Happening at Atrix

Folk, film and Christmas coming up.

Luke Daniels

A current member with the Cara Dillon Band and former member of Riverdance, Luke Daniels is a singer-songwriter whose work doesn’t shy away from big questions. Luke can also turn his hand to most instruments including guitar, piano and zither banjo.

Following live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 this summer and appearances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Cambridge Folk Festival, Luke will be playing tracks from his latest solo album What’s Here What’s Gone at Artrix next month.

Luke Daniels will be playing at Artrix Studio on Saturday 6th December at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £10.00

A feast of songs, carols, stories and folklore is on the menu on Friday 12th December. Johnny Coppin, one of England’s finest singer/songwriters, presents a seasonal mix of traditional carols, new songs and stories on a special evening entitled All On a Winter’s Night.

Johnny Coppin

Formerly with the folk band Decameron, Johnny has had an eventful musical career and has played alongside Jasper Carrott and Gerry Rafferty. Joining Johnny on stage will be musician and narrator Paul Burgess from the John Kirkpatrick band and guitarist Dik Cadbury.

All on a Winter’s Night is on Friday 12th December at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £16.00 (£13.00)

Famous painters, the miners’ strike and a trip to the Scottish highlands are amongst the themes of a feast of films at Artrix this December.

Mr Turner explores the last quarter century of the great but eccentric British painter JMW Turner. Timothy Spall, who plays the leading role in this Mike Leigh biopic, spent two years learning to paint before taking up the part.

In another art-themed film, Effie Gray explores the scandalous true story of the troubled relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and Effie, his teenage bride. The film stars Emma Thompson who also wrote the script.

In What We Did on our Holidays Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

In complete contrast, Pride tells the story of UK gay and lesbian activist support for the miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Tickets for Artrix cinema cost £6.50 (£5.50)

Tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or www.artrix.co.uk