Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday 25th January sees Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) as our film for ‘grown-ups’ at 8:00pm £5

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his band-mates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Yes there are some historic inaccuracies but given the involvement of the remaining Queen members, I don’t think it matters too much. Follow this link for comparison details and check-out the images of the actors and the real people. Some are uncannily very alike!
Bohemian Rhapsody vs real life


The film follows the rise of Queen up to their performance at Live Aid. I’ve always been a fan of Queen and whilst I generally knew Freddie’s story, I still enjoyed this film – I even surprised myself and shed a tear or two.

Actor Rami Malek, star of new film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, is said to have watched Freddie Mercury’s 1985 Live Aid Performance over 1,500 times on YouTube to nail his version of it. When you see the film and performance side-by-side, it shows those hours were definitely not put to waste. Malek didn’t sing and could not play the guitar or piano when he got the part of Freddie!

 

 

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CHAOS OF DELIGHT – Robin Ince

Tarvin Community Centre has pulled off another coup with the appearance of Robin Ince on Saturday 23rd March at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are £12 from Tarvin PO.

‘The winner and co-star of the Rose D’Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, Sony Gold and, most importantly, Pointless Celebrities is back on the road with an artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity’.

Robin Ince mashes up the two cultures of art and science in this celebration of the human mind from Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA, another of his stand up sort of lectures.

Robin’s new book, I’m a Joke…and So Are You (Atlantic books) available at all good book stores from Oct 2018.

‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. **** The Scotsman

“He’s defined a generation of comics” Stewart Lee.

The revue below of the shows presentation at the Fringe seems the best way to sum up the delight we are able to offer.

“Robin Ince is probably most commonly known for his BBC radio 4 comedy science show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, where he presents alongside Professor Brian Cox

But in 2018 he returned to the live stage, bringing new show Chaos of Delight to the Fringe. This highbrow comedy sketch may appeal to a more niche kind of audience but Ince’s erratic nature manages to fill the time with a rapid barrage of smart, witty humour making it utterly enjoyable throughout.

It can be almost hard to keep up with the show as Ince blasts through artists and ideas, all of which are incorporated into his comedy. The show also looks at the changing attitudes of generations through anecdotes of Ince’s relationship with his father and son, his father growing more left-wing with age as he begins reading the Guardian, his 7-year-old son, Archie, unquestioning in the face of ideologies new to this world. These segments were hilarious as well as touching. Ince also performs some poetry, which didn’t add much to the comedy value but it did diversify the show as well as reel in the fast-pace while adding some sentimental value.

The entire audience left in great spirits as Ince provided a beautiful and refreshing perspective to accompany his brilliant comedy. He encourages the audience to capture the present in our memories, not just on our memory cards and to focus on the moments that will become our fondest memories in the future.  No comedy show in this year’s Fringe has left an impression quite like this one has.”

Here is a snippet from Radio 4s The Infinite Monkey Cage:

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The Snow Queen

On Friday 2nd November at 6.00pm, our younger audience members and their families will be able to enjoy a very traditional tale. The Snow Queen weaves a magical story of friendship, deception, courage and love with music and images suitable for younger children. Tutti Frutti Company, https://tutti-frutti.org.uk, based in Leeds, are specialists in creating and staging one-hour shows to delight children from about 3 to 7/8 years old. Sue Says ” This is the first children’s show for some time (the last one was cancelled at the last minute) so we do hope that families will come along with their little ones to enjoy live theatre”

 

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Until Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal.

Tickets – Adults £7 and under 12s £5 are available now from Tarvin PO and Ticket Source 

 

 

 

 

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A Mummy and a Blue Carbuncle

The summer recess is almost over and activities at the Community Centre will begin to pick up a pace starting with our latest CRTA presentation.

The first show is a double bill of comedy on Friday October 5th at 7.30 pm. Three talented young actors who are the Last Chance Saloon, https://www.lastchancesaloon.org,  will take us on two thrilling journeys. The first is Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle and the company say:
“We know what you’re asking: What is a Blue Carbuncle? Well, we’re not exactly sure but what we do know was that it was stolen from Meghan Markle on her wedding day and only one person can solve the mystery of ‘whodunit’!

Join Sherlock and his trusty sidekick as they travel from 221B Baker Street through Victorian London (and Waitrose) to a mysterious farm in chase of the evil mastermind. Have Holmes and Watson finally met their match? Find out in this shamelessly high-octane spoof of Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle.
With twisted pop songs, an assortment of ridiculous characters and more slapstick British comedy than a Butlins holiday camp, you’re in for a wild and raucous ride!”

With this mystery out of the way there is a rapid costume change and the three come back after the interval to solve the Curse of the Mummy with Montana Jones, a Nazi spy and a love-sick mummy. Expect laughter, music and slap-stick in this monster mash-up. The show has played at the Edinburgh Festival and the company says:

“Using both outrageously catchy pop songs and obscure 80s ballads even your mum won’t have heard of, Last Chance Saloon take you on a whirlwind adventure. For one hour, 3 men will play over 100 characters, with at least 3 different accents. You’ll see them dance, you’ll see them cry, you’ll see things you wish you could un-see.
With good old fashioned British humour and an intriguing interpretation of world history, the Saloon Boys will have you laughing your lungs out, crying out for more and wondering why they don’t all have modelling contracts.”

 

Tickets – Adults £10 and under 16s £6 for are available now online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshhireruraltouringarts and will be available later from Tarvin Post Office

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Civic Trust talks – September 2017 – March 2018

Regular talks given in the Edna Rose room, Tarvin Community Centre  – Monthly, Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Payment of a small fee can be made on the night or £15pa

civic trust

 2017

Tuesday 26th September    The Poulton Research Project – Kevin Cootes

Tuesday 24th October          Chester Celebrates – David Cummings

Tuesday 12th December      Rural Life – Britain on Film

 2018

Tuesday 16th January         Conservation Along the River – David Rowlands

Tuesday 13th February       Exploring Family History – David Guyton

Tuesday 27th March            AGM followed by ‘She’s Airborne. She Flies! – Concorde – Gordon Bartley

                                                                                          

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