An evening with Pennyless

 
Eliza

Eliza Carthy at the Old Town Hall

Legendary member of the Carthy/Waterson folk dynasty, Eliza was twice nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and has been awarded an MBE.
 

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).

 

Rhubarb Theatre

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.

 

Funhouse Comedy

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
galore.

HOWARD READ – A regular on the stand-up circuit, having appeared  on a Royal Variety Performance.

Anna Mudeka
Kure Kure Faraway

Paspatou

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

Creative Writing Workshop with Author Ros Rendle

Saturday 15th February 2020 – 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. (Doors open 1.00 p.m.) 20 places available

Write A Great Story – Creative Writing Workshop

The workshop will cover aspects relating to:

  • Characters and dialogue
  • Plot and conflict
  • A sense of place
  • Show not tell
  • Rich language

The session will be full of information and practical activities.

Ros Rendle was a Head Teacher previously but is now a local award-winning author of contemporary and early 20th century fiction. She has six published novels and her inspiration comes from living in France as well as a myriad of ideas from time spent with family and friends.

Tickets £7.50 Age 16+

All proceeds help towards the Town Hall Restoration Project.

"Read Dating" - Meet & Chat with Local Authors

Saturday 15th February 2020 4.00-5.30 p.m. (Doors open 3.45 p.m.)

Read all of your favourite authors? Wondering what to read next and want to find a new book to enjoy?

 
This is a unique opportunity to find new writers and books to love.
 
Based on the popular speed dating format, the session features a get together of approximately ten local authors. You are invited to spend ten minutes with each author, finding out about their books, their writing, their latest works and their inspirations.
 
There will be the opportunity to buy your favourite books during the session. Come back soon for an update on authors attending this event.
 

Tickets £2.50 to include a cup of tea/coffee

All proceeds help towards the Town Hall Restoration Project.

Sunjay in Concert (Live and Local)

Saturday 22nd February 2020 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 6.30 p.m.)

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee 2012 and British Blues Awards nominee 2014.

With talents way beyond his years, Derby-born blues-folk troubadour Sunjay has been hailed for his exquisite and seemingly effortless guitar mastery and graceful bass voice, with a mature stage presence and captivating anecdotes. Superb twenty-first century ‘new generation’ blues music.

Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and early Tim Buckley and well known on the UK folk scene, Sunjay is an artist with a rare mix of youth combined with a superb, experienced and intricate acoustic guitar style.

Tickets £12.00 (Adults/Older Children 10+)

All proceeds help towards the Town Hall Restoration Project.

Super Spies

We are excited to re-open The Old Town Hall again from the end of June and are delighted to be able to offer a free online, family event, supported by Live and Local, in the May half term. Check out our Events link on our Facebook page! Only 1 ticket is needed per family and there are 20 tickets available.
‘Super-Spies Online’ is an interactive adventure for 5-11 year olds and their families. Participate from the comfort of your own home with two 30 minute interactive Zoom shows bookending a week of fun offline games, activities and challenges with a spy training theme!

Pennyless

We are very excited to launch our first Live Event of 2021 and are so delighted to welcome back Pennyless to The Old Town Hall!
 
Friday 25th June 7 p.m. (doors open from 6.30 p.m.)
 
With Penny Stevens on violin and Les Woods playing guitar, Pennyless form a distinctive and powerful sound as they range through the world of roots folk music and wander into blues and jazz.
 
After 12 years, and with 6 albums released as a four piece band, Penny and Les are heading back out into the world as a duo.
 
Expect a varied mix of up tempo instrumentals and fanciful songs – high energy and lots of fun!!
 
Book now to avoid disappointment – Limited ticket availability!
 
Tickets: £10.00 per ticket (plus booking fee)

Volunteer Event – by Invitation Only

Monday 21st June 7 p.m. (doors open from 6.30 p.m.)

Scratchy Beard in Concert

Saturday 31st July 5 p.m. (doors open from 4.15 p.m.)

We are thrilled that this great band has been able to squeeze in an extra gig (earlier start time than usual) so that they can play at The Old Town Hall for us!

Intoxicating swing, heartfelt rhythms and flowing melodies. The storytelling spirit of Anglo-Celtic folk and the sophisticated charm of a Parisian street cafe, on a summer’s afternoon.

Journey through this fun, intoxicating and sincere montage of trans-European roots music with upbeat guitar, finessed cello, dixie-esque clarinet, stomping drums, soaring violin, heartfelt tin whistle, a vintage 1960s electric reed organ, blues melodica, 3-part harmonies, jazz maracas and more…

” an upbeat, sincere and delectable collage of trans-European roots music”
Book now to avoid disappointment – Limited ticket availability!
 Tickets: £14.00 per ticket (plus booking fee)


Harbottle and Jonas In Concert
 Friday 27th August 7 p.m. (doors open from 6.15 p.m.)
 ‘Damn Fine.’ Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Show’)
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements.’ Americana UK

‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing

Harbottle and Jonas are a husband and wife duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their entwined vocals have received plaudits from folk icons including Jon Boden (Bellowhead), Rod Clements (Lindisfarne), with Seth Lakeman saying they have a ‘unique sound’.

