Seen as a 4 piece, Georgia Rose is known as both a soloist and head of a cracking band that has its roots in U.S. west coast blues/rock and influenced by country.

The band, comprising of: Georgie Rose-Vocals & Guitar, Jan Gerighausen-Bass/vocals, Kegan Clark-Drums, Niall Glover-Guitar/vocals, Myles Graham-Keys/vocals. work well together; powerful drums complimenting the guitars and cracking banking vocals that are used as instruments in their own right, used sparingly but relevantly, they lift the set to even greater highs… it works well!

Georgia Rose’s voice is strong with hints of Stevie Nicks but great ‘dollops’ of Georgia Rose, she is familiar yet unique, influenced by Fleetwood Mac and the whole west coast neo-country scene… I l.o.v.e it!



Georgia Rose has/have taken the home City of Nottingham by storm with notable gigs at The Maze and Rock City and have received much local and national attention from the likes of XFM and  BBC’s Introducing East Midlands


one review sums them up well…

‘Superb voice, brilliant songs and with national airplay on XFM and super star fans such a as KT Tunstall and Billy Bragg prepare to be awestruck’ – Nottingham Post

… which all bodes well for, what has to be, a truly bright future, we wish you well and look forward very much to seeing you again soon! have included tracks from Georgia Rose in the acoustic playlist, available at





Georgia Rose


Welcome to Octoville


Friday 23 May – Sunday 6 July

neat14: At Lakeside Arts Centre. Octoville is artist Marc Parrett’s latest fabulous installation.


neat14 Festival

Nottingham’s world class arts festival is back!

neat14 offers 10 day of Theatre, Art, Dance, Film, Music and more. neat14 brings the City together, linking venues all across Nottingham, from Nottingham Playhouse to Stonebridge Farm, Notts Contemporary to Chase Neighbourhood Centre. There will be premieres, pop-ups and performances across the city. This year’s theme is ‘Europe Then and Now’ and includes artists from across Europe, many of whom are performing in the UK for the first time. As with the first neat festival in 2011, we are also take the opportunity to highlight creativity within Nottingham, giving our regionally based artists the same profile as those from overseas… read on

many thanks to The Nottingham Playhouse and neat14 festival organisers and venues


neat14 Festival

Lakeside Arts Centre



£16 (£14 concessions)
£11 restricted view
Thursday 03 April 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

By Saul Bellow
Adapted for the stage by Jack McNamara

Running Time: 100 minutes including interval

***Suitable for ages 14+ ***

A hilarious one man show about saying the wrong thing…

Henry Shawmut is a man who often says things he shouldn’t. He once made an unkind comment to a lady in passing and now, years later, he had decided to apologise. But saying sorry isn’t always that straightforward. Harry uses us, the theatre audience, to help rehearse the most elaborate apology in history, taking us through the contours of his hilarious, shocking and uniquely moving life story.

This heartwarming production marks the first UK stage adaptation of a work by the Nobel Prize-winning American writer Saul Bellow. A forefather of modern jewish humour, he paved the way for Woody Allen, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Please Note: There will be a post-show discussion with Judie Newman, School of American Studies, The University of Nottingham.

Original article: Lakeside Arts Centre© 2014




10 – 19 APRIL 2014      

Curve Announces Full Festival Line-up Celebrating the Best Talent in the East Midlands 

Leicester’s Curve theatre today announces the full programme for its first annual arts festival, Inside Out, which celebrates the region’s best up-and-coming talent from 10 – 19 April.

Taking place over 10 days during the Easter holidays, Inside Out is packed full of exciting new shows, including comedy, dance, and plays as well as family-friendly workshops, free performances, live music and interactive installations – all created by over 150 emerging East Midlands artists who are taking the country by storm.

Suba Das, Curve’s Associate Director who is curating Inside Out commented:

Inside Out has something for everyone to enjoy, from family-friendly experiences to rule-breaking fresh new theatre, and with over 40 free performances and workshops, it’s never been easier to try something new and exciting from these emerging artists working right here on our doorstep. With a sensational line-up of local theatre makers, musicians and performers, Inside Out proves without doubt that the future of British theatre can be found right here in the East Midlands. We are very proud to be able to support these artists on their journey, and are all hugely excited to bring them together at Curve for our first festival.”

Family highlights include Derby based company Maison Foo’s hilarious, nonsense-filled Alien Tour of Curve, taking groups of all ages backstage and around the building on Saturday 12 April. Then, on Tuesday 17 April, families can take part in a full day of free creative workshops, open mic jams and performances at Lyric Lounge. Kids of all ages can enjoy free hip hop, rap, urban poetry and funny storytelling, before taking part in comic book workshops and spoken word Slam sessions.

Throughout the festival, Curve’s Foyer Stage will be transformed into the magical Inside Out Park, created by Leicester designer Kate Unwin. Using a treasure trove of scenery and props from Curve’s best loved shows, the Inside Out Parkwill be an enchanting place to chill out and experience an extensive programme of free live music and performance. TheInside Out Park’s highlight will be a free gig by BBC Introducing on 17 April, starring the region’s best up and coming bands.

