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Saturday 29th July 2017

Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society presents Talking Heads : 7.30pm

This summer Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society presents the stage adaptation of Talking Heads.

Alan Bennett broke new dramatic ground when this series of monologues appeared on BBC TV in 1988 and such was their popularity that they have since moved on to BBC radio, international theatre and even the A-level syllabus. Each tale gives us privileged access to the innermost thoughts of an individual, who, although we only hear their side of the story, frequently reveals more about themselves than intended. The stories are poignant, sometimes sad, occasionally uplifting, and they all showcase Alan Bennett's powers of observation, comic timing and exquisite turn of phrase.

This production will feature two of the monologues, Lady of Letters’ and ‘Bed among the Lentils’ and will be staged at Under The Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge, on the evenings of 29th and 30th July 2017 at 7.30pm.
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Sunday 30th July 2017

Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society presents Talking Heads : 7.30pm

This summer Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society presents the stage adaptation of Talking Heads.

Alan Bennett broke new dramatic ground when this series of monologues appeared on BBC TV in 1988 and such was their popularity that they have since moved on to BBC radio, international theatre and even the A-level syllabus. Each tale gives us privileged access to the innermost thoughts of an individual, who, although we only hear their side of the story, frequently reveals more about themselves than intended. The stories are poignant, sometimes sad, occasionally uplifting, and they all showcase Alan Bennett's powers of observation, comic timing and exquisite turn of phrase.

This production will feature two of the monologues, Lady of Letters’ and ‘Bed among the Lentils’ and will be staged at Under The Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge, on the evenings of 29th and 30th July 2017 at 7.30pm.
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Saturday 9th September 2017

FIREFLY BURNING : 8pm

Firefly Burning are a 5-piece ensemble from North East London creating impressionistic music - part art-folk song, part minimalist chamber music.  Evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush, the band draws on avant-pop, experimental folk, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to ‘paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will’ (For Folks Sake).

With eclectic tastes and a background in free improvisation, their music encompasses strings, piano, synthesizer, electric guitar and gamelan, centred on close vocal harmonies with echoes of William Byrd and The Beach Boys.  

The release of their second album ‘Skeleton Hill’ in 2015 garnered critical success for it’s rich tapestry and originality.  Borne out of a two year collaboration with legendary producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk), the album unites their adventurous poetic spirit with a direct, pop sensibility.  

In 2016 the band worked on a brief video covers project and are recording their third album later this year.  

"imaginative, original hybrid sound..both richly intriguing and subtle, a neat tapestry that is a joy to unravel”
MusicOHM  

“strange but soaring, dense but addictive...ideal for anybody who wishes Kate Bush were a bit more arty or Steve Reich were a lot more folky” The Times  

“fresh, original and often audacious…old and futuristic at the same time” MOJO Magazine  

"Flecks of Gentle Giant, Joni Mitchell and Fleet Foxes…a contemporary folk album with art-prog leanings: if Bjork got into 'The Wicker Man' it's be almost as unintentionally spooky as this… Cleansing." Prog Magazine  


“vital and indefinable” For Folks Sake  

“both unsettling and beautiful…all encompassing... ever changing and ever beautiful.” Gigslutz  

"Beautiful, beautiful music. A bit like North Sea Radio Orchestra meets Kate Bush, but even that doesn’t do it justice." Epileptic Gibbon Podcast  

"Quirky, challenging and innovative music…uncompromising in their bold and stark musical vision." Bright Young Folk  

"utterly hypnotic...intoxicating, beautiful and affirming"  Matchbox Magazine
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Saturday 16th September 2017

NINEBARROW : 8pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album ‘Releasing the Leaves’ was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as ‘Immaculate’. It was listed in The Telegraph’s Top Folk Albums of 2016.

‘Stunning’ Maverick Magazine.

‘Immaculate’The EFDSS

‘Exquisite’ R2 Magazine

Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.’The Telegraph.
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Friday 29th September 2017

Jazz Jam Sessions : 8pm

South Cotswolds Jazz Club (SCJC)

SCJC are pleased to announce four 2017 Jazz Jam Sessions led by JJ Shaw & Peter Neale, both have experience of organising the Cleeve/Claverham Jam sessions. Local players John Cook on double bass, Jon Godfrey on drums and Chris Clark on keyboards will provide the house band. All levels will be catered for and details on how we intend to run it to follow.
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