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Witham Hall Barnard Castle

The Town

Barnard Castle has been recognised nationally as one of the 50 most historically and architecturally important towns in Great Britain and listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain. The Grade II listed Witham Hall is an important, central feature of the townscape, located where Horsemarket meets the Market Place.


The Hall

The Witham Testimonial was built by public subscription as a memorial to Henry T.M. Witham of Lartington, a palaeobotanist and philanthropist who had strived to make provision for the medical and educational needs of Barnard Castle before his death in 1844. Hence the building, which opened in 1846, housed the Mechanics' Institute and a Dispensary for the Relief of the Sick Poor. By 1860, a large music hall had been built to the rear of the Testimonial Building, whilst the premises later incorporated several small cottages in Hall Street. Together these buildings became known as The Witham and have continued to be used by the people of Barnard Castle as a backdrop for celebration, for participation and for people to gain new experiences.

2013 marks the culmination of over 10 years work to raise money and carry out work to restore its historic fabric and make The Witham fit-for-purpose as a fully accessible modern arts venue for the 21st century. The redevelopment project has seen the original Grade II listed Witham buildings restored, and a new link building constructed between the Witham Testimonial and the Event Hall, incorporating a foyer area, café bar and toilets. In addition, Durham County Council has extended and refurbished its Library building to the rear of The Witham buildings, to include new council offices and a customer access point as well as the continued Library service.

Funding of the project principally came from Durham County Council investing over £2 million with match funding of £336,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £773,879 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF funding is part of a wider programme which has brought more than £300 million to the North East. The Witham and Library development project was led by Barnard Castle Vision, Durham County Council and The Witham Directors.

Features

Hire Charges: Contact the hall directly Registered Charity Number: 1146726

Contact

Centre Manager - 01833 631107 Email: admin@thewitham.org.uk The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY Registered Charity Number: 1146726

