Thursday, 27 June 2013

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden – Norfolk Broads - Summer Music in the Glade 2013

 Fairhaven's 900 year-old King Oak with gunnera in the foreground

Taverham Brass Band returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads on Sunday July 7, to launch the garden’s weekly Summer Music in the Glade season, with a selection of classic hits and songs from the shows. This open-air concert is from 2pm to 4pm. Normal admission charges apply, adult £6, concessions £5.50 and child £3.50, under five free. There is no additional charge for summer music events.

Fairhaven Garden Music in the Glade programme – all events are from 2pm to 4pm.

Taverham Brass Band, Sunday, July 7, playing a mix of traditional and modern, classical and pop, show music and old favourites.

Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Quartet, Sunday, July 14, playing swinging jazz standards from the great American song book.

The Castaways, Sunday July 21, playing a mix of sea shanties, folk, Irish, Country and Western and old time singalongs.

The Clarinet Connection, Sunday, July 28, wide ranging repertoire from classical, through instrumental compositions, to dance music from Europe and Latin America.

The He Hews, Sunday, August 4, a New Orleans Ska band from Norwich.

Any Swing Goes, Sunday, August 11, swing music from the 1940s and 50s featuring songs by Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin and classic sounds from the Glen Miller era.

Great Yarmouth Brass, Sunday August 18, 2pm to 4pm, playing show selections, film music, war-time singalongs and marches.

Sutton Jazz Quartet, Sunday, August 25, playing laid back jazz from the 20s through to the 50s, including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glen Miller and the swing bands.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction,, t. 01603 270449.

The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day and closes 4pm in the winter); also open on Wednesday to 9pm until the end of August.  Garden entry is adult £6, concessions £5.50 and child £3.50 (under 5 free); free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.