Well-travelled across the UK and abroad Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves original in song and one of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit. Their album ‘Sea is My Brother’ was released in February 2019 with rave reviews and Tom Robinson calling it ‘fine contemporary folk music’ on his 6 music show.

 

“Disarmingly honest and spine-tingling moments – R2”

 
Book now to avoid disappointment – Limited ticket availability!

 

 Tickets: £14.00 per ticket (plus booking fee)

Introducing New Music At The Old Town Hall

Saturday 11th September 7.30 p.m. (doors open from 6.45 p.m.)
 
Having recently played at Latitude, and with Wildpaths Festival and Sound City Ipswich lined up, Archy Tomás is part of the very exciting new wave of live music.
 
Combining hard hitting walls of sound with riff driven anthems, Archy and his band play a fusion of alt rock styles, reminiscent of Muse, Royal Blood and Foo Fighters.
 
BBC Music Introducing Lincolnshire have featured Archy’s fantastic new single, Tectonic, which is to be released early September. Be amongst the first to hear it played live! 
 
With support from Who Shot Frank?, an indie/alt rock band from Spalding, playing live covers of your favourite artists such as Kings of Leon and The Killers plus their own original music.

Tickets: £10.00 per ticket (plus booking fee)

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

Friday 17th September 7.30 p.m. (doors open from 6.45 p.m.)
“Jez has the type of voice that impels you to listen. Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up.” Folk Radio UK 

 Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, teller of gripping tales, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player who has spent the past 20 years travelling the world performing, often in unlikely places. 

His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba, reggae and pretty much anything in between. In the past decade they’ve played well over a thousand gigs; from Glastonbury Festival to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Union Chapel to Extinction Rebellion. 

Saturday 18th September 7.00 p.m. (doors open from 6.15 p.m.)
WINNER AT THE BAFTA AWARDS FOR LEADING ACTOR ANTHONY HOPKINS AND ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
6 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, OLIVIA COLMAN 
4 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST ACTOR!

Claimed as being one of of the best pictures of 2021 by The Hollywood Reporter “The Father” isn’t just an exceptional film, it is one of the most memorable and affecting dramas about the toll of aging and memory loss ever made. Anthony Hopkins’s Oscar Winning Performance is outstanding, heralded as his best career performance.

Beautifully directed by Florian Zeller with intimate and composed cinematography courtesy of Ben Smithard (Downton Abbey, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) , every frame of “The Father” benefits from the broad canvas a cinema screen offers.

Licensed bar open, card payment only. Drinks can be taken upstairs for the film performance.

An Evening with Francis Pryor MBE

 
Professor Francis Pryor is one of Britain’s most distinguished archaeologists, the excavator of Flag Fen and a sheep farmer. He is the author of seventeen books including The Fens (a Radio Four Book of The Week)

Scenes from Prehistoric Life is a journey through the evolution of Britain’s prehistoric landscapes in fifteen ‘scenes’ shedding revelatory light on the lives of their inhabitants.

Professor Francis will present a talk based on his wide experiences as a Fenland Archaeologist.

(Bourne Bookshop will be selling Scenes From Prehistoric Life at the event which you can purchase for signing and we kindly request that you wear a mask for the book signing – card payment only)

All proceeds go towards Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Beer Tasting Evening

Join us at The Old Town Hall for a tasting of 10 local beers & ales and an evening you might never remember!

Paul from ThirstBourne will give you some top tasting tips, a little info on each of the beers you are trying as well as the local breweries they are from and will even be teaching the art of pouring the perfect pint at home. Paul has been professionally tasting food and drink for over 20 years and is a passionate beer lover and an amateur brewer. During lockdown when he was no longer able to able to share a quality pint of locally brewed ale in the pub, he created ThirstBourne to provide easy access to the wealth of quality beer, cider and snack producers on our doorstep. To make access even easier, orders are made online via the website and are then personally delivered to your doorstep.

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

An Evening with 'Margaret Beaufort'

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted to invite you to:
 
“AN EVENING WITH MARGARET BEAUFORT”
 
Margaret, accompanied by her grandson Henry VIII, (aka Margaret and Ken Wainwright), will provide an insight into the remarkable life and local connection of this famous woman.
 
Margaret Beaufort was an amazing woman from Bourne, Collyweston and Maxey who had a profound impact on history but has been virtually forgotten in our Lincolnshire locality. She became the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty and  her legacy through her symbols and academia is still far-reaching today.
 
