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FREE FRIDAY (LIVE MUSIC): TWO MAN TING
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
Sunshine Afro-roots from Sierra Leonean master-drummer Jah-man Aggrey and UK guitarist Jon Lewis. Using voice, guitar, live loops and ‘found’ percussion, the duo creates an infectious
sound.
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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: AN-TING CHANG (PIANO)
WED, 31 JAN 2018
For her return to The Pound, Chang has created a delightful programme of animalthemed piano solos, culminating in an extensive selection from Saint-Saëns’ famous The Carnival of the Animals.
LIVE MUSIC: CHRIS WOOD
FRI, 2 FEB 2018
Six time BBC Folk Award winner, Chris Wood’s music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. His most recent, critically acclaimed album, So Much to Defend, reflects on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, and the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg and Karine Polwart.
COMEDY: ANDY ZALTZMAN
SAT, 3 FEB 2018
Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire.
PLATFORM 4 INVISIBLE MUSIC: VARIATIONS ON A THEME
SAT, 10 FEB 2018
Pete Flood (Bellowhead) and sound designer Jules Bushell collaborate to an immersive, live concept album layered with exquisite audio snippets inspired by interviews with Winchester’s lip reading group. The piece powerfully explores the experience of losing your hearing in a world full of overwhelming noise.
FAMILY THEATRE: 'GEORGE AND THE FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINEES' - BRAVE BOLD DRAMA
WED, 14 FEB 2018
Within the confines of his bedroom George can conjure pre-historic beasts and subterranean mythical creatures simply by slipping into his imagination. Then George is summoned to protect the Ancient Spirits of the Imaginees, harnessing his powers against those that seek to dim the dazzling light of creativity. A globe-trotting quest with magical illuminations and original music in a tale about how limitless imagination can be (and how it can get you into a spot of bother sometimes!). Age guidance 4+
THEATRE FEST WEST: PRACTICEX
THU, 15 FEB 2018
An evening of dance and theatre extracts of work in progress. Enter with an open mind, discover four exciting companies testing out work and contribute your thoughts to what you’ve seen. Your ticket includes a free drink and a post-show discussion with the artists. Featured artists are Scary Little Girls, Croon, Sugarscratch and Above Bounds.
THEATRE FEST WEST: 'JOURNEY TO THE IMPOSSIBLE' - LITTLE SOLDIER PRODUCTIONS
FRI, 16 FEB 2018
A coming-of-age quest, featuring epic songs, cinematic storytelling and hip-hop dance. By means of bicycles, bandanas and neural space travel, three kids go on an incredible adventure. We’ll take on intergalactic challenges, fight invisible forces and unlock the doors to jaw-dropping possibilities. A  homage to Jules Verne, 80s sci-fi films and timeless adventure stories, for all the family.
Age guidance 7+
THEATRE FEST WEST: 'LEGO® BEACH' - INKBLOC ENSEMBLE
SAT, 17 FEB 2018
A freak storm has exposed a containership of Lego to the power of the sea, scattering millions of multi-coloured building blocks into the ocean… The tide is changing in the tiny town of Bevill, as an influx of Lego enthusiasts pour into it. But currents are shifting, waves hide secrets, a shadowier story is unfurling… Using live music and physical theatre, the ‘contemporary, creative and brilliant,’ INKBLOC ensemble ‘pack one hell of a punch’ (Bristol 24/7).
THEATRE FEST WEST: 'GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY' - SCRATCHWORKS THEATRE COMPANY
FRI, 23 FEB 2018
August 1963: the heist of the century is underway. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds – stolen. But what about the ones that got away with the loot? In our version of events, four women turn history on its head and embark on a madcap adventure packed with action, live music and physical comedy.
Great Train Robbery is a family-friendly adventure winning VAULT’s 2017 ‘Festival Spirit Award’.
FREE FRIDAY (LIVE MUSIC): MOUNTAIN SPEAKS FIRE
FRI, 23 FEB 2018
Mountain Speaks Fire have an ever-evolving sound - ‘lo-fi altcountry’ meets ‘experimental folk
pop’, drawing comparisons with Aberfeldy, Tallest Man on Earth, Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.
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