Future Shows

Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman

Saturday 20 February 2016 7.30pm

Once again we are delighted to be able to present the most celebrated and exciting jazz saxophonist on the planet, the mercurial Courtney Pine

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty years than this ground breaking, multi-instrumentalist.

Awarded an OBE and CBE for services to music, Courtney is a professor of Music at Westminster University and has a doctorate from Leeds College of Music.

His recordings and live work have been recognised throughout his career, with numerous awards including BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO and Mercury Music Prizes.

This is a rare opportunity to see the musical legend up close and for this very special concert in the intimate setting of Eastbourne’s magnificent Birley Centre, Courtney will be accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman.

Here is a BBC Radio 3 – In Tune Sessions with Courtney & Zoe – “A Child is Born”

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION......BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

PLEASE NOTE - THERE ARE NOW ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Seats: £24.50 - 01323 841414

Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

Saturday 05 March 2016 7.30pm

In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene.

The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player, create music that Folk Roots say is “A musical partnership made in heaven”.

Well known as a central component of the Show of Hands set-up, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK.

Click here – Miranda & Rex play Only One Way

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Strawbs (Acoustic)

Saturday 12 March 2016 7.30pm

As the Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound (originating in English folk music, rather than rock) that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.

Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk, who together formed the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up, are still there, as is Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of the band.

Click here – Acoustic Strawbs – There Will Come The Day

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Phil Beer Band

Saturday 19 March 2016 7.30pm

Phil Beer best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s foremost acoustic duo Show Of Hands, is touring again in what has become an increasingly popular annual outing for him and his band.

Delivering a unique blend of ‘folk and roll’ drawn from Phil’s love of traditional tunes and American country rock, The Phil Beer Band are quite unlike any other band currently on the circuit.

Phil’s instrumental skills on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin are well documented and been utilized by countless artists over the years, including The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley.

Click here – Phil Beer Band – “Cannot Keep From Crying”

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Martin Simpson and Martin Taylor

Sunday 10 April 2016 7.30pm

This will undoubtedly be a very special evening as these two guitar playing legends get together to work in harmony......

Martin Simpson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving, and he has been rewarded by being nominated an astounding twenty three times in the eleven years of the BBC Folk Awards.

Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.

Award-winning jazz guitarist Martin Taylor has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning four decades and during that time he has collected an MBE and invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world.

He has performed with musicians from many different musical genres including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, and Jamie Cullum.....Jeff Beck described him as “THE finest guitarist he had ever met!”

“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable” Pat Metheny

Click here – Martin Simpson & Martin Taylor – Time After Time

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

From Austin Texas, The Hot Club of Cowtown

Saturday 16 April 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

From the bright lights of the Grand Ol' Opry to Glastonbury and festival stages worldwide, touring with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and opening seven nights of Roxy Music’s sold-out “For Your Pleasure” U.K. stadium tour, the multi award winning Hot Club of Cowtown have become the premier ambassadors of Hot Jazz and Western Swing through the unstoppable power of their breathtaking live show.

This time they leave their home in Austin, Texas to take a short tour of the UK (and we are naturally delighted that they will be playing at the Pavilion) to give us glimpses into Romany music and culture that capture the sophistication and sizzle of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt's Quintette du Hot Club de France.

Here The Hot Club of Cowtown share Hogmanay with Jools Holand!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

The Blues Band

Saturday 23 April 2016 7.30pm

The Blues Band was formed in 1979, by ex Manfred Mann group members, Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs.

The Blues had always been their first love, indeed Manfred Mann for a short time backed Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom’s first band, the Roosters, also included a young Eric Clapton.

Paul & Tom were to be joined by slide guitarist Dave Kelly, who brought in Gary Fletcher to play bass guitar, while Hughie Flint sat on the drum stool.

Rob Townsend later replaced Flint, otherwise the line-up is still the same today.

See the band perfoming "You Got To Move" live

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill - 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: £20.50 & £23.50 - Now booking

Show of Hands

Saturday 07 May 2016 7.30pm

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer... Show of Hands are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.

Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have earned a huge reputation, resulting in being voted triple winners at the BBC Folk Awards, selling out the Royal Albert Hall four times, headlining major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India.

Celebrating their remarkable twenty two year partnership with this Long Way Home tour, they make a triumphant return to the songs and sounds that have inspired them over the years and mix them with material from their brand new studio album.

“One of the great English bands.” Peter Gabriel.

Show of Hands sing (appropriately) Breme Fell at Hastings

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill - 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Barbara Dickson

Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

As a multi-million selling recording artist, with an equally impressive Olivier Award-winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular entertainers in Britain today.

