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May 2018

LIVE MUSIC: The Dan Walsh Trio

May 24 @ 19:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£6 – £11

"If one name is synonymous with the revival of interest in the banjo, it's Dan Walsh" LIVING TRADITION "The real deal, a demon picker" Uncut The new Dan Walsh trio featuring the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and maestro Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. We'll be touring the UK throughout May next year and here's  a little video to show you what you can expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JDBEDtZcUI&t=2s   "Absolutely terrific" MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk…

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June 2018

LIVE MUSIC: MIDNIGHT SKYRACER

June 29 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£6 – £11

Anglo-Irish girl power bluegrass! Midnight Skyracer is a new, all-female 5 piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics, lesser known songs and a few originals. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the UK’s top instrumentalists and singers, the band takes inspiration from the likes of other great female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Formed in early 2017, the band managed to squeeze in a mini tour and several festivals over the summer, proving…

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August 2018

FILM: The Greatest Showman (PG)

August 30 @ 18:00pm - 18:45pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£4 – £5

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. "The numbers in "The Greatest Showman" have a dance-pop fire that keeps you hooked."Variety " it’s hokey and old-school, but somehow this all-singing, all-dancing spectacle keeps winning over audiences " The Guardian "Being panned by some critics hasn't stopped Hugh…

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October 2018

LIVE MUSIC:  Bon Debarras- En Panne de Silence

October 12 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£6 – £12

  Bon Débarras: foot-stomping Canadians! Arts Alive has a great tradition of featuring top Canadian performers and this year welcomes back the wonderful Québec-based band Bon Débarras, with their new show,        En Panne de Silence. Bon Débarras burst onto the stage with heartfelt warmth, jigs, dances and some blazing body percussions. Their mad tempo music gives way to a tender love song, a quiet folk tune or a foray into Innuit traditions, touching upon some of Québec’s deepest roots. This…

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LIVE THEATRE: Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster

October 18 @ 11:00am - 14:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£5

  11am Show   1.30pm Show    Two 1 hour long performances at 11am and 1.30am Tickets are £5 per person  “GREAT FUN!” The Guardian Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue is the fantastic new production from Little Blue Monster Theatre Company. They came to SpArC in 2016 as Blunderbus with the fabulous Sorcerer’s Apprentice which many of you came to see- we are so thrilled to be able to have them back – this is sure to be an…

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November 2018

FILM: The Wizard of OZ (U)

November 2 @ 18:00pm - 19:45pm
SpArC Theatre
FREE with Donations on the night

  Come and Join the fun- for this Bishop's Castle Primary School fundraising event with  Sing-a-log ( Word sheets will be provided), special tuck shop, and dressing up encouraged. The Classic 1939 Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland where Back& White meets glorious technicolor When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to…

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Live Music: The Bishop’s Castle Orchestra & Friends (SpArC Fundraiser)

November 16 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£1 – £7.50

Bishop's Castle Orchestra and Friends presents   An Music Hall entertainment for all the Family: Featuring! Sonny Pennington: Prestidigitator Extraordinaire. (Magician) Eastern Mystique: Belly Dance meets the Charleston. Val Little Hales: Raconteur of Great Renown With Songs From.... Trevor and Kay Hedges Ian WallJane Pugh Penny Nicholson Arlette Cox-Harmsworth David Griffin All proceeds will go to the 'Don't Let The SpArCGo Out ' Fund Plus lots and lots more! A great fun evening for all the Family!  

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LIVE MID WALES OPERA SmallStages ‘L’heure espagnole’ (Ravel)

November 29 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£1 – £12

  SOLD OUT! Tickets Still availble for perfromances at Abermule Dec 6th (tickets £10/8 from www.thehafren.co.uk 01686 614555) – or Ludlow Dec 7  https://ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk     01584 878141 Shropshire Music Trust  brings MID WALES OPERA SmallStages 'L'heure espagnole'  By Ravel to SpArC Theatre Live! We are very excited to be able to bring this to the SpArC audience. MWO’s SmallStages returns this autumn, bringing live opera to the heart of communities across Wales and the Borders with Ravel’s exhilarating one-act clock shop comedy, L’heure espagnole. With five singers…

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LIVE: Castle Player’s Christmas Extravaganza

November 30 @ 19:30pm - December 1 @ 14:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£3 – £5

  Friday 30th November 7.30pm  Saturday 1st December 2pm         Join our much loved Castle Players for a Festive Feast! Sketches, skits. song, dance, silliness merriment and a truck load of Christmas Spirit! Come along and enjoy a few panto sketches while singing some favourite Christmas songs. Not everyone loves christmas, and the bad guys have kidnapped Santa. Help Mrs Claus to get him back. Santa is kidnapped by Wicked Witch Pinch and is locked away til New…

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December 2018

FILM : Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

December 13 @ 19:00pm - 20:55pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£4 – £5

  Sunshine, Music and Love -Sequel to the 2008 Abba Inspire film Lets pretend it's not winter! “Full of hits and emotion, this slick sequel delivers sharp one-liners, joyously contrived plot twists and an emotional punch.” The Guardian Dungarees optional but encouraged! "You’ll cackle at Christine Baranski’s crackling dialogue, cry when Meryl sings ‘My Love, My Life’, and when all is said and done you might even be tempted to go again " Empire "this sequel/prequel is frothy fun for…

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