We are Bronte

The Pound arts centre, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HX
Box office: 01249 701628 | poundarts.org.uk


Saturday 1 October

Come to The Pound and take part in one of the many free events we have for this year’s Fun Palace! Keep an eye out for full details. Fun Palaces is an annual, free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture, driven by localism, innovation and community engagement.

PuppetCraft The Tin Forest


£7 (£6 concessions), £24 family

Based on the book by Helen Ward, The Tin Forest is about an old man who lives in a dreary junkyard. He dreams that one day his world will be full of life, colour and sound. The Tin Forest is an uplifting, humorous and touching show, full of visual invention, puppetry and musical fun. For family audiences aged 3+

We are BrontePublick Transport We Are Brontë


£12 (£11 concessions)

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s irreverent and playful style. The real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings are the inspiration for an evening of physical theatre and eccentric comedy, as two performers deconstruct gothic themes of love, madness, repression and revenge.




Rachel ParrisRachel Parris Best Laid Plans

Friday 7 October, 8pm

£10 (£8 Concessions)

Rachel Parris (Austentatious, The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville) presents her acclaimed musical comedy show about not having it all. No house, husband, child, wage? No problem. Rachel is an award winning comic whose songs are regularly played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music and who was named the Independent’s One to Watch.





John Challis Only Fools and Boycie

Saturday 8 October, 7.30pm

£15 (£14 Concessions)

In this one-off show, John Challis will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best.


MassAmy Mason Mass

Saturday 15 October, 8pm

£11 (£9 concessions)

Leading the audience through her own hilarious, thought-provoking and often absurd version of a Roman Catholic mass, Amy explores her Catholic upbringing and asks questions about religious experience and the value of religious ritual..




Modern Cautionary Tales for ChildrenMurray Lachlan Young Modern Cautionary Tales for Children

Saturday 22 October, 3pm

£7 (£6 concessions), £24 family

Expect a mixture of poetry, stand-up comedy and storytelling (with a touch of panto) in this hilarious and positive show demonstrating that poetry can be fun, thought provoking and occasionally quite cool! For family audiences aged 6+





An Evening with Murray Lachlan Young

Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm

£12 (£11 Concessions)

A delightful and satirical romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum, this is a unique stand up poetry/ spoken word performance, from one of the very best in the business.


The Last Baguette Dracula

Monday 31 October, 8pm

£11 (£9 concessions)

Join The Last Baguette in their wild quest to unravel inexplicable murder. With 21 characters, 4 actors, 3 nationalities, and 2 very sharp fangs, Dracula is a delirious gallop through this classic tale of gothic horror. A story of love, blood and gore you can really get your teeth into. Age guidance 12+


Rosa Rebecka

Friday 28 October, 8pm

Rosa Rebecka has supported artists such as Martin Carthy, Phil Beer and Cara Dillon. Her music, which contrasts her own compositions with arrangements of traditional Swedish music, has led BBC Music to hail her as a ‘fresh and altogether captivating talent’.




Friday 21 October, 7.30pm

£12 (£11 concessions)

This stunning chamber ensemble, featuring vocalists Sarah Owen and Kate Westbrook together with an 11-piece band, presents a concert of extraordinary 20th century music. Alongside music by Kurt Weill, Vaughan Williams and Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir.


Theatre of the ayreTheatre of Ayre

Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm

£13 (£12 concessions)

An event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare, Theatre Ayre weave songs and evocative music with readings by actor Dickon Tyrrell from the Globe Theatre, exploring the infinite variety of musical influences to which Shakespeare responded so generously and so imaginatively.



The Kenneth Branagh Company: The Entertainer

Thursday 27 October, 7.15pm

£15 (£14 Concessions)

Set against the backdrop of postwar Britain, John Osborne’s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and

private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as

Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.



Our Kind of Traitor (Cert 15)

Thursday 6 October, 11am & 7.30pm

107 minutes, 2016, UK

If you find you have a huge hole in your life after the final episode of The Night

Manager, you will not want to miss this gripping John Le Carrie adaptation starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Harris as an English couple who find themselves caught between the Russian mafia and the British secret service.


Mustang (Cert 15)

Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm

97 minutes, 2015, Turkey, w/subs

In the early summer in a picturesque coastal village in Northern Turkey, five sisters play innocently with some male classmates on their way home from school. Their boisterous horseplay catches the eye of a passing neighbour, who reports what she considers illicit behaviour to their family, who react by removing them from school, virtually imprisoning them in their home to maintain their “purity” until marriage.