Margaret Wainwright, as author, will talk of her inspiration and desire to bring her book to print and will be available to sign copies of it.
  
 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Wednesday 20th October

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Show starts 7:30pm (Followed by book signing)

Price

£5 (Plus Booking Fee)

Bourne Castle - Through The Ages with Steven Giullari

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted to invite you to:
 
Bourne Castle – Through The Ages with Steven Giullari
 
Learn more about Bourne Castle as we peel back the layers of history to reveal the Timeline from the castle’s early beginnings to 
its questionable end. 
 
Learn about a few of its famous inhabitants and owners and the ‘not so famous’ ones too! Steven will also share the image of 
the new resistant survey. What did it reveal?….only one way to find out and that’s at The Old Town Hall !
 
Steven Giullari is a local history enthusiast who co-runs the fantastic Bourne History Group and has dedicated many years investigating the puzzle that has been Bourne Castle. Steven can’t wait to share his passion for this incredible piece of the town’s history!
  
 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Monday 25th October

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Talk starts 7:30pm

Price

£5 (Plus Booking Fee)

Bill, Dave, Ned and Rob, four Bourne-based musicians who all appreciate a pint or two of real ale, met at The Anchor, Eastgate.

They all have extensive experience of playing in bands of diverse musical genres: folk, blues, soul, pop / party and rock. Their love of music, performing live and good beer, led to the formation, in 2017, of Totally Anchored.

Over the last four years they have developed an eclectic set list of covers of songs by artists including the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, The Travelling Wilburys, Stereophonics and the Cure.

The band encourages audience interaction for a fun occasion.

So, please join Totally Anchored to celebrate the bicentenary of Bourne’s Old Town Hall.

Date

Tuesday 26th October

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Show starts 7:30pm 

Price

£10 (Plus Booking Fee)

Indoor Picnic and Storytime with Ellie Sandall

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, join children’s author and artist, Ellie, for story-time as she reads her book ‘EVERYBUNNY DANCE!’

We’ll then learn how to draw rabbit characters of our own, before transforming ourselves into bunnies to form a band and create a singing, dancing performance, complete with dressing up and musical instruments!!

 Bring your teddy, your picnic and a picnic blanket and be ready for a very fun morning! 

 This event is free, however, must be pre-booked with an online ticket for entry via the link below. For ages 0-9 plus their grown up!

Tea/coffee and refreshments will also be available for purchase

  For more information about Ellie’s art classes and her other children’s books, please visit http://www.artstarsdeeping.com   www.facebook.com/ArtStarsDeeping

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Wednesday 27th October

Time

11.30 – 1.00 p.m 

Price

Free Event – Tickets must be pre-booked

A Musical Evening

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted to invite you to:

A Musical Evening

An evening of eclectic music performed by the Sixth Form students of the Bourne secondary schools. 

Our licensed bar will also be open.

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Thursday 28th October

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Event starts 7:30pm 

Price

£5.00 (plus booking fee)

19th Century Board Game Cafe

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted to invite you to our:
 
19th Century Board Game Cafe
 
Drop in with friends and family for some traditional fun! Play some old favourite board games and maybe even learn something new.
 
Ludo, Chess, Draughts, Pick Up Sticks, Mancala, Tiddlywinks, Whirligigs, Nine Men’s Morris, Vintage Craft activities and much more!
 
We look forward to seeing you! 
 
 

Comedy Night

 

Come and enjoy an Evening of Comedy in The Shambles featuring:

 

Howard Smith Compere “an MC with wit, charm and unstoppable energy”

James Dowdeswell “is a real master of the comedian’s craft” and has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC)

Nik Copin “his carefree comedy and happy-go lucky nature are irresistible”

Dougie Dunlop “..his precision humour is delivered with great warmth”

Enjoy a pre-show drink or two in our licensed bar!

 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Sponsored by:

Craft Fair

 

 

 

 

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted 

to invite you to our:

 Craft Fair

Come and shop for handmade jewellery, candles, soaps, wreaths, upcycled gifts, unique gifts, local art and much more, from talented local artisans. Plenty of ideas for Christmas gifts. 

Refreshments will be available to purchase

Dracula - One Bloody Fang After Another

As part of our 200th birthday celebrations, we are delighted to invite you to:
 
Dracula – One Bloody Fang After Another!
 
One man. Eighteen roles. Plenty at stake… 
Whitby, England, 1897
 
A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town. The young Lucy Westenra is
taken ill and psychiatrist Dr.  Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing to
advise. 
 
Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this
physical, riotous comedy!
 
Age rating: 12+ (very infrequent strong language, and infrequent description of violence).
 
