Friday, 23 September 2016

Chagford Film Festival Monday 26 September - Saturday 1 October 2016

Jennifer Saunders
is Edina Monsoon
(and attending in person)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
Globe Inn & Endecott House
Monday 26 September


Circo Rum Ba Ba
Chagford Town Square 6pm
A madcap, acrobatic performance in the town square
 to kick off this year’s festival.
Turn up by 6pm and make sure to bring
all your family and friends along –
it’s free and promises to be quite a spectacle!
Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders
Globe Inn 8pm
Our opening night film for the 2016 festival is Absolutely Fabulous,
introduced by our special guest Jennifer Saunders,
with a Q&A afterwards.
We’ve got two venues booked
as we expect demand for tickets will be very high.
Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders
Endecott House 8.30pm

A second screening of our opening night film for the 2016 festival

Animation Day - Films, Workshops,
Discussion & Special Guests
(Sponsored by 'ORGANIC')

Chagford Town Square 10am
Admission FREE
The world’s smallest solar-powered cinema comes to Chagford!
This amazing 8-seater cinema powered entirely by the sun
will be on the square in Chagford from 10am-6pm,
showing a selection of animations.
Drop by at any time, walk up the red carpet
where an usherette will show you to your seat
and provide you with free popcorn!
Lunch with David Sproxton
The Globe Inn 12.30pm £20
Join David Sproxton,

the co-founder of world-famous Aardman Animations
for an intimate conversational lunch.
David will answer your questions and regale you
with stories from the magic world of animation
while you enjoy a delicious lunch.
Only 20 places available so book early!
Jubilee Hall 2.30pm £10
Make your own Morph clay model in a 1.5hr workshop
led by Jim Parkyn,
one of Aardman Animation’s top model makers.

The Organic Panel: Doors Close and Doors Open
The Globe Inn 2.30pm
Admission FREE
A free panel discussion with four top UK film industry professionals.
The future of the UK film industry: audiences
have an appetite to watch,
but are not doing so via the traditional platforms
of broadcast television and cinema.
How do makers embrace the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls?
Gromit Model making workshop with Aardman Animations
Jubilee Hall 4pm £10

Make your own Gromit clay model in a 1.5hr workshop
ed by Jim Parkyn,
one of Aardman Animation’s top model makers.

(Behind the scenes documentary and live Q&A)
St Michael's Church Chagford 8pm £12
One of the all-time classic animated films, The Wrong Trousers,
is a hilarious high-speed heist movie,
featuring everyone’s favourites Wallace and his long-suffering dog Gromit.
Introduced by Aardman’s expert model maker,
with a Q&A afterwards,
a selection of the wonderful Creature Comforts short animations.
Extra extra!! We’ve now added a fascinating
‘behind the scenes at Aardman’ documentary to this evening!
Ex Machina
The Globe Inn 8pm £7

Join us for a screening of the highly original Ex Machina,
which won an Oscar for the special effects
by good friend of the Chagford Film Festival, Sara Bennett.

Sol Cinema
Chagford Town Square 10am
Admission FREE

Don’t worry if you can’t make it on Tuesday for the animation day,
Sol Cinema are back again from 10am-4pm Wednesday too!
They will be showing a different selection of short films,
so you can come along to both days if you like.
Singinin the Rain
Endecott House 2.30pm £4

Our popular Wednesday matinée showing this year
is the classic "Singin’ in the Rain".

Son of Saul
The Globe Inn 8pm £7

A deserved Oscar and Cannes Grand Prix winner,
László Nemes’s deeply powerful and transfixing film
of an Auschwitz prisoner forced to work in return for tiny privileges.
Land of Songs
St Michael's Church Chagford 8pm £7

A beautiful and mesmerising documentary about a group of women
who have kept their village’s ancient folk-singing tradition
vibrant and essential through decades of war, occupation, and youth flight.