Barbara Dickson emerged from the Scottish Folk Revival of the 1960s and has become the biggest-selling Scottish female artiste of all time.

Known to a wider audience in the 1970s and 1980s, with hits including Answer Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall (Evita), The Caravan Song and I know Him So Well, (with Elaine Paige), she enjoyed ten years of chart success.

As an actor, her roles have included Anita Braithwaite in ITV'S Band of Gold, the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell's long-running musical Blood Brothers and Viv Nicholson in Spend Spend Spend for which she won an Olivier Award in 1999.

Her St Mary in the Castle performance will include new material, re-interpretations of some of her classic back catalogue and songs by some of her favourite songwriters, that include Randy Newman, Sandy Denny and Jackson Browne.

Here Barbara sings the famous Scottish folk song – The Water is Wide

.....and here with Nick Holland – The Times They Are A Chagin’

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill - 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Shakespearean Theatre, The Festival Players Theatre Company presents Hamlet.

Saturday 14 May 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

2016 commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare and in this special anniversary year we are delighted to present for the very first time two of his most famous works. (the second on 22nd July)

The first encompasses political intrigue, sexual obsession, philosophical reflection, violent action, tragic death and wild humour, the Bard’s great tragedy, Hamlet.

Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Booking opens 9th February

Reasons to be cheerful! - The Blockheads are coming to town.....

Sunday 19 June 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Reasons to be cheerful!.... The Blockheads are coming to town - yes the same Blockheads that used to back Ian Dury and who, since the great man's death in 2000, have been touring regularly with most of the original line-up, performing both an awesome back catalogue and their own new material.

Dury’s front man vocal role is taken by his minder in the band's heyday, Derek the Draw, (Derek Hussey) whose new songs keep the combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour and deadly-accurate observations of everyday British working-class life that Ian had perfected.

Joining Derek on stage are Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher from the original band and this line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon.

Alongside Hussey’s new material you can expect all the familiar hits, Reasons to Be Cheerful, Billericay Dickie, What a Waste, Clever Trevor, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Sweet Gene Vincent, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and so many more.

This is the kind of gig where the audience is encouraged play its part, to join in with those well known songs.....some of the arrangements might be different from the original vinyl issues, but if you are able to adjust, we’ll undoubtedly have a night that Mr Dury will look down on - and smile!

Reasons to be cheerful.... here Phill Jupitus helps Derek the Draw with the vocals

BOOKING DETAILS.....ALL TICKETS £21.50

AUDITORIUM – STANDING (with some unreserved seats)

BALCONY - UNRESERVED SEATS

IN PERSON & BY TELEPHONE from the Hailsham Pavilion - 01323 841414

Also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill - 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: AND STANDING £21.50 - Booking opens 9th February

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will play our Summer "picnic" show

Saturday 09 July 2016 8.00pm

Subject to contract exchange

To trace the history of Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman you have to go back to the 1990’s when they were part of the “super-group” Equation, with Kate Rusby and the other Lakeman brothers (Sam and Seth)

Kate was subsequently replaced by Cara Dillon (who eventually ended up marrying Sam!)

A young family was then to interrupt Kathryn and Sean's musical lives, but they returned to the folk scene in 2012 with an album, a full gig list and were very quickly rewarded with a major prize at the BBC Folk Awards (Voted Best Duo – 2013)

During those “off the road” years Sean had been busy with Seth’s band, producing the hugely successful run of solo albums including the Mercury Prize nominated Kitty Jay, and working with the likes of The Levellers, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg, Imelda May and Bellowhead.

Kathryn re-emerged as part of the Cecil Sharp Project and more recently she was asked to join the iconic 70’s folk rock band Fotheringay, thus stepping into the shoes of the late great Sandy Denny.

In the beautiful setting of Alfriston’s Old Chapel it is all about Sean and Kathryn as a couple and the quality of Kathryn's voice, for she is undoubtedly one of the best singers around, (and a fine piano and flute player to boot!)

……..and Sean’s guitar, sounding so economical and effortless as it weaves it’s ever more complex rhythmic and melodic course through a great set of songs, filled with vim, vigour, wit and wisdom.

See Kathryn & Sean perform Standing At My Window here.

Note the 8.00pm start - lots of time to picnic on the the Tye beforehand!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Booking opens 9th February

Shakespearean Theatre, The GB Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet.

Friday 22 July 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

The second of our summer evening Shakespearean Theatre productions features one of the greatest of all love stories, Romeo and Juliet.

A long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.

Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Booking opens 9th February