ROH Encore Screening

ROH - Royal Ballet - Swan Lake

Sunday 22 May
Pamoja Hall     2pm
Tickets £18.50, £17 Concession, £15 Subscriber & £10 Child/Student   Book Tickets

 

SSTC

Arabian Nights

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 May
Sackville Theatre 7pm
Admission free, but must be booked  Book Tickets

 

'Listen…

When King Sharayar has his heart broken, he makes sure it never happens again. Marrying a new bride each day to behead her the next morning begins a cycle of woe for the land. But Shaharezad, daughter to the king’s Vizier has a plan to use her love of stories to soften the king’s heart and save the women of the land.'

Join the Sevenoaks School Theatre Company Lower School Ensemble for ‘Arabian Nights’, in a version by Domonic Cooke, for a joyous storytelling telling experience that will make you fall in love with the magic and mystery of the ‘1001 Nights’; tales of wonder, of treasure and riches, of magic singing trees and talking birds, of clever heroines and cunning heroes, of a young girl who knows that her own theatrical power can save lives of those she loves.


 

Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE Talk & Book Signing

Mad About Shakespeare

Tuesday 7 June
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Admission Free, but should be booked  Book a place

‘In the process of writing this memoir, I discovered that it was, among other things, a tribute to Sevenoaks – especially to my great English and Drama teachers John Adams, Alan Hurd, Jon Campbell and Bob Taylor. In my talk I’ll try to convey the excitement of that golden age in the school’s continuing history of visionary education.’

Sir Jonathan is a biographer, critic, broadcaster, scholar, playwright and poet. He is Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities in Global Futures at the School of Sustainability and the College of Liberal Arts, Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College Oxford, where he was Provost 2011-19, Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Sir Jonathan served on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company and was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric 2017-19. In 2015, he became the youngest person ever to be knighted for services to literary scholarship.

His biography of John Clare (Picador/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003) won Britain’s two oldest literary awards, the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, as well as the NAMI (New York) Book Award; it was shortlisted for four other awards, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and widely reviewed as ‘a stunning achievement’ and ‘an extraordinary work of scholarship’.


Music at Sevenoaks presents

Summer Concert

Tuesday 14 June
Pamoja Hall    7pm
Admission FREE, tickets not required.

 


 

Sevenoaks Summer Festival

John Smedley Folk Memorial Concert

Sunday 19 June
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £25  Book a place

Eddi Reader supported by Charlie Dore
Award-winning songstresses present the annual tribute to the late John Smedley, local folk-artist and Festival Organiser. Eddi Reader's playing the folk clubs of Scotland and street-singing across Europe led her to backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. In the the late 1980's Eddi’s own band Fairground Attraction had huge international success with number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’. Her successful solo career includes the albums 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE and collaborated with a host of stars of Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and Classical work with various orchestras. In 2019 Eddi was a special tour guest with Jools Holland's Orchestra, she released her ‘Starlight’ EP and appeared on several BBC TV shows including Songs of Praise and Billy Connolly's ‘Made In Scotland’ series.


"Just perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right" - The Sunday Times. 
"One of my favourite singers of all time" - Jools Holland. 
Charlie Dore returns to Sevenoaks with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman of Steeleye Span. Expect a taste of ‘intriguingly other’ eclectic contemporary folk. They’ll showcase their new album, as well as favourites from the past and original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison, Celine Dion and Jimmy Nail. Expect a new version of Charlie’s classic hit, Pilot of the Airwaves, still a staple of UK and US radio playlists. 
“...a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful.” Mike Harding BBC. 
"A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original" Guardian


SSTC

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 June 7pm
Thursday 23 June 2pm
Friday 24 June 7pm
Sackville Theatre
Admission free, but must be booked  Book Tickets

Join us for an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in the dreamy world of the circus, Oberon, Titania and their merry band of magical performers have come to town to perform at a reception following the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Also performing for the royal couple are a troupe of clowns, complete with kazoos! Against the backdrop of the festivities, four young people fall in and out of love as they make their way through an enchanted forest.


 

Sevenoaks Summer Festival

An Evening With David Gower

Sunday 26 June
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £25  Book a place

David Gower, the legendary former England cricket Captain, will be taking guard at the Sevenoaks Summer Festival being interviewed by agent and friend Ralph Brünjes. Generally considered one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of all time, the Kent-born blond-haired ex-1980s heart-throb will be sharing his thoughts on 2019’s Cricket World Cup win, the Ashes and of course his personal career highlights from both on and off the pitch. This is your chance to hear straight from the Sky Sports anchor everyone misses. Expect a host of colourful tales, from captaining his national team to victory in the Ashes to memorably flying that Tiger Moth over Queensland. 


Sevenoaks Summer Festival

Swinging At The Cotton Club

Sunday 3 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £25  Book a place

For one night only, the Pamoja Hall will be transported into 1920s New York City for an evening at Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club!

Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company and the Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra with vocalists Marlene Hill and Megs Etherington. 

 


Eynsford Concert Band present

Unseen Wings - A Churchill Portrait

Saturday 9 July
Pamoja Hall 7pm
Tickets £12 Book Tickets

Eynsford Concert Band are delighted to announce their latest collaboration with renowned composer (and Honorary Patron) Dr Jack Stamp.

“Unseen Wings” is an elaborate and exciting new piece written by Jack as his gift to Eynsford Concert Band on their 50th Anniversary.

Jack has been fascinated by the life of Winston Churchill for many years and, after reading “Never Give In” by Stephen Mansfield, was inspired to write this new piece, including narrated passages from it.

Both Jack and Stephen will be present for the premiere. Stephen will also also give a short talk on the life of Churchill. Supporting ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity.


 

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