A day of delicious food-themed films and events
Master Chef Chocolatier of Great Britain
The Globe Inn 1.30pm £10

Calling all chocolate lovers – an indulgent event not be missed!
Special guest Grant Mather, Master Chef of Great Britain chocolatier,
will be demonstrating his skills.
Learn all about cooking with chocolate,
and if you’re lucky we might even let you taste some :)
The Globe Inn 3.30pm £5

As part of our food themed day,
a screening of this beautiful and quietly subversive Oscar-nominated film.
Make sure you take some chocolate in with you,
or you’ll be drooling throughout the film!
‘Mixology’ cocktail demonstration
The Globe Inn 5.30pm
Admission FREE

Watch master mixologist Matthew at work,
shaking, stirring and mixing at the speed of light.
And the best bit? You get to sample them too!
A great way to get in the mood for the evening’s films!
Film Quiz
The Three Crowns 7pm
(Price TBC)

Test your film knowledge
at a fun film-themed quiz night at the Three Crowns.
Sofa Cinema
Secret Location! 7pm £5

You are invited to an intimate evening of viewing
at secret locations in and around Chagford.
Gather at The Globe Inn at 7pm
and you will be escorted to one of our venues
where you will watch a film based around our Thursday food theme.
I am Love
The Globe Inn 8pm £7

If you missed I am Love when it came out,
then make sure you catch it now!
This is a beautiful film with stunning performances.

Friday is music day - musicals, opera & cabaret

The Globe Inn 8pm £7

Ambition, desire, murder and music!
A screening of the six times Oscar winner musical
with Catherine Zeta-Zones and Renée Zellweger.
Opera in the Church: ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
St Michael's Church Chagford 8pm £7

Watch a recording of the stunning and dramatic opera Cavalleria Rusticana,
recorded live at Teatro Real in Madrid,
in the atmospheric surroundings of Chagford’s St. Michael’s Church.
LIVE MUSIC at Jubilee Hall 8pm £15
Join us for a star-studded evening’s entertainment in true Las Vegas style!
Our compere will introduce a night of singers,
from Elvis to the rat pack, comedy and of course showgirls.
Dress up for the occasion in your best glitzy outfits,
take a table, dance along and enjoy the show!

Las Vegas comes to Chagford

Street food and market stalls
Chagford Town Square 12 noon

From midday in the town square,
feast on a variety of delicious freshly cooked foods and drinks,
all prepared by local cafes and restaurants,
and wander round the market stalls.
Elvis Tribute Competition
LIVE MUSIC at The Globe Inn 2pm

Admission FREE
Calling all you Elvis fans!
Get out your blue suede shoes,
dust down your glittering jumpsuits,
oil up your quiff, and enter our Elvis competition.
Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Chagford Town Square 12-5pm
Admission FREE

Get yourself married by the King himself!
The chance to tie the knot or renew your vows
in our very own Las Vegas-style wedding chapel,
where ceremonies will be presided over
by none other than the King of Rock and Roll!
Saturday Kids’ Film: The Good Dinosaur
Jubilee Hall 2pm £3

This year’s children’s matinee film is The Good Dinosaur,
a beautiful story of a world that could have been
if the giant meteor hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs.
Kids and parents all welcome,
and there will be cake and drinks on sale
to raise money for Chagford Primary School PTA.
Young Filmmakers Screenings
Endecott House 3pm

Admission FREE
The best of the short films
entered into our ‘Emerging Talent’ young filmmakers’ competition.
Films are all less than five minutes and shown on a loop,
so you can pop in at any time from 3pm.
Street Parade
Chagford Town Square 6pm

Admission FREE
With performances, showgirls, music and dancing,
our famous Saturday evening street parade
is one of the highlights of the year in Chagford.
The parade atmosphere is made by you,
so dress up in your best American outfits,
whether it’s Elvis, the rat pack, gangsters, molls,
gamblers, film stars or showgirls – let your imagination go wild!
American Hustle
The Globe Inn 7.30pm £12

David O. Russell’s genre-defying dark comedy crime movie
with an all-star cast rounds off the 2016 film festival
in glorious, over-the-top style.
Followed by the traditional Chagford Film Festival awards ceremony.
Dress up in black tie and evening dress! (optional)
Leaving Las Vegas
Endecott House 7.30pm £7

One of Nicolas Cage’s finest and most touching roles,
the story of a broken man who decides to head to Las Vegas
where he meets a similarly troubled woman…
The Globe Inn 8pm

Take your place at the roulette wheel,
or try your luck at the card tables,
at the Saturday night casino in The Globe Inn
from 8pm 'til late.