 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

An Evening with Ian McMillan

We are so thrilled to be able to welcome Ian McMillan to The Old Town Hall and, with accolades such as the above, we recommend that you book your ticket earlyIan McMillan is a writer and broadcaster who presents The Verb on BBC Radio 3 every Friday night. He’s written poems, plays, a verse autobiography Talking Myself Home and a voyage round Yorkshire in Neither Nowt Nor Summat. As well as presenting The Verb Ian is a regular on BBC Breakfast, Coast, Pointless Celebrities, Pick of the Week, Last Word and BBC Proms Plus. Ian has been a castaway on Desert Island Discs and also narrates The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (More4).

‘Ian McMillan, owner of one of the finest broadcasting voices currently gracing the airwaves’ Radio Times

‘Inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw

‘Everyone’s favourite Yorkshire wordsmith’ York Literature Festival

‘A bewitching personality’ The Guardian

 ‘Jovial Poetic Troll’ Mark Radcliff

 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Thursday 4th November

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Show starts 7:30pm (Followed by book signing)

Essex Girl

 

 

Wonderfully funny and ultimately hard-hitting! 

Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else. 

Essex Girl is the second show from award-winning theatre maker and real-life Essex Girl, Maria Ferguson (Fat Girls Don’t Dance). This show is a monologue about growing up surrounded by expectation, of inappropriate relationships, female friendship, secrets, desires and alcopops. It questions how the Essex Girl stereotype influences young girls, what they want, what they think they deserve, and how they are treated. 

Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl. 

  
 All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project
 

Date

Saturday 11th December

Time

Doors open 6:15pm Show starts 7:00 p.m.

Price

£14 (Plus booking fee)

BGS Live Sessions

 


The Old Town Hall is delighted to invite you to:

“BGS Live Sessions”

An evening of musical performances from the students of Bourne Grammar School who will be showcasing a selection of music across a variety of genres. 


(Our licensed bar will also be open)

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Friday January 21st 2022

Time

Doors open 6:15pm Show starts 7:00pm

Price

£5.00 plus booking fee

Book

Latchepen In Concert

Latchepen is a London based gypsy acoustic jazz outfit comprising of four friends from countries all over the world. 

Taking their love of the gypsy jazz tradition, the group bring upbeat swing to jazz, bebop and songbook standards, unfamiliar gypsy jazz fare and high-quality original compositions.

Led by acclaimed Scottish jazz violinist Matt Holborn, a Remi Harris accompanist, Latchepen (an exclamation of ‘happiness’ in the Romani language) embrace original compositions and joyous swing and jazz manouche standards with aplomb, the group’s melodic, flamboyant interpretations pleasingly cliché free.

Book your tickets now for this fresh and exciting show, full of romanticism and nostalgia!

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

Date

Friday January 28th 2022

Time

Price

Book

Miranda Sykes - The Farmhouse Tour

Since 2004 Miranda has been best known for her collaboration with Show of Hands but has toured with other bands, in duos, as a soloist and even fronting her own band. She has been ‘on the road’ for 25 years since the age of seventeen.

The Covid 19 Pandemic, despite the horror of the uncertainty and sadness it brought, also offered a time of reflection whilst ‘normal’ life ground to a halt and spawned a new way for many to access live music – through the internet.

Performing three-weekly concerts on Facebook between chemotherapy cycles for breast cancer became a lifeline for Miranda, reminding her of her own identity during a dark time. It also became a lifeline for many people who were unable to leave their homes to enjoy the music they love. Because of these concerts, Miranda decided to record a CD at home and ask her online audience to choose the songs to be featured on it.

The Farmhouse Sessions covers the whole of Miranda’s career and is a celebration of life and love in all its forms.
This tour is an opportunity for her to bring these beautiful songs to life on stage and use her voice to spread hope and happiness for all our futures. 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

Date

Thursday February 10th 2022

Time

Doors open 7:15 pm Show starts 8:00pm 

Price

Book

“Ghostbusters Afterlife” …Who you gonna call?!….

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret
legacy their grandfather left behind.

Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace and the unforgettable Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd. 

(Please be advised that there is no wheelchair access to
upstairs where the film is being screened).

Date

Saturday 21st May

Time

Doors open 6:15 pm Presentation starts 7pm

Price

£15.00 plus booking fee

Book

 

In Spider-Man’s No Way Home Peter Parker’s identity is revealed to the entire world. Desperate for help, Peter turns to Doctor Strange to make the world forget that he is Spider-Man. When the spell goes horribly wrong and shatters the multiverse, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Starring Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberpatch, Zendaya, Willem Dafoe, Toby Maguire. Benedict Wong and a host of other stars this is packed with action, emotion and surprises.