Facilities

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What's On at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Coming Up Contact Notes
On Tuesday the 30th of August 2016
13:30 Healing Plants Workshop inspired bu George's Marvellous Medicine 6+
An outdoorsy exploration of plants. A workshop for 6+ years and their accompanying adult to learn more about remedial plants in Flatts wood. This includes a walk around the woods to identify and pick plants to help healing. Everyone then heads back to The Witham to make a poultice from the plants that have been gathered. Provided by Bruce at Wild North Discovery with support by Heart of Teesdale. FREE BUT PLEASE RESERVE AN ADMISSION TICKET
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE but please reserve admission ticket www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 01st of September 2016
13:30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG) with Transformation Activities
Which film shall we show? Have your say!A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.Will Jonny Depp's rendition of the peculiar character of Willy Wonker from 2005 be your choice or the original captivating performance in 1971 by Gene Wilder in Roald Dahl's classic chocolaty story?
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5 individual, £4 child, £16.00 family wwwthewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 01st of September 2016
19:00 NTL : The Deep Blue Sea (12A)
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 02nd of September 2016
13:30 Foody Workshop
Based on Dough! A new sensory theatre performance. Join the creators of Dough! a sensory theatre performance that explores food memories and the joy of playing with food. Over an hour and a half you will create some of the different recipes seen in the show, hear the stories behind them and learn how we can tell a story using food.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3.00 one child, £5.00 two children
On Saturday the 03rd of September 2016
11:00 Dough!
Dough! is a sensory performance for families inspired by baked goods; the fun of making them and the joy of eating them. All the best recipes have an even better story behind them, whether it's Granny's heavenly Yorkshire puddings, the secret ingredient that makes sure the sponge always rises of that extra pinch of something that makes your Naan bread perfection. Dough! explores our sleeping food memories, telling stories using...you guessed it...Dough! You can also take part in an interactive workshop with Olivia Furber, creator of Dough! on Friday 2 September at 1.30pm. Come and explore food memories and joy of playing with food. Over an hour and a half you will create some of the different recipes seen in the show, hear the stories behind them and learn how we can tell a story using food.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3.00 one child, £5.00 two children, £18.00 family
On Thursday the 08th of September 2016
19:30 Film : The Dressmaker (15)
Australian revenge comedy starring Kate Winslet - with her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5.00 or see website re loyalty card www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 09th of September 2016
20:30 The Dumb Waiter
Gus (Andrew Stainthorpe) and Ben (Steven Bainbridge) are on the job, holed-up in a dingy, disused basement kitchen awaiting their next shady assignment. But their established routine is quickly disrupted when into the waiting silence rattles a dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply. As the pair blindly try and fulfil the obscure orders that descend from above, they begin to realise that this job is unlike any other. Tensions rise and tempers flare as an unseen power propels them towards a realisation of the true identity of the ‘hit’ and a brutal finale. Small but perfectly formed, The Dumb Waiter (1957) might be considered the best of Harold Pinter’s early plays. Sinister and to the point, Pinter makes dramatic poetry of the banalities of everyday speech and the precision with which it defines character. Harold Pinter is the most original writer to have emerged from the “new wave” of dramatists who gave fresh life to the British theatre in the fifties and early sixties...The Times.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£10.00, www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 10th of September 2016
14:00 Big Little Gigs : The Andy Lawrenson Trio
Relaxed family gigs to inspire a love of music. The Andy Lawrenson Trio - Brilliant, foot tapping gypsy Jazz and Balkan folk music trio playing the songs of Grappelli,Reinhardtand and more, featuring excellent jazz violinist Andy Lawrenson.BIG Little Gigs is a fun live music experience for 0-10 years and their grown ups. Since their first show in Darlington last October, they have brought gypsy jazz, Northumbrian folk, string quartets, ceilidhs, ska, New Orleans Jazz and latin to sellout audiences. Through high quality performance, BIG Little Gigs hopes to inspire a life long love of live music in your little ones and maybe even inspire them to start learning an instrument for themselves. We bring a diverse mix of bands and artists to a child friendly environment for a fun, interactive, relaxed performance so your child can dance, move around, singalong or just sit and take it all in and because all our musicians are high quality you get to enjoy a brilliant live music experience too. A truly enjoyable, family time that unites generations through music.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5 individual, £16.00 family wwwthewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 15th of September 2016
10:30 to 15:30 Art workshop for beginners with Fiona Carvell
This workshop is aimed at beginners or those that have not drawn for a long time would like a refresher but would be suitable for all levels of experience. will cover the basic principles of drawing- measuring, using scale, composition, tone, line quality and shading, using pencil and charcoal to produce both Still Life and Landscape compositions as well as including more experimental drawing exercises.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£60.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 15th of September 2016
