Upcoming & Previous Events
The Bookshop Band
Thursday 25th October 2018
The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love-affair between a group of award winning songwriters and an independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The songs are the musical outpouring of the band’s own response to books they have read.
“A great book intensely fires your imagination over the time it takes to read it. You are living the life of that character or exploring a time or place you’ve never been to before. As we turn to write, trying to evoke what it was about the book that most resonated with us, what emerges are highly personal songs but from new points of view, inevitably influenced by the different perspectives experienced whilst reading the book.” Ben Please
Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, including cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars and ukuleles which, along with their distinct voices, create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate performance, at once touching and mesmerising, heart wrenching and often funny.
Adults £10, FOBW £8, Concession £8
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Love's Labour's Lost
Wednesday 22nd August at 7pm
The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food, women, and sleep in order to study for three years.
No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business, with her ladies-in-waiting.
How will the King and his Lords resolve hold up?
This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy Theatre's touch of live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.
Bring folding chairs, picnics and blankets.
(Gates open at 6.30 for picnics)
Bishops Wood Centre Outdoor performance. Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport, DY13 9SE
Pre book price is; Adult £13.50, Concession £10, Child £8 and family ticket £38. Collect from The Centre: Phone 01299 250513
or online at http://www.folksytheatre.co.uk
On the Gate: Adult £15, Concession £12 and child £10. Family tickets are not available on the day.
The Princess & The Giant
Tuesday 28th August at 6pm with Folksy Theatre
Princess Sophie is fed up. She's EXHAUSTED and it's all because the grumpy old giant can't sleep –
his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer.
Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed!
Based on the Children's book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.
Pre book price is; Adult £13.50, Concession £10, Child £8 and family ticket £38.
On the Gate; Adult £15, Concession £12 and child £10. Family tickets are not available on the day.
Collect from The Centre or online at http://www.folksytheatre.co.uk
Tongue Tied & Twisted with master storyteller, Peter Chand
Thursday 26th April 2018
Come to Bishops Wood for a night out of high-quality, ENTERTAINING storytelling with friends and family in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere;
A family duo of master storyteller and live DJ adds a fresh twist to South Asian fables gathered from Punjabi elders living in the Black Country.
Punjabi/Midlands storyteller Peter Chand builds performs ancient stories, poems, riddles, songs and prayers that have entertained people across centuries.
DJ nephew Pavan provides an atmospheric cinematic musical soundscape - weaving South Asian music with street sounds and verbatim voices.
Storytelling used to play a huge part in the lives of many South Asian families as people learned life lessons through stories. But the tradition of passing folk tales down through the generations is dying out. This show preserves a rich collection of stories collected from Punjabi elders at Asian
Groups throughout the Black Country.
'Transports the listener with remarkable energy and great expression… spellbinding.'
Suitable for: Adults/Older Children (14+)
A Shindig event. Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 FOBW: £8
To book Phone 01299 250513 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Browse photos from the Giants on the Hill Event at Bishops Wood in 2017
Photos courtesy of Graeme Braidwood