The Pound in Corsham is delighted to launch its new season of events, which includes a wealth of creative genres, inviting the community of Corsham and surrounding areas  the chance to experience highly anticipated and award-worthy events before they go on to London and beyond.

 

Comedy and theatre highlights this season include comedian Mitch Benn and his new critically acclaimed show Don’t Believe a Word. A regular on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Mitch will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as he debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself.

 

Are you looking for love, in love or wondering if you can do a little bit better?! Join Well Red Comedy’s The Dating Game for an immersive experience promising to uncover the secret to finding true love this Valentine’s Day. “I’ve never been to anything like it before!”- audience member.

 

In My Dining HellMasterChef star Jay Rayner examines our love affair with lousy reviews, recounts some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had and looks at the worst reviews his own work has received. A hugely entertaining show from the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain. Tapas will be available in the Café Bar pre-show, please order in advance via the box office.

 

This season, The Pound will host The Last Baguette Theatre Company as a residency ending in a performance of What’s the Matter, a riotous physical comedy about the wonderful world of particle physics. Be prepared for a very silly show about a very intelligent subject!

 

The Pound’s season of music features sea shanty tunes from Kimber’s Men in Still Singing Up a Storm. Acclaimed by many to be the finest and funniest purveyors of shanties in Europe, with rich harmonies and a diverse range of songs, their voices make a compelling combination.

 

Sheelanagig, a group of incredible players encourage you to dance your socks off and have a great time. Their live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics. Expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

 

The talks season continues with How Slow Film Can Change Your Life. In partnership with Bath Spa University, join project facilitators of the Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles) for a night of cinematic wonder.

 

Calling all young artists! CreateNoW! Is The Pound’s newest craft club for 7-12 year olds. Try your hand at different art and craft activities and create your own masterpieces to take home with local artist Rosie Fossett.

There’s a range of half term and Easter workshops to take part in whatever your age, including a Family Craft Day, Radio DJ Taster Sessions, an Easter Eggstravaganza and a Photograph Safari with photographer Penney Ellis.

 

If all these events weren’t enough, The Pound’s visual art exhibitions this season include at first glance, A Dog a Day and Infestation.

 

Since featuring in The Pound’s autumn 2014 season, Up in Arms Theatre’s Visitors received a host of four and five star reviews, including The Times and The New York Times. Nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for ‘Most Promising Playwright’ for Barney Norris at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, for ‘Best New Play’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Male Performance’ for Robin Soans and ‘Best Female Performance’ for Linda Bassett at the Offies 2014.

 

Music trio Tiny Ruins Tiny won the NZ Music Awards ‘Best Alternative Album’ and The Listeners magazine ‘Top Album of 2014’. Book events with Pound Arts to “see it here first!”

 

Try something new this season at The Pound – the arts centre on your doorstep. Pick up a brochure from the box office or visit www.poundarts.org.uk