Archive for July 2018

We’re hiring: Tutor for Nomes Youth Theatre

The Nomad Theatre Group is looking for a self-employed Tutor to work with our youth group, Nomes Youth Theatre. We are very keen to hear from talented, creative, inspirational, dynamic people who would like to work collaboratively with the wider group to inspire children and young people in performing arts through storytelling, drama, dance and creative play.

Role: Tutor for Nomes Youth Theatre

Type: Freelance contractor – Saturday working (5 hours per week, 30 weeks per year) with additional hours during productions

Salary: £negotiable

Location: The Nomad Theatre, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT

Find out more or apply directly to the Chairman, Andrew Hamel-Cooke on [email protected]

Nomes Youth Theatre is a fun and exciting youth theatre group based at The Nomad Theatre in East Horsley, Surrey. The group provides classes for children and young people aged 4-18, as well as producing shows through the year and a summer workshop week. Classes are run on Saturday’s during term time for ages 4-15 (10:30-3pm), with the potential to reinstate a Young Nomads group one evening per week (Years 9+).

  • 1 hr “Minis” (c.15) Reception to year 2
  • 1.5 hrs “Juniors” (c.20-24) Years 3-6
  • 1.5 hrs “Seniors” (c.20-24) Years 7+

In this role, you will work with another Tutor to prepare and lead classes, devising term plans in advance as well as creating timetables and class lists. Supported by the Nomads Council via the Artistic Director, including the opportunity to bring in Directors, Producers, Chaperones, Technical, Marketing & Publicity and Front of House teams, you will produce one main show per year, along with other smaller shows which will be open to parents and the general public to attend. Working closely with the Nomads Council, including the Membership Secretary, Data Protection Officer and Safeguarding Officer, you will ensure that records are secure and up to date.

To apply, you’ll have experience teaching performing arts to children and young people, be self-motivated and a natural communicator, have a passion for the arts and the ability to carry out administration tasks surrounding the classes, and have Enhanced DBS. Ideally you’ll be first aid trained and have your own transport (free parking).

The Nomad Theatre is equipped to professional standards, not-for-profit, working theatre with a committed and hard-working group of volunteers providing shows through the year for the local communities including Shakespeare, pantomime, music, drama and comedy. See our main website www.nomadtheatre.com for more information.

Find out more or apply directly to the Chairman, Andrew Hamel-Cooke on [email protected]

Some of our previous Nomes shows….

Food & Drink at Surrey Showcase

We’re excited to announce our food & drink partners for Surrey Showcase on 18th August 2018… all will be on site!

Goose Deli

Based on Bishopsmead Parade, our nearest eatery is The Goose… who offer the finest coffee, locally-made bakes and wholesome home-made food every day of the week.  On Saturday 18th August they will be open 9am-2pm, then 4:30-8pm.

For Surrey Showcase, they will be providing a range of savoury lunchtime snacks available at our bar such as:

  • Barchettas (cheese & tomato Italian sandwiches)
  • Pork pies
  • Mini arancinies (Italian filled rice balls)
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Potato Chaps (veggie or lamb filling)

Bubble & Twist

B&T is “the drinks service with a twist”… we’ve all heard of Elderflower cordial, but what if you could change up your sodas and cocktails a little more? Dean has created “Twisted Syrups” in yummy flavours you can enjoy, all in bio-degradable cups with paper straws – he’ll also be bringing us a bespoke cocktail especially for Surrey Showcase!

Flavours may include:

  • Raspberry & basil
  • Pea & mint
  • Thai spiced
  • Rhubarb & custard
  • Cream soda
  • Turkish delight

Yasmin Indian Restaurant

Rated #2 of 11 places to eat in East Horsley on TripAdvisor, the Yasmin is based on Bishopsmead Parade and regularly hosts the cast and crew from The Nomad Theatre!

For Surrey Showcase, Harry and the team will be on-site with a delicious lamb or veggie biryani for lunch, as well as offering a great deal for dinner if you fancy a curry in the evening… here’s the offer:

  • Adults £19.95 / Kids under 7 £9.95
  • Available 6pm – 10:30pm only
  • Glass of house wine / Pint of Cobra / Soft drink
  • Pre-starter – poppadoms with chutneys and pickles
  • Starter – choice of meat or veggie starters
  • Main course – choice of meat or veggie mains
  • Two side dishes, rice and naan bread
  • Usually priced at over £30 per head (adults)

Mews Gin

A small batch artisan gin distiller, right on our doorstep? We simply had to have Mews Gin Company on site for Surrey Showcase! The family owned business use vapour distillation to make their gin which produces a light subtle taste – it’s then infused with a unique combination of 11 different botanicals.

They will be offering single G&T’s as well as a larger option gin balloon.

Decided you can’t miss out? Book tickets now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/nomadtheatre

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Bob King Room

… plus, our bar will be open all day and evening offering a great range of soft and alcoholic drinks including beers, ales, ciders, wines, prosecco and spirits as well as snacks including chocolate, crisps, cakes, ice cream and sweets.

We now take contactless and chip & pin card payments! Or straight forward cash of course…

Quicksilver celebrate the ongoing power of movement

A group of dancers in their 50’s and upwards join the Main Stage lineup…

Quicksilver

QUICKSILVER is a Surrey-based company of ten older dancers, in their 50s and upwards, which includes dance teachers and performers with a rich blend of dance and theatre experience.  Founded in 2014 by Sonia Talman and led by choreographer Angela Hardcastle, they celebrate the ongoing power of movement to inspire the spirit, strengthen the body and sharpen the mind- at any age.

