Mar 20, 2020


Sarah-Jane Morris with Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield CANCELLED

Sarah-Jane Morris


Sweet Little Mystery: A Tribute to the Music of John Martyn


With Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield


‘…a transcendent mix of cold fury and compassion’ – The Observer


‘…this is a remarkable album…for its ambition, its sound world, its powerful stories and, at its centre, the breath-taking range and timbral richness of Sarah Jane Morris’s voice’ - Jazzwise


Sarah-Jane Morris is Britain’s most influential jazz and R&B singer. who topped the UK pop charts for a month in 1986 (with The Communards’ disco version of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’). Morris’s magnificent soul voice and emotional power has garnered praise and admiration worldwide for over 30 years. Inspired by the unwavering belief in the power of song to change hearts and minds, Sarah Jane has always followed her own star. That independence has brought her a loyal audience, devoted to her feisty, independent musical style.


John Martyn was a sublime genius, and an innovative musical talent who sadly died at 60. He produced a canon of music that is both breathtakingly bold and achingly tender in its complex, atmospheric beauty. Martyn's music influenced a generation of his peers, friends and fans alike. His contribution continues to resonate many years after his passing. He has picked up endless acclaim worldwide from those fortunate enough to be seduced by his unique voice and instrumental mastery; and his music will live forever in the annals of popular music history.


Sarah Jane, through her own brilliant interpretive vocal talents, has picked up this torch to shine a light on this great musical maverick, illuminating his life's work. As a woman she can demonstrate Martyn’s gifts through filters of her own vocal identity and her commitment to sexual politics which might seem at odds with the dark, pained side of John Martyn – but which, in practice, makes it possible for her to re-invent his art without fear of pastiche.


Mar 22, 2020


Coffee Concert: Yekaterina Lebedeva (piano) CANCELLED

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Bach's transcriptions from cantatas and organ works for piano. 

Yekaterina Lebedeva is a concert pianist and professor of piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.


Yekaterina made her performance debut in an extensive national concert series in her native Russia. In 1988 she entered the Kiev State Conservatoire in the Ukraine. There she was in constant demand as a recitalist, performing solo and chamber concerts and appearing at major festivals in both Ukraine and Russia. She graduated from the Conservatoire with Distinction in 1993.


Yekaterina moved to London in 1998 and soon made her debut in the Purcell Room, invited to play as part of the SBC Young Musician’s Platform “FRESH”. Since then she has performed regularly at the South Bank Centre and abroad. She is currently a concert pianist and professor of piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.


‘The most impassioned and expressive pianist of her generation’ – International Herald Tribune

£10 includes coffee & croissant

Mar 29, 2020


Coffee Concert: Lily Neill - A Celebration of the Harp & Irish Music

Lily Neill is an American-born harp player who specialises in traditional Irish music and related folk music traditions. She is recognised for her solo performances as well as for her collaborations with artists in genres outside the realm of folk music.


She also earned a prize at the 1998 All-Ireland competition in Ballina, County Mayo. As a teenager she performed for then-President Bill Clinton, as well as with The Chieftains and Derek Bell at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC, in his final two performances there.


Neill received a first class honours degree from the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy and released her debut CD, Without Words. The CD earned her the 2006 New Female Artist of the Year Award from and the Irish-American News. Neill also has a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Her second album The Habit of a Foreign Sky was recorded in Helsinki.

£10 includes coffee & croissant

Apr 04, 2020


Coffee Concert: Alexander Metcalfe (piano) - The Parisian Piano

Favourite works by Debussy, Ravel, Chopin and Satie

£10 includes coffee & croissant

Apr 10, 2020


Repeat and Dud

If Peter Cook had played the Bass part two thereof…


Two of the South Coast’s most accomplished and best-loved musicians get together in this affectionate tribute to Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.


Peter Cook was almost certainly the greatest comedian of his generation, urbane and intellectual one minute, grotesque and irrelevant the next. Who can forget Greta Garbo knocking at the window or the one-legged man auditioning for the role of Tarzan?


Yet for all his brilliance, Cook was no musician; and yet he clearly wanted to be. On his short-running ill-fated chat show he featured himself singing every week, perhaps a contributory factor to the show’s being axed shortly after its first airing (the other factor being the he often forgot who it was he was supposed to be interviewing). After his death ‘karaoke’ type recordings emerged of Cook, clearly indicating that his brilliance as a comic was not replicated musically.


Dudley Moore, on the other hand, was a consummate musician, a superb (and many would say underrated) jazz pianist as well as an Oxford organ scholar. It may well be that his humour helped him squander what could easily have been a stellar musical career.


Roger Carey is a bassist with Steeleye Span. When not on tour with them he is a much sought after and experienced musician. He made his debut with this show as an actor/mimic. His impeccable comic timing and droll delivery makes him the perfect person to play Cook – but unlike Cook, he can sing, and exceedingly well as anybody who has heard him sing with his wife and touring buddy Liane Carroll can testify.


