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Forthcoming New Forest Events
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Swing Time with Five Star Swing - Totton
A touch of London’s Swinging West End is coming to Hanger Farm! “Swing Time” - with the Five Star Swing band promises an evening of Vintage Swing, with classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more. Saxophonist and vocalist Simone Smith will be swinging along with songs she has previously performed with the famous Ivy Benson Orchestra and the Squadronaires band. As seen on BBC TV “Children in Need” and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball, the band of multi-instrumentalists and singers is led by bandleader Chris Smith - composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and is also pleased to feature Mike Innes, trombonist to Shirley Bassey and Tony Bennett!
Steve Knightley - Landlocked - Totton
In 2018 Steve Knightley will be joining us with new material for his solo ‘Landlocked’ tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, has been rated as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters” and has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the rousing Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to Tall Ships (set in a West Country fishing village) and Roots and crowd pleasers like Santiago and his Cornish miners’ song Cousin Jack.
Ed Gamble - Mammoth - Totton
After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show. Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Conan (TBS), Almost Royal (E4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Man Down (C4) as well as countless other things (3 other things). “… He is on irresistible form” The Telegraph “… a master of unlocking the humour in everything” The List
Kidnapped at Christmas - Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Drama's first show in 2018 is 'Kidnapped at Christmas' by Willis Hall, directed by Louise Dibden. Petty criminals Gilbert and Crosby are facing a miserable Christmas in prison when they spot an opportunity to escape. The show follows the pair's antics as they try to evade a hapless detective and a couple of none too bright warders. Along the way they become mixed up with a kidnapping, and end up in a spooky dungeon occupied by.....well you'll have to come and find that out! There is plenty of traditional audience involvement and silliness. This family friendly production will entertain children (we suggest 4yrs+ as a guide) and adults alike and will brighten things up as we all head into February!
Hands on half term - Beaulieu
Inspired by the National Motor Museum's dazzling new display, The Luxury of Motoring, we're inviting all our visitors to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life this half-term. Discover what life was like for those at the top, then take a peek 'below stairs' to see how their chauffeurs, maids and cooks lived. Pick up your Hands-On Half-Term Pass Book and collect a stamp from each of the activity stations. There’s loads of hands-on activities to get involved in from: Get close up close to historic motoring artefacts, feel creative with crafts, play dress-up with a monk in the Abbey, help the cook in the Victorian kitchen and loads more!
Movie Monday: Hampstead - Totton
An American widow living in the London suburb of Hampstead and a man who lives on the Heath form an unlikely alliance against unscrupulous property developers in the neighbourhood. The film stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow against the glorious setting of London’s beautiful Hampstead Heath. Certificate 12A.
A History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less) - Totton
Everything you ever wanted to know about everything… ever. Silly, surreal and satirical fast-paced comic adventure through history - from the dawn of time to the present day. From Ancient Rome to the Millennium Dome, Telegraphy to the mobile phone, Tudors, Trump and Tory capers, Persians, peace signs and the Panama papers. Musical and sketch comedy with a sprinkling of cabaret and spoken word poetry with the brilliant Ben Watson.
No Finer Life - Totton
Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, an enduring romance and the fight to retain the heart of rural Britain. The story moves between the 1940s and the current day and is set in the Oxfordshire countryside, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble. This is Elizabeth’s story... What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a bestselling author in the darkest days of war? It is a story that is timeless, yet hugely relevant today as it questions our relationship with the countryside, the quality of the food we produce and our very identity. “When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”. Award-winning composer, Alistair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows and TV themes, provides live music.