MUSICAL MIDSUMMER - WESTDENE'S MUSIC FESTIVAL
Music, dancing and a fun couple of days out for all the family!
Westdene’s third Musical Midsummer festival on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June will have it all and you are welcome to come along as a performer, spectator and/or volunteer.
The line-up of musical fun is finalised for this year’s Musical Midsummer!
Musical Midsummer starts off on Saturday evening, 22nd June with the Westdene Green Barn Dance. Under the guidance of Move’s Afoot, you’ll soon be learning the sequences and moves. In addition to the music and dancing there’ll be a bar and food, so bring the family along for 6pm (dancing from 7pm) have something to eat and drink and get into the spirit!
Remember to buy your tickets on line and save £££s, here’s the link
On Sunday 23rd June, the afternoon programme is free (donations welcome of course!) and starts at noon through until 4pm. Here’s the programme (times may vary):
12 noon: Patcham Silver Band will be opening with a 30 minute set
12.45pm: Guy Garrett (Westdene’s popular Disco Dan) will be doing an acoustic set
1.10pm: The Barnstormers theatre group from Patcham
1.30pm: Songbirds Choir, also from Patcham
1.50pm: Alan and Matilda, a Westdene duet
2.05pm: Varndean school funk band and vocalists
2.35pm: The Jackals – based in Westdene. With an extended fast RnB set. Back after rave reviews last year
3.20pm: Sol Voices – our local choir
3.35pm: FreshField – closing out with a mix of covers and original material
There will be a bar, tea and cakes laid on by Friends of Westdene Green and of course hot food from Westdene Butchers, Calcutta Kiss as well as ice cream!
Musical Midsummer is part of a year-round programme to encourage local people to take part in musical and performance activities. It is run by Friends of Westdene Green in collaboration with local musicians and other partners as part of FOWG’s “Performance and Art” priority. This aims to provide local people with support and encouragement, good facilities and opportunities to perform and create.
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