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					CORSHAM FESTIVAL
17 TO 24 JUNE 2006
Box office: 0845 458 0797
www.corshamfestival.org.uk




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                                                                                        WELCOME
                                                                                        In our seventh year, we have developed itchy feet and      of the town alive during the festival period.
                                                                                        are exploring uncharted territories during Corsham
                                                                                        Festival 2006.                                             Whether you have visited the festival before or are
                                                                                                                                                   experiencing it for the first time, I hope you enjoy the
                                                                                        With the 12-month closure of the festival’s home,          exciting mix of eclectic, energetic and entertaining
                                                                                        The Pound Arts Centre, for a £1.2 million refurbishment,   events over the eight days.
        Summerleaze, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9EQ Tel: 01225 811900                      we are exploring and creating new venues in 2006
                                                                                        including the beautiful Hartham Church and the             The festival team looks forward to welcoming you.
                                                                                        unique Theatre Truck.
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                                                                                        Corsham Festival continues to explore the dynamic
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        Offering residents of Corsham a superior personal Concierge Service             Other themes this year will focus on the High Street
                             for the Holiday you deserve                                itself with vibrant banners being developed as part        Nicholas Keyworth
                                                                                        of our education project ‘Pictures in the sky’; and a      Artistic Director
                                                                                        colourful celebration of street arts bringing the centre

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     Festival diary |                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday 17 June | 7.30pm & 9.30pm



     FESTIVAL DIARY                                                                                               E1:                                                                                         E2:
     SATURDAY 17 JUNE
     Festival opener:
                                       MONDAY 19 JUNE
                                       Talk:
                                                                        THURSDAY 22 JUNE
                                                                        Music:
                                                                                                                  PASSO CO                                                                                    CABBAGE
     Circo Rum Ba Ba – The Whale,
     10am onwards
                                       David Mowatt – A Pilgrimage to
                                       Palestine, 1pm
                                                                        John Kenny and the Carnyx, 1pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALLEY
                                                                        Music:
     Street theatre:                   Music/comedy:                    Elysian Singers, 7.30pm
     ActNoW – Chinese Dragon, 10am     Katzenjammer, 7.30pm
                                                                        Music:
     World music & dance:              Music cabaret:                   John Kenny & New Noise, 10pm
     Passo Co, 7.30pm                  Misbehavin’, 9.30pm
     Music:                                                             FRIDAY 23 JUNE
     Cabbage Alley, 9.30pm             TUESDAY 20 JUNE                  Theatre:
                                       Music:                           Talking, Talking Heads, 1pm
                                       Cerys Jones, 1pm
     SUNDAY 18 JUNE                                                     Music:
     Walk:                             Music:                           Powerplant, 7.30pm
     Over the Top, 10.30am             Fidelio Trio, 7.30pm
                                                                        Music:
     Dance:                                                             Horses Brawl, from 9pm
                                                                                                                  Saturday 17 June                           performance with its origins deep                Saturday 17 June
     Gyidance Company – Square Root,   WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE                                                          Town Hall, Corsham                         in the culture of urban Brazil.                  The Royal Oak, High Street,
     3pm                               Literature:                                                                7.30pm                                                                                      Corsham
                                       Caroline Carver, 1pm             SATURDAY 24 JUNE
     Pre-concert talk:                                                                                            £15/£10                                    “It was staggering, full of invention, full of   9.30pm
                                                                        Street theatre:
     Kokoro, 6.30pm                                                                                                                                          ideas, and full of imagination, let alone the    £5.50
                                       Theatre:                         Various, from 10am
                                                                                                                  Passo Co has developed a new               extraordinary standard that was achieved,”
     Installation:                     Ines Wurth – I Miss Communism,
                                                                        Music workshop:                           language of performance art                Stephen Berkoff                                  Cabbage Alley is a lively soul jazz
     Carved in Stone, 7pm              8pm
                                                                        Rhythm in Motion, 10am                    derived from the Brazilian fight                                                            trio that performs arrangements
                                       Music:                                                                     dance Capoeira. Banned by the                                                               of jazz standards, blues and soul
     Music:                                                             Music:                                    Brazilian government before the                                                             classics combined with original
     Kokoro, 7.30pm                    Sarah Nicolls, 10pm
                                                                        John Harle & The Brodsky Quartet,         1930s for its anti establishment                                                            material written by the band.
     Music:                                                             7.30pm                                    political inferences, it has now                                                            Playing Hammond organ, drums
     Café Mozart, 9.30pm                                                                                          developed into a beautiful and                                                              and saxophone, these accomplished
                                                                                                                  highly visual art form which thrives                                                        musicians will guarantee a late
                                                                                                                  in the streets of Brazil’s major cities.                                                    night of music and dancing
                                                                                                                  Corsham Festival’s opening event                                                            outdoors at one of Corsham
                                                                                                                  brings together an astonishing                                                              Festival’s favourite pubs!
                                                                                                                  fusion of dance, percussion images
                                                                                                                  and film to create an inspirational

