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  • 06
    06/02/2021

    Lîla Dance: The Hotel Experience

    20:00 -23:00
    06/02/2021
    Arlington Arts
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Lîla Dance: The Hotel Experience

    A man checks into a hotel the night before his wedding, unaware that things may not be as they seem. As the clock ticks, the walls around him seem to blur and dissolve as fragments of memories tumble into the room in the form of past lovers. They fall from the ceilings, crawl out from under the bed and step out of wardrobes to face him once more with full force and in vivid colours. The Hotel Experience becomes a night of doubt, hope, crisis, and unexpected
    encounters. When the sun rises, he has an important decision to make.

    Workshop – Sunday 17th January 2021 10am-4:30pm £24

    Join Lîla Dance on stage for the show as part of the extended cast by joining the workshop. This day is aimed at dancers aged 14 years and above. Call the Arlington Arts box office to book your space in the workshop.

    Check in to your Arlington Arts, come and watch your friends and family guest star alongside our four mesmerising dancers in this extraordinary night of dance. Come and find out why Lîla Dance are rapidly becoming one of Britain’s fastest-growing dance companies, with a reputation for redefining community involvement in professional productions.

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  • 11
    11/02/2021

    Islands in the Steam: The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

    19:45 -22:00
    11/02/2021
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Islands in the Steam: The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

    This is the rescheduled date for the performance which was due to take place on 23 April 2020.

    This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including Jolene, 9 to 5, Here You Come Again, I Will Always Love You, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.

    Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.

  • 18
    18/02/2021

    Sam Avery: Toddlergeddon

    20:00 -23:00
    18/02/2021-18/09/2021
    Arlington Arts
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Sam Avery: Toddlergeddon

    The time is 4.17pm.
    No-one is dressed yet.
    Civilisation has collapsed.
    Law and order has broken down.
    The kids are high on sugar.
    The adults have lost control.
    Every conversation is an argument.
    The coffee has run out.
    A child scribbles on the wall.
    Someone spills a drink.
    Everyone is shouting.
    This is Toddlergeddon.

    Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?

    ‘Quick wit and painfully funny’ Metro

    ‘A gifted storyteller’ The List

    16+

  • 25
    25/02/2021

    Sing-a Long-a - Grease

    19:45 -20:05
    25/02/2021
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Sing-a Long-a – Grease

    This is the rescheduled date for the performance which was due to take place on 12 June 2020.

    This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is ‘the one that you want’!

    The host will lead a vocal warm up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free interactive prop bag. Then just sit back and sing along with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang.

    Fancy dress is strongly encouraged!

  • 25
    25/02/2021

    Paul James and the Drowned Lovers

    20:00
    25/02/2021
    Arlington Arts
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Paul James and the Drowned Lovers

    Paul James’ (of Blowzabella) new alt/psyche-folk band ..

    Paul James – vocals, saxophone, bagpipes, keyboards. Fiona Barrow – violin, keyboards. Emma Holbrook – drums, percussion. Victor Nicholls – electric guitar, electronica. Jo Wadeson – bass guitar.

    Paul‘s solo album The Drowned Lover and Other Dark Tales draws on his love of traditional folk songs with strong stories and his ability to bring all kinds of musicians and influences together in striking ways. The band build on that, drawing on folklore, world music, indie rock, funk and jazz to make a glorious sound that veers from quiet acoustic textures to full-blooded rock and electronica. Live they play everything on the album and a few surprising cover versions about life, death, joy and disappointment.

    Paul James is a singer and musician from Newbury. He also plays with folk legends Blowzabella, European band Evening Star and the folk dance band The Playford Liberation Front. He composed and performed the music for the critically acclaimed “Comus” at Shakepeare’s Globe Theatre, London in 2016 and you occasionally hear his music on TV and in film documentaries.

    Jo Wadeson began playing bass at the age of 14 in the pubs of Derbyshire. Since then she has gone on to perform and record with  many international artists including The Waterboys, Grace Jones, Thea Gilmore and Beth Orton.

    Fiona Barrow is a Bristol based violinist who trained classically until she defected to follow her love of traditional and world music and theatre.  She has worked as street performer across Europe with Tragic Roundabout, Fiasco di Casino and Swervy World and toured with the Doppelgänger Gypsy Orchestra. Her theatre work includes stints with Kneehigh Theatre, Travelling Lights award- winning show ʻInto The Westʼ on Broadway and the critically acclaimed ‘Comus’ at  Shakepeare’s Globe with Paul James.

    Emma Holbrook is a drummer, percussionist and film maker based in Bristol. Being passionate about all kinds of music, she plays everything from swing to funk, soul, blues, folk and flamenco. She also plays percussion and composes music for contemporary dance classes and performance.

    Victor Nicholls plays improvised and experimental music on guitar and fretless bass. He anchored the fiery folk group Scarp (World Music Album of the Year winner in France), played Albert Ayler-influenced swamp jazz with saxophonist Tim Hill and electronic lounge-core improv with trombone/theremin player Harry Dawes in Big Hair. Victor has played with theatre orchestras, brass bands and post-punk groups. He is a member of Evening Star and a duo with jazz composer Martin Pyne.

  • 26
    26/02/2021

    Mercury- The Ultimate Queen Tribute

    19:45 -23:15
    26/02/2021-12/05/2021
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Mercury- The Ultimate Queen Tribute

    This is the rescheduled date for the performance which was due to take place on 25 April 2020.

    A tribute to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

    This dynamic theatre production fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, faithfully and accurately recreating the distinctive Queen experience.

    The extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May are backed by superbly crafted harmonies, a driving rhythm section and state-of-the-art production.

    Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We are the Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this show will captivate any audience, from die-hard Queen fans through to new generations of music lovers, in a way that Freddie and Queen themselves would be proud of.

    *Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

  • 26
    26/02/2021

    Catfish (Support: Dan Burnett)

    20:00 -23:00
    26/02/2021
    Arlington Arts
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe.  In 2018 they won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award. They have recently been nominated for three UK Blues Awards for 2020 – Band of the Year, Blues Instrumentalist of the Year (Matt Long) and album of the year for Burning Bridges.

    In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene.  They now tour regularly in Europe.

    Their first two albums ‘So Many Roads’ and ‘Broken Man’ both reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts.  The second of these, ‘Broken Man’,  was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA.  Their current album ‘Burning Bridges’ was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press.  It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019 and has been nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year.

    ‘Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today.  The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…’ Blues Matters Magazine.

    Double British Blues Award nominee Dan Burnett is not only a phenomenal keyboard player – he has a voice to die for and writes songs that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.  Truthful, exposing, honest lyrics about his own life experiences that cut straight to the core of your emotions.

    Dan was nominated as a finalist in The British Blues Awards 2015 & 2016.  In 2015 he launched his band’s ‘E.P.’ in New York City, and in November 2017 released ‘Small World E.P.’ which is his first entirely solo production. Both releases have received international acclaim, rev

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