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January -
April 2011

01729 893180
In 2005 the much loved Richard Whiteley, former
pupil and governor, left a generous bequest to                                            Date                Event                      Time     Venue
Giggleswick School. His gift together with the
support of other organisations, parents, alumni
and friends of the school, has enabled the
                                                                                          Sunday 16 Jan       Megamind (PG)             4.00pm    Richard Whiteley
creation of our wonderful new arts venue: The                                                                 (Community Cinemas)                 Theatre
Richard Whiteley Theatre.
                                                                      Helen Lindley
The building itself made its debut in 1870 as The
                                                                                          Saturday 22 Jan     Vox Ceolestis             7.30pm    Giggleswick
Covered Playground and a century later, with a
                                                                                                                                                  School Chapel
quick costume change became The Sports Hall. Last year the space was
revived as a dynamic and inspiring venue for the arts. The RWTheatre                      31 Jan – 27 Feb     Everyday Life in a                  Foyer Gallery,
will continue to evolve with the people and the times that nurture and                                        War Zone: An Exhibition             Richard Whiteley
support it.
                                                                                                              of photographs from                 Theatre
And so... it is with huge excitement that we welcome you to our                                               Afghanistan
second season of theatre, music, dance, cinema, art and workshops.
We aim to offer top quality entertainment and opportunities, whilst
being committed to making events happen in the heart of your
                                                                                          Wednesday 2 Feb     Exhibition Viewing and    7.30pm    Foyer Gallery,
community, right here in the Yorkshire Dales.
                                                                                                              Discussion evening                  Richard Whiteley
Please keep checking our website www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt for the
latest news on events. I look forward to welcoming you to our action
packed spring programme and the new theatre.
                                                                                          Monday 14 Feb       Valentine’s Film:          8.00pm   Richard Whiteley
                                       Helen Lindley, Artistic Director
                                                                                                              Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG)         Theatre

Contacting Us                                                                             Thursday 17 Feb     Others by Paper Birds     7.30pm    Richard Whiteley
The Richard Whiteley Theatre team is:
Helen Lindley: Artistic Director
Mike Offland: Theatre Manager
Katie Boult: Administrator                                                                Sunday 27 Feb       Meet the Parents:         4.00pm    Richard Whiteley
                                                                                                              Little Fockers                      Theatre
Helen, Mike & Katie are all contactable on 01729 893180, or e-mail
rwt@giggleswick.org.uk. Please do get in touch and give us your
                                                                                                              (Community Cinemas)
feedback or ask questions; we value your input. We regularly tweet at
www.twitter.com/rwtheatre and are also on Facebook, search for The                        Wednesday 9 March   Keepers by                7.30 pm   Richard Whiteley
Richard Whiteley Theatre. Why not join our mailing list?                                                      The Plasticine Men                  Theatre

Online: www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt Phone: 01729 893180
To Book Tickets
                                                                                          Saturday 19 March   Settle Orchestra           2.00pm   Richard Whiteley
Box Office lines open: Monday-Friday 9 -5, Saturday 9 -1
                                                                                                              Family Concerts          & 7.30pm   Theatre

Payment is by credit or debit card and we accept all major credit and debit cards         Sunday 27 March     The King’s Speech (15)    4.00pm    Richard Whiteley
including America Express. We charge a small booking fee of 3.5% on all transactions                          (Community Cinemas)                 Theatre
to cover our bank and postage charges. All tickets sold are non refundable, except in
the case of a performance cancellation. If you find you no longer require your tickets
please let us know and in the event a performance is sold out we will do our best to      Sunday 10 April     Bach’s St John Passion    7.30pm    Giggleswick
resell your tickets. Whilst we try to be as accurate as possible with information, some
changes may occur. The latest information is available on our website.                                        Langcliffe Singers                  School Chapel