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     Sunday 18 June | 7.30pm & 9.30pm                                                                                                                                                               Monday 19 June | 7.30pm



     E3:                                                                                E4:
     KOKORO                                                                             CAFÉ
                                                                                        MOZART
                                                                                        Sunday 18 June
                                                                                        The Flemish Weaver, High Street,
                                                                                        Corsham
                                                                                        9.30pm
                                                                                        £5.50

                                                                                        Café Mozart offers a brilliant blend
                                                                                        of informally presented classical
                                                                                        music with commentary and
                                                                                        anecdotes. This trio has delighted
                                                                                        audiences for over 20 years with
                                                                                                                                      E5:
                                                                                        its rather unconventional approach
                                                                                        capturing something of the
                                                                                                                                      KATZENJAMMER
     Sunday 18 June                           premiere of Carved in Stone. This         intimate surroundings of the                  Monday 19 June
     Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on      specially commissioned work from          Viennese Konditorei. Café Mozart’s            Town Hall, Corsham
     Avon                                     the distinguished Wiltshire-based         deliberately off-beat approach                7.30pm
     7.30pm                                   composer Geoff Poole is rooted in         gives a new insight into the                  £10
     £15                                      local landscapes. This acclaimed          concept of the ‘authentic’ in an
                                              ensemble also present two short           amusing and informative manner.               With four hands on one piano, Katzenjammer’s comic
     Geoff Poole: Carved in Stone             works recently written for them by                                                      and pianistic skills promise an evening of fun, music
     (World Premiere)                         composers based in the region and         ‘Hugely enjoyable but quite enlightening,’    and laughter for all the family. Pianists Kevin Farrell and
     Beth Wiseman: Amo no Gawa                Torke’s fresh-faced exuberant             Windsor and Eton Observer                     Steve Worbey will amuse you with their own original
     Stephen McNeff: More Need (Song Cycle)   Telephone Book, recalling the music                                                     blend of spectacular piano gymnastics and cheeky
     Michael Torke: Telephone Book            of Copland. Berio’s beautiful folk                                                      songs – all bound together with their unpredictable
     Luciano Berio: Folksongs                 song settings complete this capti-                                                      comic banter. This original act has been likened to
                                              vating concert.                                                                         Victor Borge, Flanders and Swann and even Hinge and
     Mark Forkgen: conductor                                                                                                          Bracket. You’ve never seen a piano played like this
                                              Pre-concert talk free to ticket holders                                                 before!
     Picture standing stones, quarry          6.30pm
     tunnels, Roman mosaics and the                                                                                                   ‘the musical answer to Ant and Dec!’
     luminous glow of Bath stone build-       Carved in Stone installation                                                            CBeebies
     ings as Kokoro performs the world        7pm

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     Monday 19 June | 9.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesday 20 June | 7.30pm



     E6:
     MISBEHAVIN’




