This November we have TV and Radio personality, author and travelogue writer, Stuart Maconie on 8th November and top musical satirist Mitch Benn on 15th November, plus Community choir, the Camarata Singers perform Handel’s Messiah on 29th.
Join the well-loved national treasure, Stuart Maconie the broadcaster, writer and journalist as he talks about The People’s Songs on 8th November at 8pm, a show tracing the history of our nation through the popular music of the times.
These are the songs that we have listened to, laughed to, loved to and laboured to, as well as downed tools and danced to.
Covering the last seven decades, Stuart Maconie looks at the songs that have sound tracked our changing times, and – just sometimes – changed the way we feel. Beginning with Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’, a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war, and culminating with the manic energy of ‘Bonkers’, Dizzee Rascal’s anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city, The People’s Song’s takes a tour of our island’s pop music, and asks what it means to us.
The show will be fascinating, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Tickets are £15 (£13 concs) available form Waterstones or online here
And on 15th November we welcome one of the top musical satirist and the best writer of comedy songs around, Radio 4’s Mitch Benn and his show Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle:
“This expertly-crafted satire is perfect for both…music aficionados and those entirely ignorant…. what really sets the show apart is that it’s incredibly well-researched, informative and engaging …. held the audience totally captivated.” THREE WEEKS *****
Tickets £14 (£12 concs)
For lovers of one of the best loved classical choral pieces of music of all time, there’s a chance to see Handel’s Messiah performed in and by our Community with orchestra and professional soloist on 29th Nov at 7.30. Tickets available through Camerata firstname.lastname@example.org or 01536 392791 ONLY.
And finally for now – tickets are now on general sale for our hugely popular annual Christmas family comedy show – Comedians and Carols on 22nd December, which usually sells out, so act fast. Tickets are just £9 (£7 concs) for a great mixed bill of family-friendly comedians (suitable for aged about 8/9+) and this year headlined by Jim Tavare, (from the Harry Potter movies and The Sketch Show)
Tickets for all shows (except the Messiah) available here or at Waterstones Kettering.