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Sat 3 Nov A Day to Remember

Marking 100 years since the end of the first world war we bring you a poignant and moving performance from a young, acclaimed, performance poet, Toby Thompson.

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In 2015 Toby was commissioned by director Jesse Jones (National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic) who was in residence at Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, to write and perform this commemorative work in the centenary year of the Battle of Aubers Ridge.

Aubers Ridge was one of the most disastrous British military engagements of the First World War. The men of Northampton suffered terrible and disproportionate losses: the Northamptonshire Regiment was heavily involved and badly hit. No single regiment suffered more losses on the those two days in May 1915 when the British counted 11,000 casualties overall for no material strategic gain. The story of Aubers Ridge epitomises the essence of ‘lest we forget’.

Just a few of the great reviews

Beautiful, inspiring wordsmithery…

Toby Thompson is a writer and performer of thoughts and feelings. Not just his own, but somehow yours too. His poetry displays his delight in life’s uncertainties and absurdities and his uniquely rhythmic and musical style is lyrical, beguiling, playful and poignant.

“…one of the most inspired, powerful poets I’ve heard in years. …talent and passion that put a lot of older writers to shame. Who knows what primal wellspring he’s pulling all this inspiration from, but anyway, world – take notice.”

Dizraeli. Champion Poet, Rapper, Dizraeli & The Small Gods.

“…easily one of the most gifted young wordsmiths I have ever had the pleasure to encounter.”

Akala. Rapper & founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

“Toby Thompson is the future.”

Kate Tempest

Fri 26 Oct – Film – The Shape of Water.

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that’s being held in captivity. 2017 Cert 15 2hrs 3mins Academy Award for Best Picture/ Best Director/ Best Original Music Score/ Best Production Design Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review Scores on the Doors… Continue reading →

Sat 3 Nov – A Day to Remember.

Marking 100 years since the end of the first world war we bring you a poignant and moving performance from a young, acclaimed, performance poet, Toby Thompson. Buy Tickets In 2015 Toby was commissioned by director Jesse Jones (National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic) who was in residence at Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, to… Continue reading →

Fri 9 Nov – Film – Starter for Ten.

In 1985, a working class youth from Essex gets a chance to prove himself when he’s accepted at Bristol University . In his first year he finds romance and wins a place on the University Challenge quiz team 2006 Cert 12 A 1hr 32mins Comedy/Drama/Romance Based on book by David Nicholls (One Day), Screenplay by… Continue reading →

Sat 10 Nov – Joys and Sorrows.

Buy Tickets The Medlam Family String Quartet, consisting of Lukas, Ingrid and Charles and nearly family member Mia Bodet will be joined by Hannah Medlam (soprano), and Corby Welch (tenor) from the Düsseldorf Opera, for an evening of predominantly Austrian Music, with works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Korngold, Ingrid Seifert and Lukas Medlam. There will… Continue reading →

Fri 23 Nov – Film – A Man Called Ove.

59 year old Ove, an ill-tempered man at odds with everyone, has finally given up on life, when an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours 2016 Cert 15 1hr 56mins Comedy/Drama/Romance Swedish with subtitles European film award for best European comedy of 2016 Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review IMDB 7.7 Rotten… Continue reading →

Sat 24 Nov – the London Classical Trio.

Buy Tickets The London Classical Trio was formed by three of the UK’s finest chamber musicians, drawn together by friendship and a shared vision in chamber music. Each a specialist, a soloist, a leader, and a prizewinning instrumentalist in their own field, they share an unusual affinity, enjoyment, and communicative style in performance together. As… Continue reading →

Sat 1 Dec – Tony O’Malley – Christmas Party.

Buy Tickets Start the festive season with the Tony O’Malley and his band! A regular feature at London’s world famous Ronnie Scott’s and 606 Club, Tony comes to Hungerford with his truly outstanding band. A founding member of 10-piece soul pioneers Kokomo, Tony has led a distinguished career, from being a member of pop legends… Continue reading →

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