                                                              Chapel Ad                         E7:
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                                                                                                FIDELIO TRIO
     Monday 19 June                                                                             Tuesday 20 June                                                   trio. This concert also features an intensely intimate
     Chapel etc, Corsham                                                                        Town Hall, Corsham                                                work by Laurence Crane contrasting with Michael
     9.30pm                                                                                     7.30pm                                                            Nyman’s unmistakably exhuberant Yellow Beach.
     £5.50                                                                                      £10
                                                                                                                                                                  “One soon got over the surreal experience of someone playing like
     Drawing from the ballads of Kurt Weill through to well                                     Donnacha Dennehy: New Work (World Premiere)                       Paganini, but wearing pants like Robbie Williams!”
     loved jazz standards and original songs, Misbehavin’                                       Joe Cutler: Archie                                                Sunday Tribune, South Africa
     brings a heady mixture of the known and unknown                                            Laurence Crane: For Ros and Peter
     spiced with a hint of cabaret. Helen Porter enthralls                                      Michael Nyman: Yellow Beach
     with her dramatic and seductive voice, complemented                                        Rolf Hind: The Thing is… (World Premiere / Festival commission)
     with exuberant solos from Karen Wimhurst on clarinet                                       Henze: Adagio, Adagio
     and bass clarinet, double bass mastery from Pete                                           Ravel: Piano Trio
     Brandt and the beautiful tones of Robin Walter on
     rhythm guitar for an evening combining musical                                             Comprising violinist Darragh Morgan, cellist Robin
     virtuosity with sassy entertainment.                                                       Michael and pianist Mary Dullea, this widely travelled
                                                                                                trio has developed an extensive repertoire comprising
                                                                                                an astonishingly diverse range of music. The Fidelio Trio
                                                                                                presents this exciting programme including two world
                                                                                                premieres and culminating in Ravel’s engaging piano

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     Wednesday 21 June | 8pm & 10pm                                                                                                                                                                                                     | Booking information



     E8:                                                        E9:                                                                 BOOKING INFORMATION
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     East goes West; communism goes capitalism; atheism         Jonathan Harvey: Tombeau de Messiaen                                almost 33% (excludes The Whale, the Festival Walk and all
     goes God. From Croatia to America and back, this           Jonathan Green: Piece for Piano and Lamp                            workshops and performances in the Theatre Truck except
     intense and dramatic comedy solo show is about three       Michael Clarke: Epicycle                                            the Friday lunchtime performance).
     women, three generations who lived through three           Donal Sarsfield: Piano Accord
     wars, three concentration camps, three governments,        Peter McGarr: Goodnight, Goodnight (World Premiere)                 Concessions
     three countries and three currencies. Ines Wurth brings    Missy Mazzoli: Orizzonte (UK Premiere)                              Where available, £1 concessions apply to benefit
     this enlightening, serious, funny, and dramatic autobio-                                                                       claimants and students. Carers may be eligible for a
     graphical story all the way from the ex communist          This late night recital of contemporary piano with elec-            free ticket – please ring the box office for details. Up
     Yugoslavia, war-wrecked Croatia via Los Angeles,           tronics will feature works by living British composers              to two children aged 17 or under accompanied by
     New York before making a full circle back to Europe.       including the world premiere of a new work by Peter                 an adult are entitled to free tickets (excludes The Whale
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     ‘an incredibly powerful piece of theatre,’ Three Weeks     of Time Horizons. It will also include the UK premiere of           at time of admission. Concessions do not apply to
                                                                a work by the American composer Missy Mazzoli. Sarah                lunchtime events or group bookings.
     With support from The Pound Arts Centre                    Nicolls is one of the leading performers of her generation.

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E1 – Passo Co

E2 – Cabbage Alley

E3 – Kokoro

E4 – Café Mozart

E5 – Katzenjammer

E6 – Misbehavin’

E7 – Fidelio Trio

E8 – I Miss Communism

E9 – Sarah Nicolls

E10 – Elysian Singers

E11 – John Kenny/New Noise

E12 – Powerplant

E13 – John Harle/Brodsky Quartet



L1 – David Mowatt

L2 – Cerys Jones

L3 – Caroline Carver & David Hewson

L4 – John Kenny

L5 – Talking, Talking Heads

W1 – The Whale

W2 – Festival Walk



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       Acknowledgements |                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday 22 June | 7.30pm & 10pm



       ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                                                                            E10:                                                                  E11: JOHN KENNY &
       Corsham Festival is organised by Corsham Festival
       Association, The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire
                                                                  Corsham Festival is supported by:                                ELYSIAN SINGERS                                                       NEW NOISE
       SN13 9HX. Registered charity 1036493.

