SMAAAK Schedule for 2015

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With good wishes for the New Year,  we thought you might like to see how the SMAAAK events calendar is shaping up and note some dates in your diaries.

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Sunday 22 February – “Sea Show” performed by the Squash Box Theatre Coronation Hall, 2pm  –  A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret celebrating the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs. Suitable for children and adults of all ages. All tickets £5. www.squashboxtheatre.co.uk

Saturday 25 April – “Too Cool – the life and Music of Chet Baker” performed by Sue Richardson quintet, Coronation Hall, 7.30pm – A sell out at Ronnie Scott’s, this show featuring Chet Baker’s beautiful music and recalling smoky jazz clubs of the 1950’s West Coast, is both a homage to his music and journey through his colourful but tragic life. Tickets £15.   www.suerichardson.biz/music.html

TBC  Thursday 7 May –  “A Conversation with Sir Robert Rogers, former House of Commons Clerk”, Kingsland Church, 7.30pm – A respected and popular figure at the Palace of Westminster, Sir Robert stepped down as Clerk last year. The job is to advise MPs on constitutional matters and Parliamentary procedure as well as overseeing around 2,000 staff and the services provided to MPs. Want to find out more?

Saturday 18 July – Pop Up Opera performs  Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri” (The Italian Girl in Algiers) , Kingsland Church, 7.30pm – Pop Up Opera are back with their fantastic new production.  Isabella, the ‘Italian girl’ is one of the wisest and most formidable women you’ll find in opera and by the time the story ends, no-one, including her captive lover, is willing to stand in her way. Tickets £25

12 – 20 September – hArt 2015, Kingsland Church – Following its success in 2013 , hArt returns to Kingsland Church with a brilliant selection of art on show across a wide range of media. Free entry.

October – Arcadia Music Festival, Kingsland Church, 7.30pm – Directed by Thomas Bowes and Eleanor Alberga, the exhilarating Arcadia Music Festival makes a welcome comeback to Kingsland Church as part of its Herefordshire tour. Ticket price TBA.