From: Spyboy Info [info_at_spyboy_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 31 May 2012 17:39

Subject: End of Season & Show of Hands info.....



What a month at the Pavilion! -  Wonderful shows from Fairport Convention and Lunasa - difficult acts to follow,

but what a performance last Friday from Home Service......


Probably one of the best shows we've staged in our twelve years and a great turn out - so thank you.


That's it for a while now - booking for the Autumn season (13th October) opens shortly



But there is of course that "Backlog Concert" with Show of Hands on Monday 23rd July

(and there are only about 25 seats left - available from the Hailsham Pavilion - 01323 841414



And talking of Show of Hands they will be seen and heard in the new eight-part BBC 2 landmark series entitled

The Great British Story


Presented by historian Michael Wood, the series started last Friday and charts Britain’s chequered past

from the perspective of ordinary people and local communities – from Viking invasions and the Norman Conquests

through to the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars.


The programme will include in Episode 7, footage of Show of Hands playing their anthemic song of Cornish miners,

Cousin Jack, but before that Steve Kightley will be heard performing three other songs illustrating the history of these islands.


His first contribution is in Episode 3 (Friday 8th June) when he sings a song about an

Anglo-Saxon thane called Breme who hailed from Suffolk and was killed in the Battle of Hastings.


This is followed in Episode 4 by Steve’s rendition of a song about the Peasants’ Revolt, with lyrics from an original

14th century text and in Episode 6, he will sing The Diggers’ Song, a 17th century protest song about land rights inspired

by the Diggers and Levellers movement.


Phew - so much information!