Arts events happening soon:

  • Saturday 08 June 2019 at 14:30
    CREAM TEA AND MUSIC Avon Valley Choral Society is holding a 'Cream Tea and Music' event on Saturday 8th June at Amesbury Methodist Church. Starting from 2.30 pm, visitors will have an...
  • Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 19:00
    Riyad came to play for us some years ago, but we are delighted to welcome back this Syrian pianist whose individual style has just won him the coveted Liszt competition in Budapest. Not only will he play the Lizst Paganini Etude No.6, but also Beethoven’s Sonata in E flat major, Op.27, no.1, and some Russian music too, so it promises to be an exciting evening.
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 19:00
    Italian by birth, Francesca is in her first year of postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She is a promising pianist who will bring her passionate style to Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke and Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major, Op.110.
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 19:30
    The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us.Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery.
  • Thursday 20 June 2019 at 19:00
    Viktor is an old friend of Farley, having played at one of the first festivals. This Serbian pianist is a musician of exceptional charm and technical brilliance. His return visit offers a chance to see just how much this artist has matured recently in a programme that includes Chopin’s magnificent Ballades and Liszt’s Stunning 6th Hungarian Rhapsody.
  • Friday 21 June 2019 at 19:00
    The International Young Soloists Trio is one of the projects of the inventive Hungarian pianist Alexandra Balog. The group is a versatile ensemble which can be expanded, but in this concert, Alexandra is joined by the Korean Violinist Jane Kim and the Hungarian Cellist Réka Adorjáni in an attractive programme comprising Beethoven’s magnificent Appassionata Sonata, Chopin’s Polonaise for Cello and Piano and Brahms’s beautiful first piano trio.
  • Saturday 22 June 2019 at 19:00
    Multi-instrumentalist Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub are returning to Farley via the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, Abbey Road and the BAFTAS. Discovered by Mark Ronson and now signed to Decca Records, their first album debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart.

Pitton Theatre Club

The Pitton Theatre Club’s first production was directed by Jane Norman-Walker in the early 1970s after the Village Hall was built. Since then there have been revues and pantomimes, many devised and directed by Jean Judd, as well comedies and more serious plays.

In recent years it has been increasingly difficult to find people, particularly younger people, who are able to devote time to learning long parts and attending rehearsals, required for the successful production of plays. There is also a need for someone with experience of directing, as those who have put in so much effort over the years are unable to continue.

Right:  ‘Pitton Panto’ – a supper theatre production of December 2007.

 

 

Pictures and video from the 2013 production of The Holey Estate may be found here.