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Film Friday: A Star is Born, 21 June
IN this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper stars as the seasoned musician who discovers – and falls in love with -Oscar-nominated Lady Gaga’s struggling artist. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until she is coaxed into the spotlight. Even as her career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as they fight their internal demons.
Please note this film has a 15 rating. You can read the BBFC guidance here…
Friday 21 June, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Tickets £5 on the door.
Masson Mills Band & Perfect Pitch Choir: Saturday 22 June
Town Hall Chamber Series, 23 June
Our friends return with a wonderfully special programme of baroque music, featuring oboe and for the first time, bassoon.
Biber – Battalia
Vivaldi – Bassoon Concerto in A minor
Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe in D minor
Telemann – Concerto for 3 Violins in F major
Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor
Ensemble directed by Lyn Fletcher with Elena Chiara Comelli – bassoon, and Stephane Rancourt – oboe
23 June 7.30pm
Bakewell's 17th International Day of Dance, 29 June
The Bakewell International Day of Dance has gone from strength to strength and is now celebrating its 17th year – on Saturday 29th June 2019. For one day every year, the picturesque town of Bakewell hosts a stunning celebration of world music and dance, heralding the start of Bakewell Carnival Week. On the same day as the Farmers Market and with local well dressings on show, it is a day out not to miss, so join the several thousand people who travel from around the country to enjoy the dancing, colour and fun.
This year 30 groups will be displaying dance styles from around the world at six outdoor venues from 11.00am to 4.30pm. Come and watch the displays, then join in and have a go!
You can travel the world with dances from Eastern Europe, Africa, Argentina, Ireland, India, Spain, Egypt and the Appalachian Mountains – there is a great range of traditional folk and upbeat contemporary dance. There are performers of all ages and styles including, Bollywood, Flamenco, Swing, Rock‘n’Roll, dances from Angola and South Africa. We are delighted to welcome back Austras Koks, Latvian dancers as well as favourites such as Black Pig Border Morris and Timberline Steve who has drawn in the crowds for years with his precision line dancing group. For parents with young ones we have Jennie bringing Baby Steps for the first time. So that’s 0 – 5 years – nothing like starting them young. Watch out for the captivating Jose Oliva of Feel It and Dance, who will again be bringing a special show dance to this year’s event. Well Heeled Appalachian group will perform an energetic lively style of step dancing and have been hosts of the Day of Dance since it started. If Tango is your thing, then you will not be disappointed with Lucas and Melanie of Tango in the Peaks. They will be running a workshop followed by an outdoor performance.
Bakewell’s Day of Dance is very much a community event involving local groups and interests. There will be opportunities to join in and learn a few basics of the individual dances or you can just relax and enjoy the performances – and it’s all free! Don’t be put off if it rains as there will be an alternative wet weather programme in the town hall from 11.00 am.
There will also be a programme of taster dance workshops running at the Town Hall throughout the day, which will cost £3 for an hour long session. For further information about these and the rest of the day, visit our website address given below.
The whole day will be rounded off in fine style with a ceilidh at Bakewell Town Hall, with music and calling provided by the ever popular Well Dressed Band. The international flavour of the day will continue here with some dances from around the world. Proceeds of the evening will go to a Bakewell based charity supporting Rwandan people (www.thegobokarwandatrust.co.uk).
For more information on the day or tickets for the ceilidh ring Jude on 01629 815469 or Di on 01629 812104. You can also visit our website www.bakewelldayofdance.co.uk
Dales Craft Fair, 13-14 July
Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed, 28 September
Fair Cop Unleashed
Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed
Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.
It’d be a crime to miss it!
★★★★ “…offbeat, revealing and very funny” Daily Mail
★★★★ “…lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour” Telegraph
“Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious” David Mitchell
It’d be a crime to miss it!
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation, 12 October
‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags‘ THE INDEPENDENT
“It was the 24th June 2016 and I found myself in a supermarket contemplating a meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. It was the day after the Referendum, and I’d spent so long confused about what was happening to my country that I was in a rush as I took my three items to the lad on the till. He scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought ‘oh we’ll be alright as a country we will’.
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.”
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. – and repeated on Dave.
‘A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Potent live performer…can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words’ THE TIMES
Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Tony Walsh plus special guest Stephen James Smith, 24 October
Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.
“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having “stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017, international audiences are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.
Tony’s performance will including brand new and little heard poems from his eagerly awaited new collection, WORK | LIFE | BALANCE alongside some much-loved audience favourites. Tony’s poems have had over five million views online in 2018 alone.
Tony will be available for book signings after the show.
“Seriously amazing!” – BBC.co.uk
“…stirring…stunning…” – TIME magazine
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.
In 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival.
In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won!
Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more.
Stephen facilitates poetry workshops in schools around Ireland and is artist in residence with Dunamaise arts centre & Laois arts office. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into multiple languages.
His debut collection “Fear Not”, published by Arlen House, was launched in September 2018 in Dublin at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.
Thursday 24 October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
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