The Space in Keynsham kicks off a full season of performance, music and film
Published on: 04 Sep 2015
With its ever-growing music festival, Keynsham already has a strong reputation for live entertainment.
But now its newest venue, The Space at Market Walk, is developing a programme all of its own that promises to put the town on the map for concerts and performances.
Over the coming weeks, the 120-seat venue will be playing host to Bath Children’s Festival of Literature, a celebration of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and events to coincide with Oxfam’s month-long music festival Oxjam.
First up will be a date for young families, as author Anna Wilson takes her audience on an adventure in Wonderland at an interactive storytelling event at The Space as part of Bath Children’s Festival of Literature.
The show, aimed at children aged six to eight, takes place on Saturday, September 26, from 11-11.45am and tickets are £3 per child, free for adults.
The following month, the venue will welcome Live Wire Theatre to perform a newly commissioned comedy play in honour of this autumn’s international rugby tournament.
Hands Up for Johnny Willkinson’s Right Boot, by award-winning writer Dougie Blaxland, relives the highs and lows of Rugby Union’s 150-year history in what is billed as “a fast-paced, high energy piece of the theatre full of song, rhyme and physical comedy”.
The show is touring the South West from Cheltenham to Cornwall, calling at Keynsham on Thursday, October 15. Tichets are £10 or £8, visit www.livewiretheatre productions.co.uk for more information.
Acts are also being lined up to join the nationwide fundraising music festival that is Oxjam on October 9, which is coming to Keynsham for the first time, with more details available soon.
Keynsham Film Works’ 2015/16 season has just kicked off too, bringing cinema to The Space every month – more details are available at www.keynshamfilmworks.co.uk.
Keynsham councillor Alan Hale said: “It is pleasing to see that so many uses are now being made of The Space at the new Civic Centre. It certainly underlines how Keynsham is becoming the place to appear for many artists and performing groups.
“To have elements of the various Bath Festivals coming to town can only strengthen the reputation of Keynsham as being a great town to live in, work in and socialise in. People do not have to go to the cities for a night out.”
Tickets for events at The Space are available from the town council’s offices in Temple Street or from the Bath Bakery cafe in the library.