Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








Festival Opening Service (10.30am) at the Methodist Church, Silver Street. This special Festival Service will be led by Revd Roy Fowler and will be attended by the Mayor and Town Councillors. All welcome.

Piano Marathon - Marden House - 12 noon - 3.00pm 
Local piano players provide background music for the Art Exhibition.

Event 7 - The John Bentley School Hall - 4.00pm
Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance Dance Spectacular.  
Various styles of dance performed by Calne-based students including Cheerleaders, Rock ‘n' Roll, Street Jazz and much more. Grease. Our very own mini version of Grease performed by students who attended a Summer Workshop in August. Choreographed and Directed by Miss Stacey Oliver
The Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance offers dance tuition in many different styles including Tap, Ballet, Jazz Theatre, Street Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cheerleading, Hip Hop and Latin & Ballroom to children from 3yrs to adults. All classes are taught by trained and enthusiastic dance teachers who aim to provide enjoyable yet professional tuition at all times.  If you would like more information please contact Linda in their Administration Office on 01225 790200.
Admission £3 (patrons £2)  
Tea will be served during the interval

English Perspectives 2008

Event 8 - Marden House - 7.30pm 
Intimate Voices – Piano Quartet
Keith Abrams(viola),  Anna Roberts(piano)  David Munro(violin) and Cully Wilcoxson (cello). The friends who make up Intimate Voices (the title is that of a String Quartet by Sibelius) worked with each other in several groups before they formed a piano quartet a couple of years ago. The programme will contain a selection of Purcell's Fantasias for Strings, an attractive Piano Quartet by Turina and a powerfully dramatic one by Brahms. 
Admission £7 (patrons £5)

Event 9 - Lansdowne Strand Hotel - 8.00pm
The Gaulois Brothers

The gypsy jazz of the The Gaulois Brothers, Pete Nicholson and Simon Grimes on acoustic guitars together with Dave Thoroughgood on bass, is not to be missed. They perform in the passionate and uplifting style pioneered by Django Reinhardt in the Parisian cafés and nightspots of the 1930s.
Admission Free

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Friday 3rd October

Festival Opening, Folk Session

Saturday 4th October

Street Entertainment, Calne Choral, Celebration Jazz

Sunday 5th October

Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance, Piano Quartet, Gaulois Brothers

Monday 6th October

Piano Recital, New Scorpion

Tuesday 7th October

Marlborough College, Colin Howard, Belly Dancing, Calne Baroque

Wednesday 8th October

Organ & Poetry, Helicon Ensemble, Calne Silver Band, 
Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Barbershop

Thursday 9th October

St Mary's Staff, Sambuca, World Music Choir

Friday 10th October

JBS Performing Arts, Opera Sulis, Against the Grain

Saturday 11th October

Vaughan Williams Concert, Découpage, Apollo Wind Ensemble

Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano

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English Perspectives 2008 indicates events which feature this year’s Festival theme