An evening with Pennyless
Sunday 16th June, The Shambles at the Old Town Hall
Pennyless has a special sound that is distinctly English cooking up lively, quirky and downright mystical songs from folklore, medieval history and their own musical minds.
Multi-instrumental troubadours on fiddle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, whistle, mandolin and djembe, to name but a few, the instrumental arrangements are irresistibly fiery and melodically golden, with warm harmony vocals.
Working alongside the original material Pennyless throws in occasional roof-raisers from Irish, European and American roots tradition, and promises a distinctive performance of character, humour and variety.
Eliza Carthy at the Old Town Hall
About this Event
This is a ‘not to be missed’ concert featuring one of the country’s leading folk singer/musicians.
Eliza has made several appearances on BBC TV’s ‘Later… With Jools Holland’, as well as various TV shows across the World. She has presented a series on the history of English folk music on BBC R2, and has been the subject of two hour-long TV documentaries (ITV’s ‘Heaven and Earth’ and Channel 5’s, ‘My Music’). Eliza was the only folk musician to feature in the ‘God Only Knows’ video for BBC Children in Need (2014).
6th August, The Shambles at the Old Town Hall 2:30 – 4:00pm
Get into the summer holiday mood with two fun shows from children’s touring theatre ‘Rhubarb’ featuring:
3 SUITCASES A fantastical and funny short family show about 3 quirky characters that meet by chance at a train station. Where is the train? Will it arrive? As time tick-tocks onwards the 3 accidental companions become more and more playful, passing the time in adventurous and exciting ways – who knows what might happen next?
THE BIG DIPPERS Sand, seagulls and a magical beach hut? This is no ordinary day at the seaside…
Our vivacious Victorian paddlers are all at sea for some slapstick adventure and summertime fun. See Rhubarb’s bathing buddies take the plunge, sort their swimwear, practice some strokes and try to avoid the sharks! Making a big splash, they’ll surf the waves of adventure and dive deep into hi-jinks and hilarity.
Grab your bucket and spade and hold onto your swim-hats as The Big Dippers set off on their splendid seaside adventures!
Suitable for all ages, live performances with character interaction, mime, physical theatre, music and laughter we connect to a broad audience.
25th – 27th July, The Old Courtroom at the Old Town Hall
Welcome to our first Pop-Up cinema in the Old Courtroom. To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, we have selected six films to delight the whole family including films such as the formula one film ‘Rush’, telling the gripping story of James Hunt & Niki Lauda, which highlights scenes from BRM in Bourne.
Soft drinks, and of course .. popcorn and ice-cream, will be available in the Shambles, and the Bar will be open for the evening screenings, so arrive early
13th September, The Shambles at the Old Town Hall
Doors open 7:00pm, show starts 8:15pm
Enjoy an evening of comedy in the Shambles Bar at the Old Town Hall featuring:
MANDY MUDEN – Unique comedy magician that wowed the audience in the semi finals of BGT last year.
JOHN RYAN – Award-winning comedian, highly-likeable and charming he puts an amusing spin on any subject matter going – gags
HOWARD READ – A regular on the stand-up circuit, having appeared on a Royal Variety Performance.
Kure Kure Faraway
Saturday 12th October – Doors open 6:30pm – Performance 7:30pm
Directed by David Farmer
The multi-media one-woman theatre show KURE KURE/FARAWAY includes traditional and contemporary music, projected visuals, soothing song, energetic dance and spoken word. It is an epic presentation of migration, atavism, DNA and the Ancestors’ origins. A story of the huge migration from Central Africa (5000 years ago), the migration of the Bantu Tribe from the Tanganyika and Baka regions all the way to Zimbabwe to build the biggest kingdom in Africa (1200 AD) and Anna’s own migration to the western hemisphere some 800 years later.
The multi-talented Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an exhilarating, inspiring and thought provoking journey to ancient and modern-day Zimbabwe, and speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting a new life in a different country.
Tickets £12 via the link below.
All proceeds help towards the Town Hall Restoration Project
Friday 22nd November – Doors open 6:30pm – Performance 7:30pm
An ensemble seeking out connections between world music traditions: Irish airs, Balkan rhythms and Cuban grooves rub shoulders with reggae, Indian ragas and minimalism, whilst Ethiopian jazz consorts with Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich!
Violin, cello, keyboards, guitar, mandola, bass, flutes, whistles, soprano sax, percussion and voice combine to concoct a heady mix!!
An evening with archaeologist and broadcaster Professor Francis Pryor MBE
Saturday 23rd November – Doors open 7:00pm – Presentation 7:30pm
Best selling author and archaeologist Professor Francis Pryor will join us to talk about his latest book The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths. This is a personal, historical journey across one of the most mysterious regions of England. Francis is known as the discoverer of the Flag Fen Bronze Age Settlement in Peterborough and as a regular contributor to the extremely popular and long running Channel 4 TV programme “Time Team”.
Francis will present an entertaining and illustrative talk based on his wide experiences as a Fenland Archaeologist, followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his book, The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths for £20 (RRP £25).
This is a Bourne Bookshop Author Event in conjunction with The Old Town Hall.
Tickets £10 via the link below.
All proceeds help towards the Town Hall Restoration Project.
Roving Crows in Concert
Friday 13th December – Doors open 6:30pm – Performance 7:30pm
The next Celtic folk-rock supergroup in waiting, this Anglo-Irish band boasts uncommonly exhilarating music, filled brim-full with inspired lyrics and rollicking melodies. Its powerful, high-energy live shows make this an utterly fantastic must-see act
‘Just pure musical energy. Tight rhythms, great on-stage personality, proper up-on-the-tables-kicking-over-the-beer-glasses fun-time music… genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene.’ BBC Music ‘Great party music… I love that band.’ Paul O’Grady, BBC Radio 2 ★★★★ Financial Times. Please note that there is no wheelchair access or lift to this first floor event.