Clare Summerskill is a playwright, an actress, a singer-songwriter and a lesbian comedienne. She regularly performs her own one-woman comedy shows and tours them to theatres in England and the US.
Rights of Passage is a play by Clare Summerskill which toured to theatres nationally in 2017. Clare was in the production herself, acting alongside fellow cast members of her theatre company, Artemis. The play focused on the stories of three contributors, a gay man from Iran, a lesbian from Uganda, and a gay man from Malaysia, and tells their moving and courageous stories.
In this presentational talk Clare discusses issues which the play addresses, including the situation of LGBT rights internationally, legal criteria which allow LGBT people who are persecuted in their home country to seek asylum in other nations, and Home Office interview questioning methods which ask people to ‘prove’ that they are gay. She reads extracts from the play highlighting some of these matters, and she also presents a selection of character monologues. The presentational talk concludes with an original song which Clare sings with guitar, pertinent to the content of the play.
The presentation will be followed by discussion and a panel session.
February half term at Attingham is all about spotting the signs of spring, and brightening up the last of the winter days and evenings!
Join us on Saturday 23 February for our Lantern Lit Procession.
Bring your lantern and join us for an evening procession through the Attingham woodland at night. Keep an eye out for our snowdrops around the walk -it’s a great time of year to see them in a different light.
Arrive from 6.30pm with the procession starting at 7pm, tickets cost £4 per adult and £2 per child, and booking in advance is essential. Dogs on short leads are welcome.
If you’d like to make a lantern for the procession we’re holding four lantern making workshops over the half term, for details and to book a place visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/whats-on
For more information on all events taking place during February half term at Attingham visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/features/have-fun-this-february-half-term-
Pick up our half term planner from Visitor Reception for more ideas for exploring Attingham this February half term!
‘Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and have appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally. His debut novel, The Black Flamingo, will be published in August 2019 by Hodder Children’s Books.
‘Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself’ – Benjamin Zephaniah.
Dean Atta is a rare talent in contemporary poetry. His poems speak like we think. He shows us thought as those thoughts happen, that is, powered one conviction at a time by an emotional intelligence. His poems originate in a cleared in-between territory. His multi-valence approach to poetry elegantly combines the inward/personal and outward/ political. Dean Atta keeps his readers and listeners leaning forward into a troubled world that he sensuously invokes and by those terms it is a world that he makes anew’ – Fred D’Aguiar, poet, novelist and Senior Professor in Creative Writing, UCLA, USA..
Giovanni Pernice – Dance is Life
The smash hit dance spectacular DANCE IS LIFE, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019…..and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more this time round!
The action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI.
DANCE IS LIFE features 7 other world class professional dancers, including Strictly’s newest pro, Luba Mushtuk, who returns as Giovanni’s leading lady once again, to continue their alluring partnership.
A showcase of wonderful Ballroom and Latin dances like the Paso Doble, the Waltz, the Rumba, and the Jive, to name just a few, with a beautiful Italian theme running throughout the show.
So sit back, let yourself be transported to Sicily, and enjoy the story…
***** “Giovanni brings the house down!” Review of Dance is Life 2017
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.
Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet
Barbara Dickson is back on tour for the first time in two years with her full band singing a selection of her hits, songs from the theatre and some of her own favourites.
In her recording career, Barbara Dickson has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums. She was awarded an Olivier Award for her work in the theatre in ‘Blood Brothers’ and won a second Olivier and Best Actress in a Musical award from The Variety Club of Great Britain for her role as Viv Nicholson in ‘Spend, Spend, Spend.’ Further acting awards have included Best Actress in a Musical from the Liverpool Echo for her own show, ‘The Seven Ages of Woman’.
“Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.”
Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister…
Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.
Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.
A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years and upwards, and is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike
The Banff Mountain Film Festival features an exhilarating selection of short films that will take you to the most captivating places on earth. Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
Age Rating – 12A
Films start at 7.30pm. There is a bar that will be open from 7pm serving drinks.
FILM PROGRAMME – RED (27 Feb) BLUE (4 Apr)
Interested in inspiring the next generation of digital makers? Perfect – this session is designed to give you all the information you need to get started.
Tim Wilson, our Midlands coordinator, will be on hand to welcome you to the community and tell you everything you need to know about Code Club.
The session will cover:
What is a Code Club?
How to get started with Code Club
An introduction to Scratch and the Code Club learning projects
Who is the training for?
