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The Black Feathers

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. After a successful 3-month Summer tour in the US, the Gloucestershire duo have taken time away from touring to focus on writing new material. They are excited to be hitting the road in the UK, armed with fresh new songs and a new EP.

“Once in a blue moon, the whole soars far above the sum of its parts. That’s what happens when The Black Feathers perform live” Black Mountain News, North Carolina.

Hughes and Chandler became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.

Friday 22nd September 2017 Tickets £10 - on sale now! Call 01379 384505 to book


Charlie Dore

‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★ An evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span. The pair, friends since they were16 swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano, autoharp, harmonies and stories as they showcase the brand new album Dark Matter, dip into the past 5 albums and also share original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves but the new songs will stay with you too.

www.charliedore.com

‘Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless’ MOJO ★★★★

Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £13. To book, call 01379 384505


Suddenly Last Summer

Open Space Theatre Company

A young woman, Catharine, is threatened with a risky brain operation in a desperate bid to prevent her publicly voicing her devastating account of the death of her cousin, Sebastian, and the secrets of his life. Sebastian’s mother, Violet, will stop at nothing to protect her son’s reputation. But will the doctor invited to examine Catharine’s state of mind recommend the operation goes ahead and, by doing so, guarantee a generous cheque to help finance his new and controversial psychiatric unit? Can he separate truth from illusion?

David Green directs a highly experienced cast in Tennessee Williams’ drama of a family in crisis.

Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn starred in a 1950’s movie based on the play. It was followed in 1993 by a television adaption starring Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson.

Tickets £11/£9 conc. Call 01379 384505 to book.

Coming soon … Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, touring April 2018


The Old Curiosity Shop

Common Ground Theatre Company

Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm Tickets £10/£7 01379 384505 to book


Lester Simpson

Lester Simpson is a choir leader, singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly of ‘Coope, Boyes and Simpson’, Lester will be coming to perform here solo the night before he runs a workshop for the Village Voices choir, also to be held here at the Barns.

Friday 24th November 7.30pm Tickets £12, call 01379 384505 to book.

For info regarding the workshop contact villagevoicesjk2@icloud.com



Drama is a crucial part of the programme of events and includes performances by professional companies. We are also delighted to host plays by local societies and are keen to promote events by students in local schools and by pupils of local music teachers.

Please call 01379 384505 if you would like to discuss Wingfield Barns hosting your community group performance.

 

 

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