Ropetackle prepares for packed season

Sara  Spade
Sara Spade

Shoreham’s Ropetackle’s is building on success with a quality autumn/winter programme.

Ropetackle spokesman Mark Phillips said: “It may still be summer, but with autumn just around the corner we’re already getting excited about our brand-new autumn/winter programme: a jam-packed season of spectacular new events to fill those long autumnal evenings.

“The complete programme is now online at ropetacklecentre.co.uk and the brochure is available to pick up in the centre as well as at shops, businesses, and other outlets across Adur. It’s one of our biggest programmes to date, full of amazing music, comedy, theatre, film, family shows and much more, plus we’re delighted to be back working in partnership with Shoreham Wordfest, which runs from September 19-October 12.”

Highlights include the original Cockney Rebel Steve Harley (Oct 26) performing a solo acoustic show, ukulele lady Sara Spade (Sept 3) playing some upbeat vintage classics, writer and journalist Will Self (Sept 9) launching his new book, Georgie Fame (Oct 22), feminist comedian Bridget Christie (Sept 16), a special theatre production The Muddy Choir (Oct 6) to mark the centenary of WWI, jazz from The Darius Brubeck Quartet (Oct 2), pop icon and actress Toyah Willcox (Oct 3) and the venue’s second Question Time-inspired event Tackle The Issues (Sept 30) featuring Simon Fanshawe, Lord Bassam, Sue Dare, Lisa Rodrigues, and Tim Loughton MP on the panel.

Mark added: “Quality comedy from cheeky chappy Lee Nelson (Oct 31), a wonderful fusion of African and Celtic music from Baka Beyond (Nov 1), Prunella Scales, better known as Sybil Fawlty, joined by poet Leo Aylen as part of Shoreham Wordfest (Oct 10), iconic prog rock band Curved Air (Nov 14), a special show with guitarist Antonio Forcione and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale (Nov 29), Christmas parties from the South Coast Soul Revue (Dec 12) and African Night Fever (Dec 13), award-winning folk star Bella Hardy (Dec 18), an intimate candlelit concert from guitarist Richard Durrant (Dec 20), fantastic family fun with our Christmas panto Sleeping Beauty! (Dec 21-31) and much, much more!

“A registered charity, and staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, Ropetackle is a venue unlike any other, famous for its friendly atmosphere, superb programming, and intimate auditorium space – the perfect place for a magical night out this autumn and winter.”

Box office: 01273 464440 or ropetacklecentre.co.uk.