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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.

Autumn 2021
Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Spring 2022
Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

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.

Autumn 2021

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Spring 2022

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Thur 13 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (ex 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

Suitable for ages 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.

Autumn 2021

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

Spring 2022

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jazz at the Musicals

Jamie McCredie (guitar)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Jihad Darwish (bass)
Winston Clifford (drums)

This special show explores some of the jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Numbers from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Roger’s & Harts Babes In Arms and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and West Side Story will be among those featured.

The quartet will swing through some colourful new arrangements and medleys using the back catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Anita O'Day Oscar Peterson as a point of reference.

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer who is making big waves in the UK Jazz Scene. appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.

'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine

'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank

'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Norden Farm

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band.

A wide variety of music including popular classics from stage and film, Jazz and Big Band, as well as Christmas tunes.

This year's concert is in aid of Norden Farm's Ark Appeal.

A good night out for the entire family!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Visit the Maidenhead Concert Band website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Seven challengers choose a song from a category of their choosing (e.g. country, classic rock, novelty, 80s synth pop etc) and challenge Jeff to a battle of taste with the audience voting for their favourite.

Studio
£8

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Elvis – One Night Only at Christmas

A live tribute to Elvis Presley.

Elvis One Night Only is more than your average tribute show.

August 1977, Elvis is dead. But the king isn’t done... A celebration of the songs that defined the rock n roll generation.

Featuring our all live band and presented by Darryl Clark, featuring songs such as Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American Trilogy and many more, you'll be in for a great night of rock n roll. All culminating in a medley of your favourite Elvis classics.
Long live the king.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Elvis One Night Only's Website

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Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Approximately 160 mins including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christmas with the Queen's Six

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls.

This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family, notably the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as Prince Philip’s funeral.

The Queen's Six have extensively toured Europe and the USA but will be debuting at Norden Farm this Christmas, so join them for an evening mixing traditional carols with some more modern offerings and plenty of festive cheer.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 205 minutes including two intervals.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier: Album Championship 2022

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Eight competitors choose three tracks from their favourite LP and try to defeat all comers in three duels to win the coveted trophy.

Studio
£8

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The Duke Ellington Songbook

‘Makes The Heart Swing’

Natasha Seale sings the Ellington Songbook.

Vocalist and former West End Leading Lady Natasha Seale leads a stellar band in celebration of Duke Ellington. Natasha’s fascinating narrative weaves around Peter Long’s sparkling arrangements of repertoire including The A Train, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and It Don’t Mean A Thing If you Ain’t Got That Swing.

'Natasha breathes new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed' Claire Martin OBE

Natasha Seale - voice
Alex Bryson - keys
Robert Rickenberg - double bass
Matt Home - drums

Arrangements by Peter Long

'A delight to listen to' Evening Standard

'Engaging' The Stage

'Seale is superb' Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

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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.

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 16 Feb
10am – 11am
£8 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult |
siblings under 18 months - free

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 sibling under 6 months

Photos by Fiona Norman Photography.

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

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£18

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed.

Wed 17 Nov, Wed 2 Feb and Tues 29 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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Royal Opera House Live: Romeo & Juliet

Live screening (Thursday) from the Royal Opera House.

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. In this special screening on Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Approximately 205 minutes, including two intervals.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Pop Up Bowie's Website

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Vinyl Frontier: Charity Shop Vinyl

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Twelve volunteers spend up to £10 on a piece of vinyl in a local charity shop. The audience votes for the best selection and the winning charity shop gets the evening’s profits.

Studio
£8

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A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam has been impressing audiences up and down the country with their tribute to The Jam.

A show full of high octane energy that takes the audience right back to those heady days when The Jam were most popular in the late 70s early 80s. Playing all the hits including Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start, Eton Rifles, David Watts and many, many more. National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, this band will not disappoint. Book your ticket(s) now for an unforgettable evening down memory lane!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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John Coghlan's Quo

Featuring John Coghlan - The Heartbeat of Quo.

Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 - 1981.

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band The Spectres in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include: Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Caroline, Break The Rules , Down Down, Roll Over Lay Down, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life, Rocking All Over The World, Again And Again and Whatever You Want.

For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.
Since leaving Quo, John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners in Crime; and the Rocker’ featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals, and Russ Chadd on percussion and additional drums completing the line-up.

The band enjoys playing all over the UK and Europe, with their prime aim to recreate an authentic '70’s Quo Sound' in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ajay Srivastav: Karma at the Crossroads

Following a visit to his ancestral home in India, critically acclaimed musician Ajay Srivastav sat on the banks of the Ganges playing his guitar when he encountered a Guru.

This brand new show takes us on a personal, spiritual and musical journey where Ajay, accompanied by renowned percussionist Vinod Kerai, explores the cultural influences that define him and and his music.

Through this we invite you into the smoked filled Juke Joint of Gods and Goddesses, Mojo hands and Charioteers. A place where we do deals with the Devil, kill our Karma, search for truth amid the lies, bear witness to illusions and rediscover the true meaning of home

Featuring music from Ajay's chart topping albums Powerless and Karmic Blues.

A night of music, myths and meditations that will lift your spirits.

'Brilliant.. spiritual and wonderful' Janice Long, BBC Wales

'Think Ben Harper having a late night jam with George Harrison just after he came back from a sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar' Groovemag

'A beautiful blend of musical cultures' Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Royal Opera House Live: Rigoletto

Live screening (Thursday) from The Royal Opera House.

In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 180 mins including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Vinyl Frontier: Best Years of Our Lives

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

A brand new format where six people try and convince the audience of the merits of a particular year via their vinyl choices.

Studio
£8

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A Night at the Movies

Come and join The Project Singers for A Night at the Movies.

They will be singing some great songs from some fantastic films including City Of Stars, We Have All The Time In The World, Singing In The Rain and A Million Dreams.

The Project Singers are based in Charvil and directed by Suzanne Newman.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Ahmed Dickinson and Eduardo Martin present The Bridge

The famous composer and guitarist Eduardo Martín joins the renowned young guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas to create this duo that masterfully addresses the diverse tendencies and styles of the Cuban contemporary music scene.

Martín explores Afro, classical and Anglo-Saxon pop among other varied musical genres that mix in the creative universe of this composer while using in a virtuous way multiple techniques that expand the expressive qualities of the guitar. The use of intelligent melodies, the approach to cultures and dissimilar times converge with the Afro-Caribbean nature trying to propose a musical framework in which the stylistic barriers disappear.

Studio
£15

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Alvin Youngblood Hart – The Return of the Motivational Speaker

Known as a 'musician’s musician', Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£15

@MotivSpkr6L6
@nordenfarm

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER. Classic Pop Magazine produced a top 40 but we just look at the Top 10, with all the stories. Plus Classic Pop giveaways.

In Association with Classic Pop Magazine.

Studio
£8

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

WHY? 'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based Alyssa and Doug Graham.

As kids in the Jersey suburbs, they snuck into NYC to hear their favourite bands play, and have been performing together ever since. With their own unique brand of nostalgia-inducing alt pop, their music features nods to Americana, emotional and rebellious lyrics and mesmerising vocals.

A multi media performance with a 30 minute documentary film Searching The Milky Way, to proceed a live performance. The film was shot by New York filmmakers Natalie Brasington and David Johnson during The Grahams‘ motorcycle adventure across the legendary Route 66.

The performance will be a combination of songs from The Grahams latest album Kids Like Us and their new EP, Sha La La.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Flo & Joan - Sweet Release

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List

'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Veronica & Max

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD - Old Stories for Modern Times.

With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.

'Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission' Folk & Roots Magazine

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Veronica & Max website

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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