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Saturday 30th March 2019

SPRING INTO SUMMER 2019 : 6am - Midnight

The Spring into Summer programme is ready - printed copies are be available for purchase.
We will be running from 6am to midnight, we think we have a fabulous programme with something for everyone. Please do come along, share and enjoy.
Osh Doherty will be selling cakes for his Costa Rica trip from 10am
The following events and timings are planned.


The Chipping Hall

6am  Set in Stone - gentle music and film from Simon Richmond and John Metcalfe, by permission of ECC100 records and LUSH.

7am  An Angels' Guide to Working with the Power of Light. Recorded readings and music by Mairi Campbell, by permission of Laura Newbury

7.30  Film: Up Tyley - Moments in Time 2011 [95 mins] - introduction and poem by Lynne Clarke

9.00  Emma Dickson Dance Workshop ‘Coming into Bloom’ is a short workshop that will welcome in the spring season. Through gentle movement, relaxation & elements of Body Mapping/art work individuals will have space & time to connect to themselves & others in the group, whilst finding ways to welcome in the joys of spring.

10.00  KLB Samba Band march through Wotton into The Chipping Hall

10.30  Art in the Hall - public demos from artists Rob Collins, Alison Seymour Williams, Jane Lampard, Nicola Hill, Barry Walding, Lynne Clarke

11.30  Vicky Cooper and Richard Toller sing traditional English folk songs in unaccompanied harmony and accompanied on fiddle and guitar. 

12.00  Wotton Dramatic Society
*The WDYS( junior society) are performing a short mimed Melodrama.
* Mary Downs with a Joyce Grenfell monologue. *A poem from Meg Carter
* Anthony Young and Alex Riggs in a short sketch. *Anthony rounds it all off with a song

1pm  Poetry with Rosie Bailey, Mark Pasco and Roger Gunning

2pm  Blues session with Mark Tolfree and friends from the Friday Night Blues Jammers

3pm  Jazz recital with The South Cotswolds Jazz Club arranged by John Cook

4pm  Jon Rodriguez session 1 - Strictly Fitness: Fitness class combining your favourite Strictly dance styles with cardio choreographies ; session2 Latin & Ballroom class: Bring a partner and learn some basics on this great taster class

5.30pm  Longest note competition - who can sing the longest note, who can blow the longest note on a wind or brass instrument? Prizes! 

6pm  A short Dance film by Emma Dickson/Neoteric Dance Company ' Day to Day I am Fighting to Stay Alive' sharing one veterans tale of living with combat PTSD, and the struggles he faces on a daily basis.

6.10pm  B.A.N.D. - rock classics to get you moving and dancing

7pm  Music from Torsten Tolfree and Izzy & Daisy

7.30pm  Singer/songwriter and actress Eloise Whitbread in concert

8pm  Opera recital from Megan Strachan, a recent graduate from Associated Studios Advanced Opera programme. She has also trained with the lyric opera studio in Weimar Germany.

9pm  James Aldridge - acoustic guitar-led music with a punky DIY edge.

9.30  Magerison - singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist reggae/ska/blues

10pm  The Resurrection Men - Spike Woods and Mark Lovell 

10.30pm  Singing for all from Round the Edge Choir - bring blankets, pillows, cushions

12am  CLOSE 

UA Fanthorpe Room

10am-4pm  Ecobricks workshop with Holly Griffiths - bring your plastic wrapping waste and empty dry plastic bottles.

10am till late: Wear A Hat Day - charity bring & buy for Brain Tumour Research Charity - bring your hats and buy new ones. 

The Chipping Club Room 

9am  Longest note competition - who can sing the longest note, who can blow the longest note on a wind or brass instrument ? Prizes ! 

10am  David Barker Vocalics Workshop - Vocalics combines elements of Voice Movement Therapy, method acting techniques and mindfulness teachings.

11am  Meet Your Councillors - an opportunity for constructive dialogue with Town, District and County Councillors. We expect a number of Councillors to attend. Privacy of conversation is available in our Courtyard Garden.

12.30pm  Lucy Orton - The Art of Positive Reminiscence

1pm  Drop-in art session with Steph Cormack - UTEA art teacher 

3pm  African drumming taster with Evelyn Rakatan - drums provided

4.30pm  This Sceptred Isle - poetry hour with David Barker & friends

6pm  Gong Bath - £10 per person - see below for tickets

7.15 pm  Vinyl night - open house, all welcome - bring your vinyl and we will spin your favourites. Features a short talk from ‘Little Nicola’ - memories of The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. 


1. Programme subject to final confirmations

2. Timings for guidance only

3. The order may change on the day.

4. All events except Gong Bath are free and unticketed but UTEA encourages donations to the Wotton Arts Project charity


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