Adults (16+) who would like to know more about getting involved with Code Club
Although you don’t need any coding experience to volunteer with Code Club, this particular training session is for those who have a basic knowledge of coding
If you have any questions before the session, please get in touch by email to email@example.com or by contacting @codeclubwmids on Twitter.
We look forward to meeting you there!
Aimed at all ladies in Shropshire, come join us for a free introductory evening to the game of squash, practise new skills playing fun games and make new friends on court and afterwards over pizza and a glass of prosecco! All squash equipment provided, friendly coaches on hand to teach the basics. This is suitable for beginners and beyond.
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst is not a well woman. Recently released from prison, refusing to eat has left her weak and debilitated. She finds sanctuary at the cottage of her friend, the composer, Ethel Smyth. But their peace is challenged by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest.
Memories surface – some are amusing, while others are painful. Hunger striking, force feeding and even martyrdom are balanced by exciting rallies, camaraderie on being arrested, humour at facing the judges and sisterhood, even in prison.
‘No cost is too high, in service of the Cause,’ Mrs Pankhurst tells young Grace.
But the cost is indeed very high, as family rifts, rivalries and growing violence threaten the three women . Will the end really justify the means or the price paid?
What audiences and critics are saying of our new show:
‘Excellent performances by three wonderful actors’ – GN, Great Yarmouth
‘Brilliant play’ – MR, Lowestoft
‘Their anguish and struggle are harrowingly well depicted in Cordelia Spence’s production. The passionate acting shows both the achievement and the cost.’ Diss On Line
‘Thought provoking, inspirational and very moving.’ About Thetford.
With numerous live concerts across all genres taking place at The Hermon throughout the year, the venue is truly excited to welcome now also young musicians under the age of 15 who will share with our audience their enthusiasm and joy of music in the context of Oswestry Youth Music Festival 2019.
At this occasion The Hermon is hosting fifteen young brass soloists who will perform their chosen pieces in front of Christina Thomson (qualified ABRSM-examiner and adjudicator for the British & International Federation of Festivals) who will provide encouragement and objective advice on every participant’s performances and ultimately identify this year’s winners of the Vernon Carter Memorial Trophy and the Oswestry Cattle Auction Shield. Whilst the trophies provide an incentive, the aim of the festival is to encourage the young performers to value and share the joy of music and to dare following their dreams and ambitions with determination. Festival organiser Sue Turner says: ‘We like to think of our festival as providing an opportunity to perform in front of an audience in a friendly, welcoming environment. Although it is a competition, it is more about developing confidence in performing, and listening to constructive feedback from our adjudicators.’
Over the course of five days the festival continues to draw approximately 1000 young people to Oswestry. Many are local, but performers also come from Wrexham, Chester, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Telford and surrounding villages. Competitions take place at Oswestry’s Methodist Church, Christchurch, The Hermon and Holy Trinity Church.
Please support the young musicians by attending their performances – we hope to see many of our Hermon audience as well new faces! Entry is free but if you have a minute, please help us with our planning by registering for attendance via the Book Now button on this website! Many thanks.
Non-alcoholic refreshments can be purchased from our in-house bar ONLY between 1pm and 1.30pm. The bar will be closed during the performances and there will be no interval. If you would like a drink, please arrive early.
1.30pm Performers Registration
2pm Start of Performances
More about Oswestry Youth Music Festival (OYMF) & 2019 Programme:
The Festival is sponsored and organised by Oswestry Town Council.
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry on Friday 1 March 2019
Doors Open at 1:00PM
From 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Ticket Price: £0.00
Box Office: 01691662196
The Eagle Slayer sculpture by John Bell has returned to Ironbridge after various travels and travails.
The significant life size, iron sculpture, made by the Coalbrookdale Foundry to be shown at the Great Exhibition, Hyde Park in 1851, was one of the earliest examples in the UK of cast iron being used to create a large work of art, instead of a functional object. The dramatic subject is of a young shepherd avenging the killing of one of his sheep by shooting the attacking eagle using a bow and arrow. Described at the time by the London Illustrated News ‘as the finest statue in the Exhibition.’
After 150 years of outdoor exposure and several moves, the sculpture was in urgent need of rescue, repair and conservation. Diana oversaw the project and will present the story of the chequered history of the sculpture, the research and conservation stages involved, resulting in the re-display of the Eagle Slayer and its’ recent return to the place of origin.
