BRINGS CLASSICAL MUSIC HISTORY TO LIFE AT THE ATKINSON THIS JUNE
THE intense and complex
relationship between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara Schumann and
Johannes Brahms; three of the nineteenth century's most prolific
musicians, has fascinated generations of music lovers and on 16 June
Beloved Clara, an entrancing programme of beautiful music and
readings arrives at The Atkinson, Southport. Beloved Clara stars
award winning pianist Lucy Parham and two acclaimed actors - Joanna
David who has played roles in many TV costume dramas and will appear
in the next series of Downton Abbey and Martin Jarvis, a veteran of
BBC TV and radio who has also appeared in many Hollywood films.
Delicately bringing their captivating story to life, this showcase
memorialises the sometimes turbulent marriage of Robert and Clara,
the arrival of 21 year old Johannes Brahms into their household,
Robert's decline into mental illness and the deepening relationship
between Clara and Brahms.
Born Clara Wieck, Clara Schumann was an extraordinary woman, the
first female concert pianist and heralded as 'the next Mozart'.
She was also an extraordinarily talented composer and muse to two
giants of the Romantic school. In Beloved Clara, her much revered
story is told through both music and readings, with each piece of
music reflecting the moods of the readings.
The event presents music by Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes
Brahms performed by award winning pianist, Lucy Parham, interspersed
with extracts from their own letters and diaries, read by celebrated
actors Joanna David and Martin Jarvis. Originally compiled by Lucy
Parham and Jessica Duchen, Beloved Clara has since been updated by
Lucy and is constantly evolving through contributions from the
Beloved Clara has been performed by a number of well known actors
all over the UK and Europe since its premiere at the Wigmore Hall
Masters Series in 2002, Its US debut took place in Los Angeles in
2008 and was broadcast on national public radio. After returning to
Wigmore Hall in 2010, Beloved Clara received a five star review from
"Lovely entertainment, flawlessly performed." 5* The
Sunday 16 June
Tickets: £20 (£15 schools)
HOW TO BOOK
Call on 01704 533 333*
You can also book via the box office at the:-
*Subject to booking fee.
Sailing Club Open Day 2013
ON Saturday, 4 May 2013, the club
opens its doors, from 10am to 4pm, and welcomes anyone who would like to find out more
about sailing and racing at Southport Sailing Club. Weather
permitting there will be the chance for all visitors to get out on
the water with our crews to experience the fun of sailing. Last year
we made over 100 runs with our visitors, many of whom decided to
join us on the spot.
The club supports all types of sailing activities including: racing,
recreational sailing, family social sailing, youth sailing and
training. Southport Sailing Club is able to provide RYA approved
courses for all ages in both sailing and power boating. The open day
is a great opportunity for you to come along and have a taste of
sailing in one of our training boats helmed by one of our
experienced sailors. If you have been inspired by the Olympics or
just fancy trying a new hobby then come along and speak to our
members who will be delighted to answer your questions. We have
regular sailors from 7 to 70+, sailing is a sport that individuals,
couples, or all the family can take part in.
It's a good idea to bring a spare set of clothes and soft soled
shoes on the day, something to change into if you get wet, we will
provide the windproof clothing and buoyancy aids. As well as getting
the chance to get afloat, you will be able to see a display of the
different boats typically sailed at Southport SC, used for
introducing the complete novice to sailing, through to boats raced
and sailed for pleasure on the club's waters. Hot food will be
available all day in our Club House where you can relax and talk to
other club members and get an insight into the activities of this
flourishing sailing club.
No booking is needed. Just turn up on the day between10am to 4pm.
For further details please go to the club's
Range High School Duke of
Edinburgh go for Bronze
FORMBY'S Range High School
Duke of Edinburgh students have set off on their final expedition of
their Bronze Award to the Trough of Bowland recently. Accompanied by
Mrs Wilson, former Range High Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator, 28
students took to the hills after set backs last year, due to extreme
weather conditions. Mrs McCarthy, who recently took over the role of
D of E Co-ordinator, insists that weather conditions will not
prevent future Range students from opportunities to achieve; but
adds:- "the safety of our students must always come first."