Mike Hatchard is an ex-Dankworth pianist (as indeed was Dudley Moore) who has become something of a concert pianist in later life (as, again, did Dudley Moore) performing with the Chamber Ensemble of London. When not playing piano, violin, guitar or clarinet he conducts choirs, big-bands and orchestras and draws cartoon strips for Viz; his recent plays ‘Playing Beethoven playing Beethoven’ and ‘The Cocktail Pianist from Hell’ received glowing reviews at the Hastings and Brighton Festivals.


Apr 14, 2020


The Bavard Bar

A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of.


Come to the Bavard Bar and hear three pre-booked speakers share something they’re passionate about. From ‘Crop circles’ to ‘Circuit bending’, ‘Buddy Holly’ to ‘Aleister Crowley’, you never know what you might hear, as subjects are kept secret until the night.


And revel in the delights of voluntary audience wild cards, including the ‘KP Lite’ challenge, ‘Oojah Kappivvy’ and ‘Bohemia Road’.


Hosted by Tim B’vard and supported by Piano Man Dan, could you share your passion at a future show?


The Bavard Bar…avoiding life’s questions to give you the answers.


Apr 15, 2020

7.30pm & April 17, 2020 7.30pm

On a Wicklow Hill - Live Theatre

On a Wicklow Hill: A new play by Maria McAteer


“They’d seen his face before…” A Day In The Life – The Beatles


A force far greater than fate or destiny pushes two total strangers to cross paths one day on a Wicklow Hill.

Whilst overlooking the magical Luggala Valley and mysterious Lough Tay – aka The Guinness Lake – time stands still in more ways than one.

Separate lives are lived through one day with moving, sometimes humorous, and very unexpected consequences.

On a Wicklow Hill will perform at Kino-Teatr soon after its world premiere at the London Irish Centre in March 2020.


Darren Cheek ('Tara')

 Over 20 years as an actor, writer and director, Darren has performed main roles at several of the UK’s leading regional theatres, as well as roles at various West End theatres. He also appears regularly in film and TV.



Maria McAteer ('Melody')

Maria is an award-winning writer, as well an actor, musician and an ex-world champion Irish dancer. Half Irish and half Trinidadian, Maria was born in Kensington, London and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne. After winning National Westminster Playwrights Awards for her plays Little Secrets and Catfood (Soho Theatre), Maria also released her debut album Her Night At Noon in 2012. The album contains her own songs co-written with composer Bjorn Dahlberg. Her recent play 'Guiness Girl' is currently in development as a film adaptation. 

Directed by Karen Spicer

Produced by Damn Cheek and Brighton Beam Productions

£16 / £14 Concessions

Apr 17, 2020


100 Years of Big Band Jazz and Swing: ​Mike Hatchard with the J.P. Big Band

Mike Hatchard with the J.P. Big Band

With special guest vocalists Kate Daniels, Nils Solberg, Amy Hellier and Paul Rhodes.


Apr 18, 2020


Coffee Concert: Antonio Oyarzabal (piano) & Abi Heath (clarinet)

Abi Heath (clarinet) returns to Kino Teatr with a new programme alongside Antonio Oyarzabal, an award winning concert pianist from Bilbao (Spain).


After studying in Musikene (Spain), Antonio later completed his Masters as a solo pianist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a soloist with orchestra, his highlight performances include the Mozart Piano Concerto no 12 with The Arch Sinfonia in Lille (France), Mozart Piano Concerto no 23 with the Aldwych Sinfonia (London), Mozart Piano Concerto no 9 with JOL in Spain, Shostakovich Piano Concerto in F with the London Euphonia Orchestra, Poulenc Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (in Spain), Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the European Union Youth Orchestra in Grafenegg (Austria) and the Ravel Piano Concerto in G with YMSO at St John Smith Square (January 2018).

£10 includes coffee & croissant

Apr 21, 2020

3pm & 29 April at 3pm

Clive Parker-Sharp presents ConeBoy CANCELLED

Clive Parker-Sharp presents his novel ConeBoy via readings and live acoustic music. Part of a tour promoting his new book, a one hour show, with Q&A, and book-signing. 22 April, and 29 April at 3 pm, Kino-Teatr, Gallery, be early to grab a seat and coffee!

The Members, Spizz Energi, and Athletico Spizz 80, are a few of the pioneering punk groups Clive Parker-Sharp has played with, and a founding member and songwriter in 80’s mega- band BIG COUNTRY. Also, JESUS AND MARY CHAIN spinoff The Expressway, as well collaborating with art-rocker Marshall Star. Clive’s first book THE BOX came out in 2012, now being adapted for TV. New book, the semi-autobiographical work CONEBOY, is teased out in spoken-word and song by Clive and Marshall.

