Our Spring brochure is out now!

08 January 2016

If you are on our mailing list our Spring brochure is winging its way to you now - and if you're not, why not?! You can sign up to receive each season's programme, by the link on our homepage. Our brochure is also distributed to libraries, tourist information centres and a few other outlets across the county.

The rural touring diary is bursting at the seams with theatre, music, storytelling, puppetry, cabaret and dance, with performances taking place from now until the end of April all across Somerset. Kicking off the season in a party style to lift the January blues are The Schmoozenbergs - a fab four-piece from Bristol recreating the swinging sound of 1930s & 40s Paris. You've eight opportunities to catch them in a village hall near you!

Audience favourite Kate Lissauer (founder and fiddle player of the well-loved Buffalo Gals) visits us in a different guise, this time with Sonic Silents, a trio performing a live score alongside short early films by Borzage. Graffiti Classics will be a delight for all ages, in their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show, bursting the elite boundaries of classical music. Top folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are already selling fast, so be sure to catch them at the end of January/early February. Master of the slide guitar Martin Harley will be playing the Blues at just two concerts in mid Feb and comes highly recommended. To wrap up the music in our programme, Northern Harmony join us once again all the way from Vermont, all 16 of them! This unique vocal ensemble has garnered a global reputation for their varied ethnic singing styles.  

Theatre and storytelling this season comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Debs Newbold brings us Tales from the Bawdy Bardess in a show strictly for grown-ups - and The Devil's Violin also specialise in storytelling for adults, in their fantastic production The Forbidden Door. Master of the one man show, Somerset's own award-winning Pip Utton takes on possibly his greatest challenge yet, as he becomes Maggie. Ask the iron lady any question you like at the end of the performance! Farnham Maltings bring us a wonderful concoction of theatre and Persian cookery lesson in The Iranian Feast. Charlie Bicknell brings daring adults her cabaret with claws in No Angel - you will laugh til you cry! And Cscape Dance return with just one night of their dance theatre show Taste, inspired by Grayson Perry. This show is available to first-time dance audiences on our Bring a Friend for Free scheme.

We haven't forgotten our younger audience members! The wonderful PuppetCraft, masters at their art, will be showing Monkey! in early February for ages 4+, and Squashbox Theatre bring Stones and Bones across four dates for ages 5+.

The brochure also has news on our work and projects across Dance, Early Years, Theatre, Music and education (InspirED). Scroll through the Issuu document below to read all about it!