NORTH EAST NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT

There’s a treat in store for music lovers when celebrated Italian classical guitarist Giulio Tampalini takes to the stage of Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre on Friday, October 20th. Hailed internationally as one of the most popular and charismatic classical guitarists, he tours regularly and extensively both in his home country and abroad. As well as recording over 25 CDs and playing more than 2,000 concerts, he has won many prizes including the 2014 Milan ‘Arts and Culture Prize’. In 2003 his double CD ‘Francisco Tarrega: Complete Works For Guitar’ was awarded the Golden Guitar for Best CD of the Year at the International Congress of Alexandria.
 
Friday’s performance – which is the second concert in Hartlepool Music Society’s 34th season - features: Mozart / Fernando Sor: Variations on The Magic Flute; Ponce: Variations and Fugue on La Folla de Espana; Llobet: Three Catalonian Folk Songs; Tedesco: Tarantella Italiana; Paganini: Twenty-four Caprices; Romanza: Variations on The Carnival of Venice; Piazzola: Le Grande Tango. Tickets cost £13 (standard) or £6.50 (students and those in receipt of benefits). Under 14s and carers are free. To book call the box office on (01429) 890000 or book online at the Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre website.

Bury Tomorrow are at The Middlesbrough Empire on Friday, October 27th. The Southcoast Metalcore quintet, Bury Tomorrow, play a collision course combination of both aggressive and melodic metal, complimented by an intense live show. They are a five piece British metalcore band from Hampshire that formed in 2006. The band is composed of vocalist Dani Winter-Bates, guitarist Mehdi Vismara, guitarist and singer Jason Cameron, bass guitarist Davyd Winter-Bates and drummer Adam Jackson. Bury Tomorrow have released two extended plays and one Studio album, Portraits, with the second album, The Union of Crowns, released in 2012.

Bury Tomorrow have group members from both Portsmouth and Southampton with bassist Davyd and Daniel both being brothers. Shortly after their formation they released a debut extended play The Sleep Of The Innocents. It's a 14+ gig. Doors open at 7.00pm finishing at 11.00pm and more information is availabe by visiting the Middlesbrough Empire website.

Some rare film of bygone Hartlepool is sure to stir some memories - as this photograph shows from the North-East Film Archive - with your chance to step back in time in Hartlepool thanks to a remarkable compilation of archive film footage.
 
The bustling port of the 1950s, Hartlepool airport in 1939, a 1966 corporation carnival, the 1970s town in bloom and famous faces including Brian Clough and Andy Capp are just some of the sights in "Moving North: Coastal Comes To Hartlepool" which will be screened at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, October 19th at 7pm. Curated and presented by the North-East Film Archive, the screening takes people on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of the North-East coastline. It uses amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional television productions, many recently digitised as part of Britain on Film - a partnership project with the British Film Institute.

Tickets for the Hartlepool screening cost £5 each and can be booked in advance - visit www.hartlepooltownhalltheatre.com or contact Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre in Church Square on (01429) 890000.Concessions are available for history and special interest groups/societies – for details contact Jamie Kelly on (01429) 523451.

The Pigeon Detectives stop off at Middlesbrough Empire on Saturday, October 21st. For anyone that’s ever been to see The Pigeon Detectives live, you know the connection they have with their fan base is a special one. So they thought, what better way to pay homage to the album on its 10th birthday than to take it on tour and play it in full for the first time ever! And you’re all invited. It’s a 14+ gig. The doors open at 7.30pm and finishing at 11.00pm.

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