               : Theatre
    Others by The Paper Birds
       Based on a six-month
       exchange of letters and
                                        possible to better
                                        understand ‘Other’ women
                                                                        Keepers by The Plasticine Men
       emails with an Iranian artist,   or indeed ourselves. 'Others'      Enjoy a cracking true story     it would go down in
       a prisoner and a celebrity,      has been created working           beautifully told, with two      maritime legend, changing
       The Paper Birds offer a          alongside Wendy Houstoun,          incredible performers and a     the way lighthouses were
       visual and political             funded by the Arts Council         musician.                       run forever.
       exploration of women as          England and supported by
       ‘Other’ and ‘Other’ women.       The Junction, Cambridge;                          ‘Keepers’ is     Don’t miss this chance to
       ‘Others’ deconstructs the        The Theatre Royal Bath,                           based on a       see the show that everyone
       stories and voices of            Ustinov Studio Theatre;                           true story set   was talking about in
       women from east and west,        Camden People's Theatre;                          in 1801          Edinburgh 2010. Winners
       from different sides of the      Sheffield Theatres and The                        aboard The       of the ThreeWeeks Editor's
       television screen and            Showroom Theatre,                                 Smalls: a tiny   Award and nominees for the
       different sides of the law.      Chichester.                                       wooden           Stage Acting and Total
       Through live music,                                                                lighthouse       Theatre Awards, The
       movement, verbatim text          www.thepaperbirds.com              lying twenty miles off the      Plasticine Men are an
       and audience input, The                                             Welsh coast. Using original     exciting new company who
                                        “The Paper Birds proves
       Paper Birds attempt to                                              live music and little more      will transport you out to sea
                                        itself an accomplished
       represent three absent                                              than a ladder and two           through their innovative
                                        company, capable of
       women and question if it is                                         chairs, The Plasticine Men      combination of movement,
                                        devising highly inventive and
                                                                           conjure up the confines of      storytelling and live sound.
                                        relevant work”. The Stage
                                                                           the infamous Lighthouse,
                                                                           the stormy companionship        www.theplasticinemen.co.uk
                                                                           of its two keepers, both        'Wonderfully written, perfectly
                                                                           called Thomas, and a fateful    executed and utterly
                                                                           event that occurs during a      enchanting' ThreeWeeks
                                                                           terrific storm. One man
                                        Tickets £10, U19s £8               endures an ordeal so            'Something special'
                                        Group discounts available          diabolical that                 The Observer
                                                                                                           Tickets £10, U19s £8
                                         Thurs 17 Feb 2011                   Wed 9 March 2011              Group discounts available
                                         @ 7.30pm                            @ 7.30pm

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               : Music                                                               Settle Orchestra Family Concerts
                                                                                     ‘Dinosaurs and Other Incredible
    Vox Coelestis in Giggleswick                                                        The 2pm Programme                Both concerts take place in
    School Chapel                                                                       includes music from:             the Richard Whiteley
                                                                                        Jurassic Park, Carnival of the   Theatre on Saturday 19
       Vox Coelestis, conducted       stood overlooking the                             Animals, The Three Pigs,         March 2011 at 2pm and
       by ex-Kings Singer, Nigel      south-western edge of the                         The Jungle Book, Flight of       7.30pm.
       Short, is a chamber choir      Dales for over 100 years.                         the Bumble Bee, Wallace
       with members drawn from        The windows in the nave                           and Gromit and other             Tickets from Alley Books,
       the top UK cathedral and       depict historic figures, each                      popular pieces.                  Skipton Camera Centre,
       chamber choirs, including      chosen to inspire the                             Tickets: FREE                    Clitheroe Music, Cave and
       the Monteverdi Chorus,         school’s pupils. Leaders,                                                          Crag Settle, Low Bentham
       Joyful Company of Singers,     Theologians, Thinkers,                            The 7.30pm Programme             Post Office, available from
       Croydon Singers and the        Poets, Explorers and                              will feature: full versions of   1 March. (All children must be
       Academy of St Martin in the    Educators look down on the                        some of the works performed      accompanied by an adult.)
       Fields Chorus. They will be    congregation, captioned by                        in the afternoon concert.        Settle Orchestral Society reserves the right to
                                                                                        Tickets: £9 (£7.50 conc)         alter the published programme.
       performing works by            the biblical inscription: “Let                                                     This is a fundraising event for Settle Orchestra
       Vaughan Williams, Parry,       us now praise famous men.”                        www.settleorchestra.org.uk       Reg. Charity No.1025554.

