Commemoration Hall

 2015

UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND THAT 'PATCH' WILL CHANGE FROM 1 DECEMBER 2014. WE WILL CONTINUE AS AN INDEPENDENT, VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY GROUP. PLEASE SEE OUR PATCH  MAKE A CHANGE PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND READ OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

KEN NICOL - CANCELLED

Ken Nicol is a highly acclaimed musician, singer, songwriter, producer, playwright and composer who has been a member of folk/rock bands Steeleye Span and The Albion Band and also worked with artists ranging from Al Stewart to Phil Cool.He plays acoustic and electric guitar, resonator guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin and ukulele. His music ranges from folk to ragtime, blues to rock, ballads to jazz, amazingly intricate instrumentals to singalong comedy numbers.

Born in Preston, Lancashire, Ken had early success as one half of Nicol & Marsh's Easy Street who recorded four albums on the CBS and Polydor labels, and moved to Los Angeles in the late-1970s. Then in 1996, Ken started working with Ashley Hutchings - founder of British folk-rock giants Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band. It was a very fruitful partnership which continues to this day. After recording four albums with The Albion Band and continuing to record and release his own solo albums, Ken joined legendary folk-rockers Steeleye Span in 2002, touring the world and recording a further four albums with the band.

Ken left Steeleye Span in 2010, in order to concentrate on his many other projects which see him performing across the UK and Europe, both as a solo artist and as part of various duos. He's also co-host of the Internet radio show, FolkCast (http://www.folkcast.co.uk), which has thousands of listeners all around the world.

Friday 16 January 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £14, concessions £12

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BARB JUNGR - CANCELLED

Hard Rain

A fabulous show coinciding with the release of her album Hard Rain available for all theatres, arts centres and festivals.

The UK’s finest interpreter of song, Barb Jungr returns to the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen with the release of Hard Rain. Oft referred to as “the politicised chansonnier” and cited as one of the world’s best performers of Dylan’s material, Barb turns to six of his most politically hard-hitting songs along with five of Leonard Cohen’s most impassioned songs of conscience. Barb’s selection for Hard Rain reflects her despair with the political times that we live in and she has deliberately chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written: Blowin’ In The Wind is now 51 years old and its sentiments are as relevant today as they ever were.

The UK's answer to Edith Piaf. To witness Barb Jungr perform live is to enjoy a revelatory and uplifting experience.

 What they say:
'…a fantastic English singer … I was just amazed by her voice….'
Jeremy Irons – Desert Island Discs

'possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs' Billy Bragg
'Brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter'
The Wall Street Journal

'Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe’s cabaret music perform a subtle dance in Jungr’s consciousness' The Guardian

Friday 20 February 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £14.50,  concessions £13

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MURDER AT FAWLTY TOWERS - CANCELLED 


Join us for a murder mystery extravaganza as Fawlty Towers comes to Huntingdon’s Commemoration Hall – for one night only.

Meet your favourite characters including Basil Fawlty, his loving wife Sybil, waitress Polly and of course the soppy Spaniard Manuel. The Major and Miss Tibbs may also be in attendance.

In fact it’s Gourmet Night at Fawlty Towers with extra special dishes prepared by Kurt and ably assisted by Terry back in the kitchen. So what could possibly go wrong?

Friday 27 February 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.50 to include a light supper

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LADIES GoDIVA - CANCELLED

Ladies GoDiva are an outstanding triumvirate in the mould of Fascinating Aida. They are hilarious, glamorous ‘old school’ divas with big voices and even bigger personalities. Performing original songs penned by the hugely talented and and celebrated Helen Goldwyn this trio, all of whom have graced the West End stages, love to have fun and mix a modern sound with a vintage feel.

They dare to sing about the quirks of being 'ladies-of-a-certain-age' in a world where everyone is ‘prettier and younger’ and where each birthday is a step closer to that path leading ‘over the hill’.

With new material being added constantly, their songs are original, current and multi-genre - combining this with their extraordinary harmonies, Ladies GoDiva have exploded onto the cabaret scene with sell out performances at such wonderful establishments as Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry and The English Theatre of Hamburg.

Ladies GoDiva have a strong female following but appeal to any audience that would appreciate sharp wit, satire and intelligent thought provoking lyrics. They perform a cabaret style show in the best traditions but which is very much for the modern audience.

Friday 20 March 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £15, concessions £13.50

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ELVIS VS JERRY LEE LEWIS - CANCELLED

The SHOWDOWN!

Who was the real king of rock ‘n’ roll? Elvis the Pelvis? Or The Killer – Jerry Lee Lewis?

 This is your opportunity to decide as the two come head to head! Be excited once more by the sheer energy of Elvis’ hits such as Hound Dog, All Shook Up, Don’t Be Cruel and Teddy Bear and Jerry Lee Lewis’ hits such as Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin’, High School Confidential and Breathless.

Then when the show is over, you choose who was the true king and invite them back for one final curtain call.
Two breathtaking performers in the guise of Dave B (Elvis) and Peter Gill (Jerry Lee Lewis) and supported by the fabulous Buddy Presley Band remind us all why rock ‘n’ roll will never die!

Friday 27 March 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.50, concessions £14

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TOM 'SPATS' LANGHAM - CANCELLED

Tom ‘Spats’ Langham has become one of the most talked about names on the jazz circuit today. With his virtuoso performances on acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele and his ‘to die for’ vocals and easy wit he is the perfect front man for a trio that engages diehard and casual jazz fans alike.

‘The Hot Fingers Trio’ perform an eclectic mix of vintage acoustic string music; hot jazz of 1920’s New York, sophisticated 1930’s swing, the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt and early blues of Lonnie Johnson.

‘Spats’ has performed with such notable names as: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Acker Bilk and The Chris Barbers Band, but it is with his own combo that he is now gaining such respect.
Although just three in number they will play during their show nine different instruments and will often welcome the lovely vocals of Emily Campbell as a special feature.

Friday 17 April @ 7.30pm

Tickets: £14, concessions £12

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BOOKENDS present SIMON & GARFUNKEL - CANCELLED


Written and performed by Bookends, Simon and Garfunkel – through the Years and is a blend of live performance and multi-media which features narration written by Victoria Kingston, the author of Simon and Garfunkel - The Definitive Biography.

Bookends (the collective name of Pete Richards and Dan Haynes) celebrate the music and career of Simon and Garfunkel by performing accurate reproductions of their songs. They don't dress up, wear wigs, put on fake accents or pretend to be them. Instead, they pay tribute to their music by performing accurate reproductions of their songs, paying particular attention to the perfect timing and diction that Simon and Garfunkel were famous for.

Friday 12th June at 7.30pm

Tickets: £11.50 in advance, £12.50 on the door

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KEITH CHARLES - CANCELLED

Back by popular demand.

Friday 9 October 2015 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: tba

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