We want to introduce the young to great performances so under 18’s are Free for all events when accompanied by an adult.
Arts and the young have really had a shot in the arm, with three of our regular Arts events, Contemporary Young Musicians on Sat 16 March with four local acts a great evening to a capacity crowd. Sat 20 April see’s the return of Young Classical Musicians an event with a proven track record of delivering quality performances to an increasing audience of discerning listeners, and the line up is now complete for the Children’s Arts Festival on Sun 23 June more about that soon.
We also have the first of our arts events for the pupils of the Hungerford Primary School on Thur 5 April, a little musical inspiration and fun before half term.
Back with our mainstream programme we have:
Fri 5 Apr – Breathe – Film
Equally heartwarming and heartbreakingBuy Tickets
When Robin is struck down by polio at the
age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed
and given only a few months to live. With the help of his wife Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to live a full and passionate life together – raising their young son, travelling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.
This film is Andy Serkis’s directorial debut and based on the life of pioneering polio survivor Robin Cavendish.
2017 Cert 12A 1hr 58mins Biography/Drama/ Romance
7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
Sat 6 Apr – Kaz HawkinsBuy Tickets
The Journey of Kaz Hawkins
The story of Kaz has many wondering how she ever survived the trauma in her life but she puts it best herself saying ‘Music is the very thing that saved me, when I sing I am in the safest place on earth. It replaces all the cruelty, shame and pain in my life so all I want to do now is sing for those still fighting’ Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own Soul Superstar named after her self penned song about the childhood that was stolen from her. She sings to her young self to let her know that she was strong and now the song pays tribute to her following her dream on stage.
The Belfast born singer-songwriter has wowed fans with her emotional honest performances across the globe. Her music brings an honest, fun, inspiring & hopeful message to those who need it. Using her story in song to break the barriers around mental health, Kaz Hawkins proves that music can heal, soothe and sometimes save souls that are lost. After nearly losing her life when her throat was cut, it is a spectacular story of survival never mind a voice that has reduced grown men to tears at her shows. It took Kaz 20 years to follow her childhood dream and now she is living every minute by creating a legacy of persistence, empowerment and true Belfast grit. Her music is an achievement but Kaz gives credit to her fans for allowing her into their musical hearts. Kaz is the ultimate story of the Phoenix rising from the ashes.