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

 

 

(Please note our 200 year old building currently has limited disabled accessibility, if you have any concerns, please contact us directly for more information before booking and we will try our best to accommodate you)

Date

Saturday 21st May

Time

Doors open 6:15 pm Presentation starts 7pm

Price

£15.00 plus booking fee

Book

 

In Spider-Man’s No Way Home Peter Parker’s identity is revealed to the entire world. Desperate for help, Peter turns to Doctor Strange to make the world forget that he is Spider-Man. When the spell goes horribly wrong and shatters the multiverse, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Starring Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberpatch, Zendaya, Willem Dafoe, Toby Maguire. Benedict Wong and a host of other stars this is packed with action, emotion and surprises.

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

 

 

(Please note our 200 year old building currently has limited disabled accessibility, if you have any concerns, please contact us directly for more information before booking and we will try our best to accommodate you)

Introducing New Music

As part of our Introducing New Music initiative, the Old Town Hall is delighted to present the exciting talent of two exceptional, local singer song-writers, Chloe Lorentzen headlining the evening with support from Mali Faraz.

In her first headline show since January 2019, young singer-songwriter Chloe Lorentzen will perform a set of her own original songs. Chloe sold out her first headline show shortly after performing with five-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and released her debut album, My Time, (BBC Music Introducing in Cambridgeshire’s Track of the Week)

In 2021, Chloe released another 6 singles from her upcoming album Love, Life & Lies which earned her a further 7 BBC Music Introducing Tracks of the Week across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. As well as the album, Chloe will be releasing the remaining six singles in 2022.

Chloe’s incredible song-writing and beautiful voice are utterly moving.

With support from Mali Faraz, who writes her songs from past experiences, hoping that her audience can relate to the lyrics in whichever way they feel is right for them.  Mali believes that her music can be a ‘shoulder to cry on’ and hopes that every time people listen to her music they feel a sense of comfort and that they are not alone in whatever they are experiencing. Mali is a joy to listen to.

Don’t miss out on this exceptionally special evening!

Craft Fair

 Due to popular demand, we are happy to welcome you to our 

Spring Craft  Fair!

Come and support local artisans in your community. Unique handmade crafts, gifts and local art for sale, all made by talented local crafters and artists.

Plenty of ideas for Mother’s Day and Easter gifts or just treat yourself to something special.

Refreshments will also be available to purchase in The Shambles.

 

Date

Saturday March 12th 2022

Time

10am – 3pm

Price

Free Entry

Quiz Night!

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a fun night and test your general knowledge! Book your table for teams of up to 4 people. Prize for the winning team. 

 

Our licensed bar in The Shambles will be open. 

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Friday 18th March 2022

Time

Doors open 6:15 pm Quiz starts 7:00pm 

Price

£10.00 per team plus booking fee

Book

BGS Live Sessions

 

 

 

The Old Town Hall is delighted to invite you to:

“BGS Live Sessions 2”

An evening of musical performances from the students of 

Bourne Grammar School who will be showcasing a selection of music across a variety of genres. 

 

(Our licensed bar will also be open)

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Friday March 25th 2022

Time

Doors open 6:15pm Show starts 7:00pm

Price

Book

The Jazz of Dudley Moore - The Chris Ingham Trio

2swing, humour and poignancy, a jazz joy” **** MOJO

“A vibrant and moving homage” DOWNBEAT (USA)

“Dudley would have been delighted” **** OBSERVER

Beloved comic actor Dudley Moore was also a dazzling jazz pianist and a composer of wit and depth. The Chris Ingham Trio revisit Dudley’s fabulous 1960s jazz in an entertaining evening packed with gorgeous music and fascinating anecdote. 

This heartfelt tribute Dudley’s dazzlingly fertile musicianship and reveals the richness and sheer likability of his music, with irresistible feel-good sounds alongside heart-rending beauty and poignancy.

 

 

Our licensed bar will be open. All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Saturday 2nd April 2022

Time

Doors open 6:15 pm Show starts 7:00pm 

Price

Book

An Evening of Jazz with the Jay Stebb Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Jay Stebb is a jazz saxophonist with a drive for expression and creativity. Heavily influenced by the music of John Coltrane from the 50s and 60s and the contemporary jazz saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, Jay brings together the old and new, with modern jazz techniques blended with a Post-Bop style. 

For this performance Jay will be joined by three highly talented musicians – Michael Crawford (Keys), John Brindley (Upright Bass) and Jon Richmond (Drums) and will be playing a selection of jazz standards that are sure to please. 

 

Jay also runs regular jazz improvisation workshops and jam sessions with Major Seven, a business he founded to inspire creativity and expression. You can find more information about it at  https://www.jaystebb.co.uk/  

Our licensed bar in The Shambles will be open. 

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Thursday 12th  May 2022

Time

Doors open 6:45 pm Performance starts 7:30pm 

Price

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Comic Con at The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall is excited to bring our first family Comic Con to Bourne!

