A celebration of art, music and cultures from across the world, 20th – 30th October 2016
presented with Trimdon Parish Council
Trimfest GemArts Mini Mela
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time 11am – 3pm
Venue Trimdon Junior School, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU
Take part in half term family fun, celebrating diversity and art from around the world.
All ages can join in free drop in drumming, dance and visual arts workshops, and learn about culture from India to China, Africa to County Durham!
There will also be a Craft Fair in the building, so you can browse stalls selling local products, and grab a bite to eat.
Trimfest The Baghdaddies
Date Sunday 23rd October 2016
Venue Trimdon Colliery & Deaf Hill Workmen’s Club, The Square,Trimdon Colliery, TS29 6AJ
The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously so you don’t have to…
GemArts is thrilled to bring these local legends to Trimfest 2016.
Trimfest Halloween workshops
Date Tuesday 25th October 2016
Time 5:30 – 7pm (7-11yrs) 7:15 – 8:45pm (11-19yrs)
Duration 1.5 HOURS PER WORKSHOP
Venue Trimdon Village Hall, Hallgarth Road, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JX
Booking Details : Call 01429 881 521 to book a place.
Please take note of the age range for each workshop, and make sure you book on the most appropriate time for your child’s age.
Halloween traditions are celebrated in many different ways, under many different names, around the world. Join GemArts artists for a special workshop – learn about different traditions and make your very own spooky artworks to take home.
Fancy dress optional.
Trimfest Storytelling workshops
Date Wednesday 26th October 2016
Time 1-2pm (5-11yrs) 2:30-3:30pm (12-16yrs)
Duration 1 HOUR EACH WORKSHOP
Venue Trimdon Village Hall, Hallgrath Rd, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JX
Booking Details : Call 01429 881521 to book a place.
Please take note of the age range for each workshop, and make sure you on the most appropriate time for your chid’s age group.
Young people are invited to join international performer and storyteller Peter Chand for an interactive workshop, which blasts the art of storytelling into the 21st century and allows young people to get creative. Engaging, energetic and educational. Suitable for any ability. Participants over 12 will receive a free complimentary ticket to Peter Chand’s Tongue Tied and Twisted at 6.00pm at Trimdon Village Hall.
Workshop One 1.00 – 2.00pm: ‘Bringing a Story to Life’ (5-11 yrs) Gentle and fun workshop exploring the use of voice and movement in story, including imagination games to help young people bring stories to life. Participants will have a go at expanding and embellishing a story in this lively workshop.
Workshop Two 2.30 – 3.30pm: ‘Tell it Well’ (12-16 yrs) More detailed exploration of storytelling performance techniques and storycreating skills. Looking at the use of voice, movement and imagination when telling a story, including practical examples of story-collecting and sharing.
Children over 12 years of age and adults can also enjoy Peter’s performance of Tongue Tied and Twisted later that evening at Trimdon Village Hall.
Trimfest Tongue Tied and Twisted
Date Wednesday 26th October 2016
Venue Trimdon Village Hall, Hallgarth Road, Trimdon Village TS29 6JX
Booking Details : Call Trimdon Community College on 01429 881 521 for further information and to book tickets.
GemArts is delighted to bring Tongue Tied and Twisted to Trimfest 2016.
Tongue Tied & Twisted blasts Indian storytelling into the 21st century, combining the talents of UK music producer PKCtheFirst on stage with international performer Peter Chand.
“How many of the sisters will the wild jackals spare…what becomes of the foolish man who thought he was dead…..and what is the haunting message that a dove sings across time and space…”
Experience two distinctive artists bringing a fresh UK twist on traditional tales collected from South Asian elders. This show celebrates the art of live storytelling fusing a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and classical South Asian sounds. Together, they present a unique audience experience across cultures for both young and old.
This unique and vibrant story has been created by British Indian Storyteller, Peter Chand and UK music producer PKCthefirst, with traditional tales collected from elders in their community.
Expect traditional tales told with a modern twist, accompanied by live DJ mixes and soundscapes.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+.
Trimfest Percussion and Body Step workshops
Date Sunday 30th October 2016
Duration 1.5 HOURS
Venue Trimdon Community College, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU
Booking Details : Call 01429 881 521 to book your place.
Percussion, Rhythm, Body Step Workshop
Leaders: Hannabiell & Yilis – Ladies of Midnight Blue
This music workshop explores rhythm through improvisation, movement, body percussion, and drumming. Participants will be able to perform, enhance their cognitive and listening skills, and expand creative thinking while learning new rhythms.
Minimum age: 10 years
Trimfest Hannabiell & Midnight Blue
Date Sunday 30th October 2016
Time 7:30 pm
Venue Trimdon Colliery & Deaf Hill Workmen’s Club, Square,Trimdon Colliery, TS29 6AJ
Booking Details : Call Trimdon Community College on 01429 881 521 for further information and tickets.
This high energy ensemble is nothing less than exhilarating as it fuses together Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion, Jazz, Afro-beat, Funk and Reggae to create their unique sound.
Hannabiell and Midnight Blue are described by London based vintage afro-vinyl collector Volta 45 as “Afro-psychedelic funk”. The music created from this fusion is an organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants and mbira compositions. All this not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also encourages audience participation.
Hannabiell and Midnight Blue is committed to playing music that helps to break down barriers, and GemArts can’t wait to showcase these exciting talented musicians at Trimfest 2016.
Call Trimdon Community College on 01429 881 521 for information and to book tickets
Trimfest 2016 : https://gemarts.org/whatson/events/333/trimfest-2016