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May 2019

Garlic Theatre Presents: 3 Little Pig Tails – 2 shows at 11am & 2 pm

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£7

A brand new version of the classic story of the Three Little Pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Garlic Theatre entertains the whole family with beautifully crafted puppets, music…

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Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

MARY POPPINS RETURNS ‘In a place we hold dear, where wonder once lived…but soon from above a new story begins’ Now grown up, Michael and Jane Banks and Michael’s three children are having a difficult time when they are visited by the magical nanny, Mary Poppins. With her old friend Jack’s help, Mary uses her unique skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder of their lives. Cert U duration 130 mins Thursday 30th May / 2.00pm /…

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The Goose Who Flew: Puppetry for family fun – 2 shows 11am & 2pm

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £24

A heartfelt story about compassion, community and understanding, from Half Moon Theatre. “If I was a goose, who flew, what would I do? Where would I go? I know, do you?” Goose loves the summer, playing with his family and friends – swimming in the rivers, flying above the treetops and singing under the gaze of the full moon. When the days start to become colder, Goose knows it will soon be time to fly south for the winter. But,…

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June 2019

Hue & Cry

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18.50

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983 and the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’ Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued triumph in the 1990’s, whilst the release of the hugely applauded ‘Open Soul’ in 2008 brought them firmly back into the limelight. The release of…

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Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast with special guest Jo Fooks

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

jazz breakfast, SEATED Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast with special guest Jo Fooks SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 2019 - STARTS 11AM TICKET PRICE: £12 Buy Tickets Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest is legendary, as is its host, the inimitable Mike Hatchard. Every show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and croissant at the bar, take a seat, and start your Sunday the right way. With saxophonist Jo Fooks, Oz Dechaine (bass)…

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: The Favourite

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6
The Favourite Ropetackle Shoreham

‘Duck racing, pomegranate throwing at a naked (except for a pink wig) fleshy fop’ Early 18th century England is at war with France while a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah ( Rachel Weisz) governs the country while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. A new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives and her charm endears her to Anne. As the politics of war consume Sarah’s time, Abigail steps into the…

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Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh and Japan

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Film, Art, SEATED Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh and Japan THURSDAY 6TH JUNE 2019 - STARTS 7:30PM TICKET PRICE: £12 (Friends £10) Buy Tickets “I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan, it is the country that had the most profound influence on him…

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Martin Simpson – A Master of his Art

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17.50

Folk, Blues, SEATED Martin Simpson – A Master of his Art FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 2019 - STARTS 8PM TICKET PRICE: £17.50 Buy Tickets Photo by Elly Lucas Nominated ‘Musician of the Year’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 “Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass.…

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OldPlay

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£8

Brighton’s best party band, OldPlay, return for another amazing party night at Ropetackle following their fantastic performance last summer. This eight-piece band performs your favourite 60s and 70s dance music: The Beatles, Stones, Who, Tina, Aretha and many more. Sing along while revisiting your best dance moves – a great time is guaranteed while raising funds for Ropetackle.

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents/carers Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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Limehouse Lizzy

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17.50

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world-renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. From their Official PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, T.V. appearances (BBC 2’s ‘Arena’ among others), and to actually being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

June 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£13.50 – £15

Get together with your mates for a Barnstorming night out! Enjoy unbeatable stand-up comedy on the 3rd Saturday of every month from some of the biggest names on the UK comedy circuit (and beyond.) With three different acts a month alongside a top MC, this is Saturday night entertainment at its finest. Strictly for the over-18s. Seats can be reserved for parties of six or more.

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Matinee Film: McCabe and Mrs Miller (Cert. 15)

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

A perfect film’ In a small American frontier village, a stranger named McCabe (Warren Beatty) builds a brothel with the help of experienced madame Mrs Miller (Julie Christie). The town prospers and so does the brothel. This success attracts the jealous and potentially deadly attentions of a wealthy mining company in this classic, idiosyncratic reworking of the Western genre. A beautiful portrait of the real West – dingy, grimy, smelly, chilled to the bone. Music by Leonard Cohen. Cert 15…

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Mike Farris + special guest Jamie Freeman

