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January 2018

A very funny romantic comedy and the coolest jazz group in the south west
are lined up for Clayhidon Parish Hall this month

Forget the title - this is a great film!
Friday 19 January - FILM NIGHT: The Big Sick (15)  

You couldn't think of a worse title than THE BIG SICK , but don't let that put you off. 
This is a terrific rom com. It tells the true story of how Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani
and grad student Emily Gardner fell in love but struggled with her critical illness and a clash of cultures. 

Audiences and critics loved it when it was released last year.

'Hilarious and heartfelt — a superb romantic comedy'

'Culture-clash comedy meets medical tear-jerker with spectacular success'

 'The must-see romantic comedy of the year. Sweet-natured, funny and genuine,
you're not likely to have a more pleasant time at the cinema this summer'

>Watch the trailer

TICKETS: £6 available on the door, or in advance from lucyball132@btinternet.com tel. 01823 680607.

 Doors open 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30. Ice cream, snacks and a licensed bar.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Despite road closure signs, Battle Street will remain open for access to the hall, where there is now plenty of parking.


Cool jazz from the 50s to the noughties

Live jazz comes to Clayhidon on Friday 26 January for the first time since anyone can remember 
and it comes in the shape of an extraordinary new band.
. The
 Neil Maya Quartet are rooted in the sounds of the cool jazz movement of the 50’s and 60’s,
 but they love playing other styles such as funk, samba, African and even folk-rock.
For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz. The American
pianist and composer  did more than perhaps anyone 
to bring jazz into the 
popular mainstream, and Neil Maya is on a similar mission.
Totnes-based Neil Maya has brought together four of the finest musicians in
 the South West
to  find fresh, new jazz sounds while staying accessible to the public at large. 
As well as playing innovative re-workings of jazz standards and material by other composers, 
the band also play their own compositions.
  Part two of this gig is an unashamed tribute to Brubeck. Prepare to be transported
 back to a smoky  San Francisco nightclub of the 1960s as they reprise
Brubeck classics such as 
‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5’. 
TICKETS: £10. Supper £5. Call Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047 or email carouselle@btinternet.com.
Doors open 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30. As usual there'll be a licensed bar.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Despite road closure signs, Battle Street will remain open for access to the hall, where there is now plenty of parking.

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