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Ferocious Dog, The Star Seekers and Category Busting with New Art Club (the week ahead at Cambridge Junction)
23rd March at 12:00 am – 29th March at 11:30 pm- £10.00 – £20.00
Ferocious Dog on Friday 23rd March in J1 from 7pm
“Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”.
John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016
2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour in November and December and many sold out shows in-between. Ferocious Dog left the audience under no doubt that they had witnessed a band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene. With European and UK tours completed, and slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals, 2017 has been another exciting year so far in the ascent of this exceptional band.
Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words. Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer likability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances. Tickets are £17.00. All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
The Star Seekers on Sunday 25th March in J2 from 11.30am and 2.30pm
An out of this world family show by award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble.
Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon?
Visiting a space station?
Becoming an astronaut?
Join The Wardrobe Ensemble on a journey through the stars where you take the steering wheel. Inspired by our childhood wonder of the universe, we have created a unique theatre experience for children; a show that passes on our awe for the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets to the next generation and also delves into one of greatest unanswered questions of the universe: what do astronauts really have for dinner?! Show lasts for 55 minutes. Suitable for children age 3-8 years old and their parents and carers. Tickets are £10.00 (adults), £6.00 (children) and 15% off group of 4 (max. 2 adults). Part of Cambridge Science Festival
FREE Arts & Craft Activity for children and their grown ups
Cambridge Junction programmes regular family theatre, dance and circus. Join us for one of our FREE pre show, drop-in arts and craft ‘Hands on Happenings’ sessions in the Cambridge Junction foyer. These creative activities, led by professional visual artist Sophie Cullinan, are themed to tie in with the family shows that you will be seeing on stage.
Hands on Happenings will be available an hour before the show i.e. 10.30 for 11.30 show. The sessions do get very busy so early arrival is advised. If you do miss out before the show, Sophie will still there when the show finishes for a short time. Please note that Sophie will not be around after the final show of the day.
Category Busting with New Art Club on Wednesday 28th March in J3 from 6.30pm
New Art Club will lead a workshop based on their latest performance piece – Cupid’s Revenge – a show that is a passionate plea in defence of love, real love. They will lead participants through a series of tasks related to the performance. Expect dancing, comedy, working with music, making lists, composition and telling stories about falling in and out of love. Perhaps you could bring your relationship problems to the workshop and ask Tom and Pete to be your Agony Uncles*.
New Art Club’s Tom Roden and Pete Shenton are a unique double act who create shows that combine dance, theatre and comedy. Their category-busting work has been translated into French and Mandarin and has been performed in venues as diverse as The Royal Opera House, pubs, comedy clubs, arts centres, state theatres, village halls, Sadlers Wells, Spiegel Tents, and Wembley Stadium. They won The Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award in 2010 and two of their shows have had successful runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
They have worked as guest presenters on The Culture Show and The Review Show and have been featured on BBC’s Highlights of the Fringe and in Channel 4’s Random Acts series and in Australia on ABC television. In 2013 they were commissioned by the Royal Opera House to create a 20-minute comic version of Rigoletto and by the Rugby League World Cup to create a large-scale dance that was performed at every game of the tournament. In 2016, they were commissioned by Without Walls to create Campervan of Love, a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family that takes place in and around a customised campervan.
Troop is Cambridge Junction’s Artist Membership scheme. Tickets are £20.00. Troop members £15.00. Suitable for audience age 18 years +.
Other shows appearing at Cambridge Junction; Junctures in J2 & J3 on Saturday 24th March , Dodie in J1 on Saturday 24th March (SOLD OUT), The Voice of Santur Quartet in J2 (standing) on Saturday 24th March, Tom Houghton: Glass Half Empty in J3 on Sunday 25th March, Twelfth Day in J2 on Tuesday 27th March, John Robins: The Darkness of Robins in J2 on Wednesday 28th March, Creative Careers Open Evening throughout venue on Thursday 29th March and Acrobatics: Knot in J2 on Thursday 29th March.
- 23rd March at 12:00 am
- 29th March at 11:30 pm
- £10.00 – £20.00
- Cambridge Junction
- 01223 511 511