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Motown Night: 26 May
Live & Local: Martin Harley: 28 May
Master of blues guitar comes to Bakewell
Martin Harley is a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. He’s a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta, the slide guitar, and many other forms of roots music. Though Harley’s sound is rooted in the blues it seeks to tell his own story and draws on the ruminations of a musician who has spent much of his life on the road.
“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine
“Harley has it all – voice, guitar artistry and the songs” – Total Music
“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – Roots Magazine
28 May, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Film Friday: Lion, 16 June
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Assembly Room Theatre
16 June 7.30pm (doors (7pm)
£5 on the door.
Town Hall Chamber Series, 22 June
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.
A Night at the Musicals: 6 July
A journey through Musical Theatre
Join Lynda Radford and the Stars of the Future for an evening of songs from Joseph, Les Miserables, Phantom, Cats, Evita, Oklahoma, Gershwin and more. Directed and presented by Lynda Radford, with special guests and the Bel Canto Choir.
6 July, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Film Friday: Hidden Figures, 14 July
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanised the world.
Assembly Room Theatre
14 July 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
£5 on the door.
Bakewell Literary Festival: 16 July
In association with Bakewell Bookshop
Top authors come to Bakewell to talk about what inspires their work and to share their tips on making it in the world of publishing. A fantastic day full of author talks, Q & A sessions, book signings, workshops, children’s treasure trail, storytelling, facepainting and publishing pitch sessions.
Day Tickets £10 / £5 01629 810152 / Bakewell Bookshop 01629 812818
Alonso De Luca: Magic & Illusion, 5 August
Witnessed in locations worldwide – Join Visionary magician and illusionist, Alonso De Luca for an evening of thrills, laughter and grand illusion in an unmissable show for all the family. A show-stopping spectacle featuring mind boggling magic, amazing special effects and impossible feats of entertainment.
Saturday 5 August, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
£12 / £10
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)
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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