Witty Ditties: 400 Years of Comic Song

Date: 24th March 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Live Music

We are delighted to welcome back GreenMatthews after their previous sell-out shows at The Barn. 

Following on from their acclaimed show “A Brief History of Music”, GreenMatthews bring you a new show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth.

Chris Green (piano, guitar, accordion) and Sophie Matthews (early woodwinds, flute, saxophone) bring you four centuries of chromatic comedy, ranging from bawdy Restoration ballads to stinging Sixties satire via Victorian music hall variety. Featuring songs by Noel Coward, Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann and a host of other lesser-known songwriters, this fun and fast-moving revue will have you rolling in the aisles!

Please note car parking for this event is at Winterbourne Academy off the High Street, BS36 1JL. From there it is a 10 – 15 minute walk down Church Lane. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane which will also be the route to go with the flow of traffic, rather than against. Please note these are country roads so do take care, bring a torch and dress appropriately.
All vehicles must park in the school car park in appointed spaces. Parking in disabled spaces is for disabled badges users only. Parking is at your own risk and the Olympus Academy Trust accepts no responsibility for any damage to vehicles or property whilst you are using the facilities.
Car parking will be available at the Barn for those with mobility issues only. If you cannot manage the walk down to The Barn, please email us on ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk  and we can reserve you a parking space onsite. There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.
Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.