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August 2019

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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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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Wordfest: Ideas into Stories, With Beth Miller – Workshop

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

Struggling to get decent ideas for stories? Or perhaps you’re sorted for ideas but aren’t sure how to turn them into a story that works? Bring your fragments of ideas, if you have them; if not, we will help generate some for you. By the end of the session you will have something to work with that could become a great story. Writers at all stages are welcome. Beth Miller has published three novels. She is a creative writing tutor…

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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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Ropetackle Cinema presents: Singin’ in the Rain (U)

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star in one of the most memorable films ever made. A great one to see on the big screen. 102 mins. This is a relaxed and friendly screening, which means it is particularly suitable for people with any form of memory loss. Everyone welcome.

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

September 10 @ 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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£9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents/carers (0-4 years) Babes in arms go free. 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. Watch this space to find out September’s story.

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Diego Maradona (Cert. 12a)

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£6

A fascinating documentary based on unseen footage of this extraordinary football star. Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centres on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s. Directed by Asif Kapadia. 130 minutes.

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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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Wordfest: Flash Fiction, with Vanessa Gebbie – Workshop

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

Flash, sudden fiction, micro-stories, twitterature – those are just a few of the many names for this fun way of writing, used by great writers over the years, from Chekhov to Hemingway. We will look at some superb examples to see what makes them work. Using tried and tested games and writing prompts you will have a busy few hours, crafting your own flashes and planning others. Find out how flash techniques can help bust the dreaded writers’ block and…

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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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The Treason Show September 2019: Comedy

September 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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£16

“Assaults the audience with blistering perspectives and signs, seals and delivers urgent, incisive gags.” ~ The Guardian The Treason Show ‘Best Of’ edition, featuring a year’s worth of Treason Shows! Say goodbye to a crazy 2018 and usher in an even crazier 2019 with the UK’s biggest and best live satirical sketch show. “Slick, fast and funny” ~ ★★★★★ The Argus “Entertainment of the highest quality” ~ ★★★★★ The Latest Early booking advised, this show has sold-out every year since…

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Wordfest: Finding Another Voice: Poetry Workshop With Catherine Smith – Workshop

September 21 @ 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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£20

There are many great poems and dramatic monologues in which the poet writes as ‘an other’, e.g. human, animal or object. This workshop will encourage writers to ‘find another voice’ so the default setting of autobiography can be challenged. Catherine will provide some stimulating examples from various poets and will work with the group to try a range of options, which should result in some interesting writing in a different voice and from another perspective. Catherine is a published writer…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club: September 2019

September 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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£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 6 or more. TICKET PRICE: ££13.50 adv, £15 otd Buy Tickets

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

September 22 @ 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 – £15.50

TICKET PRICE: £15.50 seated, (£13.50 Friends)/£13 standing (£11 Friends) We all know the stuff that turns up in biographies, is empty and meaningless because it’s all been said before. So, let’s talk plainly about Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, the best blues band in Britain. It didn’t happen suddenly. It took years of hard work and application, unfashionable words that signify little in these days of instant fame. As Paul can tell you, he and his band have done…

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Damien O’Kane & Ron Block: Folk

September 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

“What do you get if you cross an American bluegrass banjo and an Irish tenor banjo?” In the case of Coleraine’s Damien O’Kane and California’s Ron Block you get fireworks – and a spectacular debut duo album, released July 2018, that is probably nothing like you could imagine. Banjo players can be almost apologetic about the instrument popularised in America with its origins in West Africa. Block himself has been known to jokingly describe the instrument as the ‘high school…

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Ropetackle Matinee: Fisherman’s Friends (12A)

September 26 @ 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

Ten Cornish fishermen are signed by Universal records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of sea shanties. Based on the true-life story of a Cornish folk band.