       Corsham Festival will do everything reasonable to ensure
       the performance of the programme published, but
       reserves the right to change artists and programmes or
       cancel events as a result of circumstances beyond its
       control. Details of the programme and artists were
       correct at time of going to print but may be subject




                                                                                                  THE
                                                                                                    POUND ARTS CENTRE
       to change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday 22 June
       Brochure produced by Corsham Festival Association in                                                                                                                                              Hartham Church, Hartham Park, Hartham, near Corsham
       association with Clive Tugwell Creative Design.                                                                             Thursday 22 June                                                      10pm
       Printed by Corsham Print Limited.                                                                                           St Bartholomew’s Church, Corsham                                      £5.50
                                                                                                                                   7.30pm
                                                                                                                                   £10                                                                   Janey Miller: oboe
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Joby Burgess: percussion
                                                                                                                                   Sam Laughton: Musical Director                                        John Kenny: carnyx/trombone
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Matthew Fairclough: sound
                                                                                                                                   Orlando Gough and Richard Chew: Tall Stories
                                                                                                                                   Thea Musgrave: On the Underground: Set No. 2                          Iannis Xenakis: Dmaathen
                                                                                                                                   Julian Allwood: Charades III                                          Dobrinka Tabakova: Frozen River Flows
                                                                                                                                   Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia                                  John Kenny: Voice of the Carnyx
                                                                  Corsham Town Council, Friends of Corsham Festival                Robert Schumann: Ungewisses Licht                                     Ian Willcock: For the Republic
                                                                  Association, The Holst Foundation, The Countess of               Vaughan Williams: Loch Lomond                                         Emily Hall: Join
                                                                  Munster Trust, The Late Lord Methuen Charitable Trust,           Jonathan Harvey: How Could the Soul Not Take Flight                   Burgess/Fairclough/Kenny/Miller: Nowhere House
                                                                  Wessex Water, and George and Sheila Wickham.
                                                                                                                                   This award-winning chamber choir presents a fascinating               Recognised as one of the world’s leading trombone
                                                                  Corsham Festival print sponsor:                                  concert which takes the audience on an imaginative                    soloists, John Kenny is the world’s only performer on
                                                                                                                                   voyage of discovery across nearly two centuries of                    the 2,000-year-old carnyx, a Celtic war horn. He is
                                                                                                                                   choral music. This varied programme will include                      joined for this late night recital in the beautiful setting
                                                                                                                                   Musgrave’s lively work inspired by travels on the                     of Hartham Church by New Noise. This talented duo
                                                                                                                                   London tube and culminate with the playing of tiny                    combines the beautiful sounds and effortless pyrotech-
                                                                                                                                   bells in the enchanting final work by Jonathan Harvey.                nics of oboist Janey Miller and the dramatically explosive
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and virtuoistic playing of percussionist Joby Burgess.
                                                                                                                                   ‘Amongst chamber choirs, they’re one of the best,’ Sir John Tavener   Together they perform an eclectic mix of classical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         electronic, jazz and contemporary music.

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       Friday 23 June | 7.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday 24 June | 7.30pm



       E12:
       POWERPLANT
       Friday 23 June
       Town Hall, Corsham
       7.30pm
       £10

       Joby Burgess: percussion

       The Elysian String Quartet
       Matthew Fairclough: sound
       Kathy Hinde: visuals
                                                                                                                                                   E13:
       Matthew Fairclough: Audiotectonics III
       Javier Alvarez: Temazcal
       Tansy Davies: Dark Ground
                                                                                                                                                   JOHN HARLE & THE
       Richard Baker: New Work (World Premiere)
       Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
                                                                                                                   Photo: Nick White/Kathy Hinde   BRODSKY QUARTET
       Kraftwerk arr. Joby Burgess & Ben Foster including: The Robots,                                                                             Saturday 24 June                                           scene but also to develop an especially rich and varied
       Metal on Metal, Radioactivity, The Model, Home Computer, Autobahn                                                                           Town Hall, Corsham                                         musical repertoire. Similarly, John Harle's name is
                                                                           RHYTHM IN MOTION
       and Tour de France.                                                                                                                         7.30pm                                                     synonymous with new and innovative musical ideas
                                                                           Town Hall, Corsham
                                                                           Saturday 24 June                                                        £15 / £10                                                  vividly intermingling the essence of jazz, rock, classical
       Bringing together some of Britain’s most dynamic                                                                                                                                                       music, electronics and opera. This collaboration
                                                                           10am
       young artists, PowerPlant explores hi-octane percussion-                                                                                    The Brodsky String Quartet                                 promises to be a festival highlight with a truly eclectic
                                                                           £5.50
       led music with an electronic sound and strong visual                                                                                        John Harle: Saxophone                                      programme celebrating Shostakovitch’s centenary as
       performance. Led by percussionist Joby Burgess, this                                                                                                                                                   well as some well loved classics intermingled with
                                                                           A workshop designed for music teachers and their
       performance fuses the best in new British contemporary                                                                                      Sally Beamish: Opus California                             some dynamic cutting edge works.
                                                                           pupils of all instruments, ages and levels. Led by Joby
       classical music, alongside the hypnotic rhythms of                                                                                          Dimitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No 10
                                                                           Burgess, head of percussion at Junior Trinity College
       Steve Reich and the work of legendary dance music                                                                                           Michael Nyman: Shaping the Curve                           ‘The Brodsky Quartet’s musical explorations know no limits,’
                                                                           of Music, this workshop will explore how a deeper
       pioneers, Kraftwerk. Expect a heady mix of live-sampling,                                                                                   Graham Fitkin: Bob                                         Gramophone Magazine
                                                                           understanding of rhythm can help in preparing for
       lush strings, stunning visuals and a little 80s chic!                                                                                       Claude Debussy: Syrinx
                                                                           performances, competitions and examinations. For
                                                                           information and to book a place, ring the box office                    Astor Piazzolla: Four for tango                            With support from the Friends of Corsham Festival Association
                                                                           on 0845 458 0797.                                                       Chick Corea: Children’s Songs

                                                                           In partnership with Trinity Guildhall                                   A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has
                                                                                                                                                   ensured the Brodsky Quartet a place not only at the
                                                                                                                                                   very forefront of the international chamber music

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       Lunchtimes | 1pm                                                                                                                                                                                                          | Lunchtimes & Theatre Truck



       LUNCHTIMES @ CORSHAM FESTIVAL                                                                                             LUNCHTIMES @ CORSHAM FESTIVAL
       L1: DAVID MOWATT –                      L2: CERYS JONES                         L3: CAROLINE CARVER & DAVID               L4: JOHN KENNY –                         L5: THEATRE MAKETA –
       A PILGRIMAGE TO PALESTINE                                                       HEWSON –                                  AN INSTRUMENT LOST IN TIME               TALKING, TALKING HEADS
                                                                                       WHY MEN KILL FOR VENUS AND
                                                                                       WOMEN KILL FOR MARS




