The Opera Dudes @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Jun 22 @ 19:30 – 22:30

The Opera Dudes





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Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room



Town Busking Day @ Market Place
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Town Busking Day is one of our well-established events. Musicians perform all over town create a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have never busked before do come along on Saturday, June 23 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 1oam, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

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Young Stars @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jun 23 @ 16:00

Concert by young musicians from grades 1 to 5

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Lecture – Silent Films with Bruce Vogt – Piano @ Regal
Jun 24 @ 14:30 – 16:30

Sunday 24th June at 2.30pm

Silent Films
all accompanied live by improvisation master pianist Bruce Vogt whose knowledge of Silent Film is extraordinary
He will also speak about the films he will play during this lecture event

Charlie Chaplin – The Pawnbroker (1916) 25 minutes

Talk: “Music and the Silent Clowns”


Buster Keaton – Our Hospitality (1916)  73 minutes


“Silent films aren’t meant to be silent” says Bruce Vogt, classical pianist and head of keyboard at the University of Victoria where he has taught and lectured for the past 37 years. Our 2018 lecture event speaker has had a life long relationship with silent film, getting to know them as a teenager, when he and his brother started watching them, and improvising to them often throughout his career over the last 40 odd years here in England, Germany, Paris, Canada and Japan. In our Wymondham Festival Lecture event this year, Bruce will give us some insight into these films which he considers to part of the “golden age ” of film. And then we will be able to watch and listen too!



The Regal Experience

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Lunchtime recital: Norfolk Young Musician of the Year @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 25 @ 13:00

Norfolk Young Musician of the Year, 

Archie Bonham

will be presenting a programme including Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Archie Bonham is a first-year undergraduate reading Music at the University of York as a first study pianist. He also plays harpsichord, sings in and is a repetiteur of the University Choir, and sings baritone in the Animas choir. He is also Secretary of the University of York Music Society. He was a pupil at Alderman Peel High School in Wells-Next-The-Sea, and then at Fakenham Sixth Form, where he achieved his Grade 8 classical piano with distinction in 2015. He is preparing for his ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance under the tuition of Christopher Green-Armytage in Norfolk, and Jakob Fichert in York. In 2017, he organised, event ran and performed the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in an ‘Evening of Rachmaninoff’ – raising over £1000 for a new piano at Alderman Peel. He is also a regular and recommended events and wedding pianist for the Holkham Estate. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in the Norfolk Young Musician 2018 competition, and is delighted to be giving a recital for the Wymondham Music Festival.


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Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix @ Becketswell Meadow, Becketswell Road
Jun 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 23rd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

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Lunchtime recital: Katie Schutte – violin & Rob Goodrich – organ @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 26 @ 13:00 – 13:50













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Katie Schutte – violin – more details to follow

Rob Goodrich studied organ and singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Formally an alto lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral, he is now Organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey and Musical Director of the Hethersett Singers, Threshold Theatre Company and The Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society.

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Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 26 @ 19:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

Compered by Rob Goodrich

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Lunchtime Organ Recital: Julian Haggett @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Julian Haggett

Julian was educated at Thetford Grammar School where he was inspired to take up the organ. Prior to learning the organ Julian played flute and piano studying both to Grade 8, after which the organ became the focal point. Aged 18 he gained recital awards at the Oundle International Summer School for young organists.

 He studied music at The College Of St Hild & St Bede, University of Durham, where Julian was successively Junior, and Senior, Organ Scholar, and studied organ with James Lancelot. Whilst at Durham, Julian also accompanied the Durham Handel Society and University Consort of Voices, with whom he featured on national BBC radio broadcasts.

 In 2008 Julian graduated from Durham and took up the postgraduate organ scholarship at Chichester Cathedral, before going on to be organist at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. Besides his choir training and theory tuition duties at St Peter’s Julian is in demand as a concert organist, accompanist and tutor. Outside the UK he has given concerts in Europe and Asia, including music festivals in Belgium, Holland, and Norway, and in the UK at the Three Choirs Festival.

 Besides tutoring on organ and piano for the Diocese of Norwich, Julian is Regional Consultant at the Royal College of Organists. He is also completing a MMus in organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Henry Fairs. 2018 is a busy year of concerts and guest tutoring around the UK, adding to Julian’s existing portfolio of work.


