HOPE & SOCIAL: LIVE AT THE VICTORY HALL (AGAIN)
Hot on the heels of holing themselves up in Harewood to work on some new stuff, followed by a Spring tour - and following the sell-out success of their last visit - Hope & Social make a return trip to Thorner for another round of roof-blasting, soul-lifting, sousaphone-tooting music. Expect a MASSIVE night!
THE BAND ANYONE CAN JOIN 2019 (THORNER EDITION)
Probably world-famous Leeds Band 'Hope & Social' are coming to Thorner with 'The Band Anyone Can Join 2019'
One of the things many people say about Hope and Social is that they’re “good at that fan-engagement stuff”. In 2013 they created the first 'A Band Anyone Can Join': an ongoing, ever-expanding live band. They worked with youth groups, church groups, a hockey team, a theatre group…anyone who wanted to join…and brought Ukuleles, guitars, drums, horns and strings, hearts and souls, culminating in a performance at a packed Grassington Town Hall. High emotions and high hopes…an incredible project.
This year they're bringing the 'Band Anyone Can Join' to Thorner Victory Hall, for a condensed version, packing 4 workshops into one afternoon, finishing off with a mini-gig for an audience of friends and family.
Whether you're young, not so young, absolute beginner or an old hand, sign up for your pick of music workshops - Choir, Ukulele or Brass. Over the course of the afternoon you will learn to play in the band AND take part in the mini-gig at the end of the afternoon.
...And it's FREE!!! Thanks to funding from Thorner Victory Hall and Thorner Community Choir. You just need to pick your workshop and register, as places are limited...
To sign up, CLICK HERE or for more information call/text Emma on 07792447586.
You can find out more about the Grassington event here.
HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS - LIVE AT THE VICTORY HALL (+ Support - TBC)
As promised Holy Moly are BACK to bring you their ever-evolving folk-alt-rock.
The group, led by vocalist Ruth Patterson, from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their new album ‘Take a Bite’ earlier this year and will be coming to us after a whirlwind international tour, enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride – the craziest party in town always has room for one more…
“Do yourself a favour and catch Holy Moly either live or on record. Brilliant.” Frank Turner
Please note this will be a mostly STANDING gig. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any access requirements or to reserve limited seating.
TONY WALSH (AKA LONGFELLA) & STEPHEN JAMES SMITH
"Tony Walsh stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his now iconic poem "This Is The Place" in the aftermath of the Manchester bomb in 2017. "The moment that went viral...the world is talking about it." (CBC Canada.) Tony has since licensed the poem to raise around £200k for local charities.
“Now a national hero” (The Guardian), international audiences are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game. Forget what you imagined a poetry performance could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.
Longfella publishes a new collection in March 2019 entitled "Work | Life | Balance”.
"He is the real deal!" Benjamin Zephaniah
“The best thing I’ve ever heard come out of any Mancunian’s mouth, ever”. - Liam Gallagher
VIDEOS - Rock and Roll - 60 Years of Blue Peter - This is the Place WEBSITE - longfella.co.uk
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views. in 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival.
In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won!
Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more. In October 2018 he appeared on The Late Late show to recite his poem “This is the Community”, linked below.
His debut collection, “Fear Not”, was published by Arlen House in September 2018.
“Passionate, witty, just plain great; this man’s voice hops right off the page.” – Roddy Doyle
“New Irish Poetry Urgently Needed… Stephen James Smith answers the call!” – Christy Moore
VIDEOS - This Is The Community - Dublin You Are - Bring It Home WEBSITE - stephenjamessmith.com
Tickets £14 (+ booking fee)
AN EVENING WITH BARBARA DICKSON & RAB NOAKES (+Support - TBC)
Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes have been friends since they were teenagers, singing and playing in venues around Scotland.
As separate acts they often found themselves performing alongside each other (and other musical luminaries) creating a lifetime bond. Subsequently, they have ‘occasionally’ performed live, sang on each other’s records and remained friends for over 40 years. Both have diverse careers and have won awards and praise for their solo work in many fields.
In recent years they reunited to perform a wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self written favourites. Rab’s continuing reputation as one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters and Barbara’s skills as an interpreter of new and traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this unique show.
Doors 6:00pm, performance 7:00pm. Information contact: 07988496567
Tickets from £22.50 (+booking fee)
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