Acoustic music, songs, spoken word. With a Q & A, and book-signing afterwards, plus meet the author – Clive Parker-Sharp

Apr 24, 2020


Hunter Muskett

Hunter Muskett, formed in the late ‘60s, by three students at Avery Hill College, became one of the hardest touring bands from 1969 -74, signed to Decca and Bradleys, playing festivals, clubs and concerts in UK and the rest of Europe. The band split in 1974.

Jump 36 years, and due to the re-release of their first record Every Time You Move, the original guys decided to jump back in. Two acclaimed CDs later, That Was Then, This Is Now, and Unafraid and Sober, brings them up to date.  A blend of self penned songs, interwoven guitars, and close harmony, plus a few surprises, makes for an entertaining evening.


‘An evening of spell-binding brilliance’ -  David Pratt FATEA/Live November 2018


Hunter Muskett are:

Terry Hiscock - Guitar and vocals, composer of the folk club evergreen Silver Coin and the band’s main songwriter.

Doug Morter - Guitar and vocals, no stranger to the territory, with family in Hastings, Fairlight, and Bexhill, ex member of The Albion Band, Magna Carta, Richard Digance, etc, also with Acoustic Gathering, his trio with guitar legend Jerry Donahue, and Lindisfarne front man Ray Jackson, has played locally and in venues across Europe.

Chris George - Guitar and vocals, founder member Chris,  renowned luthier, has built most of the band’s guitars

Rog Trevitt -  Bass, mandolin, vocals, the “new boy”, having joined in 1970, after Danny Thompson had played on the first record.


Of Unafraid and Sober:

‘Must be one of the best album titles of recent years…good stuff…nice to have them back’ -

Mike Harding Folk Show podcast #225 16 April 2017


Of That Was Then:

‘Agreeable acoustic roots and rock’s sunny, grin-inducing and a run through of Walk Away Renee adds the icing’ -  fRoots 


Of Unafraid and Sober:

‘The album has a lovely, unhurried warmth. Mellow, laid back vocals drift around the common thread of some wonderful guitar work…as well as being extremely talented players these gentlemen know how to write a lyric. 8/10’ -  Peter Churchill, Americana UK  Jan 2018


Apr 28, 2020


The Story of Southern Soul featuring Roberto Picazo

Take a journey across three southern states of the US and revel in the sweet sounds of Southern Soul.

Kick off in Memphis and experience the rise of a new breed of R&B at Stax Records, head on to Muscle Shoals to learn how so many hit records emerged from this little town, and wind down in New Orleans with good times, good tunes and great mythology.

Stripped-back versions of classic records tell the incredible stories of the finest American music. Featuring songs of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Etta James, Allen Toussaint and more!


May 09, 2020


Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars: A Shared Resonance -Three Centuries of Original Guitar Duets POSTPONED

Jon Rattenbury & Brian Ashworth return to the Kino-Teatr to present a fresh programme for 2020 that showcases the varied evolution of the guitar duet.

In a concert that includes performances on historical instruments, Brian and Jon play music by famous and lesser known composers. Beginning with the Baroque guitar of Corbetta, the concert journeys from the 17th century up to the present day, via the Early Romantic guitar duets of Sor, Carulli & Mertz.

Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars explore exciting works first performed by celebrated guitar duos such as Presti/Lagoya, Williams/Bream & the Assad Brothers, featuring composers Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer, and others.

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May 22, 2020


Patti Boulaye - Aretha & Me POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2

Following the last two years of sell-outs of her show “Billie & Me” the award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye, returns to the stage, with her brand new one-woman show “Aretha and Me”. In this fascinating show, Patti compares and contrasts her life with that of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose celebrated career included 17 Top 10 singles and 20 No.1 R&B hits during her 5 decades of recording.

Patti will be singing some of her favourite Aretha Franklin numbers including Respect, Say A Little Prayer, Chain of Fools and Think and many more with some of her own favourites which are special to her.


May 30, 2020


Coffee Concert: Guitar & Cello Duet - Ivana Peranic (cello) & Jon Rattenbury (guitar)

Ivana Peranic’s recent recitals have been hailed by independent critics as “glowing”, and her tone “powerful, with a terrific lower register… resonant, suggestive of powerful reserves - sweeping musical argument with uninhibited, consummate technique”. She previously served as Principal cellist for the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bosnia & Herzegovina's top state orchestra.


Jon Rattenbury has also played at the Kino-Teatr as one half of the Ashworth-Rattenbury guitar duo - one of the very best-known guitar duos on the south coast.

£10 includes coffee & croissant

Jun 11, 2020


Two Duos with Trevor Watts

Trevor Watts (saxes) with Mark Hewins (guitars/electronics) - ambient and trance like improvisations

Trevor Watts (saxes) with Jamie Harris (percussion) - Afro tinged rhythmic improvisations

With films from Roland Jarvis (edited by Mark French) and Mark Hewins

+ Special trio presentation


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