Tuesday 10th October 2017


Event 10 - 'Ragtime’ with Tom Hartley

12.15pm - Marden House - Admission £3 (Friends Free; £1 Child)

Tom studied piano at the Royal College of Music in London and at the University of Bristol and loves to perform a variety of musical styles. To mark 100 years since the death of the posthumously-recognised 'King of Ragtime' Scott Joplin, Tom will perform a selection of Joplin's piano rags followed by Rachmaninov's rousing final prelude Op.32 no.13.


Event 11 - Calne Jazz Club: The Royals

7.30pm - Marden House - Admission £8 (£6 Friends; £1 Child)

A much-loved institution on the Bristol jazz scene, The Royals celebrate the Kings and Queens of the swing era with their zippy, upbeat take on classics by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Prima. Led by acclaimed singer Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” - The Telegraph) and featuring some of the hottest young musicians in the South West (who have worked with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Nigel Kennedy, Hans Zimmer and Chris Potter), this unique show is guaranteed to be toe-tappingly swinging. The group comprises Emily Wright – vocal; George Cooper – piano; Matt Hopkins – guitar; Will Harris - double bass. In Jazz Club tradition feel free to bring your own picnic supper and liquid refreshment. There will be no bar on this evening. Tables are provided.


Event 12 - This Woman’s Work

7.30pm - The John Bentley School - Admission £3 (£2 Friends; £1 Child)

A second opportunity to see the production of This Woman’s Work
Voices of the young women of Calne. A thought provoking evening of drama, dance and music brought to you by students from The John Bentley School. Inspired by discussions about how they are viewed in the world and how they view others, six students have created a piece of theatre that explores individuality, stereotypes and society’s longing to label. The six students explore the ‘Hoodie’ culture, Islamophobia, young mothers, rape victims and girls persecuted for how they look. The piece is hard-hitting and thought provoking with an aim to question why any of us prejudge anyone. Interspersed with powerful songs and dances, by other young female performers from the school, This Woman’s Work gives our young women a chance to express their feelings and us a chance to hear them. This performance is suitable for aged 14 and over.