       Rachmaninov, Palestrina        These surroundings have
       and Mendelssohn. Visit         inspired generations of
       www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt     young people and now also
                                                                                     Langcliffe Singers
       to hear them.                  inspire a spectacular                          J S Bach – St John Passion
                                      evening of choral music.
       Giggleswick Chapel, with its                                                     In the magnificent               join with the choir in singing
       famous copper dome, has        www.voxcoelestis.co.uk                            surroundings of Giggleswick      these, just as Bach’s
                                                                                        School Chapel the Langcliffe     audience would have done.
                                      Tickets: £15, U19’s £5.00                         Singers will perform Bach’s
                                      Seats in the Chapel are                           St John Passion under their      Tickets: £10
                                      unreserved.                                       musical director Nigel           The concert takes place
                                      This is a fundraising event for the Richard       Waugh, with organist Hugh        in Giggleswick School
                                      Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick School
                                      Reg. Charity No. 1109826.
                                                                                        Davies and professional          Chapel on Sunday 10
                                                                                        soloists. The work includes      April 2011 @ 7.30pm.
                                                                                        eleven chorales which were
                                                                                        popular 16th and 17th            For further details or tickets
                                         Sat 22 Jan 2011                                Century hymn tunes and we        contact knipe.rim@talktalk.net
                                         @ 7.30pm                                       will invite the audience to      or telephone 07732 352771.

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                    : Film                                                    Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG) (1961)
                                                                                 Celebrate Valentine's Day   Struggling writer Paul Varjak
                                                                                 with champagne or           moves into a New York
    This season The Richard Whiteley Theatre continues its                       chocolates watching this    apartment building and
    successful run of Sunday family films in conjunction with                    classic romance!            becomes intrigued by his
    Community Cinemas, now aiming at a wider audience. All films                                             pretty, quirky neighbour
    start at 4.00pm, with a short interval and refreshments are available.                                   Holly Golightly. Holly's
                                                                                                             lifestyle confuses and
    Megamind (PG) (2010)                                                                                     fascinates Paul; in public
                                                                                                             she flits through parties with
            Megamind grows up in the        the seeds of a lifelong rivalry                                  a sexy, sophisticated air, but
            Metro Prison For The            with dashing hunk Metro                                          when they're alone she
            Criminally Gifted, sowing       Man, who gets all of the                                         changes into a sweetly
                                            applause and the girls                                           vulnerable bundle of
                                            including TV journalist                                          neuroses. Sentimental,
                                            Roxanne Ritchi.                                                  lighthearted and dreamy,
                                            Miraculously, one of                                             this Audrey Hepburn
                                            Megamind's elaborate plans                                       romance is still a charming
                                            comes to fruition and Metro                                      classic for true genre fans.
                                            Man is destroyed, allowing                                       Starring Audrey Hepburn
                                            the villain and his henchman                                     and George Peppard
                                            Minion to take charge of
                                            Metro City. However, they
                                            soon discover that life is dull
                                            without an adversary.
                                            Starring Will Ferrell and
                                            Brad Pitt.                                                       Tickets £5.50 (adults) to
                                                                                                             include a glass of pink
                                            Tickets: £4.50 in advance                                        champagne or non-
                                            from the Box Office or on                                        alcoholic alternative,
                                            the door.                                                        £3.50 (students) to
                                                                                                             include chocolates.
                                                                                                             Available in advance
                                                                                                             from the Box Office or on
                                                                                                             the door.
                                              Sun 16 Jan 2011                     Mon 14 Feb 2011
                                              @ 4.00pm                            @ 8.00pm

