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Counting the Music Industry

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 18:30

Counting the Music Industry
Tickets: Free, but booking required
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Counting the Music Industry is a presentation and talk by music industry consultant and campaigner Vick Bain.

The research is a gender gap analysis of over 300 music publishers and record labels in the UK. This research reveals that just over 14% of writers currently signed to publishers and just under 20% of acts signed to labels are female. This gap is surprisingly large and is indicative of widespread discrimination against women in the music industry.

Comedy Club: Kai Samra, Chloe Petts and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Kai Samra, Chloe Petts and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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KAI SAMRA Award winning comedian Kai Samra has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today. Described as ‘a charismatic man with a great story’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle), Samra combines an edgy stage presence, a confident delivery and talks frankly about issues such as class, race and modern culture from an intelligent, unique and fresh perspective.

His five-star critically acclaimed debut show ‘Underclass’ was followed by a week long run at Soho Theatre, recommended by The Guardian, The Observer and was in the list of best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe by Fest Mag.

The Adventures of Curious Ganz | 15.00

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 - 15:00

The Adventures of Curious Ganz
Tickets: £5
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A scientist is born! From the very beginning of time our hero Ganz is Curious. Is the Earth flat? Are the stars fixed? How does metal hide in stone?
His investigations and inventions bring him to the attention of Queen Lizzy the First, a fellow adventurer, if only she could escape her skirts...

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious!

Told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

The Adventures of Curious Ganz | 19.00

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 - 19:00

The Adventures of Curious Ganz
Tickets: £5
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A scientist is born! From the very beginning of time our hero Ganz is Curious. Is the Earth flat? Are the stars fixed? How does metal hide in stone?
His investigations and inventions bring him to the attention of Queen Lizzy the First, a fellow adventurer, if only she could escape her skirts...

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious!

Told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

Winter Mountain plus Support

Saturday, 29 February, 2020 - 15:45

Winter Mountain plus Support
Tickets: £10
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A prodigiously gifted songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured the world. His electrifying gifts as a live performer have earned him support slots for Seal, Seth Lakeman, The Feeling, Paolo Nutini, Richard Thompson, Guy Garvey, The Waterboys and many others. He brings with him his blistering, shimmering full band to AMATA. Do not miss this show!

Winter Mountain is just brilliant, he's such a great songwriter. Cara Dillon

Great, great songs and a great performer. Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2.

Comedy Club: Olga Koch, Sam Lake and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Olga Koch, Sam Lake and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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OLGA KOCH Since arriving in the UK in 2014, Olga has quickly earned a fierce reputation on the comedy circuit. Having lived in Russia, Germany, the US and the UK, she speaks confidently and hilariously on current affairs both global and personal.

In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight, followed by a sell-out national tour. Olga has appeared on Mock the Week, The Now Show, Pls Like, The Blame Game, BBC Arts Hour.

*****Slick, impeccably timed and every joke lands. Broadway Baby

A naturally comic mind. Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

Keira Martin in Collaboration with Sioda Adams: Good Blood

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 - 19:30

Keira Martin in Collaboration with Sioda Adams: Good Blood
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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Good Blood looks closely at the relationship of two sisters.

Keira and Sioda use dance, live music, song and storytelling to bring hilarious, nostalgic and familiar family scenarios to the stage. Their honesty and humour sheds light on the bonds that hold us together, the people that make us who we are and the ties that bind us.

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production: Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 19:30

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production: Louder Is Not Always Clearer
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.

'Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.

The Rat Affair plus Support

Saturday, 21 March, 2020 - 20:00

The Rat Affair plus Support
Tickets: £10
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You are invited to experience a rambunctious and soulful musical experience brought to you by The Rat Affair; a band of musicians, theatre makers and visual artists. Their new album ‘RAT’ was written specifically for a live production of the same name.

Shifting between sensationally boisterous Eastern European folk and sparse reflective piano works, join The Rat Affair and their unique sound as it enraptures the listener like a rallying call.

That’s what being in love sounds like – dramatic and blistering and gorgeous Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing

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Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 19:30

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight
Tickets: £10/£8 concessions
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Britain wins a protracted war with Europe, but can it win the peace? The rich are getting richer but the poor still starve. Within a few years protests against the government spill into violence on British streets. Sound
familiar?

In 1821 William Hazlitt, the greatest prose writer in the English language, went to see his first bare knuckle boxing match. Through his eyes PRODIGAL THEATRE, the team behind the multiple award winning TRAGEDIAN TRILOGY take a look at combat, the violence of men and the rivalry of nations.

This is a work in progress preview of Prodigal’s new play.

Written by Alister O’Loughlin, after William Hazlitt.
Direction and Dramaturgy by Miranda Henderson.

Edge Dance Company: Triple Bill 2020

Saturday, 28 March, 2020 - 19:30

Edge Dance Company: Triple Bill
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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EDGE is the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School.

EDGE Dance Company’s 2020 tour features a triple bill of brand-new works by renowned choreographers Kristina and Sadé Alleyne (Alleyne Dance), Riccardo Buscarini and Igor X Moreno. With each piece comes a new point of exploration: how movement can create emotion or characters; how dance interacts with different art forms; and how using the body can reveal meaning, ideas and desires.

Expect physicality, poetry, rigour and beauty as the 14 young dancers from across the globe (including the USA, Norway, Slovenia, Israel, Canada, Poland and the UK) invest power and passion into each work.

Comedy Club: Pierre Novellie, Travis Jay and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Pierre Novellie, Travis Jay and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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PIERRE NOVELLIE One of the UK’s finest up-and-coming comedians, Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing in the Joke Thieves pilot for BBC2 opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and as a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.

Dawn of a major talent. Guardian

Pierre Novellie is wonderful… a tremendous presence. ***** The Times