Friday Live

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Friday Live: A Different Thread

A Different Thread play what they call “British- Americana” and not just because their two main collaborators, Robert Jackson and Alicia Best, are from the UK and US respectively. They weave togeher elements of blues and folk, country and bluegrass. 

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Fri 29 Jun 2018

Desert Island Picks: Raymond Allen

 Raymond Allen is a British television writer and playwright best known for creating the 1970s BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. He also wrote for the comedians Dave Allen, Little & Large and Frankie Howerd and the story of his life is both funny and inspirational to the struggling creative. A live theatre version of Some Mothers is currently touring the UK with Joe Pasquale in the role of Frank Spencer. FREE ENTRY!

After sharing his desert island pics here at the globe , Ray will be raising funds for St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5ED, at 7:30pm on Saturday 30th June with a talk about his early career. This event is sponsored by the globe at hay. See for information and how to book. Tickets costs £10 and can be available to purchase from the globe bar. 


Community event 8.00pm
Fri 6 Jul 2018

Let's Get Quizzical!

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
Sat 7 Jul 2018

Private Wedding

The globe is booked for a private wedding today. Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted Methodist chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on private hire options at the venue here
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Fri 20 Jul 2018

Friday Live: Anne-Marie Sanderson + Ben Hutcheson

Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation.

For fans of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton and books.

"a gloriously wide vista of astonishing grown-up tales which both fascinate and delight - the overall result, complex and immersive, is mesmerising...A bold, unusual and most beautifully constructed body of work." - Tap the Feed Magazine

"thoroughly atmospheric" - Northern Sky

"Anne-Marie Sanderson makes songs that ripple, peacefully, like circles in the water—full of gradual but unstoppable outward motion... delicate, but by no means flimsy, folk." - Ned Lannaman, The Portland Mercury 

" a more symphonic Laura Veirs [...] Sumptuous." - Higher Plain Music

Support comes from Ben Hutcheson, "a young singer/songwriter with a wisdom beyond his years". Ben bridges the storytelling gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future.

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Fri 27 Jul 2018

Friday Live: Solana

With their polyrhythmic fusion of world and folk styles, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol. Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. The band are at home playing to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds alike.
Formed in Valencia in 2012 as an itinerant acoustic folk trio, the band has developed almost beyond recognition through extensive touring and collaboration. Tamsin (flute/accordion) and Rowen (violin) weave together folk- and klezmer-inspired melodies which soar over a tight rhythm section. Elio’s Latin, African and reggae influenced drumming and JP’s flamenco guitar are locked together by Henry’s dynamic basslines.

“Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to pumping reggae and lilting Latin […] thoroughly invigorating” — Songlines
“A fervent and fertile form of world fusion” — Shire Folk
“They make my spice shelf look boring… an accomplished and colourful album” — Folk Radio UK
When not playing music, the members of Solana can be found making chutney, cycling long distances, and correcting people who mispronounce “paella”.

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Fri 3 Aug 2018

Let's Get Quizzical

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 10 Aug 2018

Friday Live: Jack Blackman

Jack Blackman is fast developing into one of the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today. Jack’s guitar playing has been described as 'exceptional' by Whispering Bob Harris. He has performed his songs all across the country and as far as the Mississippi Delta. Having cut his teeth in his teens trading licks with such luminaries as Paul Jones and The Blues Band, more recently with Tony Joe White and receiving accolades from Martin Simpson who marvelled, ‘At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through’, Jack is no stranger to blues and folk. On his forthcoming album, he fuses this with country, rock and pop with a voice that has been described as sounding 'older and more careworn than his tender years should allow' (Acoustic Magazine).

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Fri 17 Aug 2018

Friday Live: Selena in the Chapel

Selena in the Chapel is a Soulful Singer/Songwriter from Newport, South Wales. Nominated for 'Best Female Solo Artist' in September 2017 at the 'Newport City Radio Love Live Music Awards', and selected as a finalist in the London based talent competition ‘Prides Got Talent’ in April 2018, Selena has recently emerged on the South Wales music scene and has been described as:

"A Poet with a powerful message and a raw talent for turning the words on the page into well crafted storytelling, which is only heightened by her intricate guitar playing and vocal prowess."

For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and Tash Sultana.

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Fri 24 Aug 2018

Friday Live: Sheek Quartet

Vocalist Sarah Meek and pianist Guy Shotton are two rising stars of the UK jazz scene. A wide variety of influences combine in their readings of tunes from the Great American Songbook. They also perform their own compositions to produce a sound that is fresh and exciting.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 7 Sep 2018

Let's Get Quizzical!

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 14 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Circes Diner

Circes Diner are a refreshing change to the UK music scene, providing a nod outside the norm with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe’s Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one’s deepest vulnerabilities. Through wondrous tales of everyday life, the quirky lyrical content draws inspiration from love, loss, friendship and tigers! With numerous performances at Glastonbury, Ronnie Scotts, Boomtown Fair & The Big Feastival, Circe's Diner's have also had their heartfelt charm picked up by BBC Introducing.

“In three words? Quirky. Folk. Glamour. 
Vocalist Bronte Shande’s jazzy-folk tones perfectly complement the vintage coo of alternate lead Rosina Buck above the wondrous arrangements” – HiddenHerd
“The room was put under a spell by the captivating harmonies and irresistible hooks. The charming lyrics and folky melodies create a soul-warming feeling that is impossible not to fall in love with” – The University Paper
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Fri 28 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Swing Caravan

The Swing Caravan is a musical adventure brought to you by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz, where Django classics meet original swing interpretations.

Against a backdrop of steam-train rhythms and smooth basslines, The Swing Caravan bring together roaring guitars and an enchanting clarinet to create a foot-tappingly infectious sound. Throughout a repertoire that moves seamlessly from cool to big band to gypsy, their only goal is to double the tempo and keep the beat hot. 

“One of the tightest groups on the circuit. Their creativity knows no bounds and their energy is contagious.” - ‘Norwich, Fine City Music’

"Stunning musicianship and charming melodies" – BBC Cambridgeshire

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Fri 12 Oct 2018

Only Fools and Boycie - An Evening with John Challis

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Book earlybird tickets £17.00 7.00pm
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