Jazz quintet opens autumn season in Tamar Valley
A venue with amazing acoustics and an equally stunning view opens its autumn season with a performance from award-winning jazz quintet Moonlight Saving Time. The concert takes place on Friday, September 6 at the Chapel in Calstock on the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley, home to Calstock Arts. The Bristol-based quintet re-interpret music by some of the great jazz composers with a sound that harks back to 1970s Latin jazz-fusion, but brought up to date with contemporary hip-hop and Afro-Cuban influences.
Led by vocalist Emily Wright, described in The Telegraph as "terrifically talented", and featuring acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm as part of her quintet, Moonlight Saving Time has also won the 2013 Emerging Excellence Award. They've also received critical acclaim for performances in the Brecon, Cheltenham and Oxford jazz festivals.
Tickets are £12 in advance, £13 on the door and £6 under 18s. Visit calstockarts.org.
Drama charts hopes and fears of aspiring athletes
A theatre company set up by Falmouth University drama students will be bringing their latest play to the Liskerret Centre in Liskeard tonight and the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter on September 9. The 100m Sprint by the Tumbling Hat Theatre Company explores the childhood memories of three sporting elites as they prepare for the most important race of the year.
Join them as they delve into the sparks that set their sporting ambitions in motion, recounting what pushes them to succeed, and what pitfalls are along the way. The script was devised by the cast, drawing on their own memories of sporting triumphs and disasters. Visit tumbling hattheatre.co.uk.