Developed as a pilot event by our volunteer Trustees, there will be superheroes, cosplay, gaming, Warhammer, live music, guest appearance, comics, artists, toys, props, merch, zines, Harry Potter and  Doctor Who themed zones.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a fun day of fandoms!

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust charity renovation project.

Date

Sunday 3rd July 2022

Time

Two timed slots available:

10 am – 1pm

1pm – 4pm

Price

£4.00 plus booking fee or 

£6.00 plus booking fee (with goody bag subject to availability)

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Bourne Westfield - The Soul of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

The Old Town Hall is delighted to invite you to:

Musical performances from students in Year 6 

at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy 

 

(Our licensed bar will also be open)

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Date

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Time

Doors open 6:45 pm Performance starts 7:30pm 

Price

£5.00 plus booking fee

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Hereward's Exile! - An Evening Remembering Hereward

Hereward ‘the Outlaw’, said to be the son of Leofric the Lord of Bourne, waged a five year guerrilla warfare campaign against William the Conqueror and in history came to symbolise the spirit of English resistance to the Norman Conquest, for his is a tale of ‘1066 and all that’, the story of a conquered people, the English! Join ‘Hereward’s Champion’, Historian David Maile, for an ‘Evening Remembering Hereward’, as the WakeHereward Project brings its latest production to the Old Town Hall, Bourne. David will talk about the cultural impact of Hereward on British society, where he came to rival Robin Hood and King Arthur in popularity, before descending into England’s forgotten hero.

David’s Special guest for the evening is Professor David Roffe, the official biographer for Hereward, whose text ‘Hereward the Wake and the Barony of Bourne’ validates his connection to the town. The evening is completed by a spectacular piece of drama with a Short Play, ‘Hereward’s Exile’, featuring Medieval actors and re-enactors, including Rory G as Hereward and Heather Bailey as Lady Godiva.

This is a WakeHereward Project fundraising event in support of The Old Town Hall, Bourne. Visit the WakeHereward Project at HerewardTheWake.co.uk ‘Hereward’s Exile’ & ‘Remembering Hereward’ are the intellectual property of the WakeHereward Project – All Rights Reserved 2022 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

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Time

Price

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An Evening with Ken Wainwright - Model Railway Talk & Exhibition (Bourne, 1922)

We are delighted to invite you to an Evening with Ken Wainwright, local railway historian.

 

Ken will provide us with a talk about his model railway which is based upon a day in the life of Bourne’s railway in 1922. 

 

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and share any of your own railway memories. We then invite you to a preview of an Exhibition of Bourne Railway Memorabilia and a selection of railway models.

 

The exhibition will also be open to the public on Saturday 10th September 10:00am-4:00pm. 

 

All proceeds will go towards the Bourne Town Hall Restoration Project. 

 

 

Board Game Cafe

Drop in with friends and family for some traditional fun! Play some old favourite board games and maybe even learn something new.
 
Ludo, Chess, Draughts, Pick Up Sticks, Mancala, Tiddlywinks, Whirligigs, Nine Men’s Morris, Vintage Craft activities and much more!
 
We look forward to seeing you! 

Autumn Craft Fair

Autumn Craft  Fair!

Come and support local artisans in your community. Unique handmade crafts, gifts and local art for sale, all made by talented local crafters and artists.

Plenty of ideas for Christmas gifts or just treat yourself to something special.

Refreshments will also be available to purchase in The Shambles.

 

Date

Saturday October  29th 2022

Time

10am – 3pm

Price

Free Entry

Spring Craft Fair

Spring Craft  Fair!

Come and support local artisans in your community. Unique handmade crafts, gifts and local art for sale, all made by talented local crafters and artists.

Plenty of ideas for Mother’s Day or Easter gifts or just treat yourself to something special.

Refreshments will also be available to purchase in The Shambles.

Date

Saturday 11th March 2023

Time

10am – 3pm

Price

Free Entry

An Evening of Music with Bourne Academy

 

The Old Town Hall is delighted to invite you to:

“An Evening of Music”

An evening of musical performances from the students of Bourne Academy who will be showcasing a selection of music across a variety of genres. 

 

(Our licensed bar will also be open)

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project


(Please note our 200 year old building currently has limited accessibility, this event is only accessible via stairs, if you have any concerns, please contact us directly for more information before booking and we will try our best to accommodate you)

Date

Tuesday 28th March 2023

Time

Doors open 6:45pm Show starts 7:30pm

Price

£7.50 plus booking fee

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Healing and Hope

 

Enjoy an uplifting evening of classical music beautifully mixed with spoken word. Featuring international pianist Mikael Petersson and Coventry Poet Laureate Emilie Lauren Jones.

