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Helen Thatcher & Neil Darwent

Cello & Guitar Recital

Date: June 3, 2018

Time: 3-5pm

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (under 18)

 

Helen Thatcher: cello Neil Darwent: guitar

‘velvety tone she achieves in the frequent moments when the cello soars from the texture.’ Catherine Nelson, The Strad

Programme:
Burgmueller: 3 Nocturnes
Gnattali: Sonata
Zenamon: Reflexoes no 6
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 5

Interval

Paganini: 3 Sonatas
Piazzolla: Cafe 1930, Oblivion and Libertango
Nin: Suite Espagnole
Granados: Danzas Espanolas No.5: Andaluza

Original and transcribed music for guitar and cello. This is an eclectic mix of music that will transport the listener to different regions of the world – especially to Spain and to Latin America.

Music by Burgmüller and Piazzolla, plus contemporary works by Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali and Bolivian composer Jaime Mirtenbaum Zenamon

Experienced chamber musicians, Helen Thatcher and Neil Darwent, have now set about exploring the musical possibilities for combining cello and guitar.

Helen, founding member of the renowned Sorrel Quartet and the Erringden Ensemble, has toured the world, made numerous CDs and broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3. The recordings of the complete Britten and Shostakovich Quartets have received wide-spread critical acclaim. Helen has performed at all the major chamber music venues: Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, Brandon Hill Bristol, Snape Aldeburgh, Spitalfields, St John’s Smith Square, Edinburgh Festival. In demand as principal cello, she has played in Opera North, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and BBC Philharmonic.

Neil Darwent teaches at Huddersfield University and Rishworth School. His knowledge of guitar chamber music is extensive. He enjoys playing with the Pennine Chamber Ensemble as well as performing solo recitals in intimate settings. Neil is passionate about his teaching hence his involvement with music services in Oldham, Calderdale, Kirklees and Barnsley.

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You are Wolf

Kerry Andrew

Date: June 9, 2018

Time: 3pm

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (under 18)

Kerry Andrew: voice, keyboard, ukulele, synthesiser and loop station.

Alternative folk artist performing a collection of original songs and bold arrangements of traditional ones.

‘A hydrosonic revelation… full of surreality, wit and melodies melting on the water…totally compelling and totally immersive’ – BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction

“English avant-folk at its finest” – The Guardian 

“Her voice is a thing of beauty and clarity… [she is] reconfiguring British folk as a music not only of the past, but of the present and future” – Prog

21st June, 7.30pm, £9

An evening of performances with Hannah Buckley, Christopher Owen and Anushiye Yarnell

On sale from 4th May from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Three performances by inspiring dancers who test and play with what dance can do – part of an exciting programme of dance being developed at Wainsgate Chapel:
Slanting, semi-cascade reflects on the female body and being seen.
Water Walk (by John Cage) involves a large number of objects including a bath, a rubber duck and a pressure cooker; and Alternatives to Survival is a performance that’s like opening a sketchbook.

Gather

Date: July 1, 2018

Time: 1pm to 6pm

Tickets: Wainsgate Chapel

July 1st, 7.30pm, £9

On sale from 4th May from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Philip Jeck and Kirstie Simson in performance.

An evening of Improvisational Sound and Dance with two celebrated performers.

Philip Jeck is a multi-media composer whose work is “is hugely, billowingly poignant…” (The Wire) “Jeck really does play his turntables as if they were musical instruments in their own right” (The Guardian) “Kirstie Simson is celebrated for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple force of nature” (New York Times).

Three performances by inspiring dancers who test and play with what dance can do – part of an exciting programme of dance being developed at Wainsgate Chapel:
Slanting, semi-cascade reflects on the female body and being seen.
Water Walk (by John Cage) involves a large number of objects including a bath, a rubber duck and a pressure cooker; and Alternatives to Survival is a performance that’s like opening a sketchbook.

Moving Bodies | Empty Spaces

Exploring Freedom - Dance Improvisation Workshop with Kirstie Simson

Start date: July 2, 2018

End date: July 4, 2018

Tickets: £90 robdothopper@aol.co.uk

2nd-4th July Cost £90
To book and for more information, please contact Rob Hopper at robdothopper@aol.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to engage with Kirstie Simson and her passionate interest in the liberating experience of dance, improvisation and the exploration of freedom. Imagine what our relationship would be to dancing if we had no prior notion about what the moving body should look or feel like. Participants work beyond culturally conditioned expectations and other limitations. They will celebrate movement using practices that Kirstie has developed over thirty-five years of teaching dance improvisation.

KIRSTIE SIMSON (UK) has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called “a force of nature” by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance” according to Time Out Magazine, London. Kirstie is renowned today as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. She is a professor at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world.