Live and Local – The Devil’s Violin ‘Stolen’

We are pleased to announce the welcome return of ‘The Devil’s Violin’, a popular rural touring performance trio consisting of a charismatic storyteller, an excellent cellist and a superb violinist. They tell traditional tales for a modern audience accompanied by hypnotic music. They will be at the Institute in Taddington on Thursday 28th March at 19:30 with their new show ‘Stolen’.

If you are looking for a high quality, entertaining night out in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, if you enjoy a night of entertaining theatre, storytelling and music, if you like innovative and entertaining productions of classic plays and stories, then you will not be disappointed. ‘Stolen’ is a masterclass in storytelling – by combining enchanting traditional tales with fabulous contemporary music, it has audiences on the edge of their seats.

‘The Devil’s Violin’ have an uncanny knack of taking traditional tales and putting their own spin on them, so that they feel fresh for a modern audience. ‘Stolen’ tells the tale of a young woman who goes missing and the search for her which uncovers dark secrets. Described as spinetingling, heart stopping and darkly funny, this promises to be a fantastic night of top-notch storytelling with music.

You can reserve tickets by emailing, calling/texting 07929 151 688, or at the Saturday Cafe (this coming Saturday – 9th March).

Advance tickets £10 (over 65s £9); on the door £10.50 (over 65s £9.50) Students £8.

This is a Live & Local event.

Peak Voices

We are delighted to let you know that, on Saturday 2nd March in the Institute, newly formed local singing group Peak Voices will be performing One Song More, a selection of songs from popular West End musicals such as Blood Brothers, Chicago, West Side Story and Les Miserables.
The group, made up of professional singers and musicians Chris Blackshaw, Andrew Edwards, Gemma Flitter, Liz McKenzie and their accompanist Wendy Byrne, recently got together to share their love of singing with a wider audience in small villages. They are all ex members of Bakewell Youth Theatre who got together for a concert back in June and have now developed into the company ‘Peak Voices’.

Tickets for this event cost £8 and can be obtained by contacting the Peak Voices booking lines on 07539 560102 or 07575 900098. You can also book tickets by emailing Peak Voices at

For more information about Peak Voices, find them on Facebook at Peak Voices or on Twitter @peakvoices.

Live and Local – Bush Gothic

The Australian Bush comes to TaddingtonLive and Local always boast of ‘surprising shows in surprising places’ and the event in Taddington in mid-November will be no exception to the rule. Bush Gothic, a fantastic ‘bush band’ who perform folksongs of colonial Australia will … transport the Bramwell Institute with their music on Friday 16 November at 7:30pm.

Rattled by the bones of felons and steeped in campfire smoke, this outstanding Australian band performs riveting folk from the era of criminal women and convict men, of treachery and transportation. They tell Gothic tales of desperate people from an era of adventure and gold. Their music is a haunting marriage between darker, stranger folksongs of colonial Australia, evocative vocals and beautiful, at times foot-stomping music with a wry, antipodean twist.
The band are from Melbourne and have a foot in the future as well as the past. They have had a slew of sold out concerts and 5-star reviews. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M Thomas as an ‘edgy rising folk star’; the Unthanks invited them on tour and to perform at their own festival; their latest album release was chosen as runner up for Roots Magazine 2016 Album of the year.

Tickets are now on sale and can be booked by emailing, by calling or texting 07929 151 688 or in person at The Queen’s Arms, Main Street, Taddington. Advance tickets: £10.00 standard; £9.00 65+; £8 student. On the door: £10.50 standard; £10.00 65+; £8 student.