Sunday 2nd December 2018, 7.30 pm, Shipton Gorge Village Hall
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
An Edwardian magic lantern show based on the classic 1914 book by Robert
Tressell. Meet the characters from the book and follow the events that surround
the painters and decorators who are charged with the renovation of a large town
house for local Mayor Sweater. Features projected animation, scenes, speeches,
live music and song, and audience participation, with ‘The Great Money Trick’
as its centre-piece. An Artsreach event.
Tickets £9, £6
(u18s), £25 (fam 4 – max 2 adults) by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
or online from the Artsreach website (https://artsreach.co.uk)
Wednesday 13th February 2019, 7.30 pm, Shipton Gorge Village Hall
Hall Management Committee Meeting
The next committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th February 7.30 pm, in the village hall. Members of the public interested in how the hall is run are most welcome to come along and watch.
We also currently
have a vacancy for a trustee on the hall committee. If you think you might be
interested why not come along to this meeting for a chat ?
16th February 2019, 7.30 pm, Shipton Gorge Village Hall
Peter Francis, Empire of the Dead – how one man’s vision forever changed the
way we remember our war dead
those of us who have grown up with the poppy, the 2 minute silence and the
stunning cemeteries and memorials built and cared for by the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC) it is difficult to imagine anything else. And yet
remembrance as we know it, and dare one say it, take for granted, was a
revolutionary concept in 1914. Never before had a nation, let alone an Empire
attempted anything on this scale. Discover how the remarkable story of how one
man changed the landscape of remembrance forever, how that vision was so deeply
and bitterly controversial at the time, and how the organisation he created
still keeps the memory of 1.7 million war dead alive.
Tickets cost £4 in advance from Graham Garner (01308 897357) or Tony Mallett (01308 898701) or on the door, if available.
There will be a licenced bar.
3rd March 2019, Shipton Gorge Village Hall
John Osborne’s ‘John Peel’s Shed’
In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His prize
was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This is an ode to
radio, those records, and anyone who’s ever sought solace in the wireless. This
show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel.
Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique
opportunity for any Peel fans. A version of the show was recorded at the BBC
Radio Theatre, broadcast on Radio 4, and it was chosen as Pick of the Day in
The Radio Times. http://www.johnosbornewriter.com/john-peels-shed/
“Beautifully-written, funny and poignant...” The Scotsman
Details on start time and ticket availability to follow.