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

April 2019

Exhibition on Screen presents: Rembrandt, feat. Q&A with executive producer, Phil Grabsky

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, this film marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, and explores the major show of the artist’s works hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Rembrandt’s life story is interwoven throughout, alongside behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. Exhibition On Screen (EOS), the pioneering series of gallery and artists’…

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Treasure Island 2 showings: 11.00 am & then 2.00 pm

April 20 @ 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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£4 – £44.

From the producers of the Shoreham annual pantomime…! Alongside panto baddy Tom Beard, a host of stars from the world of children’s television including Callum Donnelly from CBeebies ‘Justin’s House’ and ‘Spotbots’, and Nickelodeon’s Eleanor Snowdon are setting sail with a show perfect for children aged three and upwards. This child-friendly adaptation of ‘Treasure Island’ is a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show with crazy characters, all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling sensational story on the…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club (April 2019)

April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£13.50 – £15

TICKET PRICE: £13.50 advance Buy Tickets 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. 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 only. £13.50…

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Circles in the Sand – show + interactive play session: 3 showings

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£8

Three showings: 10.30 a.m. then 12.00 noon then 2.00 pm Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production for children 0-3 years. A captivating show for the very young, exploring sand in new and exciting ways. Slipping through your fingers Soft between your toes Grab it, drop it Where is it gone? Join us in a world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways. With…

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Matinee Film: The Children Act

April 25 @ 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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£3.50

Emma Thompson gives yet another powerful performance in this affecting adult drama. In a moment of personal crisis as her marriage crumbles, fiona, an eminent high court judge, is asked to rule on the case of adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing on religious principle the blood transfusion that will save his life. adam is three weeks from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. cert 12 duration 105 mins Thursday 25th April £3.50 2.00pm

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Ma Bessie & Her Blues Troupe

April 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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£16 – £18

Enjoy a night celebrating the musical talent of Bessie Smith (15th April 1894 – 26th September 1937) with a show that tells the story of an incredible life through her songs and others of the era. Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers. Ma Bessie…

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My First Cinema: Messy Goes to Okido: Journeys – Journey to Socktropolis Age 2-5

April 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

Journey to Socktropolis Zam tries out her new navigator, which the friends use to get to messy’s most favourite place in okido….socktropolis! but when the batteries run out, how will they find their way back? (maps) when you need to know, go to okido! three ten minutes films duration 30 minutes friday 26th april £3.00 each child, adults free

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May 2019

Flook

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. “Iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant” Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster, January 2018 Though their first release, Flook! Live! (1997), was already heralded as “the ultimate…

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Stacey Kent

May 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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£25 – £27.50

“Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals, for many years” Jamie Cullum We are delighted to present the internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated vocalist Stacey Kent, on tour with her stellar group of musicians, featuring music from her latest critically acclaimed album “I know I Dream”. It features a remarkable collection of songs, including Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, American Standards, alongside reprises of some of Stacey’s most loved repertoire. For Stacey, whose international touring…

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Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast, feat. Jacqui Sampson

May 5 @ 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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£11

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. This morning’s special guest is vocalist Jacqui Sampson.

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John Doyle

May 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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£12

“More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves.” Philadelphia News Ropetackle is delighted to welcome Irish guitar wizard John Doyle. Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it’s a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them – Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael Black; Mary Black; the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher’s Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and…

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Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s + support

May 11 @ 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 – £18

Music, World Music, Soul, SEATED + STANDING Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s + support SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019 - STARTS 8PM TICKET PRICE: £18, 16 Buy Tickets + Funke and The Two Tone Baby as support. Geno Washington is still the No 1 60s Soul Man, the real deal… enjoying cult status on the Soul, R&B, Blues and Northern Soul scenes, due in main to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. A contemporary of Alexis Corner, Georgie Fame,…

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Cinema: The Appartment

May 14 @ 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

‘You’ll simply fall about with laughter’ C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) rents out his apartment to executives for their extramarital trysts in the faint hope of a promotion. Eventually his boss (Fred MacMurray) finds out and demands the key for his own affairs. Meanwhile Baxter has a crush on Miss Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) the elevator operator. Problems ensue when he can’t use his own apartment. This film is director Billy Wilder’s greatest accomplishment. It is his most successful melding of comedy…

