This Season's Events

Gentlemen of Few + Support Friday 9th June 2017 7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7pm) NEW SHOW ANNOUNCED

Tickets on sale 14 April

General Admission: £8/£10 Door Under 16 £5/£7 Door

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult

SSShhh! its a secret but BBC Music Day is here and we really excited that BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists and Kent boys, Gentlemen of Few, will be here to play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skillful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics performing their music with a raw passion and intense energy hardly to be believed, giving them an almighty sound that they've coined as "Nugrass".

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Revelation

Create Platform Presents: The Ashford Tales Saturday 15th July 2017 2:30pm to 3:30pm (Doors 2.15pm) Saturday 15, Sunday 16 July , Saturday 22, Sunday 23 July General Admission: £5, Concessions: £3 (unwaged, students, under 18 and over 65), Family ticket: £12 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Meeting Point : 2.30pm PROMPT at The Ashford Museum, Churchyard, Ashford Town Centre TN23 1QG

Who knows what dark tales, heroic deeds & sheer idiocy will be uncovered by some famous (& infamous) Ashford residents, on this theatre trail through the streets of the town centre!

This site-specific theatre show produced by award winning theatre organisation The Company, has been commissioned by the Create Music Festival.

Limited Availability. Booking essential. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.

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Create

The Tina Turner Experience Show Saturday 16th September 2017 7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7pm) EARLY BIRD BOOKING UNTIL 31 JULY JUST £13 !

The best West End show that's not in the West End, completely live!

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like 'Private Dancer', 'Nutbush City Limits', 'Proud Mary', 'River Deep Mountain High' and 'Let's Stay Together' to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out.

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Emperor Promotions Limited

This is the Kit Wednesday 20th September 2017 7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7.00pm) NEW SHOW ANNOUNCED

TICKETS ON SALE 10AM 14 APRIL

Tickets: General Admission £17/£21 (Door) Under 16's £13/£17 (Door)

This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, who sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion; while a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends deliver guitar strums, violin, banjo plucks, hushed horns and electronic textures that sit beneath Stables’ easy, earnest lilt.

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Revelation

Gerald Dickens presents The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Friday 29th September 2017 7:45pm to 7:45pm (Doors 7.00pm) General Admission: £10/£12 (door) Under 16s: £6/£8 (door) Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult

SPECIAL OFFER- COME IN VICTORIAN DRESS AND RECEIVE A FREE GLASS OF WINE OR SOFT DRINK

Inspired by the RSC’s 8-hour production of Nicholas Nickleby, Gerald’s version packs the plot into just 90 minutes. Travelling with Nicholas across the country we meet some of Charles Dickens’ greatest characters: Wackford Squeers, Smike, Vincent Crummles, Newman Noggs, Sir Mulberry Hawk and many others. Nicholas Nickleby shows Charles Dickens off to his theatrical best.

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Revelation

TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Thursday 5th October 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm (Doors 30 mins before Event) The 25th Tenterden Folk Festival

Thursday 5- Sunday 8 October

Over four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions in and around TENTERDEN.

Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family folk festival. It features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants and green verges.

www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

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Tenterden Folk Festival

TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL PRESENTS: STEVE TILSTON Plus Nick Dow and Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham Thursday 5th October 2017 7:30pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7pm) TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

STEVE TILSTON Plus Nick Dow and Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

Date and time: Thursday 5 October 7.30 -10.30pm

Tickets: EARLY BIRD All tickets are £10 (Before 31 May) £12 (after 1 June)

Widely recognised as one of the contemporary folk scene’s most celebrated songsmiths, his words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. BBC Radio Two’s Bob Harris summed it up “The more you listen, the more there is to discover.

Supporting Steve Tilston at the Thursday evening concert in the Town Hall will be festival favourites Nick Dow plus Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham

http://www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

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TFF

Michael Portillo – ‘Life: A Game of Two Halves’ Friday 20th October 2017 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Doors 7.15pm) It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM.

A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with a light almost “stand up” touch, and then feel free to question him about it.

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Revelation

MADDY PRIOR IN CONCERT with Hannah James and Giles Lewin Tuesday 24th October 2017 7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7.00pm) A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Her latest album '3 For Joy' is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.
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Lau + Support Kris Drever Saturday 2nd December 2017 7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7.00pm) TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Admission: £18/£22 (door) £14/£18 Under16's ( must be accompanied by an adult)

The most celebrated modern folk band in the UK, Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well, it's little wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom.

SUPPORT ANNOUNCED

Kris Drever

One of the front-line new young heroes of Brit-folk from the Scottish isle of Orkney, Kris Drever of LAU will also be opening the tour with his solo material.

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Revelation