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Live transmission from the Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera presents William Tell starring Gerald FinleyCert 15Concert HallSunday 5 July 2.45pm£15Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot William Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt.Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording – which also features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) – will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.Please note that there will be some brief nudity in Act 3 of the production and that some scenes may not be suitable for children.
ROH Live Opera - William Tell
Live transmission from the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera presents William Tell starring Gerald Finley
Cert 15

Concert Hall
Sunday 5 July 2.45pm
£15

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot William Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt.

Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording – which also features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) – will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Please note that there will be some brief nudity in Act 3 of the production and that some scenes may not be suitable for children.



05/07/2015 14:45
Ashcroft TheatreFriday 10 July 7.30pm£20.50Four giants of the rock ‘n’ roll world come together for the first time in Be Bop a Lula! Join us for the biggest rock ‘n’ roll party in town with a live band, as we celebrate the music of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison. Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate these legends with passion and a very authentic ‘feel’ of the artists and their music. An unmissable evening of rock ‘n’ roll classics.
Be Bop a Lula!

Ashcroft Theatre
Friday 10 July 7.30pm
£20.50

Four giants of the rock ‘n’ roll world come together for the first time in Be Bop a Lula! Join us for the biggest rock ‘n’ roll party in town with a live band, as we celebrate the music of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison. Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate these legends with passion and a very authentic ‘feel’ of the artists and their music. An unmissable evening of rock ‘n’ roll classics.


10/07/2015 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreThursday 16 - Saturday 18 July 7.30pmSaturday Matinee 3pm£18, £20 & £22, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeJanet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Victor Romero Evans perform their critically acclaimed smash-hit show Lover’s Rock Monologues, where they share their heart-warming and hilarious stories punctuated by songs of the era. It’s sure to spark fond memories and have you rocking in the aisles!
Lover's Rock Monologues

Ashcroft Theatre
Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 July 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee 3pm
£18, £20 & £22, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Victor Romero Evans perform their critically acclaimed smash-hit show Lover’s Rock Monologues, where they share their heart-warming and hilarious stories punctuated by songs of the era. It’s sure to spark fond memories and have you rocking in the aisles!


16/07/2015 to 18/07/2015
Concert HallFriday 17 July 7.30pm£32.50 & £37.50MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER RETURNS TO THE UK TO PERFORM A SELECTION OF EXCLUSIVE SUMMER SHOWSMary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, will be returning to the UK to perform a selection of exclusive summer shows.Mary Chapin Carpenter’s last release in 2014, Songs From the Movie was the country soft-rocker’s first foray into orchestral music. It was recorded at the legendary AIR Studios in London with a 63-piece group backing her up. Conducted and arranged by Grammy Award winning producer Vince Mendoza.Carpenter has sold more than 13 million albums since releasing her debut album Hometown Girl nearly 30 years ago in 1987. She is the only artist to have won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance four consecutive years. To date, Carpenter’s albums have garnered five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She has also earned two Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.Her traditional approach to song-crafting transcends contemporary country and Americana, and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Carpenter remains a true musical force and one of the most accomplished and distinctive singer-songwriters in the world today.‘At times nearly exquisite, at all others...beautiful’ All Music Guide‘Carefully observed storytelling’ The Guardian‘A journey from orchestral ethereality to hand-clapping country-pop’ New York Times
Mary Chapin Carpenter

Concert Hall
Friday 17 July 7.30pm
£32.50 & £37.50

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER RETURNS TO THE UK TO PERFORM A SELECTION OF EXCLUSIVE SUMMER SHOWS

Mary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, will be returning to the UK to perform a selection of exclusive summer shows.

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s last release in 2014, Songs From the Movie was the country soft-rocker’s first foray into orchestral music. It was recorded at the legendary AIR Studios in London with a 63-piece group backing her up. Conducted and arranged by Grammy Award winning producer Vince Mendoza.

Carpenter has sold more than 13 million albums since releasing her debut album Hometown Girl nearly 30 years ago in 1987. She is the only artist to have won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance four consecutive years. To date, Carpenter’s albums have garnered five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She has also earned two Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her traditional approach to song-crafting transcends contemporary country and Americana, and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Carpenter remains a true musical force and one of the most accomplished and distinctive singer-songwriters in the world today.

