Gallery of Past Events

Past events at Tarvin Community Centre

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Tarvin Village Fete 2015

Photographs taken by Alison Whyatt, Ceri Blockley, Emma & Duncan Blain, Chris Rigby, Lyn Brunton

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Village Quiz 2015
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Tarvin Village Fete 2014

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The Second Minute 2014

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Whatever The Weather 2014

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The Snow Queen 2014

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Some of committee and friends at the official lease signing

Some of committee and friends at the official lease signing


Band 2012








The Haunted Man


A new play adapted from the ghost story by Charles Dickens

It is Christmas Eve and the past and the present are about to collide

Based on the novella, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain first published in 1848, it is more about the spirit of Christmas than Christmas itself. Presented by Kindred Theatre, it features four actors producing a host of Dickensian characters. It is a new production, full of atmosphere, love and loss, frighteners and friendship. Along with candlelight, shadows, music and theatrical storytelling, it is the perfect production for the winter evenings.

Jonathan has recently moved into a care home. As his mind deteriorates and reality becomes confused one memory stays strong; a memory of past love and betrayal; the one memory he wishes could be taken away.

A present is left for him: A book, an old copy of Dickens’ The Haunted Man. His carer Asha, reading the story aloud, invokes visions of Jonathan’s past life and with them comes a ghostly visitation, a phantom who offers to fulfill his wish through the gift of forgetting.

As the book and Jonathan’s life merge, he begins to understand that the phantom’s gift is also a curse. With the help of the chaotic Tetterbys, the Wild-Boy, the gentle Swidgers and a host of other Dickensian characters, Jonathan and Asha set out to find a genuine, lasting peace and learn the true value of memory.”

The tour will be accompanied at each venue by an Audio Exhibition of stories gathered from inter-generational storytelling workshops Kindred are running to complement the show, the themes and ideas inspired by the participants real memories.

Details for tickets etc. will follow nearer the time.

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Romeo and Juliet

ROMEO AND JULIET –  live film from La Scala Milan – Sunday 21st May 14:30 – £10
Featuring Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland. Music by Prokofiev

See YouTube video below:

Romeo and Juliet first saw the light of day in January 1938 in Soviet Russia, where it took three years for Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers to the stage. The ‘drambalet’ (dramatised ballet) is a masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy, and has since performed all over the world.
The most notable adaptation in the ballet’s 78-year history is the 1965 production, which saw leading ballet choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillian bring Prokofiev’s classic piece to British audiences.

For anyone that really doesn’t know the story of romeo and Juliet, it’s the story of 2 young people who fall in love. A feud breaks out again between the 2 families, the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall in love and Friar Laurence agrees to marry them. After fights, secrets and intrigue a plot is contrived for the couple to flee to safety. Juliet will drink something to make her appear dead rather than marry Paris. then Romeo and the Friar will secretly remove her. Unfortunately, Romeo does not get the message and, after killing Paris, he finds Juliet, presumed dead and kills himself with poison rather than live without her. Juliet awakes, sees Romeo dead and tries to kill herself with poison from his lips. When that fails, she stabs herself with his dagger.

Story played out in so many films and plays – West Side Story being one of the more famous.

SYNOPSIS of the ballet

Act I

Scene 1
The market place.
The scene is in Verona.

Romeo, son of Montague, tries unsuccessfully to declare his love for Rosaline and is consoled by his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. As day breaks and the townspeople meet in the market place, a quarrel develops between Tybalt, a nephew of Capulet, and Romeo and his friends. The Capulets and Montagues are sworn enemies and a fight soon begins. The Lords Montague and Capulet join in the fray, which is stopped by the appearance of the Prince of Verona who commands the families to end their feud.

Scene 2
Juliet’s ante-room in the Capulets’ house.
Juliet, playing with her nurse, is interrupted by her parents Lord and Lady Capulet. They present her to Paris, a wealthy young nobleman who has asked for her hand in marriage.

Scene 3
Outside the Capulets’ house.
Guests arrive for a ball at the Capulets’ house. Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio, disguised in masks, decide to go in pursuit of Rosaline.

Scene 4
The ballroom.
Romeo and his friends arrive at the height of the festivities. The guests watch Juliet dance. Mercutio, seeing that Romeo is entranced by her, dances to distract attention from him. Tybalt recognises Romeo and orders him to leave, but Capulet intervenes and welcomes him as a guest in his house.

Scene 5
Outside the Capulets’ house.
As the guests leave the ball, Capulet restrains Tybalt from pursuing Romeo.

Scene 6
Juliet’s balcony.
Unable to sleep, Juliet comes out onto her balcony and is thinking of Romeo, when suddenly he appears in the garden. They confess their love for each other.

20 minute interval

Act 2

Scene 1
The market place.
Romeo can think only of Juliet and, as awedding procession passes, he dreams of the day when he will marry her. In the meantime Juliet’s nurse pushes her way through the crowds in search of Romeo to give him a letter
from Juliet. He reads that Juliet has consented to be his wife.

Scene 2
The chapel.
The lovers are secretly married by Friar Laurence, who hopes that their union will end the strite between the Montagues and Capulets.

Scene 3
The market place.
Interrupting the revelry, Tybalt fights with Mercutio and kills him. Romeo avenges the death of his friend, and is exiled.

20 minute interval

Act 3

Scene 1
The bedroom.
At dawn next morning the household is stirring and Romeo must go. He embraces Juliet and leaves as her parents enter with Paris. Juliet refuses to marry Paris, and hurt by her rebuff he leaves. Juliet’s parents are angry and threaten to disown her. Juliet rushes to see Friar Laurence.

Scene 2
The chapel.
She falls at Friar Laurence’s feet and begs for his help. He gives her a phial of sleeping potion which will make her fall into a death-like sleep. Her parents, believing her to be dead, will bury her in the family tomb. Meanwhile Romeo, warned by Friar Laurence, will return under cover of darkness and take her away from Verona.

Scene 3
The bedroom.
That evening Juliet agrees to marry Paris, but next morning, when her parents arrive with him, they find her apparently lifeless on the bed.

Scene 4
The Capulet family crypt.
Romeo, failing to receive Friar Laurence’s message, returns to Verona stunned by grief at the news of Juliet’s death. Disguised as a monk, he enters the crypt, and finding Paris by Juliet’s body, kills him. Believing Juliet to
be dead, Romeo drinks a phial of poison. Juliet awakes and, finding Romeo dead, stabs herself.



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Viceroy’s House – 12A

Friday 19th May 20:00. Doors open 19:30

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great house. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.
Tickets will be on sale in Tarvin Newsagents or on the door. £5

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The Boss Baby – U

Friday 19th May 18:00. Doors open 17:30

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Tickets will be on sale from Tarvin Newsagents or on the door. £4 adult £3 under 12 years

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Friday 28th April 20:00. Doors open 17:30

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rotten Tomatoes review

Tickets on sale from Tarvin Newsagents or on the door. £5

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