Immerse yourself in a summer season of creativity, laughter, and music
Newhampton Arts Centre (NAC), one of the best small venues in the Midlands, has an exciting lineup of events planned for the remainder of the summer. Located in the heart of Wolverhampton, NAC is a hub for creativity and entertainment, offering a diverse range of activities to cater to various interests. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s still to come this summer at NAC.
On the 23rd of June, the “Ladies Of Laughter” are back, flexing their female funny muscles especially for you! This hit tour returns to the NAC, promising an evening filled with laughter and entertainment. Tickets start from £18.
Exhibitions and Family Events
“Paint the Day 2023” is scheduled for the 24th and 25th of June. This event calls all artists & photographers to create a masterpiece in 24 hours. It’s a unique opportunity for creatives to showcase their skills and engage with the local community. Registration for this event starts from £6. Everyone is welcome from amateurs & families to professionals. The following week sees the exhibition in the gallery hall at NAC Open daily from 11am to 4pm, the exhibition will feature an array of captivating artworks produced throughout the challenge. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, we’re inviting attendees to bid on original pieces from our ‘Paint the Day’ collection. And don’t forget to participate in our public vote to pick your favourite artwork.
Summer at NAC will be filled with music. On the 14th of July, “Fleetwood Machine” will be celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac. This passionately performed and musically-authentic celebration of one of the greatest bands in history is not to be missed. Tickets start from £19.50.
On the 15th of July, the successful event ‘Community‘ returns to the New Horizons stage for another year. This event is a celebration of local talent and community spirit. Tickets for this event are just £10 for a full day with the top local talent around the West Midlands.
Another gig highlight coming in September sees Martin McAloon performing a large selection of hit songs from Prefab Sprout’s extensive archive celebrating over 40 years of his brother, Paddy McAloon’s writing. This will be a rare opportunity to hear these incredible songs performed in their natural state.
A Summer Of Folk
The summer of folk continues next month as we spend An Evening with The Magpie Arc on 10th August. With their debut album, Glamour In the Grey, entering the UK Official Folk Chart at number 9, this is a band you don’t want to miss. Featuring Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Tom A Wright (The Albion Band) & Alex Hunter. Formed from the idea of bringing together a group of established folk musicians who mix their song-writing styles and musicianship in a full-on electric band to create exciting new music and update the classic 60’s and 70’s British folk/rock sound, the possibilities of The Magpie Arc is something special and unique on today’s folk scene!
On the 9th September we see Granny’s Attic, a dynamic folk trio known for their exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, have been captivating audiences across the UK and Europe since 2009. Comprising Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, George Sansome, and Lewis Wood, the group is celebrated for their lively performances and unique take on traditional material. Their latest album, “The Brickfields,” showcases their evolution as performers and composers. Hailed as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts” by Folk Radio, their high-octane take on English folk has drawn a new audience to the genre.
Later in the month, Kathryn Williams and Polly Paulusma, are embarking on the Big Sky Tour after years of collaboration and friendship. Both acclaimed British independent singer-songwriters, they will be performing solo sets and a few songs together in an intimate month-long tour across the country. This unique event offers audiences the chance to experience two concerts for the price of one, showcasing the talents of these respected artists.
A Hops-tastic Summer
CAMRA’S 46TH Beer and Cider Festival kicks off on 6th July. This year’s festival promises an impressive selection of beers and ciders, ensuring there’s something for every palate. And for those who fancy something a little different, there will also be a dedicated gin bar. But it’s not just about the drinks. CAMRA are turning up the heat with live music performances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. So, mark your calendars and prepare for a summer party you won’t forget!
Newhampton Arts Centre is set to offer a summer filled with laughter, creativity, and music, providing a diverse range of events that cater to all tastes and interests. Don’t miss out on this vibrant celebration of arts and culture in the heart of Wolverhampton.
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Lucky audiences will get two concerts for the price of one from two of the most respected British independent singer-songwriters this country has to offer.