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Music, Wed 25 Jan 2017, £11-£13

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bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury

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01227 769075

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University of Kent,
Canterbury,
CT2 7NB

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In association with Gulbenkian, Beautiful Town Music presents Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson.

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK.

Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries.

She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, “Songs I Wrote With Amy”. Ed’s globally best-selling single, “Thinking Out Loud” was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving BRIT nominations.

"An irresistible, riveting performer" – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing
and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition”” - Big Issue

“The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs” – London Evening Standard

Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year”.

With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke has been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.

Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is “an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson”. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, “This Family Tree” emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene.

“A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence…..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement.” – Mike Harding

“Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! “ – London Life

“Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition” – fRoots

“Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Two words, bloody brilliant” – Maverick 5 star review

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 25 Jan 2017 20:00
Doors for this event will open 30 minutes prior to the advertised start time.

Prices

Full £13.00
Student £11.00

Location

Directions

See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent

Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
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