Words are weaved through melodies as well as stunning piano solos from a world class pianist. Known for her beautiful imagery, Emilie’s poetry offers an original view of the world. Sprinkled with amusing little anecdotes in between pieces, the show contains original compositions as well as variations of traditional classical pieces specifically chosen to leave audience members filled with hope and positivity.

Mikael Petersson has performed in Sweden, Germany, France, Austria and the UK – venues include Southwark Festival and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Castle of Mauritzberg in Sweden.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to this unforgettable evening.

 

Our licensed bar in The Shambles will be open. 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project. 

An Evening Remembering Hereward

The WakeHereward Project in association with Bourne Town Hall Trust present  – ‘An Evening Remembering Hereward’.

David Maile and special guest Professor David Roffe  will present talks on: ‘Hereward and Bourne’. The evening also includes a short-play ‘Hereward and Torfrida are Dead!’ featuring Rory Gibson as Hereward the Wake and Heather Bailey as Torfrida with music by the Dark Bardess, Gemma Bailey.

David Maile has been instrumental in the rise in popularity of the Folk Hero of the Fens, with his work through the WakeHereward Project and David brings Professor David Roffe to Bourne as his specialist guest for the evening. Questions looking for answers include: What does the Wake mean? Why doesn’t Domesday Book cite him as the Lord of Bourne, Leofric of Bourne, Asketil the Dane or Earl Leofric of Mercia? Who was his father and what was his status in Anglo-Saxon society?  

David Roffe is renowned for his books on the Domesday Survey and his work ‘Hereward the Wake and the Barony of Bourne – Reassessment of a Fenland Legend’, is a ground-breaking moment in Hereward revisionism which heralded in several key texts that followed suit.

Be prepared for some moments of myth and mirth as we bring Hereward back into active memory in his purported hometown, with a special event for the folk of Bourne ‘An Evening Remembering Hereward’. 

This is a WakeHereward Project fundraising event in support of The Old Town Hall, Bourne. Visit the WakeHereward Project at HerewardTheWake.co.uk ‘Hereward’s Exile’ & ‘Remembering Hereward’ are the intellectual property of the WakeHereward Project – All Rights Reserved 2023

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

Date

Saturday 15th April 2023

Time

7.00 p.m. (doors open from 6.15 p.m.)

Price

£15.00 plus booking fee

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Just Like That! - The Tommy Cooper Show

The UK’s No. 1 tribute to the UK’s best-loved comedian of all time, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show is back on tour!

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, love of slapstick and quick-fire gags made him an international star. Complete with his trademark fez and a plethora of misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment. This all-encapsulating show of magic, music and mirth is the perfect celebration of Britain’s top comedian and features all of Tommy’s classic gags combined with lesser-known gems lovingly selected from his joke archive and extensive magic routines.   

John Hewer (Tony Hancock in Hancock’s Half Hour – The Lost Episodes and Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son), who plays the man in the fez, says: “People can expect an evening of solid family entertainment – music, magic and, of course, plenty of Tommy’s signature style of comedy. For hardcore Cooper fans and lovers of comedy alike, the show is a must as we delve into his vast catalogue of material and come up with some hidden gems as well as his sure-fire hits.  Tommy is a true icon of the 20th century, and it’s an honour to be bringing his timeless sense of mischief to old and new audiences.”

 

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW is produced by Hambledon Productions with the kind permission of The Tommy Cooper Estate, Museum of Comedy and Vicky Cooper.

JUST LIKE THAT! is suitable for 8+.

Our licensed bar in The Shambles will be open. 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project. 

 

(Please note our 200 year old building currently has limited accessibility, this event is only accessible via stairs, if you have any concerns, please contact us directly for more information before booking and we will try our best to accommodate you)

Bourne Westfield - The Soul of Music

 
 

The Old Town Hall is delighted to invite you to:

Musical performances from students in Year 6 

at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy 

 

(Our licensed bar will also be open)

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project



(Please note our 200 year old building currently has limited accessibility, this event is only accessible via stairs, if you have any concerns, please contact us directly for more information before booking and we will try our best to accommodate you

Date

Wednesday 19th July 2023

Time

Doors open 6:45 pm Performance starts 7:30pm 

Price

£7.50 plus booking fee

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An Evening with Professor Francis Pryor - A Fenland Garden

 

 In collaboration with Bourne Bookshop, we are delighted to welcome back Professor Francis Pryor on Saturday 12th August to learn how he created a haven for people, plants and wildlife in a remote corner of the Fens.

Francis’s book will be available to purchase on the evening and you will have the opportunity to have it signed too.

A Fenland Garden is the story of the creation of a garden in a complex and fragile English landscape – the Fens of southern Lincolnshire – by a writer who has a very particular relationship with landscape and the soil, thanks to his distinguished career as an archaeologist and discoverer of some of England’s earliest field systems. It describes the imagining, planning and building of a garden in an unfamiliar and sometimes hostile place, and the challenges, setbacks and joys these processes entail. This is a narrative of the making of a garden, but it is also about reclaiming a patch of ground for nature and wildlife – of repairing the damage done to a small slice of Fenland landscape by decades of intensive farming.

