Friday, 24 June 2011

Week Two – Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight July 2 – July 10

Week two of Wymondham Music Festival, Saturday, July 2 to Sunday, July 10 has a busy programme of lunchtime recitals at Wymondham Abbey, family events, gigs at Central Hall and free Market Place concerts.

The newly refurbished Central Hall hosts The SweetBeats (July 2) Norfolk’s Lee Vasey Band (July 6), the Zimbabwean rhythms of the Anna Mudeka Band (July 8) and the Matt Wates Jazz Sextet (July 9). There are daily lunchtime recitals (1.10pm) at Wymondham Abbey from July 4 to July 8.

Families will enjoy the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at King’s Head Meadow, 11am to 1pm on July 3, with music from Hayley Moyses and storytelling. Garlic Theatre presents Fiddlesticks at Wymondham Baptist Church, 3pm on July 10.

There are also free Market Place events with the Smokehouse Blue Marching Band (July 2, 10am to 12noon), Chameleon Band (July 7, 5pm to 7pm) and Johnny Jump Band (July 9, 10am to 12noon)

Tickets from The Book Fountain, Wharton’s Court, off Market Street, Wymondham or the Festival Office tel. 01953 601939,,

Programme details follow:

Wymondham Abbey Concert
Wymondham Young Musicians’ Concert, Monday, July 4 at 7pm. £4 on the door.

Wymondham Abbey Lunchtime Recitals
All at 1.10pm, free admission (retiring collection) Broadside Revival, male quartet singing a cappella, Monday, July 4, The Chiron String Quartet, Tuesday, July 5, Tali Dolce Musica, flute, voice, chamber organ and piano, Wednesday, July 6, Magical Moments for You, popular song, opera and oratorio, Thursday, July 7, Piano Duo, Friday, July 8.

Central Hall Concerts
The SweetBeats, Saturday, July 2 at 8pm. £8 (under 18 £2) in advance, extra £2 on the door.
Lee Vasey Band Wednesday, July 6 at 8pm. £8 (under 18 £2) in advance, £2 extra on the door.
Anna Mudeka Band Friday, July 8 at 8pm. £8 (under 18 £2) in advance, £2 extra on the door.
Matt Wates Jazz Sextet, Saturday, July 9 at 8pm. £8 (under 18 £2) in advance, £2 extra on the door.

Open Air and Family Events
Smokehouse Blue Marching Band, Market Place, Saturday, July 2, 10am-12noon. Free event.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic King’s Head Meadow with live music and storytelling, Sunday, July 3, 11am-1pm. Free event.
Chameleon Band, music from the swing era, Market Place, Thursday, July 7, 5pm-7pm. Free event.
Johnny Jump Band, ‘punk skiffle’, Market Place, Saturday July 9, 10am-12noon. Free Event.
Garlic Theatre presents Fiddlesticks, Wymondham Baptist Church, Sunday, July 10 at 3pm. £6 (under 18 £5) includes afternoon tea (in advance), £2 extra on door.

Workshops, Lectures and Walks
Guided walk with Blue Badge Guide, Judy Hawkins, meet in the Abbey churchyard Sunday, July 3 at 11.50am. Free event.
Voice Workshop with Jon Baker, Wymondham Baptist Church, Saturday, July 9, 11am-1pm. £10 (under-18 £5) in advance, £2 extra on the door.

Wymondham Music Festival is supported by Wymondham Town Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council. For more information about Wymondham contact the Tourist Information Centre tel. 01953 604721.