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POUND ARTS LISTINGS NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2014

 

MUSIC

 

Jennifer Crook
Friday 7 November, 8.30pm
With the combination of great musicianship and songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, expect first class contemporary folk.
Free, no ticket required

 

Winter Mountain
Friday 28 November, 8pm
Winter Mountain blend melodic folk songs, heartfelt lyrics and two voices in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance, the power of harmony and the essence of the song.
£8 (£7 concessions)

 

Louise Jordan
Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm
Louise Jordan is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist rapidly making an impact on the
acoustic music scene. Her songs are bold in their honesty and striking in their intensity.
£8 (£7 concessions)

 

The Scott Quartet
Wednesday 3 December, 1pm
Following their performance at the Corsham Summer Festival, the up and coming Scott Quartet return to The Pound with a mixed programme comprising their own favourites – some you may know and others you may not!
£6 (£5 concessions)

 

The Hot Potato Syncopators
Friday 5 December, 8pm
Straight from the golden era of the roaring twenties, these three talented and eccentric English gents present a side splitting musical with tip top jazz and classic vaudevillian comedy.
£12 (£11 concessions)

Nigel StonierNigel Stonier

Saturday 6 December, 8pm
A much in-demand producer and songwriter, Nigel is also an acclaimed singer/songwriter and has just released his new album Built For Storms, featuring regularly on BBC Radio 2.
£12 (£11 concessions)

 

 

Bella Hardy
Thursday 11 December, 7.30pm
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy is one of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK. Her captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity.
£12 (£11 concessions)

 

Luke Daniels: What’s Here What’s Gone
Friday 12 December, 8pm
Recording live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 this summer from London Southbank Centre and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Luke is a member of The Cara Dillon Band.
£10 (£9 concessions)

THEATRE

 

FREE collageHalf Moon Theatre: FREE: A play for teenage and adult audiences by David Lane
Friday 7 November, 7pm
FREE tells the story of two teenagers, brought together through the dynamic discipline of free-running who face life-changing choices when a practice designed for self-improvement and freedom starts to cage them in.
£8 (£7 concessions)
Limited £1 tickets available for under 18s, please call the box office for more details.

 

 

 

Proteus Theatre Company: 12.10.15
Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm
The story of Edith Cavell, a caring and compassionate nurse working in occupied Belgium during the ‘war to end all wars’ is revealed and recounted by a cynical 21st century female war correspondent.
£11 (£10 concessions)
Limited £1 tickets available for under 18s, please call the box office for more details.

 

Horse + Bamboo Puppet Theatre: Hansel & Gretel
Saturday 15 November, 2pm
With succulent music and film, puppets and masks, Horse + Bamboo have baked up a delicious treat of a show – dark, chewy and delicious at heart, yet coated with a sprinkle of something light, sweet and zesty. Age guidance 5+.
£6 (£5 concessions), £20 family

 

Up in Arms: Visitors
Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm
Visitors is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us. ***** Outstanding’ THE TIMES
£10 (£9 concessions)

 

PuppetCraft: Monkey!
Saturday 13 December, 2pm
Stunning string puppets, antique shadow puppets and live music tell the story of the birth and comic escapades of Monkey, the trickster who…hatched from an egg…can fly on a cloud…and can transform into anything…! Age guidance 4+.
£6 (£5 concessions), £20 family

Forest Forge Theatre Company: Stardust
Saturday 20, Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 December, 7.30pm
The magical story of Stardust, written by Neil Gaiman (winner of Book of the Year prize 2013) was famously made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, and Robert De Niro in 2007.
£12 (£11 concessions; £8 children), £35 family

 

COMEDY

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire
Thursday 6 November, 8pm
Andy Zaltzman, the British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle, takes his uniquely interactive new show, Satirist for Hire, on the road, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.
£12

Tiff Stevenson: Optimist
Saturday 8 November, 8pm
Tiffany kicked off her comedy career in 2006. She has appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Celebrity Deal Or No Deal (Channel 4), Live With Gabby (Five), Big Brother’s Bit On The Side (Five) and Show Me The Funny, performing in the live final at London’s Hammersmith Apollo to millions of viewers.
£10

 

TALKS

Andrew-MotionCharlotte-KneeAndrew Motion: The Customs House
Friday 14 November, 7.30pm
Andrew Motion is President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and co-founder of The Poetry Archive. His new books Poetry By Heart and The New World, second in his Treasure Island trilogy.
£13 (£12 concessions)

 

 

Afternoon Tea with Wendy Cope
Saturday 29 November, 2.30pm
Wendy reads a hilariously dissatisfied and ironic set either side of the tea, with a question and answer session to round off the event, plus an after-show book signing.
£12 (£11 concessions) including a cup of tea and a biscuit.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Cicatrix
Thursday 16 October – Saturday 8 November
Cicatrix is an arts project incorporating installation, drawing and film and offers an insight into the legacy of The Great War.
Free entry

Pound Arts Open
Thursday 27 November – Saturday 20 December
Our annual exhibition is selected from an open call-out to artists from the south west region. Submissions are accepted from artists at any stage of their career and in any medium.
Free entry

 

CAFÉ

 

Breakfast Time
Term time: Weekdays, 8am-10am
Holidays: Weekdays, 9am-10am
Bring the family along for morning refreshments. With coffee, juice, fresh pastries, toast and cooked breakfasts available, start the day right on a full stomach!

