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Question time with Brian McNeill…

A career spanning 45 years has established Brian McNeill as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music as a performer, composer, producer, teacher, musical director, band leader, and novelist. It’s not only his career that is multidisciplinary- Brian is a multi instrumentalist, chiefly fiddle, bouzouki, mandocello, guitars and concertina, and his unique show is […]

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Jongleurs, the UK’s Number One Comedy Company is coming to The Neeld by popular demand! We only have four tickets remaining for the first date. Details can be found here. Can you tell us a bit about Jongleurs and how it began? Jongleurs started over 30 years ago with one venue in Battersea, South London. […]

Oliver in the Overworld!

Krazy Kat Theatre are coming back to the Neeld this April with their inclusive family performance of Oliver in the Overworld.   We had a chat with the company about what audiences can expect. How did the story of Oliver in the Overworld originate? It was a delightful TV series in 1970, created by Mike Hazlewood […]

Battle of the Bands

Take the Stage Final!

It is under two weeks until the Take the Stage Final and what a contest it has been. We caught up with Riverbank Studios who organise the event to ask how they feel about this years competition. What can you tell us about the bands who are taking part in the final of Take the […]

Happy 1st Birthday to the Neeld

Happy 1st Birthday to us!

The Neeld had its official launch a year ago, how time flies when you’re having fun! This week we celebrate our first anniversary since we opened with the Olivier Award winning show ‘Showstoppers’ as a part of a fun filled opening weekend. The last twelve months have seen two show packed seasons with live music, comedy, ballet, […]

Cinderella by Vienna Festival Ballet

A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling. Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Cinderella is based on the traditional story, the ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a […]

King Arthur

King Arthur

Story Pocket Theatre returns to the Neeld next month with a production of King Arthur based on the book Arthur: High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo. We caught up with the company to find out what audiences can expect from this show. Why did Story Pocket pick King Arthur as their latest production? We […]

Battle of the Bands

Take the Stage Returns

Take the stage are returning on Thursday 19 January with their third heat. We caught up with the organisers to find out what audiences can expect. Can you tell us a bit about the winners so far? The two acts to go through so far are Misfires and Escapade. Misfires are a 4-piece indie band from […]

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Christmas Quiz Answers

Hope you enjoyed our quiz. Here are the Christmas quiz answers – 1. What’s the name of the period leading up to Christmas?                            1. Advent 2. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?                                          2. Deep pan, crisp and even! 3. Who brings presents to children in Holland on the 5th/6th December? 3. St. Nicholas […]

Rocky Road Recipe

With a few days to go until Christmas we have been thinking about all the food we are going to be eating. Here is our favourite rocky road recipe which we will be enjoying this festive season – Ingredients 100g butter 300g milk chocolate, broken in to squares 6 tbsp golden syrup 140g rich tea biscuits, roughly crushed […]