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

Ropetackle is very proud to present a rare chance to see Grammy-winning blues/soul/gospel/Americana star Mike Farris in concert, when he flies in direct from the USA to perform a short UK tour at selected venues to promote new album Silver and Stone. Farris is widely regarded as one of the most sincere and compelling performers around, who, in the words of top music publication ‘Rolling Stone’, possesses ‘a super-sized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly…

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

June 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents/carers Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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Charlie Dore + Julian Littman: 8 instruments 20 songs 90 mins

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb,…

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Women in Rock

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17.50 – £18.50

A dazzling two-hour journey through the music of some of the world’s greatest female rock legends. You’ll be singing, dancing and cheering for more! Women in Rock is the only show of its kind in Europe – powerhouse female singers performing the best-known songs from the world’s greatest female rock legends, such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Evanescence, Suzi Quatro, Pink and many more. The singers, who include Emily + Victoria from the…

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The Claire Martin Quartet

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

Multi-award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE returns to Ropetackle with her brand new, all Swedish band: Martin Sjöstedt piano, Niklas Fernqvist bass and Daniel Fredriksson drums – as part of her 2019 Believin’ It tour. Celebrating her 20th release on Linn records, Claire and the trio will play stylish interpretations of jazz standards alongside material from the new album, including songs by Pat Metheny, 10cc, Joni Mitchell and Johnny Mercer. Believin’ It has already won acclaim from Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling,…

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Cinema: Colette

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4
Colette Shoreham Ropetackle

It’s 1892 France. Struggling self-important writer Willy (Dominic West) woos naïve country girl Colette (Knightley). After their marriage she is transplanted to the artistic and intellectual splendour of Paris where they struggle for money. Willy, feeling the financial strain, sets her to work writing novels based on her school days which he spices up with a little Sapphic subtext. When the novels become huge hits, Willy takes all the credit, squandering the spoils on prostitutes and property. Colette’s fight over…

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Bad Influence

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£13 – £15

This group of blues rockers was formed by Val Cowell (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Richard Hayes (lead/slide guitar) in 1986. Since then, they’ve been the driving force of a band that have played festivals, headlined the Marquee Club, and supported Status Quo on tour. with a rhythm section that includes bass player Peter Stround (Buddy Whittington/Papa George) and drummer Clive Jenner (The Proclaimers/Groove Armada), the band always leaves their audiences handsomely entertained. Bad Influence lay down their own brand of grounded…

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My First Cinema: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£3

Come and join Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog as they go on an adventure through swirling whirling snowstorms, thick oozy mud and big dark forests in search of bears. Cert U./30 mins

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The Congo All Stars – Soukous Dance Party

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15 – £17

African Night Fever Presents: Formerly known as Soukous Kumbera and fronted by the formidable Koko Kayinda, the African champion of conga players, the Congo All Stars are a group of talents ranging from the days of OK Jazz, Papa Wemba and Kofi Olaminde to Kanda Bongoman. The group combine modern day Soukous music with a touch of innovation by blending the sounds of Africa in a cocktail of rhythms that makes their music truly danceable and fun for all. Join…

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July 2019

South Coast Soul Revue Summer Show

July 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

When Eddie Cochran sang “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues”, he hadn’t heard South Coast Soul Revue and their happiness-inducing, hi-energy blend of summertime soul and feelgood funk! With the sensational Ruby and Danny providing vocals, the funky horns of Laurent and Tommy, and a rhythm section reminiscent of Motown’s Funk Brothers, you are guaranteed a great night of live music. Dancing is optional – but highly recommended! Limited seating.

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Sussex School of Song presents: An Evening of Popular Classics

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£14

Come and listen to your favourite arias, songs, duets, ensembles from the world of opera and operetta to the lighter side of classical music. The team of professional singers include Yvonne Patrick/Soprano, Louise Crane/Mezzo Soprano (pictured), two soloists from the successful Gilbert & Sullivan concerts, Mark Luther/Tenor & Darren Jones/Baritone who have sung for many of the UK major opera companies including Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and abroad…

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Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast, feat. Bjorn McAteer Dahlberg

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest is legendary, as is its host, the inimitable Mike Hatchard. Every show features one or more well-known music personality for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and pastry at the bar, take a seat, and start your Sunday the right way. Featuring saxophonist Bjorn McAteer Dahlberg with Oz Dechaine (bass) and Darren Beckett (drums.) About Bjorn: Björn McAteer Dahlberg is a Swedish musician now living in the UK. He holds…

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Cinema: Madam Butterfly

July 11 @ 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Spend a evening “at the opera” as we present Madam Butterfly on the big screen. Puccini’s Japanese tragedy Madama Butterfly is given a ravishing production by The Royal Opera. Its alluring imagery of Japan from the 19th-century European Imagination heightens the intense clash of East and West. When the American naval officer Pinkerton seduces the young ‘Butterfly’ Cio-Cio-San, he seems to promise every happiness – but his cruel abandonment leads to her tragic self-sacrifice. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The…

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

July 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents/carers Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: A Star is Born

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6
A Star is Born Ropetackle Shoreham

A musician helps a young singer find fame even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. A story as old as time in this fourth remake of the old classic. With passionate directing and acting throughout, wonderful music and a gripping portrayal of the rags to riches storyline, this film is a thoroughly entertaining and memorable watch that flies by and is over too soon. Directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga…

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: A Star is Born

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

‘I don’t know what love is’ A musician helps a young singer find fame even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. A story as old as time in this third remake of the old classic. With passionate directing and acting throughout, wonderful music and a gripping portrayal of the rags to riches story-line, this film is a thoroughly entertaining and memorable watch that flies by and is over too soon. Directed by and starring…

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The Alter Eagles

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock – complete with full harmonies – through to hard-rocking numbers, showcasing the Eagles’ trademark duelling electric guitars. The current set comprises material from 35 years of Eagles’ performances, up to and including 2007’s Long Road Out Of Eden. Lauded for their accuracy, the Alter Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, pure and simple and…

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Richard Durrant’s Summer Film Choice: Moonrise Kingdom

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

Warm, whimsical and poignant, immaculately framed and beautifully acted, Moonrise Kingdom presents director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best. Set in an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this film tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. Our revered and respected patron, the guitarist Richard Durrant, always chooses films that have a very special appeal. His annual, pre-film talk (guitar…

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Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: Blues Brothers

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

‘Nuff said, watch it and love it – the show that really hits the road’ Jake Blues, just out of prison, puts together his old band to go on a Mission of God to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised. Fabulous dancing and the music in this film is outstanding with roles for Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and more… Stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd Cert 15 duration 133…

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Steve Rodgers and Band plus support

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Steve Rodgers, singer/songwriter, completed a much-anticipated first album in 2017. Produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse), the album was a huge hit, with songs that reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens. At 14, he began to write his own songs on guitar and piano. He…

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

July 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents/carers Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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Richard Durrant Summer Special

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

Maverick guitarist Richard Durrant kicks off the silly season with a fun-packed musical celebration of the summer holidays. Sun-drenched guitar repertoire basks contentedly alongside virtuoso ukulele music, songs and unpredictable musical offerings. With surprise guests

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James Taylor Quartet

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£22

The JTQ has evolved into one of the most exciting and well-respected touring bands in the UK. With numerous albums to its name, ‘prolific’ is an understatement, with albums touching genres as diverse as jazz, funk, soul, rock, and even rap, not to mention a handful of library albums in between. Each album is an absolute must for any Hammond fan: James’s playing provides a solid and accomplished lead as always. Live, the band is explosive, with a breath-taking, diverse…

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Lyngo Theatre presents: There and Back Again – An Odyssey

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6 – £8

TICKET PRICE: £8 adult, £6 child, £25 family of 4 Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets, he directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods that make up Ulysees’ 20-year struggle to get back home.