19:30 Film : Eye in the Sky (15)
Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star in Gavin Hood's "nail-biting thriller that explores the ethics of drone strikes". THE GUARDIAN
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5.00 or see website re loyalty card www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 16th of September 2016
19:30 Master Musicians : Tyler Hay (piano)
A virtuoso pianist who enjoys performing some of the most challenging repertoire for the piano. Tyler Hay studied at the Purcell School and is now the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music scholar at the Royal Northern School of Music. Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist, who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works. he has performed Rachmaninoff's 2nd Sonata at the Wigmore Hall and Scriabin's 5th Sonata at the South Bank's Purcell Room. In 2015 he won First Prize in the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition. Tyler will be performing a programme of Beethoven, Brahms & Liszt.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 17th of September 2016
10:00 to 15:30 Hand Crafted Boutique
Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 17th of September 2016
20:00 John Tams and Barry Coope
John Tams and Barry Coope are a unique collaboration. John, the composer of music for the stage show War Horse and the TV series Sharpe, has been described by Mojo magazine as ‘one of the giants of folk’. His musical career extends back to the Muckram Wakes, taking in the Albion Band and Home Service as well as solo albums. Barry Coope is of course one third of acclaimed accapella group Coope, Boyes & Simpson. They are former winners of the BBC Folk Awards Duo of the Year and together they bring experience, innovation and tradition to their humorous and captivating performances. Described by Mojo magazine as “one of the ultimate British songwriters” John Tams has had a career spanning five decades in every medium. "Go and see them. John Tams is a National Treasure. They are brilliant." BBC Radio 2
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 in advance, £16.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 22nd of September 2016
19:00 NTL : The Threepenny Opera (15)
Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off… With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road). Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 24th of September 2016
12:00 Where Caterpillars Go (children under five and their families)
TWO PERFORMANCES, ONE AT NOON, ONE AT 2.00 PM. A Travelled Companions Production for Children under 5 and their families. Follow an inquisitive Caterpillar into a beautiful and tactile garden where together we’ll explore life, growth, wonder and loss through live music and playful movement in this fun and visually striking show. Where Caterpillars Go is a thoughtful look at the cycle of life, explored within a garden where almost everything is made from paper. Watch seeds fly, fall and sprout, and shoots spiral and uncurl. Chase leaves and butterflies as they flutter by in this lively garden that pops up before your eyes!The show creates an intimate and magical experience for each audience member, lasting approx. 45 minutes, including an interactive play session! The show is recommended for children under 5.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 individual, £6.00 child, £25.00 family. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 28th of September 2016
19:00 to 22:00 RSC Live : Cymbeline
A rarely performed romance. Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance. Join us for this live cinema screening on the 28 September, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 29th of September 2016 until 29 August 2016
19:30 Film : Rams (15)
Two curmudgeonly sheep farmers are faced with the destruction of their flock in rural Iceland, in an absurd and tragic film. In Danish with subtitles. "Pathos so cold it stings your cheeks" THE TELEGRAPH
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5.00 or see website re loyalty card www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 07th of October 2016
20:00 Heidi Talbot
Heidi Talbot’s Angels Without Wings is an album of new, original songs taking their inspiration from the world of traditional folk music, with guest contributions from artists as diverse as Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, King Creosote, Julie Fowlis and Tim O’Brien. Talbot was born in Co. Kildare in Ireland. She grew up in a musical household, and began singing as a child in the church choir her mother played organ and sang for. After finishing school, she spent time in New York, where she joined the Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies. Her solo 2008 breakthrough In Love And Light won her international acclaim, including a US Indie Acoustic Award which signalled her music’s crossover appeal. Collaborations with Michael McGoldrick and Drever, McCusker & Woomble followed, and guest slots for Idlewild and Eddi Reader. The majority of Angels Without Wings was written with longtime friend Boo Hewerdine and her husband, the producer and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. The couple live in Scotland with their daughter Molly-Mae. “Simply vocal heaven” The Sunday Times
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 in advance, £16.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Tuesday the 11th of October 2016 until 21 February 2017
19:30 A Brief History of Theatre (16 sessions)
