‘A Night of Song and Laughter’
Fragment Arts Collective presents this fabulously entertaining Cabaret show. Guests will enjoy a unique theatrical experience including a spot of ventriloquism, live singing, comedy and guest performances from Chester Ukulele Players.
Featuring special guests:
A ventriloquist act that charms and mesmerises his audience, must be seen to be believed!
The Garden of Eden: Featuring… Adam and Eve
A top-notch comedy act that will tempt the senses and awaken the serpent, Ssshh……Just don’t eat the apple.
Fusion Vocal group
A Chester based vocal group, who will be performing a choral repertoire of contemporary classics, not to be missed.
Plus, a host of other show stopping performances from our energetic and entertaining cast!!
Fragment Arts Collective is a locally based multi-disciplinary arts group specialising in Comedy, Theatre, music and installation pieces. Hot on the heels of our last Cabaret, we have decided to indulge ourselves in another night of fun and are inviting all of you to along for the journey. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
They’re awash with the depth and danger of maritime nightmares. They’re the place where coruscating noise meets haunting pop melody and brutal lyrical honesty. They’re Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Strokes and Echo And The Bunnymen eating each other on a raft adrift in the Arctic Ocean. They’re Death At Sea, the best band to emerge from a vapid Liverpool scene in decades. And they’ve come to give rock the kiss of life. They’ve got all the characters. Sam Peterson, the art-?rock guitarist with the tortured past. Ruaidhri Owens, the technical home- studio whizz kid, capable of making an entire album on knackered equipment held together with old school ties. Carl Davies, the hyperactive drummer spooling endless tales of shark documentaries and Merseyside scene gossip. Neale Davies, Carl’s bassist brother; the silent, swarthy enigmatic one. And Ralph Kinsella, the taciturn art-?school poet on a mission to admonish his sailings and discover his true nature through his lyrics. “It comes from a constant state of melancholy,” Ralph admits. “Sometimes it’s about me being an asshole and writing about it, admit and cope with that.”
Tom George is an artist it’s impossible to pigeonhole, as he spreads his talents across music, poetry, journalism and film.
After starting out as a drummer and guitarist in various bands, he has performed extensively as a solo singer-songwriter in the UK, Europe and Africa and released two CDs.
Tom is also well-known on the poetry circuit, having performed around the country and featuring in several poetry anthologies as well as his own collections.
At live gigs, Tom often combines music with poetry, and has continued this approach in one-man shows at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, and performances at Glastonbury Festival and on Channel 4 television.
Tom regularly writes about music and culture for Bido Lito, The Stool Pigeon, getintothis.com and his own magazine, Slacker Sounds.
Tom is next playing at The Free Rock’n’Roll all-dayer at Mello Mello on 27th Oct. Onstage upstairs at 4pm. Hope to see you there.
Join Terry this Friday 19th October for the opening of his exhibition, as part of the Long Night celebrations. Unit 8, The Collonades, Albert Dock until 9pm.
“Deliverance is a poem I wrote, days after the Independent Panel released their evidential findings. I have printed the poem onto an old scroll, and made a Liverbird as the message carrier.
‘McRings’ invites the viewer to explore the interactions between publicly and privately funded events such as the Olympics, and asks them to examine the eventual economic returns and consequences, and who they favour.
Constructed from cooked and dehydrated french fries, and resin bonded into 5 hoops measuring 4 feet across in total, the golden ‘olympic rings’ sit atop a suitably scaled ‘french fry’ holder.”
The ‘Cerys by Candlelight’ Tour will roll into town and snuggle down in the Telford’s Warehouse for a festive feast of music , poetry , and the purely unexpected that makes each and every Cerys Matthews live show a unique experience.
It’s a long way from her late 90s huge Catatonia hits and media bits that were essential to the zeitgeist of the times. Her talents have since emerged in her widely successful solo albums , ranging from ‘Cock A Hoop’, recorded in Nashville in 2003, through to 2009’s ‘Don’t Look Down’ and the more recent ‘Explorer’ (2011) which did what it said on the tin – taking the listener around the world in the same way that Cerys’ hugely popular BBC 6Music radio programme has made its reputation as a must- listen for any real music lover on a Sunday morning.
We must mention the beautiful Welsh language album ‘TIR’ (2010) , it is beautiful in its renditions of classic folk songs dear to Miss Matthews, complete with a booklet filled with the detailed background to the songs. It’s made it the best-selling Welsh language album of the 2000s, most of those sales arising outside of the homeland.
Cerys loves seeking out the magic not just in music, but in the written word. Following on from her first children’s book ‘Tales From The Deep’, published in 2011, she re-states her love of ‘the word’ in her debut book for Penguin about the history of children’s song (riddled with pages of singalong guides) which will see the light Easter 2013, before she embarks on a number of projects around her all-time favourite , Dylan Thomas.
In the meantime , we have a new album ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ (2012), featuring 15 winter faves , sung with great gusto and humour , two qualities that no doubt Cerys will be looking for when she visits your local theatre. Be warned, you will all have little option but to sing along !