Diana Heath is the Senior Metals Conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Originally trained as a silversmith and jewellery designer, gaining a BA Hons from Sheffield Polytechnic, Diana was then offered a four-year traineeship by the V&A, so adapting her skills to become a specialist Metals Conservator, of all types of metal object including sculpture, from the vast collections at the V&A. She has worked as the Senior Metals Conservator at the museum for over 30 years, involved in preparing objects for major galleries, loans as well as national and international exhibitions. Diana has developed a particular interest and knowledge in the manufacturing methods and conservation of World sculpture from Medieval and Renaissance periods to the 19th century.
Come join us for an introduction to the game of squash in a fun female friendly environment! Your evening will consist of a fun warm up, followed by some basic teaching and practise of squash racket and ball skills. You will then have a chance to practise playing other ladies on court in some friendly games, afterwards make new friends over some pizza and a glass of prosecco! All squash equipment provided and coaches on hand to provide instruction.
Crooners is the must see music show bringing all your much-loved, Big Band hits to the stage with a splendiferous injection of hilariousness!
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one-liners, laugh-out-loud silliness, superb tap dance and much loved crooner classics as they weave their way through an impressive back catalogue of hits including Come Fly With Me, Beyond the Sea, Fly Me to the Moon, Mac the Knife and many, many more.
Featuring the 9 piece The Mini Big Band live on stage, three of the UK’s finest Crooners and the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more, you’ll soon see why audiences are loving Crooners.
This unique new production is bringing British Variety back to the main stage with uncompromising quality and exquisite attention to detail. Song and dance at the highest level as they doff their hat to the great Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and British comedy entertainers such as Max Bygraves, Norman Wisdom, Morcambe and Wise and more. You’ll be truly entertained.
“If you love the Rat Pack, and having a good laugh, you will Love this show” – Clare Faulkner
“..outstanding singing and performing” North West End
“The Best in British Musical Comedy”
“Hilarious! Outrageous fun. A must see”
Running Time 2h25 (inc interval)
The Gruffs, fronted by Nick and Matt of Luna Vegas with Jim on Drums. The band combine old school Psychobilly with hints of Neo and Surf with their own sounds, humour and lyrics from the depths of Nicks insane brain.
The Gruffs will be supported by The Black Rapids
The Black Rapids write music laced with lyrical twists that narrate the darker side of modern life. This creative band of musicians take twists and turns at every corner, taking the listener on a meandering journey of joy and then despair.
Do not be late in purchasing your tickets this gig is likely to be a sell out.
Live music at The Wakes promoted and managed by Pale Fire Music, Forge Urban Revival and Left for Dead Records
Tickets now on sale at The Wakes and Left for Dead in Shrewsbury (08:00pm – 11:00pm) tickets £5.00 in advance or £ 6.00 on the door
Visit our Shropshire Artisan Fayre – Spring Special a wonderful monthly fair showcasing local, talented and unique artists, crafters and food producers 25+ under one roof. The event is free to attend and we have a lovely cafe and coffee shop on site. Free parking and great public transport links.
This is a monthly fair (first Saturday of every month) supporting very talented local artists, crafters and food producers giving them a regular place and time to sell their products.
At our March one which will fall just before Mothers Day and in the month of spring we will have wonderful gifts for mothers, brightening up your home and the perfect gift. We will thrill you with a range of lovely food, live music and stands to tempt you
Disabled access lift and accessible toilets, family friendly site.
If you would like a stand it is just £5 – all profits from rent at this fair go to providing free art and craft workshops in the community.
Join us and illuminate our night sky! Night Run will be back for its fifth year at Attingham in 2019 on Saturday 2 March.
It starts at approximately 6.30pm with registration from 5pm. Online bookings for the Night Run series are open, advance bookings only, no entries taken on the night.
We’ve got two routes to choose from, the 2.5km Explorer route and the 6km Adventurer route. The Explorer route is perfect for families and people new to running and our Adventurer route is suited for runners looking for a challenge. Both routes begin in front of the Mansion and then follow paths through the park at night.
£14 per person for the Adventure route
£7 per person for the Explorer route
For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/features/night-run-at-attingham-
When you take part in a Night Run your entry fee goes directly to helping us care for the special places your love – thank you.
