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Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


The Lock In

Friday 14th February 2014

The Gulbenkian Theatre

Performance starts 7.30pm
Full price £19
Concessions £17

Numbered seating

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Folk in the Barn in association with the Gulbenkian Theatre are thrilled to present the return to Canterbury of…

The Lock In    ….Dance Extravaganza!

The Lock In - the brainchild of award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, was a massive hit at last years Canterbury Festival, with many that saw it saying it was one of the best live shows they'd ever seen... if not the best.  I was there and I'd agree with that.  I'm so so thrilled to have the chance to bring them back. Last time it sold out pretty fast so here's your chance if you haven't seen it before, or want to get another opportunity to see some unbelievable dancing.  Folk - like you've never seen it before, with some clever twists.  The story -  a clash of dance cultures, is set in an old English pub with live music by BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers.

The show, sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub.  Local rumour has it that The Fighting Cocks is the place to be ‘after hours’ but as the regulars arrive a clash of cultures turns into a dance floor stand-off.

The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Meanwhile house band The Demon Barbers takes English Folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum & Bass along the way!

The Lock In promises to do for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser known forms of dance into the mainstream. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping & krump.

***** WhatsOnStage.Com
***** The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
***** The Telegraph
***** The Independent

‘A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on the apparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop’ The Independent

‘The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly the best night out in town’
“virtually guaranteed to raise weary spirits and send an audience home smiling” The Times
 “All the ingredients for an English Riverdance” The Telegraph

'Unmissable'  Debs

It's Valentines night so why not book a table in the restaurant.  The Gulbenkian will have a Romantic Champagne menu option, and free chocolate hearts for every ticket purchaser. - Date Added 28/11/2013