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Graffham Empire Hall presents

DRAMA and ENTERTAINMENT for 2017

in conjunction with

APPLAUSE RURAL TOURING

Black is the Color of My Voice

Saturday 29th April, 8.15

Black is the Color of my Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Campbell may wear Simone’s trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.’ The Times
A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’  Edinburgh Festival Magazine

Tickets £15
Under 16s £8
Recommended for 12yrs and over.

BUY TICKETS for Black is the Colour of My Voice HERE
or ring Jim Kirke on 01798 867 026

Gloriator

GLORIATOR!

Saturday 16th September

(Note change of date!)

A hilarious new show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their own version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator…

Catch them now before they’re selling out the Albert Hall” Mel Giedroyc, Woman’s Weekly Magazine

Suitable for 12yrs and over
£12, Under 16s £6
Doors and Bar Open 7.30pm

BUY TICKETS for Gloriator
or ring Jim Kirke on 01798 867 026

More info from www.spitzandco.com

 

 

 


Previous Events at the Empire Hall have included ...

 

Judie Tzuke

Judie Tzuke : Songs & Stories

April 2017

Back on the road performing acoustic concerts after the sell out success of the Songs and Stories 2015 tour, which saw Judie perform over 40 concerts around the country.

“The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it’s still an instrument of icy allure.” - The Times 

 

Kokomo

KOKOMO

March 2017

Presented by Roots Around the World. British soul pioneers - KOKOMO built their reputation and loyal following with awesome live shows . The band featured some of UK’s finest musicians and vocalists, recruited from bands such as Arrival, Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, King Crimson... who shared a deep passion for American Soul music

 

 

my big cowpat wedding

My Big Cowpat Wedding

October 2016

Hilarious fun with award winning Kali Theatre who invited the Empire Hall audience to be the guests at the wedding reception of Clare and Arjun ....

 

 

Richard Navarro

Richard Navarro

October 2016

Ever popular in Graffham, this time Richard returned in partnership with local singers led by Emily Barden of Petworth Voices and West Sussex Music.  Richard has been having a very busy 18 months finishing off his tour with Joan trading he has been gigging around the country and Europe playing a number of high profile events.

 


Brother Strut

Brother Strut

28th May

A sellout! Graffham looks forward to the return of Brother Strut on another occasion ...

 

 

Bowjangles

Bowjangles : On the Box

Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.

(29th April 2016)

This comedy string quartet was a huge hit with Graffham - we hope to welcome them back in the future!

 

Jane Taylor Album

 

 

Jane Taylor

Friday 20th November - 

Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.

 

www.janetaylor.co.uk

green rock river band

Saturday 19th September - Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.

GREEN ROCK RIVER BAND

The Green Rock River Band is an eight-piece band from London, England. The band has come together over several years, merging Old Time, Americana, British Music Hall and Folk into an explosive and memorable live set that has established itself on the UK acoustic folk circuit.

Fire and brimstone story-telling weaves its way throughout the songs, with harmonies and dirty gravel filled lead vocals. All underscored by untamed fiddle lines, sultry jazz fused trombone and thumping bass and washboard always inspiring audiences everywhere to get up out of their seats. Quality song writing and musical arrangements are at the heart of the GRRB repertoire keeping live sets fresh, exciting and at times moving.

www.greenrockriverband.com

Pacaminos

Saturday 17th October - Presented by Roots Around the World

LOS PACAMINOS

The Los Pacaminos Story

Los Pacaminos got together in London in the month of November 1992, as an antidote to the bleak English winter

Originally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed- top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around as word does and soon the band started playing gigs.

At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK's finest and best loved vocalists - Paul Young. However, Paul is not the only luminary in this seven piece band. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material.

You'll be in good company, so put your blues on cruise and come join the Tex-Mex party...

 


 

HIRING THE HALL

If you would like to Hire the Empire Hall for your own function, please contact our bookings secretary, Sally Blunt on 01798 867 346, mobile 07854 732566, or email empirehall@gmail.com

Want to get fit in time for Summer? - whatever your age and level of fitness there is an Exercise Class for you in the Empire Hall. More details of classes and other regular activities HERE.