In spite of the current difficulties in staging live performances – Two Sisters Arts Centre in Trimley St Mary is continuing to host a variety of events.
The Arts Centre, in the former St Mary’s Church in Trimley, has a full range of covid secure measures in place including online booking of socially distanced tables for up to four people, temperature checks and compulsory sanitizer before entering the building, a test and trace QR code, mask wearing while moving round the building and pre ordering of interval drinks.
All this might sound daunting – but in fact the building is warm and comfortable and the staff and volunteers friendly and welcoming – making your evening of entertainment as close to pre covid as possible.
Events planned for October include a folk evening with local musicians Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth, an early acappella Halloween tribute with Triangle Music and a one man show looking at the character of Fagin from one of Dickens most loved novels Oliver Twist. And looking ahead to November events planned include Friday night jazz with local group JazzVibe, a visit from performance poet Luke Wright, and the ever popular Josh Locke and his Buccaneers to look forward to.
Tickets are available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre
or by ringing the Box Office on 01394 279613
Most of the events will also be live streamed via zoom for a flat rate of £5 per event , and there are more details on the website www.twosistersarts.co.uk
Friday 16th October 7.30pm – BELINDA GILLETT & PETER HEPWORTH
Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth are both Suffolk based, singer/songwriters.
Belinda has been compared in the past to Sandy Denny and Joan Baez. She creates atmospheric landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life. She has played venues up and down the country and is currently recording her fourth release on the Backwater record label.
Influences include Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit.
Peter Hepworth released his first single ‘Pale Blue Blankets’ on all platforms on the 26th April 2019 and to a sold out launch in his home town and has since been downloaded/streams over 100k times. In the past ten years he has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Cardle, Beth Orton, Bastille, Turin Brakes, To Kill a King, Luke Concannon, Seasfire, Tom McRae, Jamie Lawson, Sam Brookes, Scott Matthews, Kal Lavelle, Jake Morley, Fiona Bevan, and many more….
Friday 23rd October- TRIANGLE MUSIC – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Triangle Music are an acapella folk trio featuring Mim MacMahon, Sue Manley and Sophie Watson who like to tell a good story through their music. This will be their third visit to Two sisters and this time there will be tales of the eerie and the macabre in the mix as a celebration of Halloween. The three ladies have been singing together for a good many years and they compose their own material to perform in a quirky and humorous way.
” …….I was mightily impressed not only by their chisel-sharp a cappella harmonies, but by the way that they act out the song, to frequent giggles and guffaws from their audience. They claim that the answer to every problem is beer. Show me a folkie who disagrees with that.”
Friday 30th October 7.30pm– FAGIN’S LAST HOUR
Produced and performed by James Hyland, Fagin’s Last Hour is an amazing and engaging retelling of one of Dickens most loved novels Oliver Twist from Fagin’s perspective.
James is an accomplished West End Actor and this is his second visit to the Two Sisters – his first being an incredible one man retelling of the story of Jeckle & Hyde which kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
“Hyland gives an incredible performance bursting with energy: his impressive vocals and performance conjure up Fagin who is menacing but also a venerable frightened and desperate man. The audience also meets the quiet and shy Oliver, a nimble and confident Artful Dodger, a dark, frightening and violent Bill Sykes as well as a warm-hearted and confident Nancy and even Bulls Eye the dog. Spell binding. He shifts roles with ease, keeping the dramatic tension and the play flowing. The set, costume and make up are excellent, evoking the eerie, claustrophobic atmosphere of a prison cell holding a desperate and frightened Fagin.”