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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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My First Cinema: The Gruffalo (U)

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£3

The magical tale of a mouse who goes for a stroll in the woods. He meets three predators – a fox, an owl and a snake – who all want to eat him! The brave little mouse must use his wits to survive. 30 mins

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African Night Fever Presents: Reggae Party Special

September 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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£15 – £17.50

£15 standing and £17.50 seated Reggae Party Special The sounds of Marley by Gregory Fabulous The ever popular Reggae Party bringing the sounds and taste of Jamaica and the Caribbean with Gregroy Fabulous backed by Tuffwize returns to The Ropetackle for an evening of joy and happiness. Sample the rice and peas, sip on the rum punch and move to the beats of skanking Reggae beats. From Lovers rock, Dance hall to Roots Reggae all under one roof for an…

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Wordfest: Lynne Truss – The Man That Got Away Chaired by Beth Miller

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

Popular author, Lynne Truss, will discuss the latest novel in her new series, The Constable Twitten Mysteries, set in Brighton. Lynne is a prolific and varied writer, well-known for appearances on radio. Her dramatic monologues, particularly Life at Absolute Zero, are comic masterpieces based loosely on a cliff-top town not too far from here. Beth Miller, fellow author, will interview Lynne about her fiction writing, including her new book, and will help us discover more about this much-loved writer. There…

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Wordfest: Children’s Creative Writing Workshop With Tess Jolly – Workshop

September 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

A session for children aged 7-11 to inspire and develop their own creative writing, both poetry and prose. The session will include games to fire up the childrens’ imaginations, focused writing time and the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their work. There will be a reading for their families at 4.30pm to end the session. Tess is an award-winning poet who runs Tiger’s Eye Writers, a regular creative writing class for children.

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Barefoot Opera Presents: The Barber of Seville

September 28 @ 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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£10 – £20

Adv £20 adult, £10 under 12’s | On the door £25 adults, £15 under 12’s Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Seviglia, (The Barber of Seville). Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with our famous ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, our young singers will dazzle and delight you with their style and charisma. Figaro the barber is played by Oscar Castellino, who has just completed a…

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Wordfest: The Freya Connection With Umi Sinha and Elizabeth Scott – Workshop

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

Umi and Elizabeth tell an extraordinary and inspiring true story of heroism and adventure. On 19th August 1942, 24-year-old Flight Sergeant Jack Nissenthall volunteered for one of the most dangerous missions of the Second World War as part of the ill-fated Dieppe Raid; a mission so dangerous that his Canadian bodyguards were ordered to kill him rather than let him fall into enemy hands. Jack’s story is as astonishing as any wonder tale, with obstacles, hardships and dangers, enemies and…

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Wordfest: Science Fiction: Visions of the Future With Professor Roger Luckhurst

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£8

Roger Luckhurst has written two histories of science fiction, including the British Library’s Science Fiction: A Literary History (2017). He is a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. In this talk, he will discuss current trends in science fiction writing and the impact it has had on the way we, in the 2010s, imagine our future. Roger will come loaded with recommendations about who and what to read next.

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Open Mic evening: Poetry, prose and flash fiction With Beth Miller and Catherine Smith

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£8

Our Creative Writing Tutors, both published writers, will share some of their own writing along with participants from their workshops, before inviting you to read some of your own original work, poetry, prose or flash fiction. Contributions on our Wordfest theme of Shaping the Future would be particularly welcome. Contact us in advance with a sample of your writing or take your chance on the evening. A great opportunity for writers and an enjoyable evening for all those who love…

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October 2019

Ropetackle Blockbuster: ROCKETMAN (15)

October 1 @ 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

A musical fantasy charting the fantastic human story of the breakthrough years of the supremely talented Elton John. On screen the film explodes with colour and energy. Each song is a stone-cold classic. Taron Egerton gives a rich and committed performance as Elton and is brilliant, electrifying. He can really sing too.

