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Upcoming events, @St George's Hall, Bewdley

Hampstead (12a)

18 January 2018 19:30

Hampstead (12a)
Diane Keaton, and Brendan Gleeson star in this charming and funny, life-affirming tale about how love can be found in unexpected places and that age is no barrier to second chances.


Buy tickets Cost: 5.00 GBP





The Limehouse Golem (15)

25 January 2018 19:30

The Limehouse Golem (15)
Is the mythical Golem responsible for the grisly murders that terrorise notorious Limehouse?

“Bill Nighy’s detective leads a fine cast in this atmospheric adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s Victorian murder mystery.” The Guardian


Buy tickets Cost: 5.00 GBP





Jo Harman - Esther Turner & Mayfli

26 January 2018 19:30

Jo Harman - Esther Turner & Mayfli

Music in the Hall is proud to feature one of the country's rising talents, Jo Harman in an intimate duo setting.

Also on tonight's bill are local singer Esther Turner, who is receiving great plaudits wherever she plays across the UK, and two young musicians at the start of their careers, Bewdley's own Mayfli, the current Wyre Forest Young Musicians of the Year.

This is what people are saying about Jo:

"Sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless" – Huey Morgan, Fun Loving Criminals, on his BBC Radio 2 show

"On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice" – Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror

"Cracking rootsy blues singer well known to festival audiences" – Mail On Sunday

"What a voice!" – Classic Rock Magazine

"Stunning. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul" – Classic Rock Blues Magazine

"It It was my great privilege to work with her. Listening to her interpretative one of my songs was a spiritual experience" – Michael McDonald (Soul superstar and Doobie Brothers frontman)

"I believe this lady to be one of the finest singers this country has to offer! She really is tremendous! I hope our paths cross again" – Rag N Bone Man

"An exquisite album rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations, and quite possibly the finest blue eyed soul vocal performance you’ll hear all year." – Get Ready To Rock

"Jo mines pop, soul and gritty blues with conviction" – The Daily Mirror



Buy tickets Cost: 12.00 GBP





Victoria and Abdul (PG)

01 February 2018 19:30

Victoria and Abdul (PG)
Judi Dench excels as Queen Victoria who has an unlikely relationship with a young Indian clerk.
A “fascinating real life tale … a  sensational performance from Dench” The Telegraph


Buy tickets Cost: 5.00 GBP





Max Keen Lecture: The Zulu Wars

03 February 2018 19:30

Max Keen Lecture: The Zulu Wars
Do you want to know the truth behind the defeat at the Battle of Isandhlwana, or the heroics at Rorke's Drift? This talk from local favourite Max Keen, presented by Bewdley Festival, sets the record straight with the latest research.

Buy your tickets from the Bewdley Festival web site by clicking here: Buy Tickets



Cost: 10.00 GBP





Pete Williams

09 February 2018 19:30

Pete Williams
Pete Williams returns to the Hall! Our October 2017 Black Country Special was one of the stand-out events of the past season. Pete was instrumental in putting that evening together and his set on the night was a triumph.

Here's a rare chance to see Pete perform songs from both critically acclaimed albums as well as brand new material from his new one, just completed in Sheffield, with a Band that have rapidly gained a reputation for turning in memorable and blistering live shows.

Born to Black Country parents just inside a new decade, Pete Williams had a paper round, dreamed,and played clarinet; aged 14 he bought a Bass Guitar and was soon playing in Social club bands around the industrial West Midlands.

Pete is a founder member of Dexys Midnight Runners ,The Bureau and These Tender Virtues and a pivotal part of Dexys recent resurgence culminating in a 9 night residency at the Duke of Yorks theatre in Londons West End and Headlining the Acoustic stage at Glastonbury festival 2014

Pete and his incredible band were personally invited as special guests across 32 sold out shows with The Proclaimers on their 2015 U.K. tour.

Pete is supported tonight by local favourite Ellisha Green and our youth musician this month is Josh Smith.