A Fenland Garden is informed by the empirical wisdom of a practising gardener (and archaeologist) and by his deep understanding of the soil, landscape and weather of the region; Francis’s account of the development of the garden is counterpointed by fascinating nuggets of Fenland lore and history, as well as by vignettes of the plantsman’s trials and tribulations as he works an exceptionally demanding plot of land.


Our licensed bar in The Shambles will be open. 

 

All proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project

Bourne Wellbeing Event - kindly sponsored by
Hummingbird Hypnotherapy

 

 

Put this date in your diary – Saturday 9th September

Kindly sponsored by Hummingbird Hypnotherapy, and celebrating local small businesses, we are so happy to invite you to the second Bourne Wellbeing Event at The Old Town Hall!

There will be 21 stalls, workshops, a fantastic raffle and more!

Come and explore the myriad stalls including: craft stalls, reflexology, thermomix, crystals, meditation, yoga and so much more!  

Refreshments will be available to purchase

Heritage Open Day - Creativity Unwrapped!

 

 We are looking forward to you joining us on 

Saturday 16th September as we open 10am-4pm for 

Heritage Open Days 2023 – ‘The Arts of Lincolnshire – Creativity Unwrapped’ 

We have a huge variety of activities going on throughout the day. 

We invite you to come and ‘have a go’ at something you have never tried!

Free Workshops Schedule – (Pre-book your free slot on www.bournetownhall.org.uk/events)

Creative Writing Workshops: 10-11.30, 12-1.30 pm, 2pm-3.30 pm

Introduction to Macrame Workshop – 10-11.15 am

Fimo Workshop – 12.00-1pm, 1.30-2.30 pm, 3-4pm

Mosaic Coaster Workshop – 10am-12.30pm, 1-3.30pm

Live Demonstrations Schedule

10am-4pm – Airbrush Artwork and Leather Working

10am-12pm – Mosaic demo, Bobbin Lacemaking and Don’t Lose Hope Sewing Circle

12.30-2.30 – Needle Felting demo

1.30-4pm – Paper Cutting Demo

Plus….Creative Drop-In Sessions from 10am-4pm

Fashion Design, Mindful Mandala, Creative Drawing, Poetry Corner, Rainbow Binka Embroidery and a Toddler/Young people crafting

Every activity is free – donations towards the renovation of the Old Town are very welcomed!

Refreshments will be available to purchase in The Shambles Cafe

Please be aware that there is only stair access to the upstairs activities

Craft Fair

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to invite you to our Autumn Craft Fair

on Saturday 28th October from 10am-3pm

Come and shop for handmade jewellery, candles, soaps, wreaths, upcycled gifts, unique gifts, local art and much more, from talented local artisans. Plenty of ideas for Christmas gifts. 

There will also be a fabulous raffle with the opportunity to win some incredible prizes! 

All proceeds go towards the renovation of the Old Town Hall

Refreshments will be available to purchase

Date

Saturday 28th October 2023

Time

10 am- 3pm

Price

Free Entry

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Blair Dunlop - The Transatlantic Songbook

 

 Blair Dunlop, award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist, has now released 5 albums 2 eps and toured the globe.  Though a celebrated singer and guitarist, what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. Blair has cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting songwriters and performers. 2018 Blair saw the release of his 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’ on his own label to rave reviews.

Blair has toured extensively in Europe and Australia, appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK, and Port Fairy and Woodford in Australia. In 2021 he released his first live record, ‘Trails: Queensland’ which chronicled his ’19/’20 tour of Australia.

  “An adept guitarist whose epic song-writing instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO

Blair Dunlop’s fourth album finds him fully ensconced as a singer-songwriter of maturity and sophistication”  RnR Magazine

Blair Dunlop could help bring the genre back to the forefront of the UK music scene.”  Guitar Magazine

The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents.  Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary.  He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction”   The Independent

Sonrisa - Very Much Alive!

 

Come and join us for a night of rich entertainment providing lots of laughter, have you up on your feet, clapping and singing along, alongside moments of emotional joy and time to lose yourself in the music.

 

Sonrisa are an exciting rootsy acoustic trio playing original songs blending Spanish guitar, infectious Latin rhythms with mellow flute and soulful vocals. Their show takes you on an exhilarating journey through the emotions with onstage banter and captivating songs – which one minute pull at your heart strings and the next have you tapping your feet and daring you to join in!

 

Our licensed bar will be open and all proceeds go towards the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project.

 

Suitable for Adults/Older children 14+