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As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions
Jun
23
7:15 PM19:15

As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions

It's the Swinging 60’s and life at the court of the usurping Duke Frederick is lived on the edge - overflowing with tension, intrigue and brotherly hate.

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Meanwhile in the Forest of Arden, peace and love reigns where the Duke’s exiled brother Duke Senior has taken refuge. The hippie lifestyle here is much slower and more gentle - until it is disturbed by runaways and four sets of lovers, including a cross dressing woman. Add a comedy duo and all the world’s a stage.
Come play your part at this open air production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in the beautiful setting of Ludlow Castle. 

Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic and join us for an evening of comedy, drama and live music.

This is an outdoor production – bring waterproofs! If it rains, the show must go on so please come prepared.

This event is held at Ludlow Castle.  Tickets are £15/£13 Concessions.

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As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions
Jun
24
7:15 PM19:15

As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions

It's the Swinging 60’s and life at the court of the usurping Duke Frederick is lived on the edge - overflowing with tension, intrigue and brotherly hate.

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Meanwhile in the Forest of Arden, peace and love reigns where the Duke’s exiled brother Duke Senior has taken refuge. The hippie lifestyle here is much slower and more gentle - until it is disturbed by runaways and four sets of lovers, including a cross dressing woman. Add a comedy duo and all the world’s a stage.
Come play your part at this open air production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in the beautiful setting of Ludlow Castle. 

Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic and join us for an evening of comedy, drama and live music.

This is an outdoor production – bring waterproofs! If it rains, the show must go on so please come prepared.

This event is held at Ludlow Castle.  Tickets are £15/£13 Concessions.

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As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions
Jun
25
7:15 PM19:15

As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions

It's the Swinging 60’s and life at the court of the usurping Duke Frederick is lived on the edge - overflowing with tension, intrigue and brotherly hate.

As-You-LIke-It-(Ludlow-Castle)-low-res.jpg

Meanwhile in the Forest of Arden, peace and love reigns where the Duke’s exiled brother Duke Senior has taken refuge. The hippie lifestyle here is much slower and more gentle - until it is disturbed by runaways and four sets of lovers, including a cross dressing woman. Add a comedy duo and all the world’s a stage.
Come play your part at this open air production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in the beautiful setting of Ludlow Castle. 

Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic and join us for an evening of comedy, drama and live music.

This is an outdoor production – bring waterproofs! If it rains, the show must go on so please come prepared.

This event is held at Ludlow Castle.  Tickets are £15/£13 Concessions.

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Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE

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Walks and Talks - Alf Jenkins MBE is a Shropshire ‘Lad’, born on the Titterstone Clee Hills in the 1930s. His home was Dhu Stone Inn situated near and built for miners, railway and stone quarry workers. His father was an undertaker, wheelwright, smallholder and publican. The area was a remote, hive of industry with its own brand of farming and dialect. 

At the age of eleven Alf travelled the great distance of five miles each day to the foreign land of Ludlow and its Grammar School. Army life, teacher training and work in Birmingham followed before he returned to Ludlow to teach in the 1960s. Those interim years saw Clee Hill dialect diluted, two quarries close and the Dhu Stone incline became obsolete. There was a population influx and considerable commuting to work. Clee Hill life changed beyond all recognition, giving much urgency for Alf’s books and DVDs to be produced. What was written for local people has, due to detail of dialect, industrial history, crafts, stone quarrying, rural life, quarry railways and coalmining acquired not only national but international appeal.

Enjoy a little nostalgia from his lectures and tours at the Ludlow Fringe Festival about this unique area and encapsulate Alf’s infectious enthusiasm for the area. 

19 June 2018 - Lecture 1 – DVD Presentation “A stroll around the Clee Hills’. With discussion on the industrial and social history of Clee Hill. 

26 June 2018 - Lecture 2 – The Development of Clee Hill’s unique Dialect. A conversation by Ann and Alf Jenkins with a fun quiz to end. 

30 June & 2 July 2018 - Walking Tours of Clee Hill’s Industrial and Social History Sites – 10am meet in Victoria Car Park at Clee Hill village – on the A4117 for a leisurely stroll around the hill. Warm weatherproof clothing, packed lunch and strong shoes needed).

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Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE

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Walks and Talks - Alf Jenkins MBE is a Shropshire ‘Lad’, born on the Titterstone Clee Hills in the 1930s. His home was Dhu Stone Inn situated near and built for miners, railway and stone quarry workers. His father was an undertaker, wheelwright, smallholder and publican. The area was a remote, hive of industry with its own brand of farming and dialect. 

