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

April 2020

Wille & the Bandits

April 1 @ 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

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Paths, Wille & The Bandits return to tour the UK from February to April 2020. Dates include Manchester (28 February), Glasgow (7 March), Cardiff (14 March) and London (20 March) and of course, Ropetackle. The new single Victim Of The Night is released Friday 4th October and will be accompanied by a music video.The band’s latest album Pathsencapsulates the excitement and gusto of rock and roll. The album is a breath of…

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The Stevie Watts Organ Trio, feat. Alice Armstrong

April 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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£13

Outstanding players, great original songs that make you dance as well as cry (in a good way!), infectious grooves and rip-roaring solos – not to be missed. The Stevie Watts Organ Trio are all highly regarded session players having individually worked with names ranging from Steve Winwood to Archive to Thomas Dobly to The Spice Girls. Stevie met Nat Martin on a show they were booked for as sidemen and they clicked musically and personally. They met up on the…

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The Amazing Bubble Man: 2nd show

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £36

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 12 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, The Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club : April 2020

April 18 @ 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

Three top comics and a barrel of laughs! Saturday night out at Ropetackle with three top comics from the UK comedy circuit and beyond. Every month Barnstormers Comedy Club promises, and delivers, a great laugh-out-loud night out. Featuring: Steve Gribbin, Steve Allen, and Addy Vanderborgh. Unbeatable sell-out Saturday night entertainment cabaret style and the perfect way to get together with your mates. Each month our compère introduces three top acts from the comedy circuit. A barnstorming night out! Over 18s…

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May 2020

Fringe Treason Show

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16.50 – £17.50

Now in its record breaking 20th year! Mayday mayday! Yep, The Treason Show needs you! Mainly to join the fray as we poke fun at what’s going on in the news. With hilarious topical sketches and hysterical parody songs for which the show is locally renowned. Friday 1st May | 8pm | £16.50 (£17.50 on the door)

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The Blunter Brothers

May 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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£15 – £18

The band covers all the hits from artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, The Average White Band and many more. Originally from Sussex, The Blunter Brothers formed way back in 1989 and has become established as one of the premiere ‘revue’ acts in the country. The band was headhunted to play the Hammersmith Apollo for comedian Stephen K Amos’ nationwide tour finale and is the only band to have been asked to play at the…

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Age is a Stage: Drama workshop for over 50’s

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

‘Age is A Stage’ will reignite your creative spark to help you feel forever young! These interactive drama sessions take place in our theatre and are open to all regardless of experience. Participants are encouraged to have fun, break the rules, be silly and playful and look at the world with a fresh perspective unclouded by routine and social media! Open to everyone age 50+

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Short Stories, Tall Tales: The Ugly Duckling (11.30 & 1.30pm)

May 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on 31st March 2020 at 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. 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. Please check the website for story details, there’s a new one every month! An exciting brand new adaptation for Storytelling based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale. There’s more to Tully, our ugly duck, who longs for adventure beyond…

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The Leylines

May 9 @ 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 – £15

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 front-man 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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Barnstormers Comedy Club – May 2020

May 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

Three top comics and a barrel of laughs the third Saturday of every month. Unbeatable sell-out Saturday night entertainment cabaret style and the perfect way to get together with your mates. Each month our compere introduces three top acts from the comedy circuit. A barnstorming night out! Acts are announced on this page two weeks ahead of the show. Strictly over 18s only.

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Rewilding the Channel – a talk presented by Sussex Wildlife Trust & Wordfest and Ropetackle Fundraiser

May 20 @ 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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£10

Ending the War on Nature – A series of talks by Sussex Wildlife Trust £10 per show, £40 all five talks (add all events to basket and discount will be applied) Dr Tony Whitbread, independent ecologist and President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust will give three talks from February to June 2020 at Ropetackle Arts Centre on key environmental issues, with an additional talk in May by Henri Brocklebank on marine conservation. There will be a final session in June…

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Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl – The First Farewell Tour

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18.00

Making a very welcome return to Ropetackle on her ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, readings from Peggy’s award-winning memoir ‘The First Time Ever’, plenty of…

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Garlic Theatre Presents: Billy Goats Gruff

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £26

Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge? This is the simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gentle ecological message. Watch out for the dance of the oats, the flying troll and loads and loads of rubbish. Garlic Theatre create a magical world to entrance and delight a young audience. With puppets, live music, storytelling and singing. We travel to Sweden where the troll lives happily under his bridge fishing. Nobody knows he…

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Saturday Sessions: Africa Take Part Workshops at 11.30am and 2pm

May 28 @ 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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£5

African Night Fever and Ropetackle Centre proudly invite you to take part in this special family-friendly event of fun-packed workshops for an experience of the spirit of West Africa and its cultures. All workshops are designed for all abilities and are open for family participation. Fun Dance workshop Learn to move to the beats of West Africa and sing and clap along to the joyous traditional songs. Fun circle African drumming for all ages. African themed Arts & Crafts. Listen…

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Ivo Graham: The Game Of Life

May 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

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business. Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up…

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June 2020

Judie Tzuke – The Heart, Soul & Piano Tour

June 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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£26

Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke makes a welcome return to the stage. The Heart, Soul & Piano tour sees Judie performing some of her classic back catalogue with stunning new piano arrangements and accompanied by some of her favourite musicians. Judie is one of the UK’s most beloved singer/songwriters having burst onto the music scene in 1979 with her evergreen standard ‘Stay With Me…

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Age is a Stage: Drama workshop for over 50’s

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

‘Age is A Stage’ will reignite your creative spark to help you feel forever young! These interactive drama sessions take place in our theatre and are open to all regardless of experience. Participants are encouraged to have fun, break the rules, be silly and playful and look at the world with a fresh perspective unclouded by routine and social media! Open to everyone age 50+

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Tutti Frutti Presents: Sweet Dreams: 11.30 & also 2.30

June 20 @ 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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£4 – £32

TICKET PRICE: £9.95, £32 family of four Tutti Frutti presents a one hour show for all sleepyheads aged 3+ and their families. Leave the ordinary behind and step into a place of wonder; Snuggle down in a place of still, silent sleepy slumber, a place just for you… Every night bedtime comes around, but tonight Ivy cannot sleep. When she and her favourite toy rabbit, Bun Bun, find themselves alone on the moon, sleeping is not so easy. The moon…

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Barnstormers Comedy club: June 2020

June 20 @ 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 advance, £15 on the door LINE-UP TBC

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September 2020

Short Stories, Tall Tales: The Gingerbread Man at 11.30 and 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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£4 – £9

Storytelling for babies, toddlers and parents: Suitable for ages 0-4 years. Duration 45 mins. 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. Please check the website for story details, there’s a new one every month! “Come and meet my curious gingerbread man who discovers he has arms and legs and a cherry nose! He…

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Lindisfarne 50th Anniversary Tour

September 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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£30

Ropetackle is delighted to welcome legendary 70’s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne, with a classic five-piece line-up of long-time members fronted by founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With unforgettable classics, such as: Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance that is second-to-none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanize festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet and…

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