Events

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Primary Academy School 2019/2020

Start date: 9th September 2019

End date: 14th July 2020

Time: Various - See Advert

Location: Summerside Primary Academy, Crossway, London.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Primary Academy School 2019/2020

SIGNATURE Level 1

This basic course is for anyone interested in communication with Deaf people. It is particularly useful for anyone with Deaf friends, relatives, neighbors or colleagues. You will begin to recognise and use a range of signs which will be enough for you to engage in simple conversations and inspire you to learn more! We have courses for level 1 starting on Tuesday 10th September – 14th July 2020

COURSE TIMES: Tuesday 4.45pm – 6.45pm

COURSE FEE: £500.00 (400.00 conc.) this price includes exams. Please pay in full to secure your place. If you entitled to pay concession prices please photocopy and send proof of evidence.

SIGNATURE LEVEL 2

This intermediate course is aimed at people who have completed level 1 and want to extend their communication with Deaf people.

The course will enable learners to develop skills and abilities to achieve a level of competence for progression and further learning. Applicants for this course will have to attend an interview to assess their suitability. Interviews will be held on 2nd and 3th September 2019. The course starts on Monday 9th September – 13th July 2020.

Cheques to be paid after interviews.

COURSE TIMES: Monday 4.00pm – 6.30pm

COURSE FEE: £800.00 (£600.00 conc.) this price includes exams.

Summerside Primary Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

South Pacific – Captioned

Date: 30th July 2020

Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

South Pacific – Captioned

Date: Thu 30 July
Time: 2.30 & 7.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/south-pacific

1943. On an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, US troops are kicking their heels amid the cacao groves while restlessly waiting for the war to reach them.

Nellie Forbush, a navy nurse from Arkansas, finds herself falling for the French plantation owner, Emile de Becque – a man with a mysterious past. The scheming sailor Luther Billis runs a makeshift laundry to earn a quick buck, but he’s no match for the quick-witted Polynesian Bloody Mary who’s intent on exploiting these foreigners.

When young Princeton graduate Lieutenant Joe Cable is flown in on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, love and fear become entwined as the island’s battle for hearts and minds begins.

This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadway’s longest running hit shows. It boasts one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted EveningI’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.

This new production is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans whose previous Chichester productions include This Is My FamilyQuiz and Fiddler on the Roof. Making their Chichester debuts are Gina Beck (MatildaShow BoatThe Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll AlongBBC PromsDownton Abbey) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les MisérablesThe Light in the Piazza) as Cable.

The Unfriend – Captioned

Date: 15th August 2020

Time: 2.45pm

Location: Minerva Theatre

The Unfriend – Captioned

Date: Sat 15 Aug
Time: 2.45pm
Venue: Minerva Theatre
Price: From £28, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-unfriend

After twenty years of marriage, Peter and Debbie are enjoying a cruise as a break from their annoying teenagers. Peter can’t resist exchanging views on Donald Trump with an American fellow passenger. There’s something slightly unsettling about the eagerly friendly Elsa Jean Krakowski – but there’s no point in rocking the boat when you’re about to get off it.

Back home, an email arrives from Elsa, followed by Elsa herself. And when Debbie googles their house guest and turns up some hair-raising evidence, their good nature is challenged as never before. What kind of danger have they allowed to take up residence in their spare room? And can they bring themselves to say anything about it? Sometimes, the truth is just too impolite.

The Unfriend takes a hugely entertaining and satirical look at middle-class England’s disastrous instinct always to appear nice. Manners can be murder.

Steven Moffat is an award-winning writer, whose hit television series include Doctor Who, Sherlock and Dracula – the latter two co-written with the actor and writer Mark Gatiss, who makes his directorial debut.

Gatiss is also a member of the sketch comedy team The League of Gentlemen
alongside Reece Shearsmith, who plays Peter. Last seen at Chichester in The Dresser, Reece’s recent work also includes Hangmen (Royal Court) and TV’s Inside No 9.

Amanda Abbington, whose credits include TV’s Sherlock and Mr Selfridge, and The Son in the West End, makes her Chichester debut as Debbie. Frances Barber, last seen here in Uncle Vanya (1996) returns as Elsa; her extensive screen work includes Silk and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

The Long Song – Captioned

Date: 21st August 2020

Time: 7.45pm

Location: Minerva Theatre

The Long Song – Captioned

Date: Mon 21 Aug
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Minerva Theatre
Price: From £28, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-long-song

‘You do not know me yet but I am the heroine of this drama. I am told that here I must give a taste of what is to unfold. I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent days of slavery and the early years of freedom.