At the age of eleven Alf travelled the great distance of five miles each day to the foreign land of Ludlow and its Grammar School. Army life, teacher training and work in Birmingham followed before he returned to Ludlow to teach in the 1960s. Those interim years saw Clee Hill dialect diluted, two quarries close and the Dhu Stone incline became obsolete. There was a population influx and considerable commuting to work. Clee Hill life changed beyond all recognition, giving much urgency for Alf’s books and DVDs to be produced. What was written for local people has, due to detail of dialect, industrial history, crafts, stone quarrying, rural life, quarry railways and coalmining acquired not only national but international appeal.

Enjoy a little nostalgia from his lectures and tours at the Ludlow Fringe Festival about this unique area and encapsulate Alf’s infectious enthusiasm for the area. 

19 June 2018 - Lecture 1 – DVD Presentation “A stroll around the Clee Hills’. With discussion on the industrial and social history of Clee Hill. 

26 June 2018 - Lecture 2 – The Development of Clee Hill’s unique Dialect. A conversation by Ann and Alf Jenkins with a fun quiz to end. 

30 June & 2 July 2018 - Walking Tours of Clee Hill’s Industrial and Social History Sites – 10am meet in Victoria Car Park at Clee Hill village – on the A4117 for a leisurely stroll around the hill. Warm weatherproof clothing, packed lunch and strong shoes needed).

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Women's Law of Attraction Workshop
Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Law of Attraction Workshop

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With Ludlow & London Life Coach CAROLYN BENNETT

Choose your Saturday session if you are;

* Keen to know what the Law of Attraction really is

* Ready to know how to use it in your life

* Open to the idea ‘life is meant to feel good’

* Excited to find your own best self

* Ready to meet lovely new women like you

Whether you are a complete beginner or already into The Law Of Attraction, whether you’re artistic or not, Carolyn lovingly guides you to create your personal Vision Board. Using scissors, glue, magazines and felt pens, you’ll discover your own personal power.

The Law of Attraction is a creative force. You will be amazed what a profound difference these ideas and tools will make in your life. While having fun, you’ll learn how to use the energy in your words and feelings to positively impact your life from now on.

Carolyn Bennett is a psychologist, a qualified, registered and insured Life Coach, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, NLP and Timeline Practitioner. (Find her at Lifewisdom.co.uk)

She is passionate about helping people grasp that The Law of Attraction is always at work in our lives meaning it’s there to use for our advantage.

Attend one workshop for £50

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The Manfreds
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Manfreds

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Makin’ Tracks Tour 2018

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance. 

As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute. 

Kindly sponsored by South Shropshire Roofing

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. We have dedicated wheelchair spaces in the stalls.  If you require a wheelchair space, please call box office on 01584 878 141

Tickets: £25

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Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE

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Walks and Talks - Alf Jenkins MBE is a Shropshire ‘Lad’, born on the Titterstone Clee Hills in the 1930s. His home was Dhu Stone Inn situated near and built for miners, railway and stone quarry workers. His father was an undertaker, wheelwright, smallholder and publican. The area was a remote, hive of industry with its own brand of farming and dialect. 

At the age of eleven Alf travelled the great distance of five miles each day to the foreign land of Ludlow and its Grammar School. Army life, teacher training and work in Birmingham followed before he returned to Ludlow to teach in the 1960s. Those interim years saw Clee Hill dialect diluted, two quarries close and the Dhu Stone incline became obsolete. There was a population influx and considerable commuting to work. Clee Hill life changed beyond all recognition, giving much urgency for Alf’s books and DVDs to be produced. What was written for local people has, due to detail of dialect, industrial history, crafts, stone quarrying, rural life, quarry railways and coalmining acquired not only national but international appeal.

Enjoy a little nostalgia from his lectures and tours at the Ludlow Fringe Festival about this unique area and encapsulate Alf’s infectious enthusiasm for the area. 

19 June 2018 - Lecture 1 – DVD Presentation “A stroll around the Clee Hills’. With discussion on the industrial and social history of Clee Hill. 

26 June 2018 - Lecture 2 – The Development of Clee Hill’s unique Dialect. A conversation by Ann and Alf Jenkins with a fun quiz to end. 

