Evesham Arts Association Presents It’s New Autumn and Winter Season
Evesham Arts Association presents:
Evesham’s arts venue has launched its new programme for September 2018 – February 2019. Copies are on their way to the centre’s mailing list & members, available in the venue’s Box Office at Evesham Almonry and outlets around town and across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire & beyond
== MUSIC ==
Our new programme is full of music for all tastes and ages. We start the season in September with the Upbeat Beatles on the 22nd and Toyah Wilcox “Up close and personal” on the 29th – both back back popular demand. There’s more from the Quo Experience on 27th October, the Supersonic 70’s Christmas Show on 15th December and The Searchers’ Farewell Tour on 10th February.
Our Thursday night Folk in the Foyer series continues with well-known and new acts from the national folk circuit -including Steve Tilston, Daria Kulesh & Jonny Dyer and Clive Gregson. Classical curiosities can be quenched at Evesham Music Club’s 70th year of concerts, featuring aclaimed baratone Roderick Williams, internationally regarded pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and period instrumentalists Trio Goya. The highly regarded NewGrass Cutters – the musicians who tour with Joe Brown, including local name Phil Capaldi – bring their Blue-Grass take on rock and pop classics to town in February.
Local musical talent is well represented too: Avonbank Brass Band join the Stour Concert Band and the singers of Vale Harmony for a charity fundraising concert in aid of Tracy Solis Leukaemia Trust; Bretforton Silver Band play their hugely popular Christmas concert on December 16th, getting everyone into the seasonal mood.
Still on a musical note, Evesham Arts Society have arranged a December demonstration of all things trumpet by Crispian Steele Perkins, one of the world’s best known trumpet soloists.
Stand up comedy is a huge hit with EAA audiences and we kick off this season with Rich Hall’s Hoedown, a hilarious, foot-stomping good time (even if you don’t own a hoe). Also in October is Jim Davidson, guaranteed to be as outrageous and truthful as ever.
They are closely followed by Sean Walsh – the dishevelled, animated & fiercely idle millennial man-child – at the beginning of November, and finally master of satirical comedy Marcus Brigstocke in December.
The ever-popular Raw Comedy events showcasing new comedy talent from around the UK start on 14th September and continue in November and February.
As Evesham Arts Centre is now an established venue on the national comedy circuit, we expect to attract more unscheduled “work in progress” shows by top names – but at very short notice: comedy fans are recommended to join the centre’s mailing list & Facebook page to get news. (Previous short-notice performances have included Lee Evans, Alan Carr & Michael McIntyre).
== FAMILY SHOWS & MUSICALS ==
Phoenix Theatre Group shimmy their way to the start of the winter season with their version of the stage show Grease – it’s sure to have you longing for those summer nights! EODS follow closely with the famous, classic 1970s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar in November. Pupils of Prince Henry’s High School will be Doing the Lambeth Walk in February as they present the well-known musical comedy Me and My Girl.
In January we get to the highlight of beating the winter blues (Oh Yes We Do! ) as this years Phoenix pantomime Sleeping Beauty take the satge. A traditional panto for all the family with all the fun, songs and silliness people have come to love from Evesham’s premier Pantomime Society.
More family shows are coming to the Evesham Arts Centre starting with Pirate Pearl & The Big Blue Monster from Little Blue Monster Theatre, Pearl loves to imagine she’s sailing the seven seas on a swashbuckling pirate adventure, and this is your chance to go along with her! Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is sure to be a big hit – an award-winning production featuring a trio of top actors and packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
== DANCE & SPOKEN WORD ==
The wonderful Vienna Festival Ballet return to Evesham in December to perform Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas classical ballet The Nutcracker. No screens, no satellites – getting up close to the magic of live ballet is the perfect Christmas treat
The Arts Society Evesham have arranged a series of expert lectures including tales of the art crime underworld, sacred art of ancient China, Simon De Montfort: At Home and War and the art collection of philanthropist Alfred De Pass (heir to a fortune made from bird droppings).
== EXHIBITIONS ==
Evesham Arts Centre offers a lovely exhibition space for local artists & art groups to showcase their talents. The new seasonbegins with Dan Crilly and his exhibition entitled ‘On The Way To Somewhere’ which is full of his impressionist painting style and sketches in black biro. Pershore Arts follow, where Worcestershire artists share with us their passion for art in a variety of styles and media. The final exhibit in the season comes from Andrew Smith, who based in Birmingham, works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and writing to explore the relationships between psychoanalysis and art.
Submissions for future exhibition are welcome – artists are invited to contact exhibitionism or call 01386-48883