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Stanley Johnson: Rewilding our Countryside With Tony Whitbread, Sussex Wildlife Trust

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

Broadcaster, journalist, author, conservationist, and now reality-TV star, Stanley Johnson’s achievements are numerous. He has travelled the world in pursuit of animal welfare and environmental projects, winning plaudits from Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations. In addition to his impressive track record in campaigning on environmental issues, he is a prize-winning poet and novelist. His most recent publication, Kompromat, explores the skulduggery that may have been behind recent political turbulence. Stanley will talk about the threats to…

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Simon Brett – Entries and Exits

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

Wordfest patron, Simon Brett, performs one of his hilarious one-man plays, Entries and Exits. This will be followed by a conversation about his writing career and many successes including the Charles Paris novels, featuring Bill Nighy on Radio 4, Blotto and Twinks and the Mrs Pargeter crime series. Simon was awarded the OBE in 2016 for services to literature and his work is frequently broadcast on radio and television, including No Commitments and After Henry.

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Ropetackle Matinee: CASABLANCA (U)

October 4 @ 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

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is an American who runs a bar in a Moroccan city and makes it a practice never to get involved with anyone. When an ex-flame (Ingrid Bergman) walks in, however, his life is turned upside down. 102 mins

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Martha Tilston

October 4 @ 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

Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals, with the support of an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians. BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record ’NOMAD’ – a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves. “NOMAD takes her to…

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Ropetackle & Wordfest Presents: Climate Change Summit

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20

Peter Owen-Jones, TV presenter, explorer and ecological thinker, will start the day with a hard-hitting call for action – what can we do, individually and collectively, to protect the environment and respond to the existential challenges of climate change and environmental degradation? Also featuring Ellie Peters from the Committee on Climate Change, Belinda Rogers from the Green Alliance, Dan Osborn, Professor of Human Ecology at University College London and Dr. Howie Firth MBE who will talk about Orkney’s plans for…

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The Leylines

October 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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£12

The Leylines are a West-country collective with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics abut life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit. The band released their debut album, Along the Old Straight Track, in June 2016, and their third album, Recover…

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Ropetackle, Wordfest and EYE present: Our Future, Our Climate – young people’s conference

October 6 @ 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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FREE

An event for young people, organised by young people, to explore issues relating to climate change and the protection of the environment and wildlife. There will be games, discussion and activities. The event will end with an opportunity to challenge people with the power to make a difference. The conference is jointly organised by Wordfest, Ropetackle Arts Centre and the EYE project. It is supported by the Rampion Community Fund. To book a place please contact the E.Y.E. Project: EYE@worthinghigh.net…

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

October 8 @ 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents. £9 adult & child, £5 additional child, £4 additional adult, babes in arms go free. 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. Watch this space for story details, there’s a new one every month!

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Why Shouldn’t I Go? by Janet Behan

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

Writer/actor Janet Behan, author of the celebrated biographical Brendan at the Chelsea, brings her funny and poignant triple bill to Wordfest 2019. The plays tell the stories of three very different Irishwomen. They have one thing in common – religion and the impact it has had on their lives. Janet says: “Each woman started out as hopeful, bright-eyed and brave but each of them had their youthful optimism blighted by the prevailing constraints in their different communities. These are women…

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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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Ropetackle Cinema presents: (matinee) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Relaxed showing

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is the philosophy of Miss Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe.) Her best human friend is Dorothy (Jane Russell) and together they ooze sparkling magnetism. 91 mins. This is a relaxed and friendly screening, which means it is particularly suitable for people with any form of memory loss. Everyone welcome.

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Taking flight: You’ve Got Dragons

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £26

“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do? A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of…

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Andrew Lawrence: Clean (Comedy)

October 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

Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics. No religion. No smut. No swearing. Just great jokes and good clean fun. “Master of dark humour and a political provocateur in recent years, Clean sees stand-up Andrew Lawrence remind audiences of his ability to write and deliver clean, non-partisan humour just as well any other comic.” British Comedy Guide…

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

October 18 @ 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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£9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents. £9 adult & child, £5 additional child, £4 additional adult, babes in arms go free. 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. Watch this space for story details, there’s a new one every month!

