Category: Arts

Albany Theatre Postpones Panto

The Albany Theatre has taken the difficult decision to postpone its first community Panto. Uncertainty over the threat of Omicron makes it too risky to go ahead. The show now moves to February half-term. The Albany’s CEO and Artistic Director, Kevin Shaw, explained: “The Trust has taken expert, specific and local advice, and whilst there …

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A Christmas Carol – Albany Theatre

As this show will have finished its run long before our next printed edition comes out at the end of January, we are providing an online only review now. Described in the programme as “the perfect family-friendly alternative to a traditional panto” A Christmas Carol, is directed by Kevin Shaw, Chief Executive and Artistic Director …

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Save Earlsdon Architect’s Cinema

Sherrie Edgar writes seeking support for the campaign to save part of the legacy of an Earlsdon-based architect of the early 20th Century: Earlsdon-based architect J. H. Gilbert, who lived at 17 Palmerston Road. designed the iconic cinema The Paris at 150 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, which is set for demolishment for a six-storey building …

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Criterion Auction

The Criterion Theatre is holding an on-line Promises Auction to raise funds to help it keep going into 2021, its 60th birthday year. Bidding is now open and the catalogue can be viewed from: https://www.criteriontheatre.co.uk/index.php There are some Items of Value here also that Earlsdon folk might be interested in. Bidding closes on 10th November …

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‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’ at the Criterion Theatre

Written by Alan Bennet (adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame) and directed by Bill Butler. Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th December 2018. There will be a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday 8th December “Believe me, my young friend, there is absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. …

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Philip Larkin book – update

Further to the review in the November ECHO of Chris Arnot’s new book Larkin About In Coventry, the book is now on sale locally at Beer Gonzo, the Phone Shop and Earlsdon Cobblers as well as Earlsdon Street Post Office. It should be in Waterstone’s in the city centre shortly and is already on sale …

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Warwickshire Open Studios

Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 runs from 16 June to 1 July. Several artists from Earlsdon and Chapelfields will be exhibiting their work in the area. These include: Ali Perry (glass, jewellery & silversmithing), Brenda Hillier (painting), Emma O’Brien (illustration and textiles), Judith Yates (painting), Emma Gluyas (textiles), Adam Hussain (glass), Sarah Howarth (mixed media) and …

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