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
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
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
Tuesday 26th September The Poulton Research Project – Kevin Cootes
Tuesday 24th October Chester Celebrates – David Cummings
Tuesday 12th December Rural Life – Britain on Film
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
C A N C E L L E D
As they themselves say:
“Chameleon Style offers a selection of Ladies clothing, jewellery and accessories and use a variety of size and shape models to show how the clothes fit different shapes and ages. We sell ladies tops, trousers and dresses in a variety of materials and styles at excellent prices.
We like to show during our catwalk how you might like to accessorise with jewellery and scarves and also take outfits from day to evening wear, informal to formal.
Our clothing pricing for clothing collections range between £8 and £40, our costume jewellry from £4 to £25 and our scarves from £8 to £15. This Autumn Winter we are also offering a new range of POM sterling silver jewellry.”
Tickets for the evening are £8 each including a glass of Prosecco and entrance will be by ticket only. They will be available from the Post Office soon but can be bought online now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/tarvincommunitycentre Chameleon Style offer such evenings to raise money for good causes, and the Community Centre is delighted that this time they will be the beneficiaries. The contract for the building of the storage shed has just been signed so the receipts from the evening will be put to immediate, effective use.
The fashions presented will be the latest arrivals for autumn, and with a wide selection of accessories available to purchase as well, everyone will be able to leave with a complete outfit or two for the new season. All that…and a glass of Prosecco as well… the bargain of the season!
For more details go to www.chameleonstyle.co.uk
The Community Centre is delighted to announce that their autumn theatre production will now be “Wuthering Heights” which will be on stage on Saturday November 18th at 7.30 pm.
The play has been created by Hot Buckle Theatre Productions, a Shropshire based company that specialises in adaptations of classic stories. They are veterans of the rural touring network and will be coming to Tarvin after an October tour throughout Ireland.
Sue Hardacre said “This is a change from what we had originally planned. Our first choice from the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts menu was a Dickens ghost story but the company offering the play did not get their Arts Council funding. This left CRTA with the problem of getting substitutes to offer promoters, and we are very, very pleased with the alternative”
The play uses four actors to weave the complex tapestry of this inter-generational love story. The performance will be full length with an interval and is more than likely to be performed on the stage. Sue says, “It is a pleasure to be offering a solid piece of theatre which will use all the imagination and talents of the writer, director and actors to draw us into Emily Bronte’s dramatic and highly-charged world of doomed love.”
Tickets for the performance will be £10 for adults and, because the play may well appeal to a younger audience as well, tickets at £7 will be offered for those under 16. The performance is rated as suitable for 11+.
Tickets will be available from the Post Office in due course but for those who like to get their autumn diary in good shape early, they are available to purchase on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts