Bernard Hoskin in Concert
Friday 29th November, 8.00pm Click for tickets here
Bernard Hoskin is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge whose distinctive and original sound is based upon English songwriting and world music rhythms as well as the more common folk, country and blues styles. An experienced performer, he accompanies himself on guitar and mandola playing a mixture of original and traditional songs and covers. He has produced twelve CDs.
He has opened up for many of the big names of the folk scene including Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Harvey Andrews, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee, Clive Gregson, Andy Irvine, Phil Beer, Colvin Quarmby, Johnny Dickinson, Pete Atkin, June Tabor and the Oysterband, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Megson, Gigspanner, Henry Priestman, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Carrivick Sisters, O’Hooley & Tidow, Tim Edey, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Blazin’ Fiddles, Wild Willy Barrett, Steve Tilston, Heidi Talbot.
Beverley Folk Club
Special Screening – Light Side; A Journey with Dave Prowse
Thursday 5th December, 7.30pm Click for tickets here
With rare and exclusive access to David Prowse, the British actor who famously portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, comes a new documentary bringing a fresh perspective to a celebrated career.
Besides playing the most iconic screen villain in cinema history, the Bristol-born Prowse also featured in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, trained Christopher Reeve for 1978’s Superman and was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2000 for his contribution to road safety awareness through his work as the Green Cross Code Man.
Runtime: 77 mins
ROH Ballet Live – COPPÉLIA
Tuesday 10th December, 7.00pm Click for tickets here
Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.
In the house, they are astonished by several mechanical dolls, including Coppélia. Coppélius returns and throws them all out – except Swanilda, who hides and takes Coppélia’s place. When Franz climbs in through a window, Coppélius drugs him and attempts through magic to put his lifeforce into the mechanical Coppélia. Swanilda is able to trick him into believing his spell has worked. In the inevitable happy ending, Coppélius is placated, and Swanilda happily united with Franz as the villagers celebrate their new town bell.
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Thomas Cameron – A Tenor for Christmas
Friday 13th December, 8.00pm Click for tickets here
Join Thomas Cameron and his pianist Kate Robey at the stylish Ventnor Arts Club for a Christmas themed show. Hear him perform the well loved Christmas hits, as well as some much loved Musical Theatre and classical numbers.
After recording his first album in 2018, Thomas successfully secured a ten date summer tour across the United Kingdom and Ireland at an array of different festivals.
One of the highlights of this summer tour, included two
appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he performed at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and Stockbridge Church, two of the finest venues in Edinburgh.
Thomas Cameron was nominated for a Classical Brit Award at the 2018 ceremony held at The Royal Albert Hall. He was entered in to the ‘Sound of Classical Poll’ category, shining a light on the future of classical music.
On 12th July 2018, the first single ‘Bring Him Home’ from Thomas Cameron’s debut album ‘The Voice of Thomas Cameron’ was launched at Buckland House to a sold out audience.
In June 2018, Thomas Cameron made his debut appearance on BBC Radio, appearing on BBC Radio Devon on 16th June and premiering his debut single ‘Bring Him Home’. The following month, Thomas made his debut television appearance on BBC One, being interviewed on BBC Spotlight about his career to date and his first single ‘Bring Him Home’.
Strictly Final & Cocktail Party
Saturday 14th December, Save the date! More details to follow.
ROH Live (encore) – The Nutcracker
Tuesday 17th December, 7.00pm Click for tickets here
Recorded in 2016, this special performance celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday, and will be broadcast with new features. Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.
The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.
Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Paul Armfield & Quatrapuntal in Concert
Saturday 21st December, 8.00pm Click for tickets here
A rare opportunity to hear two hugely talented acts for the price of one! Both bring something very different, but equally special, to the table:
Big, burly and bearded he may be but there’s nothing brusque or ham-fisted about Paul Armfield. His songs, like his persona, are warm and engaging with a lovely lyrical twist framed by catchy melodies and a gentle musicianship of the highest order. Equipped with a voice that could make the Needles crumble, Caitlin Moran describes his music as ‘warm and toasty as Christmas morning’ and his songs have been admired by such songwriting heavyweights as Guy Garvey and Chris Difford. Owing as much to the French chansonniers as he does English balladeers and American troubadours, with just an acoustic guitar Paul can enchant even the rowdiest of crowds with his golden voice and commanding stage presence, and if that doesn’t work his virtuosic saw playing will. After three years spent managing Quay Arts he is now back to a busy and creative schedule of solo and collaborative musical and artistic projects.
Quatrapuntal is based around composer and mandora/Portuguese guitar player Chris Hirst and soprano Polly Green. Both classically trained, their intricate and overwhelmingly beautiful sound is unique and impossible to pigeon hole, an organic fusion of many diverse genres. All eras of the classical tradition are seamlessly combined with various other elements, notably Portuguese and Neapolitan traditional music, but also influences from film music, musicals, British folk, Brazilian music, some popular songs and even thrash metal! Quatrapuntal sound like no-one else, and the unique blend of styles and instruments has been very well received by live audiences, the online community and the press since the group’s initial launch in 2018. This year they have been busy recording their debut album, and rarely play live so don’t miss this opportunity to see them at close quarters!
Berliner Philharmoniker Live – New Year’s Eve Concert
Tuesday 31st Decemeber, 4.00pm Click for tickets here
For the first time, the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will be at the helm for the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concert – which at the same time reveals a new, vibrant facet to Petrenko’s repertoire. While German and Russian composers have been the main focus of his previous Philharmoniker concerts, this evening’s programme takes us on a musical journey to the USA: with dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The concert also features the star soprano Diana Damrau in songs from musicals by Frederick Loewe.
George Gershwin – An American in Paris
Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Works by Cole Porter, Frederick Loewe and Kurt Weill
Timing: 4.00pm – 6.00pm – subject to variation as it is live but likely to be very slight as It is from Germany.
Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to André’s castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration. During the party, André is talking to Charlotte about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of The Second Waltz and his record-breaking world tours.
In this exclusive cinema event we discover how his life and experiences are reflected in his breathtaking concerts.
This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York, Brazil, Mexico, the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam and Australia.
Make sure you bring all of your friends to this one-of-a-kind intimate view of the artist’s life, meet his family and tour his home. Special surprise guests will also join the celebration by sharing their birthday messages!
Don’t miss out!
Kinky Boots the Musical
Tuesday 4th February, 7.00pm Click for tickets here
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.
Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
Runtime 133 Minutes