Fulbourn Arts What’s on?

Fulbourn Arts What’s On
Sent 10 January 2018

Dear All,

Our two events in December, A Christmas Carol and Jazz at the Movies played to a full house and were enthusiastically received by an appreciative audience, making for two memorable evenings. An excellent start to the festive season in Fulbourn which finally comes to a close this weekend with two further performances of  Llama Drama’s Cinderella.  Full details below plus other future events including  the Fulbourn Village Ceilidh, Fulbourn Cinema’s Groundhog Day, the Snowdrop Walk and Concert, St John’s Player’s Cider with Rosie, Pencils in the Pub and the Cambridge Riverside Jazzband.

Llama Drama
Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 January, at 3.00pm and 7.30pm both days, in the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End.
A traditional panto….with a twist! But you will still find all the usual characters – Cinderella, the Prince, the Ugly Sisters, and the Fairy Godmother. A show for all the family with a cast of 22 adults and children.
Llama Drama was set up in 2016 and last January performed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz here in Fulbourn.
Tickets: £9.50, Concessions (60 and over) £7.50, Children (16 and under) £5.50
Book at www.llamadrama.org.uk. Any difficulties with booking or other queries please telephone Carole Ransom on 01354 694782or email carole.ransom7@googlemail.com. Tickets will also be available on the door.

Fulbourn Village Ceilidh
with Sibby and the Wide Glide Band
Friday 19 January, 8.00pm to 11.30pm, in the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End.
Tickets: £10 from Anne Rollings on 01223 510934, 07884 067327, or ann.rollings@virginmedia.com.
This annual event is always good fun, skilfully guided by the caller Sibby. This year, profits from the event will go to the overseas disability charity CBM UK, a charity based in Oakington.

Fulbourn Cinema
Groundhog Day (PG) (1993)
Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell
Saturday 20 January, doors open 7.30pm for 7.45 start, the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End. 
Please note that this screening is on a Saturday, not our usual Friday.

“A comic masterpiece”  Ryan Gilbey (The Guardian)

“….it just took my breath away”  Terry Jones (of Monty Python)

“Probably the best work I have done”  Bill Murray

Misanthropic TV weather man/broadcaster Phil Connors is annoyed and despondent when he is sent for the fourth year running to cover the annual Groundhog festivities in Punxsutawney – when the townsfolk consult the groundhog to find if spring is imminent. He is grumpy with his producer Rita and downright nasty with cameraman Larry. But the real nightmare begins when Phil is unable to leave the town due to a severe blizzard, and on awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again…..! With no end in sight, Phil struggles to find a way to escape (and ultimately make the best of) his seemingly hopeless situation. He adapts and learns that the key to life isn’t what happens but how you react to it!

Groundhog Day is full of ingenious ideas, and it throws up new developments and delightful twists at every opportunity. A great comedy.

Tickets on the door: £5; U16 £3.

The next Fulbourn Cinema screening is Manchester by the Sea (15) (2016) starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges. This recent 5-star movie has won both Academy and BAFTA awards. Friday 9 March, usual time, usual place. Further details to follow.

A Fulbourn Arts event.

The Promise of Spring
The Snowdrop Walk and Concert 2018
The Williams Singers conducted by Martin Herrick
Sunday 4 February
Fulbourn Manor grounds open 2.00pm to see the snowdrops; teas in St Vigor’s from 2.45pm; concert 3.30 to 4.30pm
Songs of flowers, love and new beginnings from the 16th to the 20th century.
Tickets: £10, U16s free, from Arthur Rank Hospice, from 01223 880311, or at the door/gate.
All proceeds to the Arthur Rank Hospice.

This event is supported by Fulbourn Arts.

St John’s Players
Cider with Rosie
by Laurie Lee, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
Tuesday 13 February to Saturday 17 February, at 7.30pm, in the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End
Directed by Kieron Toner and Andi Dodds

Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, when the rural traditions of past centuries were being swept aside in the path of 20th Century progress, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and belongs to a now distant past.

Tickets: £8, Concessions £7, U/16 £5, Groups of 5+ purchased in one booking £7 each. Available from 01223 210737, or online via the St John’s Players website – www.stjohnsplayers.co.uk. Advance booking strongly advised.

This event is supported by Fulbourn Arts.

And the following events continue in Fulbourn on a regular basis:

Pencils in the Pub!
An informal sketching and social evening
Monday 12 February, Monday 12 March and Monday 9 April between 7.30 and 9.30pm in the lounge bar of the Six Bells, High Street, Fulbourn (with the kind permission of the landlord, Hugo White). The event will continue through the year on the second Monday of each month.

This event, started in December 2016, is now well established, so come again to mix with other local ‘creatives’ and have some fun with your sketchbooks in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment, while enjoying a drink. Sketch whatever you want, our occasional sitters, your pub surroundings, other sketchers, or bring a small ‘something’ to draw. 

Do bring sketch books (or paper and pad) and drawing implements if you have them, but there will be some ‘community’ sketch books and pencils to borrow if necessary. All levels of ability are warmly welcomed, including completebeginners. Fulbourn Arts committee member and local artist Allison Henderson will be there to help, advise and encourage. She may be contacted for further details on 07743 709476.

A Fulbourn Arts event.

The Cambridge Riverside Jazzband
Wednesday 17 January, Wednesday 7 February, Wednesday 21 February and continuing through the year on
the first and third Wednesday of every month, at 8.30pm, in the Six Bells Function Room.
Admission: £6, and there is a small dance floor!
The Cambridge Riverside Jazz Band is the oldest trad band in the area, started by Ted Vousden in 1956 and has performed continuously ever since. They play mainstream as well as traditional jazz.

Best wishes and a Happy New Year,

David Cottee
on behalf of Fulbourn Arts
01223 880616 / www.fulbournarts.com