The power of compassion | tuesday 01 october 8pm | £12, £10 concessions
Tibet – the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years.
‘The Power of Compassion’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who open a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments including horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells and with the shattering sound of the dungchen (long horns), the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet: an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all, with introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.
Nightshifter | thursday 03 october | 8pm | £12
Nightshifter is part superhero-fantasy-epic, part tragic insight into the health of humanity. Combining Temper Theatre’s signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and soul-shaking soundscapes, Nightshifter attends to a world in desperate need of emergency care.
★★★★★ “The audience are kidnapped from their comfort behind the fourth wall and are helplessly thrust into new emotional territory.” – The Upcoming (on terra incognita)
★★★★★ “Utterly inspiring physical theatre” – Broadway Baby (on Tribe)
Keep it cash | Friday 04 october | 8pm | £16
The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings.
Keep it Cash proudly centre their tribute show around the uncanny natural sound-alike quality of Dave Burnham’s voice. So much so that they were choosen to perform by 20th Century Fox in London, as the sound of Johnny Cash at the launch of the film ‘Walk the Line’.
Dave Burnham has been recorded for both television and radio as a sound-a-like of Johnny Cash. His voice starred in the 2010 British Telecom television commercial ‘Everywhere’ and was recorded by Sony Studios in Belfast.
“This is not just a polished theatre tribute show … its like a full on Johnny Cash concert” Brighton Free Press
The hit | wednesday 09 october | 8pm | £12
A very black comedy – Mikey AKA The Ghost is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see. After an accidental death, some nagging last words, and a chance encounter in a steam bath he is holed up in his New York apartment trying to straighten things out. Bizarre events play out at the Mexico border, on a trampoline via in the aisles of Toys R Us.
Pitched on the extremes of mind and body, this “exceptional puppetry” from award-winning Strangeface draws on the latest thinking in cognitive neuroscience to question the way we see the world.
“A hilarious and engaging show, and I learnt a bit about my brain too” Audience Member
With creative team members from War Horse, The Hit is something different! Breaking Bad meets Samuel Beckett in a show designed to blow your mind.
PP ARNOLD FEATURING STEVE CRADOCK
thursday 10 october | 8pm | £16
Five decades after she became a ’60s icon with the timeless pop hits ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’ and ‘Angel Of The Morning’ on Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham’s ultra-hip Immediate label, soul singer P.P. Arnold is set to release a double-album of stunning new material featuring contributions from, among others, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock, The Specials and P.P’s songwriter son, Kodzo.
Titled ‘The New Adventures Of… P.P. Arnold’ and released via earMUSIC on August 9th , the album crowns an extraordinary career that has seen the singer back Ike & Tina Turner as one of The Ikettes, record with Mick Jagger, the Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Barry Gibb and Primal Scream, and provide her distinctive backing vocals for Billy Ocean, Peter Gabriel, the KLF, Paul Weller and, most recently, Roger Waters.
Support comes from Jon Allen – https://jonallenmusic.com/
The kris barras band | friday 11 october | 8pm | £18.50
UK guitarist Kris Barras is known for his high-energy hybrid of no-nonsense rock, blues and country. Winners of ‘best new band’ in the 2018 planet rock awards, The Kris Barras Band have become one of the UK’s fastest rising acts.
Recently voted one of the ‘top blues guitarists in the world’ (music radar) and winning the ‘best album’ accolade in the European blues awards, perhaps best demonstrates the band’s fluidity and appeal to fans of different genres. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the ‘must-see’ Blues/Rock band of 2019.
Support comes from Wille and the Bandits, a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed thegenre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
Turin brakes acoustic | saturday 12 october | 8pm | £18.50
The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band – founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer – are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades.
This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career – which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.
Support comes from Kevin Pearce.
Lady nade + joe hicks | saturday 19 october | 8pm
This Bristolian Singer-Songwriter flls your heart with words and melodies that nourish both body and soul. Within a minute of hearing Lady Nade’s voice, this alternative rootsy pop balladeer will make you feel as if she’s an old friend. You’ll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had. Her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she’ll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back.
Be ready. Be prepared. Her tender soulful voice will draw you in. Sing to your very bones. Strip you down then build you up to be more than you were.
Raised in the rural market town of Newbury; English Singer-Songwriter Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Picking up the guitar at the age of 8, Joe has been able to build a highly individual musical identity, spending his earlier years as a guitar player in numerous varied stylistic projects following a childhood of classical training.
mike peters presents the alarm – hurricane of change tour
saturday 26 october | 8pm | £18
The Alarm lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters, will present The Alarm – Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour to Arlington Arts this October.
The tour will honour The Alarm’s late 1980’s trilogy of iconic album’s ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Electric Folklore’ and ‘Change’, and will feature intimate acoustic readings of some of The Alarm’s most famous songs such as Rain In The Summertime (1987 – International Top 20 Hit), Sold Me Down The River (1989 – Number 1 Rock Song in the USA) and A New South Wales (1990 UK Top 40), alongside a host of Alarm standards as captured on the 1988 live album ‘Electric Folklore’.
jack and the beanstalk | monday 28 october
11am | £8, £6 concessions
Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, come have some fun!
This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
marry waterson + emily barker
wednesday 30 october | 8pm | £15
English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this new collaboration between Marry Waterson and Emily Barker; an album of fly-on-the-wall observations of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life. No strangers to collaboration, Waterson and Barker discovered an immediate kinship when they started writing together.
The intriguing combination of Waterson’s poetic lyrics and Barker’s eclectic musicality has been shaped in the studio by musical polymath Adem Ilhan, with recording contributions from two of Barker’s live band: Lukas Drinkwater (bass and guitar) and Rob Pemberton (drums). Serendipity worked her magic in bringing Waterson, Barker and Adem together.
“The whole is heavy with greatness that just improves and goes on improving” ★★★★★ RnR
Support comes from Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou
Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou met as teenagers in 2003 at Goldsmiths College, New Cross, South London, following in the footsteps of the likes of John Cale and Malcom McLaren. They would go on to become influential figures in the Brit-Folk revival.
the blow monkeys | thursday 31 october | 8pm £20
With hits like ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’, The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated. In the band’s frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they possessed a tall, charismatic singer who was both camera-friendly and clever, who appeared to be just as much at ease on the catwalk that is pop’s conveyer belt as he was penning witty, incisive songs. While quite clearly Robert’s band, though, the Blow Monkeys were also gifted three immensely talented musicians in bassist Mick Anker (he of the trademark bowler hat), saxophonist Neville Henry and drummer Tony Kiley.
Behind the band’s stylish veneer lay something else, which became increasingly apparent from Robert’s lyrics. While some of the Smash Hits generation avoided politics with a capital P, The Blow Monkeys openly criticised the policies of the Conservative government, railing against social injustices and adopting an openly left-of-centre stance on issues of the day. From openly endorsing the gay community “Digging Your Scene” to an outright attack on Margaret Thatcher ‘Celebrate (The Day After You)’ – a duet with the late, great Curtis Mayfield, The Blow Monkeys were always the thinking person’s pop group.