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Coming up this week and next

26 October: POSITIVELY FOURTH STREET – SONGS FROM THE VILLAGE with Ben Bowden

Tickets £10 on the door or £9 if booked online

Positively Fourth StreetPositively Fourth Street celebrates the music and art that flowed out of New York’s Greenwich Village in the early 1960s.

Some of the world’s finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot of Greenwich Village where artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during the 1960s. Positively Fourth Street, a multimedia show, celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air.

 

Ben BowdenBen Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs.

Suddenly it’s 1964, the Village, and you’re crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot.

“Expert.” BBC The One Show
“World class.” The Times.
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2 November: CHARITY EVENT: Singaround – an evening of songs to support the Armistice Pals project, benefiting four charities

Tickets £3 on the door or if booked online

Sue_graves_completeTwickFolk’s Sue Graves says: “All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.

“If you just want to sit back and listen, that’s also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about.

“Taking part in a singaround isn’t at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won’t be a microphone.

“We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old – and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses.”

Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.
This singaround is an evening to support the Armistice Pals project, devised and run by Folkstock Arts Foundation and Folkstock Records. Peggy Seeger has given her blessings and explains more here:
The proceeds from tonight’s event will be shared between British Red Cross, The Malala Fund, The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, and Peace Through Folk.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? Seeger/Nickerson )
Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing
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