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FORTHCOMING EVENTS - Winter/Spring

Adam Harper Wildlife Biologist & Lecturer presents
A postgraduate of Ecology & Conservation Adam has spent a number of years working for international NGOs in the field of conservation and field biology. He is currently studying Ecology and Biodiversity at Edinburgh University. He was also a contributing author to the “Mammals of Wiltshire Atlas” published in April 2018 along with other online publications focussing on small mammals in the region.

Previously Adam was the monitoring coordinator of the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece and since has monitored migratory Whales and Dolphins in the Atlantic, collaborated with the Marine Conservation Society supporting their Capturing our Coast project and most recently becoming a Guide/Lecturer for Wildlife Seminars, a large carnivore conservation group with a focus on Wolves, Bear and Lynx in the Western Carpathians.

Adam currently is an Ambassador for the Sea Turtle Protection Society, Youth Coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund and was granted Member status in 2017 to the Royal Society of Biologists (MRSB).

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The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.  The play ran for over 10 years in the UK, France and Mexico.

A staggering number of the world’s most famous and talented women, including Maureen Lipman, Jerry Hall, Kate Winslett and Whoopi Goldberg, have  taken part in the show in New York, Los Angeles and London.

This hilariously witty, and often moving, collection of tales gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.

“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more – stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here.  It makes for quite a party…..funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry. The Vagina Monologues confronts words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too” – Associated Press

“Probably the most important piece of political theatre this decade” – New York Times

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL CONTENT - UNSUITABLE FOR PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS.

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  • Friday 21st February 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 7:30pm

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   Warminster & District Film Society 

ROCKETMAN

Wed 26th February

2 hours     Cert. 15    (UK- 2019)  

The acclaimed, epic musical follows the fantastical journey of transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton) into the international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story set to Elton's most beloved songs, co written with long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy, guided by his first manager, John Reid (Richard Madden), became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
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ALL FLOYD 2020 TOUR

Sat 29th.Feb.2020

All Floyd's 2020 tour brings more of the classic Pink Floyd anthology to shows throughout the year, all faithfully recreated in the immense detail now expected by All Floyd fans. 
Delivered with stunning visuals and world class sound system the 2020 tour builds on the successes of 2019 to both astound and impress even the most hardened of tribute act doubters……
 

"Number after number turned out immaculately, note perfect, complete with backing singers and that wonderful, rich throbbing sound that Floyd fans will be familiar with. Messers Mason, Gilmour, Waters, Wright & Barrett would have been proud to hear their music so faithfully rendered. Close your eyes and they could have been in the room. They weren’t, but they could have been."

 
This is a show not to miss, a spectacular and honest display of Pink Floyd’s rich musical legacy featuring tracks from Meddle and the iconic Dark Side of the Moon through to The Division Bell.
 
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Ethem Media proudly presents:

Secret Spitfires

Sun 8th.Mar.2020
Secret told for the first time in a touching documentary, a must see.

A Charity Fundraiser for The Rifles Museum and the Secret Spitfires Memorial, both based in Salisbury.

Secret Spitfires is the remarkable story of how WWII Spitfire fighter aircraft were built in secret right in the heart of Southern England.

It has taken 75 years for this story to come to light. It tells of how hundreds of girls, boys, women, elderly men and a handful engineers built the iconic fighter plane the Spitfire, in secret, hidden in sheds, depots, garages, barns and even a hotel. So hidden, Hitler’s spies couldn’t find them and have them bombed.

The story starts with Hitler’s determination to destroy Spitfire production and to achieve air superiority as a prelude to invasion. What he and his generals didn’t know was that as they were destroying the main Spitfire factories in Southampton, manufacturing was being moved to secret factories in rural cities, small towns and villages. Three new main centres were set up such as Salisbury, Trowbridge and Reading which in turn were supplied by many other units hidden around the region such as Aldermarston, Chattis Hill, Eastleigh, Henley, Highpost, Hursley, Newbury, Winchester and Worthy Down. They worked alongside Southampton dispersals and the Castle Bromwich shadow factory in Birmingham to produce over 22,000 Spitfires to help win the war. The secret was so well kept, even the family and friends of the workers never knew what they did and where they worked.

'The Germans never knew of these secret factories even though they had spies in the neighbourhood' says Ethem Cetintas, the film’s co-director/producer together with Karl Howman, who discovered the remarkable story by a chance encounter with Gary Roberts, Associate Producer/researcher for the project along with historian and secret factory engineer Norman Parker. To this day, most local inhabitants don’t know what happened, literally on their doorstep.

This documentary demanded to be made to get it on record before no one was left to tell the story first hand. It took three and a half years to research and film and was entirely self-funded.

