Performance calendar


An extraordinary evening with multi-award-winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allen

Friday 19 January, 7.30pm
Ubley Parish Hall, Ubley BS40 6PN
Tickets £12 adults, £9 for under 18s via Eventbrite (Valley Arts Natural Born Thrillers)

If you have gasped and wondered at wildlife documentaries on the BBC, National Geographic or Discovery channels, it's probably Doug Allen's footage you've been watching.

This is the man who gets up close with penguins and polar bears, icebergs and whales. He was principal cameraman on the BBC’s Life in the Freezer, Planet Earth, The Blue Planet and many more. On many of the BBC series he has self-directed the hugely popular “film-makers's diary” pieces which make up the final 10 minutes of the programme.
He's pictured here with David Attenborough,on one of their many filming expeditions together, who says of him: "Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug."
He has been awarded eight Emmys and five BAFTAs, and two Polar Medals, and has been station commander of both the Signy and Halley British Antarctic stations.
This will be a remarkable and inspiring evening with one of the world's leading wildlife cameramen: a treat for all wildlife enthusiasts, armchair adventurers and hardcore fans of BBC wildlife programming. Don't miss out: tickets £12 / £9, book early on Eventbrite


An immersive theatre performance by Somerset's Wassail Theatre Company
Friday 2 February, 8pm
Chew Stoke Church School, School Lane, Chew Stoke BS40 8UY
Tickets £10 via Eventbrite (Valley Arts Reclaimed)

What happens when a community is under threat from rising floodwaters? When tragedy is moments away and your loved ones are nowhere to be seen… who do you turn to for help?

RECLAIMED places the audience right in the heart of a fictional village under siege. Inspired the real-life experiences of residents of the Somerset Levels whose lives were affected by the floods of 2013-14, this is a story that resonates with all communities that have suffered the devastating effects of flooding.

"Powerful and moving." Bristol Old Vic
"These are important issues that need to be discussed." Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group

Ticket numbers are limited, so do book early via Eventbrite (Valley Arts Reclaimed)

To have your arts event in the Chew Valley listed here, just send us email Jennifer Stevenson with event and booking details