Calendar and Diary

PLEASE NOTE: This calendar is shared with the Wotton-under-Edge Community Site and some of the entries may refer to events in Wotton-under-Edge, not Charfield.

 

  • Sat 18
    Posted: Dec 3rd 2019 15:52

    UTEA: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS : 7pm, Saturday 18th Jan

    From 19:00 to 00:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Rain or Shine Theatre are proud to present their fast paced comic retelling of the classic tale The Wind in the Willows!

    Follow the adventures of handsome Ratty, innocent Mole, wise Badger and of course the incomparable Toad as they row, ride and run on and around the banks of The River in an escapade suitable for the whole family!


    Hailed as 'a delicious mirthfest' Rain or Shine will once again be reinventing a classic using their now signature 'Morecambe & Wise-ish comedy' style for another season of adventure, mayhem, but above all multi-role madness!


    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Sun 19
    Posted: Dec 3rd 2019 15:53

    UTEA: MATINEE of WIND IN THE WILLOWS : 2:30pm, Sunday 19th Jan

    From 14:30 to 17:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Rain or Shine Theatre are proud to present their fast paced comic retelling of the classic tale The Wind in the Willows!

    Follow the adventures of handsome Ratty, innocent Mole, wise Badger and of course the incomparable Toad as they row, ride and run on and around the banks of The River in an escapade suitable for the whole family!


    Hailed as 'a delicious mirthfest' Rain or Shine will once again be reinventing a classic using their now signature 'Morecambe & Wise-ish comedy' style for another season of adventure, mayhem, but above all multi-role madness!


    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Sun 19
    Posted: Dec 3rd 2019 15:52

    UTEA: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS : 7pm, Sunday 19th Jan

    From 19:00 to 00:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Rain or Shine Theatre are proud to present their fast paced comic retelling of the classic tale The Wind in the Willows!

    Follow the adventures of handsome Ratty, innocent Mole, wise Badger and of course the incomparable Toad as they row, ride and run on and around the banks of The River in an escapade suitable for the whole family!


    Hailed as 'a delicious mirthfest' Rain or Shine will once again be reinventing a classic using their now signature 'Morecambe & Wise-ish comedy' style for another season of adventure, mayhem, but above all multi-role madness!


    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Jan 24
    Posted: Dec 10th 2019 14:31

    UTEA: FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES JAM : , Friday 24th Jan

    From 19:30 to 23:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Free entry, donations welcome, bar open

    The Friday Night Blues Jam is an invitation to join in and play the blues as part of a band. You can bring your instruments along, sing or just enjoy a drink and tap along to the groove!
    All levels of ability welcome.

    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Jan 25
    Posted: Jan 18th 2020 11:15

    UTEA: HOLDER & SMITH “A tribute to Django and Stephane, the swing era” : 8pm, Saturday 25th Jan

    From 20:00 to 22:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Come and be a part of this exciting evening of live music of the highest order. This tribute to the swinging jazz sensations Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli featuring hot gypsy guitar from Stuart Carter-Smith and incredible vocals and Jazz violin sensation Ben Holder to make this evening a night to remember.

    Advance tickets priced as below.

    £12 on the door

    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Feb 1
    Posted: Jan 17th 2020 08:07

    UTEA: DIAL MP FOR MURDER : 8pm, Saturday 1st Feb

    From 20:00 to 21:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    An original Murder Mystery interactive evening where the audience must find the culprit. Teams must assess the story on stage, and record every clue, suspect and motive they can find.

    Its election time and three determined candidates are all vying to be leader of the ruling party in government. We follow the story of St John Beckett, Minister for European affairs and is somewhat fed up with his life. He is currently topping the polls but with problems at home and in work, St John really doesn’t want to be there. Suspecting his wife of adultery with another leading candidate and being surrounded by hapless aides and colleagues, a constituent on his case at every turn, he is very much a man who isn’t happy with his lot. A 3rd challenger, Eliza, and he have a sordid history as well, which threatens to derail his leadership bid. So with so many people vying for his position and power, could a thirst for power result in a crime? There’s only one way to find out….





    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Feb 8
    Posted: Jan 16th 2020 14:04

    UTEA: STEVE TILSTON : 8pm, Saturday 8th Feb

    From 20:00 to 22:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

    “The more you listen, the more there is to discover.” Bob Harris

    In 2020, Steve will be celebrating his 70th birthday and his 50 years in the business milestone, so cause for celebration. Steve’s most recent CD Distant Days is a paired back voice and guitar recording, something he’s wanted to do for some time. 19 tracks – solo acoustic recollections - chosen largely by public selection via social media, including three previously unreleased instrumentals Shinjuku inspired by Bert Jansch, one of them. Steve will be including many of these songs in his concert plus a few new ones.

    Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing and stylistically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first “all-traditional” album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There’s also a “best of” anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistry recorded on tour with Fairport Convention.

    He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians…If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!

    The writer of such classic songs as The Slipjigs and Reels and the award-winning The Reckoning, is also a published author. Steve’s first novel All for Poor Jack is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!

    He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle (the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock & Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams and with his daughter Martha. Plus collaborations with alt-country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio. His latest project is with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe, the duo CD The Janus Game featuring all new co-writes is out now!

    Others have also recorded Steve’s songs. Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and we’ve lost count of the number of versions of The Slipjigs & Reels!

    Steve Tilston Quotes | the recordings

    Distant Days | 2018

    A solo acoustic retrospective which sees Steve reworking some of his most treasured self-penned songs, offering a unique insight into his musical journey since the early 1970s.

