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With guest speaker Joanna Toy, join her for an afternoon of pure fascination. As longtime scriptwriter and producer for the BBC, she's also the author of a gripping wartime drama, 'A Store at War'. It’s 1941 and young Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow’s, whose gleaming facade has fascinated her since childhood. As the air raid sirens blare, Lily learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss Miss Frobisher alongside shy fellow junior Gladys. But her…Find out more »
Sally Barker returns to Thimblemill Library with her new band IOTA featuring Marion Fleetwood and Anna Ryder. All three write, sing and sway in perfect harmony and each is a seasoned performer of the UK Folk/Rock scene.Find out more »
In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7 year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ''MORIN-ROBERT’S GREATEST STRENGTH IS THAT SHE MAKES YOU, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER, FALL IN LOVE WITH HER. SHE TELLS HER STORY IN AN INTOXICATING WAY – BRINGING THE AUDIENCE TO A CRESCENDO OF LAUGHTER, ONLY TO KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOUR EMOTIONAL SAILS AND HAVE YOU ON…Find out more »
In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7 year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers that she has what it takes to fight back and come to terms with her disability.Find out more »
It’s a place we all know but have never been… a forest, a desert of ice. The land of ancient gods, wild animals and strange creatures. The home of the terrible and the sublime part of the rural touring dance initiative & Joan Cleville DanceFind out more »
Full of magic and dark humour, The north follows the whimsical story of John, a young man who finds himself lost in the harsh yet delicate wilderness of the north with only himself and two eccentric northerners for company. Without any memory of who he is or where he comes from, John searches for his own identity in an increasingly unpredictable environment, an imaginary place where being lost is the norm and letting go the only way to survive.Find out more »
Ana Silvera’s folk and bluegrass tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana’s songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. For this spring tour, alongside other original work, Ana will perform songs from her latest release, an alt-folk song cycle, Oracles (out now on Gearbox Records). Over the past few years, Ana…Find out more »
Josh Harty is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. “A true son of the heartland whose bold defiance and riveting delivery channel the essence of American music” (Glide Magazine). As the son of a small town police chief and preacher, grandson of a South Dakota polka legend, Josh grew up performing with his dad at every Lutheran Church, Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and Rotary Club in the Upper Midwest. Having released several internationally-aclaimed albums and performing across the US & Europe,…Find out more »
TwoManTing was formed in 2004, when Jon Lewis and Jah-man Aggrey were working together in world/dance band Le Cod Afrique, performing at the likes of WOMAD, Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury. Since then, the duo has been performing regularly throughout the UK, and particularly on the Festival circuit. Festie shows have included Glastonbury, the Secret Garden Party, Musicport, Green Man, Whychwood, Big Green Gathering, Off the Tracks, Sunrise Celebration, Broadstairs Folk Week, Small World, Waveform....to name but a few.Find out more »
Participate in an evening of Breton dance and songFind out more »