“With their energy and artistry, Quicksilver prove that dancing in later life can be beautiful, dynamic and fun!” Celia Imrie, Patron.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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In The Studio – multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Adam Coburn

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Multi talented and joining The Studio lineup…

Adam Coburn

Adam is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist originally hailing from Oxfordshire, but now living in Guildford.

Influences range from folk, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Hip hop, abstract experimental electronica and classical roots. (You’ll also spot him in Guildford Jazz Choir on the Main Stage!)

Finding bands has always a struggle and so he decided to go it alone and experiment with looping. This lead to the current project: covering and re-imagining tracks that make his head swim, with a little bit of Ukulele thrown in to break things up.

You’ll find a mix of styles in Adam’s set, as he aims to provide something for everyone.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Frank Summers on Bob’s Busker Spot

Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot…

Frank Summers

Singer-songwriter Frank Summers plays jazz standards, American country classics and rock’ n’ roll around Surrey and London. His own songs draw on his love of blues, and of the popular music of the 40s and 50s. Frank’s influences include Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Action Theatre Club to perform at Surrey Showcase

Lots of youthful energy on the main stage from…

Action Theatre Club

A stage school offering singing, dancing and acting classes in Surrey for children, Action Theatre Club wants to give children their moment in the spotlight – which fits perfectly with our aims for Surrey Showcase!

The Action Theatre Club was established over 8 years ago when Principle, Lizzie Crawford, found that there was a need for a new style of Stage School – one which offered the highest standard of dance, drama and singing lessons yet at affordable prices and with flexibility on the disciplines taken. Since then the Club has grown and now offers over 30 classes a week to around 200 students.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Singer, Clare Worrell to peform in the studio

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Joining the lineup in the studio…

Clare Worrell

Clare began her performing career as a contortionist and acrobatic strength-balancer.
She is now a singer, and performs mainly at Performing Arts Festivals in Surrey, singing anything from traditional folk songs, to classical pieces, early music, songs from musicals/films etc.

She particularly loves to go into another world when she sings, and sees music and voice as a kind of healing aid for mind, body and spirit.  After a period of prolonged ill health, Clare now feels ready to expand on her musical adventure and is “so looking forward to the Surrey Showcase, as it is something new and refreshing for her”.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Singer songwriter, Graham Powell joins the Busker lineup

Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot…

Graham Powell

Born in London, Graham’s interest in music began when his family relocated to Wales where he studied and played violin in the school orchestra. Graham has been studying guitar, and singing and composing on and off ever since!

One half of duo Pohlman & Powell, and setting up Shed and Cabin Records Ltd in May 2017, the two musicians write, record, publish and produce original music as well as performing live. They currently have an album entered in this year’s Mercury Prize competition – ‘Letting Go – A Year In The Life Of A Broken Heart” which Graham will be bringing to the Surrey Showcase in August this year.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Ukulele workshop with Charlie

Get involved and join the Ukulele jam on the main stage with…

Charlie Tottman

Charlie from The Play Now Corporation hosts a ‘Learn To Play Ukulele From Scratch’ workshop. Charlie’s experience as a musician has seen him perform throughout the UK & Europe and deliver lessons to aspiring musicians across a range of age groups and abilities. The Play Now Corporation deliver lessons to workplaces & organisations.
His session at 12:05 on Saturday 18th August at the Surrey Showcase aims to show you just how easy it is to pick up a new instrument, encouraging you to get involved and learn as part of a group.
Absolutely no musical experience required!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Jazz from Diane Slater

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In the studio, we’ll hear some Jazz songs from…

Diane Slater

Having been a member of Kingston Orpheus Choir for a number of years, Diane decided to have a go at acting and joined an amateur dramatic group called Kasjog in 2007, playing the part of Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Gondoliers.
Continuing to take small parts with Knaphill and St Johns opera group (Kasjog)  in several of their G&S shows, she also sang in Addlestone’s jazz concerts, enjoying them thoroughly, having always loved the Music of the 1930s and 40s – as a child, Diane always enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra, Billy Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and many more of the great singers of that time.
Diane joined Molesey Musical theatre in 2013, and sang and acted in a variety of their shows, one of which was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (see photo), and last November played the part of Dolly Messiter, in Hampton Hill theatre’s ‘Still Life’, the Noel Cowards play, which was later adapted to the film ‘Brief Encounter’.
“I sing in ‘open mic’ jazz bands throughout my locality, and have made many wonderful friends through my hobby of singing and acting.”

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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Chelley Wildman in The Studio

In the intimate studio space, we’ll hear some laid back tunes from…

Chelley Wildman

Chelley is a singer and musician who blends soulful contemporary blues, jazz and rock to create a laidback, uplifting performance.
Based in Godalming, her influences range from Led Zeppelin to Ella Fitzgerald. She performs solo, and with several local quartets and choirs in Surrey and Hampshire, including Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choirs.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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“Fat Fingers” by Matthew Weaver – main stage event

Nomad member Matthew Weaver brings his sketch “Fat Fingers” to Surrey Showcase…

Fat Fingers

Matt Weaver and Mike Ayres will be presenting an original comedy sketch entitled ‘Fat Fingers’ written by Matt which is based around the famous dagger scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Matt is a current Nomad member and works as an actuary. He has varied experience of performing over many years within circus and as a jousting knight, though he is a relative latecomer to acting. Since joining Nomads two years ago, he has appeared in a number of productions including Twelfth Night and the farce Move Over Mrs Markham. Other writing credits to date have included school essays, actuarial reports, birthday cards (when he remembers) and apologetic emails (when he doesn’t).

Mike is the current Artistic Director at Nomads and a brilliantly talented actor, singer, director. Most recently, Mike was to be found sporting some rather rowdy little numbers in the December 2017 pantomime, Dick Whittington & His Cat.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

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