Maulds Meaburn Village Institute
The Phoenix String Orchestra
‘Music for a Summer Evening’
Saturday, 17th May
Tickets in advance: £10-00; £5-00 for 5-11 year olds
Please ring Jane Owen: 01931 715 570
Alex Barbour: 01931 716 001
Proceeds will go to St. Lawence Church and Crosby Ravensworth and Maulds Meaburn Village Institute.
Pimms, soft drinks and nibbles are included in the ticket price and will be available during the interval.
Phoenix Strings was established on the Fylde coast in 2007, they will play light classical music and popular favourites.The Orchestra is proud to support charities, local initiatives and good causes. John Foster,musical director and conductor, is known both as a performer and teacher throughout Britain and the USA.
For more information: www. phoenixstrings.com
By Charles Paxton
We saw a superb production of Swallows and Amazons Forever at Keswicks’ Theatre By The Lake yesterday evening. It was well cast and great fun for the whole family.
We loved the rendition of the story and the music :
- the acting talent – all characters faithful to the original story and suitably vivacious
- clever use of innovative props
- the music and sound effects ( all but one produced live by the performers)
- the scenery
- the lighting effects (lake ripples very effective)
My nephews greatly enjoyed the ice cream in the interval and agreed that the charcoal burners were very nicely portrayed.
All round it is a high quality production and it was great to see it performed in the heart of Lakeland.
Great fun, definitely worth seeing!
Yesterday we greatly enjoyed a family trip to see The Pied Piper Of Hamelin at The Upfront Gallery in Unthank, near Hutton-In-The-Forest. It’s traditional to see a show at Christmas time and everything about this one in the new 128 seat theatre at The Upfront Gallery was very good. I was stunned by the high-end production value and I hardly saw any strings until the performance was over and there was a fun ‘meet the puppets’ session. The sets and puppets were fantastic and very vibrant – these were based closely on designs from Michael Morpurgo’s book, the voicing was excellent and the music was delightfully evocative.
It’s perfect for families. My nephews particularly loved the donkey and the dynamic action of the rats, which are very spritely and amusing! The Upfront performers were brilliant, I thought, I was surprised that just five of them emerged when they took their bows.
If you enjoy charming entertainment I heartily recommend you to see this show while you can. All Tickets £8:00 Performances: Dec. 31st at 2pm only Dec. 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31st at 1pm & 3:30pm Jan. 2nd & 3rd at 1pm & 3:30pm
The art gallery is worth seeing too and the food in the cafe is delicious and very reasonably priced offering tasty tray bakes, snacks and full meals.
Call the Upfront Gallery, Coffee Shop and Puppet Theatre Enquiries Telephone number for booking or more info 017684 84538
Or see their website for more details http://www.up-front.com/puppet_theatre.html