Matthew Ford

Saturday 25th October  7.30pm


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Award-winning vocalist Matthew Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, broadcasting regularly with the BBC Big Band and the John Wilson Orchestra.
Matthew has built an enviable wealth of experience, performing with the Halle, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC and RTE Concert Orchestras.
As a recording artist Matthew is always in demand for sessions and albums, his recent album ‘Portrait’ airing on BBC and RTE Radio.

Matthew works regularly with acclaimed conductor John Wilson, performing at the 2011 BBC Proms in ‘Hooray For Hollywood’, and subsequently touring the UK with the John Wilson Orchestra, something he repeated in November 2013. Matthew also featured on the hit JWO album ‘THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!’ recorded at Abbey Rd studios.

In 2012 Matt broadcast twice on ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’, performing with John Barrowman and Lee Mead in tributes to Irving Berlin and Gene Kelly.
2013 saw Matt returning to the Royal Albert Hall for his second BBC Proms appearance (Hollywood Rhapsody), perform at the Aldeburgh and Harrogate Festivals, and make his US debut, performing in Hollywood as featured soloist with the John Wilson Orchestra.


Tickets  Call Pat Ford  024 76346950


Monday 27th October   7 .30pm




Exciting entertainment for the whole family.


Tickets are only available from the Civic Hall Box Office.  024 76376707


Tickets  £15.00  Under 16’s  £10.00  Family (2 adults + 2 kids)  £43.00




Ballet Theatre UK

Thursday 30th October  7.30pm



“Join Ballet Theatre UK for their spectacular new production of this timeless classic.

Swan Lake remains one of the most enduring, moving and irreplaceable classical ballets due to its magical plot filled with romance, sorcery and betrayal. This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician; a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her. Featuring new choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore and over 120 new costumes and stunning sets, this beautiful re-telling of the tale will leave you with a new love for Swan Lake.

“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers… a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” – Dance Europe.

Critics Choice: Top 5 Dance Productions Touring The UK – The Independent.”


Tickets  £18.00  Concession  £16.50



Just Dance

Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th November  7.30pm




Students from the Shelby Academy of Performing arts take you through a wonderful mix of Musical Theatre, Classical and the latest Hip Hop routines.


Ticket Contact details: Michelle Wood – 07813686810


Tickets £10.00


Friday 7th November  7.30pm

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19th April 2014 marks 40 years since the release of Showaddywaddy’s debut single “Hey Rock And Roll” , released on Bell Records this day in 1974. Both the A and B side (“You Will Lose Your Love Tomorrow”) were recorded on the same day at The Music Centre, Wembley.

The single went on to sell 420,000 copies, reaching number 2 in the charts, and only being kept off number 1 by Ray Stevens’ ‘The Streak’.

The band promoted the single for the very first time on TV a month later, 16th May 1974 on Kid Jensen’s 45, a week later on 23rd May, Showaddywaddy made their Top Of The Pops debut. The band played “Hey Rock And Roll” on TV a number of times over the years, and the song remains in the live set to this day.


Tickets  £18.50


Great War

Saturday 8th November  7.00pm



In aid of the Royal British Legion and the Mary Ann Evans Hospice



Commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I.


The John Cleveland College Orchestra

The Wigston Brass Band

Spirit of Coventry Drum and Bugle Corps

Mary Ann Evans Singers

Canon Maggs C of E Junior School

Coventry Philharmonic Choir

Plus Guest Artistes


Tickets  £12.00b


28th to 30th November




Although over the years the Festival has grown into quite a large event it has still retained its unique “intimate” atmosphere: You can enjoy a whole week-end of music, song and dance for little more than the price of just a concert! – It’s a Festival to ”get involved in” – where the audience is (at least!) as important as the guests! – It’s where the folk scene meets for its Christmas Party – for a good sing, dance and play, a good story, a good drink, some good company, and a really good time! – It’s the place to be at the end of the Festival season! ….. and it is the UK’s biggest annual winter folk event!
Concerts * Singarounds * Music Sessions * Poetry & Storytelling *
Real Ale Bars * Workshops * Folk Clubs * Meet the Artiste *
Friday evening “60′s Folk Party” with The Old ‘Uns *
Late Night Specials (Week-end Ticket Holders Only)
* “Themed” shows and sessions
including “The Glorious Madness” – a presentation of words and music commemorating the anniversary of the commencement of WW1
and a very special Waterfall (Keith Donnelly & Martin Oram) reunion!
* Dance Displays * The Famous “Bedworth Voices Concert”
……. plus much more, and all based in and around the luxurious Bedworth Civic Hall!


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