Friday 22 May

 
Music at Lunchtime:
Paul Richard Chapman (Bass Baritone) and Sarah Murphy (Piano)

Paul Richard Chapman and Sarah Murphy present a recital of classic English Song with two major works at the core. The Songs of Travel, written between 1901 and 1904, represent Vaughan Williams’s first major foray into song writing. Drawn from a volume of Robert Louis Stevenson poems of the same name, the cycle offers a quintessentially British take on the "wayfarer cycle’ through the eyes of a world-weary yet resolute individual. Finzi’s, Let Us Garlands Bring is widely acknowledged to represent some of the most naturally sympathetic settings of Shakespeare in the repertoire. They will also present songs by Ireland, Butterworth, Warlock and Lennox Berkeley.

St Clement’s Church  |  1–2pm  |  Free

 

Chorlton Youth Theatre

CYT present a one-hour revue show with drama, dance and song from 45 students aged 5-17. CYT rehearses every Saturday from 10am-1pm at Brookburn Primary School and performs in venues across Manchester. In 2008 it performed Bugsy Malone at The Dancehouse Theatre, and earlier this month performed 2 shows at the Royal Northern College of Music. For details contact Nick on 07951 761267.

St Werburgh’s Church Hall  |  7pm  |  £3

 

Singalonga Mamma Mia in association with Filmbank

Get your platforms on, ‘Chiquitita’, and totter down to the Blue Box Theatre for a good old singalong to one of THE films of 2008. We might not have Pierce Bronson but we’ve got a compère that looks a bit like him and plenty of goodies to help you make your way through the film. ‘Honey, Honey’, Chorlton has never seen the like. Costumes optional but there’s a prize for the best.... and you know you want to.

Please note that only 200 tickets are available for this event and must be paid for in advance. Don’t ‘Take a Chance’, ‘The Name of the Game’ is to ‘Ring Ring’, well email actually, fiona@chorltonartsfestival.com or it’ll be ‘Hasta Manana’ baby........ we’ll stop now.

Blue Box Theatre  |  7.30pm  |  £5

 

Alessandra Pompili (Piano): Aspects of 20th Century Piano music

Following a beautiful recital last year, Alessandra Pompili returns with a new programme. This performance will present a selection of significant composers from the last century, starting with the pioneering works of Franz Liszt, and continuing with Claude Debussy, Paul Hindemith and the contemporary Argentinian composer, Sergio Calligaris.

St Werburgh’s Church  |  7.30pm  |  £5/£3

 

Manchester Road Players: Out of Order

For details see Wednesday

Chorlton Methodist Church Theatre  |  7.30pm  |  £5/£3.50

 

The Shudderbins present Moody Money

Moody Money. Could you do it? Real life for real people! The Shudderbins bring you a drug-smuggling adventure where things don’t quite go according to plan.

Chorlton Conservative Club  |  8–9pm  |  Free

 

The Simon Mulcaster Trio

Original and modern jazz from Simon Mulcaster and guests.

The Lloyds Hotel  |  9pm  |  Free

 

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT

The Dog-Eared Collective: The Apocalypse Roadshow

Comedy arsonists and part-time provocateurs, The Dog-Eared Collective pokes the coals of panic in an explosive sketch show about the end of the world. Climate change. Economic meltdown. Rivers of tweed. Is it unstoppable? Join Yorkshire’s helpline heroes Ni-Nightline as they juggle the burning issues and moon in the face of doom. Voluntarily. And only on weeknights. An anarchic collision of British eccentricity and ass-kicking apocalyptic action. Bring your lead-lined boots; it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.

‘Offbeat to the extreme and profane beyond measure, it’s THE MIGHTY BOOSH meets THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN’ Fest, Edinburgh 2008

The Lloyds Hotel (Upstairs)  |  9.30pm (50 minutes performance)  |  Free

 

FESTIVAL FOCUS

BlowOut Band Night

Blowout is a live music night known for booking the best new acts before anyone else has heard of them. In recent years it has promoted debut Manchester gigs for the likes of Hot Chip, The Go Team, Rumblestrips, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs and The Earlies. Sticking to the Blowout formula, this evening we have new, Swedish indie sensations, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, performing alongside the fantastic Team Modeliste and a wealth of home-grown talent including Dutch Uncles, Bugs In Ember and Beat The Radar. www.myspace.com/blowoutmusic

The Irish Association Club  |  9.30pm  |  £4

 

Late Night CAF: Luke and the Dukes Jazz Trio

Luke and the Dukes are Luke Das-Gupta (trumpet), Paul Blakesley (bass) and Aidan Smith (piano). Originally formed as a side project of acclaimed Manchester singer-songwriter Aidan Smith’s band, they will be playing a selection of original material and jazz standards influenced by their backgrounds as pop, classical and jazz musicians.

Iguana  |  8–9.30pm  |  Free

 

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