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Subject: SEFAN 2012- 09-10_01 THE HAWTH CRAWLEY Events October - December. Sussex



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Mon 1st  Theatre
Celtic Legends
100% Irish 100% Live!
elebrating 10 years of international touring, Celtic Legends is an authentic and unique show highlighting the dance and music traditions of Ireland, bringing a true taste of Irish culture to Crawley.

Authentic traditional music and thrilling dance combine in one of the most exciting Irish music and dance shows for years.

Ireland?s leading dancers and award-winning musicians playing especially composed music make Celtic Legends the original live Irish dance experience.
Tickets: ?18

Mon 1st        Studio
Blues Night in association with Crawley Blues Club
Hans Theessink
A solo show from one of the most sought-after artists of the international blues scene.

A Dutch bluesman who has dedicated himself to American blues and become one of the top blues and roots musicians through his unmistakable guitar work, sonorous baritone voice and stage presence.

Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the Arts Bistro and drinks to enjoy at your table.
?an international blues treasure? Blues Revue
Tickets: ?12


Mon 8th       Studio
Twelfth Day
At the forefront of innovative, modern British folk music, the highly acclaimed Scottish duo Catriona Price (fiddle/vocals) and Esther Swift (harp/vocals) have a fresh, open minded approach to music, creating an entirely unique sound, interweaving masterful fiddle and harp playing with beautifully harmonised vocals.

Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from the Arts Bistro at your table.
Tickets: ?12 (discounts: ?10)

Sat 13   Theatre
Crawley Arts Development: One World Celebration Night

To celebrate this Olympic year and Black History Month, an evening of variety including music and dance to entertain all.

African rhythms, Caribbean sounds and a party atmosphere guarantee to get you on your feet. All welcome.

A Black History Month event
A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England
Going Global is proudly sponsored by Africart
Tickets: ?7 (discounts: ?5), family of four: ?16


Tue 16th       Theatre
Joan Armatrading
Plus special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011)

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life.

A fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with.  Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them.  She is equally happy and proud of how her audiences embrace hearing new and exciting compositions, like Into The Blues (debuted at No. 1 in the US Blues chart 2007) and This Charming Life (debuted at No. 1 in Amazon download chart 2010).

Joan is recognised as one of the World?s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists.

Fri 26th
Southern Tenant Folk Union
The most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass band in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union have now released five ground-breaking albums.

A seven piece all acoustic band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals STFU perform with ?soul & beauty? on their murder ballads and laments and tear it up with their ?Hootenanny sawdust-kickers? and high energy sound.

?The band knock up a fierce, raw and earthy music that is the stuff of Mumford & Sons' dreams?the results are as compelling as they are oppressively bleak? The Guardian
?A fascinating union of Celtic and American influences? Simon Cosyns, The Sun

Tickets: ?14 (discounts: ?12)

Sat 27th
Crawley Blues Festival in association with Crawley Blues Club
he 7th annual Blues Festival featuring top artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

The afternoon session (2pm ? 5.30pm) features guitarist and singer Danny Kyle, Eddie Armer & Steve Simpson playing country blues, Ry Cooder and Little Feat and US guitarist Kent DuChaine who will transport you to Delta of the 1930s.
The evening session (7pm ? midnight) features R 'n' B band Southern Nights with special Guest Bob Brookes, classic blues duo Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke, award-winning acoustic guitarist Toby Walker and Hawth favourites Smokestack Duo.
Tickets: Afternoon: ?14, Evening: ?16, Joint: ?25


Mon 5th        Studio
Blues Night in association with Crawley Blues Club
Geoff Achison
Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and recording artist, Geoff Achison is a musician of remarkable ability who has won fans all around the world.

Having taught himself to play in the isolation of rural Australia, he has developed a blues/funk style all his own that can be delicate one moment and explosive the next. Inspired by the great Blues and R&B music of yesteryear, Geoff?s live set features an infectious mix of gutsy original tunes, improvised jams and dynamic new arrangements of blues and soul classics.

'Possibly one of the most gifted musicians on the scene' The Times

Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from the Arts Bistro which you can enjoy at your table.
Tickets: ?12

Fri 9        Theatre
Spirit of the Dance
The international dance sensation that conquered the world.

One of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland it has been seen by more than 25 million people in fifteen countries around the world.
Winner of nine Global Awards, including Best Choreography and Best International Production, this foot-stomping spectacular bursts with raw energy of heart-pounding Irish dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of flamenco and red hot salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion.

With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance Spirit of the Dance is one of the greatest dance shows ever.
Tickets: ?22.50 (discounts: 20.50). Groups of 10 or more: ?20.

Sun 18th
Kate Rusby
?Her voice remains a thing of extraordinary beauty? Mojo

2012 heralds a landmark year for Kate, being her 20th year in the music industry and to celebrate that she is recording a new album entitled 'Twenty' featuring special guests to celebrate this anniversary.This concert will echo the sentiments of 'Twenty' revisiting some old favourites with new ideas along with a sprinkling of much loved classics from her back catalogue. As ever, Kate will be joined on stage by the brilliantly talented musicians who form part of her band.
Tickets: ?23.50


Mon 17 ? Wed 19   Studio
Maypoles To Mistletoe

Martyn Wyndham Read, Sue Mills, Carolyn Robson, Mike Nicholson, Jim Farr, Dick Streeter, The Broadwood Men, Magog, The Rusper Mummers and The Maypole Band return to The Hawth to celebrate the seasons of the year in verse, music, drama, dance and song.

Tickets: ?13

Thur 20        Studio
Richard Durrant
A Candlelit Christmas Concert
Richard is a world class virtuoso with a warm and easy rapport with audiences. Tonight he brings his much-loved candlelit Christmas show to The Hawth. A musical and visual feast of seasonal music from around the world, performed on guitar with imagination and flair.

'extraordinary virtuosity? a simply unmissable treat? Classic FM Magazine
Tickets: ?15.50 (discounts: ?13.50)



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