We want to introduce the young to great performances so under 18’s are Free for all events when accompanied by an adult.
Fri 15 Feb – Call Me By Your Name
In northern Italy in the early 1980s, amid lush Mediterranean landscapes of a serene and golden summer, 17-year-old Elio (Timotheé Chalamet) visits the family’s summer villa to spend his vacation with his father, a Greco- Roman professor of culture, his translator mother, Annella, and an American doctoral student, Oliver. Little by little, over the course of six fleeting weeks, a timid friendship between Elio and Oliver prepares the ground for an unexpected bond, as the unexplored emotions of first love start boiling over.
2017 Cert 15 2hrs 12mins Drama/Romance Academy Award Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory
7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
Sat 23 Feb – Faustus St Lawrence’s Church
The return of the kings of English Folk with their new EP Cotton Lords.
One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands
Featuring three of the leading lights of their generation of folk artists: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). A band that’s rooted deeply in the English tradition.
“The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness… Bloke-folk!… Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.”
**** Independent on Sunday
“Everything that’s best in modern traditional music.” Acoustic Magazine
Fri 1 March – Zama
Based on a novel written in the 1950s by Antonio Di Benedetto about Don Diego de Zama, a 17th-century Spanish colonial officer settled in Asunción, who desperately awaits a transfer to Buenos Aires – a transfer that never comes, from letters that have never been written.
Meanwhile life goes on, at a slow and steady pace, as local people work for their colonial oppressors, officials slump in sweaty wigs, and Spanish women flirt in their heavy brocade dresses and towering hairpieces…
2017 Cert 15 1hr 55mins Period Drama7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
Sat 9 Mar – The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Keith James
These remarkable songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.
The chilling announcement of Leonard’s passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. Our World misses him very much!
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving close to 400 concerts to well over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
Included in the concert are Cohen’s well known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic and absorbing performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence.
Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine