User Date: Cinema

Cinema

Parasite (15) 132MINS

After winning the 2019 Palme d’Or, one Golden Globe, one SAG, two BAFTAs, and…

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Cinema

1917 (15) 112MINS

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain…

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Cinema

Emma (PG) 132MINS

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is…

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Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass…

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Cinema

Dolittle (PG) 101MINS

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor…

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The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji…

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video…

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Feature-film directorial debut by Nobutomo Naoko, who has made numerous TV documentaries based on…

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A teenage British Kashmiri, Noor, retraces her roots. She is joined by Majid, a…

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Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, a timely…

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Based on a true story, Yasuaki Shikano is 34 years old and suffers from…

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Cinema

Queen & Slim (18) 132MINS

10th March 2020 – 12th March 2020

Slim and Queen’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them…

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Cinema

A Hidden Life (12A) 173MINS

11th March 2020 – 12th March 2020

Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero,…

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France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young…

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Cinema

Sea of Revival (15) 124MINS

13th March 2020

Sea of Revival tells a story of a working class family trying to get by…

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Cinema

Greed (15) 104MINS

13th March 2020

Greed is the fictional story of a retail billionaire, set in the glamorous and…

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How to Deaf is this year’s edition of London Short Film Festival’s annual touring…

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Cinema

First Love (15) 108MINS

15th March 2020 – 18th March 2020

The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic,…

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Cinema

A Quiet Place Part 2 (15) 95MINS

19th March 2020 – 26th March 2020

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah…

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Cinema

For Sama (18) 100MINS

19th March 2020

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of…

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Cinema

Onward (PG)

20th March 2020

Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover…

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Cinema

Military Wives (12A) 113MINS

20th March 2020 – 26th March 2020

MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are…

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Pro wrestling champion Hiroshi Tanahashi makes his acting debut as the gentle giant dad…

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Cinema

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (PG)

21st March 2020 – 9th April 2020

In PETER RABBIT(TM) 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and…

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Cinema

The Elephant Man (40th Anniversary Restoration) (12A) 118MINS

25th March 2020 – 26th March 2020

John Hunt starts as the elephant man, John Merrick, in this moving and unforgettable…

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Cinema

Suspiria (2018) (18) 152MINS

26th March 2020

Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned…

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Cinema

Ride Your Wave (12A) 96MINS

27th March 2020

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside…

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Cinema

Climbing Blind (12A) 100MINS

27th March 2020 – 1st April 2020

Acclaimed UK adventure filmmaker Al Lee tells the story of an incredible day in…

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Cinema

Cunningham (U) 93MINS

29th March 2020

CUNNINGHAM traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from…

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Cinema

No Time to Die (12A)

3rd April 2020

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His…

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Cinema

Mulan (12A)

10th April 2020

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must…

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Cinema

Calm With Horses (15) 100MINS

15th April 2020

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for…

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One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique…

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Cinema

County Lines (15) 90MINS

1st May 2020

County Lines is a powerful and moving coming-of-age film about a 14-year-old boy who…

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The Brewery Arts Centre is proud to present the premier cinematic showing of “The…

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Kendal College is delighted to collaborate with the Brewery Arts Centre in a celebration…

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User Date: Theatre

Literature

HOLLIE McNISH

Hollie is a UK poet, spoken word artist and motivational speaker who straddles the boundaries between the literary, poetic and pop scenes

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In 2020, as liberal values find themselves once more under threat, and we find ourselves adrift in a climate of distrust and paranoia, imitating the dog revisit George Romero’s classic zombie movie.

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Rebecca Stephens is the First British Woman to climb Mt Everest and the Seven Summits

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Theatre

Edge Theatre: Smith

13th May 2020

Smith was only twelve and, hangings apart, had seen no more than three men murdered in all his life.

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Nonsense Room Productions bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!

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User Date: Comedy

Comedy

Josie Long: Tender

6th March 2020

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

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Comedy

Comedy Club 4 Kids

21st March 2020

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits!

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Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show.

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Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act!

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Comedy

Jason Manford: Like Me- Work In Progress

4th September 2020 – 5th September 2020

“He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture” **** Daily Telegraph

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Comedy

Tez Ilyas: Populist

15th October 2020

Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment

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Comedy

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

24th October 2020

The Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose d’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner presents her highly-anticipated brand new show.

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Comedy

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show

28th November 2020

In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

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User Date: Art

Art

Portraits In Watercolour

14th April 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to practice and develop watercolour skills working direct from a portrait model.

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Art

Pottery – 2pm – 5pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills. 

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Art

Life Drawing

15th April 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Art

Untutored Life Class

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

An opportunity for people with some experience to develop drawing and/or painting direct from a life model.

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Art

The Brewery Sewing Bee

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

Learn to sew and make garments using patterns that you will draft from your own body measurements.

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Art

Watercolour Summer Landscapes

16th April 2020

For those with some experience of watercolour, this short course focuses on techniques and approaches to painting landscapes.

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This course explores further approaches to drawing, encouraging freer looser ways to work using exercises and experimenting with a range of media to create marks; watersoluble drawing materials, chalk, graphite sticks, charcoal and coloured paper.

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Art

Portrait Drawing

17th April 2020

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop their drawing and painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Art

Developing Portrait Painting

17th April 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people with some drawing and painting practice to develop their painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Art

Outdoor Sketching

20th April 2020

Sketch outdoors, finding inspiration at the beautiful location of the National Trust’s St Catherine’s Estate near Windermere.

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Art

Art Innovators 8-16yrs

19th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

A class aimed at home educated children. Join artist Donna Campbell for a weekly class packed full of fun and creative projects.

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Art

Jewellery Club

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Create your own unique piece in our fully-equipped jewellery space, with a skilled volunteer supervisor present at each session.

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Art

Bya Sticky Fingers 2-4 Yrs

17th September 2019 – 2nd June 2020

Express your creativity and imagination in lots of different art forms

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Art

Art Explorers 5-9yrs

17th September 2019 – 21st April 2020

An inspiring art class for children in home education. Express your creativity and imagination in lots of different art forms.

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Art

Artseen 8-16

17th September 2019 – 25th April 2020

Join us for a fun and lively class where you can develop your skills in art, craft and design.

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Art

Bya – Makers Club – 5-11 Yrs

16th January 2020 – 23rd April 2020

A chance to explore and make!

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User Date: Literature

A very special Verbalise event with Hollie McNish!

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Literature

Verbalise – March 2020

28th March 2020

A night for spoken word artists, novelists, storytellers, comedians and anyone with something to say. This month our guest is the poet Jonathan Humble.

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Literature

Scrutinise – April 2020

4th April 2020

For the first Scrutinise of 2020 our main guest is Activist and UK Youth Slam Champion Matt Sowerby with his spoken word show ‘Kidz Theez Dayz’

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Literature

Verbalise – April 2020

25th April 2020

A night for spoken word artists, novelists, storytellers, comedians and anyone with something to say. This month our guest is Rowland Crowland.

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Literature

Brewery Poets

15th May 2020

This month’s Brewery Poets are Jennifer Copley, Hannah Hodgson, Amelia Loulli and Beatrice Stanley.

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User Date: Creative Learning

Creative Learning

Sivananda Yoga

Sivananda Yoga, one of the branches of Indian Hatha yoga,is medium paced and suitable for all abilities.

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Art

Experimenting With Gesso

  • Tomorrow 10:30

Gesso has a wide application for every water-based media, acrylics, watercolour, gouache and inks.

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Theatre

Acting Up!

Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting? Learn more about theatre? Meet new people? Then come along and try this one off workshop to develop new skills, stretch your creativity, build your confidence and have lots of fun.

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photography

Landscape Photo Walks

This is a chance to explore some of South Lakeland’s superb scenery at a photographer’s pace.

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Creative Learning

Pilates For Beginners

Pilates is a popular style of exercise that provides a wealth of physical, mental and spiritual benefits

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Mature Movers is an open dance class for all abilities, aimed at over 60s

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If you are interested in creating and producing your own work, whether it’s writing, acting, music, filmmaking, design or any creative platform in which you want to have your voice heard then come and get involved with BFC

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This course is for players with some experience and prior knowledge of chord shapes, strumming and picking patterns (either on ukulele or guitar).

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Art

Experimental Printmaking

7th March 2020

This unique workshop is led by Theresa Taylor, one of the artists exhibiting in the show ‘Spatiality’ in the Brewery’s Sugar Store Gallery in Spring 2020. You will have the opportunity to create experimental layered prints combining drypoint and monoprint techniques.

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Art & Crafts

Willow Tipis For Your Garden Climbers

14th March 2020

Willow tipis set delightful vertical accents to your garden, whilst being versatile and practical.

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Art

Etching For All

21st March 2020

Create prints through the exciting processes of etching. Using copper sulphate and aluminium plates, Karen Lester will guide you through the processes of plate preparation, etching, inking and printing. Suitable for those new to etching and for those with some experience.

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Spend a relaxing day with Greenhouse Floristry creating beautiful hand-tied flower bouquets, followed by the opportunity to paint your creations guided by artist Annie Turner.

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Art

Seascapes

28th March 2020

Learn different techniques on how to create waves, water, paint, rocks and beaches with local artist Thuline de Cock.

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Art

Art In The Bar

27th January 2020 – 27th April 2020

Join us for a relaxed evening of sketching and drawing in the Vats Bar.

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Defy gravity and zoom into the sky for a dance adventure, inspired by our solar system.

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Dynamic dance workshop exploring physical forces. Create your own movement inspired by gravity, resistance, friction, magnetic force and more.

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Join us in the chaotic drama laboratory.

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Become a boffin in this drama workshop and explore the world of a science lab, create experiments that have dramatic results.

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Explore aerodynamics and air resistance by creating flying machines. Test them out in the Brewery gardens in a finale launch.

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Discover the magic of conductive paint in this hands-on session. Learn the basics of using conductive paint, and bring your artwork to life with LEDs and conductive paint.

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Join photographer Tim Murray and explore the magic of chemistry and developing the light-sensitive paper in the Brewery Darkroom

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Music

Piano For Improvers

14th January 2020 – 14th April 2020

An informal and relaxed course during which you will develop your keyboard skills.

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Creative Learning

Pottery – 6:30pm – 9:30pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills.

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Creative Learning

French Year 6

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

This course is for those who have already completed 4-5 years’ study, have an ‘O’ -level/ GCSE or can express themselves in the present, past and future tenses.

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Creative Learning

French Advanced

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This course is for students who have studied French for at least 5-6 years, have a rusty A-level or lots of experience of the language. It will be run “tout en français!”

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 – Wednesday

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This course is for students who have studied French for 3-4 years, have a rusty O level/GCSE or some experience of the language.

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Creative Learning

Italian Pre-intermediate

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This class has just completed its second year. If you feel you grasp the basics in terms of verb conjugation in the present tense and passato prossimo, have a basis in everyday vocabulary, can get by at a basic level in everyday situations and wish to build upon all of this, then this course should suit you.

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Creative Learning

Italian Intermediate 1

19th September 2019 – 16th April 2020

If you are at a stage where you would like to extend your knowledge of more idiomatic language, look in greater detail at aspects of grammar and sentence structure, and in doing so revise and clarify some of the basics, this is the course for you.

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Creative Learning

Italian For Beginners

19th September 2019 – 16th April 2020

This course is for absolute beginners or those wishing to start again from scratch.

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 – Friday

20th September 2019 – 17th April 2020

This course is for those who have already completed 5 years’ study, have a rusty 0 level or some experience of the language.

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Writing

Write For Life

17th January 2020 – 17th April 2020

Do you have memories to share, a story to tell, a chapter hidden in a drawer or poems in a notebook?

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Art

Experimenting With Inks

18th April 2020

Combine traditional drawing methods using inks with more experimental approaches to get to grips with this versatile medium.

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Creative Learning

German Advanced Year 6

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course develops your confidence in speaking, revises and expands aspects of grammar and vocabulary.

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Creative Learning

French Advanced Conversation

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course is for advanced students with a very good knowledge of spoken French.

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photography

Woodland Photography

20th April 2020

Hone your camera skills and capture the beauty of the woodlands on the St Catherine’s estate near Windermere. For those with some basic knowledge of their camera who love being outdoors.

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Creative Learning

German Conversation

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course focuses on conversational German.

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Creative Learning

Bya – Boys Moves – 7-11 Yrs

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Boys Moves is a class dedicated to young men and how they move – and is dedicated to ensuring that boys love to dance!

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Dance

Bya – Byd 11-14

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Exciting and fun classes to develop contemporary dance skills alongside other dance styles, with a focus on creativity and performance

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photography

Digital Photography For All

20th April 2020

Are you new to digital photography and wandering how to get the most from your camera? Through a mixture of theory, demonstrations, exercises and assignments you will begin to master the controls of your digital camera.

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This course aims to help you play your favourite songs by explaining some of the basics that are often not clear when tackling songs downloaded from guitar websites or found in guitar songbooks.

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Music

Brewery Community Choir

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Our Brewery Community Choir offers you the chance to enjoy singing in a relaxed and fun environment.

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Dance

Bya – Boys Moves Advance 11-16 Yrs

17th September 2019 – 21st April 2020

This class is for older boys with some experience, or a real interest, in developing their skills and widening their knowledge of dance.

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Dance

Bya – Byd 15+

17th September 2019 – 21st April 2020

This class explores contemporary dance, creative dance, choreography, technique and performance. This class is perfect for dancers looking to widen their knowledge and experience of dance.

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Dance

Bya – Baby Dance

18th September 2019 – 22nd April 2020

Have lots of fun moving and grooving with your child using props, music, story themes and tons of imaginative play

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Drama

Bya – Junior Drama – 7-11 Yrs

18th September 2019 – 22nd April 2020

A fun session for young people aged 7-11 who love to act, explore & use their imaginations

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Drama

Bya – Byt 11-14

17th September 2019 – 23rd April 2020

Your chance to explore who you are and the world around you through drama. Learn lots of new skills and technique including vocal and physical work, improvisation, characterisation and performance skills.

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Dance

Bya – Get Creative – 7-11 Yrs

19th September 2019 – 23rd April 2020

Fun and creative classes, where you and your friends are at the heart of the work you create. Lots of performance opportunities!

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Film

Bya – Brewery Young Filmmakers – Beginners

19th September 2019 – 23rd April 2020

This group is for anyone who has always wanted to have a go making a film but not sure where to start.

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Drama

Bya – Byt 15+

19th September 2019 – 23rd April 2020

For young people who are a bit more serious about their theatre and prepared to be really committed to productions and developing skills and technique, whilst still having a lot of fun

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Film

Bya – Brewery Filmmakers Club

19th September 2019 – 23rd April 2020

For more advanced filmmakers who have some experience and want to enhance their skills and learn lots of new techniques in a fun and supportive environment

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During this creative one day course, you will learn a number of techniques in order to produce beautiful pieces of art painted on silk.

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Bring your favourite stories and characters alive in this ‘dahlicious’ week of ingenious invention, creative dance, mischievous drama and ridiculous rhymes.

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A relaxed club watching films and playing games.

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User Date: Dance

Following a hugely successful inaugural tour, Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, returns with a new cohort, two new works and the chance to see a reimagining of one of Arnott’s acclaimed productions

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Dance

Brewery Schools Dance Platform

23rd March 2020 – 26th March 2020

Our annual schools’ dance event, now in its 16th year!

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User Date: Exhibition

Exhibition

Spatiality

10th January 2020 – 7th March 2020

This combined exhibition will see the artists explore and examine spatiality from their own unique viewpoints and practices.

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Exhibition

Inspired: Creative Learning Student Exhibition

18th January 2020 – 29th February 2020

Annual student exhibition to showcase what Learners achieve by attending our Adult Education Courses and Workshops.

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Exhibition

Sound & Colour

3rd March 2020 – 18th April 2020

An exhibition showcasing the exciting artwork created by, inspired by the lyrics, melody and beats of music.

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User Date: Festivals

Festivals

5 The Fairfield Horseshoe

8th May 2020

The Fairfield Horseshoe is one of the classic routes in the Lake District

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A walk on field paths through quiet hamlets to Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright began his love affair with the Lake District mountains

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Festivals

4 Benson Knott

8th May 2020

The views from the top are superb with the Lakeland fells on one side and the Howgills on the other

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A walk on field paths through quiet hamlets to Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright began his love affair with the Lake District mountains

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Two castles, a 13th century Parish Church regarded as one of the UK’s “Great Churches”, and a woodland favoured by the locals for their Sunday afternoon walks during Victorian times are just some of the highlights of this walk which never takes you further than a mile from the town centre.

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Festivals

7 An Evening With Alfred Wainwright

8th May 2020

The alter-ego of Alfred Wainwright, the famous Lakeland Guidebook writer and creator of the famous Coast to Coast walk (voted the 2nd most favourite walk in the world), will be presenting his talk to the festival!

