‘Shake-away’ those winter blues with live shows bursting into town

Friday, 19th January 2018

THEATRE is continuing on tour in Tamworth this February, with the rip-roaring alt-folk band Noble Jacks and the high-spirited, gypsy style jazz music of Tantz.

Noble Jacks will perform at St Francis Church on Thursday, February 8, starting at 7.30pm. This rip-roaring alt-folk band brings warm electro-acoustic music and rousing vocals to its live shows, fused together with a mixture of lively, folky foot stomping rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet upbeat songs, showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthemic songs. Exhilarating and refreshing to hear, this band will be raising the roof in February. Tickets are priced at £7.50.

If jazz music is more your style, then don’t miss Tantz in Concert at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, February 9, starting at 7.pm. A high-spirited and original klezmer dance and gypsy style band. Offering a performance of great global music, this remarkable six-piece band will bring joyous jazz infused music with an infectious vibe.  Tickets are priced at £8 adults, £6 concessions and £26 for group of 4 (standard tickets).

Live & Local – the Midlands’ Rural and Community Touring Network – will continue to work with Tamworth community groups to provide volunteers with the tools they need to bring professional touring theatre companies to the town, including booking, promoting and selling the events.

Touring Theatre has produced a range of high-quality shows that started from April last year. All performances have been staged in familiar but unusual community locations in a bid to increase opportunities for people to experience the arts.

It is part of the two-year Arts in Unusual Spaces project funded in partnership with Arts Council England, Tamworth Borough Council and the local community.

More information is available at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/arts-unusual-spaces.

Tickets are available via the box office: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk.  A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.

Or you can book your tickets direct with the venues here:

St Francis Church Tickets: 01827 65926, available from St Francis Vicarage, Masefield Drive.

Sacred Heart Church Tickets: 01827 709618, available at the Hub in the Castle Grounds.

Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment & Culture, said: “Don’t miss these incredible bands, a must-see for all music lovers, perfect to warm any cold winter evening.

“The Touring Theatre project has brought productions to venues in the community on a regular basis. As well as broadening the use of community venues, this has made it even easier for people to experience and enjoy theatre and the arts.”