One of two great courses by Laurence Sach, performing arts lecturer and freelance writer and director. A Brief History of Theatre An informal introduction to the development of European theatre from its earliest origins in ancient Greece to the five key practitioners (Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Constantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht & Samuel Beckett) who provided the solid foundations for modern 20th and 21st century theatre. The course consists of sixteen sessions (7.30pm - 9.30pm) between Tuesday 11th October and Tuesday 21st February. A Brief History of Twenthieth Century Theatre Part Two This course traces the development of 20th century theatre from the influential writers of the Edwardian period to the role played by the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. The course takes a thematic approach with topics including American Theatre, Musicals, Theatre at War, Irish Theatre and Censorship and the Theatre and examines the contributions of significant practitioners including Joan Littlewood, Peter Brook and Matthew Bourne. The course consists of sixteen sessions (10am - midday) between Wednesday 12th October and Wednesday 22nd February. Either course can be studied first. Each session will comprise an illustrated talk followed by a group discussion of that day's topic. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments. The courses are present by Laurence Sach, a performing arts lecturer and freelance writer and director. Price £120 per course (£100 per course if booked by July 31st)
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£120.00 16 session www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 12th of October 2016
19:00 to 22:00 RSC Live : King Lear
One of Shakespeare's most epic and powerful works. King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays. Join us for this live cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 15th of October 2016
10:00 to 15:30 Hand Crafted Boutique
Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
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On Saturday the 15th of October 2016
19:30 The Fishburn Band
One of the North East's premier brass bands. Known for their entertaining programmes with a wide variety of music for all tastes, why not come along for an enjoyable Saturday evening.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Tuesday the 18th of October 2016
19:30 Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Wind Octet
An evening with the finest chamber orchestra in the UK. Lars Vogt Music Director, Julian Rachlin Principal Guest Conductor, Thomas Zehetmair Conductor Laureate. This evening's performance includes: Mozart: Harmoniemusik from Il Seraglio D'Indy: Chanson et Danses Op. 50 Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K375 Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a world-wide reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences. The orchestra regularly flies the flag for the region at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival and further afield, last year touring to Brazil and in Europe.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£13.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 19th of October 2016
10:30 In a Nutshell (age 3-7)
The clock has stopped at a quarter to Spring. The World is frozen in Winter. Who could guess the key to the New Year lies hidden, in a Nutshell…. Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spring. In a quest to find breakfast for his friend Robin, Acorn embarks on an adventure that takes him to the edge of his world and beyond. But unlocking the secret to this frozen world means that everything must change…Everyday objects transform in this heartwarming tale of growing up and letting go. That’s life, in a Nutshell. In a Nutshell was created by PuppetShip in collaboration with visual artist Tanya Axford. Performed by Alison McGowan and Elena Miller with a specially created musical score by Ziad Jabero.. For ages 3 - 7 years
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£6.00 child, £8.00 adult www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 19th of October 2016
13:30 In a Nutshell (age 3-7)
The clock has stopped at a quarter to Spring. The World is frozen in Winter. Who could guess the key to the New Year lies hidden, in a Nutshell…. Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spring. In a quest to find breakfast for his friend Robin, Acorn embarks on an adventure that takes him to the edge of his world and beyond. But unlocking the secret to this frozen world means that everything must change…Everyday objects transform in this heartwarming tale of growing up and letting go. That’s life, in a Nutshell. In a Nutshell was created by PuppetShip in collaboration with visual artist Tanya Axford. Performed by Alison McGowan and Elena Miller with a specially created musical score by Ziad Jabero.. For ages 3 - 7 years
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£6.00 child, £8.00 adult, £25.00 family www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 26th of October 2016
11:00 Mavis Sparkle
A cosmic mix of magic, illusion, animation and laughter plus a galaxy of delights. With a magician for a dad and a stargazer for a mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye! A feather duster in one hand and a few tricks up her sleeve, our chatty cleaner is moving ever closer to making her dreams come true. With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket, Spike the hedgehog and a nice cup of tea, Mavis is on a journey north to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes. M6’s cosmic production mixes magic, illusion, animation and laughter inspiring us all to dust away doubts, follow our dreams and reach for the stars! For ages 4+ and families
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 individual, £6.00 child, £25.00 family. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 27th of October 2016
19:15 Branagh Theatre Live : The Entertainer (12A)
John Osborne's modern classic conjuring the seedy glamour of the old music hall scene. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 29th of October 2016
10:30 David Gibb : Letter through your Door
Musician, song-writer and story-teller. David Gibb is an award winning song writer, story teller and tallest man in Derbyshire on a mission to create great music for children and families. At just 23 years old he’s already had his music played on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, performed at Glastonbury Festival (amongst many others), played over 400 concerts, been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award as part of the duo ‘David Gibb & Elly Lucas’, and won the highly commended prize at the Young Story Teller of the Year competition (2011). Frustrated at the lack of high quality music available for children, and inspired by the strong independent children’s music movement in America, he set himself the mission of writing an album of songs aimed at families, with quality and musicianship and song writing being the focus. The result is ‘Letters Through Your Door’, a fun and exciting album and stage show packed full of catchy and toe tapping numbers.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 individual, £6.00 concessions, £25.00 family. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 04th of November 2016