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A most interesting walk without significant ascent, along mainly the towpath of the Lancaster Canal and former Kendal Canal

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Festivals

12 The Kentmere Horseshoe

9th May 2020

The horseshoe at the head of the Kent valley is one of the great walks of the Lake District

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We travel by train to Burneside where we pick up the Dales Way northwards, along a pretty stretch of the River Kent, through flowery meadows

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We will follow the northern reaches from Crooklands to Kendal along the tow path or through pleasant countryside with the occasional canal bridge standing incongruously in open pasture

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Festivals

13 Scout Scar – Sunset Walk

9th May 2020

This walk from the centre of Kendal takes us through the site of the original castle to visit an impressive monument and then up onto the dramatic landscape feature of Scout Scar with it’s stunning westerly views of the Kent Estuary

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Festivals

17 The Howgills

10th May 2020

Starting from Tebay, we ascend to Blease Fell for a splendid view of the Lune Valley where the river is shared with the M6 and the main line railway

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Festivals

15 Helsington And Sizergh Castle

10th May 2020

Starting from Kendal College the walk heads south along the banks of the River Kent, before turning westwards to Sizergh Castle and Helsington Church

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A wildlife focused hike over farmland, open fell, woodland and two Wainwrights

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A steady climb by field and track from Windermere takes us to the ridge of Sour Howes and Sallows, where we will be rewarded with fine views of the high fells

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Festivals

20 Arnside Knott

11th May 2020

A part coastal walk from the attractive village of Arnside with an ascent of Arnside Knott

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Festivals

22 Whitbarrow Scar

11th May 2020

A fine ridge walk with views over the Lakeland Fells, the Howgills, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay

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Festivals

19 The Helm

11th May 2020

The Helm provides a superb, easily accessible 360 degree panorama of the South Lakes and Kendal

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Festivals

‘opening Doors’ Open Mic Night

18th June 2020

Start your festival experience with an open mic event, hosted by Waterstones, Kendal.

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Festivals

Festival Pass Ticket

19th June 2020

£45 includes access to all events at the festival

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Especially for our very youngest poetry audiences, Poetry Rhyme Time offers classic poems and rhyming stories for under 5s, their families and carers.

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Festivals

Read Regional Poetry Workshop

19th June 2020

Join us in Kendal’s beautiful town centre library to read and discuss contemporary poetry in a friendly group environment.

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Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award winning writer and performance poet who will be reading from her debut collection, The Celox and the Clot

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Festivals

Jackie Hagan

19th June 2020

A Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow, Jackie Hagan is a multi award winning playwright, poet and comedian and a council estate queer amputee.

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This workshop will explore what happens when we let different voices into our writing.

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Festivals

Afternoon Tea With Brewery Poets

19th June 2020

Join us at this unique event for afternoon tea with a big helping of South Cumbria’s finest contemporary poetry

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Festivals

Festival Launch

19th June 2020

Everyone is welcome to the Festival Launch for a celebratory glass of wine, and the opportunity to meet our volunteers, readers, Festival Directors, invited guests and members of Brewery Poets.

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Moniza Alvi’s eight collections include The Country at My Shoulder (OUP, 1993) shortlisted for the Whitbread and the T.S. Eliot poetry prizes and At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe, 2013) also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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Festivals

Kendal Mountain Festival Uk Tour 2020

19th June 2020

Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure

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Sat 20 Jun | 10am-1pm | £16.50 | Castle Room The art of listening…

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Ian Humphrey’s first full-length collection Zebra (Nine Arches, 2019) takes in 1980’s gay culture and multi-racial heritage.

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The blank page is a field of possibilities. But, let’s face it, it’s intimidating. How do we put those first lines down, in order to have something to work with?

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Vahni Capildeo’s seven books and five pamphlets extend from prose poetry into immersive theatre.

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Spark’s magic can transform anything. He’ll turn the bogeys up his nose into pink ribbons and bows. He’ll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo. But terrible things have started to happen in his forest – wasps, werewolves, spells going disastrously wrong…

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In The Queer Art of Failure (Duke University Press, 2011), Jack Halberstam argues that since success is always measured by patriarchal and heterosexual standards, the failure to live up to such norms can offer a new freedoms and possibilities

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Fiona Benson’s latest collection Vertigo and Ghost (Jonathan Cape, 2019) won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Roehampton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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Festivals

Late Night Open Mic With Ann Grant

20th June 2020

Ann Grant returns with the Late Night Open Mic – a festival favourite, this year with the addition of guest poet Jackie Hagan.

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Poetry is often most interesting when it lets go of the side of the pool. When the poem has to improvise to stay afloat. In those panicky moments the unconscious might express itself.

