Carmen and Mimi To The Rescue—Has Anyone Seen Our Divas? Saturday 14th October The Centre Newlyn
Singing duo Simone Hellier and Jenny Oldfield toured previously in the comedy ‘Lessons in Love’. They are now embarking on a concert tour prior to their next show
When opera divas Isabella Cappucino and Svetlana Molotov fail to turn up for the gig, plucky enthusiasts Carmen & Mimi step into the breach, ably supported by charismatic compere Charlie Hamm (Cube’s Ben Oldfield) to deliver an evening of sublime song and entertainment.
The music programme will include arias by Puccini, Bellini, Humperdinck, Offenbach and Dvorak. Also songs from musical theatre including West Side Story, Cabaret and My Fair Lady and songs by Ivor Novello. There is a mixture of solos, duets and trios including comedy numbers.
THE HICCUP PROJECT May-We-Go-Round? - SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 7.30pm THE CENTRE NEWLYN
Double award winner and 5 night sell out at Brighton Fringe and critically acclaimed at Edinburgh Fringe, May-We-Go-Round? is a highly successful collision of fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre, in which Chess and Cristina from The Hiccup Project take us on a bitter-sweet journey on the merry-go-round of romance.
Honest, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, it celebrates love and lust in all their messy and confusing forms. Ultimately, it’s a show about friendship and the bond between these two women which generates an enthralling, endearing portrait of Girl Power.
‘Hilarious and witty: a joy’ The Skinny
‘Men laugh from their very core….in a story that every woman can relate to’ Total Theatre
ALBERT REUSS EXHIBITION - NEWLYN ART GALLERY 23 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER
Newlyn Art Gallery is to hold a small exhibition of Reuss's works from 23 September to 7 October, this coincdes with the publication of Susan Soyinka's book "Albert Reuss in Mousehole - The Artist and the Refugee" and the launch event on Friday 6th October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
BOOK LAUNCH - ALBERT REUSS IN MOUSEHOLE - THE ARTISTAS REFUGEE by SUSAN SOYINKA - NEWLYN ART GALLERY - FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Austria and Britain at those times. Blair Todd, Exhibition Curator, Newlyn Art Gallery
His story deserves our attention, especially in this current age of global refugees, and acute political issues of asylum and racial identity. John Halkes, Director, Newlyn Orion Galleries, 1974-1990
This is the compelling account of the life and work of Albert Reuss (1889-1975), a Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a uniquely individual style. Born in Vienna, he emigrated to England in 1938 following Hitler’s annexation of Austria. In the process, Reuss lost many members of his family, as well as all his possessions, and the reputation he had built up as an artist in Vienna prior to his departure. Many of his artworks were confiscated by the Nazis. He continued to work as an artist in England, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered.
Reuss and his wife Rosa were helped to escape from Vienna by Cornishman and Quaker, John Sturge Stephens. Following his exile, Reuss held numerous solo exhibitions in municipal galleries throughout England and in 1948, he and Rosa moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where they established the ARRA Gallery. From 1953 to 1973 he held regular one-man shows at the renowned O’Hana Gallery in London. Several provincial galleries hold his work, most notably Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, as do the British Museum, the Belvedere Gallery and the Albertina in Vienna, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel.
In researching the life of this intriguing man, Susan Soyinka interviewed many people who knew him, and also retrieved a huge archive on Reuss from Vienna, which included much of his lifetime’s correspondence. A most fascinating story emerged, full of human drama and tragedy, of this lonely and isolated artist's struggle to develop his art and to survive, all set against the background of world historic events. The book includes first-hand accounts of the couple’s escape from Vienna, and of their experience as refugees in war-time Britain.