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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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My First Cinema presents: The Bear (U)

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£3

A little girl loses her teddy bear in the polar bear enclosure at the zoo and is very happy when the polar bear turns up at her home to return it. Duration: 26 mins

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Barnstormers Comedy Club: October 2019

October 19 @ 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 6 or more. £13.50 in advance and £15 on the door

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Bird in the Belly + Support

October 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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£10

Bird in the Belly is a Brighton folk group consisting of Shoreham-bred folk-duo Hickory Signals (Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti), alt-folk singer-songwriter Jinnwoo (Ben Webb), and multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor. Together they have collected little-known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK, and set them to their own “hypnotically original compositions” (fRoots). Their sound is raw and bare-boned with “distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising” (R2 Magazine) harking back to the folk revival sound of the 1960s.…

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Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes

October 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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£4

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes have been friends since they were teenagers, singing and playing in venues around Scotland. As separate acts they often found themselves performing alongside each other (and other musical luminaries) creating a lifetime bond. Subsequently, they have ‘occasionally’ performed live, sang on each other’s records and remained friends for over 40 years. Together they play a wonderful blend of folk songs,classic pop influences and self written favourites.

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Ropetackle Matinee: RED JOAN (12A)

October 24 @ 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 film based on the true story of Melita Norwood, an 87-year-old widow living in respectable Bexleyheath who was arrested in 1999 for treason. Red Joan, played by Dame Judi Dench, is a British government civil servant who is recruited by the KGB in the mid-1930s and who successfully transmits key British state secrets to the Soviet Union for 40 years. She remains undetected for over half a century eventually being exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving Soviet spy.

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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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The Scarecrows’ Wedding: 2 Performances

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10.50 – £12.50

Scamp Theatre, the team behind Stick Man, present the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet… PERFORMANCES: 11am & 2pm Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty’s side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry’s place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special day? This heart-warming and award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the…

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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

Ropetackle Cinema: STRIKE (PG)

November 1 @ 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 Mole With A Goal Mungo Morrison is a young mole who must try to achieve his impossible dream of becoming a footballer so that, with a little help from his wacky friends, he can save his hometown gold mine from a greedy supervillain known only as ‘The Boss.’ (Filmed in Lancing and directed by local film-maker Trevor Hardy)

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The Pirates of Penzance

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

A concert version of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic operas which tells the tale of pirates, policemen and Major General Stanley and his daughters. As soloists, all former members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, we welcome Yvonne Patrick – soprano, Louise Crane – mezzo soprano, Stephen Brown – tenor, Ian Belsey – baritone, Simon Butteriss – baritone, Richard Woodall – bass and the wonderful Lesley-Anne Sammons – piano. These superbly-talented professionals will be ably supported by…

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Strictly No Stilettos

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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FREE!!!

FREE EVENT Come down and enjoy an afternoon of music in our foyer. Strictly No Stilettos is a contemporary instrumental quintet playing jazz funk to fusion to new interpretations of rock songs. Part of our Saturday Sessions Series

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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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Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast Ft. The Matt Munro Show with Gary Bland

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, 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. Each show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and pastry at the bar and start your Sunday the right way. Early booking advised.

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

November 5 @ 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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£9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents. £9 adult & child, £5 additional child, £4 additional adult, babes in arms go free. 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. Watch this space for story details, there’s a new one every month!

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The Paul McKenna Band

November 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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£12

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan. He and his band – comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/ bouzouki/mandolin) and Ewan Baird (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material,…

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Snow Play – 2 Performances

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £36

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? You would have icicles in the kitchen and snow all over your bed! Well that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the weather or the time of year! When Mr Green comes back home from his Christmas holidays and finds that Mr White has moved in, it’s the start of a brrrrilliant series…

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Ropetackle Matinee: THE STING (PG)

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

When his partner is murdered, young con artist Johnny Hooker is keen to get revenge. He teams up with his dead mate’s best friend, wily old Henry Gondorff who is currently enduring a run of bad luck. Together they set up the swindle of a lifetime. Robert Redford and Paul Newman breathe sizzling charisma into their characters and the iconic rag-time soundtrack only adds to the feather-light comedy touch. 129 mins

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

November 15 @ 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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£9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents. £9 adult & child, £5 additional child, £4 additional adult, babes in arms go free. 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. Watch this space for story details, there’s a new one every month!

