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Sunday 28th July 2019

Shakespeare at Swinhay - As You Like It : 7:30pm

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences once again this summer in the stunning grounds of Swinhay House to bring you with their production of Shakespeare’s perfect pastoral play – As You Like It.

"All the world's a stage..."

Join one of Shakespeare's most famous heroines, Rosalind, as she makes her way in a world full of power, jealousy and tyranny.

In fear for her life and in search of true love, she flees her heritage with her cousin Celia and fool Touchstone. Will disguising herself as a country lad lead her to a new life full of hope, laughter, and her banished father? With songs galore, hand-to-hand wrestling, idiotic shepherds and the infamous melancholic Jaques, this comedy is sure to delight family audiences from 6 to 96 So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you off to the Forest of Arden where anything can happen!
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Saturday 7th September 2019

SPIKEDRIVERS : 8pm

Bluesroots at it's Best!

Spikedrivers music has been described as 'haunting', 'gutsy', 'tribal' and even psychedelic. Blues in Britain says, “From the first note, Spikedrivers demand to be listened to. Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave and Maurice McElroy are three very talented musicians willing to experiment and evoke unusual contemporary sounds while they continue to keep diggin’ the blues by the roots.”

From the early blues of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Big Bill Broonzy they have added their own blend of north African and Native American rhythms, gospel harmonies, sixties blues and rock guitar. They’ve been compared to The Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Fleetwood Mac and even Pink Floyd. It all adds up to simply the Spikedrivers.

With their high energy show, Spikedrivers have been burning up European festival stages. They’ve gained rave reviews at the Chedigny Blues Festival, Cognac Blues Passions, Lugano Blues to Bop Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Rallye de Luxembourg to name just a few.

“For their multitude of admirers, they seem to be growing in stature as a headline band. If you have not seen them you simply must.” Blues in Britain

"this band should grace the stage at every festival " Blues Matters! - UK

"Three musicians interweaving and complimenting each other perfectly Folk Roots - UK

"…a gift for evocative songwriting" Radio 2- Paul Jones

"Spikedrivers on the main stage with their take on

down home in your face blues..." Ealing Blues Festival
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Saturday 14th September 2019

Poetry 2 Please : 2-4pm

Come and share your favourite poems.
Bring 2 or 3 with you and any you have written.
Read them and tell us what they mean to you.

Location - Under the Edge Arts - UAFanthorpe Room and Courtyard Garden

Meet monthly
Every 2nd Saturday - ages - over 16

Cost £4 per session, £4 to join. Refreshments provided.
Please come and join us
Contact vivdunham@btinternet.com

Quotes
‘Poetry is from the heart !’ - school pupil age 13
‘Poetry sales are booming - This last year marked the best sales on record for poetry books in both volume and value, driven by a new appetite for the work of living poets with strong online followings, a surge in demand for children’s poetry, and a burgeoning live events and festival scene.’
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The Blind Justice Page old time music show : 8pm

Performing a rousing selection of old timey and blues songs from the American South for your pleasure.

The Old Time Music Show is the soundtrack of America from Prohibition to the Dustbowl.

The 1920’s were the Roaring Twenties and everything seemed possible. Illegal speakeasies and Juke Joints sprung all over, from Mississippi to Chicago, hotbeds of jazz, blues, old-timey music and Vaudeville. Legends were born - Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, the Carter family - it seemed like the good times would go on for ever.

In 1929 the bubble burst. Wall Street crashed and Oklahoma turned into a dustbowl. Millions of Americans were on the move, their hopes dreams and hardships recounted by the great Woody Guthrie.

Steve Page aka Blind Justice Page has been a regular at UTEA with his band the Open Secrets, most recently with his show Moonshine & Dust.

Blind Justice page are:

Steve Page (vocals, guitar and banjo)
Kevin Jones (bass, guitar, vocals)
Sally Page (Washboard)
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Saturday 21st September 2019

WOTTON BLUES FEST - KEITH THOMPSON BAND : 7:30 – 9pm

Free Entry


British Blues Rock musician Keith Thompson, solo and with his band have been consistently per-forming in mainland Europe now for 25+ years, where he is well known to a blues following as an exciting live performer.
This year Keith completed his 10th Blues/Rock album, “Catch the Fire” which features as guests, Buddy Whittington (John Mayall etc.) and rising star, Laurence Jones. Keith and the band have subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, The Groundhogs, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others.
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