Book Launch

Fathom Writers

Fathom Prize 2018

Join us for the launch of the new anthology of prizewinning short stories, chosen by author Cassandra Parkin and edited by Sue Wilsea.

The evening will feature excerpts from Cassandra’s work and the winning entries.

The new publication will be on sale for the first time on the evening and afterwards available from The Ropewalk, priced £5

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Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes

A big nine piece brassy, saxy and soulful band playing music that grabs your heart and moves your feet.

The original, first and never forgotten ‘60s soul band formed by Snake, with Dave Bowie and Mark Creswell back in 1979 in Leeds, rises from the ashes playing Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Junior Walker, Otis Redding…

From Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Move on Up’ through Smokey’s ‘Tears of a Clown’ to Sam and Dave’s ‘Hold on I’m coming’ and Yvonne Elliman’s ‘Stay with me Baby’. Dance-floor-fillers, classic songs, played with commitment passion and love. 

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES

THIS IS A STANDING GIG

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Catfish Keith   

Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over.  He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music.

A three-time Blues Music award nominee for ‘Best Acoustic Blues Album’, both Catfish’s Honey Hole and Mississippi River Blues albums were considered for three Grammy nominations. Catfish has 17 chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage shows. A 2008 inductee into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, the 40 year veteran has performed thousands of gigs, toured the USA, UK and Europe, headlined major music festivals, and appeared with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many others.

Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music.

“Catfish lays down a foot-stomping groove…one of the most exciting guitarists of any genre”  Acoustic Guitar

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12 Silk Handkerchiefs

Reg Meuross Presents 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, Songs & Storytelling

Reg Meuross’s moving work of social and political history, inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book The Headscarf Revolutionaries, opens a window on Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community and fighting fishwife Lillian Billoca’s successful campaign for improved trawler safety in the aftermath of the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster.

Joined on stage by Hull musicians Mick McGarry and Sam Martyn, Reg’s powerful songs are interwoven with narration from Brian W. Lavery and rare archive footage from the time the ships went down.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

“Meuross has achieved something rare and important… and he has done so with great sincerity and emotional depth.” Folk Radio UK

“Powerful and moving songwriting” The Telegraph

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Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2’s Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.

“Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” The Scotsman,

“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian

“The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” Chortle

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

(PG) 2hr 10mins

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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Nutcracker & the four realms

(PG) 1hr 39mins – 2 PM MATINEE –

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Staring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

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