A Hologram for the King (Cert 12a)

Thursday 13 October, 11am & 7.30pm

97 minutes, 2016, US

Tom Hanks stars in Tom Tykwers wryly humorous adaptation of David Egger’s bestselling political allegory. Alan Clay is a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia with the hope of selling his innovative holographic teleconferencing facility to a wealthy monarch.


Where to Invade Next (Cert 15)

Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm

120 minutes, 2015, US

Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11) once again unleashes his unique talent for making politics accessible, personal and entertaining. Riffing on the American government’s controversial foreign policy, he puts forward a question for the next president.


Sing Street (Cert 12a)

Thursday 20 October, 11am & 7.30pm

105 minutes, 2016, Ireland / US / UK

John Carney revolutionised the musical with his low budget hit Once, and returns to the streets of Dublin for this semi-autobiographical tale.


Ghostbusters (Cert 12a)

Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm

116 minutes, 2016, US

Who you gonna call? In this feminist reboot of the 80’s classic, Kristen Wiig and Melissa

McCarthy play a pair of authors who write a flop book positing that ghosts are real. Years later, when Manhattan is invaded by ghosts, they reunite with two more proton packing phantom wranglers to get some sweet revenge and save the world.


The Jungle Book (Cert PG)

Thursday 27 October, 4pm

105 minutes, 2016 US

This big budget adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals to immerse audiences in an enchanting world. Orphan boy Mowgli has been raised in the Jungle by a pack of wolves.


TAKE PART adults


Second Monday of the month, 10.45am- 11.45am

£1 donation

Golden Oldies offers fun singing for older people. Come along and join the fun, bring a friend or tell someone who might benefit from this regular social activity. Sessions are free, voluntary donation £1. Visit golden-oldies.org.uk

Dancing Through Time

Tuesdays in term time, 11am-12 noon. First session: Tuesday 6 September


Join Kara as she guides you through gentle chair-based routines to improve your fitness and promote mobilisation of your joints. These weekly classes are also a great way to meet new people. Price includes tea and biscuits.


Creative Drawing

Wednesday 12 October, 7pm-9 pm

6 week term time

£80/£15 per week

We welcome back artist Dawn Lypiatt to kick off our new friendly creative drawing club!

You’ll have the chance to experiment with different techniques, materials and themes

each week. Suitable for beginners.


Writing Children’s Stories

Wednesday 5 October – 16 November,



Award winning children’s author Sharon Tregenza invites you to a fun filled class on how to write for children. Have you ever made up stories for your children or grandchildren? Ever wanted to? Come along and give it a go in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Suitable for beginners



TAKE PART children & young people

Playtime – NEW!

Tuesdays during term time, 10am-11am

£4 per session, 18months – 4 years

A fun and lively session for Mums and tots! Meet other families for fun drama games, music, storytelling and play!


CreateNoW: Make a Kaleidoscope! 5 October 4pm-5pm

Shapes, patterns, colour & symmetry.


CreateNoW: Scrap Book Making! 12 October 4pm-5pm

Make and bind your own writing or drawing books to

take to school or have at home.


CreateNoW: All About Clay! 19 October 4pm-5pm

Create your own clay pots, sculptures and ornaments to

take home with you.


Lego Club – Run by kids, for kids!

Thursday 1 September – Thursday 15 December, 4pm-5pm

£5 per session

Aimed at ages 7-11, this session is run by kids for kids! Don’t worry if you are younger, you can still come and free build!



Bricking It

Tuesday 25 October, 10.30am-12.30pm


Become a Master Builder at The Pound. We’ll provide a mountain of Lego, you provide the creativity! Bring your family and friends along for some Lego fun!


Crafty Kids

Wednesday 26 October



Join one of our friendly artists for our popular school holiday craft session.

Drop-in for family-friendly messy fun!


Children’s Drive In Cinema –


Thursday 27 October, 11am

Back by popular demand.

Check in at The Pound to build a car in the junk garage. Once you’ve made your wheels, and personalised your ride you’ll be ready to sit back and enjoy a collection of short children’s films on the big screen from the comfort of your car seat. Age guidance under 10’s.


The Pound arts centre, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HX
Box office: 01249 701628 | poundarts.org.uk