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    Meet the Parents: Little Fockers                                   The King’s Speech (15) (2010)
                               (2010)                                     Starring Colin Firth, Helena    George ('Bertie') reluctantly
                                                                          Bonham Carter and Derek         assumes the throne.
       This is the third in the Meet   Pam (Teri Polo) and                Jacobi.                         Plagued by a dreaded
       the Parents series, starring    countless hurdles for Greg                                         stutter and considered unfit
       Jessica Alba and Robert de      to finally get "in" with his       The story of the man who        to be king, Bertie engages
       Niro. It has taken 10 years,    tightly wound father-in-law,       became King George VI, the      the help of an unorthodox
       two little Fockers with wife    Jack. After the cash-              father of Queen Elizabeth II.   speech therapist named
                                       strapped dad takes a job           After his brother abdicates,    Lionel Logue. Through a set
                                       moonlighting for a drug                                            of unexpected techniques,
                                       company, Jack's suspicions                                         and as a result of an unlikely
                                       about his favourite male                                           friendship, Bertie is able to
                                       nurse come roaring back.                                           find his voice and boldly
                                       When Greg and Pam's                                                lead the country through
                                       entire clan, including Pam's                                       war.
                                       lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen
                                       Wilson) descends for the                                           Tickets: £4.50 in advance
                                       twins' birthday party, Greg                                        from the Box Office or on
                                       must prove to the sceptical                                        the door.
                                       Jack that he is fully capable                                      All these films are fundraising events for the
                                       as the man of the house.                                           Richard Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick
                                                                                                          School, Reg. Charity No. 1190826.
                                       But with all the
                                       misunderstandings, spying
                                       and covert missions, will
                                       Greg pass Jack's final test
                                       and become the family's
                                       next patriarch...or will the
                                       circle of trust be broken for
                                       Tickets: £4.50 in advance
                                       from the Box Office or on
                                       the door.

                                         Sun 27 Feb 2011                   Sun 27 March 2011
                                         @ 4.00pm                          @ 4.00pm

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                : Exhibitions                                                                      : Dance
     Everyday Life in a War Zone
     Photographs by Farahnaz Karimy
        From 2004-07, Afghan              Home Office decision. In
        European Pressphoto               October 2009 Farahnaz and
        Agency photojournalist            her nine year old son Ali
        Farahnaz Karimy                   were taken into detention
        documented everyday life in       and deported to Hungary.
        Herat, Afghanistan. Her                                                        DM Academy Dance
        images of school, work, play      Discussion Evening and
                                          Viewing                                         D M Academy in partnership    threat” of dance, drama and
        and family celebrations are                                                       with Giggleswick School has   song. Great for confidence
        interspersed with distressing     Wednesday 2 February
                                          at 7.30pm                                       opened a satellite academy    building and developing
        scenes showing the results                                                        in the Richard Whiteley       personality whilst having fun
                   of conflict and        A chance to hear more                           Theatre with a range of       and exploring new skills.
                   violence. The          about this remarkable                           classes for children and
                   camera provided        photographer, her life and                      adults running from 4 – 8     For adults on Tuesdays at
                   Farahnaz with a        extraordinary bravery in                        pm on Tuesdays.               7.00 pm:
                   powerful voice to      exceptional circumstances.                                                    ZUMBA “Ditch the Workout
                   express the                                                            For children on Tuesdays      – Join the Party!”
                   reality of living in   Tickets £1.50 in advance                        from 4.00pm
                   a war zone.            from the Box Office or on                       Zumbatonics (ages 4 – 7)      www.dmacademy.co.uk
                                          the door.                                       DMA Kids Performing Arts
                    Farahnaz was          This is a fundraising event for Afghan Aid
                                                                                          (age 7+)                      01274 585317 or email:
                                          (Charity No 1045348) and BIASAN Bradford
                    forced to flee the    Immigrant and Asylum Seekers Advice and         Children study the “triple    info@dmacademy.co.uk
                    country in 2007       Support Network.

