Chris Helme

SATURDAY 22nd MAY ’21

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ released his brand new solo album on the 27th of August 2012. Still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics ‘Love Is The Law’ and ‘Blinded By The Sun’ – songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance. Present day societal context may well in fact mirror those times but the man himself, now, appears cut from an entirely different cloth.

Helmes has an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it’s his latest offering The Rookery’s knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme’s keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.

TICKETS

£15 advance*
£17 on the door

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Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Sat 22 May Sat 22 May, 2021

Scott Matthews

Tue 18 May Tue 18 May, 2021

TUESDAY 18th MAY ’21

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19
EXISTING TICKETS / SEATING POSITIONS REMAIN VALID

If there’s one quality that defines the career of Scott Matthews it’s this: evolution.

The singer/songwriter has challenged himself creatively during a career that has been characterised by rare quality. As Matthews gears up for the release of his seventh studio album, new horizons loom into view as he finds different ways to cast a spell.

The quality of Matthews’ craft is a given. The Ivor Novello-winning artist is part of a lineage that includes such greats as Buckley and Drake, John Martyn and Paul Simon. With guitar in hand and a voice that conveys raw emotion, he has long been established as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of song.

Introspective and reflective, combining blues and folk, mixing the ethereal with the empyrean, Matthews is a musical alchemist who transforms base metal to gold. He has expanded his sonic palette while making his new record, introducing new moods and musical textures as he addresses universal truths.

Having broken through with the much-loved Passing Stranger and more recently mastered the delicate art of one-man-and-a-guitar music with sparse musicianship and an otherworldly falsetto, through the recordsHome Pt I, Home Pt II and The Great Untold, Matthews is travelling along new roads.

Waves of electronica are matched with big, chiming electric guitars as Matthews finds different colours for his canvass. His new work will be out later this year and it will be accompanied by a tour, during which he’ll revisit fan favourites from an extraordinary canon of work.

“It’s been a welcome diversion to work on my seventh record. For the first time in the making of any of my records, I have given myself a very clear blueprint and can hear how every song should sound given the limitations I have set myself.”

Matthews new record will feel sparse with an air of electronic minimalism. There will be less instrumentation than on earlier works; with percussion, strings and woodwind being replaced by a world of emotive synthesisers and pulsing drum grooves. Rehearsing in his local church, he’s been testing himself, pushing himself far outside his normal comfort zone as he explores new sounds and ways of making music.

If you’re looking for examples, consider the career progressions of David Sylvian, Mark Hollis, Brian Eno or Thom Yorke, who all found new ways of working in an ever-changing world.

“In many ways, it’s like starting again. I feel reborn in an oscillating world. The fact that the music is so different forces me to sing and write lyrics in a pleasingly unexpected way, it breathes a whole new energy into my approach and song-writing ethos. There’s a pulsating dynamic, which I’m captivated by.”

Matthews will tour the UK in November and play at a number of churches and unusual spaces with natural ambiences suited to his newfound lo-fi sounds. “It will be one man and a guitar with a wave of electronica washing over me. I am fascinated by thought provoking sounds and how they totally immerse the listener and encourage them to dig a little deeper into their being. I think these songs will prick people’s ears up. They’ll keep people on their toes and hopefully their electronic grace will sweep them off their feet too.”

Over 14 years and with his seventh album on the horizon, Matthews has continued to push the envelope with songs of breath-taking majesty. And now he is setting himself new challenges as his evolution takes a beautiful turn.

www.scottmatthews.uk

TICKETS

£16 advance*
£18 on the door

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Waiting for Godot

April 22nd 2021

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED EVENT DUE TO COVID-19 – EXISTING TICKETS / SEATS REMAIN VALID.

Two tramps on a lonely Irish road await the appearance of a mysterious character called… Godot. Whilst they wait they while away the time by quarrelling, making up, contemplating suicide, trying to sleep, eating a carrot and gnawing on some chicken bones. For his hilarious, poignant and unforgettable play, Beckett created one of the great comedic double acts in modern theatre. Once famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’, Theatre Nation bring their customary wit, humour and flair for highly expressive physical theatre to Beckett’s masterpiece. 

www.theatrenation.org

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£14 on the door

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Peter Knight and John Spiers

March 31st 2021

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

On a summer’s day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today’s folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe. With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.

With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there.

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.

These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

www.peterknight.net/knight-and-spiers

TICKETS

£16 advance*
£18 on the door

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Tom Brace

February 16th 2021

Doors 18:30
Onstage from 19:00

RESCHEDULED EVENT DUE TO COVID-19 – EXISTING TICKETS / SEATS REMAIN VALID.

Following a sold-out run at 2019’s  Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Featuring Tom’s unique blend of comedy and magic, the show promises to have a little something for everybody.

‘Classic magic tricks with youthful charm’ (EdinburghGuide.com).