‘I was born a slave upon a sugar plantation named Amity. I was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831, and when slavery was declared no more. It tells of my mama Kitty, of the negroes enslaved, of Caroline Mortimer the woman who owned me. I am to say that it is a true and thrilling journey through that unsettled time.

‘Cha, I say, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just see it for themselves.’

The Long Song is adapted from Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel by Suhayla El-Bushra, formerly writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio and whose work includes The Suicide (NT), Arabian Nights (Lyceum, Edinburgh), and Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge.

Director Charlotte Gwinner was Associate Director at the Bush Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres 2014-16, where her productions included Waiting for Godot, the Sarah Kane season and The Distance.

Cherrelle Skeete plays July; her theatre credits include Fun Home (Young Vic), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End) and Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), while screen work includes the forthcoming Hanna series 2.

South Pacific – BSL Interpreted

Date: 27th August 2020

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

South Pacific – BSL Interpreted

Date: Thu 27 Aug
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/south-pacific

1943. On an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, US troops are kicking their heels amid the cacao groves while restlessly waiting for the war to reach them.

Nellie Forbush, a navy nurse from Arkansas, finds herself falling for the French plantation owner, Emile de Becque – a man with a mysterious past. The scheming sailor Luther Billis runs a makeshift laundry to earn a quick buck, but he’s no match for the quick-witted Polynesian Bloody Mary who’s intent on exploiting these foreigners.

When young Princeton graduate Lieutenant Joe Cable is flown in on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, love and fear become entwined as the island’s battle for hearts and minds begins.

This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadway’s longest running hit shows. It boasts one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted EveningI’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.

This new production is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans whose previous Chichester productions include This Is My FamilyQuiz and Fiddler on the Roof.

Making their Chichester debuts are Gina Beck (MatildaShow BoatThe Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll AlongBBC PromsDownton Abbey) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les MisérablesThe Light in the Piazza) as Cable.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Primary Academy School 2019/2020

Start date: 9th September 2019

End date: 14th July 2020

Time: Various - See Advert

Location: Summerside Primary Academy, Crossway, London.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Primary Academy School 2019/2020

SIGNATURE Level 1

This basic course is for anyone interested in communication with Deaf people. It is particularly useful for anyone with Deaf friends, relatives, neighbors or colleagues. You will begin to recognise and use a range of signs which will be enough for you to engage in simple conversations and inspire you to learn more! We have courses for level 1 starting on Tuesday 10th September – 14th July 2020

COURSE TIMES: Tuesday 4.45pm – 6.45pm

COURSE FEE: £500.00 (400.00 conc.) this price includes exams. Please pay in full to secure your place. If you entitled to pay concession prices please photocopy and send proof of evidence.

SIGNATURE LEVEL 2

This intermediate course is aimed at people who have completed level 1 and want to extend their communication with Deaf people.

The course will enable learners to develop skills and abilities to achieve a level of competence for progression and further learning. Applicants for this course will have to attend an interview to assess their suitability. Interviews will be held on 2nd and 3th September 2019. The course starts on Monday 9th September – 13th July 2020.

Cheques to be paid after interviews.

COURSE TIMES: Monday 4.00pm – 6.30pm

COURSE FEE: £800.00 (£600.00 conc.) this price includes exams.

Summerside Primary Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

Start date: 18th September 2020

End date: 20th September 2020

Time: Various - see advert

Location: The Workstation, Sheffield S1 2BX

Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

Date: 18 – 20 September 2020
Where: The Workstation, Sheffield S1 2BX
Price: TBA
More info/booking:
https://cinemaforall.org.uk/conference-and-awards/

Join Cinema For All in Sheffield on 18-20 September 2020 for the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs for a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema! The Community Cinema Conference is packed with masterclasses and workshops, panel discussions, exciting film previews and much more. The conference will take place at The Workstation in Sheffield, with film screenings at Showroom Cinema and The Void Cinema in Sheffield Hallam University.

“We had such a great weekend at the Cinema For All conference, with inspiring discussion, passionate debate, and supremely enthusiastic post-Film Society of the Year Awards dancing. Now feeling very inspired about programming and planning our first season of films at Broomhall!” – Broomhall Community Cinema

All sessions throughout the weekend are BSL interpreted.

Assassins – BSL Interpreted

Date: 13th October 2020

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

Assassins – BSL Interpreted

Date: Tue 13 October
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/assassins

A surreal fairground attraction, where a motley crew of visitors gather to try their luck at winning prizes. They have one thing in common: the American dream has twisted their lives into an American nightmare. Each of them will take aim at the highest seat of power in the land.

Some succeed, some fail. But there’s a prize for them all: a place in the history books.

