Scroll below to see what Entertainment Events we have coming up, everything from Live Music, Comedy, Film Night & Fish Suppers, Craft Fayres, Art Exhibitions and more! All tickets can be reserved now by contacting the office either using the contact page on this website, calling 02476 494094 or email email@example.com. MORE EVENTS ARE ANNOUNCED REGULARLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
CONSORTIUM BIG BAND
The Consortium Big Band is a large jazz orchestra based in Coventry in the West Midlands. The band has a full compliment of 19 or 20 players – 5 saxophones, 4/5 trumpets, 5 trombones, a four piece rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums and a female vocalist ‘Susan Starr’. The players themselves are from all walks of musical life from full and ex-professionals and semi-professionals to competent amateurs, all fine players. The Band’s repertoire consists of many tunes and arrangements of great big band jazz masters such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and others. Though mainly concentrating on big band jazz the band’s library does contain swing music, such as the well known arrangements of the music of Glenn Miller, and even some of the finer songs of the Beatles. Tickets £12.00
Saturday 14th March
HARP & A MONKEY – IMPORTANCE OF DIGGING HOLES
‘Bold and brilliant.’ The Observer ‘Fantastic stuff – sensational!’ Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2 ‘Rousing music and droll Lancashire humour.’ Daily Telegraph
Songs about cuckolded mole catchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims… The harp ‘n’ banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling trio Martin Purdy, Simon Jones and Andy Smith imbue their first set with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance. The outfit, who have been friends for more than 20 years, channel the ghosts of summers spent in municipal parks and winters walking on the moors. The trio’s melodic and hauntological storytelling, underpinned by a firm commitment to classic songsmithery, has caught the attention and support of the likes of Steve Lamacq, Mark Radcliffe, Clare Balding and Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2, Lopa Kothari and Nick Luscombe on BBC Radio 3, Folk Radio UK and many more international, national and regional broadcasters. ‘Undoubtedly one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now.’ fRoots Magazine. ‘Absolutely top stuff… very, very interesting and unusual song-writing. An Incredible String Band for the 21st century.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Show’ Tickets
Mumbo-Jumbo takes three of the Midlands most experienced gigging musicians – Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond – throws them together in a broadly acoustic format and lets them deliver what they are best at – live music performance. Mumbo-Jumbo – deliver eclectic, acoustic close harmony, multi instrumental piano led music, intimate and entertaining interaction with audiences and bring the fun back into live performance. Twice shortlisted in the British Blues Awards, but it’s not really blues! Tickets £12.00
FILM MIGHT & FISH SUPPPER showing A STAR IS BORN
Both musically-inclined and internally broken, Jackson and Ally are lovers of an unshakable bond. Undoubtedly gifted yet sorely despondent, Ally is ready to abandon her dreams of becoming an artist. Fortunately, Jackson’s unbridled love won’t allow for such. In a last-ditch effort to revive her hopes, Jackson convinces Ally to continue pursuing her goals. As Ally’s musical career begins to thrive, their relationship is marred by Jackson’s conflicting emotions and toxic alcoholism. Tickets: Film Only £5.00 or £10 with Fish & Chips +50p for Mushy Peas (Veggie option available)
Saturday 15th June
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing THE LEISURE SEEKER
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer can catch up with them. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end. Tickets: Film Only £5.00 or £10 with Fish & Chips +50p for Mushy Peas (Veggie option available)
FUNDRAISING FAMILY FUN DAY
SAVE THE DATE!!!!We will be holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 29th June 2019, 11-4pm. There will be stalls, wildlife, BBQ, Gin Bar, games and bouncy castles, tombola, face painting, ice creams etc plus lots more. All proceeds will go to our Centre, We are a registered charity and this will be a large fundraising event for us. help support your local community venture to make this event a great success!
Saturday 27th July
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Film Only £5.00 or £10 with Fish & Chips +50p for Mushy Peas (Veggie option available)
Saturday 24th August
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. Tickets: Film Only £5.00 or £10 with Fish & Chips +50p for Mushy Peas (Veggie option available)
Saturday 14th September
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
The mysterious Mary Poppins returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father of three, and helps them rediscover the joy they knew as children. Tickets: Film Only £5.00 or £10 with Fish & Chips +50p for Mushy Peas (Veggie option available)
Saturday 28th September
One of the UK’s finest Acoustic Americana, Bluegrass & Country bands. Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage. The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio. Tickets £12.00
Saturday 19th October
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing
FILM TO BE CONFIRMED
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Saturday 23rd November
PAPA STEINY / THE ADVERSE CAMBER
A BVC staple, always guaranteeing a great night out. Larger-than-life front man Steve Steinhaus’s Adverse Camber brings together current and former Members of Fat Chops, The Fabulous Boogie Boys and Dr. Teeth for another Swingtastic performance from this ad hoc 8-piece. Expect a jumping, at times, hilarious dance party of swing, jive, boogie-woogie and bass-slapping 50’s rock’n’roll. Tickets £12.00
Friday 29th November
CHRISTMAS FAIR & COFFEE MORNING
Lots of different stalls to browse, grab a coffee & piece of cake (or 2…) or even a bacon batch. Come along and get in the Christmas spirit!
Saturday 7th December
BULKINGTON LADIES CHOIR FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS EVENT
Sunday 8th December
THE CHURCHFITTERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments – adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering.
Saturday 14th December
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing FILM TO BE CONFIRMED
Suggestions welcome for any films that you might like to see, let us know!
More LIVE MUSIC events will be announced soon!!
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