                                               Tuesday 20 June
                                               Town Hall, Corsham                                                                Thursday 22 June                         Friday 23 June
                                               1pm                                                                               St Aldhelm’s Church, Pickwick Road,      Theatre Truck, Corsham
                                               £5.50                                   Wednesday 21 June                         Corsham                                  1pm
                                                                                       The Lady Margaret Hungerford              1pm                                      £5.50
                                               Telemann: Fantasia No 7                 Almshouses, Corsham                       £5.50
       Monday 19 June                          Grieg: Sonata No 3                      1pm                                                                                Styled as a ‘play within a play within   THEATRE TRUCK
       St Bartholomew’s Church, Corsham        Bartok: Romanian Dances                 £5.50                                     John Kenny brings an unusual             a parody’, the audience is taken
       1pm                                     Stuart Jones: Kothetchke                                                          instrument into the limelight:           through an actor’s nightmare when        Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June
       £5.50                                                                           Two of Britain’s leading thriller         the carnyx – a replica of a 2,000-       given an Alan Bennett text! This         Town Centre, Corsham
                                               Rhodri Clarke: piano                    writers – Caroline Carver and David       year-old Celtic war horn excavated       performance will take place in           Various times
       West Country jazz musician and                                                  Hewson - take a discursive look at        near Fochabers in Aberdeenshire.         Theatre Maketa’s Theatre Truck, a        Tickets available on the door
       artist David Mowat walked 1,000         As part of Corsham Festival’s           differing male and female attitudes       Its baleful, ancient sound has           unique travelling experience with
       miles to Jerusalem on an improvised     ongoing commitment to promoting         to crime and mystery writing. Why         moved composers of today to write        just 30 cinema style raked seats         If you are unable to see Talking,
       pilgrimage. He was following the        rising British stars, violinist Cerys   are so many of today’s more graphic       new works incorporating its unique       and a proscenium arch! Book early        Talking Heads on Friday
       call of Quaker founder George Fox       Jones will perform a lunchtime          books coming from women writers?          voice. John, who will tell the story     to see this Edinburgh Fringe First       lunchtime, you can see this
       to “walk cheerfully across the world    recital featuring works influenced      Are men giving up on the tough            of the carnyx as well as play it, is a   nominated show.                          Edinburgh Fringe First nominated
       greeting that of God in everyone”  .    by the folk tradition or other          guy image to write stories that           professor at the Guildhall School                                                 show at various times on Friday
       He faced freezing fog, blizzards        nationalist roots. A graduate of        would once have come from a               of Music and Drama and the Royal                                                  23 and Saturday 24 – for times
       and howling wolves and was              the Royal College of Music, Cerys is    female pen? Join them for both            Scottish Academy of Music and                                                     please ring the box office or visit
       mistaken for an Israeli spy in Syria.   continuing her studies with Lewis       sides of the debate… and a good           Drama.                                                                            www.corshamfestival.org.uk
       Accompanied by guitarist Knud           Kaplan at the Juilliard School in       argument!
       Stuwe and using story, music            New York.                                                                         John Kenny will perform with New Noise                                            ‘All the shows have been great… but the
       and visuals, David will tell the                                                                                          on Thursday at 10pm.                                                              Truck is the real star!’
       extraordinary story of his              With support from the Countess of                                                                                                                                   Sean Kelly, director of Arts Festival,
       pilgrimage to Palestine.                Munster Trust                                                                                                                                                       Belfast

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       Other events |                                                                                                                                                                                                                          | Other events



       OTHER EVENTS @ CORSHAM FESTIVAL                                                                                        OTHER EVENTS @ CORSHAM FESTIVAL
       W1: CIRCO RUM BA BA –                 W2: FESTIVAL WALK –                   PICTURES IN THE SKY                        CARVED IN STONE                             FAIRFIELD GALLERY –                       CHAPEL ETC –
       THE WHALE                             OVER THE TOP                                                                                                                 MOVING ON FROM STILLNESS                  UNCHARTED TERRITORIES




