Christians, Ed Sheeran Music, Animals and The George Harrison Project among May highlights at South Mill Arts in Bishop’s Stortford


South Mill Arts in Bishop’s Stortford has a busy schedule in May with live music, family shows, a range of films and fascinating local history events.


Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors – Sunday May 1, 11.30am (£16, concs £14, family £56)

Horrific Histories: Terrible Tudors (56203142)

Horrible Histories is back with the Terrible Tudors live on stage! From gruesome Henries to evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and lies!) about the torturous Tudors. This is the story with the bad bits left!

live music

Midweek Music: Peter Lemer/Billy Thompson Quintet – Wednesday 11 May, 7.30pm (£6.50)

Peter Lemer/Billy Thompson Quintet (formerly known as Que Pasa) features internationally acclaimed musicians, Peter Lemer on keyboards, Paul Robinson on drums, Dave O’Brien on bass, Tom Ridout on saxophone and the brilliant violinist Billy Thompson.

Between them they worked with artists such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Ginger Baker and Mike Oldfield. The best of its kind among the best in the business.

The Animals & Friends Farewell Tour, with special guest Maggie Bell – Friday 13 May, 7.30pm (£29)

The Animals were one of the most iconic pop, rhythm and blues bands of the 1960s. They had over 20 worldwide top 10 hits and remain a seminal rhythm and blues band that still inspires a great following. respect.

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Animals (56203697)

The line-up includes founding member John Steel on drums and Mickey Gallagher, who replaced Alan Price on keyboards in 1965.

Shape of You: The Music of Ed Sheeran – Friday 20 May, 7.30pm (£21.50, under 16s £16.50)

Bringing the UK’s favorite singer-songwriter to the stage in an exceptional new show that showcases the best of Ed Sheeran.

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Shape of you (56203706)

Drawing inspiration from an impressive anthology that includes the multimillion-selling albums Divide and Multiply, plus groundbreaking new album Equals, Shape of You is the perfect treat for Ed Sheeran fans.

The Christians – Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm (£27.50)

The Christians were hugely successful in the late 80s and early 90s.

They are still fronted by the enigmatic singer Garry Christian – who amply deserves the Daily Mirror’s description as having “one of the finest voices in pop” – who has only grown in vocal stature and wit over the years. years.

The Christians.  Photo: Dave Turley (56203300)
The Christians. Photo: Dave Turley (56203300)

F. Cooke’s Pie & Mash Spectacular – Thu 26 May, 7.45pm (single pie £20, double pie £23)

F. Cooke are the original and oldest family purveyors of pie and mash. Now, over 160 years later, fifth-generation Fred Cooke brings pie and mash to Bishop’s Stortford, using ingredients from the original recipe passed down from generation to generation.

The evening features Gertcha playing Chas & Dave’s most beloved hits, as well as many classics to sing along to in rockney style.

F. Cooke Pie and Mash Spectacular (56203714)
F. Cooke Pie and Mash Spectacular (56203714)

The George Harrison Project – Saturday 28th May, 7.30pm (£21.50)

A live musical celebration of George Harrison’s most beloved hits, his Beatles songs, his solo career and the Traveling Wilburys.

Everything must pass, While my guitar gently cries, Here comes the sun, Cheer Down, Taxman, Something, My Sweet Lord, Blow Away, Got My Mind Set On You and many more!

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George Harrison (56203712)

Movie theater

Live screenings

NT Live: Henry V – Tue May 3, 7pm (£16.50, down from £12.50)

Kit Harington plays the title role in Shakespeare’s gripping study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Freshly ascended to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France.

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Henry V (56203710)

Standard screenings

Julia (12A) – Thu 5 May, 2pm & 7pm (£7.50)

The story of legendary cookbook author and TV superstar Julia Child who changed the way Americans think about food, TV and women.

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Julia (56203708)

The Duke (12A) – Tue 10 May, 2pm & 7pm (£7.50)

In 1961 Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.

Ali & Ava (15) – Tue 17 May, 2pm & 7pm (£7.50)

Ali and Ava meet and sparks fly. During a lunar month, a deep connection begins to develop.

The Phantom of the Open (12A) – Tue 24 May, 2pm & Thu 26 May, 7pm (£7.50)

Maurice Flitcroft made it through to qualifying for the British Open in 1976 and then shot the worst round in golf tournament history.

True Things (15) – Tue 24 May, 7pm & Thu 26 May, 2pm (£7.50)

A young woman living on the margins of society becomes intoxicated by a stranger who upsets her peaceful life.

The Outfit (15) – Tue 31 May, 2pm & 7pm (£7.50)

An expert tailor must outwit a dangerous group of gangsters in order to survive a fateful night.


Storytime: Kipper’s Toybox – Wed, May 4, 10 a.m. (free)

What’s going on with Kipper’s toys? Help count the toys as we follow the story, then color in your favorite.

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Story time (56203704)

Lunchtime Lecture: The History of Warwick Road – Tue 17 May, 12.30pm (free, reservation essential)

Have you ever wondered about the history of the road you live in? Longtime resident John Rhodes traced the history of Warwick Road in Bishop’s Stortford from its beginnings as a country road used to drive cattle, to its key role in the development of the area as a settlement prestigious residential by Sir Walter Gilbey at the end of the 19th century.

Warwick Road (56203718)
Warwick Road (56203718)

River Walk – Sat May 21, 11 a.m. (free, reservation essential)

The lazy River Stort winds past watermills, malting houses, country houses and through pretty countryside. Join us for this river walk and discover many fascinating historical facts along its banks.

The meeting point is the main entrance to South Mill Arts.

River promenade (56203720)
River promenade (56203720)


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