‘At times nearly exquisite, at all others...beautiful’ All Music Guide

‘Carefully observed storytelling’ The Guardian

‘A journey from orchestral ethereality to hand-clapping country-pop’ New York Times


17/07/2015 19:30
Live recording of André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht ConcertCert 12AConcert HallSunday 19 July 7pm£16Affectionately known as 'The King of Waltz', André performs every year in front of thousands of fans set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht, in The Netherlands. As always, André is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his sopranos, tenors and some very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular concerts of the year and 2015 is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to be screened in cinemas.One of the most popular live acts in the world, André will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age. Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!When asked if André had a message for his fans around the world, he said: ‘I am so delighted that my hometown Maastricht concert will once again be coming to cinemas in July! It's going to be an incredible evening - and I can promise you it will be a musical night to remember. If you can't join us in Maastricht, we will come to you, in your local cinema.’As always, CinemaLive's programme will feature a host who will introduce the show as well as conduct an interview with André the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval. Spoken parts in English and Dutch with some English subtitles supplied.The satellite delivered concert is recorded several days prior to the cinema screening, during André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert summer season.
Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert
Live recording of André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert
Cert 12A

Concert Hall
Sunday 19 July 7pm
£16

Affectionately known as 'The King of Waltz', André performs every year in front of thousands of fans set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht, in The Netherlands. As always, André is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his sopranos, tenors and some very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular concerts of the year and 2015 is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to be screened in cinemas.

One of the most popular live acts in the world, André will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age. Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!

When asked if André had a message for his fans around the world, he said: ‘I am so delighted that my hometown Maastricht concert will once again be coming to cinemas in July! It's going to be an incredible evening - and I can promise you it will be a musical night to remember. If you can't join us in Maastricht, we will come to you, in your local cinema.’

As always, CinemaLive's programme will feature a host who will introduce the show as well as conduct an interview with André the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval. Spoken parts in English and Dutch with some English subtitles supplied.

The satellite delivered concert is recorded several days prior to the cinema screening, during André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert summer season.




19/07/2015 19:00
Concert HallThursday 23 July 8pm£24 & £27WINNERS OF THE 2011 ‘WORLD MUSIC’ GRAMMY AWARDTinariwen, the original Nomadic desert blues-rockers perform as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls. From the World Cup opening ceremony to the stage of the Grammy Awards and support slots for the Rolling Stones, these Taurag former guerrilla fighters have reached far beyond their Malian homeland in the Sahara to build a global following for their music.So powerful are their hypnotic, lonesome songs that their meaning is understood across the world regardless of the language barrier between them and their legions of devotees. Their global journey was further emphasised as this phenomenal band recorded their 2014 album, Emmaar, in the deserts of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.Support comes from the heavyweight acoustic roots sound of 2014 British Blues Award winner King Size Slim.‘By the time the set closes, it’s impossible not to feel that one has experienced some form of shamanic ritual: the very root of the rock ’n’ roll communion’ The Independent ★★★★‘Mailian musicians in California playing riffs that Robert Johnson would sell his soul for, again’ NME 8/10
Tinariwen - Support from King Size Slim

Concert Hall
Thursday 23 July 8pm
£24 & £27

WINNERS OF THE 2011 ‘WORLD MUSIC’ GRAMMY AWARD

Tinariwen, the original Nomadic desert blues-rockers perform as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls. From the World Cup opening ceremony to the stage of the Grammy Awards and support slots for the Rolling Stones, these Taurag former guerrilla fighters have reached far beyond their Malian homeland in the Sahara to build a global following for their music.

So powerful are their hypnotic, lonesome songs that their meaning is understood across the world regardless of the language barrier between them and their legions of devotees. Their global journey was further emphasised as this phenomenal band recorded their 2014 album, Emmaar, in the deserts of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.

Support comes from the heavyweight acoustic roots sound of 2014 British Blues Award winner King Size Slim.

