Yes it’s time to shed the dark mood that’s hung over us this winter and get some colour back in our lives.
Comedian Shazia Mirza aims to do just that. Mizra comes highly recommended by the New York Times no less. This award winning, British Asian stand up and columnist headlines all over the world and has performed solo tours in the US, Sweden Denmark, India, Holland and Germany. Her vast array of TV credits include CBS ‘60 Minutes’, NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, Paramount’s ‘The World Stands Up’ and BBC’s ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Grumpy Guides’ and ‘This Week’ and Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’.
She is joined by Andrew McBurney who has won a string of comedy awards, Jack Kirwan – a funny brummie, Ashley Butterfield, whose
‘Engaging banter and direct delivery’ impressed the BBC and of course our hilariously dark compere Anthony J Brown.
This fine gig will set you back just £12 and will be worth every penny if it shakes you out of the winter gloom.
It’s on Saturday 15th March Start time: 8pm Telephone 01943 609539 or book here http://www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk/event.php?id=63
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And this latest craze is totally awesome.
Cheersing will be coming to Addingham, Ilkley on 3rd May 11am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm.
Yes, the secret’s in the name. Cheer/ Sing. No big mystery……. so what’s it all about we asked. Here’s what they told us.
“Cheering is the ultimate act of audience participation. This motivation from the side-lines will be the soundtrack to the cyclists’ ride through Yorkshire this summer.
“Cheer-Sing hopes to increase the power of cheering not just by raising a big noise but by creating locally distinctive soundscapes for the competitors to pass through, by creating cheers, clapping and chants that each reflect the characteristics of their area.”
Ok, so ours could be “Bar t’at, Bar t’at!” That would get them moving up those hills!
The workshops aim to teach communities along the route to devise, lead and perform their own chant-songs and clapping-raps, raising a mighty wave of support for the racers.
CheerSing will hold workshops and taster sessions in eight locations along the route: Leeds, Addingham, Skipton, Kettlewell, Leyburn, Hebden Bridge, Holmfirth and Sheffield between March and June. The workshops (which are free to participants and require no previous experience) will last for between 60-90 minutes and will : help people devise their own local chants, raps and cheering songs; advise on singing and shouting safely in the open air; help people to perform confidently with and as a group, show local ‘animateurs’ how to lead crowds in cheering and chanting on the tour days; encourage people to upload a short video of their CheerSing experience and thereby be part of creating a Yorkshire Tour soundscape.
Visit cheersing.co.uk for further information and to book a place on one of the workshops.
This is sooooo cool. When I was little you could only see it at Christmas. Now it’s on LIVE at the King’s Hall and I hear the witch is very, very scary – uuugh!
But don’t be afraid, Dorothy will keep you safe, just dust off those sparkly red shoes and head along there, quick sharp. We hear it’s a blast.
It runs until Saturday (when there are two matinee performances) so you’ve still enough time to follow the yellow brick road to the King’s Hall and see your favourite characters, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Toto, Dorothy, and the very very scary Lion searching for the wonderful wizard.
We missed out on Munchkin night but if you were there, do send in pictures of you dressed up, we would love to see them.
Ok so the number to phone is 07763816611 between 4pm-6pm.
Or you can book your tickets online at www.ilkleyoperatic.co.uk.
If you do, you probably know your town pretty well. So why not help others find their way round by volunteering to be a Le Tour guide?
Soroptimist International of Ilkley, in conjunction with Ilkley Parish Council, are looking for volunteers to become “Ilkley Guides” on the 4-6th of July 2014.
Volunteers will need to have a friendly disposition, knowledge of the local area, be over 18 years of age and have some time to spare on either the 4th, 5th or morning of the 6th of July.
Yeadon Amateurs will be taking you down Lambeth Way for a great night suitable for all the family.
The Fun starts on March Tues, March 11 – Saturday, March 15.
Tickets online http://yaods.ticketsource.co.uk or call the box office on 07570 610989. Hurry!
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