‘Hilarious… joyfully daft… if you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it’ (SittingontheFourthWall.com).

TICKETS

£10 advance*
£12 on the door

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Remi Harris Jazz & Blues Duo

December 11th 2020

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED EVENT DUE TO COVID-19 – EXISTING TICKETS / SEATS REMAIN VALID.

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK whose unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing. Remi will be joined by virtuoso double bassist Tom Moore.

“an extraordinary musician” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

“astonishing stuff” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music

“Brilliant” Martin Taylor MBE

“a tremendously gifted player” John Etheridge

“Terrific” The Telegraph

“extraordinary” R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine

“a remarkable musician” Jazz Journal

“seriously good” thejazzmann.co.uk

“Fantastic” BBC Radio 3

www.remiharris.com

TICKETS

£14 advance*
£16 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Gigspanner Big Band

December 5th 2020

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’ Beginning life as a trio – with fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack – the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray. As collaborations go, it doesn’t get much more mouth-watering than this. 

“With the Gigspanner Big Band, Peter Knight has assembled a group of musicians intent on making some of the most important and exhilarating art ever to sit under the banner of folk music” FRUK

“The Gigspanner Big Band makes a sound that is big and broadminded yet intimately subtle and pensive when required, making English folk music for the new decade, putting them at the head of the posse” Irish Music Magazine

“As masterful as you would expect from the combined stellar talents involved. For any traditional folk enthusiast, this Natural Invention is a real mother of necessity” Folking.com

TICKETS

£22 advance*
£24 on the door

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

November 27th 2021

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19.

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – An Acoustic Journey

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

2019 marked Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go”  features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

www.kikiandcarmelo.com

TICKETS

£22 advance*
£24 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Night Sky Show

Saturday November 28th 2020

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Come along to the long-awaited Night Sky Show. It will certainly be a night to remember!

Facts, fiction, laughter and more in a fantastic place, for one night only. A night of great entertainment as well as an event for everyone! The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos. A light hearted evening of astronomy and so much more. Above all, an evening for anyone with a slight interest in the night sky or more. A night for anyone who indeed wants to laugh, learn, be inspired and enjoy. The Night Sky Show is a truly fun, entertaining and memorable evening. Helping you understand and enjoy the heavens above and the universe beyond. Helpful for the next time you’re looking up at the night sky stargazing, or when you just look up and wonder. We’ll skip the heavy-going science and hard to follow explanations. The Universe and everything within will be presented in an entertaining and easily absorbed way.

AN AMAZING SHOW FOR EVERYONE

This won’t be a boring astronomy talk. The Night Sky Show is a live performance anyone can enjoy! Learn about constellations, stars, planets and the deeper cosmos. The sheer scale of the universe. The mythology and stories of the night sky. Presented by Adrian West – A passionate and experienced astronomer. Better known as VirtualAstro on Twitter and Facebook. One of the largest independent astronomy and space accounts on social media. He’s passionate about the night sky and inspiring people to look up. His success is due to being interesting, down-to-earth and fun! The writer of numerous astronomy and space-related articles for various popular online science magazines. He has also written guides and articles for the BBC, Met Office and National Trust to name a few. You can regularly find him pointing out things to people in the night sky. If you look up and wonder, The Night Sky Show Isle of Wight is for you. SO LET’S EXPLORE!

www.nightskyshow.co.uk

TICKETS

£15 advance*
£17 on the door

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

November 27th 2020

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman’s ‘On Reflection’ Tour 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songswhich span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup ‘Equation’ through to the current release ‘Personae’ with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.

“IT’S FOLK MUSIC FOR THE MODERN AGE.”-THE TELEGRAPH-LONDON

‘THESE GUYS ARE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL’-ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

TWICE WINNERS OF ‘BEST DUO’-BBC RADIO2 FOLK AWARDS-2016 & 2013

www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

TICKETS

£15 advance*
£17 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Morgan & West – Unbelievable Science

November 21st 2020

Doors 13:30
Onstage from 14:00

RESCHEDULED EVENT DUE TO COVID-19 – EXISTING TICKETS / SEATS REMAIN VALID.

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

For family audiences all aged 6+

★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” – Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

http://www.morganandwest.co.uk/

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£10 Children under 13*

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*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

MARVELus (12+)

November 7th 2020

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

TheJustUsLeague present… MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies… Kind Of

We’re delighted to present the world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, TheJustUsLeague, with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVELMovies…Kind Of. Squeezing (almost) all theMARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, their short punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVELfans; from those that have seen just one movie to mega-aficionados who know the franchise inside out.It’s weapons-free comedy that takes no prisoners. Like your super-hero movies? You’ll love this. Direct from sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Just Us League, are bringing their incredible MARVEL-based comedy show to venues across the UK in Autumn 2020.

www.thejustusleague.co.uk

TICKETS

£14 advance*
£16 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!