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An evening with Peter James

May 16 @ 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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£12

Book Launch: Join the creator of the much-loved DSI Roy Grace series of crime novels, Peter James, who comes to Ropetackle to discuss his latest book Dead At First Sight. Peter is one of the UK’s best-selling authors, best known for writing crime and thriller novels. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date and been translated into 37 languages. Synonymous with plot-twisting…

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Philip Clemo: Dream Maps LIVE

May 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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£14

PHILIP CLEMO’S DREAM MAPS LIVE Philip Clemo’s Dream Maps Live brings together an outstanding group of musicians, who between them have worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp, Hugh Masekela, Brian Eno and George Michael, with extraordinary visual projections from Clemo’s ground-breaking Breath Project (featured at V&A Museum, Eden Project & on TED). Clemo builds mesmeric shows, with hypnotic and captivating musical forms that transcend genre. These interplay with multi-textured soundscapes of geothermal eruptions, Malaysian rainforests and even a…

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

May 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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£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.

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Fara

May 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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£15

Back by Popular Demand! Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk quartet FARA are touring the UK with material from their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians; an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. With the mission…

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Jo Harman (full band) + Special Guest Elles Bailey

May 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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£17.50

AWARD WINNING RADIO 2 PLAY-LISTED ARTIST JO HARMAN UK TOURING Widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, JO HARMAN is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying, independently minded artist of rare credibility. An artist who makes sincere and heartfelt music, The Mirror proclaimed her ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Classic Rock, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’. Jo recently released her second studio album ‘People We Album’ to much critical…

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My First Cinema: Room on a Broom

May 24 @ 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

To the annoyance of her cat, a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch! Come and find out what happens next. Cert U., Duration: 25 mins

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Simon Evans – Edinburgh Preview Show (+ support)

May 24 @ 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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£11

Critically acclaimed stand-up comic and star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and his own Radio 4 series Goes To Market, Simon Evans warms up his new show ahead of this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe. “Super-sharp wit.” Time Out “A masterclass in socio-political comedy…” ***** 5 stars – The Scotsman “Reliably funny and refreshingly intelligent.” **** 4 stars – The Times For every ticket bought, £1 goes directly to Ropetackle’s core funding.

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

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

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

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Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns

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

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

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

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

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

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King Size Slim

May 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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£12

“Few artists create a distinctive sound, but KSS has done just that…terrific stuff!” ***** Radio 2 Magazine In 2005, Toby Barelli, aka KING SIZE SLIM, began experimenting with a new sound; a sound fully conscious of its roots but with a new story to tell. Having spent the previous four years touring and recording with TwoTone pioneers The Selecter and other ska and reggae luminaries, the sound was always going to be rhythm led, heavy on the bass and rootsy…

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June 2019

Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast with special guest Jo Fooks

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

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

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: The Favourite

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

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

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Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh and Japan

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

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

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Martin Simpson – A Master of his Art

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

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

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OldPlay

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

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

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Limehouse Lizzy

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

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

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Farris + special guest Jamie Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

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The Claire Martin Quartet

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

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

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Cinema: Colette

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

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

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Bad Influence

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

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

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

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

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

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The Congo All Stars – Soukous Dance Party

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

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

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July 2019

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

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

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

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: A Star is Born

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

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

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Ropetackle Cinema Blockbuster: A Star is Born

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

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

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Richard Durrant’s Summer Film Choice: Moonrise Kingdom

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

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

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Lyngo Theatre presents: There and Back Again – An Odyssey

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

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

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ED Ropetackle Cinema Matinee: King of Thieves

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

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

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August 2019

Family Film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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

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

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Cinema: Elves and the Shoemaker (Bite size Ballet)

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

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

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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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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

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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October 2019

Turin Brakes Acoustic

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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£22.50

TURIN BRAKES ACOUSTIC The estimable London 4-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 bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer - are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades. This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be…

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Wishbone Ash – 50th Anniversary Tour

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

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

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Martin Harley

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

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

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Gryphon: ReInvention

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

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

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November 2019

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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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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