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Coming up at the cornerHOUSE

April 10, 2012

Monday April 16th to Saturday April 21st – oneACTS 2012 – a festival of new playwriting

The antics of a troupe of clowns, skulduggery at an interview, and a young man’s fatal decision are just some of the subjects which feature in nine plays in this year’s festival. The plays, which have never been staged before, are between 15 to 30 minutes long. Four will be performed on one night and five on another, on alternate evenings throughout the run. “There’s some great plays in the festival this year,” said oneACTS chairman Jon Constant. “There’s a real mix of high quality, entertaining drama and comedy – something for everyone to enjoy. The oneACTS is a great way for talented local playwrights to get their voice heard, but it’s not all just about the playwriting, we’ve got a lot of talented actors who auditioned for around 40 roles which were available and we are looking forward to seeing them bring these plays to life for the first time on stage.It should be a cracking week.” The festival is in its eighth year and has become a well established and highly respected part of the local arts scene.
The plays in this year’s festival include:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Tina Soprano by Tim Harrison; One Small Step by Sam South; Schemers by Eoin Carney; Name Dropping by Susan Cooke, and Book Day by Mary Petley.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: The Programme by Ian Davies; I Am The Way by Colin Irwin; The Road Less Travelled by Sean Lang, and Circus Acts by Katie Davison.

Tickets for each night are £8 (£6 concessions). Box office on 020 8296 9012 or email to book your tickets.

Tuesday April 24th – Gala for the Wild Intelligence exhibition -Come and meet Sarah Tucker and Thomas Edward Benjamin, the artists whose exciting new exhibition is gracing the wall of the cornerHOUSE during April. Sarah works in acrylics on canvas, and says of her work: “It is inspired by the fields around my home in France. The paintings convey the continual movement in nature, and that the landscape is never ‘still’ or ‘serene’ just giving an illusion of it.”Colours, textures vibrate and looking closely at the work, you should feel the vibration. I call the exhibition Wild Intelligence because it’s a combination of imagination, lateral thinking, spontaneity and instinct that go into the creation of each work.”

The artists will be pleased to discuss their work at the gala and share with you a glass of bubbly!

Friday April 27th – cornerHOUSE AGM and social – The April bar social will incorporate the AGM of the cornerHOUSE. This is a great opportunity to find out how the community arts centre clicks. Key points on the agenda include the Chairman’s review of 2011, the Treasurer’s report on the state of the finances, the state of play on maintaining and improving the premises, how things are with the regular hirers and the programme of public events upcoming. Then join the trustees for a free drink at the bar, and the chance to put the world to rights informally. Book, CD, DVD exchange available.

Key dates for May :

3rd – Polling station

4th – quiz night

8th – exhibition gala

18th-19th – ROYAD performances

25th – monthly social

31st – first night of Hound of the Baskervilles
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