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GreenMatthews + Jude Rees: A Brief History of Christmas @ The Old Grammar School
Dec 11 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Doors: 6.45pm | Start time: 7.30pm

Acclaimed Coventry musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews – with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way – present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.

The show takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion – all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.

‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

“Eclectic and enjoyable – a bewildering array of instruments” English Dance and Song

Suitable for age 8

Coventry Mummers – Harborough Magna Christmas Play @ Various - see below
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • 8:00 p.m. The Raven, Brinklow, CV23 0LN.
  • 8:30 p.m. Golden Lion, Easenhall, CV23 0JA.
  • 9:00 p.m. The Old Lion, Harborough Magna, CV23 0HQ.
  • 9:30 p.m. Denbigh Arms, Monks Kirby, CV23 0QX. – followed by music session
Coventry Mummers – Newbold-on-Avon Christmas Play @ various venues - see below
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • 10:30 a.m. Pantolf Place, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HR.
  • 11:00 a.m. Newbold Road, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1EF.
  • 11:35 a.m. St Botolph’s Church, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HH.
  • 12:15 p.m. Manor House Close, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HB.
  • 1.00 p.m. The Barley Mow, Main Street, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HW followed by Music Session
Coventry Mummers – The Stoneleigh Christmas Play @ various venues - see below
Dec 26 @ 10:15 am – 2:00 pm
  • 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ashow, CV8 2LE.
  • 11:00 a.m. Stoneleigh Close, CV8 3DE.
  • 11:30 a.m. ‘The Bank’, CV8 3DA.
  • 12 noon Church Lane, CV8 3DN.
  • 12:45 p.m. Walkers Orchard, CV8 3JG.
  • 1:15 p.m. Stoneleigh Village Club, CV8 3DH.