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Jess Robinson in Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 19:30

Young singer Jess Robinson accompanied by James Colman

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Wymondham Ukelele Group @ Wymondham Methodist Church
Jun 28 @ 13:00

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Jazz at the Abbey: Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 28 @ 19:30

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

The Spirit of Trane
Marking fifty years without John Coltrane, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble attempt to reflect upon the beauty of the man’s music. John Coltrane was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it is his patented sheets of sound, his rapid-fire improvisations, the advanced harmonic progressions, the sonic impact of the best jazz quartet ever or his lush interpretations of the most beautiful ballads, no aspiring music lover can afford to neglect the music of Trane. But Coltrane is far greater than the sum of his outstanding musical achievements. He was a voice of a generation, an artistic revolutionary spirit, a man who transformed anger into love and plight into a humanist message. Coltrane is for us jazz at its best: an authentic creative wave of constant transformation and innovation. Trane is for us, first and foremost, a spirit.


Gilad Atzmon – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Frank Harrison – piano

Yaron Stavi – acoustic bass

Enzo Zirilli – drums


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Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their sixth appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.P1100603 fb

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Lunchtime recital: Matt Wadsworth – Lute @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 29 @ 13:00

Highly acclaimed, world renowned and recorded Lutenist, Matt Wadsworth.

It is the first time we have had the chance to hear this consummate musician at the top of his profession playing live and solo in the exquisite acoustic environment of Wymondham Abbey.

“You get the feeling that he’s playing for himself and for you, but not for a big public. Gestures are subtle, with an expressive range which flatters sophisticated ears… perhaps because he always plays from the heart, there’s an inner power and sincerity to his performances which make for compelling listening.”
–Simon Heighes, International Record Review

Matthew Wadsworth started his professional career as a lutenist in 2000. Working in the UK, Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at most major concert halls and festivals, and can often be heard on radio, both in live performance and recordings. Matthew studied lute at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Nigel North, after which he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.

Matthew has recorded for Avie, Deux-Elles, Linn, EMI, Channel Classics and Wigmore Live. His CD recordings have all received international critical acclaim, and have been featured as Gramophone Editor’s Choice on several occasions. His latest CD, Late Night Lute, was editors choice in the August 2017 edition of Gramophone magazine, and received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine. You can buy a copy here tonight!

In 2011, Matthew trained in California to do a long distance motorbike jump, achieving a distance of more than 70 ft. A documentary of the project can be found on YouTube. The Wadsworths moved to Norwich in 2015, and are very proud to be a part of such a great city.


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Debut Concert @ Kett's Books
Jun 29 @ 17:30

An evening of music from youngsters at the start of their musical careers.
With the support of the town’s dedicated private music tutors, we are able to showcase budding music talent.

Supported by Kett’s Books

Bojangles – Comedy Orchestra @ Regal
Jun 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30


Comedy Orchestra

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Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by………………………..


Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room



Sounds of Summer @ Becketswell Meadow
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 18:00


Victoria Louise  -finalist in The Voice 2017,

Red Wine Talk – alternative rock and indie pop band from Norwich

Jordan Baker – from Norwich

Fingers Crossed – from Wymondham High School



John Jarrold Trust


Wymondham Town Team

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 30 @ 19:30


Saturday 30 June 2018
Wymondham Abbey

Summer Concert

  • Academic Festival Overture – Johannes Brahms
  • Symphony in D minor for organ & orchestra – Alexandre Guilmant with Rob Goodrich, organ
  • Symphony No. 2 in D – Johannes Brahms

The traditional format of this concert displays the towering presence of Brahms, complimented by his French contemporary, the organist Alexandre Guilmant. Two of Brahms’s most popular works frame a rarely heard organ ‘concerto’ which combines the power of a symphony orchestra with that of a grand organ. It is marvellous to invite Rob Goodrich to display his virtuosity with us again.

  • Start time – 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £12 (adult), £10 (Friends), £2 (children)


For concert tickets, please phone Paul Chambers, on 07701 067644. For postal tickets, please send your requirements to:

Paul Chambers (WSO Tickets)
Brindle House
Common Lane
Norfolk IP22 2DP

If ordering tickets by post, please remember to enclose an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to Wymondham Symphony Orchestra

Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Kings Head Meadow, Back Lane
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Charlotte Arculus and Hayley Moysesteddy bears' picnic 2013.

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from  from (to be confirmed),

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Wymondham Town Football Club

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Guided Town Walk @ War Memorial
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Guided walk by by Blue Badge Guide Judy Hawkins

Find out more about our historic town

Meet at the War Memorial, Town Green

No need to book just turn up on the day


Afternoon Concert: Cavick Strinq Quartet @ Baptist Church
Jul 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30

Cavick Strinq Quartet


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