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MUSIC

 

Acoustic YouthFest
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 September, 6.30pm
Beat your summertime blues and bask in the glory of a new generation of discovered sounds and new found voices. This brand new festival features the brightest and best young talent from Corsham and the South West. Over two consecutive nights you will hear newly minted songs and keenly crafted covers performed with fearless energy by a bunch of determined young guns waiting to be heard.

Festival ticket (both nights) £12.50; under 19s (both nights) £7.50
Nightly £8.00; under 19s £5.00

 

Tiny Ruins
Saturday 13 September, 7:30PM
Tiny Ruins released their second album, Brightly Painted One, on 5th May. Native New Zealanders, Tiny Ruins have spent much of the past three years touring. Lyrically ambiguous and poignant, the songs roughly follow in the traditions of folk and blues that the trio have drawn on in the past, engaging moods both hopeful and world-weary. Theirs is an expansive approach, following a journey, cyclical and whole, with tones falling between dream pop and folk-blues.

£10 (£9 concessions)

 

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Clare Deniz & Alan Brown
Wednesday 17 September, 1PM
Clare Deniz (cello) and Alan Brown (piano) have combined to make a dynamic and exciting duo. In the next few months they will be performing notably at Cheltenham Town Hall, Fairfield Hall Croydon with its famously excellent acoustics, and at various music societies. This concert is a marvelous opportunity to hear wonderful duo sonatas beautifully written for the two instruments, by two great composers, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

£6 (£5 concessions)

 

The Little Unsaid
Friday 19 September, 8PM
The Little Unsaid is the pseudonym of John Elliott, Yorkshire-born multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer who records and performs a unique blend of folk, electronica, poetic lyricism and lavish orchestration.The 2013 album Dig For The Promise was mixed and co-produced by Graeme Stewart (producer and engineer for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead). It features acoustic arrangements entwined around electronic beats and melodies constructed from ‘found sounds,’ which were recorded around the streets of London.
£10 (£9 concessions)

 

FREE FRIDAY: Rose & Daniel
Friday 26 September, 8.30pm
Rose and Daniel are a local acoustic pop act with uplifting lyrics, catchy choruses and light hearted melodies.
Free, no ticket required

 

 

THEATRE

 

Shakespeare Live The Rain it Raineth Every Day

Friday 12 September, 7.30pm

Shakespeare Live takes you on a journey through the seasons, with extracts from plays, sonnets and songs encompassing every aspect of the English weather. This was their 2014 show at the Dell, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre at Stratford upon Avon, where they performed for a third consecutive year in August. Shakespeare Live are well known locally, having just performed Macbeth, their 26thannual outdoor production.

£10 (£9 students)

 

Forest Forge Theatre Company The Woman of Flowers
Saturday 20 September, 7.30pm
An innovative re-telling of an ancient Welsh myth. Rose cannot remember what came before the house at the edge of the forest. Gwynne says he magicked her out of the flowers, but she’s not so sure. What lengths will she go to, to escape the life chosen for her? Using a cross-art form approach, this beautiful piece of storytelling will feature live music, dance, video, and surtitles throughout, with sections of theatricalised sign.
£12 (£11 concessions)

 

Shanty Theatre Company The Story Giant
Thursday 25 September, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
It’s night time on Dartmoor and a cold wind whistles through the bracken and gorse, making them sing. Deep in his castle, the Story Giant is dying. Through the centuries he has gathered all the tales in existence. All that is, except one. Tonight his very life relies on finding it. Adapted from the book by legendary Liverpool poet Brian Patten. Age guidance 7+.

£8 (£7 concessions)

 

 

TALKS

 

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter Memories of Test Match Special

Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter invite you to join them for a behind the scenes exclusive of what makes TMS so special. Hear tall tales from across the globe from Brian Johnston to Jonathan Agnew and discover the extraordinary escapades of players both on and off the pitch. Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved broadcasters and a bastion of the cricketing community. Peter Baxter was the brain behind TMS for over 34 years. Together they offer a hilariously entertaining show for both cricket and non-cricket lovers alike.

£15 (£14 concessions)

 

 

EXHIBITION

Timelines

Thursday 4 September to Saturday 11 October

Timelines offers a personal interpretation from four artists who have constructed different journeys; their travels connect to both the ancient and modern world. Timelines features work by Jenny Ford, Jan Knight, Julia Leyden and Josephine Sumner.

Fee entry

 

 

CAFÉ

 

Breakfast Club

Weekdays, 8am-10am
Bring the family along before school for morning refreshments. With coffee, juice, fresh pastries, toast and cooked breakfasts available, start the day right on a full stomach.

 

Knit and Knatter
Friday 26 September, 1pm-3pm

Bring along your needles and wool and enjoy a cuppa while knitting, or crocheting. All levels are welcome and there will be experienced knitters on hand.

 

Repair Café
Saturday 27 September, 12pm-4pm

Do you have a broken toaster or wonky chair? Come along and learn how to fix household items for free! We have local experts and volunteers on hand to help mend items from radios and bikes to zips and laptops. Further information from www.facebook.com/transcoco or call The Pound box office.