‘By the time the set closes, it’s impossible not to feel that one has experienced some form of shamanic ritual: the very root of the rock ’n’ roll communion’ The Independent ★★★★

‘Mailian musicians in California playing riffs that Robert Johnson would sell his soul for, again’ NME 8/10

23/07/2015 20:00
STAND! Presents Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor plus DJ set from Lloyd CoxsoneArnhem GalleryThursday 23 July 9pm£21.50STAND! and the Croydon Dub Club join the Ambition Festival party and play host to the legendary producer, songwriter, performer, dub innovator and musical genius Lee Scratch Perry.Lee Perry launched his career in the 1950s at Jamaica’s famed Studio One, where he recorded over 30 Ska records for studio boss Coxsone Dodd. A brief period followed working for Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated label, before unleashing his own Upsetter label in 1968. From the very first release his unique approach to the studio shone through with the sampling of a baby crying on the massive selling People Funny Boy. Through to 1972 he not only worked with his in-house band The Upsetters, writing and producing many hits including Return of the Django and Live Injection, but also found success producing for The Wailers including the iconic tracks Mr.Brown, Soul Rebels, Duppy Conqueror, Don’t Rock My Boat, Sun Is Shining and many more.In 1973 Perry built the Black Ark studio in his back yard and went onto produce arguably the most innovative albums not only of his career but also in the world of reggae, including the trinity of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves, The Congos' Heart of the Congos and Max Romeo’s War Inna Babylon albums.In more recent times the Grammy award winning Perry has been listed in Rolling Stone magazine‘s Top 100 artists of all time, collaborated with Mad Professor, Beastie Boys, Adrian Sherwood, The Orb, and released dozens of albums in his own right.Performing at STAND! with a full band and being ‘live dub engineered’ by long-time collaborator Mad Professor, this is set to be something very special for fans of all things dub and good vibes.Add in a DJ set from the legendary Godfather of the Sound System, Sir Lloyd Coxsone, and we're in for a party that's going to be BIGGER THAN BIG!This event is general admission and all-standing.
Stand! Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor
STAND! Presents Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor plus DJ set from Lloyd Coxsone

Arnhem Gallery
Thursday 23 July 9pm
£21.50


STAND! and the Croydon Dub Club join the Ambition Festival party and play host to the legendary producer, songwriter, performer, dub innovator and musical genius Lee Scratch Perry.

Lee Perry launched his career in the 1950s at Jamaica’s famed Studio One, where he recorded over 30 Ska records for studio boss Coxsone Dodd. A brief period followed working for Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated label, before unleashing his own Upsetter label in 1968. From the very first release his unique approach to the studio shone through with the sampling of a baby crying on the massive selling People Funny Boy. Through to 1972 he not only worked with his in-house band The Upsetters, writing and producing many hits including Return of the Django and Live Injection, but also found success producing for The Wailers including the iconic tracks Mr.Brown, Soul Rebels, Duppy Conqueror, Don’t Rock My Boat, Sun Is Shining and many more.

In 1973 Perry built the Black Ark studio in his back yard and went onto produce arguably the most innovative albums not only of his career but also in the world of reggae, including the trinity of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves, The Congos' Heart of the Congos and Max Romeo’s War Inna Babylon albums.

In more recent times the Grammy award winning Perry has been listed in Rolling Stone magazine‘s Top 100 artists of all time, collaborated with Mad Professor, Beastie Boys, Adrian Sherwood, The Orb, and released dozens of albums in his own right.

Performing at STAND! with a full band and being ‘live dub engineered’ by long-time collaborator Mad Professor, this is set to be something very special for fans of all things dub and good vibes.

Add in a DJ set from the legendary Godfather of the Sound System, Sir Lloyd Coxsone, and we're in for a party that's going to be BIGGER THAN BIG!

This event is general admission and all-standing.