There will also be an opportunity to see talented local actors from Leicester perform the UK premieres of two extraordinary New Plays from India; OK Tata Bye Bye by Purva Naresh and The Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road by Ayeesha Menon. Both were originally developed by the Royal Court Theatre and Rage Productions in Mumbai. Directed by Curve Associate Director, Suba Das, these hilarious new plays will run from 17 April – 19 April in Curve’s Studio.

On 15 April, new spoken word, hip hop show, Shame, looks at moments in life when you knew you were doing the wrong thing. Devised at Curve, Leicester-based poet John Berkavitch explores the feeling of shame through combination of contemporary dance, animation and original music by dance DJs Jamie Woon and Royce Wood Junior.

Inspired by courageous people willing to risk everything for what they believe in, see three British women take action inSmall Acts of Protest on 11 April. Presented by all-female Nottingham based theatre company, The Gramophones, this joyous celebration of the power of protest was a hit at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Another Edinburgh festival smash, Fine Frenzy’s Vessel will dock at Curve on 12 April.  Using only raincoats, rope and torchlight, Vessel tells the story of five siblings that reunite to build a boat in memory of John, a brother lost at sea, whilst confronting their troubled past.

Cardboard Citizen’s production Glasshouse, sees three interwoven stories that look into the lives of members of a single family on the fringes of homelessness on 17 April. Featuring haunting poetry from Kate Tempest, this Forum Theatre play evokes a dark gritty city illuminated by moments of comedy and tenderness. Audience members are also invited to join the actors on stage to help influence the outcome of the play.

Drama highlights also include award-winning Nottingham writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck’s The Trilogy on 11 April. Comprising of three devised experimental performances inspired by the work of William Shakespeare The Trilogyfeatures The Beginning an interpretation of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, The Middle, a deconstructed Hamlet andThe End, triggered by a stage direction from A Winter’s Tale.

Leicester based artists will bring the festival to a close on 19 April with Elaine Pantling performing her new one-woman show, The Last Cuppa and Off The Fence presenting, England Expects by Tom Glover. This new play follows the story of Vesta Tilley, music hall’s greatest male impersonator and her role in WW1, in this centenary year.

As well as this electrifying mix of fun and inventive new theatre, Inside Out is giving opportunities to get involved and take part in free writing workshops and acting master-classes led by BBC WritersroomThe Actors Centre and Writing East Midlands.

For more information on Inside Out visit

Reproduced from original article @ Curveonline© 2014


Bridget Riley, Movement in Squares, 1962. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Bridget Riley 2013. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London
Bridget Riley, Movement in Squares, 1962. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Bridget Riley 2013.

12 Apr 2014 – 29 Jun 2014

Artists include Tomma Abts, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Zarina Bhimji, Anthony Caro, Helen Chadwick, Prunella Clough, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Frink, Gilbert and George, Barbara Hepworth, Yoko Ono, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Walter Sickert, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, Cathy Wilkes and Rachel Whiteread.

Virtually every significant artistic movement since the Second World War is touched on in this major exhibition drawn from The Arts Council’s own national collection, curated by Nottingham Contemporary’s Director Alex Farquharson. Spanning seven decades of art made in Britain, Somewhat Abstract shows the work of 70 artists, eight of them Turner Prize winners.

Abstract art is the exhibition’s starting point. Yet as its title suggests most of the art works are near-abstract, rather than truly abstract. They are works in which the world has undergone a transformation. The image has lost its definition to become something else, while still retaining a sense of where it came from.

Abstract art is generally non-pictorial. The word abstract is also used to describe a thought or theory that is removed from concrete facts and circumstances. This includes the systems, models and diagrams that we use to explain the world, or control it.

For this reason Somewhat Abstract reflects ideas and perspectives outside of art itself. It alludes to nature and landscape, architecture and technology, history and power, modelling and map-making. Its artworks consider social and economic systems, class and gender, bodily experience and existential questions, while the scales it deals with range from the macro to the micro. It includes paint on canvas and bronze sculptures, both staples of earlier abstract art. However it also includes nearabstract photography, together with artworks made from resin, plasticine, pig’s blood, burnt objects – and a computer driven chandelier synced with a morse code monitor, signalling a text by the avant garde musician John Cage through magnificent crystal.

In the mid 20th century abstraction and representation were seen as opposites, with artists forced to take sides. This old distinction no longer holds true, with many contemporary artists moving nimbly in and out of abstraction. Most of the work in this exhibition belongs in the more ambiguous spaces between “isms” familiar from textbook art histories. Abstractions now shape our world, from minimalist architecture to global finance. Even the all pervasive digital image is formed from abstract squares of coloured light, if you get close enough.

Nottingham Contemporary© 2014