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African Night Fever Presents: AKA Trio

November 15 @ 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

AKA Trio ANTONIO FORCIONE, SECKOU KEITA AND ADRIANO ADEWALE The AKA TRIO is an international musical summit meeting of three world-renowned virtuosos: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale. Coming from three different continents – Europe, Africa and South America – Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions. All these differences have converged in AKA Trio, and the product is ‘Joy’, a new…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

November 16 @ 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 6 or more. TICKETS: Advance - £13.50. On the door - £15

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Dyad Productions: Orlando

November 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

★★★★★ ‘Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British Stage’ (British Theatre Guide) From Dyad Productions, the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, and Austen’s Women. From the court of Elizabeth I to the Frost Fairs of London; from the mountains of Turkey to Regency society; from the reign of Victoria to the present day… Experience immortal Orlando’s cheeky, romantic, heartwarming adventures across several lifetimes and discover what…

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Sea Dogs and Troubadours

November 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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£10

Opening with the south coast’s premier sea shanty singing ensemble The Wellington Wailers, this will be a fabulous evening with surprises along the way! Fresh from their performance at this year’s Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, The Wailers are renowned for raising the roof, mixing close harmony vocals, humour and traditional songs of the sea. The live stage show incorporates multimedia and theatrical presentations. Laura Ward and the Risen Road will perform a set of original roots tunes plus new and…

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My First Cinema presents: Messy (U)

November 22 @ 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

Another adventure with Messy and her friends in the magical world of Okido. There will be two adorable little Messy dolls to win at this screening. Come along and see if you will win one! 30 mins TICKET PRICE: £3 (adults + babies free)

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Humble Pi: Matt Parker’s Comedy of Errors

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. He appears regularly on TV and online: as well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel his YouTube videos have been viewed over 85 million times. Humble Pi explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, bridges, the internet, big data and more. Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us all up. – In 1983, a Canadian flight crew used pounds instead of kilograms and a plane…

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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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Laurence Jones Band: Blues/Rock

November 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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£22.50

Laurence Jones is back and is ready to tear up Europe with new self titled album Laurence Jones Band. The accomplished new album recorded in Miami and produced by Gregory Elias is set for release on Friday 27th Sept 2019 on USA label Top Stop Music. Laurence Jones has been writing songs and performing on stage for over half his age, the Blues Rock troubadour has been fine-tuning his sound playing to packed house across Europe, leading the way for…

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Ropetackle Matinee: Stan and Ollie (PG)

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become their triumphant final tour when they secure a place in the hearts of their adoring public. 98 mins

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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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South Coast Soul Revue – Kicking off Christmas Soul and Funk Party

November 30 @ 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

If you like sweet soul music AND you like Christmas – well, this is the gig for you! Expect a great, hi-energy performance from vocalists Ruby & Danny, blasting horns and a rhythm section to set your pulses racing. All with a great Christmas party vibe.

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December 2019

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

December 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. Each show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and pastry at the bar and start your Sunday the right way. Early booking advised.

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 1 @ 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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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Belshazzar’s Feast

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together have wowed audiences across the world with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between-songs chat, that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.

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Chris Difford – Christmas Shopping

December 4 @ 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

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite for over 40 years. With his collaborator, Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ plus many others. His band Squeeze returned…

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Ropetackle Matinee: Widows (15)

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

The perfect heist thriller needs the right team for the job. And for Widows, director Steve McQueen has assembled a fearsome foursome with the likes of Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki – the four widows who take matters into their own hands when their criminal husbands die and leave a major debt at their feet. The four women conspire to forge a future on their own terms. 129 mins

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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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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

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

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 8 @ 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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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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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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Jazz Breakfast: Boxing Day Special

December 26 @ 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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£15

This is always a cracker of a gig and the presence of wonderful saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson is becoming as traditional as the Christmas Pantomime. Always fun, verging on insane but never at the sacrifice of the musical quality. This is always a sell-out, so book early. Pastries and cakes will be available to purchase.

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