23/07/2015 21:00
Concert HallFriday 24 July 8pm£24 & £27A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a lovin' race... the one and only Jazzie B leads the two-time Grammy Award-winners and legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul for this special show as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls, featuring a full line-up with strings and the iconic sound of Caron Wheeler on vocals.Beginning life as a sound system and evolving into a full live musical collective led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B influenced by Philly soul, disco, reggae that sounds that could only have come out of London and that sounds as fresh now as it did back in the day. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.Best known for their hits Back To Life, Keep On Movin and Get A Life, Soul II Soul have sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide and marked their 25th anniversary in 2014.Support TBC
Soul II Soul

Concert Hall
Friday 24 July 8pm
£24 & £27

A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a lovin' race... the one and only Jazzie B leads the two-time Grammy Award-winners and legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul for this special show as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls, featuring a full line-up with strings and the iconic sound of Caron Wheeler on vocals.

Beginning life as a sound system and evolving into a full live musical collective led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B influenced by Philly soul, disco, reggae that sounds that could only have come out of London and that sounds as fresh now as it did back in the day. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.

Best known for their hits Back To Life, Keep On Movin and Get A Life, Soul II Soul have sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide and marked their 25th anniversary in 2014.

Support TBC


24/07/2015 20:00
With Wizards of Percussion, Circle Of Sound, Josienne Clarke & Ben WalkerConcert HallSaturday 25 July 7pmFREE EVENTCircle of Sound is a powerful collaboration between Soumik Datta, on the 19-stringed Sarod, and drummer Bernhard Schimplesberger. Hailed by the BBC as the vanguard of British Asian Music their sound resonates with deep Indian ragas, urban beats, glockenspiels, and a spirited rock attitude. The band has recently launched its second album, Anti Hero. Featuring support from The Wizards of Percussion. Just announced BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners 2015 'Best Duo' Josienne Clark and Ben Walker will be performing. Click below to see them perform at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.This is free entry BUT tickets must be booked in advance via the website (click ‘Book Tickets’ at bottom of page) or by phone. Tickets can be collected at any time after booking but must be collected before 6pm on Sat 25th July.
A Night of Asian & British Fusion
With Wizards of Percussion, Circle Of Sound, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Concert Hall
Saturday 25 July 7pm
FREE EVENT

Circle of Sound is a powerful collaboration between Soumik Datta, on the 19-stringed Sarod, and drummer Bernhard Schimplesberger. Hailed by the BBC as the vanguard of British Asian Music their sound resonates with deep Indian ragas, urban beats, glockenspiels, and a spirited rock attitude. The band has recently launched its second album, Anti Hero. Featuring support from The Wizards of Percussion. Just announced BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners 2015 'Best Duo' Josienne Clark and Ben Walker will be performing. Click below to see them perform at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

This is free entry BUT tickets must be booked in advance via the website (click ‘Book Tickets’ at bottom of page) or by phone. Tickets can be collected at any time after booking but must be collected before 6pm on Sat 25th July.



25/07/2015 19:00
Present A Night of Variety and VisionConcert HallSunday 26 July 4.15pm£6.50Miss God aka Joanna Zubrycka is an exquisite Polish singer, composer and producer whose subtle electronic sounds combined with deep base line and ethnically inspired experimental vocals make a unique and eclectic mixture. Her music is reminiscent of Burial, Mister Lies, and Soap&Skin. She has supported Dizzie Rascal & Modeselektor at Electronic Beats Festival in Poznan, Poland, and featured at a number of other prestigious Polish music festivals including Heineken Opener Festival and Soundrive Festival in Gdansk.Alongside Miss God on this Polish Arts in London special are other musicians, comedians and performance artists including:• Patrizia Paolini, presenting and performing Phantasmagoria, a follies-esque theatre production that blends comedy with an examination of the tension between the real and the inauthentic self.• Michael ‘The Great’ Topolski, with a stand-up routine of physical comedy, theatre and play and language.
Polish Arts in London
Present A Night of Variety and Vision

Concert Hall
Sunday 26 July 4.15pm
£6.50


Miss God aka Joanna Zubrycka is an exquisite Polish singer, composer and producer whose subtle electronic sounds combined with deep base line and ethnically inspired experimental vocals make a unique and eclectic mixture. Her music is reminiscent of Burial, Mister Lies, and Soap&Skin. She has supported Dizzie Rascal & Modeselektor at Electronic Beats Festival in Poznan, Poland, and featured at a number of other prestigious Polish music festivals including Heineken Opener Festival and Soundrive Festival in Gdansk.