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ED Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: King of Thieves

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine) pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British history. They manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. As the police investigation begins, the cracks between the eccentric gang members begin to show. Also starring Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay… a feast of mature male stars. Cert 15 duration 108…

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COMEDY from The Noise Next Door: Edinburgh Festival Special

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

Eleven-time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought-after comedy club headliners are back with a brand new show of jaw-dropping songs, side-splitting scenes and finely tuned anarchy. Come and join the boys for a one-off night of hysterical off-the-cuff chaos and once-in-a-lifetime comedy curiosities before they head off to Edinburgh. The Noises cut their teeth at Ropetackle and we are delighted to have them back again after their sold-out show in March. “Comedy…

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My First Cinema: Little Wolf’s Book of Badness

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£3

He washes his paws, brushes his teeth and goes to bed early. In the morning he is packed off to his uncle BigBad’s Cunning College to learn the Nine Rules of Badness and hopefully win a Badness Badge. Duration 24 mins Adult with baby: £3

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Comedy: The Treason Show

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

It’s the summer special edition! Featuring our trademark scatter-gun comedy satire with parody songs and local gags galore. Plus all your favourite regulars: Wolfgang and Claudy in der Speilen Schau, Fux News and the best Donald Trump in the business. Written by a team of over 30 writers, chillax with a drink and laugh your way through the silly season

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Michael Messer’s Mitra

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Magnificent Indian Blues! “The most exciting and creative blues innovation I have heard in years!” David Freeman, Jazz FM Mitra (pronounced ‘meetra’) is a trio comprising British Blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide guitar maestro from India, Manish Pingle, and London-based tabla master, Gurdain Singh Rayatt. This is more than another meeting of musicians from different cultures; it is a band with a successful album and its own unique sound, an exhilarating and highly accessible fusion of…

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Family Film: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

‘Who will change the future?’ To thwart Grindelwald’s plans to raise pure blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Dumbledore enlists the help of Magizoologist Newt Scamander who agrees to help (though he’s unaware of the dangers that lie ahead). This a seductively beautiful film populated by astonishing creatures, gorgeous period production and exquisite costuming. Cert 12A duration 134 mins

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August 2019

Cinema: Tortoise and the Hare (Bite Size Ballet)

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

New to Ropetackle Cinema BITESIZE BALLET: a fantastic introduction to cinema and the arts for young audiences. Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets – a series of three ballets aimed at 2 to 7 year olds – are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and story telling on the big screen Three classic stories are brought to life by Nn Ballet’s amazing dancers in colourful and entertaining films made especially for children. The…

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Dervish

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 29 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish president and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers AND TV presenter, Cathy Jordan. The Guardian newspaper…

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Le Vent du Nord

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16.50 – £18

A driving force in progressive folk Festival favourites and Ropetackle regulars, Le Vent du Nord are a Quebec-based group that never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of foot-tapping guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four-part harmonies. they deliver catchy songs and tunes, inspired and influenced by Quebec traditional folk styles with well-polished musical arrangements that simply enhance this uplifting repertoire.

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Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest is legendary, as is its host, the inimitable Mike Hatchard. Every show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment: This month we arefFeaturing Saxophonist Duncan Lamont JR......... Buy your coffee and croissant at the bar, take a seat, and start your Sunday the right way. Early booking advised.

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Family Film: The Grinch

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Ropetackle Cinema Family Film ‘A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville’ The Whos have decided they are going to make Christmas three times bigger, brighter and noisier this year. Determined to preserve his peace and quiet, the Grinch plans to steal Christmas by dressing as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and even trapping a lackadaisical reindeer to pull his sleigh…. Cert U duration 86 mins

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Young Herbert’s House of Horror: 2 showings starting at 11am & 2 pm

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £24

HALF MOOD THEATRE PRESENTING: Young Herbert is a little horror. Living on a boat should be the ideal life for a wannabe pirate, but the boat’s grounded until Herbert can learn to tidy his cabin, eat his greens and be more polite. A big storm brews when Herbert is sent home from school and Mum calls on Great Uncle Albatross – navy captain and scourge of all pirates – to warn him of the dangers of rebellion. But who is…

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

August 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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Ropetackle Family Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Six years after saving the Arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, the Sugar Rush Arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game. Cert PG duration 112 mins

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: Showing at 11.30 & also 1.30

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£2 – £5

Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

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The Blunter Brothers

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

The Blunter Brothers started playing live in 1989 and have become established as one of the premiere ‘Revue’ acts in the country. They cover all the hits from artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Average White Band and many more. This gig is an opportunity to see an old-school band playing classic tracks. The five-piece horn section is amazing,

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The Old Hot Club Tour: Sara Spade