30 June & 2 July 2018 - Walking Tours of Clee Hill’s Industrial and Social History Sites – 10am meet in Victoria Car Park at Clee Hill village – on the A4117 for a leisurely stroll around the hill. Warm weatherproof clothing, packed lunch and strong shoes needed).

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Women's Law of Attraction Workshop
Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Law of Attraction Workshop

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With Ludlow & London Life Coach CAROLYN BENNETT

Choose your Saturday session if you are;

* Keen to know what the Law of Attraction really is

* Ready to know how to use it in your life

* Open to the idea ‘life is meant to feel good’

* Excited to find your own best self

* Ready to meet lovely new women like you

Whether you are a complete beginner or already into The Law Of Attraction, whether you’re artistic or not, Carolyn lovingly guides you to create your personal Vision Board. Using scissors, glue, magazines and felt pens, you’ll discover your own personal power.

The Law of Attraction is a creative force. You will be amazed what a profound difference these ideas and tools will make in your life. While having fun, you’ll learn how to use the energy in your words and feelings to positively impact your life from now on.

Carolyn Bennett is a psychologist, a qualified, registered and insured Life Coach, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, NLP and Timeline Practitioner. (Find her at Lifewisdom.co.uk)

She is passionate about helping people grasp that The Law of Attraction is always at work in our lives meaning it’s there to use for our advantage.

Attend one workshop for £50

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Sharing Joy
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Sharing Joy

Sharing Joy is a theatre show created for people living with dementia and their carers and families.  It's a celebration of life and all its joys, using music, dance, nostalgia, masks, puppetry and laughter to bring pleasure and meaning to everyone involved.  The show is set in the 1940s and 1950s, with courting couples, wartime nurses, a singing dog and even Elvis himself!  There's music to bring back memories, dancing to enjoy or join in with, swinging dresses and best suits.  It's a playful and joyous show that encourages everyone to take part and express themselves.

This event will be held in Oscars. Tickets: £8.50

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Finding Joy
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Finding Joy

The funny and fearless sell-out mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll find joy!

Joy is 83 today: she’s feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?

Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful
run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.

Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike. It is supported by Arts Council England and Worcestershire County Council, and was developed in association with The Hereford Courtyard, with inspiration from movement-play specialists JABADAO.

This event will be held in Oscars. Tickets: £14.50

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Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

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Best known as lead singer of folk big band Bellowhead, which sold over a quarter of a million albums over their twelve year career, Jon Boden has also developed his own song-writing through the albums ‘Songs From the Floodplain’ and ‘Afterglow’ which focus on stories from a post-oil world where folk arts thrive. Usually touring the project with the 11-piece Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, this smaller line-up offers a more intimate version of the material. Expect music from Jon’s solo albums and from across his career including Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and Folk Song A Day.

 

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As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions
Jun
22
7:15 PM19:15

As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions

It's the Swinging 60’s and life at the court of the usurping Duke Frederick is lived on the edge - overflowing with tension, intrigue and brotherly hate.

As-You-LIke-It-(Ludlow-Castle)-low-res.jpg

Meanwhile in the Forest of Arden, peace and love reigns where the Duke’s exiled brother Duke Senior has taken refuge. The hippie lifestyle here is much slower and more gentle - until it is disturbed by runaways and four sets of lovers, including a cross dressing woman. Add a comedy duo and all the world’s a stage.
Come play your part at this open air production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in the beautiful setting of Ludlow Castle. 

Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic and join us for an evening of comedy, drama and live music.

This is an outdoor production – bring waterproofs! If it rains, the show must go on so please come prepared.

This event is held at Ludlow Castle.  Tickets are £15/£13 Concessions.

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As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions
Jun
21
7:15 PM19:15

As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Castle - Here to There Productions

It's the Swinging 60’s and life at the court of the usurping Duke Frederick is lived on the edge - overflowing with tension, intrigue and brotherly hate.

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Meanwhile in the Forest of Arden, peace and love reigns where the Duke’s exiled brother Duke Senior has taken refuge. The hippie lifestyle here is much slower and more gentle - until it is disturbed by runaways and four sets of lovers, including a cross dressing woman. Add a comedy duo and all the world’s a stage.
Come play your part at this open air production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in the beautiful setting of Ludlow Castle. 

Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic and join us for an evening of comedy, drama and live music.

This is an outdoor production – bring waterproofs! If it rains, the show must go on so please come prepared.

This event is held at Ludlow Castle.  Tickets are £15/£13 Concessions.

