Swing Jive & Lindy-Hop Beginners Dance Workshop: All About Swing

2019-11-23T16:35:54+00:00June 14th, 2020|, |

This dance workshop is aimed at complete beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their fundamental skills of Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop is a partner dance with it roots in the swing jazz of the 30s and 40s. With an infectious feel and music that never fails to get your feet tapping it is very easy [...]

Swing’s the Thing with Radio 2’s Clare Teal & Trio

2019-11-06T12:05:15+00:00June 13th, 2020||

With her stunning voice and encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, multi award-winning jazz singer Clare Teal is a sought after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. Clare and her Trio are renowned for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. Clare’s new [...]

Mural-Making with Antonia Black

2019-11-28T10:48:07+00:00June 13th, 2020|, |

Join us in the marquee on the village green for a free drop-in mural-making family friendly art workshop with our wonderful Artist in Residence Antonia Black! No booking required and all ages and generations welcome This is a free family event in the lead up to our big family theatre event in the afternoon - [...]

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

2019-11-17T20:21:30+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

The Mechanics of Writing Workshop with Vanessa Rigg

2019-11-14T17:05:35+00:00June 12th, 2020||

An intensive 3.5 hour workshop for those wanting to concentrate on techniques to advance an idea or “work-in-progress” novel. Exercises will concentrate on dialogue, character building, scene set ups, hooks, and speed plotting with a view to giving participants more confidence, structure and material to continue their own work. Suitable for progressing and advanced writers [...]

Seeing Sound – the colour of music in the 20th Century

2019-11-18T15:01:45+00:00June 11th, 2020|, |

The connection between colour and music goes back to Aristotle, and composers have conceived music as colour ever since. Using piano demonstrations and a trove of audio excerpts, Jonathan James will illustrate how music - keys, tonalities, chords and tone - can be 'seen' and how colour, for some late Romantics and early modernists, became [...]

Portrait Drawing Workshop with Nick Logan in Charcoal & Sanguine

2019-12-05T14:10:03+00:00June 11th, 2020||

Working from a live model, Nick with show you a simple method for depicting the face. There will be an emphasis on value contrast/compression, edges, anatomy, flat and volumetric form. Suitable for all abilities - participants do not need to bring any materials apart from an easel as all will be supplied Restricted to 12 [...]