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Saturday 8th June 2019

Keith James in concert - A Message from the Gods : 8pm

A dramatic and extraordinary new concert. Featuring a collection of the most powerful and loving poetry written in modern times, meticulously set to music using captivating and intriguing vocal and guitar arrangements.

A regular performer at UTEA and one of this country’s most passionate and creative concert artists, we welcome back Keith with his brand new concert taken from his critically acclaimed new Album Message from the Gods. Most probably his best ever body of work, written and recorded over almost 2 years, this bold concert and Album consists entirely of unique musical settings of poetry by

Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, Frida Kahlo, Kahlil Gibran, Kate Tempest, W H Auden, Federico Garcia Lorca and Leonard Cohen.

This concert tour devotes itself to the importance of Human well-being.

Personal and caring communication, inclusion and tolerance, understanding and patience.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

'Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these' Bob Harris BBC Radio
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Wednesday 12th June 2019

FILM NIGHT - The Art of Catching Lobsters : 7:45 for 8:15pm

The third in our series of documentary films by Jane Darke.

After Nick Darke’s death from cancer Jane made another documentary film about their life together and her grief, The Art Of Catching Lobsters. First broadcast in 2007 on BBC4 it is an extraordinary and poignant film.
Shot entirely on the beautiful, rugged North Cornish coast, the film chronicles the life of Jane’s husband Nick as Playwright, fisherman, and beachcomber. After suffering a stroke Nick is unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer. The film captures his efforts to pass on his knowledge and experience to his sons by teaching them the art of catching lobsters.

The Art of Catching Lobsters is a moving portrayal of loss, grief and hope. Nick was a man with a great sense of fun, who planned his life by the tides. This intimate journey details how he copes with rehabilitation after a stroke and the shock of cancer diagnosis.
Film-maker Jane Darke uniquely captures pain, suffering and death in an honest account of how a Nick works through his last weeks and she copes after his death. And how, through their son Henry, she witnesses the gift Nick has given them both.

Jane said of her intention: “I wanted to make a film about the playwright Nick Darke because he was a man from a different time, a passionate, talented, generous, wise, beautiful man and because I loved him. The Art of Catching Lobsters is about love and loss, it’s a celebration of life.”
The Art of Catching Lobsters was broadcast on September 27th 2008 on BBC 4 and travelled the festival circuit thereafter.
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Saturday 22nd June 2019


The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. The UK & European Blues press agree that The Achievers are one of the most original and exciting bands to emerge in British Blues.

The highly dynamic and unique 5-piece band from Gloucestershire are injecting a fresh sense of excitement and creativity into trusted Blues traditions. Some call it Rhythm & Blues, some call it Roots, some call it 'Dance Floor Gospel' but whatever it is, The Achievers have been leaving festival and blues club audiences across the UK & Europe elated and wanting more. Layered with four-part harmonies, joyful melodies and infectious, danceable rhythms there has never been a better time to see and hear The Achievers. Their unique approach and eagerness to move away from familiar guitar-solo orientated styles prove that soul , groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.
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Wednesday 26th June 2019

FILM NIGHT - About the Land : 7:45pm for 8:15pm

The fourth and final in our series of documentary films by Jane Darke.

This film looks at the richness of rural life and is a work in progress.

Produced by Jane Darke and Andrew Tebbs

Directed by Jane Darke who made the iconic film The Wrecking Season about a winter of beach-combing on the North coast of Cornwall, About the Land film looks inland from the same coast.

St Eval is three miles long and two miles wide and yet all life is represented here: changing farming methods, migration of people, war, conservation, green energy production and recycling on an epic scale.
At the centre of the film is the community of St Eval Parish. The film is about gathering an archive from their family photographs and recorded memory.

This film was funded by Feast, Cornwall Council and the Arts Council.
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Saturday 13th July 2019

MOLLY-ANNE with band plus support (TBC) : 8pm

Molly-Anne is a young and upcoming Country musician, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter from local North Nibley, Gloucestershire, bringing a quaint British charm to the Americana genre.

With a soulful, Country inspired-sound fused with elements of indie and folk, Molly accompanies herself on the harmonica, acoustic guitar and banjo. With over a decade of performance and writing experience under her
belt, Molly draws her inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Passenger, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons.

Writing poetic, upbeat songs and enjoying a joyfully sweet but unabashed live presence, Molly-Anne released her debut EP 'Songs From The South' with title track 'Polperro' in June 2018 and followed quickly with her
single 'Talkin Bout Somethin' which saw airplay on BBC Introducing and BBC Gloucestershire as well as resulting in a nomination as a featured artist on Blues & Roots International Radio (UK, USA, CA).

Molly-Anne enjoyed sell-out headline shows in her local county on her Sunshine 2018 summer tour, recently supported Noble Jacks on their UK tour and is now looking forward to supporting one of her heroines Cara Dillon
in March 2019 as well as planning a Southern UK tour in March '19 with Danny McMahon.

Supported live by the energetic ‘band of Andy’s’ (Andy Guy on Double Bass & BVs, Andy Chinner on Cahon) the trio are storming through the South-West country and folk scene. Rave reviews have them firmly as a popular
live favourite around the UK, get your dancing shoes on, this is not one to miss!
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