OPENING CONCERT – THE DEMON BARBERS

posteropeningconcertOn Sunday, March 1 in the Village Hall, there will be a concert at 3.00pm featuring THE DEMON BARBERS. Performing spirituals, folk songs, classic pop songs and originals with humour – an entertainment with classically trained voices. Click the poster for more details.

THE PUBLIC BOX OFFICE opens on Monday, February 16 at Best of Brighton Holiday Cottages, Laureens Walk, Nevill Road, Rottingdean. The hours are:
Mon-Fri 11.00-3.00
Sat. 11.30-3.30

Online bookings are also possible from 11.00am on Monday, February 16 from www.rottingdeanarts.ticketsource.co.uk

EXTRA EVENT
Due to the heavy demand for tickets to the JAZZ AT THE BISTRO event on Monday, March 23, there will be a repeat dinner with jazz witht the same artists on Tuesday, March 24. There are still a few tickets for Monday, however.

SOLD OUT
The CELEBRITY LUNCH with Herbie Flowers on Thursday, March 26 is sold out, but as you can see from the brochure there is an additional lunch with the same details on Friday, March 20.

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2015 PROGRAMME FINALISED

We have a full programme of Musical and other events planned for this year, with the Spring Music Festival from March 20-29th, followed by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men performing “Twelfth Night” in the Kipling Gardens on June 20th and a series of concerts on the Terraces from June 14th – August 9th. The year ends with a popular return for the “Four Girls, Four Harps” on November 29th.

Priority Booking (for Patrons and Friends) begins on February 2nd, and is open to the general public on Monday February 16th. If you want to be sure of your tickets, it is not too late to become a Patron or Friend by completing the attached form.

The full programme will be published and available on this website at the end of January.

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LAST EVENT FOR 2014

postertivolibandOn Saturday, November 22 in the Village Hall, the Tivoli Café Band will be giving a concert at 7.30pm at the Rottingdean Village Hall. There will be a chance to join in some dancing or you can just listen to the music. It should be good fun!

There are still some tickets available at £15.

THE Tivoli Café Band plays music from the 1920s and 1930s, songs of the Belle Epoque and a wide variety of music. The band evokes all the cosmopolitan elegance of European café society in its golden age between 1850 and 1950.

Fronted by the versatile Italian singer Alessandra Testai, the Tivoli Café Band is a virtuoso instrumental ensemble with a repertoire spanning the continent of Europe, from London to Moscow and Istanbul, with some American classics thrown in. They have songs in seven languages – English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Greek and Russian – and composers include Bixio, de Curtis, Cesarini, Tosti, Waldteufel, Lehar, Gershwin and Jerome Kern.
THE VILLAGE HALL WILL BE SET UP WITH INFORMAL SEATING AT TABLES YOU CAN JUST LISTEN CONCERT-STYLE OR JOIN IN THE DANCING

2015 SEASON
Plans for 2015 will be announced before the end of this year. The Spring Music Festival will take place from March 21-29.

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Rottingdean Jazz Festival – August 22-25

ra-jazz-festival-2014-p1This was the first JAZZ FESTIVAL that had been organised in Rottingdean, consisting of 11 events in various village venues, including The Plough and Queen Vic pubs, Beyond Design and Molly’s Cafés, the Village Hall and the Rottingdean Terraces Stage.

All the events that took place attracted great public support and all the evening concerts were sold out. On Monday, August 25, because of the awful weather, we had to cancel the Bex Jazz Duo performance at Molly’s Café on the seafront and also Mark Bassey paying Basie on the Terraces Stage. However, we managed to relocate the Mark Bassey Band to the Village Hall and, despite the terrible rain, the hall was full to enjoy a very fine concert.

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Update On Jazz Festival Tickets

The four ticketed concerts are SOLD OUT:
Bobby Wellins – Friday 8pm
Jazz Spectacular – Saturday 7.30pm
Herbie Flowers – Sunday 7.30pm
Ronnie Scott’s – Monday 8.00pm

If wet the concerts scheduled for the Rottingdean Terraces Stage on Sunday and Monday at 3pm will be held in the Village Hall.

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