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

The Tiger Lillies: Devil’s Fairground at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

The Tiger Lillies: Devil’s Fairground

at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot


Thursday 16 May

8:00pm

£20

The Grammy nominated, Godfathers of alternative cabaret return with a very special show celebrating their 30th anniversary.

The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark and hilarious with moments of immense beauty. In this new show they take you on a trip to the Devil’s Fairground - temptation and sin await!

Formed in1989, they perform new shows worldwide and remain one of the most unique, provocative and genre-defying bands of all time, winning an Olivier award for their hit West End musical Shockheaded Peter.

Age guidance: 14+.

Reviews
'The execution is impeccable throughout. Phenomenal' ★★★★★ The Guardian.

'Behind the greasepaint lurks genuine emotion' ★★★★★ The Independent.

 

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Skerryvore at Cornerstone, Didcot

Skerryvore

at Cornerstone, Didcot

Thursday 18 Apr 2019 8:00pm
£18, Concs £16

SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.

Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.

Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 – they were to win it again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.

By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have add BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.

Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.

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