Knit & Natter
Friday 19 December, 1pm-3pm
Bring along your needles and wool and enjoy a cuppa while knitting, or crocheting. All levels welcome and there will be experienced knitters on hand.

 

FILM

 

112 Weddings (Cert PG)
Tuesday 4 November, 7.30pm
After two decades of filming weddings Doug had long wondered what became of those couples. Are they still together? Is married life what they thought it would be? How have they navigated the inevitable ups and downs of marriage over the long haul?
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students
Buy one, get one free on all Tuesday evening screenings

Fading Gigalo (Cert 15)
Thursday 13 November, 11am & 7.30pm
Woody Allen seems an unlikely casting choice as a pimp, but it works just fine in this wryly humorous and surprisingly tender comedy, where he convinces his florist friend to set up as a modern day Don Juan.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

Bath Film Festival Screening
Thursday 20 November, 7.30pm
Bath Film Festival are renowned for programming superb, engaging and interesting films. Last year they brought the excellent, The Reluctant Fundamentalist to Corsham. We are thrilled to welcome them again in 2014.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

Jersey Boys (Cert 15)
Tuesday Tiddlers: Tuesday 25 November, 11am
Thursday 27 November, 11am & 7.30pm
From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic rock group The Four Seasons.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

How to Train your Dragon 2 (Cert PG)
Friday 28 November, 4pm
The thrilling second chapter of the epic trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

Jimmy’s Hall (Cert 12A)
Tuesday 2 December, 7.30pm
Ken Loach’s latest returns to the Ireland of The Wind That Shakes the Barley and the story of Jimmy Gralton, who in 1921 built a dancehall where young people could meet, dance, argue and dream.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students
Buy one, get one free on all Tuesday evening screenings

 

Belle (Cert 12A)
Thursday 4 December, 11am & 7.30pm
With an impressive British cast, this sumptuously mounted period drama tells the extraordinary true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

Frozen (Cert PG)
Friday 12 December, 4pm
Another chance to see this wintery spectacular on the big screen.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students
Now: In the Wings on a World Stage (Cert 15)
Tuesday 16 December, 7.30pm
Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road. In more than 200 performances across three continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s tragedy Richard III.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students
Buy one, get one free on all Tuesday evening screenings

 

Begin Again
Tuesday Tiddlers: Tuesday 16 December, 11am
Thursday 18 December, 11am & 7.30pm
When disgraced record label exec stumbles across recently jilted Gretta on an East Village stage he is captivated by her talent.
£6 (£5 concessions), £3.50 under 16s and students

 

TAKE PART: ADULTS

Freestyle Weaving
Monday 3 November, 10am-4pm
Come and learn to weave your own unique piece of woven textile art or even create something to wear! Artist Jess Tanner will guide you using simple laser-cut looms with a variety of colourful and textured wool.
£30

 

Dancing Through Time
Tuesdays 11am -12noon
Join Kara as she guides you through these fun sessions, taking you through gentle chair-based routines to improve your health and fitness. As well as promoting the mobilisation of joints and building strength, these weekly classes are a great chance to socialise, meet new people. Price also includes tea and biscuits.
£3

Drawing Club
Tuesdays: 4, 11, 18, 25 November &2 & 9 December, 7pm-9pm
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.
£60 for 6 weeks

Digital Photography
Six week course for beginners and intermediates
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.
Contact: Penney on 07896315778 or visit: www.photosensitive.co.uk.

Life Drawing
Thursday 27 October, 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

 

TAKE PART – CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Christmas Angels & Stars
Saturday 29 November, 10am-12noon
Award-winning artist Celia Smith joins us to make Christmas Decorations with a difference! Using wires and bendy materials, you will create your very own seasonal angel and star to take home. Perfect as a special Christmas gift or to simply to add a touch of creative sparkle to the festive season. Age guidance 5+. Please bring an adult.
£10

Drawing Club
Tuesdays,  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
Fridays,  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 22 November, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Drop-in for our family-friendly messy fun with Mazy Bartlett, The Corsham School’s artist in residence, for an opportunity to get crafty and creative. Please bring an adult.
In partnership with The Corsham School.
Free

 

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