FRIDAY 18TH MAY
Doors open 6.30pm, starts at 7pm. Tickets available on the door.
SATURDAY 19TH MAY
As part of the Shamanic Lands weekend we are delighted to be hosting a very special evening with renowned musicians & artists, Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw who have lived and worked for 25 years on their thousand-year old farm amid the wild heathered hills of Dartmoor. The inspiration for all their work is drawn from the raw beauty and ancient spirit of the deep ancestral landscape, and they travel around the world performing their music in celebration of the nature magic of these British islands.
Carolyn and Nigel will present a magical evening of delicate sounds, deep drums, watery ritual, powerful songs, prayer chants, river stories and dynamic dancing rhythms spun from granite and streams. The rivers that flow high in the landscape are often amber hued, a rich tea of peaty earth and iron rocks. These rivers are the most remote and wildest waters of the landscape; the birthing place that feeds the oceans, the dying place that receives the returning salmon and the vessel for ancestral tales of hidden flows of magic that seep and rush beneath the ground. All this Nigel and Carolyn will catch inside their instruments and songs, braiding together wooden and bones flutes, salmon and deer and wild horse drums, river rattles and dark mountain pipes, as well as piano, Jura guitar and other traditional sounds. They will perform music from new and recent albums including work to be released later this year.
Doors open 7pm, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) available from the concert website.
SATURDAY 9TH JUNE
Crossgates Primary Schools years 5 and 6 are going to perform a number of musical theatre songs ranging from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Hairspray. They have been working on these numbers with Angharad Gough since January, as part of her third year independent study module and will be a large part of her final grade.
With the help of a handful of soloists they have been able to produce roughly an hours performance that will showcase all their talents. They have worked very hard and would love to have some support in their showcase and definitely deserve to be seen.
This showcase will be run as a fundraiser event for the Albert Hall and all proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the committee.
SATURDAY 16TH JUNE
SATURDAY 23RD JUNE