Down at the Barn with Leonie Evans and Friends

Date: 5th September 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

After a break to write and promote new material, we are delighted to welcome Leonie Evans back to The Barn for a summer evening of intimate music in the unique Barn setting.

Our host for the evening, vocal talent and multi-instrumentalist Leonie Evans, also has a passion for history so plays a lot of pre war Jazz, blues, country, gospel and Latin music. Expect to hear an array of languages and her well known ability to play 'Frumpet' (her name for vocal trumpet). 
Leonie will be joined by her special musical guest for the evening.

"Like nothing else I've ever heard in my life, I was just blown away with her" Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

"Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans'  slinky, supple vocal...One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take" Prog Magazine 

Leonie Evans has been performing since the age of 5 and has never stopped. With hundreds of collaborations with musicians from all over the world under her belt she's created a catalogue of albums and a strong musical family.  

"Leonie Evans' distinctive vocals were magical. An astonishingly good simulated trumpet sound in her understated stride she kept the audience in her thrall." The Bristol Post

Doors and bar open at 7pm, Concert begins at 7.30pm.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE

https://www.leoniemusic.co.uk/
https://leonieevans.bandcamp.com/
https://www.patreon.com/leonieevans

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

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Silent Cinema with live music accompaniment: Nosferatu

Date: 11th October 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

We are delighted to welcome back Chris Green from GreenMatthews. This time Chris will provide his solo live music accompaniment to the cult horror film, Nosferatu which will be played during a showing of the film in our atmospheric main barn.

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Please note this is a Park and Stride event. Parking will be at Winterbourne Academy, BS36 1JL. The Barn is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Academy’ car park. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane. Please take care along the country roads to The Barn and be sure to bring a torch!

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

Parking at The Barn will be reserved for accessibility parking requirements and must be pre-booked. If you need to book an accessible space then please email ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk and advise your vehicle registration, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and if you need any accessible seating for the performance.

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.

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

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.