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Performances at The Hafren

Performances at The Hafren

Performances at The Hafren

Musical, Sat 14 Mar 2020, £15-£16

Llanidloes Road,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 4HU

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Details

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band hails from the West Ridings of Yorkshire. Formed in 1881 as the Brighouse and Rastrick Temperance band, the band retained this title until the 1920’s when on the appointment of the World-Famous Fred Berry as musical director, ‘Temperance’ was dropped from its title. The one and only change of name in the Band’s history. These changes had immediate impact and in 1929, B&R broke into the highest level of brass banding winning both the July and September Brass Band Contests at Belle Vue, Manchester, a feat achieved only once before, and not equalled since.

Moving to the 1970’s, a more unusual and unique success came the band’s way. In 1977 the band caught the ears and imagination of the British public with their recording of Derek Broadbent’s “Floral Dance” holding the No.2 position in the British singles chart for nine weeks.

Doggedly held off the top spot by Paul McCartney, they still achieved sales of over a million, earning both Gold and Silver discs and attracting fame well beyond the UK. ‘The Floral Dance’ has now become a permanent feature of the band’s programs as the ‘unofficial’ encore.

In 2009 the band entered a new era with the appointment of Professor King as Professional Conductor. This had immediate impact with Brighouse & Rastrick Band winning the National Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 2010 & 2011 and more recently in 2017.

Over recent years the band has been engaged in very successful collaborations outside of the Brass Band Tradition. Recordings with Simon Callow, ‘The Unthanks’, Liza Pullman and appearances at Chris Evans’ ‘Car-Fest’ are just some of the ways that we are expanding our audiences.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Easily accesible and ample free parking.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Mar 2020 19:30

Prices

Ticket prices: £16.00, Concessions £15.00.

Address

Llanidloes Road,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 4HU

Directions

Plan route to The Hafren using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 091905  Lat: 52.50537 Long: -3.34000

What3words:

Located on the west side of Newtown on the A483 and within the NPTC College premises

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newtown station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Easily accesible and ample free parking.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
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