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

Sara Spade presents a brand-new show featuring songs from her latest album whilst also performing early 20th Century music from Hot Jazz to Hot Club. There’s stories and songs about some of our favourite golden era jazz singers and a toe dipped into vintage comedy to uplift and delight you so you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Sara’s first album Boy Next Door was aired on BBC Radio 2…

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Lucky Peterson feat. Tamara Tramell

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17

Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3, celebrates his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally this year. He was born in Buffalo, NY in 1964, the son of James Peterson, a renowned blues guitarist and owner of The Governor’s Inn, a popular roadhouse club in the city and regular stop for some of the most famous bluesmen of the day. With all of the incredible talent and music going through the club, Little Lucky…

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Family Film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

‘How the West Was Won – more or less’ A singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a travelling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train and a perverse pair of bounty hunters. Six tales of life and violence – interesting, funny, sad, excellent, musical and what’s more thoroughly enjoyable, set in bleak hard country, a land of parched desert and pinched, pallid faces. Beautiful cinematography. Cert 15 duration 133 mins Directed by the Coen Brothers Cert 15 duration 133 mins

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Cinema: Elves and the Shoemaker (Bite size Ballet)

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

Ropetackle Cinema presents BITESIZE BALLET for 2 to 7 year olds Elves and the Shoemaker duration 53 mins/ Friday 23 rd August / 11.00am / £6.00

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Family Film: Incredibles 2

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Love this film? You need to see it on the big screen! Super-heroism is still illegal but the Parr family is not going to stay at home with the menace around of a new super villain, Screensaver, who is wreaking havoc with his mind control abilities. Elastigirl must solve the mystery of this enemy who has malevolent designs on the world. Cert PG. Duration: 118 mins

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Cinema Blockbuster: BlackKKlansman

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

BLACKkKLANSMAN ‘This film had me thinking about what I had seen for a long, long time afterwards…and I am still thinking about it’ Based on true events, this film is a provocative evocation of American race relations. In the midst of America’s 1970s civil rights movement, the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague to go undercover as a white supremacist. Directed by Spike…

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A Magical Tale of the Sea: 3 showings @ 11am, 1pm & 3pm

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£8

Spending time with Granny Pearl is always magical with her tales of the sea and this summer holiday we’re off to visit her down by the seaside. There’s always been something fishy about her and on a special boat trip along the coast with the family we’ll hear the story of this special granny with a secret… This interactive performance mixing live guitar, song and crafts is for anyone who loves the sea, stories and surprises! Suitable for ages 5yrs…

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Cinema: Three Little Pigs (Bite Size Ballet)

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

Ropetackle Cinema presents BITESIZE BALLET for 2 to 7 year olds Three Little Pigs duration 43 mins / Friday 30 th August 11.00am £6.00

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Geoff Achison + the UK Souldiggers, with support from James & Black

August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15 – £17

Multi-award-winning Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Geoff Achison returns to the UK in 2019 for his 20th Anniversary Tour and the release of a new album recorded with the UK Souldiggers. From the deep south of Australia, Geoff’s exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He was chosen as one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine and included in the “Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. A…

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Music, Classical: It Had to Be Two – A Musician’s Guide to a Happy Marriage

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£13 – £15

Paul Cavaciuti & Nadine André are both successful performing musicians in their own right, and are happily married – most of the time. Following the great examples in love set out by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael and Beethoven, Nadine & Paul take the audience through a journey of how to live in perfect harmony, both on and off the stage. This is the first ever public performance of their special recipe, tried and tested over…

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September 2019

Mike Hatchard’s Monthly Jazz Breakfast

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest is legendary, as is its host, the inimitable Mike Hatchard. Every show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and croissant at the bar, take a seat, and start your Sunday the right way. Early booking advised.