Another way you can help us protect special places is by getting your hands on one of our new fundraising packs. The packs contain lots of ideas and hand tips about how you can fundraise for the National Trust. If you’re able to, why not go the extra mile on our Night Run? Once you’ve registered to take part in Night Run, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a pack and to find out more.
Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average.
Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and
a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind.
Where is all the tampon tax going?
Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan?
Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra.
It’s hero time.
★★★★★ “A masterclass in musical theatre” Edinburgh Guide
★★★★★ “funny, silly and smart” Funny Women
★★★★★ “Sassy, outrageously silly, and full of heart” Young Perspective
Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It’s hero time.
★★★★★ “Fat Rascal Theatre are very quickly establishing themselves as a
champion of British Comedy Musicals” DIVA Magazine
“fast emerging as a modern day Richard Thompson… He may even have emerged as the premier UK folk artist of his generation” efestivals
In 2017 former Bellowhead front-man and multiple BBC Folk Award winner Jon Boden introduced the new big band Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, supported by the release of the album ‘Afterglow’. They played at major venues across the UK with material from the album interspersed with songs and tunes from across Jon’s career. ‘Ambitious, genre-busting folk’ – Financial Times
In Spring 2019 Jon will be touring the Afterglow experience into small theatres that would be unable to host the 11-piece band, with a line-up featuring Jon and the Remnant Kings string section, under the title Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings. Jon Boden & The Remnant String features Jon Boden (fiddle, guitars, concertina, stomp-box), Helen Bell (viola), Morven Bryce (violin) and Lucy Revis (cello).
Jon is very excited about this tour. As a fiddle player, he finds it exhilarating to be immersed in the sound of string arrangements. The arrangements are quite intricate and Jon put a lot of work into them. In the mix of the big band, the strings can get a little lost, so with a stripped back string band it is a great way to be playing the songs. Atmospheric sounds are very good for story telling, and it gives a little more space and focus on the strings.
Five-piece VU, a homage to Lou Reed’s legendary band The Velvet Underground will be performing at Albert’s Shed, Shrewsbury on Sunday 3rd March, to celebrate what would have been his 77th birthday.
VU’s set will include classics such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Femme Fatale, I’m Waiting For The Man, Rock ‘n Roll, Sweet Jane and Venus In Furs; and one Reed solo number Satellite of Love; among many others. The gig will also mark the 50th anniversary since the recording of the double album 1969: The Velvet Underground Live.
Co-founder Richard Cohen hopes that the celebratory concert will attract some ardent fans of the band’s music. He said: “We all enjoy a shared passion for The Velvet Underground and are really looking forward to the unusual idea of a Sunday afternoon concert. Although we aim to play the songs fairly true to type, the use of some unusual instruments and our own inimitable style will add an interesting dynamic to the performance, which will also be supported by a visual spectacle.”
Entrance is free and VU will be on stage approximately 4pm at Albert’s Shed on Sunday 3rd March.
This first Tablet Academy Annual Convention brings together like-minded individuals from the fields of Education and Technology to participate in joint hands-on workshops and networking activities.
£100 (+VAT) per person to attend.
Maximum of 2 people per organisation.
Opportunity to claim a free device worth £400*.
Suitable for school leaders, IT leads and classroom teachers (KS2 – KS5).
The convention has been designed to be a little different to your standard conference and exhibition so prepare to be guided, alongside your colleagues, through a series of short, 30 minute activities delivered by industry and Tablet Academy experts nestled amongst the historical Royal Air Force Museum exhibits.
Don’t worry, plenty of time has also been allocated to allow delegates to explore and network, including during afternoon tea and following the summary presentation.
Come and join OJO every Tuesday evening from 8pm-10pm and experience the wonderful process of the rehearsals with a full 19+ members on stage.
This a free event for the public to come and watch or if you are feeling inspired, maybe you would like to join the band or just give it a try!
We are currently looking for string players (violin, viola, cello), vocals, tenor sax, trumpet, electronics and any other wonderful sound making devices!
Bar open as usual and free entry!
Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start to 10pm finish.
Sam Lyon is an established singer-songwriter from Cheshire, England. Responsible for her own success, Sam is an unsigned artist who has been performing around the country since the tender age of 14.
Having recently supported several big names in music including X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and Miles Hunt from 80’s rock band, The Wonder Stuff, Sam has a reputation of being a prolific performer, playing almost 300 shows in 2017, and 250 in 2018. Alongside completing two successful headlining UK tours, Sam has also taken to the stage at many well known festivals and music venues all over the UK, from London’s Pinewood Studios to Liverpool’s Albert Docks.
