Monday Music Unplugged (now at the Royal, Barmouth)

Every Monday open music session with a folk bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

Monday Music Unplugged

Every Monday open music session with a folk bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

Monday Music Unplugged

Every Monday open music session with a folk bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

Monday Music Unplugged

Every Monday open music session with a folk bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

Live Music: Andy Wickett’s World Service

Former Duran Duran frontman Andy Wickett will be performing at the gallery with his band World Service, from 7.30.pm.

Andy Wickett composed some of Duran Duran’s early songs including “Girls on Film” and is still a fine songwriter and charismatic performer. He has also been painting and producing animation for many years, and as part of the evening he will be talking about his visual work with examples. He is accompanied by Julliane Bastock on vocals, who is a fine performer in her own right and has been described as “a singer-songwriter who sings like an angel that went through hell for her wings” and by Barry Lim, inventor of the intardio (integrated guitar studio), which he will be playing. The line up is completed by a guest drummer, the very gifted Dan Payne from Llanbedr.

This is a not for profit event, though there will be an opportunity to donate towards the cost of the event, and seats may be reserved for a donation of £5 per person. For reservations call at the gallery or phone 07971 138136.

This unique evening will conclude the Carnival and Open Day (listed separately).

Refreshments and soft drinks will be available, though no alcoholic drinks, unless you bring your own. Should be a memorable one-off musical event not to be missed.

Carnival and Open Day

If you are in Barmouth, we hope you will join us on Saturday 23rd July for our annual Carnival Day. There will be family activities during the day in the gallery and Talbot Square. If you would like to take part by being one of the giant puppeteers, please contact Bernard Barnes (07767862382) before the event to volunteer. Similarly, if you want to be involved in making puppets or the puppet theatre or you have some other performance that you want to do.

10:30 am Puppeteers arrive at the gallery.

11 am – 12 noon Talbot Square – giant puppets dancing including dragon, giant bubbles and live music.

In the gallery for the rest of the day, these activities will be taking place:

  • Various music performances
  • Caricatures with John Ruskin
  • Still life with Reyna
  • Calligraphy with Hakim
  • Puppet workshop with Sue
  • Poetry with Bernard Young
  • Puppet show

This is a chance to sample a variety of artistic activities, maybe have your caricature sketched, or join in one or more of the workshops.

4pm-ish Puppet Parade through the town (weather permitting). From the gallery, along High Street, round the harbour, past Bath House, along promenade, over the level crossing and back to the gallery.

The day’s events will be concluded by live music from Andy Wickett’s World Service . See separate entry for more information. During the day, members of World Service will also be performing acoustically, and so will artist and event organiser Bernard Barnes and friends, including Gwynfor Morris, Welsh baritone and bluesman.

The day time and evening events are both free, but with voluntary donations towards the running of the gallery.

Video of Puppet Parade from last year:

Andy Wickett’s World Service playing at the gallery on 23 July

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On Saturday 23rd July, former Duran Duran frontman Andy Wickett and his band World Service will be performing at the gallery from 7.30.pm. This should be a memorable one-off musical event not to be missed and will conclude the Carnival and Open Day. Read more…