Back in the heady days of the 60s Henry Fawcett and Brian Taylor formed the Johnny Taylor 5 up in the North East and played gigs all over the North including The Liverpool Cavern as a support band for the Beatles, and later again in Liverpool as a support band for The Rolling stones.
Over the years they played in different line-ups, appearing on The Jimmy Young Show, BBC Bristol, and with Dave Allen on The Middlesbrough Empire.
In 2005 they teamed up with Graham Thompson, a brilliant session pianist who had played on cruise liners supporting artists like Bob Monkhouse, Carl Denver, Bert Weedon, Bony M, and the Rocking Berries. Later two talented young singers from the North East, Lisa Lawlor and Wendy Moutrey joined the band adding glamour, style and a modern repertoire.
The event: a 50s/60s rock n Roll / Jive dance night is promoted by The Khiraule Education Project , a local South Lakeland Charity, who support a village, school and health clinic in the Khiraule Valley, a remote area in Nepal, East of Everest.
Sat 9 Dec | Doors 7pm | £16
Kendal Parish Church (seated)
The popular Teesside trio don their festive jumpers for a lighthearted romp through Christmas past, from carols rooted deep in the soil of Britain’s ancient wassail traditions to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak. Join the three wise men of folk as they reflect upon and celebrate Christmas in both word and song, bringing seasonal joy and warmth to young and old alike.
Winners 2015 & 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for 'Best Group'
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Please note: Any uncollected tickets will be available to pick up from the venue from 6.45pm.
“The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?” ★★★★★ Colin Irwin, The Guardian
“Magnificent – destined to become hailed as national treasures before long” ★★★★★ Maverick
“Strong songs of social commentary” ★★★★ The Telegraph
“One of the best live acts I have ever seen – quite amazing – at the top of their profession, performing with vim, vigour and utter integrity” Mike Harding
“Incredibly moving…..The Young’uns are life enhancers” Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
Fri 20 Oct | Doors 7.30pm | £18
Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.
“Very entertaining and very accessible” The Scotsman
“Forget about the Euro, Henning hits the Mark” Nottingham Post
“His accent is not so much German as indescribable” Daily Mail
Click here for more info: www.henningwehn.de
Henning’s latest TV appearances include presenting An Immigrant's Guide To Britain (Channel 4), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC1), Bake Off - Extra Slice (BBC2), The Road To Rio co-presented with Mark Watson (six part series for Dave and 70+ territories worldwide), various 8 Out Of 10 Cats & 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Room 101 (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), This Week (BBC1), Backchat (BBC3), QI (BBC2) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave, unsurprisingly). On radio he recently presented Wall In The Head (BBC World Service) and This Is Me, Totally Sausage (BBC Radio 4) and can be heard regularly on Fighting Talk (BBC Five Live) and The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4).
Venue: Kendal Leisure Centre
Age suitability: 16+
Sat 30th Jan | Doors 1:30pm | £5
More Music brings you Independents Day, an all day mini-fest presented as part of Independent Venue Week, which celebrates small music venues across the UK. A chance to bring some breaking and bubbling alternative artists to the Hothouse for a mid-winter mosh. Featuring Maia, Haiku Salut, Louis Barabbas, Pill Fangs, Quakers Stang, Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas, Plainview plus more to be confirmed!
Venue: The Hothouse, More Music
13-17 Devonshire Road
Tel: 01524 831997
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Sat 11 July | Doors 7:30pm for 8pm | £5
Candy floss, penny arcades, donkey rides, fairgrounds, Punch and Judy - all part of the quintessential British Summer. Memories of a favourite resort, family picnics, romantic walks on the prom, watching a late sunset - all fading, receding into a distant past.
B-side The Seaside is a series of immersive audio-visual performances by Hugs Bison taking place and rooted in the memories of some of our best-known seaside resorts.
OUT AND ABOUT:
Catch us as we tour the town! During our Out and About days we'll be filming and recording the sights and sounds of each of our destinations, ready for the performance the following evening. We'll also be hosting some ad-hoc performances during the day — keep an eye on the website for details.
Venue: The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Rd, Morecambe LA3 1QT
Telephone: 01524 831997
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Spend Two Days Working with Printfest Artist Drusilla Cole
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th August
Participants will be shown how to prepare the lino, transfer the image, which tools to use and how to sharpen them, and how to ink, register and print the prints. Advice will be given on choice of image. Once a design has been arrived at, participants will be shown how to add colour by means of various techniques.
Reduction techniques, where a single piece of lino is progressively cut and printed to build up the desired image
Offsetting a key block to produce subsequent blocks for cutting to print with the key lino block
The use of paper stencils to mask off areas of the lino block prior to printing
The jigsaw method of cutting the lino block which enables the printing of parts of the lino block separately
Tutor: Drusilla Cole taught as a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts, London for over 25 years. Pattern in all forms has long been an interest and Drusilla has written several books on the subject. In 2014, she had work accepted for the National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London and one of her large linocuts was accepted for the National Art Competition and shown at the Somerset House Gallery in London.
The Brewery Arts Centre,
Kendal LA9 4HE
£130 per person for the two day course, including all materials
To book a place contact the Brewery Box Office on 01539 725 133.
Participants need to bring an apron and ideas.
Maximum number of delegates: 10
Sunday 24 May | Doors 6.30pm for 7pm
Tickets: £5 West End Residents £2
Presented by More Music and Lancaster Jazz Festival
Orkestra del Sol create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honk-step for the 21st century. Trumpet, trombone, saxes, accordion, fiddle, two drummers and the epic bass of the sousaphone conspire perfectly to create soaring horn lines and beautifully layered harmonies. All driven by an uncompromising rhythm section who deliver the meanest grooves with a twinkle in their eye!
“Brilliant musicians” Time Out
“You cannot take your eyes off these characters for a second, for fear of missing another hilarious interaction or quirky gesture” Three Weeks Edinburgh
Venue: The Hothouse, 13 - 17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT
T: 01524 831997
Sunday 3 May | 3.30pm | £5 (accompanied children free)
Remembering Anice with the Helix Ensemble and musical director & violin soloist, David Greed.
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Dvorak Romance for Violin
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Mozart Symphony No 40
Retirement collection in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and St Johns Hospice, Lancaster.
Venue: St Thomas' Church, Kendal, LA9 4QG
Fri 5 Jun | 8pm
Tickets: £10/£7 conc
Part of the Songlines encounters Festival 2015.
Songlines Encounters Festival is part co-curated by Songlines Magazine and Ikon Arts Management.
Monsieur Doumani, nominated for 'Best Newcomer' in Songlines Music Awards 2014, was formed in 2011 in Nicosia by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (wind instruments).
Although each member of Monsieur Doumani comes from a different musical background all three are influenced by Cypriot folklore on various levels.
They focus on rearranging Cypriot traditional songs adding their own particular color to the sound and feeling of the songs. They also compose their own songs in the Cypriot dialect, which are inspired by contemporary Cypriot society, as for example the recent financial crisis that hit the island and the corrupted political system.
Venue: The Hothouse 13 - 17 Devonshire, Morecambe LA3 1QT
T: 01524 831997
WESTMORLAND ORCHESTRA - SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2014
Westmorland Hall Kendal Leisure Centre at 7.30pm
Richard Howarth Conductor
Pamela Redman Leader
In Nature’s Realm Dvořák
Oboe Concerto in C K314 Mozart
Rachael Clegg Oboe
Symphony No 10 Shostakovich
Tickets: £12.00 - TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE CLICK HERE
(Young people age 18 and under - free of charge. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets are obtainable from orchestra members, The Brewery Arts Centre or at the door