Spring 2018

Details of most concerts and films in spring 2018 are now posted below - scroll down to reveal.  All films will be £5 entry (one price) and all will have subtitles in English as a policy for this season – even those shot in English. This is to give access to those with some hearing loss and to a sizeable minority in our audience who have English as a second language. But of course we encourage those of you with normal hearing to attend and support this inclusive plan. If you have feedback about this experiment let us know uhallpromo@gmail.com   A reminder for regular visitors: to ensure our future as a venue please consider becoming a 'Supporter' - click on the 'Supporters' tab at the top for more details. And don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area - click on the 'Get Newsletter' tab at the top and enter your email address in the space provided

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January 2018

Lindsay Lou (music) Fri 23rd Feb, 8pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Friday, February 23, 8:00 pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. Previous visits saw them take Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm, and they had a (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: “I’m convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.” The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city’s Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16’s

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Freagra (dance) Wed 7th March, 7.30pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Wednesday, March 7, 8:00 pm

Presented by Rob Heaslip Dance, Freagra is a playful, colourful performance of contemporary dance, suitable for all ages, with universal themes of community, conflict and harmony. Performed by five exceptional dancers, accompanied by an original music score and breathtaking lighting and costume design. “ …by the end of the 50-minute piece, it has become increasingly hard to resist becoming caught up in its every nuanceThe Times ★★★★

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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Moonwatcher (theatre) Thurs 15th March, 7.30pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Thursday, March 15, 5:00 pm

Presented by Horse and Bamboo this is a mixed media show set in a world of cotton mill chimneys and featuring talking birds, and Asian twists and tales. We are led through a surreal landscape to witness one family’s fate on our fast spinning planet. Using film, puppetry, mask, poetry and music, Moonwatcher is based on stories of first generation immigrants from South Asia. Aimed at adults though anyone over age 9 may also enjoy it. Written and Directed by Shamshad Khan and Bob Frith with music by Arun Ghosh

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16’s

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Martha Tilston (music) Fri 23rd March, 8pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Friday, March 23, 8:00 pm

Supported by an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. A BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, and with six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record Nomad – a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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Vivaldi’s La Favorita (music) Thu 5th April, 7.30pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Thursday, April 5, 9:00 pm

An evening of Vivaldi music from the wonderful Dunedin Consort with Cecilia Bernardini, Solo Violin and Director. This is a rare opportunity to experience first hand the music that emerged from one of the most productive – and intriguing – relationships in Venetian music.

 

 

 

 

Programme includes:

Violin Concerto in B minor, RV387 Violin Concerto in E Major “Il Riposo”, RV270a

Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV156

Violin Concerto in B- at Major “Il Corneto da Posta”, RV363

Violin Concerto in D Major, RV772 Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo in D minor, RV128

Violin Concerto in F Major, RV283

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16’s

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Siobhan Miller (music) Fri 6th April, 8pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Friday, April 6, 8:00 pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Siobhan’s award-winning style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland’s top musicians. She is part of the all-star cast and a featured solo singer within Far Far from Ypres, has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie – with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums. Nationwide television appearances and outings at many of the UK’s major folk festivals illustrate just why she has been lauded as “the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song” (Scotland on Sunday).

‘One of the finest young voices on the Scottish folk scene’ The Scotsman

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse (family theatre) Sat 14th April, 2pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Saturday, April 14, 5:00 pm

Part of the Puppet Animation Festival and presented by Clydebuilt this is a classic story told with a difference. Favourite characters abound – an adventurous Red Riding Hood, an independent Granny (home at last from her trip round the world), and of course the wonderful Wicked Wolf, who plans to have Granny for lunch and Little Rosie for afternoon tea! Find out how Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse saves the day in this gentle show for young audiences. Rod puppets and shadow theatre combine with original music and sounds bring this ever-popular story to life. Age Guidance:

3+ years runs for 45 mins

£7/£6 concs/£5 U16’s

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Talisk (music) Fri 20th April, 8pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Friday, April 20, 8:00 pm

Nominees in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene. They create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations across the country. Atop their collective titles, concertina player, Mohsen Amini, was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, The band have appeared at world-leading folk festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, plus live sessionson both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes. With further tours andshowcases throughout Europe and the US, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.

ExtraordinaryMark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

£13/£11 concs/£9 U16’s

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Songs of Roma – Simon Thacker Group (music) Sat 28th April, 8pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Saturday, April 28, 8:00 pm

A new Romany musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy created and led by one of the UK’s most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, singer/violinist Masha Natanson. Simon draws on and extends European, Indian and Balkan folk forms, plus flamenco, and re-imagines powerful songs from the gypsy tradition with wonderfully inventive new instrumental music.

£13/£11 concs/£9 U16’s

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Young Waters (music) Wed 9th May, 7.30pm

Friday, January 12, 8:00 am - Wednesday, May 9, 8:00 pm

Young Waters’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. In October 2017 they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell), and their debut album, recorded at Real World studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals), Liam O’Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola).

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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