Fleece Inn
The Cross
Nr Evesham
WR11 7JE 

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  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Thurs 23 Jan, - Sat 25 Jan, 7:30pm
    Tickets £7.50 (£6)
    Bretforton Amateur Dramatic Theatre presents John Mortimer’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel.
    Directed by Alice Heather & Nigel London.
    Scrooge had the blackest heart in London; a miser with a love for nothing except money. He was feared and despised everywhere he showed his scowling face. Until one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives three spectral visitors, encounters the bleakest terror and the richest delight, and learns, at last, the true meaning of Christmas. For Scrooge this will be no Silent Night…

  • Alden Patterson and Dashwood

    Alden Patterson and Dashwood

    Tue 18 Feb, 8pm, £12 

    ★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine
    Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.
    ‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

  • Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

    Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

    Tue 25 Feb, 8pm, £12 
    BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners (2017) Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente are a vocal/guitar duo like no other.
    Calling the Isle of Lewis and Spain home respectively, its no wonder their music doesn’t focus on one place, on one of the many strands of Scotland’s web of traditions.
    They are well travelled, and well versed, in music from across the land. On guitar, and vocals in Gaelic, Scots and English, their music is a round tour, where centuries old ballads meet Gaelic puirt a beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing.
    Josie’s voice, crystal clear. With its slight island twang, equally at home in any of these domains. Accompanied by Pablo’s dynamic, sensitive guitar playing, they illuminate the lyrics. The music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, leaving audiences stunned.

  • Cheltenham Preview 2020 Sorry, currently sold out

    Sunday 8th March, 7pm, £15

    We’re delighted to welcome back to the panel for this year:
    Phil Smith – Retired BHA Head of Handicapping
    Lee Mottershead – Racing Post Journalist
    Richard Phillips – Trainer
    Sam Twiston-Davies – Jockey
    Andy Smith – Bookmaker, Punter & Betting Expert
    Join us for a preview evening for Cheltenham Festival, led by experts and raising money for local charities and the Injured Jockey’s Fund.
    Tickets went onsale 10am Mon 13 Jan

  • Les Barker

    Les Barker

    Sun 15 Mar, 8pm, £14
    Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he’s now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He’s written 77 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don’t quite believe what they’ve just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.
    His serious songs have also featured on albums by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, and by June Tabor and he made a name for himself on the circuit with his unlikely contribution to the Mrs Ackroyd Band. But it is his side-splitting poems and his elevation of the pun to new heights which guarantees an unforgettable if baffling evening.

  • Ray Cooper

    Fleecey Folk: Ray Cooper

    Sun 22 Mar, 8pm, £12
    Ray Cooper has been living in a small wooden house in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there.
    Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back.
    He is the guy that sings with a cello, a committed songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Sing in the Spring 2020

    Fri 17- Sun 19 April. 

    Melrose Quartet, Graeme Knights, Granny's Attic and Will Finn and Rosie Calvert (from The Teacups) are already booked.  
    A weekend of song in the Fleece orchard and barn.

  • Gordon Giltrap 2020

    Sun 26 April, 7.30pm, £18

    Gordon Giltrap MBE returns to The Fleece Inn once again this spring to raise money for the Tracy Sollis Leukemia Trust, celebrating 26 years on fundraising.

    The guitar virtuoso will be accompanied by Carrie Martin, a highly accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist.
    Gordon's live gigs sell out every time and once again this will be a very special evening.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Outdoor Theatre

    Tue 25 Aug, 7pm, £12 adults, £10 concessions, £40 family
    We’re not in Kansas anymore…
    Following the success of The Sword in the Stone, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
    Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they encounter munchkins, witches, winged monkey, enchanted slippers and a Wonderful Wizard!
    Expect the unexpected in this comedy for all the family, featuring physical humour, fast-paced multi-roling and plenty of laughs for all ages.
    Ages: Suitable for all ages, from young children to adult couples.
    Show duration: 80 minutes, plus a 20 minute interval


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