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Let’s Get Quizzical 4

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

The ever popular light hearted and great fun annual film quiz which, as is promised every year, in no way expects you to be a film buff. We provide the props – questions, pencil and paper etc – and you provide some (or even all) the answers! There will be prizes – also some new challenges this year promises Colin, our quiz master extraordinaire. And, as several quiz goers last year remarked ‘the delicious buffet just gets better.’ What’s not…

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Tannara

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Bold, creative, and original: Tannara have established themselves as one of the UK’s most interesting and unique contemporary folk groups. Since their formation in 2014, they’ve covered considerable musical ground. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: from indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, Tannara’s music is punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On…

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Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: The Odd Couple

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Compulsive neatnik Felix is allergic and fastidious. Best friend, incorrigibly sloppy Oscar, is a slob who plays poker. When Felix is thrown out of his house by his wife, he gravitates to Oscar’s apartment but within days the mismatched pair is on the verge of mutual murder! Written by Neil Simon with an irresistible double act by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, this classic comedy lights up the big screen. Cert PG duration 105 mins

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South Coast Soul Revue Fundraiser

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

The Frank Greene Band and Lindsey Oliver........ The South’s most soulful funksters are putting on a show to raise much-needed funds for Ropetackle. Expect the usual blend of belting voices, excellent musicianship and a non-stop party atmosphere. Sing, dance and be merry – and all for a good cause.

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Hits of ’69

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

After a triumphant sold-out gig celebrating No.1’s of 1968, the Brighton Beach Boys are back to play the hits of 69. 1969 saw David Bowie release Space Oddity, nine days before Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon, the legendary Woodstock music festival was held in the USA, Monty Python formed, B&Q first opened, the Raleigh Chopper bike was launched, the dealth penalty was abolished in the UK, QE2 made her maiden voyage, Violet and Daisy Hilton, the…

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Tot Rockin’ Beats Presents: Back to the Old School Family-Friendly Rave

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£7 – £11

TICKET PRICE: £11 adults, £9 child £7 over 65's Back by popular demand, a funky three-hour festival for fun-loving families. TotRockinBeats returns to Shoreham to take you back to the old-school with three hours and three rooms packed with all things bright and beautiful. Celebrate that 90’s feeling with a mix of pop, dance, jungle, hip hop and indie classics that made the decade so much fun. Fancy dress is actively encouraged, so dig out those Spice Girls, Oasis, Wu-Tang-Clan…

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Tot Rockin’ Beats Presents: Back to the Old School Family-Friendly Rave

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£7 – £65

TICKET PRICE: £11 adults, £9 child £7 over 65's Back by popular demand, a funky three-hour festival for fun-loving families. TotRockinBeats returns to Shoreham to take you back to the old-school with three hours and three rooms packed with all things bright and beautiful. Celebrate that 90’s feeling with a mix of pop, dance, jungle, hip hop and indie classics that made the decade so much fun. Fancy dress is actively encouraged, so dig out those Spice Girls, Oasis, Wu-Tang-Clan…

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Hatful of Rain

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£14

Hatful of Rain are a British roots music outfit with US and UK influences. In 2018, they released their third full-length record – Songs of the Lost and Found. Chloe, Fred and Phil perform around a single mic, creating a compelling visual spectacle as they interweave musical breaks and harmonies. The band take song-writing very seriously; their most recent work “Devil’s Dyke” tells the tale of The Battle of the Boars Head – on the eve of the Somme over…

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Sharon Shannon & Band with Special Guest Seckou Keita

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£24

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019. Joined by her band, Jim Murray acoustic guitar, Jack Maher electric guitar, vocals and Sean Regan, fiddle, percussion and beatbox, Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth. Recorded at Real Worlds Studios and produced by Robert Plant Justin Adams, Sacred Earth features many tracks with African influences and indeed African musicians as collaborators and guests. Seckou Keita…

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Andy Parsons: Comedy

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£14.50

“It was the 24th June 2016 and I found myself in a supermarket contemplating a meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. “It was the day after the Referendum, and I’d spent so long confused about what was happening to my country that I was in a rush as I took my three…

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Sari Schorr

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

“When Sari Schorr named her debut album, she practically wrote her own press: recorded or live, Sari truly is A Force Of Nature, an unstoppable tsunami that has stormed across the blues/rock world, leaving a trail of shell-shocked cities in her wake.“ – Blues in Britain Sari’s “overnight” success comes after years trudging the rugged road of life of the hard-working Blues woman. She has risen from humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of…

