Did you know as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, The Capitol in Horsham will be hosting a small number of one-off events? These may be larger shows usual, or simply special things that have a particularly interesting cultural appeal. Watch out for the Year of Culture logo throughout the year on the Capitol’s website at www.thecapitolhorsham.com
What’s on for #HDYOC19 at The Capitol this month?
Kaiser – the Greatest Footballer Never to Play is a film about Carlos `Kaiser’ Henrique Raposo. He convinces football clubs he is a professional player with the help of some journalist friends, and enjoys the lifestyle despite never having played the game. As part of a series of talks in the Year of Culture, the director and producer of the film, Louis Myles, will be hosting an evening at the Capitol. This event includes a showing of the film and a question and answer session with Louis. Join him on Thursday 7 February 7.45pm for an interesting evening, tickets can be booked via the Capitol website.
The Year of Culture is excited to support another Birmingham Stage Company World Premiere at The Capitol! Tom Gates: Live on Stage is based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon. This brand new Tom Gates story is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny and for the first time ever it’s live on stage.
This exciting and hilarious new adventure brings Liz Pichon’s fantastic characters to life and is perfect for all the family whether you are a lover of the books or new to Tom and his friends!
You can see this amazing world premiere before it then tours the UK throughout the year! The play is running for four days from 14th February, visit the Capitol website to book your tickets which are selling fast!
If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained during half term then we can highly recommend Ollie Heath: Let’s Make Music! Ollie is a qualified Teacher and professional musician who realises that rhythm is something inherent within us all, and uses rap, rhythm and rhyme to speak to people in a language they understand.
“Let’s Make Music!” is an educational, interactive school holiday activity aimed and children and their families. Ollie will lead the audience with activities that involve beat-boxing, rap and rhythmic techniques. By the end of the show, the entire audience will have the chance to collectively “Make Music!” This is going to be fantastic fun for everyone and is incredibly popular so make sure you get your tickets now before it sells out.
What else is happening in the District in February?
Songs of Sussex is the second of two linked events at Southwater Parish Church, to celebrate the wonderful folk music of Henry Burstow, as arranged by Lucy Broadwood. Henry Burstow (1826–1916) was a shoemaker and bellringer from Horsham, Sussex, best known for his vast repertoire of songs, many of which were collected in the folksong revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was also the author of Reminiscences of Horsham, which gives a lively picture of life in the mid-nineteenth century.
The first half of the concert will be a performance of some of the songs of Henry Burstow learnt at a singing workshop held on Sat 26th January, led by Alex Hodgkinson, Director of Music at Christ’s Hospital. The second half will be a selection of music of Sussex performed by the Schola Cantorum choir from Christ’s Hospital. The 2-hour concert on Sunday 10th February, starts at 3:30pm and is just £6.00.
You can enjoy a free Lunchtime Organ Recital at the Unitarian Church in Horsham on Tuesday 12 February. This is an hour-long programme of organ works, with local and West Sussex connections to be given by Gerald Taylor FRCO. You don’t need any tickets for this event but there will be a retiring collection.
This is just a selection of the wonderful film, theatre and music events happening throughout February. You can find full details of these events and more at www.hdculture2019.co.uk, or pick up a #HDYOC19 programme from one of our many outlets across the Horsham District. Please do check booking information and prices prior to attending an event.
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