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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Alistair McGowan's website

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The Dime Notes

Blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz combine with London's hard-swinging vintage jazz band.

It unearths a repertoire of hot swinging jazz, stomps, blueses and forgotten gems of the era by musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton and James P Johnson. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial and wildly popular.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

The Dime Notes' website

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The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz.

With the renowned Pendulum Trio rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique, and constructs his solos with maturity and confidence’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen website

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The Temple Ensemble performs Wind & Strings Masterpieces

The Temple Ensemble play Beethoven’s unique Septet and with an extra violin, Schubert’s wide-ranging Octet.

Beethoven Septet Op 20
Schubert Octet in F major D.803

They combine violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.

WHY? A unique opportunity to enjoy some instrumental combinations not often heard in two delightful classical masterpieces

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

'The sequel to Mamma Mia! takes the first film forward' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 28 Aug at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted. Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the Courtyard Theatre.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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