John Wilkes Booth. Lee Harvey Oswald. Leon Czolgosz. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. John Hinckley. Charles Guiteau. Sara Jane Moore. Giuseppe Zangara. Samuel Byck. Men and women whose fervour took them to the very edge.

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony Award-winning musical takes us on a daring, darkly comic, time-bending journey through American history.

This new production marks Sondheim’s 90th birthday year. A giant of contemporary musical theatre, celebrated for the inventive sophistication of his melodies and lyrics, his landmark works also include CompanyFollies and Sweeney Todd, produced at Chichester in 2011.

John Weidman’s Tony-Award winning works include Contact as well two further collaborations with Sondheim, Road Show and Pacific Overtures.

Director Polly Findlay makes her Chichester debut. Her recent productions include A Number (Bridge Theatre), Rutherford and SonBeginning (NT and West End) and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar Warehouse).

The Taxidermist’s Daughter – Captioned

Date: 15th October 2020

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

The Taxidermist’s Daughter – Captioned

Date: Thu 15 October
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-taxidermists-daughter

1912. In the isolated Blackthorn House on Sussex’s Fishbourne Marshes, Connie Gifford lives with her father. His Museum of Avian Taxidermy was once legendary, but since its closure Gifford has become a broken man, taking refuge in the bottle.

Robbed of her childhood memories by a mysterious accident, Connie is haunted by fitful glimpses of her past. A strange woman has been seen in the graveyard; and a few miles away, at Chichester’s Graylingwell Asylum, two female patients have, inexplicably, disappeared.

As a major storm hits the Sussex landscape, old wounds are about to be opened as one woman, intent on revenge, attempts to liberate another from the horrifying crimes of the past.

The Taxidermist’s Daughter is a thrilling Gothic mystery set in and around historic Chichester. This world premiere is written by Cicestrian Kate Mosse, based on her best-selling novel.

Kate Mosse’s novels include The Languedoc Trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel) and her new historical series, The Burning Chambers. She is Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Professor in Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.

Award-winning director Jonathan Munby returns to Chichester where his work includes King Lear with Ian McKellen (2017, also West End) and First Light (2016). His credits elsewhere include Frozen (West End) and Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC).

Assassins – Captioned

Date: 18th October 2020

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

Assassins – Captioned

Date: Sun 18 October
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/assassins

A surreal fairground attraction, where a motley crew of visitors gather to try their luck at winning prizes. They have one thing in common: the American dream has twisted their lives into an American nightmare. Each of them will take aim at the highest seat of power in the land.

Some succeed, some fail. But there’s a prize for them all: a place in the history books.

John Wilkes Booth. Lee Harvey Oswald. Leon Czolgosz. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. John Hinckley. Charles Guiteau. Sara Jane Moore. Giuseppe Zangara. Samuel Byck. Men and women whose fervour took them to the very edge.

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony Award-winning musical takes us on a daring, darkly comic, time-bending journey through American history.

This new production marks Sondheim’s 90th birthday year. A giant of contemporary musical theatre, celebrated for the inventive sophistication of his melodies and lyrics, his landmark works also include CompanyFollies and Sweeney Todd, produced at Chichester in 2011.

John Weidman’s Tony-Award winning works include Contact as well two further collaborations with Sondheim, Road Show and Pacific Overtures.

Director Polly Findlay makes her Chichester debut. Her recent productions include A Number (Bridge Theatre), Rutherford and SonBeginning (NT and West End) and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar Warehouse).

The Narcissist – Captioned

Date: 21st October 2020

Time: 7.45pm

Location: Minerva Theatre

The Narcissist – Captioned

Date: Wed 21 Oct
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Minerva Theatre
Price: From £28, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-narcissist

Everyone needs Jim.

His mother. His best friend. His brother. His new lover. A hopeful future President.

But can Jim really help anyone, when he isn’t sure who he is any more, or what he actually believes? An expert in electoral strategy, he’s forged a successful career by advising politicians how to communicate with voters. But following a seismic shift in the political landscape, he’s disillusioned. And his marriage is in crisis. As he juggles the demands on his life through his smartphone, will the lure of success and fame prove irresistible?

The Narcissist is a gripping, inventive and witty take on personal and political communication in the internet age.

Christopher Shinn is a celebrated American playwright whose work has been produced to huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. His first play, Four, premiered at the Royal Court in 1998 and, in 2008, his play Dying City was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Ola Ince directs. Winner of the 2016 Genesis Future Director Award, and currently Artistic Associate at the Royal Court, her credits include Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse) and The Convert (Young Vic).

Please note the play contains strong language; recommended for ages 14+.