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Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Local History Lectures and Walks with Alfred Jenkins MBE

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Walks and Talks - Alf Jenkins MBE is a Shropshire ‘Lad’, born on the Titterstone Clee Hills in the 1930s. His home was Dhu Stone Inn situated near and built for miners, railway and stone quarry workers. His father was an undertaker, wheelwright, smallholder and publican. The area was a remote, hive of industry with its own brand of farming and dialect. 

At the age of eleven Alf travelled the great distance of five miles each day to the foreign land of Ludlow and its Grammar School. Army life, teacher training and work in Birmingham followed before he returned to Ludlow to teach in the 1960s. Those interim years saw Clee Hill dialect diluted, two quarries close and the Dhu Stone incline became obsolete. There was a population influx and considerable commuting to work. Clee Hill life changed beyond all recognition, giving much urgency for Alf’s books and DVDs to be produced. What was written for local people has, due to detail of dialect, industrial history, crafts, stone quarrying, rural life, quarry railways and coalmining acquired not only national but international appeal.

Enjoy a little nostalgia from his lectures and tours at the Ludlow Fringe Festival about this unique area and encapsulate Alf’s infectious enthusiasm for the area. 

19 June 2018 - Lecture 1 – DVD Presentation “A stroll around the Clee Hills’. With discussion on the industrial and social history of Clee Hill. 

26 June 2018 - Lecture 2 – The Development of Clee Hill’s unique Dialect. A conversation by Ann and Alf Jenkins with a fun quiz to end. 

30 June & 2 July 2018 - Walking Tours of Clee Hill’s Industrial and Social History Sites – 10am meet in Victoria Car Park at Clee Hill village – on the A4117 for a leisurely stroll around the hill. Warm weatherproof clothing, packed lunch and strong shoes needed).

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Whalebone & Kate Innes: Flocks of Words
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Whalebone & Kate Innes: Flocks of Words

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A collaboration between award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes, Flocks of Words is an immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry exploring landscape and the human soul. Grounded in the Shropshire Hills where the artists live and work, the sounds and language quickly become the audience’s own and the themes universal.

Over the last decade, Whalebone have become well known for their landscape-inspired instrumental music, with its broad, impressionistic sweep. Kate Innes, whose writing – both prose and poetry – is driven by her intense interest in the natural world, art, mythology and history, shares many of these preoccupations with Whalebone. Rooted as both are in the wild landscapes of Shropshire, and after some years of mutual admiration, it seemed natural and logical to suggest a collaboration. The easy alchemy when the words and music blend, and then transform each other, has been a source of joy and astonishment on both sides.

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £10

'Flocks of Words' are so good they even opened our 2017 'Weekend of Words' festival and had a chat with Selina in Interview Corner after their performance.  Click below to see what they had to say!  This June 2018 event is not one to be missed...

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Women's Law of Attraction Workshop
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Law of Attraction Workshop

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With Ludlow & London Life Coach CAROLYN BENNETT

Choose your Saturday session if you are;

* Keen to know what the Law of Attraction really is

* Ready to know how to use it in your life

* Open to the idea ‘life is meant to feel good’

* Excited to find your own best self

* Ready to meet lovely new women like you

Whether you are a complete beginner or already into The Law Of Attraction, whether you’re artistic or not, Carolyn lovingly guides you to create your personal Vision Board. Using scissors, glue, magazines and felt pens, you’ll discover your own personal power.

The Law of Attraction is a creative force. You will be amazed what a profound difference these ideas and tools will make in your life. While having fun, you’ll learn how to use the energy in your words and feelings to positively impact your life from now on.

Carolyn Bennett is a psychologist, a qualified, registered and insured Life Coach, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, NLP and Timeline Practitioner. (Find her at Lifewisdom.co.uk)

She is passionate about helping people grasp that The Law of Attraction is always at work in our lives meaning it’s there to use for our advantage.

Attend one workshop for £50

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Sir Andrew Motion
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Sir Andrew Motion

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Andrew Motion’s prose memoir, In the Blood (2006), was widely acclaimed, praised as ‘an act of magical retrieval’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘a hymn to familial love’ (Independent). Now, having left UK shores and the bounds of his laureateship, Motion looks back once more to recreate a stunning biographical sequel – but this time, in verse. Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted Motion throughout his writing life. The poem’s wealth of physical detail and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.

Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive; in 2015 he was appointed a Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including most recently the Ted Hughes Award (2015), and has published four celebrated biographies, a novella, The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) and a memoir, In the Blood (2006). Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009.

This event is funded by Poetry on Loan in partnership with Shropshire Libraries. Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry across West Midlands. For more information about Poetry on Loan visit www.poetryonloan.org.uk and to find out more about Shropshire Libraries visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. We have dedicated wheelchair spaces in the stalls.  If you require a wheelchair space, please call box office on 01584 878 141

Tickets: £12.50

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Dick Tracy
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Dick Tracy

Newsflash!

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There's been a series of high-profile crimes right across the city - but fear not...The police chief's put his best man on the job - Dick Tracy. It's now down to the square-jawed, hard-hitting, fast-shooting, comic book detective to solve the crime the only way he knows how...the crime solving way...

Will Tracy be able to save the day, get the girl and get to the bottom of who's causing the mayhem? Or perhaps the truth is closer than he thinks....

With their work rooted in the ridiculous, Le Navet Bete's Dick Tracy is a physical comedy influenced by the world-famous detective incorporating fooling, original live music, plenty of audience interaction, lightning quick character changes, incredibly authentic accents spattered with mystery, malice and mischief.

Having wowed audiences across the globe since 2007 with their inimitable, tightly-honed style of comedy performance, the award winning Le Navet Bete team up once again with one of the UK's most exciting comedy directors John Nicholson (Peepolykus). Sound design by Pete Storer and Set Design by Phil Eddolls.

Dick Tracy promises to have the bad guys in handcuffs and the audience in stitches.

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £14 adult / £11 child / £45 family (2 adults 2 children)

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Th Book of Job: The Musical!
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Th Book of Job: The Musical!

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All are present and correct in this rollicking blend of show tunes, Thomas Aquinas, and the kind ofexperience you'd expect from a west end show about a biblical character whose name begins with a 'J'. 

The musical re-tells the biblical story of Job – in an inspired blend of Andrew Lloyd Webber-style show tunes, dense liturgical theology and knockabout Monty Python-esque comedy.

Will Job curse God to his face? Will dashing angel with a dark side Satan win his bet? Does God really, as Karl Jung states in his Answer to Job (Routledge, 1952, p.10) “Not care a button for any moral opinion nor recognise any form of ethics as binding”?

This event will be held in Oscars. Tickets: ££7.50

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Jeremy Hardy
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Jeremy Hardy

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LIVE 2018

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”.

However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio, his television credits include: Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk (BBC2), QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2). 

He is also on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. He’s continuing his tour this autumn!

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”

THE GUARDIAN

'hugely enjoyable'THE REVIEWS HUB

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £15.50 / £6.50 unwaged

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Shakatak
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Shakatak

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Legendary Jazz-Funksters Shakatak are coming to Ludlow! Still sounding as good today as they did as they did back in the 80's.

With over 30 years of playing together, Shakatak were at the forefront of the Brit-Funk movement in the 1980’s and enjoyed a string of hit singles including: Nightbirds, Easier Said Than Done, Down on the Street, Dark is the Night, Street-walkin, City Rhythm, Watching You, and Day by Day (With Al Jarreau).

The band comprises of four original members: Jill Saward - Lead vocals and percussion, Bill Sharpe – Keyboards, Roger Odell – Drums and George Anderson – Bass, accompanied by Alan Womald - Guitar and Jacqui Hicks – Backing vocals, saxophone, flute and percussion.

The set will include all the old favourites you will recall from their regular appearances on TOTP, intermixed with some live favourites and a few snippets from their most recent studio albums “Times and Places” and “On the Corner”.

“Their music still glows as brightly as that first hearing… Shakatak aren’t just a band, they were the soundtrack to our lives.” (RONNIE SCOTTS House magazine)

“A wild diversity seldom found anymore, tons of rhythmic and stylistic variety… Slamming” (JAZZIZ magazine USA)

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £20

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Phill Jupitus
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Phill Jupitus

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JUPLICITY

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. 

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.

Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £16.50

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A Life More Ordinary: Rhythm & Movement
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

A Life More Ordinary: Rhythm & Movement

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Rhythm and Movement sessions led by Rachel Liggitt ill be mostly seated. Rachel will lead participants through a series of simple movements that will support wellbeing, improve mobility and responsiveness, connect people and stimulate the senses.

These sessions commence at 2pm and and have FREE entry. (Although donations are encouraged.)

