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Villages lined up for spring art extravaganza

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

  • Femme Fatale: Sarah Moule

  • song writer: Steve Tilston

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VILLAGES in Action have a varied spring programme of events lined up.

Coffinswell's St Bartholomew's Church will host world music from Amadou Diagne and Griselda Sanderson on March 2.

The bluesy songs reflect the difficulties and joys of life, sung primarily in Wolof, the language of Senegal, his homeland in West Africa.

Accompanied by Griselda on the nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) and violin the pair generate a strange, rich, dense sound, weaving in and out of each other like two swooping swallows to create a music with lovely dynamics and subtle colourings that hooks you in and doesn't let go. The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Enchanting children's theatre, Angel Heart Theatre present Mazymeg and the Honeybees at Chudleigh Community School Hall on February 2.

Join Angel Heart and lose your way with Mazymeg and all the characters she meets as she tries to bring home Albert's Bees.

It weave threads of Devon Folklore, an original soundtrack by Dartmoor musicians and shape-shifting puppetry. It starts at 2.30pm

The show returns on April 6 when it stops off at Lustleigh Village Hall at 3pm.

With beautiful traditional Temple Dancing, stunning costumes, a mix of original recorded music, live singing and storytelling, this is a rare treat for Devon's rural audiences.

The ancient epic stories which have been chosen for Tales from Mystic India reflect the quintessence of the energies of the East and also the everyday habits, customs and beliefs of people today.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Holcombe Burnell Church, is the venue for Claude Bourbon's Spanish Blues Guitar concert on February 13 at 7.30pm.

Born in France in the early 1960s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western Folk.

It starts at 7.30pm.

A comic look at love in all its funny forms will be brought to life in Kepow-Crazy Little Thing Called Love at Abbotskerswell Village Hall on March 15.

The show which stars Kevin Tomlinson and Abi Hood contains improvisation, sketches and storytelling. Curtain up at 7.30pm.

Comedy Poetry will be live on stage at the Matt Harvey show the Wondermentalist at Buckland in the Moor Village Hall on March 2.

It's a comedy-infused, poetically enhanced, fundamentally wonder-filled show, celebrating subjects as diverse as kippers and curtains, IT and potatoes, petty theft, pain relief and public nudity. The show starts at 7.30pm.

Country music from Noel 'Tex' Harrison and 'Cajun' Phil Rossiter will come to the Kenn Centre, Kennford on February 16.

Noel 'Tex' Harrison is better known to VIA audiences as the original Windmills of your Mind man whose Oscar winning worldwide hit from the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair launched him into super-stardom.

Noel has always loved country music and Tex-Mex, finding someone as enthusiastic and talented as Phil to pick and grin with has been a great delight. It starts at 8pm.

English duo Rag Mama Rag visit Highweek Village Hall on March 6.

The Country Blues act make use of an interesting and wide range of instruments including slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele and washboard. The concert begins at 7.30pm.

Songs for the Fallen, Wild and Wicked will be presented by Sarah Moule on March 14.

Celebrating the Femme Fatale in all her feisty glory as heroine, heartbreaker, rule-breaker and role model.

The show, at Bickington Village Hall, examines the archetype of the fateful woman, from Cleopatra and the Suffragettes to Film Noir, Mata Hari and Madonna.

It uses monologues to tell these women's stories and songs to uncover a potent mix of sex-appeal and danger. It starts at 7.30pm

Guitarist and singer and songwriter and entertainer Steve Tilston comes to Chudleigh Community School Hall on March 23 at 8pm.

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music.

Denbury Village Hall will be the venue for Strange Theatre Company's The Amazing Adventures of Pinnochio on February 3 at 7.30pm.

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