Classical Journey Listings Phonic FM Friday 23 September (for 23 September - 7 October) plus 'Redux' Listings Soundart Radio Monday 26 September (includes a very exciting weekend 8 & 9 October) plus a look ahead to "Macbeth", "Patience" & "Lavolta" in mid-October 2016

Tim Pithers
conducts inaugural rehearsals & concert
St Sidwell's Primary School Exeter
Friday-Sunday 7-9 October

Ticket Office Recital
Tiverton Parkway Station
Friday 23 September
(Two Moors Festival Platform Finalist)Oboe Recital
Admission FREE

Elie Fruchter

Music at St Mary's
St Mary's Church Totnes
Saturday 24 September 10.30 for 11am
Piano: Elie Fruchter
J S Bach: "The Well Tempered Clavier"
In aid of Parkinson's UK & Friends of St Mary's
Billy Bottle & the Multiple
Billy Bottle & The Multiple
Seeds & Feeds Community Garden
Melbourne Cottages Plymouth PL1 5HG
Saturday 24 September 6pm
Voice, Keyboards, Guitar: Billy Bottle
Voice, Violin, Guitar, Percussion: Martine Waltier

Alto sax, Recorder, Percussion: Roz Harding
Martine & Bill on 'Spotlight'
Voice, Flute, Percussion: Vivien Goodwin-Darke
Synths, Soundscapes and Percussion: Lee FletcherDetailsPlymouth Art Weekender Website
Colin Parr
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James Church Taunton
Saturday 24 September 7.30pm
Director & Leader: Mary Eade
Clarinet: Colin Parr
Carl Maria von Weber: "Clarinet Quintet"
                 arranged for clarinet and strings
Clive Jenkins: "Romance"
                 for solo clarinet and strings
Leos Janácek: "Idyll for String Orchestra" (1878)
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto "La Stravaganza"
                  Opus 4 No. 1 in Bb major
Max Bruch: "Kol Nidrei" (Aramaic: "All Vows") (1880
                 ('Cello Soloist: Chris Sampson)
Johan Svendsen: "Variations on a Norwegian Folktune"
Leroy Anderson: "Plink, Plank, Plunk" & "Blue Tango"
Tickets: £15 (student £5 family £32 season £50)
Box Office: 01823 340470 (Taunton Visitor Centre)
Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Throwleigh Church
Saturday 24 September 7.30pm
for The Friends of Throwleigh Church
Tickets: £10 (U17 £5)
- included refreshments
Roxana Howkins: 01647 231207
Anne Stephens-Hodge: 01647 231564
Café Concrete
Plymouth Athenaeum
Sunday 25 September 7pm
Curator: Matthew Coombe
Slhhmyr (Bizarre Rituals Radio Show): 
                   Cinematic Ambiance
              (New Release "Decompress")
Blows:         DIY Instruments &
                  Interactive Interfaces
Acousmatica: Improvisations with Wind
                    Sound Synth & Spoken Word
Hip.P:     Experimental Breakcore Prankster
Owen A Groombridge & Ross Oliver-Carter:
    New Film/Sound Work "Clone-Allism"
Tickets: £2 at the door
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Villages in Action
Hockworthy Village Hall TA21 0NW
Budapest Café Orchestra
Sunday 25 September 6.45 for 7.30pm
Balkan, Jewish & Russian
Traditional Gypsy & Folk Music
plus Reworked Romantic Masterpieces
Violin & Doumbek: Balkan Bob
Button Accordion: The Dragon
Big Daddy Violin: Kelvin the Klaw
Saz, Guitar & Balalaika: The Sultan
Tickets: £15 - booking essential
(also available to book - a 'lite bite'
 snack bag of olives, bread, dips - £5)
Box Office: Val 01823 673268
Chagford Film Festival
    Monday - Saturday
26 September - 1 October
Mariko Asakawa-North
Candice Hamel
Music at St Disen's
St Disen's Church Bradninch
Thursday 29 September 7pm
Piano: Mariko Asakawa North
Flute: Candice Hamel
Bohuslav Martinů: "Sonata"
(for Rudolf Serkin 1954)
J S Bach: "Sonata in E major"
(for Michael Gredersdorf 1741)
Jules Mouquet"La Flûte de Pan"
(for Léopold Lafleurance 1904)
Georges Enescu:
"Cantabile & Presto"
(for Paul Taffanel 1904)
Lili Boulanger: "2 Pieces"
- I "Nocturne" 1918
Tickets: £10 (U15 FREE)
from the Bradninch branch of Spar
or at the door on the night
Box Office: 01392 881525
Press Release
Ticket Office Recital
Tiverton Parkway Station
Friday 30 September
(Two Moors Festival Platform Finalist)Violin Recital
Admission FREE