19:00 Music for Music open mic night
Our next fundraising event for the Music for Music Campaign 2016. Talented local musicians bring a wealth of instruments and voices to raise money for subsidised tickets for young people to enjoy musical gigs at The Witham, and also help towards our 'New Grand Piano Fund'. This time round we are holding a 'Pay What You Want' gig where previous musicians who have taken part in the campaign are taking to the stage in the music hall for an evening of eclectic music. Bands to be announced.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Pay what you like. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 12th of November 2016
20:00 Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music The Telegraph Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. Justifiably met with significant critical acclaim, Gigspanners riveting new album Layers of Ages sees the band blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional music and song to reveal authentic moments of staggering originality and great beauty, and has been added to the Telegraphs Best Folk Albums of 2015 list. Hailed by Songlines magazine as another milestone in folks rebirth of cool, Gigspanner present a carefully curated and skilfully narrated program of material that goes way beyond the folk genres usual boundaries. Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion. "Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works, leaving no doubt that Gigspanner’s increasingly impressive sound is like no other" Folk Radio UK
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£12.00 in advance, £14.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 16th of November 2016
19:30 Master Musicians : Konstantinos Destounis (piano)
Konstantinos Destounis graduated with honours from the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, and achieved international acclaim for winning the "Grand Prix Maria Callas" in Athens, and the "Southern Highlands" competition in Australia. In 2015 he won Second Prize in the London Liszt Society annual competition . The programme will consist of Chopin, Debussy, Skalkottas, Liszt & Schubert.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 03rd of December 2016
20:00 Belshazzar's Feast
Breathtaking and wickedly inventive music. On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 in advance, £16.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 14th of December 2016
19:30 Christmas with Musicality : Richmond Ladies Choir
Welcome in the festive season with Richmond ladies' choir, Musicality, for a celebration of Christmas music. Under the musical direction of Gillian Ash, a professional musician and composer, the choir's superb harmonies will guarantee an unforgettable evening with a collection of traditional and modern carols and seasonal songs.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
Weekly Contact Notes
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Storytelling and Crafts Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl.
Each Tuesday from 26 July until 30 Aug Storytelling and Crafts Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl. Date: Tuesdays Time: 10:30 am - 12 noon Price: Craft activity £3 per child (to Green Bee Creatives) No Booking Required Come along to enjoy a multitude of imaginative and magical stories in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. DIFFERENT EACH WEEK – PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS Contact info@thewitham.org.uk Tel 01833 631107 Websiye www.thewitham.org.uk
The Witham
01833 631107
DIFFERENT EACH WEEK – PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Story telling with crafts
Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl Come along to enjoy a multitude of imaginative and magical stories in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. No booking require
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3 www.thewitham.org.uk
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Story telling with crafts
Featuring the winning story of the Summer of Stories Writing Competition. Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl with a multitude of imaginative and magical tales in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. No booking required
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3
Thursdays
10:30 to 12:00 Royal Literary Reading Round Group
The Reading Round is a new sort of reading group promoted by the Royal Literary Fund & I have the great pleasure of being appointed one of their Northern "lectors". In each session the group discusses a short story and a poem read aloud. There is no homework & no prior knowledge is necessary. You just turn up with your love of a good story. If you are interested in joining the Barnard Castle group, email me at rj@rebeccajenkins.com. I look forward to meeting you!
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Saturday of every month
10:00 to 15:30 Northern Crafts
Different every time. 20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods. Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
The first Saturday of every month
10:00 to 16:00 Northern Crafts
Everything from jam to jewellery. With over 15 stalls of locally handmade goods and luxury gifts on sale, why not pop along and have a look. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. You can also enjoy the refreshments on offer in the Cafe Bar during your visit. For more information see www.northerncrafts.co.uk or email northerncrafts@outlook.com
Centre Manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
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A variety of hire options are available, from meeting rooms to hot-desks and The Dispensary Cafe Bar offers drinks, snacks and meals. For more information please contact The Witham.