Alongside Miss God on this Polish Arts in London special are other musicians, comedians and performance artists including:

Patrizia Paolini, presenting and performing Phantasmagoria, a follies-esque theatre production that blends comedy with an examination of the tension between the real and the inauthentic self.

Michael ‘The Great’ Topolski, with a stand-up routine of physical comedy, theatre and play and language.


26/07/2015 16:15
Ashcroft TheatreSunday 26 July 7.30pm£18.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeYes, Joe’s back! This time he's leaner, meaner, he's a vacuum cleaner!Last year Joe and his twin brother Raynard opened a chip shop with the Dalai Lama in Skegness, called Batter Me, I'm Yours! But due to an accident with a pickled egg the Lama pulled out and opened a rival chip shop called the Dalai's Deep Sea Sausage, which resulted in a surf and turf war, it was savaloys at 40 paces.... If you want to know more come and see this show, it'll blow your mind, well at least your chips!Warning this show contains nuts! Featuring special guest Paul Burling.
Joe Pasquale

Ashcroft Theatre
Sunday 26 July 7.30pm
£18.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

Yes, Joe’s back! This time he's leaner, meaner, he's a vacuum cleaner!

Last year Joe and his twin brother Raynard opened a chip shop with the Dalai Lama in Skegness, called Batter Me, I'm Yours! But due to an accident with a pickled egg the Lama pulled out and opened a rival chip shop called the Dalai's Deep Sea Sausage, which resulted in a surf and turf war, it was savaloys at 40 paces.... If you want to know more come and see this show, it'll blow your mind, well at least your chips!

Warning this show contains nuts! Featuring special guest Paul Burling.


26/07/2015 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreTuesday 4 August 1.30pm & 4.30pm,Wednesday 5 August 10.30am & 1.30pm£13, Groups £10 eachPlus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeA musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!For a sneak preview, visit www.thetigerwhocametotealive.com‘This Tiger is the cat’s meow’ The TimesRunning time: 55 minutes (no interval)Suitable for ages 3+
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Live on Stage!

Ashcroft Theatre
Tuesday 4 August 1.30pm & 4.30pm,
Wednesday 5 August 10.30am & 1.30pm
£13, Groups £10 each
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

For a sneak preview, visit
www.thetigerwhocametotealive.com

‘This
Tiger is the cat’s meow’
The Times

Running time: 55 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 3+




04/08/2015 to 05/08/2015
Concert HallFriday 2 October 8pm£40 & £45America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to Fairfield Halls.Over the course of his extraordinary career, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, appeared on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage in 2011 and was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He has sold out arenas worldwide, performing 14 world tours and more than 4,000 concert appearances.In June 2014 Don performed at the Stagecoach Festival, one of the premier country music events in the US. According to the Daily News ‘the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance.’Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the man who brought us American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying and Castles in the Air live in concert.
Don McLean - The American Troubadour

Concert Hall
Friday 2 October 8pm
£40 & £45

America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to Fairfield Halls.

Over the course of his extraordinary career, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, appeared on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage in 2011 and was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He has sold out arenas worldwide, performing 14 world tours and more than 4,000 concert appearances.

In June 2014 Don performed at the Stagecoach Festival, one of the premier country music events in the US. According to the Daily News ‘the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance.’

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the man who brought us American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying and Castles in the Air live in concert.




