Fulbourn Arts

Arts events in Fulbourn Cambridgeshire

Past Events

Here are a few of the highlights of the events held in Fulbourn in the past few years…

In June 2011 a one day arts festival was enjoyed by the village, a short film documenting an Festival day ‘One Day in June’ put on by Fulbourn Arts by talented local Actor/Filmmaker Kate MadisonWatch it now on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDfnyGEyY8E 

Little Axe  – Outstanding Blues guitar blended into hip hop beats – www.myspace.com/littleaxesound

Little Axe is the stage name of Skip McDonald (born Bernard Alexander, 1949, Dayton, Ohio) an American blues musician. McDonald played jazz, doo-wop, and gospel when young, and moved to New York as a teenager with his band of friends, called The Entertainers.
Axe joined the group Wood Brass & Steel in 1973 with bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Harold Sargent; the group recorded two albums before their 1979 breakup. Axe then became one of the members of the house band for Sugarhill Records and appeared as guitarist on many early rap albums, including The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.
After leaving Sugarhill, McDonald, Wimbish, and drummer Keith LeBlanc began working with Adrian Sherwood, and eventually formed the trio into the group Tackhead (fronted by Gary Clail and, later, Bernard Fowler).
In the 1990s McDonald took the name Little Axe and began recording blues albums, continuing to appear as a guest act on other artists’ albums as well.  In 2009 he collaborated with Mauritanian musician Daby Touré to produce a record Call My Name.
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BECKI BIGGINS with Malcolm Edmonstone on piano, Dave Olney on double bass and Harold Fisher on drums – www.myspace.com/beckibigginsmusic    

February 5th 2010 at The Six Bells, Fulbourn   

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Appearing in Fulbourn for the first time EVER, Grammy Nominee Becki Biggins will perform, with her trio, at The Function Room at The Six Bells on Friday February 5th, 2010 at 8pm    

Becki is a rising star. In the past year she has won both the American Billboard award for ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’ and Marlborough Jazz Festival’s ‘Best Newcomer’ award. Her recent album held the number one spot in the American jazz charts for nine weeks, and was in the top 20 for a staggering 59 weeks.     

Becki performs regularly in various locations around the UK and, in October, gave a sell-out debut performance at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho.   

Becki will perform modern takes on jazz standards. For this very special concert she will be joined by her Dream Team, featuring ‘local boy’ Dave Olney on bass and will be launching her new CD.   

Dave Olney (bass) and Harold Fisher (drums) are well known for their work on Strictly Come Dancing and Parkinson and with The Laurie Holloway Trio. Malcolm Edmonstone has also worked as pianist and arranger for Strictly Come Dancing and as Musical Director for Jacqui Dankworth. They have all worked extensively as freelance studio musicians on TV, in West End shows and concerts worldwide. They recently worked with Becki Biggins at a prestigious charity event for The Dallaglio Foundation, performing to many celebrities, including Prince Harry.   

Laurie Holloway (MD Parkinson/Strictly Come Dancing) says:    

‘Becki Biggins is a rare talent these days. She has an individual style and sound. She sings only quality material. By the way… she is also very beautiful.’  

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ss‘Soul System’ 5-piece soul band.        

Live performance by Soul System, a professional, energetic, London based soul band, guaranteed to entertain and keep you dancing.        

 All the best of the Commitments, Blues brothers, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and many more.       

Visit www.soulsystem.co.uk for more details         

clarinetThe Amici Trio     

Amelia Oldfield (clarinet), Vivian Williams (cello) and Ruth McIntyre (piano) return to delight us with a Midsummer Box of Delights. Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Finzi, Brahms, Schumann and Milhaud (the wildly exciting Scaramouche).     