Philippa Mo & Branimir Pusticki
Sladers Yard Contemporary 
Violin: Philippa Mo
Art Gallery & Café Bridport
Friday 30 Spetember 6.30pm
Violin: Philippa Mo
'Cello: Branimir Pustički
Baroque, Romantic & Modern

including the music of Zoltán Kodály
Tickets: £15 (included dinner)
Box Office: 01308 459511
St Mary's Church Totnes
Music at St Mary's
St Mary's Church Totnes
Saturday 1 October 10.30 for 11am
Classical & Modern Guitar & Mandolin
Roger Robinson and Steve WherlyTickets: £5
Buckfast Abbey
Voces Choir
Director Martyn Warren
Saturday 1 October 7.30pm
Director: Martyn Warren
Josquin des Prés: "Nunc Dimittis"
Jan Dismas Zelenka: "De Profundus"
William Byrd: "Quomodo cantabimus"
Jacob Handl: "Cantate Domino"
Admission: FREE - retiring collection
Pre-Show Meal: £19.75
The Grange: 01364 645504
Mariko Asakawa North
Lunchtime Recital
Bristol Cathedral
Tuesday 4 October 1.15-2pm
(postponed from 9 August)SOLO PIANO
Piano: Mariko Asakawa North
Oliver Knussen: "Prayer Bell Sketch" 1997
(To the memory of Toru Takemitsu)
Maurice Ravel: "Miroirs"
- V "La Vallée des Cloches" 1904
Dai Fujikura: "Frozen Heat"
Sergei Prokofiev: "4 Pieces for Piano"
- IV "Suggestion Diabolique" 1908
Mariko Brown: "Piano Sonata" 2004
(commissioned for Helen Reid)
Claude Debussy: "Images" 2ème Série
- III "Poissons d'Or" 1907
Admission: FREE
DetailsAnglo-Japanese Society of Wessex website.
Samantha Muir
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 5 October 12 for 12.30pm
Guitar: Samantha Muir
– and other instruments
Admission FREE Retiring Collection
Sam Pike is Victor Frankenstein
Philip Kingslan-John is The Creature
Four of Swords Theatre Company
Four of Swords Theatre
Great Fulford Estate
(Dunsford EX6 7AJ)
Wed-Sat 5-22 October 7 & 9pm
Victor Frankenstein: Sam Pike
The Creature: Philip Kingslan-John
Tickets: £15 (student £13)
Box Office: 03336 663366
Online BookingTicketSource
DetailsFour of Swords Website
Divertimento Piano Trio
Divertimento Piano Trio
St Mary's Church Totnes
Thursday 6 October 7.30pm
Piano: Margaret Lynn
Violin: Mary Eade
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Louise Farrenc Opus 33
Camille Saint-Saëns Opus 18
Felix Mendelssohn Opus 49
Tickets: TBC
Booking: 01803 863677

Ticket Office Recital
Tiverton Parkway Station
Friday 7 October
(Two Moors Festival Platform Finalist)
'Cello & Oboe Recital
Admission FREE

Tim Pithers
Orchestra+ Conductor
St Sidwell's Primary School Exeter
First rehearsals:
Friday 7 October 7.30-9.30pm
Saturday 8 October 10am-5pm
Sunday 9 October 10am-2pm
Informal Concert:
Sunday 9 October ?3pm - to finish 5.30pm

