TOMORROW: 'Wondrous Things' to reopen Taunton's Brewhouse

'Wondrous Things' reopens Brewhouse tomorrow

'Wondrous Things' reopens Brewhouse tomorrow

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GANG Show lovers and theatre supporters will already be gearing up to see the Brewhouse reopen in all its glory tomorrow (Tuesday April 8).

And there'll also be visual art delights to greet punters: art exhibition, 'Wondrous Things'.

Taking its title from a famous quote by the man who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the exhibition has been curated by Wiveliscombe artist Annie Phillips.

In it, emerging artists stand alongside some of Somerset's best-established creatives. 

When archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, Lord Caernarvon asked, “Can you see anything?”

Carter replied: “Yes – Wondrous Things!”

Reflecting on the inaugural show, Annie said: “It sums up my aspirations for the delights that lie in store for the people who eagerly anticipate the long awaited re-opening of The Brewhouse.

"The overwhelming response of the artists who submitted their works on short notice for this event is humbling.

"The quality and diversity of the art sets a standard and show of commitment to all those people waiting in the wings to make this venture a success.”

The artists are: John Alder, Michael Fairfax, Sara Fairfax, Tilly Willis, Richard Willis, RA Toni Davey, Andrew Davey, Leo Davey, Rebecca Birtwhistle, Simon Healy, Richard Balman, David Leyland, Ben Graham, Beatrice Hammond, Kerry Molfesis, Dean Aggett, Annie Jeffs, and Sam Jeffs.

  • TAUNTON Scout and Guide Gang Show 2014 starts at 7.15pm on April 8-12 with a 2.15pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets cost £8.50/£7.50 for Wednesday and Thursday, £9/£8 for Thursday and Friday, £8.50/£7.50 for the Saturday 2.30pm matinee and £11 for Saturday night from Taunton Tourist Information Centre on 01823-336344.

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1:54pm Mon 7 Apr 14

seekingaletheia says...

Nothing wondrous about a theatre that only the rich can afford with taxpayers money pouring into it whilst those same tax paying in work impoverished go hungry and cold needing to use food banks.

Culture is important yes, but so is eating and living!

The council had no business subsiding the Brewhouse without proper consultation. It's our money they are accountable to us. Instead they spend money on pet projects whilst people starve!
Nothing wondrous about a theatre that only the rich can afford with taxpayers money pouring into it whilst those same tax paying in work impoverished go hungry and cold needing to use food banks. Culture is important yes, but so is eating and living! The council had no business subsiding the Brewhouse without proper consultation. It's our money they are accountable to us. Instead they spend money on pet projects whilst people starve! seekingaletheia
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5:18pm Mon 7 Apr 14

FreeSpeech? says...

Just like the £1000 wasted on a small mural that can only be viewed from one direction, money would have been better donated to a local food bank.
The Brewhouse will never be able to support itself as it's not big enough and the council of the time new it before it was built but still decided to sell off what is now the bingo hall.
Just like the £1000 wasted on a small mural that can only be viewed from one direction, money would have been better donated to a local food bank. The Brewhouse will never be able to support itself as it's not big enough and the council of the time new it before it was built but still decided to sell off what is now the bingo hall. FreeSpeech?
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10:05pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Wafty Cranker says...

I for one cannot wait for it to be open again it has been sorely missed.
I for one cannot wait for it to be open again it has been sorely missed. Wafty Cranker
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