THE RUDE MECHANICALS BAND Presents WES FINCH MUSIC

Wes Finch combines lovely songs – drawing on the works of Shakespeare, Yeats, Blake, Larkin, Masefield and more – subtle folk-classical music, poetry recitation, joyous skits, and maybe some loose middle ages jigs, into a live show full of fun.

In this delightful gem of a concert, The Rude Mechanicals Band, led by the exceptional song-smith Wes Finch, and galvanised by their love of literature, draw on the words of Shakespeare, WB Yeats, William Blake, Phillip Larkin, John Masefield and more for their witty, erudite, and achingly lovely songs.

With a blast of originality and fantastic energy, they combine bittersweet acoustic ballads, subtle folk-classical music, jazz, chanson and enchanting poetry recitation into a live show of infectious goodwill and sense of occasion.

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:
Adults/Family (8+)

The Rude Mechanicals – All Hallows Halls

JIGDOLL – HANNAH JAMES

Jigdoll

FRIDAY 11TH MAY 2018

at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way.

Jig Doll is the culmination of Hannah’s career thus far, allowing her to combine all of the disciplines for which she’s become known and take them to exciting new places. Much more than a concert, Jig Doll features newly-composed music in a magical setting woven around percussive dance.

Jig Doll is the perfect metaphor for the project: combining music, dance and percussion, wooden dancing dolls have been popular for at least two centuries throughout the UK and Ireland. Coming to the UK from Italy and France, they became part of British traditional culture. Often used to add visual interest to music gatherings, they were also incorporated regularly by travelling street musicians to attract children (and their parents) and to provide percussive accompaniment.

‘Hannah is an incredible musician – a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.’ Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

‘An elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song.’ fRoots Magazine

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:  Adults / Older Children 14+

 

The Sagas of NOGGIN THE NOG

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2018

   7.30pm  (Doors open at 7pm)

In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea,

in the dark night that is very long, the Men of Northlands sit by their great log fires

and they tell a tale . .  .

. . of  Noggin the Nog!

The classic stories by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, which became one of the

most iconic television series of the 1970s, are playfully retold using puppets, original

music, film – and a cast of silly Vikings.

Accompanied by the brave and mighty Thor Nogson and the great green bird Graculus, we go North on a journey of adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome

Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked uncle, Nogbad the Bad.

For children, families and fans.

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

’Groping for Words’ by Sue Townsend

Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th February 2018 in Grange Hall

Groping for Words is a warm compassionate comedy by Sue Townsend, directed by Katherine Buttfield, about an adult literacy evening class run by the middle-aged and well-meaning Joyce. She knows that teaching adult literacy requires tact and respect – unfortunately the only room that was free for her evening class is unsuitable.

Sue Townsend depicts well and entertainingly the prickly interaction between these characters, and the agonising effect the written word has on them, notably the letters that George receives from his daughter but can’t read.

Set in a class for illiterate adults, this play might seem irrelevant in the 21st century but not so; the latest statistics show that 16% of Britons are ‘functionally illiterate’.

All tickets are £9 each (including tea or coffee and programme) and are available via the website or from Pen2Paper Stationers in R-o-T or by phoning 0115 332906.

Please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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Why not book a pre-theatre meal – available from 5.30pm at

Café Piano

0115 9332233

10% discount if you show your theatre tickets.

 

The Wind In The Willows: A Folk Opera

Performed by  GreenMatthews

 

SUNDAY 4TH MARCH 2018

7.30pm  (Doors open at 7.00pm)

A folk music performance which tells a familiar and well-known story and is aimed at adults and anyone over 11 years. The idea of the show is similar to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds and here traditional English folk songs will be set with new lyrics to tell the tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad.

The four performers are all familiar and popular performers at our venues. This is the first time they have appeared on the same bill.

Both duos are in our current season of events: Chris Green and Sophie Matthews were formerly known as Blast From The Past and have touring themed traditional English music shows to introduce dozens of fascinating, little known musical instruments (A Brief History Of Music, The Canterbury Tales). Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer are part of company for The Whispering Road – and Vicki’s fascinating Swedish Nyckelharpa always gathers a crowd keen to get a closer look. She will be performing it in this show!

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

 

the froe

  Friday 12TH January 2018

  7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

A magical evening of folk music from this Birmingham based band. Beautiful vocals soar over delicate string arrangements of self-penned and traditional material. Mesmerising audiences from folk clubs to festivals, this quartet combine roots and classical.

Beautiful vocals soar over delicate string arrangements of self-penned and traditional material, combining roots and classical influences to create an intimate set.

Influenced by both traditional folk and classical music, The Froe combine weaving string arrangements with soaring vocals. Formed in Birmingham, they recently released their debut EP, Wolf and the Woodpecker, to great acclaim. Festival performances followed including a collaboration with Ashley Hutchings at Cromer Folk Festival. The Froe take you on a magical musical journey, exploring both old songs and self-penned melodies, with their unique intimate sound.

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:
Adults/Family(7+)  –  BRING A BOTTLE