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    National Theatre Live - Encore
    A View from the Bridge

    Wednesday 25 May - 7pm
    Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

    Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand.

    This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

    The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. 



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    Nick Beat presents...
    Songs I'll Never Sing
    Saturday 28 May, 7.45pm

    Get ready for a dazzling night of music and comedy as the vintage tradition of cabaret springs to life once again in Songs I'll Never Sing!

    Drawing inspiration from the annual Broadway benefit
    Miscast Monday this performance puts together a selection of local artists and musicians to perform things wildly out of their comfort zones!  Expect to experience musical theatre, country and western, pop, rock – and perhaps even some rap thrown in too! Fusing together to sublime and ridiculous, this one off spectacular is a night not to be missed!

    What’s more, the whole evening is dedicated to raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society, so your evening’s entertainment will also directly be benefitting those suffering with this increasingly prevalent disease. It is a cause near and dear to many of the cast, so you guarantee a heartfelt and sensational night of music and merriment.
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    Folk in the Barn present...
    Fairport Convention
    Thursday 2 June, 7.45pm

    Now in their  50th year on the road, Fairport Convention, the originators of British folk-rock music, remain one of the most talented and best loved Bands on the circuit.

    Their regular Spring Tour Is always popular as it allows the Band to play some of the Country’s most interesting and intimate venues and to present their repertoire in a more acoustic style.

    This concert will be a mix of songs from their latest album Myths and Heroes as well as both popular and lesser known songs from their extensive back catalogue.

    Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on percussion.

    Fairport has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and the band was recently the subject of a major music documentary on BBC Four television. Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'.

    Fairport Convention are Folk in the Barn favourites - not only are they are the nicest bunch you could ever meet, but we are in awe of their music and history and loyal legions of fans who don’t miss a chance to support them at every opportunity, including at their wonderful Cropredy Festival in August each year. This will be their tenth visit to Folk in the Barn, but their first visit to the beautiful Whitstable Playhouse.
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    National Theatre Live - Encore
    The Audience

    Thursday 9 June - 7pm
    Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

    Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

    Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

    For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

    From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

    The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.



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    £4 | £3
    Whitstable Biennale present...
    On the Edge: Ali Smith & Sarah Wood in conversation
    Saturday 11 June, 2pm - 3.30pm

    Here we are in Whitstable, on the edge of England, on the edge of Europe. What does being on the edge mean? What are the creative possibilities of the precarious and the liminal? In a dialogue focusing on all the things that edge can mean, and a discussion of their recent projects, the artful Ali Smith and the filmic Sarah Wood conjure the possibilities.

    Sarah Wood is an artist filmmaker. She works with the found object, particularly the still and moving image, as an act of reclamation and re-interrogation.

    Ali Smith (CBE) is a Scottish writer based in Cambridge. She is the author of seven novels, two plays and several collections of short stories. In 2013 she collaborated with her partner Sarah Wood on Shire, an illustrated collection of short stories. Her novel How to be Both (2014) was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel award.

    Ticket-holders are entitled to one free day-pass per ticket to the Whitstable Biennale festival cinema in the Horsebridge Arts Centre (valid 11 June only).
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    oliver coates

    £8 | £6
    Whitstable Biennale present...
    Oliver Coates
    Saturday 11 June, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

    Grasscut are composer/producer Andrew Phillips and musician/writer Marcus O’Dair. Phillips writes and produces all Grasscut music; he also sings and plays various instruments including guitar and keyboards. O'Dair manages the act and contributes keyboards and double bass. They are based in Brighton, England.

    'The music never wallows in nostalgia or wishes for an idyllic Albion that never was... the most affecting thing about this inspiring album is that sense of experiencing the now' THE WIRE

    'You’d be hard pressed to come across better, more focused sound collages than what you’ll find on Everyone Was A Bird' IRISH TIMES

    'Always extraordinary, always rewarding' TOM ROBINSON, 6MUSIC

    'The perfect accompaniment to an afternoon flat on your back at a sun-strafed festival' Q

    Oliver Coates is widely in demand as a solo cellist, chamber musician, principal cellist with orchestras (Aurora Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia) and as a producer and collaborator in new music.

    He has played in and developed projects with Seb Rochford, Micachu and the Shapes, Massive Attack, Ben Frost, and Mara Carlyle amongst others. He works closely with the songwriter Emily Hall. He attained the highest degree result in the Royal Academy of Music's history before going on to complete an MPhil with distinction at New College, Oxford. He studied the cello with Colin Carr, Lionel Handy and Heather Harrison and is now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

    ‘Tilts your perspective on the cello, generously drawing out the instrument’s warmth from unknown depths, its rich harmonic possibility.’ LARRY GROVES, THE WIRE

    Ticket-holders are entitled to one free day-pass per ticket to the Whitstable Biennale festival cinema in the Horsebridge Arts Centre (valid 11 June only).