                                                                                   Daily                                      Sunday 18 June
       Saturday 17 June                      Sunday 18 June                        Town Centre, Corsham                       Wiltshire Music Centre,                                                               Daily during opening hours
       High Street, Corsham                  Corsham - starting point on tickets   Free                                       Bradford on Avon                                                                      Martingate Centre, Corsham
       10am onwards                          10.30am                                                                          6pm (live performance)
       £2.50                                 £2.50                                 Visual artist Liz Collier will be                                                                                                Much of Susanne Jasilek’s work is
                                                                                   working with a team of local people        From Monday 19 June during                                                            concerned with observations and
       Cast off your shoes and squeeze       To mark the bicentenary of the        and volunteers to create a series of       festival events                                                                       differences between seeing and
       into Circo Rum Ba Ba’s lifelike       birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel,     large painted banners in the run up        Corsham Town Hall, Free                     Exhibition open from                      looking. She is particularly interested
       sperm whale, enclosed in a lobster    one of the most famous and            to the festival which will be hung                                                     15 to 28 June                             in people’s visual and aural blind
       net fence and guarded by a nosy       innovative engineers of his time,     along the length of Corsham High           Inspired by the commission of               Fairfield House, High Street,             spots, the peripheral. Often using
       (and noisy!) fish wife. Brave land    Dr Mark Horton will give a            Street and at venues. This is a great      Carved in Stone by composer Geoff           Corsham                                   video as an integral part of the
       lubbers are led into its belly,       fascinating guided tour along         opportunity for people of all ages         Poole, an installation will be created      Open daily during festival week           process, Suzanne is trained as an
       revealing a lavishly-decorated        the route of the Great Western        to get involved in a vibrant and           by local schoolchildren, a video            2pm – 6pm                                 artist and graphic designer and
       seascape interior filled with all     railway line from Corsham to          visual arts project which will bring       artist and musicians from Kokoro            Free                                      works as a creative practitioner on
       the treasures of the deep. You        the magnificent Box tunnel. A         the centre of the town alive for the       which will be presented ‘live’ in the                                                 community based projects.
       will encounter a shipwrecked          contributor to the hit Channel 4      festival week. For more information        foyer of the Wiltshire Music Centre         Following the successful art show
       pirate with a treasure tale to tell   series Time Team, Dr Horton is head   about how you or your group can            preceding the premiere of Geoff             at Fairfield Gallery during last year’s
       and a real live mermaid with a        of Department of Archaeology and      get involved, please contact               Poole’s new work on Sunday 18               Corsham Festival, this exhibition
       haunting siren's song and an          Anthropology at Bristol University.   the festival box office on                 June. Using a pre-recorded sound-           will feature new drawings by Anna
       intriguing secret.                                                          0845 458 0797.                             track and visual projections, this          Currey and include sculpture,
                                                                                                                              installation will be sited in the foyer     painting and drawings. Based in
                                                                                                                              of Corsham Town Hall during the             Pickwick, near Corsham, Anna is a
                                                                                                                              remainder of the festival.                  successful illustrator of children’s
                                                                                                                                                                          books and has exhibited in Ireland,
                                                                                                                              In collaboration with the Wiltshire Music   Bath and London.
                                                                                                                              Centre and Kokoro

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       FREE @ CORSHAM FESTIVAL
       GYIDANCE COMPANY –                      HORSES BRAWL                                 STREET THEATRE SATURDAY
       SQUARE ROOT

       Sunday 18 June
       South Avenue, Corsham
       3pm
       Free

       Square Root is a site specific work
       created by Gyidance, a dance com-
       pany comprising young performers                                                                                                   NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS VERY WELCOME -
       from Corsham and the surrounding                                                                                                             NHS AND PRIVATE
       area. Taking its inspiration and form                                                Saturday 24 June
       from the natural setting of South                                                    High Street, Corsham                       Feel free to call in or telephone us on 01249 712369
       Avenue, Square Root celebrates the                                                   10am onwards                                             11 High Street Corsham
       beauty of Corsham and promises          Friday 23 June                               Free
       to offer an intriguing new              The Royal Oak, High Street,
       perspective of the avenue.              Corsham                                      Corsham Festival will bring the
                                               9pm                                          High Street to life on the final
                                               Free                                         Saturday with a morning of street
                                                                                            theatre featuring professional and
                                               A contemporary instrumental                  local theatre companies. In the
                                               trio with roots in medieval and              Return of Mr Pickwick, Pickwick
                                               traditional folk music, Horses Brawl         Theatre Company will celebrate
                                               creates an intense and original              Dickens and Corsham in a prome-
                                               sound. Drawing influence from                nade performance. Young actors
                                               early music and European folk                from ActNoW, North Wiltshire’s
                                               styles, Horses Brawl explore uncon-
                                               ventional techniques on modern
                                                                                            youth theatre, will perform a newly
                                                                                            devised show, Chinese Dragon (this
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                                               and ancient instruments including
                                               the Crumhorn.
                                                                                            will also be performed in the High
                                                                                            Street on Saturday 17 June at 10am).                                            1/2 Page
                                                                                            For more information about Street
                                               ‘An early music group to keep an eye on…..   Theatre Saturday, visit www.cor-
                                               it's great stuff,’                           shamfesival.org.uk or ring the box
                                               Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3                    office on 01249 701628.




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