    “In a similar vein to Richard Thompson’s Acoustic Classics is Steve Tilston’s 19-strong set of revisited songs going as far back in his career as An Acoustic Confusion. Unsurprisingly this solo project is impeccably played and sang with the lack of ornamentation giving the songs plenty of room to breath and lending a simplicity that harks back to Tilston’s days touring the old folk clubs with Bert Jansch and Maggie Boyle. Also effective are the previously unreleased instrumental nuggets place throughout the set like interludes, adding texture by shifting the focus from vocal to guitar lines.” **** Glenn Kimpton, Songlines

    “A more conventional, warm summer treat is Steve Tilston’s lovely Distant Days, a welcome solo acoustic retrospective of his wide, whole-hearted career.” Jude Rogers, The Guardian

    “…succeeds in so many ways: it allows Steve to revisit his back catalogue in a new way; it points us to songs that perhaps we’ve forgotten or not heard before and provides excellent listening in doing so.” Dai Jeffries, Folking.com

    “…is something very special …hearing these songs performed once again in the context of a mature singer all these years later is a joyful thing …another confirmation that this songwriter just keeps on giving.” Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky (Album of the Month)

    “…has the effect of refreshing your love for the music of Steve Tilston, seeking out the originals from your collection and tracking down those CDs you don't yet own.” Ian Cripps, Fatea Magazine



    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Feb 13
    Posted: Jan 15th 2020 14:28

    UTEA: AFTERMIRTH Comedy Club for Parents : 1pm, Thursday 13th Feb

    From 13:00 to 16:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one so what better way to cope with it than through stand up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.

    We’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash back.... The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!

    This special afternoon gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.

    There’s snacks and drinks available at the bar too so treat yerself to crisps and a Prosecco, you deserve it!

    The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some afternoon comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.

    AFTERMIRTH is lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher.

    Please note!
    There’s limited space, ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can.

    LINE UP:
    Louise Leigh, Anna Keirle and Noel Brodie

    NOEL BRODIE
    'sharp, charismatic and seriously funny’. UK comedy

    Noel will be bringing his fast paced and irreverent litany of stories to Wotton

    Noel has just returned from a world tour with Harry Redknapp.

    'Simply stunning stories' The Sunday Herald

    ANNA KEIRLE
    'Sweet Cornish whimsy...Crazy, Bonkers!’ - Russell Brand
    'wonderfully pottymouthed but endearingly innocent at the same time' - Cornish Guardian
    'Far too f***ing funny' - Jo Caulfield
    'Cornish comedy goddess’- Plymouth Herald
    ..’ you worked it and rocked it ‘- Eden Project

    'Daffy Cornish bumpkin Keirle has funny in her veins, with a disarming daftness and an endearingly babbling manner.She bristles with fine, offbeat ideas and has plenty of funny lines,.....Give her a couple of years and we could be looking at an emerging comedy star' Chortle – full review available on Chortle Website

    ..’never fails to get a good result, a brilliant act’ Barbican theatre

    LOUISE LEIGH
    One of “the most promising and original acts to come out of the South West Comedy scene in the last couple of years”, Louise Leigh is equally skilled with microphone and nit comb. She’s relatable if you have met a child, seen a husband and been alive since birth. And even if you haven’t done any of those things, she’s still proper funny.





    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Feb 13
    Posted: Jan 17th 2020 16:48

    UTEA: Comedy on the Edge : 8pm, Thursday 13th Feb

    From 20:00 to 22:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    Under the Edge Arts are thrilled to bring you an evening of 5 top drawers circuit comedians.
    Come laugh away those Winter blues with your compere, Angie Belcher.

    Your headline act is NOEL BRODIE, 'sharp, charismatic and seriously funny’. UK comedy

    Noel will be bringing his fast paced and irreverent litany of stories to Wotton

    Noel has just returned from a world tour with Harry Redknapp.

    'Simply stunning stories' The Sunday Herald

    Additional line up is David Hoare, Anna Keirle, Mark Hurman and Abi Clarke.

    DAVID HOARE
    An up and coming musical comedian, mixing observational stand-up with sharp and witty songs. One of We Are Cults "10 Stand-Up Comics To Watch In 2017" and Musical Comedy Awards Semi Finalist

    ANNA KEIRLE
    'Sweet Cornish whimsy...Crazy, Bonkers!’ - Russell Brand
    'wonderfully pottymouthed but endearingly innocent at the same time' - Cornish Guardian
    'Far too f***ing funny' - Jo Caulfield
    'Cornish comedy goddess’- Plymouth Herald
    ..’ you worked it and rocked it ‘- Eden Project

    'Daffy Cornish bumpkin Keirle has funny in her veins, with a disarming daftness and an endearingly babbling manner.She bristles with fine, offbeat ideas and has plenty of funny lines,.....Give her a couple of years and we could be looking at an emerging comedy star' Chortle – full review available on Chortle Website

    ..’never fails to get a good result, a brilliant act’ Barbican theatre

    ABI CLARKE
    Confident and charming with a weakness for the weird; Abi Clarke’s sharp observations and hilarious stories of 21st century discoveries and dilemmas make her one to watch... Funny Women Semi Finalist 2019.
    'Riotously hilarious, scathingly posh and with a biting satire on girlhood and modernity' Time Out)

    Stand up for cider Winner, MARK HURMAN
    'Contains the everyman rage we all want to let out, the room loved him as much for his contained male anger as his brilliantly arranged hyperbole on modern living, a fantastic comedian' Comedy Guide


    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]

  • Feb 14
    Posted: Jan 2nd 2020 19:18

    UTEA: SCJC JAZZ JAM : 8pm, Friday 14th Feb

    From 20:00 to 22:00.     Add this to your calendar:        

    From 8pm once a month (every second Friday)

    Free entry, donations welcome, bar open, PA provided
    Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too.
    Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw.

    Under the Edge Arts: for more details and bookings where appropriate: [external link]