The Peoples Republic of Poetry; on National Poetry Day, A Firm of Poets present a participatory revolution. A quartet of poets face the audience; in turn they step up to the mic to perform their poems. A cross between a poetic super group and ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ the show is fast paced and never the same twice. You can also have the chance to perform in the show by taking part in the pre-show workshop.
|We Are Brontë
|Daniel Bye - Going Viral
Plus much more, including show from Precious Cargo, Red Cape, Open Works and Operating Theatre.
|Our Teacher's a Troll - Photo: Richard Davenport
or Landscapes where children aged 3+ can explore four very different parts of the world in an extraordinary performance tent.
If you want to take part in the arts the centre has a vast array of classes and courses to get involved in. For adults there is Watercolour Classes, Community Choir, Amateur Dramatics plus dance and exercise classes on offer. For Children Art Classes, Youth Theatre (including a brand new youth theatre for 13 – 19 year olds) and even a Samba Drum Circle!
|A Christmas Carol
Arts & Craft Fair - Saturday 5 September
Rubber Bullets: A Tribute to the Music of 10CC- Friday 11 September
Allan Taylor 12 Sept - The Davy Lamp Folk Club
Sitting Room + For the Best - Wednesday 16 September - thought-provoking drama highlighting health and social issues by Operating Theatre.
Into Thin Air - Thur 1 Oct - a slick, intelligent exploration of the increasing pressure on everyone to succeed at everything
Arts & Craft Fair - Sat 3 Oct
|Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown
The People’s Republic of Poetry Thur 8 Oct Come and celebrate National Poetry Day at A Firm of Poet’s participatory revolution
The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club Fri 9 Oct featuring Paul Myrehaug, Sammy Dobson, David Hadingham + MC Steffen Peddie
Bear & Butterfly - Tues 13 Oct, Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship, for ages 4+
Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood 21 – 23 Oct
Our Teacher’s a Troll Sat 24 Oct suitable for ages 7+. Two terrible twins rule their school with terror and tyranny. That is, until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail…
We Are Brontë - Thurs 29 Oct physical theatre at its most superb, and its most silly
Prognosis: A Tribute to Progressive Rock - Fri 30 Oct
Fright Night – A Halloween Horror Marathon Sat 31 Oct – Featuring some of Christopher lee’s greatest performances The Horror of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, and The Wicker man (Directors Cut)
Arts & Craft Fair Sat 7 Nov
Jez Lowe & Steve Tilston(Songwriter Tour) 7 Nov The Davy Lamp Folk Club
And Now: The World! Thurs 12 Nov - a story about being young in a digital world
Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown 18 + 19 Nov play looking at the nature of bravery both epic and domestic, large and small.
The Folk Degree Students ‘En Masse’ 21 Nov The Davy Lamp Folk Club
Going Viral - Thurs 26 Nov Daniel Bye presents his trademark blend of comedy, storytelling and performance lecture.
Hothouse - Fri 27 Nov – Some of the best unsigned bands take to the stage featuring Black Atom Movement + The Face + Smokin’ Trace
Dick Gaughan 28 Nov The Davy Lamp Folk Club
Snow Child 1 – 5 Dec Family Christmas show running from 1 – 5 December, suitable for ages 3+,
|New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash
A Christmas Carol - Thurs 10 Dec - A brand new take on Dickens’ atmospheric Ghost Story of Christmas
Billy Mitchell and the Guilty Party12 Dec The Davy Lamp Folk Club
New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash - 31 December