“What a fantastic songwriter and singer the man is. We both thought that his record 'See' was the stand out album of 2012. Pete is a storyteller in his songs, and writes as a mature man who has lived and suffered and loved. The soulfulness that Pete brings to everything that he does is inspiring. He has the passion of a young writer, and the philosophical overview of a wise man." – CHARLIE & CRAIG REID (THE PROCLAIMERS)

“For me, it's all about recognising in another brother or sister that same appreciation, understanding and knowledge, backed-up by a feral fuckin' instinct, that another side to this life exists. A side other than the one we're shown by the greedheads and the business man and the meaningless, mindless pursuit of money. We can smell each other out. Pete smells good and is a damn fine man and musician"
RICHARD HAWLEY
 
“I’m a fan of the great Pete Williams. He tells terrific stories set to beautiful melodies and sung with passion, charisma and heartfelt honesty. He draws me in every time”. - IMELDA MAY



Buy tickets Cost: 12.00 GBP





Young Musician of the Year

10 February 2018 19:30

Young Musician of the Year
Bewdley Youth Festival is holding the fourth annual music Wyre Forest Young Musician of the Year competition for young musicians who are in education and either live in the Wyre Forest district or attend a school or college within the district.

The competition is open to young people aged 13 to 18 as at 31 December 2017, and will take place during the afternoon of Saturday 10th February 2018, with the category winners invited to perform at a gala concert in the evening at which the Young Musician of the Year will be chosen and the winner of the prize for Best Original Composition will be announced.

Tickets for Gala evening are £5 for adults and £3 for those 18 and under or in full-time education. Doors for the Gala event open at 7:00 with the musicians appearing from 7:30

Buy your tickets online by clicking here: Buy Tickets


Cost: 5.00 GBP





The Dancing Club

03 March 2018 19:30

The Dancing Club
An empty ballroom is brought to life as tales of dancing and music across generations wake up dance teachers Frank and Wynn. After World War II they inspire a town to keep moving through the traditions of ballroom dance to the explosion of rock and roll, northern soul and disco.

A space to express yourself, you can learn the waltz one night and see Fleetwood Mac, Marc Bolan or Captain Beefheart the next.

Everyone is welcome in The Dancing Club as dreams are made and refuge found. It’s time to learn a new dance and you’re all welcome to try a few steps.

The Dancing Club is based around the true story of Kidderminster legends Frank and Wynn Freeman and comes to life following interviews with over 100 residents of the Worcestershire town.

"I think people underestimate the value of dance schools and how important they are to the social well-being of towns. I wanted to run my dance studio just like Frank ran his."
Len Goodman, dance and TV personality, BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2004 - 2016 and a judge during The Dancing Club's heyday

Music composed by Jon Bates, with choreography from Steve Elias (BBC2, Our Dancing Town), featuring a special recording from Kidderminster Male Voice Choir.

This is a Bewdley Festival event and you can buy your tickets from their web site by clicking here: Buy Tickets.

This is a play that includes ballroom dancing and as such space for the audience is more limited than is usual and we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Cost: 10.00 GBP





Hannah Aldridge

09 March 2018 19:30

Hannah Aldridge
There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree precedes her and speaks for itself.

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era.

With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence untapped.

Her live sets are completely absorbing and we are extremely proud to have Hannah playing at our 2018 sessions the Hall.


Buy tickets Cost: 12.00 GBP





Here I Belong

13 March 2018 19:30

Here I Belong
A thoughtful, compelling and entertaining play portraying 60 years of village life seen through the eyes of one village resident, from youth to the fight to stay in her home in old age. A thoroughly engaging performance by an absolutely fantastic new writing company.

Two actors tell the story of Elsie at age 25, 45, 65 and 85, and her lifetime battle to stay in the village where she feels she belongs. It's where her daughters grew up, her husband died and it's where she's going to stay, come what may.

'Everybody knows someone like Elsie', and this sensitive, honest and intimate show provokes compassion and much discussion.’

Pentabus Theatre is a Shropshire-based theatre company who've been consistently making theatre for rural venues for over 40 years to great acclaim, with a tradition of transforming familiar surroundings for its shows.

The cabaret style show takes place around the audience as if at a party, with the interior of the venue changed for each scene - through bunting, flowers, fairy lights, balloons - with the audience asked to help with the change, or blow up balloons, or sing 'Happy Birthday'.

This is a Bewdley Festival presentation and you can buy your tickets from their web site by clicking here: Buy Tickets


Cost: 10.00 GBP