What’s On At Two Sisters Arts Centre In July

After a really good opening month – where so far every event has been sold to capacity – Two Sisters has a packed and exciting programme coming up for July.

Thursday July 1st sees the return of popular, award winning performance poet Luke Wright with The Ballad Seller

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

On Friday 2nd we have our regular Friday Night Jazz with Threesis – featuring the local talent of  Rob Palmer on bass , Zak Barrett on sax/ clarinet and  Ben Watson on guitar

Then on Sunday 4th as a celebration of the recent Suffolk Day, the ever popular Charlie Haylock returns with stories from his time working as dialect coach on the recent film The Dig about the archaeological finds at Sutton Hoo.

And in addition Peter Optical – musician and storyteller of many years standing –  ‘will offer a tune or two on the Hammered Dulcimer and a tune or two on Pipe and Tabor.and maybe a song and a story. or even a quick flurry on the harp.’

On Thursday 15th there will be an evening of poetry and music in tribute to local poet, singer and English teacher Frank Wood who died last year, hosted by Two Sisters and Felixstowe Poetry Cafe.

Florence Cox, Suzanne Hawkes and Dominique Nightingale will be ‘in conversation’ with their memories of Frank and will read some of his poetry. There will be contributions from others of poems about or inspired by Frank himself, and music from Frank and those he sang with.

Felixstowe Poetry Cafe Members and Suffolk Poetry Society Members can attend for free but booking is essential

On Saturday 17th we have an evening of  indy-folk from local singer/songwriters  Belinda Gillett & Kevin Pearce

Belinda is an indie-folk artist from Suffolk whose voice regularly draws comparisons with Sandy Denny, Joan Baez and Weyes Blood. She creates atmospheric, ethereal, vintage landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life and cites Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit among her influences

Kevin  is a songwriter from Essex. He has received plaudits for his work from The Independent, The Guardian and Mojo magazine as well as receiving BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music support. His music has been used on HBO programmes in the USA as well as BBC TV shows here in the UK.

Belinda & Kevin have recently collaborated on her new single Oh Love 

And finally on Friday 23rd award winning actor James Hyland returns with The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a family friendly show based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll

 
“What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?”
 The Hatter and the Hare are stuck. They can’t move on.
Trapped by self delusion and memory loss, they remain at 6 o’clock, forever drinking tea. The Hatter embraces it. The Hare rejects it. But who is to blame for this never-ending party? Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf’s groundbreaking adaptation of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Fantastical and utterly bonkers, “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” is a mind-bending new twist on Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter’s table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

All events – doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start APART FROM THE MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY which starts at 6pm with doors opening 5.30pm

Tickets for all events can be bought from www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre or reserved on Box Office 01394 279613

Two Sisters Arts Centre is a covid safe venue with temperature checks and sanitiser at the door , cabaret style seating and table service for drinks.

More information from our website http://twosistersarts.co.uk

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