SOUND TRACKS NEWS Spring 2016
Here are some of the exciting arts events in the Somer Valley this summer.
Sunday, 28th May Round-about Radstock
A community arts afternoon organised by DNA Arts .Back by popular demand, this year’s Round-about Radstock boasts a full day of free arts activities, workshops, performance, live music, dance, street theatre and food from 12-6pm taking place in unusual and often unseen locations across the town
Midsomer Arts Festival 17th - 25th June
Friday, 24th-Sunday 26th June Somer Valley Opera Weekend
Friday, 24th June, 7.30pm Puccini Madam Butterfly
at Midsomer Norton Town Hall.
Sunday, 26th June 7.30pm Handel Acis & Galatea
Following on from the 'sell-out' success of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas last June, our second 'pay-what-you-think-it's-worth opera at Victoria Hall, Radstock. Directed by Neil Moore this promises to be a very special evening, with professional soloists joined by Midsomer Choral Society.
Other events include:
'Second Saturday' Coffee Concert Series at
Wesley Methodist Hall, Paulton, 10.45-11.30am
Community concerts - all welcome - at Paulton's beautiful Wesley Hall. Coffee & cakes on sale from 10am. Entrance by donation.
Sat, 13th May: Syrinx Trio (oboe, bassoon, piano)
Sat, 11th June: Ebonite Clarinet Ensemble dir Claire King
Sat, 9th July: Men With Horns
Sat, 13th August: Flute Allsorts tbc
Sat, 10th September: Mendip Trio A Song & Dance
Events at Victoria Hall tbc
First Friday lunchtime Paradis Palm Court Trio at
Midsomer Norton Town Hall, 12.30-1.30pm
Our Palm Court Trio series continues throughout the summer, with a variety of music to suit all tastes, from classical to jazz, pop and songs from the shows. If you've never been to a concert before, this series is for you! Rosemary's delicious home-made cakes, and tea & coffee on sale from 12 noon.
Fri, 6th May Trio Paradis with Liz Kozloski The Romantic Piano Trio
Fri, 3rd June Trio Paradis The Flower Garde
Fri, 1st July: L'Entente Cordiale
Fri, 5th August: Songs of Travel
Fri, 2nd September: The Latin American Collection
Ticketed events, dates to be announced include:
Stephen Marquiss: Piano Recital, including Stephen's piano cycle, Joshua's Fire, performed to a slide show of images.
S&D Heritage Railway Trust exhibition and other events
Other events at locations along and near the railway path include:
First Friday coffee concerts at Westfield Methodist Church 3rd June 10.30am & 1st July 10.30am and Saturdays in August dates tbc
Children's Concerts & Coffee Concerts, Gallery Cafe, Westfield, Wednesdays 11.30am, dates tbc
A host of performers, bringing a wide range of music to the Somer Valley, including:
Andy Tweed (saxophone) & Karen Street (accordion)
Azhar Saffar & friends (jazz events)
Katherine & Rachel Stonham (violin duo)
Cathy Judge (singer songwriter)
Railway Readings at Paulton, Radstock & MsN Libraries and Midsomer Norton Station tbc
Last Night of the Proms at Radstock Methodist Church tbc