There will be a Q & A session after the film, in which both Ethem Cetintas (the film director) and  Norman Parker (WW2 Spitfire engineer and historical adviser for the film) will participate.
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   Warminster & District Film Society 

DOWNTON ABBEY

Wed 11th March

2 hours    Cert. PG   (UK/USA - 2019)
Following on from the highly successful ITV series, this is the continuing story of the beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives. It’s 1927 and a royal visit from the King and Queen unleash scandal, romance and intrigue - leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

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Thu 26th.Mar.2020 to Sat 28th Mar
Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic is coming to the Ath!
Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.
As Mike Kenny says of his remarkably faithful adaptation, 'You don't need a real train to perform this play' the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool the skill of the actors.'
 
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* Thursday 26th March - 7.30pm
* Friday - 27th March  - 7.30pm
* Saturday 28th March - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £10 (any discounts will be applied on checkout)
 
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THE LAST TREE

Wed 1st April

1½ hours    Cert. 15   (UK - 2019)
The beautiful and tender film about Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.

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JUDY

Wed 15th April

2 hours   Cert. 12A    (USA - 2019)
The Oscar nominated film set thirty years after ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in swinging London in 1968 to perform to sell-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While here, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband - all the while her health starts to fail leaving Judy with a painful decision.

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Sat 18th April 2020 - 7.30pm

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.

I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.


Testimonies :-

"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"Buy tickets
AsOne Theatre Company presents

Mary Anning - The Mad Woman of Lyme


Sat 25th April 2020 - 7.30pm
It is 1846,and the little town of Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, Mary Anning reflects on her life. By challenging the status quo and making remarkable strides in a male dominated scientific world, her work threatens to disprove the very foundations she was raised on. Haunted by hallucinations of friends, enemies and even the creatures she spent her life hacking out of the living rock, Anning tries to make sense of her existence in her last moments. AsOne bring their signature blend of narrative, movement, music and striking visuals to tell this story about memory and coming to terms with the past.
Written for AsOne by Peter John Cooper
Directed by Marta Vella
Produced by AsOne theatre
Project managed by Vikesh Godhwani.
 
Background of the play -In 2012 AsOne theatre company  toured of a newly commissioned play for the Jurassic Coast Festival and the Olympics;  ‘The Cabinet Maker’s Daughter’. The play told the remarkable story of 19th Century Dorset fossil hunter, Mary Anning. She was the world’s first female palaeontologist who eventually had collectors beating a path to her Lyme Regis fossil depot. These men in turn named the fossils after themselves and Mary’s name receded into the mists of time forgotten. This is a much pacier, played  straight through 80 mins version with a distinct vision from director, Marta Vella. This talented director trained at RADA and under Anne Bogart. She works to create a special piece of resonance. Vella wants audiences to be viscerally  affected by AsOne Ensemble’s  work within the world of the playwright’s story; to feel deeply, as well as understand more, about the world created, and the story told. To do this she works with sharing, crafting, and polishing ideas with her performers. Ideas are cheap but seeded, and fully grown they create very special theatre.  With highly researched, rhythmical writing by Peter John Cooper and multi-media techniques of the AsOne Ensemble - this performance should make you physically tingle!
 
Adults -£13 (any discounts applied will be deducted at check out)
 
Concession - £9 (applies to School & College Parties with teacher/adult )
 
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The Athenaeum Masqueraders are back with the classic musical Oliver!

From the 2018 NODA SW Best Musical nominated group who brought shows like 9 to 5 The Musical, The Addams Family and The Full Monty and Legally Blonde, The Athenaeum Masqueraders are celebrating their 20th anniversary during 2020 and to mark the occasion they are taking a step towards classical musical theatre with the "Ageless, timeless and matchless" – Sunday Express OLIVER! by Lionel Bart.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

This terrific piece of musical theatre is an adaptation of the classic Charles Dickins novel Oliver Twist following the story of the title character Oliver and his journey around Victorian England as an orphan. Starting his life in a Workhouse, Oliver travels to London and finds himself getting involved with a gang of pickpockets led by Fagin! When Oliver fails to successfully pick the pockets of Mr Brownlow who kindly takes him in, Oliver finds himself at risk hunted by Bill Sykes and Nancy who endeavour to get him back so that they can protect themselves, Fagin and the rest of the pickpocket gang from being exposed.

Featuring huge musical numbers such as Food, Glorious, Food!, Consider Yourself, Fine Life and As Long as He Needs Me by Lionel Bart, this is "A terrific show. A masterpiece – extraordinary, powerful and gritty.” – Mail on Sunday.

You can really consider yourself part of the Family with Oliver!

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  • Adults: £14
  • Concessions: £12

Group discount: Buy 10 or more seats- get £1 off each ticket
 

SHOW DATES:

  • Thursday – 28th May – 7.00pm Start
  • Friday – 29th May – 7.00pm Start
  • Saturday Evening – 30th May – 7.00pm Start
  • Sunday Matinee – 31st May – 2.00pm Start


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CREDITS:
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Orchestral arrangements by William David Brohn
Original orchestrations adapted by Stephen Metcalfe

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
 
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    Sat 1st Feb / Sat 29 Feb

    Sat 25 Apr / Sat 30 May

 
         
 

Working dogs allowed, Induction Loop, Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilet.

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