02/10/2015 20:00
Arnhem GalleryThursday 8 October 7.30pm£15One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat presents a wall of sound that transcends time, packed with Ska fusion rhythms to ignite a crowd.The Beat are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk To, Can't Get Used To Losing You, Hands off She's Mine and All Out To Get You. Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse Ska, Pop, Reggae and Punk Rock and their dynamic live show has garnered them a loyal following at home and abroad.The Beat formed in Birmingham in 1978, part of the West Midlands Ska revival scene that also produced The Specials and The Selecter, whilst London saw the formation of Madness and The Bodysnatchers.Their first single was an arresting version of Smokey Robinson’s Tears Of A Clown, given a completely new feel, and was backed with their own composition Ranking Full Stop. Released in a one-off deal on Jerry Dammers’ Chrysalis-backed 2-Tone label, the single stormed into the Top 10 in December 1979, and saw the band appear twice on Top of the Pops. Backed by Arista, the band formed their own label Go-Feet Records. The first release in February 1980 was another Top 10 hit, Hands Off... She’s Mine and was the first of twelve chart singles for the band on Go-Feet.The band released three albums I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982). All three albums were reissued in the summer of 2012 by Edsel Records with bonus additions.The 2015 line-up features Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townshend on drums plus Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin, Steve Harper and Bobby Bird on bass, sax and guitars.This event is general admission and all-standing.
Stand! The Beat plus Support

Arnhem Gallery
Thursday 8 October 7.30pm
£15


One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat presents a wall of sound that transcends time, packed with Ska fusion rhythms to ignite a crowd.

The Beat are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk To, Can't Get Used To Losing You, Hands off She's Mine and All Out To Get You. Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse Ska, Pop, Reggae and Punk Rock and their dynamic live show has garnered them a loyal following at home and abroad.

The Beat formed in Birmingham in 1978, part of the West Midlands Ska revival scene that also produced The Specials and The Selecter, whilst London saw the formation of Madness and The Bodysnatchers.

Their first single was an arresting version of Smokey Robinson’s Tears Of A Clown, given a completely new feel, and was backed with their own composition Ranking Full Stop. Released in a one-off deal on Jerry Dammers’ Chrysalis-backed 2-Tone label, the single stormed into the Top 10 in December 1979, and saw the band appear twice on Top of the Pops. Backed by Arista, the band formed their own label Go-Feet Records. The first release in February 1980 was another Top 10 hit, Hands Off... She’s Mine and was the first of twelve chart singles for the band on Go-Feet.

The band released three albums I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982). All three albums were reissued in the summer of 2012 by Edsel Records with bonus additions.

The 2015 line-up features Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townshend on drums plus Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin, Steve Harper and Bobby Bird on bass, sax and guitars.

This event is general admission and all-standing.


08/10/2015 19:30
Is This the Way to AmarilloConcert HallTuesday 3 November 7.30pm£30, Concessions £27.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeTony Christie is back on the road with a new album and of course singing the hits that made him famous, including Is This the Way to Amarillo, I did what I did for Maria, Avenues and Alleyways, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast and many more. 
Tony Christie in Concert
Is This the Way to Amarillo

Concert Hall
Tuesday 3 November 7.30pm
£30, Concessions £27.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free


Tony Christie is back on the road with a new album and of course singing the hits that made him famous, including Is This the Way to Amarillo, I did what I did for Maria, Avenues and Alleyways, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast and many more.


 
03/11/2015 19:30
Concert HallThursday 5 November 7.30pm£37.50 & £42Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, announces her first ever solo tour.The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career. 30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human. Book for this show NOW, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it!
Dawn French - 30 Million Minutes

Concert Hall
Thursday 5 November 7.30pm
£37.50 & £42

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, announces her first ever solo tour.

The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career. 30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human. Book for this show NOW, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it!




05/11/2015 19:30
Concert HallSaturday 7 November 7.30pm£30 & £36It was a decade ago that Celtic Woman first introduced millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production. The group made its debut on televsion in 2005 with a sold-out performance at The Helix in Dublin, which was filmed and broadcast in the United States on PBS.  Although initially intended as a one-time-only event, the concert was so warmly received by the public that the group continued to perform and record.The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15-member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. This anniversary performance will honor Celtic Woman’s musical history while looking to the future, with elaborate new set designs, glamorous new dresses and breathtaking choreography. The show will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, contemporary standards and classical favorites alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known.Celebrating an incredibly musical journey, Celtic Woman’s 10th Anniversary Celebration offers a one-of-a-kind concert experience that will enchant longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour

Concert Hall
Saturday 7 November 7.30pm
£30 & £36

It was a decade ago that Celtic Woman first introduced millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production. The group made its debut on televsion in 2005 with a sold-out performance at The Helix in Dublin, which was filmed and broadcast in the United States on PBS. Although initially intended as a one-time-only event, the concert was so warmly received by the public that the group continued to perform and record.

