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Pamela Watling Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels

Pamela Watling Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels

Monday 4th June - Saturday 30th June - 10:00am (24 Shows)

Pamela Watling (1928-2013) was born in Barnehurst, Kent. Although her academic specialism was textile design, she painted watercolours for pleasure throughout her life. Her pictures were chiefly landscapes, views of buildings, still-lifes and studies of people (models). Check out some of her work this month at Blackfriars.


Professor Robert Winston

'Improve Your Learning'
Thursday 21st June - 7.00pm

Robert Winston, one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country is a compelling speaker, bringing complex issues to life with infectious enthusiasm and energy. He will take a Q&A session at the end of his talk.


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Professor Robert Winston
One night with Elvis

One night with Elvis

Saturday 23rd June - 7.30pm

Ginty is back again with another fun filled night as he performs his Elvis tribute. Not to be missed. All proceeds to charity


Boston Stories - New Perspectives Theatre Company

REVUE BAR SHOW
Sunday 24th June - 2.00pm

Over the past 6 weeks New Perspectives have been gathering stories, drawings, raps, songs, poems and artistic creations, visiting local schools and involving local groups - encouraging everyone living in and nearby the town to share what Boston means to you! Join us to discover what young Bostonians have to say, as they take to the stage at a fun arts event for all the family.


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Boston Stories - New Perspectives Theatre Company
A Fortunate Man - New Perspectives Theatre Company

A Fortunate Man - New Perspectives Theatre Company

REVUE BAR SHOW
Sunday 24th June - 7.30pm

Fifty years ago, writer John Berger and photographer Jean Mohr followed the working life of a country doctor, for what went on to become one of the most important books about medical practice. This striking mixed media performance takes the pulse of GP practice then and now, continuing the conversation in the 70th year of the NHS.


The Comedy Tea House

Friday 29th June - 8.00pm

Selling out now on a regular basis, The Comedy Tea House is back again with an absolute belter! With four hilarious comedians and both bars open, it has the makings for another fantastic night out.


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The Comedy Tea House
Fanfare Big Band

Fanfare Big Band

with vocalist Joanne Shields
Saturday 30th June - 7.30pm

Fanfare Big Band are back with another programme of Big Band Swing and a few musical surprises. With guest vocalist Joanne Shields.


A Quest To Dream Valley

JCADA Dance School present
Friday 6th July - Sunday 8th July - 7.00pm, 1.00pm (4 Shows)

Josie Clarke Academy of Dance & Acrobatics leads you through a spell binding tale of make believe with exciting choreography and dazzling costumes!


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A Quest To Dream Valley
The Magic of Musicals

The Magic of Musicals

Blackfriars Theatre Academy present
Friday 20th July - Saturday 21st July - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy bring you their end of term show. This promises to be another spectacular show including performances from the whole school.


Grease The Musical

Centre Stage Academy present
Friday 27th July - Saturday 28th July - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Come and see the Centre Stage Academy students perform their version of Grease the Musical. Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.


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Grease The Musical
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Sunday 9th September - 7.30pm

Join us again along with Kirton Brass Band and guest singers Trevor Fenton and Deborah Haynes for our second Last Night of the Proms.


The Time Machine

Dyad Productions present
Friday 14th September - 7.30pm

In Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones’ re-invention of HG Wells’ classic, a Victorian explorer travels through time into tomorrow, discovering the fate of our endeavours; uncovering our darkest fears…


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The Time Machine
Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell

Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell

Saturday 15th September - 7.30pm

Back again for 2018 - book early to avoid disappointment.


Madam Butterfly

Heritage Opera presents
Saturday 22nd September - 7.30pm

Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre with Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’- the heartbreaking story of Cio Cio San, the Nagasaki geisha, and her unwavering belief that the husband who married, then deserted her, Lieutenant BF Pinkerton of the United States Navy, will one day return.


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Madam Butterfly
Crossing the Tracks

Crossing the Tracks

Saturday 6th October - 7.30pm

With repertoire drawn from country, blues, folk and classic rock and artists ranging from Rosanne Cash to Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor to Richard Thompson and Sheryl Crow to Fleetwood Mac, the seven performers have emerged as a critically acclaimed gigging band, each of them contributing their own style and experience to an eclectic and entertaining live set.


VARIETY SOCIETY

Lili la Scala presents
Friday 12th October - 7.30pm

Treat yourself to a date with international cabaret doyenne Lili la Scala (as seen on BBC1’s ‘All Together Now’) and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati in this all new, old school variety show coming to Blackfriars Theatre.


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VARIETY SOCIETY
Robert Temple - The Hypnotist

Robert Temple - The Hypnotist

LIVE & OUTRAGEOUS
Friday 26th October - 7.30pm

Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show. *NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED.


Coppelia

Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Sunday 2nd December - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Coppélia promises to delight audiences of all ages.


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Coppelia
Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.