From: Vic & Tina Smith [tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 20 July 2006 15:37
Subject: NATIONAL TOUR Shirley Collins "America Over The Water"


"America Over The Water"

Dear All,

This message is being sent to a range of people to draw attention to a major ACE sponsored tour which is taking place this autumn.

“Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England’s greatest cultural treasures” Billy Bragg


'I found it very touching indeed…truly moving.' David Attenborough







 America Over the Water is a unique and powerful show that takes you on an epic song-hunting journey through the heartlands of America’s deep South in 1959, when Shirley Collins, a young folk-singer from Sussex accompanied America’s renowned folklorist, Alan Lomax. This enthralling story told by Shirley and actor Pip Barnes with passion and humour, is illustrated with rare and remarkable music and pictures.

The tour coincides with the publication of the revised paperback edition of the book which includes photographs that were not available at the time of the hardback publication.



The full list of appearances are as follows:-

Dates for "America Over The Water" 

The show will tour in the Autumn with the support of the Arts Council.

Dates confirmed so far:

Saturday September 2nd Chequer Mead East Grinstead Sussex 8.00pm
Box Office:01342 302000 

Friday September 15th  Glasshouse Studio Theatre Stourbridge 7.30pm
Box Office: 01384 399400

Thursday September 21st Square Chapel Halifax West Yorkshire 8.00pm
Box Office:01422 349422

Sunday September 24th Cranleigh Arts Centre Surrey 7.30pm
Box Office:08456 128128

Friday September 29th Purcell Rooms, South Bank, London

Details and times TBA

Wednesday October 4th Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Cumbria 8.30pm
Box Office:01539 725133

Thursday October 5th Rose Theatre Edge Hill Ormskirk Lancashire 8.00pm
Box Office:01695 584480

Friday October 6th Ilkley Literature Festival Otley West Yorkshire 7.30pm
Box Office:01943 816714 

Saturday October 7th Holywell Rooms Oxford 8.00pm
Box Office:01865 305305

Wednesday October 11th The Point Cardiff 7.30pm
Box Office:029 2046 0873

Thursday October 12th The Cube Bristol 8.00pm
Box Office:0117 907 4190

Sunday October 15th Independent & Radical Bookfair  Bongo Club Edinburgh 6.00pm
Box Office: 0131 662 9112

Friday October 20th Terry O'Toole Theatre N. Hykeham Lincs 7.30pm
Box Office:01522 883311 

Tuesday October 24th Off The Shelf Sheffield South Yorkshire 7.30pm
Box Office:0114 273 4716 

Saturday November 4th Helmsley Arts Centre North Yorkshire 7.30pm

Friday November 10th Stamford Arts Centre Lincolnshire 8.00pm
Box Office:01780 763203

There is further information, updates, and details of other shows that Shirley is involved in this autumn at:-

If you would like
* further information on the show
* to book the show and be included in the tour (it is not too late)
* a press pack including biographies and high quality photographs
 please contact Vic Smith on 01273 478124 or tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk
Please come to one of the shows and come and have a chat to us afterwards. We'd like to talk to you
Shirley Collins
Pip Barnes
Tina Smith
Vic Smith