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Salisbury Concert Band
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Salisbury Concert Band

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Music from the Silver Screen

Conducted by Chris Holmes, Salisbury Concert Band is made up of wind, brass and percussions players.

Come and enjoy a wide range of music as the band willl be performing from the concert hall to films and musical theatre.

Salisbury Concert Band was formed in 2005
following a plea by Musical Director Chris Holmes.

The compere for this evening’s performance will be Mr Robert Key.

This is a fundraising event for Ludlow Assembly Rooms

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions.

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Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

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Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for fifteen years. With an album release planned for Spring 2018 their current tour showcases a new sound for the duo drawing on influences from the folk tradition, Americana and beyond.

With rich vocal harmonies, accordion, fiddle and sublime guitar backing they are one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene today.

We have dedicated wheelchair spaces in the stalls.  If you require a wheelchair space, please call box office on 01584 878 141

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium, Tickets: £15.50

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A Life More Ordinary: Songs
Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

A Life More Ordinary: Songs

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In association with Arts for Health and Songs for You, Sal Tonge, local musician, singer and storyteller will bring a wide range of popular and well-known songs and deliver exciting singing sessions for people with dementia  and carers.

Dates:

Tuesday 19 December

Tuesday 23 January

Tuesday 27 February

Tuesday 27 March

Tuesday 17 April

These sessions commence at 2pm and and have FREE entry. (Although donations are encouraged.)

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New Orleans Heat
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

New Orleans Heat

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Once again we are delighted to welcome one of the most popular New Orleans  Jazz bands in the U.K and Europe. This versatile 7 piece band play the old style New Orleans Jazz be it stomp, Blues, hymns and spirituals with their superb musicianship shining through. Their motto is "is helping to keep Jazz alive" which they certainly do, Travelling extensively all over U.K and Europe A return of one of the most popular bands on the Jazz scene today who  are always a sell out in Ludlow.

This is a fundraising event for Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

This event will be held in Oscars. Tickets: £14

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Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!

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(Bigger, bolder, and more brilliant than before!)

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining?

Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too?

Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Find out all of this and more in Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!

“Hilarious and good for all ages” - Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

We have dedicated wheelchair spaces in the stalls.  If you require a wheelchair space, please call box office on 01584 878 141

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £7.50 / £6.50 for groups of 4 or more

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Festival Evensong
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

Festival Evensong

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The Weekend ends where it started in the magnificent St Laurence’s Church with an Evensong featuring works by Stanford and Wood.

This is a FREE event. Held at St Laurence's Church

SAVER TICKETS:

Saver tickets offer you access to all Ludlow English Song Weekend events-

Saver A: £235 (includes meals)

Saver B: £140 (excludes meals)

For more information, please call our Box Office on 01584 878141

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The Blue Hills of Antrim
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Blue Hills of Antrim

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Carolyn Dobbin, Gavan Ring, Iain Burnside

Our closing recital  including songs by Sir Charles Wood, Howard Ferguson, Sir Hamilton Harty and featuring a new commission by Martin Bussey

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium at Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Tickets: £25 (Zone A) / £22 (Zone B)

 

SAVER TICKETS:

Saver tickets offer you access to all Ludlow English Song Weekend events-

Saver A: £235 (includes meals)

Saver B: £140 (excludes meals)

For more information, please call our Box Office on 01584 878141

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Young Composers Showcase
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Young Composers Showcase

A chance to hear this year’s new songs, performed by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Free event.

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium at Ludlow Assembly Rooms. 

SAVER TICKETS:

Saver tickets offer you access to all Ludlow English Song Weekend events-

Saver A: £235 (includes meals)

Saver B: £140 (excludes meals)

For more information, please call our Box Office on 01584 878141

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Border Lines: A Panel Discussion
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Border Lines: A Panel Discussion

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The Irish border is never far from today’s Brexit-driven headlines. Savouring Ludlow’s position near another dividing line, Katy Hamilton looks at different lines of musical demarcation. A panel discussion explores other issues arising over the Weekend.

On the panel will be Lorraine Byrne Bodley, John Gilhooly, Philip Hammond, Aidan Thomson and Linda O’Shea Farren.

This event will be held in the Main Auditorium at Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Tickets: £10

SAVER TICKETS:

Saver tickets offer you access to all Ludlow English Song Weekend events-

Saver A: £235 (includes meals)

Saver B: £140 (excludes meals)

For more information, please call our Box Office on 01584 878141

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