News from Anna Davis & Tim Pithers:
an opportunity to join a brand new orchestra,
the first LGBT+ orchestra in the South West
All orchestral musicians welcome,
regardless of gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Donations welcomed - £20 would help cover venue hire
(Venue - to be confirmed.)
Futher information from Anna & Tim:
Divertimento Piano Trio
Divertimento Piano Trio
Powderham Castle
Friday 7 October 7.30pm
Piano: Margaret Lynn
Violin: Mary Eade
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Louise Farrenc Opus 33
Camille Saint-Saëns Opus 18
Felix Mendelssohn Opus 49
Tickets: £15 (incl. student)
Booking: 01626 890243
Online Booking: TicketSource
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David Briggs
Silent Movie
Nichols Nymet House
(North Tawton EX20 2BP)
Saturday 8 October 7pm
Organist: David Briggs
Former organist at Truro
Gloucester Cathedrals
improvises on 4 manual
Pipe Hauptwerk organ
to John S Robertson's
1920 classic starring
John Barrymore & Nita Naldi
Followed by 2-course dinner & wine
Tickets: £30
Advance Booking Essential
Box Office: 01837 82626
                  07836 634071
Nichols Nymet House Website
Naoko Maeda
Toyonaka Church Osaka
Saturday 8 October 2pm
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Friderick Handel
Jahan Alain
Richard Rogers ("Sound of Music")
John Williams ("Star Wars")
Film Music arranged by Naoko
Torbay Symphony Orchestra
Ariel Centre Totnes
(King Edward VI Community College)
Saturday Sunday 8 & 9 October
Piano Masterclasses: 10.30am-1pm
 - with Murray McLachlan
                           & Kathryn Page
(Saturday: Grades III - VI
    Sunday: Grade VII & above)
Details Application FormTSO Website
Pre-Concert Talks: 6pm
- by Murray McLachlan
plus Open Orchestral Rehearsals each day
Conductor: Richard Gonski
Leader: Chris Eastman
Saturday 8 October:
Concerto 1 (C) Rose McLachlan
Concerto 2 (B♭): Callum McLachlan
The McLachlan Family
Murray McLachlan, Kathryn Page
Callum, Matthew & Rose McLachlan
Concerto 3 (Cm): Matthew McLachlan
Sunday 9 October:
Concerto 4 (G): Murray McLachlan
Concerto 5 (E♭) "Emperor":   ditto
Tickets: One Concert £12
               Two Concerts £20
               Masterclasses £5
              Whole Weekend £25 (child £5)
              (one accompanied child FREE)
Box Office: 01548 810146
Totnes TIC: 01803 863168
Online BookingTSO Website
Red Earth Opera Company
(South Devon Singers)
Chudleigh Parish Church
Saturday & Sunday 8 & 9 October
Pietro Mascagni: "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Director: Jane Anderson-Brown
Santuzza: Justine Viani
Turiddu: Hugh Legg
Lucia: Louise Mott
Alfio: Will O'Brien
Lola: Iryna Ilnytska
Saturday: Learn 3 Choruses
Sunday Morning: Orchestra Rehearsal
Sunday Afternoon: Choir & Orchestra
Sunday Evening: One Hour Performance
Fees: £25 (South Devon Singers £20)
Score Hire: £3
Concert Tickets: £10 (U18 & 60+ £8)
Futher Details & Bookings:
Jane: 07949 490120
Sheila: 01626 870107
Updates: Red Earth Opera Website
Roger Hendy
Sidholme Music Room Concerts
Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, EX10 9PH
Sunday 9 October 3.30-4.30pm
Leader: Roger Hendy
Flute: Catherine Clements
Piano: Alex Wilson
W A Mozart: String Quartet in C Major "Dissonance"
Josef Haydn: Trio in D Major for flute, cello and piano
Astor Piazzolla: "Oblivion"
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major
Admission FREE collection in aid of Restoration Fund
Divertimento String Quartet
Divertimento String Quartet
St Margaret's Church Topsham
Sunday 9 October 4pm
Violins: Mary EadeLindsay Braga
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz D703
Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No 2
Robert Schumann: String Quartet No 1
Tickets: £12 (advance £10)
Booking: 01392 877895
Under-18: FREE
Splendid Productions
Tiverton Community Arts Theatre
(Tiverton High School Bolham Road)
Tuesday 11 October 8pm
Tickets: £12 (concession £10)
Box Office: (TCAT) 07443 502523
(Splendid Productions) 02083 186469
Online BookingTCAT Website
Splendid Productions Website
St David's Players
Barnfield Theatre
Tuesday-Saturday 11-15 October
Nightly 7.30pm  Sat Matinee 2.30pm
Tickets: £16 (Tues & Matinee £14)
(student/child £11 family 2+2 £45)
Box Office: 01392 271808
             (10-4 Mon-Fri 10-2 Sat)
Online BookingBarnfield Website
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The Queen's Hall
Queen's College Taunton
Friday 14 October 7.30pm
Soprano: Sarah Owen
Narrator: Kate Westbrook
Violin: Emma Welton
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Jane Pirie
Harp: Sally Jenkins
Flute: Susie Hodder Williams
Saxophone: Chris Caldwell
Clarinet: Victoria Loram
Trumpet: Brian Moore
Percussion: Michelle Hiley

                   Andy Smith-Turner
Luciano Berio: "Folk Songs"
William Walton: "Façade II"
(the poetry of Edith Sitwell)
plus music by
Judith Weir, Kurt Weill
Franco Donatoni &
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tickets: £15 (OAP £12.50 student £10)
Box Office: 01823 340880
Online BookingQueen's College Website