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Witchcraft, Demons and Imps in Tudor and Stuart England- Darren Oldridge (2)

Category: Events Published on 17 February 2018 Nick Robinson
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17th March 2018 7.30pm

Cost: Free

** Due to unprecedented demand we have made this is a ticketed event.  It remains free but please apply for your ticket here:

People once protected their homes with magical inscriptions and objects, which they believed would keep witchcraft and evil spirits at bay. Some magical markings of this kind survive in Bishops' House. This presentation explores the fear of harmful magic and demons in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, and relates this to the larger history of witchcraft and the Devil. Darren Oldridge is Professor of Early Modern History, University of Worcester.

Ann Beedham “The suffragette, the silversmith and the novelist: three local women’s tales”

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 21st March 2018 7.30pm

Hear about three local ladies who contributed to art, literature and politics, but who have now largely been forgotten.

Attercliffe to Wincobank and back - the story of Mary Ann Rawson

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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16th April 2018 7:30pm

A brief history of the remarkable Mary Anne Rawson and the Read family of Wincobank Hall, who campaigned relentlessly for the abolition of Slavery and supported many other social causes, then lay forgotten in an over ground graveyard for 130 years. Talk by Penny Rea

This is a free event but turn up early to ensure you get a seat

Neil Campbell - a virtuoso guitarist

Category: Events Published on 12 March 2018 Nick Robinson
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13th April 2018, 7.30pm

Liverpool composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Campbell has been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as 'an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics' and by Sean Bradbury, Getintothis, as 'a man whose fingers have the ability to harness any imaginable sound in any given style’.

He has collaborated on live projects and recordings with Jon Anderson (Yes), Sense of Sound Singers, DJ Yousef, Anne Taft (Ghost Stories), Carlo Bowry (Wizards of Twiddly) and others. He has produced three CDs of solo guitar music, *Through the Looking Glass* (2003), *Night Sketches* (2004) and *Tabula Rasa Suite* (2014) alongside several other albums of his compositions in varying styles, including progressive rock, jazz fusion, minimalism and ambient music.

Neil’s solo performances are the stuff of legend and often involve him using loops and other technology to expand the sound and scope of what one performer can do with the classical guitar. As a soloist he has performed in the UK and Europe, and has been a regular performer at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

He particularly enjoys playing in ‘special’ venues and has performed solo concerts in spaces such as Union Chapel (London), Lancaster Priory, Birkenhead Priory, Liverpool Central Library, John Ryland’s Library (Manchester), Chetham’s School of Music Library (Manchester) and St Lukes (Bombed Out) Church (Liverpool).


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Support is provided by Sheffield-based Nick Robinson who combines the guitar with electronics to produce improvised soundscapes. Nick formerly played with the Comsat Angels, Typhoon Saturday and Dig Vis Drill and continues to perform solo and with a variety of other musicians including Herve Perez, Steve Dinsdale, John Jasnoch, Martin Archer, Neil Ardley and others. His most recent CD was ‘Cotyledon’ with the group Lost Garden.


Doors open from 7pm for a 7.45 start.

Booking coming soon!

The Old Weird Albion

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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20th April 2018 7:30pm

Tickets: £7 advance / £8 on the door (includes a free glass of wine)

Justin Hopper + Sharron Kraus

With Chris Jones (Longbarrow Press)

An evening of prose, poetry and music

Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus perform a new collaborative composition inspired by the landscape around Chanctonbury Ring. 

Justin Hopper is a writer from Pittsburgh, USA, living and working in England. His new book, The Old Weird Albion, a work of creative non-fiction exploring memory, myth and the landscape of th South Downs is published by Penned in the Margins. Sharron Kraus is a singer of folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. Her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magick.


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