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Events for Spring/Summer 2015


events for Spring  & Summer-page-001Don’t forget Kimber’s Men next Saturday 28th February, 2.30pm start not 7.30 as apparently advertised in the Wiltshire Times!!  

Listen out for the Radio Wiltshire interview.

A recent review –





Tickets now going fast, contact us to book yours



Kimber’s Men, still singing up a storm

 Please note that the performance by Kimber’s Men will be starting at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th not 7.30 as apparently advertised in the Wiltshire Times!
This is our spring Rural Arts Touring event.  Kimber’s Men are acclaimed by many to be the finest and funniest purveyors of sea shanties in Europe. With rich harmonies and a diverse range of sea songs their powerful voices make a compelling combination.  Probably the finest and funniest purveyors of sea shanties in Europe, this group never fails to entertain.  Appearing at festivals all over the world and recently featured only last month for the second time on Channel 4TV – Sunday Brunch, Kimber’s Men have made 6 CDs and have generated a strong following.  Expect to laugh, sing and be generally entertained.

Remember nothing beats hearing singers of this quality live.


Those with long memories might also remember seeing the band on BBC2 TV on Christmas Eve a couple of years back.

Ticket prices £7 adults, £6 concessions, £4.50 child.  Please note 20% of ticket sales are donated back to hall funds.  Telephone Pauline on 01225 765644  to book or contact us here:-

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A Victorian Christmas

Please join us for ”A Victorian Christmas”, our Rural Arts Touring event
on Saturday  29th November, doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start.
 ”A Victorian Christmas is a fun and festive celebration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. Acclaimed historical entertainment company
Blast From The Past invite you to join them for an evening of music, song, stories and drama from the time of Dickens and Hardy. A Victorian Christmas
is a show guaranteed to delight and enthrall audiences from young to old.”
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A Victorian Christmas is a festive exploration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast From The Past invite you to join them for an evening of music, song, stories and drama from the time of Dickens and Hardy. All cast members perform in full Victorian dress with authentic musical instruments and props.
Featuring the musical talents of Chris Green and Jude Rees as well as Sophie Matthews the show includes all of the well-known Victorian carols such as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. Song-sheets are provided for the audience to join in and there are also some more obscure but no less beautiful festive songs from the English folk tradition, some of which have not been heard in over 100 years and have been painstakingly researched by the cast.
The show also contains a Christmas Mummer’s Play (one of the forerunners of pantomime) featuring a battle between St George and the villanous Turkish Knight, presided over by Father Christmas himself (dressed in green robes, as would have been the case in Victorian England!)
Finally, internationally-acclaimed storyteller Andy Jennings unfolds the mediaeval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Written by an anonymous poet in the 14th century, it was lost for centuries before its rediscovery in a private library at the start of the Victorian era. Set at the court of King Arthur over Christmas, its themes of quest and romance proved a hit with Victorian audiences and in Andy’s hands it will thrill and delight modern audiences as well!

‘A Victorian Christmas’ is a fast-moving, warm-hearted show that will appeal to audiences of all ages looking to recapture the true spirit of Christmas.

Entry price – £7 adults, £6 conc, £4.50 child – 20% of ticket sales are donated back to hall funds 
Box office –  01225 765644  – or:-

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Do join us on Saturday  8th February at 7.30pm for our Rural Arts event – the very popular Buffalo Gals!  20% of ticket sales will be donated back to the Peace Memorial Trust funds for maintenance and improvements to facilities.

Tickets – £7 adult/£6 concessions

Reservations – 01225 765644

”Champion Maryland fiddler Kate Lissauer leads this six piece old-time string band, bringing music and fun wherever it goes.

The music is derived from traditional roots music of southern America. The ensemble of fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele, bass, and “stepatune”, uses lively and soulful tunes, delicious harmonies, flamboyant percussive step-dance, and warm, engaging humour to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.”

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