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Mary Jean Chan’s first full-length collection Flèche (Faber and Faber 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for Poetry. Chan’s work explores themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and the complexities of maternal relationships.

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Jonathan Davidson’s newly published collection, A Commonplace (Smith|Doorstop 2020), is unusual in containing not only his own work but also ‘guest poems’ by nearly a dozen other poets

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Moniza Alvi has been drawn to the strangeness and clarity of Stevie Smith’s poetry for many years, and with her experience as a writer and the discovery of the full range of Smith’s poetry she increasingly appreciated it, and is now researching the poet’s life and work at UEA.

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Vicki Feaver will be reading from her much anticipated fourth collection I Want! I Want! (Jonathan Cape, 2020). Her new work examines the voicelessness of girlhood and the fears of ageing with writing that is urgent, accessible and deeply moving.

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User Date: Music

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2020

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Music

Massive Wagons

6th March 2020 – 7th March 2020

If ever there was a band that personified the phrase “good things come to those who wait”, it’s Massive Wagons

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

14th March 2020

Benjamin Francis Leftwich announces his intimate UK tour for February and March 2020, which will see him play in venues he hasn’t before around the country. 

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Join BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 broadcaster, musician and author Mark Radcliffe and electronica tech-head Paul Langley as they present electronic music spanning many styles with a plaintive lonely voice at its heart.

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Joanne Shaw Taylor

20th March 2020

Six albums in, Joanne Shaw Taylor has nothing to prove, but plenty to say.

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Oysters3

2nd April 2020

On a rare tour, the 3 original members of Oysterband open their treasure-chest of music and stories of life on the road as one of the most-travelled bands in the folk world.

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Dance Culture Uk Presents: Chimpo

10th April 2020

Dance Culture UK are taking over the Malt Room stage to bring you a night to remember!

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Mystery Jets

11th April 2020

Mystery Jets are an English indie rock band, formerly based on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, London.

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2020 sees the 35th anniversary of The Smiths’ legendary second album “Meat is Murder”. 

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Mary Coughlan

25th April 2020

Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide.

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The Wandering Hearts

30th April 2020

Harmony-laden Americana band The Wandering Hearts burst onto the scene last year with their debut album Wild Silence.

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What was Philadelphia’s loss is Manchester’s gain, with the inimitable force behind BC Camplight, Brian Christinzio.

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Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

15th May 2020

An unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony

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Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker

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‘Winning combinations are part of jazz history – Parker & Gillespie, Davis & Coltrane, Holiday & Young. Now we can add McAlmont & Webb to the list’

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Tim Burgess

10th June 2020

Tim Burgess is lead singer of one of the defining bands of the ’90s, The Charlatans.

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Gnoss

11th June 2020

A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’.

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Smoove & Turrell

17th July 2020

The story of Smoove & Turrell began in the post-millennium North East of England with a group of working-class lads and a shared passion for soul.

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Livewire – The Ac/dc Show

4th September 2020

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing.

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Cara Dillon

3rd October 2020

Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

14th October 2020

Musicians from Northumberland, Scotland and England invoke the dark, powerful, shamanic sounds of Ancient Northumbria and broadcast them to the modern world.

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The Skids

30th October 2020

Skids are a Scottish punk rock and new wave band, formed in Dunfermline, Fife.

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Usher’s Island

26th November 2020

Usher’s Island sees the coming together of five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish Traditional music

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Blazin’ Fiddles

27th November 2020

Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the Blazers pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music, into a single show.

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User Date: Stage on Screen

Stage on Screen

National Theatre Live – Cyrano De Bergerac

7th March 2020

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart.

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Stage on Screen

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

22nd April 2020

To celebrate 85 years of Elvis Presley and 50 years since the film’s original 1970 release, the King returns to cinemas – remastered – with Elvis: That’s The Way It Is, an unmissable event for fans around the world.

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National Theatre Live – The Welkin

21st May 2020

One life in the hands of 12 women.

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Stage on Screen

Royal Opera House – The Dante Project

28th May 2020

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.

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Royal Opera House – Elektra

18th June 2020

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

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Exhibition On Screen – Frida Kahlo

15th July 2020

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” Frida Kahlo

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National Theatre Live – Jack Absolute Flies Again

3rd September 2020 – 24th September 2020

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.

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User Date: Youth Learning

Youth Learning

Big Play

10th March 2020

An opportunity for First Access classes or Large Instrumental Groups to perform together

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