Thursday, 29 April 2010


Monday, 26 April 2010

For those of you who remember Marie-Lou...

Remember the amazing circus themed physical theatre piece, 'In The Ring' from the Big Top Festival?

Well, that was directed by the wonderful Marie-Lou Flexen whose new choreography features in 'Our House' running from June 3rd - 5th, in the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham.

Directed by Adrian Ross Jones and featuring the talents of young actors, dancers, and singers from Gloucestershire, I'm sure this will be one exciting musical... and just in time to warm yourself up for Sweet Charity here at Bradon Forest!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Well, now this is exciting! I'm learning the wonderful ways of Photoshop and have just created this rather fetching, and I must say very realistic balloon! You may see something similar feature in the launch of our 2012 Big Top Festival this summer. You know the score... watch this space...

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Calling all Bradon Forest Drama students....

You are invited to watch a performance of Faust by a cast of Year 11 GCSE Drama students on Wednesday 28th April 2010.

The after school performance which will be performed in front of an external examiner, will also include a short piece from another GCSE group.

You should be in your seats no later than 3.45 for a prompt start. As the evening is an exam, the audience will not be able to leave before the end of the final piece. This may be slightly after 5.30pm, so you must ensure that you are able to get home if the late buses have already left.

We expect that seats will fill up quickly, so although tickets are free, you must collect one from the Arts Office. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Parents, friends and relatives of performers are also invited to come and watch.

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to watch fellow students perform some excellent work. Faust has been devised, scripted and directed entirely by the cast and is the result of five years hard work and dedication.

Monday, 12 April 2010

If you're a fan of The Shudders and spelling BBQ in full...

Circomedia Workshops

A reminder that the first of the Spring Intensive workshops is happening on Saturday April 24th, 10.00 - 1.00 for primary age and 2.00 - 5.00 for secondary age. Full details on our website at  (Look for City Circus). Places are limited, so please make sure you book ahead if you are intending to come!

Meanwhile if you have any questions, contact Gillian Donald on 0117 947 7288.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Local Events

Now the clocks have changed and it's lighter later, you may have more of an urge to venture out for evening entertainment. If so, make sure you check out the Arts Centre over the next couple of weeks. First off they have celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook, Hardeep Singh Kohli combining comedy with inventive cuisine on Saturday 10 April. Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking and funny anecdotes, all delivered by Glaswegian Hardeep in his own unique, articulate and utterly charming way. Tickets are £12.

If you like Hazel O'Connor, then there are just a few tickets left for her performance on 15th April. Make sure you don't miss out!

Talking of music, Ben Waters, one of the world's leading boogie woogie/rock n roll piano players, is playing on Saturday 17 April, with the Fraser Tilly Trio as support. This whirlwind musician plays some of the fastest boogie woogie piano you'll ever come across and the Ben Waters Band presents a great line up of superb musicians, good sounds and, above all, great fun! His raunchy vocals and exuberant style have earned him a superb reputation as one of the genres finest performers.

Finally, picked as one of the comedy highlights for 2010 by The Times Playlist, Laura Solon’s show will appear at the Swindon Arts Centre on Friday 16 April. Laura - from BBC 1’s Harry and Paul and Radio 4’s Talking and Not Talking – presents tepid-shot publisher Diana Lewis, scrambling to find a writer to finish a book and save the company from crisis. Her obstacles include an American Super Agent, a lightly tanned boss, a call centre worker, a diversity officer, The French and a dead rabbit called Ian.

To book all tickets call the Arts Centre on 01793 614837.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Swindon Tickets

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Thursday, 1 April 2010