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October 2019

Turin Brakes Acoustic 2 shows: 10 & 11 October

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20 – £22.50

11th October SOLD OUT 10th October – NOW ON SALE! The esteemed London four-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band – founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime band-mates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer – are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades. This is a chance to see Turin Brakes in their first full stripped-back acoustic tour since way…

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Wishbone Ash – 50th Anniversary Tour

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£25

It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved… 50 years of continual touring and recording… and always at the highest level. As Wishbone Ash take their place among an exceptionally rare elite, they’ll be celebrating the occasion with a SPECIALLY EXTENDED SHOW – including back-projections – taking the audience on a unique journey through their illustrious history. Having sold millions of albums, the band’s iconic twin-guitar sound has become familiar to audiences around the world, with legendary classics such as…

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Martin Harley

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17.50

In 2019, British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley is making a change. Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, his highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound. It is an intimate and gritty analogue album, recorded in a remote chapel deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire, taking country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies and the driving…

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Gryphon: ReInvention

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

Since their last appearance at Ropetackle last autumn, Gryphon have released an all-new studio album of ‘specially written, previously unheard material – and this comes all of 41 years after their 5th album, way back in 1977. No-one could ever pigeonhole the legendary and unpredictable Gryphon. They appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, all in the same week. Creative, fresh and different, they played prog rock festivals, folk clubs, cathedrals and at the National Theatre. ReInvention returns…

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Fleetwood Bac

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

Fleetwood Bac are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out…

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David Ford

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

David Ford is finally happy. For the first time in twenty years, there is nobody trying to make him famous. Ford’s journey through the many worlds of the modern music industry has not always been an easy one to navigate. A succession of record labels seduced by his talents have in turn, attempted to sell him as a pop star, a protest singer, an indie hipster, a balladeer and a bluesman. In reality he might be all of these things.…

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November 2019

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight – Comedy

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£14.50

“WHEN SOMEONE WRITES THE HISTORY OF MODERN COMEDY, THEY SHOULD MAKE ROOM FOR ROBIN INCE.” The Guardian The Cosmic Shambles Network are pleased to announce that, due to public demand, Robin Ince will be adding an extra thirteen dates to his hugely popular Chaos of Delights tour this November. “ALCHEMIC MIX OF ENTHUSIASM, KNOWLEDGE AND OBSERVATION” «««« Scotsman In this joyous artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity Robin mashes up the two cultures of art and science and combines them…

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Graham Parker

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£24.50

Regarded as one of the UK’s most distinguished and original songwriters, Graham Parker is perhaps best known as lead singer of Graham & The Rumour who preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave. His career has spanned over 40 years and was recently reinvigorated when acclaimed US film producer and director Judd Apatow cast Parker in his hit film ‘This Is 40’, featuring a performance by Graham Parker & The Rumour that signalled the band to reform to…

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Chris Wood

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”. His most recent…

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PLATINUM – The Live Abba Tribute Show

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£26

Book now for PLATINUM’s Christmas Show – A Sparkling Night of ABBA Glam & Glitz! Internationally acclaimed PLATINUM – The Live ABBA Tribute Show are bringing their spectacular theatre show to Ropetackle for the first time. As their theatre shows normally sell out, book early to avoid disappointment! PLATINUM provide an incredible tribute to one of the greatest music acts of all time. Described by the Evening Standard as “better than the original”, their breathtaking show has to be seen…

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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20 – £22

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention, you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ as to where Andy’s future musical collaborations would lead. Since the early days, Andy has…

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December 2019

Kast off Kinks

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17 – £19

A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate.” (The Stables, Milton Keynes) Former members of the legendary 60s band The Kinks, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made them a household name. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60s & 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80s & 90s and…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Christmas PANTO!

December 13 @ 10:30 am - December 31 @ 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £60

“A dazzling spectacle of a show. Not to be missed!” The Latest 13th - 31st December: 10.30am; 2pm; 5.30pm Please note the Relaxed Performance is on the 13th December at 2pm £12.50 (Dec 13th only). ALL OTHER DATES: £15 child, £16 adult, £60 family of four plus booking fee Magic mirrors, seven little men, poisoned apples and an enchanted Princess all tell the classic story of Snow White. An evil stepmother, no longer the fairest in the land, threatens to…

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