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)
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.
Julieta is packing books, making ready to move to Portugal with her boyfriend. But whilst shopping, she meets Bea, who was the best friend of Julieta’s estranged daughter, Antia.
Bea discloses that Antia is married with three kids. As a result, Julieta decides to leave her boyfriend and stay put after all. She rents a flat in her former block, dearly hoping that Antia will make contact.
“Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories is Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in a decade.”
Doors open 19:30 & film at 20:00 – big screen & good sound – excellent bar
2019 membership @ £30 gives free admission to this and seven more films
A welcome return for this amazing duo!
The only outfit in the UK to have picked up National Awards in both blues and country music categories. The duo, Rob and Sarah Skinner, both multi-instrumentalists originating from South East England, now residing in Ontario Canada; play a mix of folk, rock, country, bluegrass and blues. Sarahs soprano saxaphone playing is sublime. If you missed them last time make sure you see them this time.
Tickets £10 in advance from
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