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Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
01273 464440 https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/

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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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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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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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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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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August 2019

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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