jacket) plays the stupendously rich and gregarious Lord Michael Logan. Fiona Shaw (five Harry Potter movies) co-stars as the doting mother Lady Logan. Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Game of Thrones) plays the flamboyant and gullible theater director Oliver Mills. Directed by John Jencks, this is the first Stephen Fry novel to be adapted as a feature film.

22 September 7.30pm

£5 on the door (doors 7pm)

Film Friday: The Zookeeper's Wife, 6 October

The Zookeeper's Wife The Zookeeper’s Wife: 6 October

War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe’s Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life’s work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals’ zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina’s formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans’ noses. Starring  Jessica ChastainJohan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl .

Assembly Room Theatre, 6 October, 7.30pm

£5 on the door.

Licenced bar.

Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder, 14 October

Alfie Moore: Getting Away With MurderAlfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder

In this brand new stand-up comedy show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’, takes you on a thrilling and hilarious interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation.Getting Away With Murder reveals ‘What makes a murderer?’ and ‘Why do they caught….or not?’ Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning the perfect murder. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon  to disposing of the body!

14 October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £14/13


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Motown Night: 28 October

Motown NightMotown Night, 28 October

Our friends return, with great vinyl sounds from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Get your glad rags on and dance the night away.

28 October, 8pm ’til Midnight.

Licenced bar

Tickets £6

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Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition

Original Print Exhibition

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.

Klezmer-ish: 3 November

Klezmer-ish: 3 NovemberKlezmer-ish

Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians let down their hair, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together with their own unique sound. Join us on our musical journey!

Klezmer, Tangos, Gypsy Jazz, Irish Fiddle Music…..

Tom Verity (clarinet, bass clarinet, Irish whistle):

Tom is assistant principal clarinet of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Sterling Trio. In his free time he loves playing jazz piano.

“The fusion of our rigorous background as classical musicians with our passion for exploring exciting new musical territories is what makes us special”

Rob Shepley (all sorts of guitars, violin)

Rob is the Sub Principal Viola of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at the LIPA. Late at night he gets his Violin and guitar out and plays in bands like the Gipsy Jazz Band “Swingology” or the old school rock band “Non Commitments”

“Klesmer-ish is a new chamber music direction for us in the RLPO. We are excited to explore klezmer, tango, jazz and folk…. In fact ‘World music’. “

Concettina Del Vecchio (piano accordion)

Connie is a member of the first violins of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra but she started her musical career on the piano accordion aged 3. She teaches at Chetams school of music.

“As members of a symphony orchestra we work in an incredibly hierarchical structure…No such thing with Klezmer-ish. No boss! All equals. No rules or regulations. It is all led by the music, and by the mutual respect we have for each others’ talent.”

Marcel Becker (double bass)

Marcel is the leader of the double bass section of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He used to play in the Bossa Nova quartet “Sarrava!”, was the founder of the salon orchestra “Jac Grit” and loves dancing Salsa. He recently performed the UK premier of Tan Dun’s double bass concerto “The Wolf” with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

3 November 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £12 / £10


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Mawkin: 17 November

Mawkin bring muscular folk to BakewellMawkin

Channelling Bellowhead and Fairport

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album ‘The Ties That Bind’. Their ‘unapologetically energetic’ approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a ‘modern day Fairport’. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the ‘Bellowhead shaped hole’ so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 among a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James’s involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights’ melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who’s former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.

The band’s line-up is:James Delarre: Vocals, Violin; David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar; Nick Cooke: Melodeon; Danny Crump: Bass; Lee Richardson: Drums
‘Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet’ – The Independent
‘A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs’ – The Guardian
‘Unconditionally Mighty’ – MOJO
‘Invigorating, Highly Inventive’ – Q Magazine
‘Unapologetically Energetic’ – Songlines Magazine
‘A wholly edgier version of folk’ – Cambridge News
‘The Pogue-ish sound that resides in young men’s heads’ – The Independent

17 November, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm)

Tickets £15


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Absent Friends: 24 November

Absent FriendsHigh Tor Players presents…

Absent Friends

By  Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic mastery comes to the stage at the Town Hall, Bakewell in November with his acclaimed comedy ‘Absent Friends’

‘Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancee so his friends, who never met the girl, arrange a tea party for him. Understandably they are on edge wondering what to say, but there is more to their unease: Diane and Paul, John and Evelyn, and Marge are all kept together by a mixture of business and cross marital emotional ties.’   How will all this pan out?

24 November, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £8


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Sheffield Folk Corale: 9 December

Sheffield Folk CoraleSheffield Folk Corale

I am Christmas

Christmas songs and carols in glorious harmony from Sheffield’s leading folk choir.

Saturday 9 December, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 under 16s £8


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