Events

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Charity Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh with Happy Feet @ Wymondham Central Hall
Jan 25 @ 18:00

Charity Burns Night  Supper & Ceilidh 

organised by Wymondham Rotary & Lions Clubs

this year In aid of:

Rotary International Causes including; The Eradication of Polio & Shelterbox

& Lion’s local causes including:Dementia & Diabetes Care

at

Wymondham Central Hall, Back Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk,  NR18 0QB

on

FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY 2019

6-00pm –  Doors open

7-00pm – Traditional Burns Night two course meal (Haggis, baked potatoes plus ‘neaps’ with whisky gravy, followed by Cranach)  With  Piper, Selkirk Grace & Address to the Haggis by Mike Corbett

8-00pm   Dancing to Happy Feet Ceilidh Band   www.ceilidh.org.uk

with

BAR all evening (profits going to the charitable causes)

Tombola (proceeds going to the charitable causes)

TICKETS cost £20 including the meal (but not drinks at the bar)

& are  *** SOLD OUT & NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***

They were being sold

 online from this Wymondham Music Festival website tickets page

from Reeves, 2 Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0BB

& from Wymondham Rotary by

 email: terry@chestnutcottage.org or jamwilde@hotmail.com

or  tel: 01953 789305 or 01953 607564

 

May
25
Sat
2019
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 25 @ 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, May 25 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 10am, or call 01953-333500 if they wish.

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Jun
21
Fri
2019
Jazz NOT at the Abbey: The Spirit of Trane – Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble @ Central Hall
Jun 21 @ 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

Ross Staley – piano

Yaron Stavi – acoustic bass

Enzo Zirilli – drums

 

www.gilad.co.uk

 

 

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Jun
22
Sat
2019
Norfolk West Gallery Quire – open workshop day @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jun 22 @ 09:30 – 15:30

With heart and voice!
Come to our open workshop day
Saturday 22 June 2019, 9.30 to 3.30
Fairland Church Centre, Wymondham, NR18 0AG
A fun taster session for everyone!
A chance to sing or play West Gallery music with other quires and individuals
Instrumentalists especially welcome!
Get in the mood and come in costume – you won’t be alone!
Weather permitting we’ll have our lunchbreak on the Fairland.
Bring a rug and a picnic lunch. Drinks will be available.
Norfolk West Gallery Quire
Dedicated to bringing back to life the music that was an integral part of worship in England for 150 years, from about 1700 to 1850.
www.norfolkwestgalleryquire.org.uk

 

West End Waiters – Barbershop Octet @ Central Hall
Jun 22 @ 13:00 – 14:00

West End Waiters  Barbershop Octet

A few years ago a group of friends got together to sing a few songs, they enjoyed it and those that heard them enjoyed listening to them so they became The Westend Waiters and went ‘on the road”
Since that time they have travelled all over Norfolk from Hunstanton to Lowestoft and Downham Market to Rollesby, bringing their unique blend of humorous song and verse to audiences as diverse as WIs, Bowls clubs, Good Companions, Senior Citizen clubs and many others.
Their songs are all from that age when the tune was important and the words told a story…. And if they are a bit naughty sometimes … well, so much the better! Laughter is contagious and we like sending audiences home with smiles on their faces.
One of our first members sadly developed Motor Neurone Disease and died a few years ago. He has been our inspiration to raise funds to research into the terrible disease and we are currently in sight of £23,000.
There are 9 in the group: 6 gentlemen and 3 ladies, all of whom are of mature years!

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YoungStars – Concert by budding young musicians @ Baptist Church
Jun 22 @ 16:00 – 18:00

Concert by young musicians from grades 1 to 5

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Kannannaq – a fabulous Norfolk based Wind Quintet @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Kannannaq – a fabulous Norfolk based Wind Quintet

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Jun
23
Sun
2019
Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2 hours of musical fun for the under 5s @ Kings Head Meadow
Jun 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Mary Lovett and (to be confirmed)

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 11am

Event supported by:

Wymondham Town Football Club

Wymondham Town Council

Orchard Toys

Cavick String Quartet Recital @ Baptist Church
Jun 23 @ 16:00 – 17:30

Cavick Strinq Quartet

 

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Jun
24
Mon
2019
Winner of Norfolk Young Musician Competition – Leila Hooton – flute @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 24 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Leila Hooton – flute

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Tea Dance with Musicmakers @ Central Hall
Jun 24 @ 14:30 – 16:30

Tea Dance with Musicmakers

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Jazz Picnic with Simon Nelson’s DixieMix @ Becketswell Meadow,
Jun 24 @ 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 24th 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.

dixiemixjazz.com

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Jun
25
Tue
2019
Wymondham Ukulele Group @ Methodist Church
Jun 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukulele Group at Wymondham Methodist Church

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Jun
26
Wed
2019
Mikhail Kazakevich – Russian Pianist of exceptional lyrical quality @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Mikhail Kazakevich – Russian Pianist of exceptional lyrical quality

www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/teaching-staff/mikhail-kazakevich

 

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Luca Luciano – very welcome return of stunning virtuoso clarinettist & composer with pianist Yuki Osedo @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luca Luciano virtuoso clarinettist & composer with pianist Yuki Osedo

“Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music I just couldn’t resist it.” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio, 2009

Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music, praised by Musical Opinion (UK’s oldest classical music magazine) for his “constantly beautiful tone”, he started his career at a very young age and has since “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”, according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine.

His work has been described as “romantic, soulful and technically superb” and, with a repertoire that embraces more than two centuries of Western music, Luca is considered one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. Luciano has presented new works (either his compositions or music especially written/arranged for him) and rarely played music at some of the most established venues of the UK, Europe and America. He is mainly active as a solo artist presenting original projects via concerts/recitals and his experience includes TV and radio performances, master-classes and lecture-recitals, five solo albums, orchestra and chamber music.

www.lucaluciano.com

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Jun
27
Thu
2019
Rosamund Walton – superb local lyric soprano @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Rosamund Walton – superb local lyric soprano

 

www.rosamundwalton.com

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Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

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Jun
28
Fri
2019
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their seventh 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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www.thesqueegees.co.uk

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Debut Concert – for little’uns @ Kett's Books
Jun 28 @ 17:30 – 18:30

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

Festival Rock n’ Roll Dance with Kenny Lee & Hustler @ Central Hall
Jun 28 @ 19:30

 

Kenny Lee & Hustler

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Jun
30
Sun
2019
Music Lecture – very welcome return of Matthew Wadsworth Master of the Lute @ Baptist Church
Jun 30 @ 14:30 – 15:30

 

 

 

 

Highly acclaimed, world renowned and recorded Lutenist, Matt Wadsworth

www.matthewwadsworth.com

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“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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