The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO (R) Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO (R) invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb. Despite their musical adventures, the band can still be found working their day-jobs and enjoying life on the North Cornish Coast.
2019 sees the release of ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ a movie based on the group’s discovery and signing to a major record label. The film was written and produced by the team behind 2018’s British hit film ‘Finding Your Feet’ and stars Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Sam Swainsbury & James Purefoy. The film also features music from the Fisherman’s Friends and can be found on the album release ‘Keep Hauling’.
The Fisherman’s Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire. The strongest belief that the band have always held dear is that friendship will always come first, with music a very close second!!
Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer– coming to Tarvin in the Autumn. Shane Shambhu has created Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer which offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo with an acclaimed team of collaborators.
Reflecting on his personal journey of growing up in East London and learning and performing Indian dance in the UK, Shane plays with the ways in which race, language, identity and culture have defined him. You’ll laugh out loud as he practices his dance and imagines himself as ‘Shane the Hero’ behind a brick wall in the school playground.
Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by Jamaican–American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian-American bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga’s son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green, to help them find motels and restaurants that would accept them at a time of widespread racial segregation and sunset towns. (all-white municipalities or neighborhoods in the United States that practice a form of segregation — historically by enforcing restrictions excluding people not white Anglo-Saxon Protestants via some combination of discriminatory local laws, intimidation, and violence. The term came from signs posted that “coloured people” had to leave town by sundown.) “At least until the early 1960s, northern states could be nearly as inhospitable to black travelers as states like Alabama or Georgia.”
New York City bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga is searching for new employment while the Copacabana nightclub, where he works, is closed for renovations. He is invited to an interview with “Doc” Don Shirley, an African American pianist who is looking for a driver for his eight-week concert tour through the Midwest and Deep South. Don hires Tony on the strength of his references. They embark with plans to return to New York on Christmas Eve.
Don’s record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book.
Tony and Don initially clash; as Tony feels uncomfortable being asked to act with more refinement, while Don is disgusted by Tony’s habits. As the tour progresses, Tony is impressed with Don’s talent on the piano, and increasingly appalled by the discriminatory treatment which Don receives from his hosts and the general public when he is not on stage. A group of white men threatens Don’s life in a bar and Tony rescues him. He instructs Don not to go out without him for the rest of the tour. At one point they are incarcerated and Don asks to call his lawyer and uses the opportunity to reach Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who pressures the governor to release them.
Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Friday 10th May – 18:00 – 19:00 £7 adults and £5 for under 16 years old One Man Shoe, is a delightful new show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.
When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star! Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!
Produced by SC²ENE
Due to illness, we were unable to bring you this show when it was booked previously, so we are very pleased that we are now able to do so.
“We’re talking classic clown, here, and Jango Starr is a master of that art.” **** THE HERALD
“It is a great little show, brilliantly performed, funny and charming. Catch it if you can. NEAT (North East Arts Touring)”
“Tightly choreographed chaos fills the stage, a simple story unfolds which cherishes the dreamer and upstart. Honest and finely crafted work” Sarah Bebe Holmes
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