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May
19
Sun
2019
Magenta: 20th Anniversary Show ‘Angels and Damned’ @ Arlington Arts
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sonicbond Promotions Present:

Magenta -special 20th anniversary show.

‘Angels and Damned’

Award winning progressive rock band Magenta will celebrate 20 years as a band with this unique, not to be missed performance at Arlington Arts, Newbury on May 19th. The band will perform a two hour show, featuring a selection from their back catalogue, including a special extended selection from their 2006 album “Home”. Along with an expanded live band including orchestral players, the show will feature projections , a specially-designed light show and some visual surprises.

Vocalist Christina Booth explains the reasons for the show:
“We wanted to do something different to celebrate this very special anniversary of Magenta. We’ve always excelled as a live band and have won many awards over the years, but I sometimes feel that people have a pre- conceived idea of what Magenta are. So we wanted to try something that we haven’t done before. Our music is very cinematic and theatrical, and we wanted to show off that aspect of the band in this concert.”

Multi-instrumentalist Rob Reed reflects on 20 years of Magenta:
“It’s strange to think that Magenta have being going for 20 years – we still think of ourselves as the new guys – but it’s great to see so many bands now playing progressive rock. I remember when we started, ‘PROG’ was a swear word and bands were distancing themselves from the genre. With “Revolutions”, our first album, Christina and I had just come off 10 years of trying to make it in the ‘pop’ world, so as a kick back, I wanted to make the most progressive album I could – a double concept album, complete with 20 minute songs, Mellotrons and bass pedals. It seemed to work and 20 years on we’re still doing that thanks to our loyal fans.”

May
23
Thu
2019
The Zoots: Sound of The Sixties @ Arlington Arts
May 23 @ 8:00 pm

SixtiesSound of The Sixties with The Zoots

The Zoots are coming! And theyre bringing the sounds of the Sixties!

Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of The Zoots

The Zoots are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The BeatlesThe Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Searchers, The Four Seasons, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call The Zoots “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”!

It’s more than a performance – it’s totally ZOOTtastic!

Critics Dig THE ZOOTS!

“The ZOOTS are impossible not to like”  The Stage

“What an amazing night!”  Stamford Corn Exchange

“The ZOOTS are fantastic” – The Beacon Theatre

“ The type of band we have always been looking for “ – Eastbourne Bandstand

May
24
Fri
2019
Live/Wire: The AC/DC @ Arlington Arts
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

AC/DCLive/wire: The AC/DC Show

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing. Both Bon (Dave) and Brian (Podge) are present on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember and with the Rhythm section ‘locked in’ the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who gives an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and playing.

The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There’ll also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados!

We’d be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn’t play all the classics, Back in BlackRosieHighway to hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing…we salute you! Long Live AC/DC, Long Live LIVE/WIRE!

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Jun
1
Sat
2019
West Berks Ballet School: Cinderella @ Arlington Arts
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

West Berkshire Ballet School are delighted to be bringing a brand new version of their ballet ‘Cinderella’ to the lovely theatre at Arlington Arts Centre in early June.

West Berks Ballet School is proud to present their cast of 96 dancers, with ages ranging from 6-16 years, dozens of beautiful new costumes and a story to please everyone! Come and spot the stars of the future – we think ballet lovers will find this the perfect half-term treat.

“West Berks Ballet School’s production was visually stunning, with colourful & imaginative costumes and a credit all those associated with the school, who evidently worked so hard to make it the best it could possibly be” Newbury Weekly News, June 2017.

West Berks Ballet School: Cinderella @ Arlington Arts
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

West Berkshire Ballet School are delighted to be bringing a brand new version of their ballet ‘Cinderella’ to the lovely theatre at Arlington Arts Centre in early June.

West Berks Ballet School is proud to present their cast of 96 dancers, with ages ranging from 6-16 years, dozens of beautiful new costumes and a story to please everyone! Come and spot the stars of the future – we think ballet lovers will find this the perfect half-term treat.

“West Berks Ballet School’s production was visually stunning, with colourful & imaginative costumes and a credit all those associated with the school, who evidently worked so hard to make it the best it could possibly be” Newbury Weekly News, June 2017.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
West Berks Ballet School: Cinderella @ Arlington Arts
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

West Berkshire Ballet School are delighted to be bringing a brand new version of their ballet ‘Cinderella’ to the lovely theatre at Arlington Arts Centre in early June.

West Berks Ballet School is proud to present their cast of 96 dancers, with ages ranging from 6-16 years, dozens of beautiful new costumes and a story to please everyone! Come and spot the stars of the future – we think ballet lovers will find this the perfect half-term treat.

“West Berks Ballet School’s production was visually stunning, with colourful & imaginative costumes and a credit all those associated with the school, who evidently worked so hard to make it the best it could possibly be” Newbury Weekly News, June 2017.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett @ Arlington Arts
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!)

Ever keen to add a new dimension to the show, Willy has a new addition to his array of instruments. Beware the Moose Homp!!.

Willy’s interest in making instruments began when he commandeered two guitars made by his dad in 1965. One from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank which became affectionally known as the Les Dawson, and the other branded the Mk1 Schitstik electric slide of similar pedigree. These instruments were used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free and Racing Cars)

Was the Last Straw Tour of 2017 to be the end? Willy’s remark “this will be the last time that many of you will see us together again” was often hastily misinterpreted as the final throw of the dice, but the reason given “it’s not us packing up, it’s you lot dying off, you know who you are!” is often overlooked by eager scribes. And so the rumours abound.

For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another: An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Feel The Beat! @ Arlington Arts
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

Another year and another show packed full of wonderful performances by the Feel the BEAT! crews. Ranging from performers as young as four to young adults, FTB! are proud that everyone is very much family. Having seen success with senior crew Vision at competition this past year they are keen to show you how they earned their trophies!

Following the last show and the exceptional donations received allowing the purchase of the dance mirrors, FTB! have gone from strength to strength. The FTB! crews have been working hard over the last year to create some great sets for your enjoyment. A great show, something for all the family. Time to sit back, relax and enjoy. Family is forever, so is Feel the BEAT!

Feel The Beat! @ Arlington Arts
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm

Another year and another show packed full of wonderful performances by the Feel the BEAT! crews. Ranging from performers as young as four to young adults, FTB! are proud that everyone is very much family. Having seen success with senior crew Vision at competition this past year they are keen to show you how they earnt their trophies!

Following the last show and the exceptional donations received allowing the purchase of the dance mirrors, FTB! have gone from strength to strength. The FTB! crews have been working hard over the last year to create some great sets for your enjoyment. A great show, something for all the family. Time to sit back, relax and enjoy. Family is forever, so is Feel the BEAT!

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Mixed Motion @ Arlington Arts
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

Mixed Motion brings you another exciting afternoon showcasing a combination of Dance styles.