Aladdin: Doncaster’s Magical Pantomime

Start date: 27th November 2020

End date: 31st December 2020

Time: Various - see advert

Location: Cast, Doncaster

Aladdin: Doncaster’s Magical Pantomime

Date: Friday 27 November – Thursday 31 December
Time: Various – please visit Cast’s website for full schedule and details
Venue: Cast, Doncaster
Price: £19-£22
More info/booking: All performances are BSL interpreted. Sat 5 Dec at 2pm is Captioned & Audio Described, and Thu 3 Dec at 10am & Mon 28 Dec at 6pm are Relaxed performances. Please book at castindoncaster.com/whats-on/casts-pantomime-2020-aladdin/ or call 01302 303 959.

Hold on tight as Cast presents Aladdin, a thrilling Christmas pantomime adventure that you’ll never forget! Take to the skies with Aladdin as he seeks out his future and gets himself into lots of mischief and mayhem along the way! With the help of the mysterious genie and spurred on by his love for the courageous Princess Jasmine, will Aladdin save the world, defeat the cunning Sorcerer and find out who he’s meant to be?

Featuring stunning sets and dazzling moments and full of evil sorcery and dastardly plots, this magnificent and musical pantomime promises fun and laughter for all the family. You don’t need to be a genie-us to know that this will be the most magical ride of your life!

Aladdin: Doncaster’s Magical Pantomime

Start date: 27th November 2020

End date: 31st December 2020

Time: Various - see advert

Location: Cast, Doncaster

Aladdin: Doncaster’s Magical Pantomime

Date: Friday 27 November – Thursday 31 December
Time: Various – please visit Cast’s website for full schedule and details
Venue: Cast, Doncaster
Price: £19-£22
More info/booking: All performances are BSL interpreted. Sat 5 Dec at 2pm is Captioned & Audio Described, and Thu 3 Dec at 10am & Mon 28 Dec at 6pm are Relaxed performances. Please book at castindoncaster.com/whats-on/casts-pantomime-2020-aladdin/ or call 01302 303 959.

Hold on tight as Cast presents Aladdin, a thrilling Christmas pantomime adventure that you’ll never forget! Take to the skies with Aladdin as he seeks out his future and gets himself into lots of mischief and mayhem along the way! With the help of the mysterious genie and spurred on by his love for the courageous Princess Jasmine, will Aladdin save the world, defeat the cunning Sorcerer and find out who he’s meant to be?

Featuring stunning sets and dazzling moments and full of evil sorcery and dastardly plots, this magnificent and musical pantomime promises fun and laughter for all the family. You don’t need to be a genie-us to know that this will be the most magical ride of your life!

Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime

Date: 23rd December 2020

Time: 5pm

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED

Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime

Date: Wed 23 December
Time: 5pm
Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
More info/booking: http://bit.ly/2ZqSdhT

BSL SLIP PERFORMANCE Wed 23 December 5pm
(To book seating near the Interpreter, please call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000 or email ticketoffice@orchardtheatre.co.uk)

With over 30,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at The Orchard Theatre each festive season it’s never too early to book for next year’s show!

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes!

Follow Jack, his hapless brother Simple Simon and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess Apricot, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves.

Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a pantomime!

Pinocchio – BSL Interpreted

Date: 29th December 2020

Time: 2pm

Location: Festival Theatre

Pinocchio – BSL Interpreted

Date: Tue 29 December
Time: 2pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/pinocchio

Geppetto the boatmaker tosses aside a piece of wood; it’s only good for the fire. To his amazement, a voice answers him back. Geppetto picks up the wood and begins to carve – and a small wooden boy is revealed. A puppet, which he names Pinocchio.

And that’s when the mayhem begins. Pinocchio can’t stop getting into trouble, despite the best efforts of the Blue Fairy and the Cricket to keep him on track. His intentions may be good – he truly wants to go to school like real boys and girls – but the temptation to discover the wonders of the world and make his fortune keep getting in the way.

Pinocchio encounters a host of fascinating characters, from Punch and Judy to the wily Fox and Cat and the strange Sea Monster, as he journeys to Wonderland and the world beneath the sea. But he discovers that it isn’t easy hiding the truth – especially when your nose gets longer with every lie you tell…

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new version of this classic tale, written especially for them by CFT’s Writer in Residence Anna Ledwich. Her previous work at Chichester includes The Butterfly Lion (2019), Crossing Lines (2019) and Beauty and the Beast (2018).

Director Dale Rooks, whose work at Chichester includes The Butterfly LionThe Midnight Gang and Running Wild, will bring her trademark visual flair and gift for storytelling to this darkly magical reinvention.