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5 June 2015

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Tuesday 2 June at 7.30pm – The Fureys

Legends of Irish music The Fureys, renowned for hit songs including I will love you, When you were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France and The Old Man are making their first appearance at Chequer Mead.

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination, and their folk-based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls in the world. They credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians and encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age. Tickets £18.

Wednesday 3 June at 8pmJulie Felix

Julie Felix, who recently celebrated 50 years in the world of music, arrived in England from California in 1964 and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca.

In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme The Frost Report and quickly became a household name.

Tickets £15/ concessions £13.50

Thursday 4 June at 7.30pmChequer Mead Silver Screen presents Mr Turner

Mr Turner is a 2014 biographical drama based on the life and career of the 18th century British artist J.M.W Turner, played by Timothy Spall.

Profoundly affected by the death of his esteemed father, loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby, whom he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close and loving relationship with a seaside landlady.

Throughout all this, Turner travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits a brothel, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Tickets £5/concessions £4

Friday 5 June at 7.30pmRichard Digance

Richard Digance returns to Chequer Mead for another evening of hysterical nostalgia as well as a wealth of new songs and anecdotes.

A BAFTA-nominated performer, a world acclaimed poet, an author and an artist and one of the country’s most celebrated comedy entertainers.

Richard will also be exhibiting some of his paintings around the Pavilion for purchase.

Tickets £16.50/ concessions £14.50

Saturday 6 June at 7.30pmEast Grinstead’s Summer Comedy Gala

Four top comedians perform for one night only.

The line up includes the brilliantly deadpan Romesh Ranganathan (Drunk History, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo), the uniquely quirky and award-winning comedian Joe Wilkinson (Him & Her, Miranda, Live at the Electric, 8 Out of 10 Cats) and the gorgeously quick-witted Kerry Godliman (Derek, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow).

The night will be MC-ed by the hugely likeable funny man, Paul McCaffrey (Russell Howard’s Good News, Practical Jokers)

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 June at 7.30pm – Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company presents Sweet Charity

After box office success with their play version of Blood Brothers, Rising Stars returns with the Broadway hit musical Sweet Charity.

Sweet Charity tells the story of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine who finds herself falling in love, time and time again, with the wrong man.  Will she find her one true love finally?  Featuring well-known songs such as Big Spender, Rhythm of Lifeand I Love to Cry at Weddings, this musical is filled with uplifting songs, dances and comedy for the whole family.

Tickets £12/ concessions £11/ children £9.

Monday 15 June at 7 30pm – Germaine Greer presents The Disappearing Woman

Forty years ago it seemed women were about to take their rightful place in the world but Germaine Greer says women are actually disappearing because flesh is not allowed.

As soon as girls accept the size, role and shape of adult women, they begin to fade from view.

With each stage of their lives, as they become successively wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, they become less visible.

And virtually obliterated are the three-quarters of care home residents who are women.

Germaine Greer attempts to explain this state of affairs and to suggest some strategies for change.

Tickets: £15/ concessions £13.

Tuesday 16 June at 7.30pm Chequer Mead Silver Screen presents Trash

Trash is  based on Andy Mulligan’s  2010 novel of same name and follows three Brazilian street teenagers – Raphael, Gardo, and Rato  – who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste.

One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption.

Rated 15.Tickets £5/ concessions £4.

Wednesday 17 June at 8pmA Concert with Albert Hammond

Hypertension Music are proud to present Albert Hammond, with his band, performing his own hits and all the hits he wrote for countless top recording stars.

Hammond is best known for his own hit It Never Rains in Southern California and his songs are responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart topping hits.

These include When I Need You – Leo Sayer, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship,  One Moment in Time – Whitney Houston.

Tickets £25.

Thursday 18 June at 7pm – The East Grinstead Business Association presents their Inaugural Business Lecture

This is one of the EGBA’s initiatives towards making East Grinstead a destination and will be an opportunity to hear from Jeremy Siegal, the Chief Executive Officer of White Stuff about their business model, their reasons for coming to East Grinstead and what they believe the future holds.

The evening will also present the opportunity to network both before and after the lecture.

Tickets £10 for EGBA Members, £15 Non-Members.

Block bookings for schools are available please enquire at the box office.

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Friday 19 June at 8pm – Judie Tzuke, Songs and Stories

Judie Tzuke is one of the UK’s finest Singer/Songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song Stay With Me Till Dawn.

The event is part of her Songs and Stories experience and promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites and new songs and tales from across her life and career.

Tickets: £20

Wednesday 24 June at 7.30pm – The New Foxtrot Serenaders presents Strictly Gershwin

The New Foxtrot Serenaders are coming to Chequer Mead to perform an evening of some of Gershwin’s best loved melodies, including such classics as They Can’t Take That Away From Me and I’ve Got Rhythm.

Tickets £17/ concessions £16.

Friday 26 June at 7pm – Gregor Lersch presents Outlook Floral Art Demonstration

World master Florist Gregor Lersch returns to Chequer Mead bringing an exciting evening of Contemporary Floral Art that demonstrates his lifelong passion for plant material.

Tickets £17.

Saturday 27 June at 6pm & Sunday: 28 June at 1pm & 6pm –  the Gieldgud Academy of Performing Arts presentsMoving Pictures

The Gielgud Academy (GAPA) presents an exciting multimedia show combining dance, drama and musical theatre to pay homage to the world of film.  Featuring 250 of GAPA’s gifted young performers.

Tickets £15/ Concessions £12.50.