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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MORE EVENTS ARE ANNOUNCED REGULARLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
A BVC favourite the Churchfitters return this time with their Churchfitters Folk Unlimited Tour, something a bit different from their last show at BVC. 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 & 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. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’. Tickets £12.00
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Tickets £5.00 FILM ONLY or £9.50 FILM & SUPPER
FILM NIGHT & FISH SUPPER showing FINDING YOUR FEET
A middle-class snob on the eve of retirement takes refuge with her bohemian sister after she discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend.
Tickets £5.00 FILM ONLY or £9.50 FILM & SUPPER
In this performance (you’ll encounter an antique Magic Lantern projector and glass slides which is operated by documentary photographer Ian Beesley. The two Ians tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men and women who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world. The show falls into two halves, the first half featuring original photography by Ian Beesley – who in the 1990’s photographed and interviewed people who had experienced the First World War, to capture their final memories and reflections on the changing world they had lived through and grown old in. Their stories are brought to life through projected pictures through the Magic Lantern and live poetry and spoken word by Ian McMillan.
‘’an inspiring figure, an encouraging & democratic spirit, a strong & popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain’’ Poetry News on Ian McMillan
‘‘Ian Beesley is a photographer with a specific vision, meticulous observation, a journalist’s eye for detail and a poetic touch’’ Jane Richards, The Independent. Tickets £12 or £10.50 67 years+
Saturday 17th November
Film Night & Fish Supper showing BOOK CLUB
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Tickets £5.00 FILM ONLY or £9.50 FILM & SUPPER
Friday 23rd November
FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS FAIR
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.
Saturday 8th December
CHOIR—CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING EVENT
More details to follow
Saturday 19th January
Film Night & Fish Supper showing GOING IN STYLE
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Tickets £5.00 FILM ONLY or £10.00 FILM & SUPPER
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
FILM MIGHT & FISH SUPPPER showing MAMMA MIA HERE WE GO AGAIN
Tickets £5.00 FILM ONLY or £10.00 FILM & SUPPER Reserve them now!
More LIVE MUSIC events will be announced soon!!
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