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Dales Craft Fairs: WE'RE BACK!

Dales Craft Fair: Socially Distanced Craft Fair Returns

Our lovely friends return on 8 & 9 August with lots of beautiful handmade crafts for sale. Sample jams and chutneys, find the perfect handbag and capture the perfect view with a great photograph. A great range of makers with real skill and talent. Treat yourself or find that perfect thoughtful gift. Please note that our toilets will be CLOSED and that social distancing rules apply. Please do wear a mask if you are not in an exempt group and use the hand sanitiser before entry. We will be operating a one-way system, with entry restricted to the main entrance, exiting through the Bath Street door. We will be asking visitors to respect the queuing system in place to limit numbers in the fair to keep everyone as safe as possible, so that these events can take place. We’re grateful for your patience at this difficult time.

Dales Craft Fair

8 & 9; 29-31 August

12 & 13; 26 & 27 September

10 & 11; 24 & 25 October

7 & 8; 21 & 22 November

5 & 6 December

Free Entry.

Court Room Gallery, 10 – 4.30pm.

 

 

 

Pay-it-Forward NT Live / Streamed Event Tickets

Pay-it-Forward NT Live TicketsPay-it-Forward

NT Live and streamed events

Exchange your cancelled bookings for pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future events. These pay-it-forward tickets help Bakewell Town & Community Trust to keep going, looking after the Town Hall, supporting our community and bringing the very best in entertainment, cinema, comedy and music to Bakewell.

Your support is much appreciated.

Tickets £14


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Pay-It-Forward Film Friday Ticket

Pay-it-Forward Film Friday TicketsPay-it-Forward

Film Friday

Exchange your cancelled bookings for pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future events. These pay-it-forward tickets help Bakewell Town & Community Trust to keep going, looking after the Town Hall, supporting our community and bringing the very best in entertainment, cinema, comedy and music to Bakewell.

Your support is much appreciated.

Tickets £5

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ABBA Sensation, 27 March * RESCHEDULED

ABBA SensationABBA Sensation

Widely considered to be one of the best ever ABBA Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the ABBA sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.
The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance.

5 February 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED OR EXCHANGED PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE

TICKETS £13.50

01629 810152

 

Simon Evans: The Work of the Devil, 10 April RESCHEDULED for 13 March

Simon EvansSimon Evans: The Work of the Devil

Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.

After twenty years of watching one of the country’s most erudite, and downright funny comedians, Simon Evans’s fans could be excused for thinking they know who is and what he’s about. Dry, teasingly non-PC and openly baffled by much of modern life – not to say his own family – Evans has created a strongly defined on-stage persona that has served him well over that time.

But incredible revelations about his true identity left him reeling last year – and have made his new tour show, The Work of the Devil, by far his most memorable, and thought provoking work to date. It’s also his most engaging, audiences reporting that tears of laughter mingled at the end with stronger currents of emotion.

“It’s an unusual show for me in that regard,” he says. “Because the message of the show – almost beyond my conscious control – has become one that is genuinely heart-warming and uplifting, rather than just another weary sigh at society’s collapsing values and so on. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier. The subject matter, the show itself and audience reaction to it – it’s no exaggeration to say that it had a positive effect on my mental health, just performing it every night.”

It’s a very different kind of vibe to his last show, Genius 2.0, about the effect that “dumbing down” has had on everything from our political culture to our kids.“It starts in a similar vein – scrutinising identity politics and resurgent Nationalism, subjecting them to my usual piggy-eyed scrutiny and scepticism. But then we move through a gradual shift of perspective as I approach the Big Reveal – the news I received last year that throws literally everything I’ve said in the show – and arguably as a comedian, ever – into a dramatic new light.

The title of the show – The Work of The Devil, comes from Evans’ comedic hero, Douglas Adams. “It’s from one of his unpublished, unfinished passages for Dirk Gently –  a theory about the three different stages of progress in everyone’s life. Firstly, there’s what existed before you were born and until the age of about 12 or 13: with me, I grew up accepting that television, for instance, simply existed. Then there are things which are invented in our late teens and 20s which are exciting innovations that offer us opportunities to experience the thrills our parents never knew. For me, again, computers, digital watches, and arguably sandwich toasters. And then there are things which arrive from our mid-30s onwards, by which point we can no longer keep up with change and which we therefore denounce as the work of The Devil. Any innovation that arrives after that point leaves you saying ‘You mark my words – no good will come of this’.”

Adams intends the theory to relate to technology, but Evans wonders if it is becoming relevant to our relationship with political and social change too now. Everything from changing family structures to geo-political transformations are creating a world that Evans initially feels requires a healthy dose of his good old fashioned, robust common sense. But then comes the big surprise, as Evans virtually whips the rug away from under his own feet.

Tempting though it is to drop clues, the show will be that much more rewarding for those who have no idea what is coming. But satisfyingly, it does follow on organically from some of the loose ends that were left at the end of Genius 2.0.“Part of the inspiration for Genius 2.0 was my sense that my own intelligence, memory, focus, reaction times and so on were all in steep decline, and at a younger age than I would suggest that was inevitable. I did routines about it that got laughs of recognition, but at the back of my mind I had a niggling doubt that this was beyond normal deterioration. It was my investigation into that which yielded the new information which birthed this show.

And Simon is also finding that his stand-up is, to paraphrase an old ad, hitting a spot that other comedians cannot reach. “What I’m gradually realising is that while my views may not have changed that much, the world has shifted underneath me, and I’m now something of an outlier. There seems to be more of a political consensus among comedians than ever before, for want of a better word, and half the country is struggling to find their voice heard; what has happened, of course, is Brexit. It has polarised the nation, and the overwhelming majority of comedians seem very comfortable expressing their Remain views and I do feel that I’m getting an audience which is looking for a break from all that. Not that I’m pro-Brexit exactly, but ironically, I have preached a lot more tolerance for a wider range of views, even though I’ve made my career in character as the most intolerant old bugger you can imagine.”

The joy of any Simon Evans stand-up show is to watch a comic at the peak of his powers dissecting big ideas and exploring complex notions while finding great jokes within it all. The Work of The Devil, however, delivers all that – plus the most incredible true story, one that brings a completely new dimension to stand-up comedy and which will stay with you for a very long time.

‘Dynamite’ ★★★★ The Times 

“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans’ wit and caustic observation.” (**** The Scotsman)

“You expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal, he’s exceeded what seemed to be his full potential… I’d expect it to get even better when it goes out on tour. Outstanding stuff.” ( **** ½ Chortle)

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals.

We have rescheduled this for 13 March 2021. Everyone with tickets for 11 April have been transferred to new date. If you would like a refund, do get in touch.

Tickets £15/13


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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together, * CANCELLED

Michael Ball and Alfie BoeMichael Ball and Alfie Boe- Back Together

It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel the rescheduled date, as it is unlikely that restrictions will sufficiently allow us to host this event. All tickets will be refunded in full. We hope top be able to offer this show at a later date. Thank you for your continuing understanding.

 

Saturday 12 September 7:30pm CANCELLED

Tickets £14

 

Running Time: 150mins (including interval)
Cert: 12A
ABBA Sensation RESCHEDULED DATE, 5 February

ABBA SensationABBA Sensation

Widely considered to be one of the best ever ABBA Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the ABBA sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.
The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance.

5 February, 7.30pm

Tickets £13.50

*Please call to exchange/rebook tickets from 27 March cancellation.

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