 

 

FILM

 

A Long Way Down (Cert 15)

Thursday 4 September, 11am & 7.30pm

The big screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s feel good novel begins on New Year’s Eve, when four lost souls meet atop a well-known suicide hotspot. Instead of jumping, the disgraced TV presenter, failed musician, troubled teenager and struggling mother form a surrogate family and agree to support each other in finding a reason to keep on living. A touching, smartly scripted story about new friendships and new beginnings.

£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

The Lunchbox (Cert PG)
Tuesday 9 September, 7.30pm
Hindi/English with subtitles
The way to a man’s heart is indeed through his stomach in this captivating romantic comedy set in the bustling streets of contemporary Mumbai. When the cities famed “dabbawalla” service makes a rare mistake and a neglected housewife’s lovingly prepared lunchbox is delivered to a lonely widower, a soulful friendship develops as they express their hopes and fears through a daily exchange of succulent food and intimate letters.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students
Buy one, get one free on Tuesday evening films

 

Noah (Cert 12A)
Thursday 11 September, 11am & 7.30pm
After the winter we’ve had, this superior biblical epic may have a little more resonance than was expected. Russell Crowe leads an impressive cast as the man chosen by God for a great task before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky paints Noah as both a prophet and environmentalist and brings his story alive with some spectacular special effects.

£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

The Love Punch (Cert 12A)
TUESDAY TIDDLERS: Tuesday 16 September, 11am

Thursday 18 September, 11am & 7.30pm

Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson are on great comic form in this sunny romantic caper set in the Côte d’Azur. They play a divorced couple who reluctantly reunite when they discover their retirement money has been stolen. Their plans to recover it set them on a cat and mouse adventure involving car chases, masquerading as Texan wedding guests and a daring jewellery heist, while old flames are slowly re-kindled.

£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

Rio 2 (Cert U)
Friday 26 September, 4pm
Blu and Jewel return for another colourful adventure, which sees them leave their domesticated city life and show their three children the wonders of the Amazon. Once there, they come up against some old adversaries and learn that their beloved rainforest is under threat from loggers.

£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

 

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (Cert 15)

Tuesday 30 September, 7.30pm
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, from acute cocaine poisoning. This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man verses mountain, athlete verses addiction, Marco Pantani verses himself.

£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

Buy one, get one free on Tuesday evening films

 

 

TAKE PART: ADULTS

Introduction to Life Drawing
Thursday 18 September, 6.30pm-9,30pm
Learn the skill of capturing the human form through a tutored life drawing session with Chris Dunn, one of our artists in residence. Beginners welcome, no previous experience necessary. Please bring your own board, pencil and charcoal – and an easel if you have one – paper will be provided.

£15

 

Dancing Through Time
Tuesdays, 11am-12 noon
Join Kara as she guides you through gentle, chair-based routines to improve your health and fitness and promote mobilisation of your joints. These weekly classes are also a great opportunity to meet new people. Price includes tea and biscuits. First session Tuesday 2 September.
£3

 

Drawing Club
Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 September, 7 & 14 October and 4, 11, 18 & 25 November & 2 & 9 December, 7pm-9pm
Love drawing? Under the expert guidance of illustrator Susie Brooks, learn how to draw fluently and record the world around you. Susie will cover a variety of themes from landscape to still life and will give you an opportunity to experiment with different techniques and materials. Due to increased popularity, we’re running two, six week courses this season, see event diary for dates.

£60 for a six week course

 

Digital Photography: Six week courses for beginners and intermediates

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Join Penney Ellis, an artist in residence at The Pound, to learn how to use your digital camera effectively and discover new opportunities for creative photography. Understanding Your Camera is for beginners and Picture It is an intermediate course. Both run for six weeks, and classes are limited to six to ensure plenty of individual support in a relaxed and sociable learning environment. Contact: Penney on 07896315778 or visit: www.photo-sensitive.co.uk

 

Life Drawing

Thursday 25 September, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Join Chris Dunn, an artist in residence at The Pound, for a monthly life drawing class. Sessions are untutored and freestyle, with a professional model. Please bring your own equipment – suggested materials list: easel, paper, pencils and paints. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact: Chris on 07749 903323 or email: contact@chris-dunn.co.uk

£10

TAKE PART: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Drawing Club
Tuesdays: 9, 16, 23 & 30 September, 7 & 14 October and 4, 11, 18 & 25 November & 2 & 9 December, 5.15pm-6.15pm

Love drawing? Join illustrator Susie Brooks on this six week course to record the world around you. Try your hand at different techniques, materials and themes to create your very own masterpieces. Due to popular demand, we’re running two six week courses this season. See event diary for dates.
£50 for 6 weeks

 

Tiddler Troupes

Friday: 12, 19 & 26 September, 3 & 10 October, 7, 14, 21 & 28 November & 5 December, 10am-11am

Join Paula, The Pound’s Youth Theatre leader, for a lively and fun session for toddlers and their carers. A great chance to meet other families and let your child develop imagination through movement, music and interactive games. Price admits one adult and child and includes a free squash. See event diary for dates. Age guidance 18 months to 4 years.
£4 per session

 

Crafty Saturday

Saturday 20 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm (please bring an adult)

Drop-in for family-friendly messy fun with Mazy Bartlett, The Corsham School’s artist in residence, for an opportunity to get crafty and creative. See event diary for dates. In partnership with The Corsham School.

Free

 

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