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Film Friday: Viceroy's House 18 August
Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.
Viceroy’s House is British-Indian historical drama directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, and Chadha. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon.
Assembly Room Theatre
18 August 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
£5 on the door.
Film Friday: The Hippopotamus, 22 September
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)
Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder, 14 October
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)
Motown Night: 28 October
Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition
Original Print Exhibition
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 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
Mawkin: 17 November
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.
‘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)
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