Stevenage Festival - October 1994
Congratulations to the hundreds of local performers who took part in the Stevenage Festival 1994 (the first one!) - We've left the old programme up for anyone who'd like to reminisce.
The heart of the Festival was a week of performances at the Gordon Craig Theatre (listed below) supported by the 1994 fringe of community arts events.
Saturday 8th of October to Saturday the 15th of June 1994 - Click on links below to jump lower down the page for more details on the event.
|Opening event - A day of Fun and frolics||8 October|
|Magic and Mystery||9 October|
|Gang Show||10 October|
|Murder in Company||11 October|
|Page Three Big Band||12 October|
|Stevenage Symphony Orchestra||13 October|
|Together Again (SMVC and SLC)||14 October|
|Dance Show||15 October|
|A Youth Concert||15 October|
|Trial By Jury/A grand Night for Singing||15 October|
|Sports displays||14/15 October|
Sat 8th October
Stevenage Arts Guild presents:
A Day of Fun and Frolics
The Arts Guild presents all sorts of acts in the Town Cente area - Street Entertainers, Bands playing, dancers dancing, singers singing, painters painting, clowns clowning,poets performing, programmes for the festival being distributed....
Sunday 9th October at 12.00 pm
Magic and Mystery
Presented by the Ace Magic Club - an afternoon preformance in the GCT.
Sunday 9th October at 19.45 pm
Stevenage Music Society - Mendelssohn's Elijah
Performed by the Stevenage Music Society Choir with 4 soloists and organ continuo.
Tickets: £6, No Concessions
Mon 10th October at 7:45 pm
Stevenage Scouts present:
A Gang Show
Nationwide the Scout movement was, at this time, renowned for producing A Gang Show of entertainers selected from the body of the Scout movement as a whole. This show was from the Stevenage group providing entertainment for the evening.
Tue 11th October at 7.45pm
Stevenage Lytton Players present:
Murder in Company
The Lytton players have been active in many of our festivals. This play was by Philip King and John Boland.
A dramatic society is assembling on the stage of a church hall to rehearse a mystery thriller under its somewhat dictatorial director Philip Stephens. Philip's wife is too friendly with a young man of the company, a prowler is in the neighborhood and attacks one of the girls, an unpleasant caretaker tries a little blackmail and one of the women seems to know him from the past.
Wed 12th October at 7.45pm
Page Three Big Band
The Band was under the musical direction of Ray Martin and featured and special guests - Tommy Whittle and Barbara Jay (Tommy's wife).
Thu 13th October at 7.45pm
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Works performed were Finlandia by Sibelius, The Triple Concerto by Beethoven and Berlioz' Symphony Fantastique.
Fri 14th October at 7.45pm
Stevenage Male Voice Choir and
Stevenage Ladies Choir present:
These two Choirs along with The Classic Buskers provided an evening of music of all types.
Sat 15th October at 10.30am
Debra Knight's School of Dancing,
Stevenage Twinning and
A Dance Show
These dancing schools combine to provide an afternoon of Dance.
Sat 15th October at 3 pm
Stevenage Music Centre presents:
A Youth Concert
The young members of the Music Centre performing groups present an afternoon of music.
Sat 15th October at 7.45pm
Stevenage Lytton Players present:
Trial by Jury/ A Grand Night for Singing
Rounding off the theatre performance the Lytton Players perform Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury and also present music from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals under the title A Grand Night for Singing.
Fri 14th October
Sat 15th October
Stevenage Sports Council present:
Displays and Shows
Over the Friday and Saturday there will be displays and shows in the Gordon Craig Sports Hall.
The demonstartions displays will cover - Trampolining, Fencing, Aerobics, Martial Arts, Wheelchair Footbal, Dancing and Sports Acrobatics.
There will also be static exhibits from the Sports Council, Ramblers Association, Sub Aqua club, Land yachting (with a land yacht there if possible)