 St Vigor’s Church      

 famous_4The Famous 4 Plus 1   

Classic pop. Launch of their new CD
with – Jon Betmead – vocals, guitar
Nick Barraclough – vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo
Lynne Olney – vocals, double bass, percussion
Dave Olney – vocals, double bass, bass guitar
Philip Rundall – electric guitar  www.Thefamous4plus1.com      

Fulbourn Rocks    rocks Event for young people.
*UPDATE * THE PERFECT CRIME NOW JOINS THE FULBOURN ROCKS LINE UP – http://www.myspace.com/theperfectcrime  *UPDATE * MICHAEL WARBURTON  FROM MONO EFFECT  NOW DOING A SOLO SET (THE MONO EFFECT – “A firefight of distorted guitars, huge riffs and skull shattering drums spliced with neat,  pop melodies, harmonies and rock mentalism!” – www.myspace.com/themonoeffect )  
LONELY THE BRAVE – “intensly beautiful guitar music from cambridge 4 piece, think ‘jimmy eat world’ hugging ‘pearl jam’ ” – www.myspace.com/lonelythebrave
INJERA – “Introducing Injera – newest talent from BVC , sounds from muse to radiohead and fightstar.” – www.myspace.com/injeraband        

   make_em_laugh_‘QuickSilver’ are an incredibly talented and dynamic duo. They weave a magical entertainment and give a rollicking performance – www.quicksilveruk.com/make’em laugh.html  Performing comic songs from the past 100 years, they show how comic songs have changed over the years from the political parodies of Gilbert & Sullivan, through some sexual innuendo of the music hall era, through other greats like Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Flanders & Swann to the likes of Tom Lehrer, Jake Thackray, Richard Stilgoe and ending with Victoria Wood’s ‘Let’s do It’. They even throw in a few of Grant’s own songs!         

  Menelik Music     

menelik Vital Communities presents Menelik Music – Celebrate the festival with live African dance and music, themed refreshments and more at this very exciting community event.      

 Bring family and friends.         

 FREE admission.  Please book in advance with Vital Communities    

 Launch of ‘Wondering with Darwin’ – an anthology of childrens’ writing    

DarwinBarnacle2The launch takes place in the Library’s brand new building, The Swifts, Haggis Gap, a Parish Council project. Twenty-eight of the children have agreed to read their work to an audience of family, friends and the local community.  They will be joined by Professor Rebecca Stott, author of ‘Darwin and the Barnacle’.      Free admission but please book in advance at the Library or phone 01223-881254.     Location: Fulbourn Village Library, the Swifts      


Fulbourn Village Librarywww.fulbournlibrary.co.uk     

 Mark Adams as Dean Martin‘Frank and Dean’
Classic songs from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, sung by stars of ‘The Rat Pack’.   Mark Adams, as Dean Martin, starred in the West End ‘Rat Pack’, as well as touring with his own show ‘That’s Amore’, based on Dean Martin’s successful TV show, and has performed Dean all over the world – www.markadamsonline.comPaul Holgate, as Frank Sinatra, is regarded as the true Sinatra impersonator and has performed throughout the UK, Europe and Dubai, recreating the totally authentic sound of ‘The Capital Years’ as well as the later brash performances of the ‘Rat Pack’ years – www.sosinatra.com    ‘Frank & Dean’ will be accompanied by ‘Rat Pack’ Musical Director Barry Robinson on piano – www.barryrobinson.net, with Dave Olney on bass and Barry Cook on drums.      

  TheBigDraw2007_2_0Vital Communities presents: ‘The Big Draw’   This workshop is free and open to everyone, but children must be accompanied. Bring your family and friends.    For further information please contact Karen Thomas at Vital Communities
Tel: 01223 715475 Email Karen.Thomas@cambridgeshire.gov.uk    United Reformed Church Fulbourn.    For more about The Big Draw see – www.thebigdraw.org.uk       

‘The Gingerbread Show’ – http://www.thecrowshow.co.uk/gingerbread.html   Vital Communities, a countywide arts project, will be presenting this enchanting one-woman performance, The gingerbreadGingerbread Show, by Rowan Wylie.   Cooking can be magical and Mrs Magg is a very exceptional cook. She captivates audiences with her fantastic stories as she shapes and bakes…    This Vital Communities event is free and open to everyone, but tickets should be booked in advance.      

For bookings please contact Karen Thomas at Vital Communities.
 Email: Karen.Thomas@cambridgeshire.gov.uk      

 Fulbourn Primary School.

Fulbourn Village Library  has co-ordinated the Darwin Writing Project with the aid of a grant of £1,660 from the lottery-funded Awards for All programme.  Primary schools in Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham and Teversham, with the support of poet Clare Crossman, have used the life and voyaging of Charles Darwin as inspiration for writing.   The Anthology contains a selection of this work and will be launched during Fulbourn’s Arts Festival week at lunch-time on Saturday July 11th. 

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