                    with only the
                    youngest of her                                                    ‘Into the Spotlight’
                    four children.
                                                                                          The young performers of       Yorkshire debut
        After a year’s arduous
                                                                                          DM Academy take to the        performance with a
        journey she arrived in Britain
                                             Mon 31 Jan -                                 stage in their North          celebration of dance, music
        in July 2008 and asked for
                                             Sun 27 Feb 2011                                                            and song. Tickets free from
        asylum. She was sent to
                                             Open Saturdays &                                                           the DM Academy.
        Bradford and then
                                             Sundays 1-5pm and                              Tues 25 Jan 2011            Refreshments available.
        Wakefield, awaiting the
                                             by appointment                                 @ 7.00pm
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                : More from the
                                                                         The Richard Whiteley             projection technology and
                                                                         Theatre is available for         complemented by a variety
         The Black Sheep connection      the Richard Whiteley            community groups and             of spaces within the
         with Giggleswick goes back      Theatre.                        other organisations to hire at   building, the RWTheatre is
         a long way, with members of                                     very competitive rates.          an ideal venue for
                     the Theakston       We stock a number of beers                                       Exhibitions, Concerts,
                                         (including Black Sheep of       Fully equipped with the          Performances and
                     family being old                                    latest lighting, sound and
                     boys of the         course), wines and soft                                          Conferences. In conjunction
                     School. Black       drinks. At our family film                                       with Giggleswick School, the
                     Sheep have          screenings we sell a wide                                        theatre is also available
                     generously          variety of sweets and drinks                                     during the school holidays
                     sponsored the       and coffee and tea is always                                     for Residential Lettings.
                     building of the     available. Plans are afoot to
                                         stock ice cream in time for                                      To enquire about hiring or for
                     new baa within                                                                       a tour of facilities please
                                         the summer!
                                                                                                          contact us on 01729 893180
                                                                                                          or email:

     (Performing Arts)
         25 July - 5 August 2011         information please contact
         Our Summer School offers        Tel: 01729 893000 or            We are enormously grateful           Developing a Free
         excellent facilities and        summerfun@giggleswick.org.uk.   for the support of the               Website
         experienced staff in order to                                   Yorkshire Dales Leader           Ticketing Services:
         provide boys and girls                                          organisation for their               Ticket Printing (any
         between 3 and 15 a wide                                         support in the development           quantity with your own
         range of courses in an action                                   of the Richard Whiteley              design)
         packed voyage of activity                                       Theatre. Their support               Full ticketing service –
         and discovery – learning by                                     allows us to offer additional        through our online
         doing. Our motto is YES WE                                      opportunities to the wider           ticketing system or by
         CAN!                                                            community, including:                phone.
         Courses include creative and                                         Designing Posters and
                                                                              other Publicity             Please contact us to register
         performing arts, as well as a
                                                                              First Aid                   your interest in any of these
         wide range of other options.
                                                                              Technical Theatre           opportunities.
         For a brochure or more

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     The RWTheatre cannot             Typically we only need your
     operate without a huge team      time for a few hours each
     of volunteers and we are         month, but naturally there
     enormously grateful to those     are busier and quieter times.
     who already support us so        We always try to ensure that
     well. If you are interested in   you get to see the great
     being involved with front of     events we have on, although
     house or administration,         it is not always possible.
     working on the technical
     side or simply delivering        If you would like to volunteer
     flyers and leaflets we would     your services please do get
     appreciate your help.            in touch!

     The Richard Whiteley             service to Leeds, Carlisle
     Theatre is situated within the   and Morecombe; however
     grounds of Giggleswick           these services do not run
     School in the village of         late at night. There is plenty
     Giggleswick, just outside        of good local
     the market town of Settle.       accommodation available.
     The RWTheatre is clearly         During the day there is also
     signposted from the A65          a frequent bus service from

                                                                       We are here!
     with Yellow AA signs and for     Skipton.
     Sat Nav users our post
     code is BD24 0DE. The
     theatre is located in the far
     right hand corner of the
     main school car park. More
     comprehensive directions

     can be found on our
     Giggleswick and Settle
     stations have a regular train

Giggleswick School
North Yorkshire
BD24 0DE
Company Limited by
Guarantee No. 5447105
The Richard Whiteley Theatre
is part of Giggleswick School,
Reg. Charity No. 1109826.

                                 01729 893180

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