The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15-member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. This anniversary performance will honor Celtic Woman’s musical history while looking to the future, with elaborate new set designs, glamorous new dresses and breathtaking choreography. The show will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, contemporary standards and classical favorites alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known.

Celebrating an incredibly musical journey, Celtic Woman’s 10th Anniversary Celebration offers a one-of-a-kind concert experience that will enchant longtime fans and newcomers alike.






07/11/2015 19:30
Starring the Legendary David Hasselhoff in the World Premiere of a brand new musicalConcert HallThursday 12 November 7.30pm£30.50, £37.50 & £40.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeA DJ Dad, a wild child daughter and a trip to the party island of Ibiza with a pulsating dance track from the 80s and 90s.‘The Hoff’, iconic star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, plays an extrovert, party going, DJ and night club owner in Ibiza. His teenage daughter arrives to stay for the summer and he has to cope with being a single parent, to a girl who wants to meet boys and live the party life. Suddenly his motto is ‘do as I say, not as I did!’Underscoring this coming of age tale of love, laughter and friendship are a string of hits from the epic collection ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’. From number one record ‘Everything I Do I Do it For You’ to M. C. Hammer’s ‘Can't Touch This to Ride on Time’. Back to a ‘Saturday Night’, ‘When Things Can Only Get Better’ and ‘The Only Way Was Up’. Girls wanted to ‘Spice up Their Life’ and friends promised ‘I’ll Be There for you’. We dare you not to dance!From the makers of Dreamboats and Petticoats and Boogie Nights comes a heart-warming and hilarious story promising to be the Mamma Mia party night of the year!www.lastnightadj.comFacebook Last Night A DJ Saved My LifeTwitter @LNmusical
David Hasselhoff - Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Starring the Legendary David Hasselhoff in the World Premiere of a brand new musical

Concert Hall
Thursday 12 November 7.30pm
£30.50, £37.50 & £40.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

A DJ Dad, a wild child daughter and a trip to the party island of Ibiza with a pulsating dance track from the 80s and 90s.

‘The Hoff’, iconic star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, plays an extrovert, party going, DJ and night club owner in Ibiza. His teenage daughter arrives to stay for the summer and he has to cope with being a single parent, to a girl who wants to meet boys and live the party life. Suddenly his motto is ‘do as I say, not as I did!’

Underscoring this coming of age tale of love, laughter and friendship are a string of hits from the epic collection ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’. From number one record ‘Everything I Do I Do it For You’ to M. C. Hammer’s ‘Can't Touch This to Ride on Time’. Back to a ‘Saturday Night’, ‘When Things Can Only Get Better’ and ‘The Only Way Was Up’. Girls wanted to ‘Spice up Their Life’ and friends promised ‘I’ll Be There for you’. We dare you not to dance!

From the makers of Dreamboats and Petticoats and Boogie Nights comes a heart-warming and hilarious story promising to be the Mamma Mia party night of the year!

www.lastnightadj.com

Facebook Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Twitter @LNmusical




12/11/2015 19:30
Concert HallSunday 15 November 7.30pm£28Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican (and politician) Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.To celebrate this milestone, join this icon on his twice extended sell-out tour One Man, One Guvnor.‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday‘Feels as fresh as ever… One man, two hours of ingenious, silly, near-the-knuckle bliss’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph‘Firing from both comedy barrels’ ★★★★ Metrowww.thepublandlord.comFacebook thepublandlordTwitter @almurray
Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

Concert Hall
Sunday 15 November 7.30pm
£28


Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican (and politician) Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.

To celebrate this milestone, join this icon on his twice extended sell-out tour One Man, One Guvnor.

‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Feels as fresh as ever… One man, two hours of ingenious, silly, near-the-knuckle bliss’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

‘Firing from both comedy barrels’ ★★★★ Metro

www.thepublandlord.com
Facebook thepublandlord
Twitter @almurray




15/11/2015 19:30

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