Nerina pallot (support: roxanne de bastion)
saturday 23 october 8pm
Brit and Ivor Novello nominated singer-songwriter Pallot has always remained very much her own woman. Now six albums and numerous EPs into her career, she has announced a UK tour to celebrate the release of her seventh album, and to do what she does best – wow audiences with her flawless voice, musicianship and critically acclaimed song-craft.
Nerina Pallot last had a hit in 2006 but amazingly she has managed to carve out a career as a cult artist with a loyal fanbase and has made six albums and countless EPs that get brilliant reviews but no radio and definitely no telly. She is about to release another album you’ve never heard of but enough people will want to exit their cosy homes around the country to see her live and need you to let them know about it, because she’s very good at the singing thing and is on occasion quite funny also.
Roxanne is at the forefront of a new wave of artists breaking with tradition to forge exciting independent careers. As such, Roxanne was invited to join the FAC (Featured Artist Coalition), where she sits on the Board of Directors alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Katy Melua and Dave Rowntree of Blur. Roxanne also created FM2U, a music conference specifically from and for musicians, which aims to empower & educate as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.
Monday 25 october 11am
£10 adults, £7 children
A dustbin, a homeless lady and an extra-ordinary tale of courage:
In a makeshift cardboard home-made home
Lives a kind old lady with a heart of gold.
Rescuing creatures great and small,
Dustbin Doris will amaze us all.
It’s bin collection day and our two heroic waste collectors Max and Ola are racing to make up lost time. But what’s this? A dustbin that refuses to release its contents! What could be attached? It’s Doris, the dotty old lady who lives in the park.A struggle ensues as she clings onto her possessions. But every bin has a silver liner. So, when the pair of refuse loaders realise that ‘one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, an amazing trove of wonderous tales recycle their way out of the rubbish.
Rhubarb Theatre, known for their imaginative styles of storytelling, perform their latest bin-full of fantasy for all the family. Prepare for joy and sadness, laughter and tears & surprises around every corner. Dustbin Doris is waste-deep in theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.
Creating fun with rhubarb theatre
£5 (only £3 if you purchase your child a ticket to the show)
This workshop is packed with games and drama exercises to get the imagination buzzing. From creating your own stories and characters to giving new twists to old tales. Perfect for 8yrs+.
wednesday 27 october 10am & 11:15am
One person’s trash is another one’s treasure! Here at Boogie Mites we LOVE discovering the brilliant sounds we can make from everyday objects – and rummaging through our recycling box to find amazing instruments!
Children under 5 years old will love this workshop – unleashing their creativity, and discovering how we can reuse our rubbish for a greener world.
Get ready for catchy songs, lots of actions, dancing and exploring instruments!
elles bailey (support: phil king)
thursdaY 28 OCTOBER 8PM
2020 started with a bang for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey when “Little Piece of Heaven” written with storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) picked up ‘UK Song of the Year’ at the UK Americana Awards. It’s taken from her chart topping sophomore album ‘Road I Call Home’ which was released to rave reviews and awarded ‘Album of the Year’ at the UK Blues Awards.
The album charted in both the Official UK Country Charts & Americana charts, has gained over 3.4 million streams since its release and reached No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart.Adding to Elles’ string of awards she also picked up the high accolade of ‘Artist of theYear’ at the UK Blues Awards .As a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ – Elles continued her wide-ranging headline touring throughout the UK and Europe in 2019 and early 2020 as well as being special guest support for Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, The Kris Barras Band and King King. She also shared the stage with Beth Hart at Ramblin’ Man, The Temperance Movement at Swing Wespelaar and appeared at Nashville’s Americana Fest as part of the ‘House of Songs’ collaboration.
Despite the global pandemic Elles has continued being the hard-working performer she is, doing many live streams, dropping a critically acclaimed, award nominated, live, acoustic album ‘Ain’t Nothing But’, raising money for various charities, campaigning for Women in Music and picking up another 3 nominations in the UKBlues Awards 2021 including Artist of the Year again (awards in May 2021). She will be releasing a brand new studio record in Sept 2021 & touring shall begin again in October, November & December after joining Joe Bonamassa on his Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Cruise. Miss Bailey really does call the road home & when she arrives near you, don’t think twice, get there. A great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting.
“Absolutely Superb” –Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
“An Outstanding Follow Up from this Extremely Talented Artist” – Maverick *****
“Home grown favourite nails that difficult second album” – Country Music Mag ****
“Elles Bailey Crushes it – 5 Stars” – Music News
sATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 8PM
Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.
T.Rextasy have been performing around the world for over 25 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you.