And now for The Plume of Feathers Steak ‘n’ Chips night she is performing for us! So come and listen with beautiful food and atmosphere
From the wilds of South Shropshire in the eighteenth century to the loneliness of a modern ’empty-nest’ mother, the experiences of women reverberate through the ages. Women from the LADS theatre group bring you laughter and tears, poetry and song in this exquisite two-part evocation of womanhood – Out Of The Land, by Polly Bolton and Gill McEvoy, and Fridge Magnet Syndrome, by Michael Corbidge.
Directed by Pam Johnson.
Ellesmere College Arts Centre, March 7th and 8th
For those who are already studying or working in this area or who wish to study or work in this area in the future. Come and find out about all the opportunities open to you. Dr Chris Sellars will deliver the session which will feature some of the many successful University of Wolverhampton Sport students and the career paths that they have followed.
A solo visit from this Show of Hands contributor !
What can we say about this regular Show of Hands contributor that hasn’t been said before? Double bass player since the age of 8 and accomplished guitar player and songwriter. Miranda never fails to deliver. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda has a new project: Behind The Wall, exploring what it means to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us?
Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Her new album ‘Behind The Wall’
Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us?
Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show is not to be missed. www.mirandasykes.com
(Photo: please credit to Rex Preston Photography)
Simply put, Frank will redefine how you see comedy.
After successfully touring his solo show “Shoes” around various comedy festivals (including a wondrous, 4 star performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), he has decided to come to Oswestry… because he’s a maverick like that.
Shoes featured stories about dating and relationships, told via the medium of shoes.
As Frank says himself, “It’s better than it sounds.”
No shoes will be harmed during his performance, although we take no responsibility for sides getting split.
•”A tiny work of comic genius” – The Scotsman
•”The audience watched him indulge in an intimate relationship with a vase of flowers… ☆☆☆☆” – Broadway Baby
•”Frank will make you laugh or feel like the world is missing something tremendously funny that only he can show you” – Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards
•”Stupidly funny” – Chortle.co.uk
•Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 finalist
•Nominated Magners New Act of the Year 2015
•Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards finalist 2014 & 2015
What have Russell Howard, Miranda Hart and Tim Minchin got in common?
They have all had 1 star reviews.
Nigel holds a yearly show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival called “The Worst Show on the Fringe” – a compilation show for acts who have received such reviews – usually due to drunken audiences, technical failures, miserable reviewers… or because they were rubbish.
•”Wonderful ☆☆☆☆” – The Scotsman.
•”Painfully Funny ☆☆☆☆” – TheWeeReview.com
•UK Pun Championships finalist 2016
•Appeared on BBC’s Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe
There’s no real way to describe Paul.
He loves drinking milk.
He’s a new comedian who is already barging his way onto quality line-ups (such as this one).
He really loves drinking milk.
His choice in knitwear is fabulous.
Knitwear and milk do NOT mix.
•”Absolutely brilliant” – Rhyl Comedy Club
•Cheshire Cat Comedy new comedian of the year 2018 runner up
He’s been performing on the comedy circuit for over 9 years and has developed a following for his uber-alternative, prop-based pun-lunacy.
Cringy levels of sheer genius at 100 MPH with more home made props than you’ve ever seen before.
Expect corny jokes, don’t expect observational humour.
If you don’t “get” Roger Swift, then you don’t “get” comedy.
•”A couple of people were laughing that hard, I worried for their health. He’s a demented genius” – Notts Comedy Review
•”He is a cross between Tim Vine, Timmy Mallet and Charlie Chuck… People try to work out if he’s play-acting or going through some kind of trauma. The jury is out so you decide” – Chortle.co.uk
•One of Dave’s Top jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
•UK Pun Championship finalist 2016 & 2017
•Midlands Comedy Awards ‘Best Alternative’ winner
•Midlands Comedy Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution’ winner
Thursday March 7th
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre
Film starts at 7.30 with refreshments and a licensed bar available from 6.30pm. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
New Zealand – 2016
Bella and Hector, reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some challenging adjustments, things went reasonably well.
But Bella dies, and Hector has to look after Ricky – but they hadn’t been getting along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, sparking off a national manhunt for him and Hector.
A big-hearted picture full of small, understated moments of magic.
Cert 12A – 101 mins.