Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Cornerstone Arts Centre is a purpose-built professional arts, culture and entertainment venue in the heart of Didcot comprising a 220 seat auditorium, café bar, gallery and four studios.  We have an excellent programme of folk music, with big names such as Eliza Carthy and Bella Hardy regularly on the bill, alongside new folk musicians of tomorrow. Opened in 2008 Cornerstone offers a high quality programme of live performance, participatory activities, exhibitions and outreach work to meet the needs and enhance the experience of the local community and beyond.  The auditorium walls are lined with light oak and fabric acoustic panelling, ensuring superb acoustics for all performance genres.  Retractable bleacher seating and a flat floor stage provides the flexibility to ensure the best set-up for performances.

Cornerstone Arts Centre is brought to you by South Oxfordshire District Council.

For more information visit the website at http://www.cornerstone-arts.org

Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

Friday 21 Sep 2018

7:30pm

£14.50, Concs £12.40

Spindrift Productions presents Northern Flyway.

A musical journey exploring the connection between people and birds. Northern Flyway delves into the ecology, folklore and symbolism of birds and birdsong, offering an intense and visceral audio-visual experience, set against a lush evocative skyscape of bird images.

Inge Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon are joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

Together they draw on the extensive field recordings of musician, composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, creating a multi dimensional and magically immersive performance, combining vocal and instrumental composition with sonic experimentation into the nature and rhythms of birdsong.

Resonating throughout the piece are themes of migration, both human and avian, the cyclical nature of the seasons and humanity’s relationship with nature.

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10 Years of Hope and Social Tour

10 Years of Hope and Social Tour

Saturday 6 Oct 2018 8:00pm


Strada Music presents Hope & Social.

Hope & Social are more than a band. They are a band anyone can join; a band who can turn their studio into a bistro for 70 fans; a band who involve people in what they do.

From teaching brass instruments in their Streetband Named Desire project, to collaborating with other artists in their Crypt Covers Album. 10 years has seen - in addition to the many projects - a wealth of recorded music. Five studio albums, two E.P's, an acoustic album (Crypt Covers), a Christmas song, music a for a theatre piece, and a collaboration with New York Brass Band.

Come and see the Boys in Blue this September when they celebrate a 10 Year retrospective tour, revisiting a number of songs from their extensive back catalogue.

Hope & Social are renowned for making every gig an event; a band who throw themselves wholeheartedly into every performance and perfectly bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.

Anthemic songs, infectious melodies and a formidable live experience.

Prices: £16, conc £14, members £12.80.

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Message in a Bottle - A Tribute to Sting and the Police

Message in a Bottle - A Tribute to Sting and the Police

Friday 27 Jul 2018 7:30pm

 

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Entertainers presents Message in a Bottle: sending an SOS to the world...

The iconic sound of one of the world's biggest rock bands. With six Grammys and two Brits, bands don’t come much bigger than this.

With a distinctive sound and unforgettable songs, relive Sting and The Police with this unmissable pitch-perfect production. Fans of the legendary band won’t believe their ears as the stunning vocals and brilliant live band bring you all the hits you know and love, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, So Lonely, Can’t Stand Losing. And, of course, all the world-famous hits from Sting himself including, Fields of Gold and the beautiful Englishman in New York.

This powerful live tribute show buzzes with energy, capturing the soulful honesty of Sting’s career defining songs that will have you singing your heart out.

 

Price: £21, conc £19

 

Message in a Bottle, Police Tribute at Cornerstone
Message in a Bottle, Police Tribute at Cornerstone

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

Sunday 28 Oct 2018 7:00pm

 

Alan Bearman Music presents Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick.

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour.

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances – warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree!

Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

Prices: £15, conc £13 and members £12

 

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