Events and Regular Activities



Tuesdays:

Bowls (Winter Season)


Wednesdays:

Coffee 10.30 - 12.00

(Lunch 12.00 first Wednesday of the month)     Click for details




 Regular Meetings

  1st Monday:


Parish Council     7.30pm

           

3rd Monday:

Hall Management Committee   7.30pm

Events



Other events in the planning stage are:-

Harvest Supper, September


What’s My Wine and Quiz, October


Halloween party for Children, October


Curry Night, November

  

Carol Singing, December


Festive Fuddle, 2nd December (tba)


Seniors’ Christmas Lunch, December

Family Childrens’ Christmas Party, December

New Year’s Eve Party




The programme of Live & Local / Village Ventures Performances at Rolleston Village Hall for the Season 2018-2019 is below:-



Rolleston Village Hall 4th October 2018 7.30 pm


Juliet Kelly



“Bond to Bowie: Songs of Stage & Screen”


'One of the UK's finest female jazz stars… an original talent rare amongst those who would call themselves jazz singers.' Jazzwise Magazine

'Soulful, dignified, somewhat Cleo Laine-like.' The Guardian


Vocalist Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz's hidden treasures. Gifted with a beautiful, expressive voice, she is also a talented, highly original and critically-acclaimed songwriter, who draws on a diverse set of influences and has performed with the likes of Courtney Pine (BBC Four Jazz Britannia), Seb Rochford and Talvin Singh. She regularly appears at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe and has opened for legendary artists such as Georgie Fame and the Grammy-award winning vocal group Take 6.


Here Juliet shines a spotlight on her favourite songs from stage and screen, bringing her vivacious performance style, delightful, distinctive vocals, warm personality and a jazzy flavour to popular favourites and lesser-known gems from classic movies, musicals and TV shows.


'Such a flexible mature voice… she can do the cool modern sound which we've come to expect from British singers, but she also has the ability to give a really sultry, soulful sound as well.' Radio Cardiff


'Juliet Kelly has a warm, rich, lush, natural instrument... [she] casts a luminous spell.' All About Jazz


'Wonderfully soulful, velvet-voiced singer - one of the jazz scene's best kept secrets.' Jazz UK



Rolleston Village Hall 1st November 2018 7.30 pm


Farnham Maltings Theatre


“Brilliance”




This show was the most exciting and unusual performance I’d seen for a long time and one that has really made me think. The audience clearly loved it and people got quite emotionally involved, one Iranian lady was in tears.” – Live & Local staff review of last year’s show


To bring productions of this calibre to remote rural communities like us is a real cultural lifeline. You are to be commended.” Village Audience

Creating theatre especially for village halls, this company have a long track record of excellent productions perfect for rural and other small communities.


Actors are cast as much for their professional ability as their friendliness, and they always strike a rapport with an audience, making for performances that you will feel ‘part of’ without feeling ‘on show’.


Brilliance is a 90-minute theatrical event with live music that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world. A story about love and revenge made especially for village halls. A show that is bound to light a spark from the inside out. Lightning has struck the hall roof. The repairman has been summoned and in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods. The slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life.


Made for an audience of adults (which older children 10+ can enjoy) the show will have a real community feel and will feature live music and song to conjure up the idea of celebration which you will be invited to be part of. Previous performances have involved gentle audience participation such as light refreshments in last year’s The Irananian Feast. It’s an approach that always seems natural and will never make your audience feel awkward.



Rolleston Village Hall 31st January 2019 7.30 pm


Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman



★★★★ The Telegraph


★★★★ The Guardian


Kathryn Roberts: vocals, piano, woodwind


Sean Lakeman: guitar


Dartmoor-based couple Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are one of the most popular and respected acts on the British Folk scene. Their live performance brings a feeling of inclusivity and informality whilst showcasing a variety of music from old traditional ballads to self-penned 'story songs'.


'These are stories, first and foremost. My home-life is so 'roses round the cottage door', that I tend to prefer music with an edginess, so some of the songs are quite dark and brooding, to say the least.' Kathryn Roberts


Performed to the highest standard on guitar and piano, the duo have been recognised nationally for their talents, winning the prestidgeous 'Best Duo' prize at the 2013 and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


Having graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, including with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat.


'Songwriters par excellence.' fRoots Magazine


★★★★ 'Roberts is a powerful, versatile singer who can switch from thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock.' The Guardian


'Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk.' MOJO Magazine



Rolleston Village Hall 4th April 2019 7.30 pm


Gonzo Moose Theatre

Once Upon A Time...




“It’s amazing what you can achieve with some skiing paraphernalia, a few sheets, a supply of bubble-wrap and tons of imagination” Village Audience on The Thing that came from Over There


“The company had the large, enthusiastic audience … laughing before even the first words were spoken … lovely non-threatening banter and some hilarious one-liners too...numerous roles, distinguished simply by changing hats and adopting a variety daft accents, became an art in itself, Village Audience on The Thing that came from Over There


Gonzo Moose’s accessible and hilarious physical comedy theatre shows are designed for a family audience of mixed ages. Their performances bring together a distinctive mixture of clowning, live and recorded music, theatre, slapstick and bizarre puppetry using normal things in surreal ways. Expect daft one-liners such as this one from last year’s show The Thing That Came From Over There: An actor leaving the stage carrying a small globe bumps into another actor who mutters ‘Small world!’


This year the Brothers Grimm are their comedy target and at the very moment when they are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales the world has seen. Unfortunately an old foe want to call in an old debt on the very cusp of their greatest triumph. To save their day their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront evil Rumplestiltskin.


3 versatile actors perform over 20 characters (goodies and baddies) in this epic quest to save the day. Will Rapunzel’s hair be crucial to the plot? Should you risk a bite of Snow White’s apple? And are Hansel and Gretel going to be any use at all or will they throw Lotte to the mercy of the wicked witch?



Rolleston Village Hall  2nd May 2019 7.30 pm


O’Hooley & Tidow




★★★★★ 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine.' The Guardian


★★★★ 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' Songlines Magazine


★★★★ Uncut Magazine


With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, multiple five star reviews and champions in Maxine Peake and Martin Simpson, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley (formerly of The Unthanks) and Heidi Tidow (pronounced Tee-doe) is justly regarded as 'one of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (Mojo Magazine).


Belinda and Heidi's 'exceptional' (The Guardian) songwriting is distinctive, inventive and boundless, from an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton.


Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon & Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, The Coppers or The Watersons, this Huddersfield-based duo stamp their innovative and often moving set with their own distinct identity.


★★★★★ Mojo Magazine


★★★★ 'Distinctive and memorable.' The Guardian


The tickets for all the shows are £11 for adults and £9 for concessions.


Please let us know if you are coming. Payment can be made at the door, but we always need to know how many will attend.

Book with: julianrichardson@mac.com