Events

May
13
Sat
2017
Phil Beer Band @ Central Hall, Back Lane
May 13 @ 19:30

click here to find out more

Phil Beer, best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s top acoustic / roots duo Show of Hands, is also touring with his own band, The Phil Beer Band.

Described by The Guardian as ‘where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide’ an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, ‘feel-good’ and leavened with a good helping of humour.

The line up will be
Phil Beer- Guitars fiddles Mandolins and vocals
Emily Slade – Guitar
Gareth Turner- Melodeons
Greg McDonald – Bass
Steve Crickett- Drums

 

 

Tickets will be available from:

the tickets page on this website

Reeves, 2 Market Street, Wymondham,  NR18 0BB

or by post from the organisers

 

 

May
26
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
May 26 @ 17:00 – May 29 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

 

Event organised by Green Dragon

May
27
Sat
2017
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 27 @ 11:00 – 14:00

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 27 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 11am, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

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Jun
3
Sat
2017
Stromm @ Market Place
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 13:00

About Stromm

Stromm are Ross Mitson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Claire Kidman (vocals), Kate Ross (bass) and Stuart Paterson (drums).  They write and perform music with an emphasis on songwriting.  Their sound is a satisfying brew of exquisite harmonies, catchy melodies and witty, sometimes dark lyrics.
‘Stromm are class, and appeared slightly out of nowhere as all good things do. Poppy, but with a slight baroque darkness in the mix.’  Chad Mason, Co-host Jurnets Music House Acoustic-ish Sessions.

 

click here for their website

 

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Triple Bill @ Market Place
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 13:00

The Brass Monkeys

click here for their website

some things

some things is an ‘arresting trumpet duo’ from Norwich. They explore a wide range of original and other material as a basis for improvisation.

some things have performed at Beyond Our Kennel (the poet John Hegleys night in London), were in residence at the Vortex Downstairs during the London Jazz Festival, and more recently were part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short Arts Council-funded UK tour featuring the three bands you will hear today.

some things have also performed at various venues around Norfolk. They are currently recording their debut album. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Ben Higham (trumpet & flugelhorn).

www.somethingsgrowinthesea.uk

 

Arthur

Arthur is a fiery and energetic trio from Norwich featuring Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums).

Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces and improvisations. They have recently recorded a piece for the ‘NOAM’ album, for writer and thinker Noam Chomsky.

Arthur has performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at Existential Antics (a concert series curated by Ben Higham) and at various venues around Norfolk.

 www.arthurjazz.co.uk

 

The Brass Monkeys

The Brass Monkeys are an improvising brass band from Norwich.  They play a joyful and free-flowing mixture of pieces, including original compositions and more obscure pieces from the jazz repertoire, by Lester Bowie, saxophonist Archie Sheep and South African trombonist Jonas Gwangwa.

They formed the climax of The Triple Bill Tour, a recent UK tour of these three bands. They have also performed at the Magdalen Street Celebration and Existential Antics (both in Norwich). They feature soloists Chris Dowding, Simon Youngman and Dave Amis, all supported and energised by Ben Highams tuba playing.

 They are:  Chris Dowding and Hugh Stanners (trumpets), Dave Amis and Pip Cartwright (trombones), Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums).

 www.thebrassmonkeys.eu

 

www.norwichtriplebill.org.uk / @TheTripleBill / #TheTripleBill

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Strand Players – singing songs from the shows/musicals @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Jun 11 @ 14:30 – 16:30

Strand Players – singing songs from the shows and musicals

TICKETS £5  tel.  01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

Bring your own nibbles and drink

Concert in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

North Wymondham Community Association
Reg. Charity No. 266932

Contact Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

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Jun
24
Sat
2017
Groovapolitan @ Market Place
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Groovapolitan was formed when bass player Dario Salvi and drummer Chris Griggs got together to recreate the magic sound of the Meters. After a couple of years of gigging in the region and some personnel changes the band moved towards a more commercial sound.

Band members:
Dario Salvi – bass guitar and vocals. Dario has played all over Europe and the USA with his own bands and as backing musician. He plays his funky bass like few others!
James Porter – guitars. James is a very busy guitar teacher with an amazing musical background. His funky guitar is one of the core elements of Groovapolitan’s sound.
Hannah Salvi – trombone and more. Hannah’s musical background included graduating with a Music Production degree as well as performing in many bands and orchestra. Her trombone covers what other bands would use a full brass section to play.
Clare Durrant – vocals. Clare is the voice of the groove. Classically trained and a singing teacher Clare’s musicality and soulfulness brings warmth to the slick sound of the band.
Matt Furness – drums. The latest addition to the band. Matt is a very young musical talent and a very busy musician in the region. His bass drums will keep dancers going all night long.

 

click here for their website

 

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Black Voices @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Jun 30 @ 19:30

Black Voices

is an all-female a cappella collective.

www.blackvoices.co.uk/video

Formed in 1987 Black Voices has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet.

For over 25 years the ensemble has captivated global audiences with their singing and performances in the black oral tradition – an early music form that is based on the ancient folklores and story telling of Africa and the Diaspora and which has impacted on the development of classical and more recent music genres such as blues and jazz.

Drawing inspiration from that rich tradition, Black Voices has developed a unique repertoire and arrangement of spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles that has earned them world wide recognition as a performance and teaching company.

 

Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by Creative Arts East

 

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

 

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Festival Fortnight Launch – Wymondham High Academy @ Market Place
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Featuring performances from Wymondham High Academy’s Academy Orchestra, Academy Singers, Jazz Collective, Brass Band,
String Ensemble, Reed Ensemble, Guitar Group, Samba Band and more.

Wymondham High Academy has one of the largest and liveliest music departments in Norfolk, staffed by a team of four music
teachers and a team of ten supporting peripatetic teachers. Music is a popular GCSE option and at 6th form, the Academy is almost unique within the county in offering both Music and Music Technology courses at A-level. Wymondham High is proud to be a Musical Futures Champion School, placing the department as a regional centre of excellence for hands-on, practical music teaching.

Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight 2017
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – Jul 16 @ 17:00

Please check back regularily to our events diary as events are being updated.

We have five free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays: June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, and 8.

 

 

 

Feathersfest @ The Feathers
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 23:15

This year Featherfest brings you many of the best artists from throughout Norfolk. Featuring, Folk, Pop, Indie, Singer-Songwriter and one of the best party bands ever, in The He Hews. You can be assured of full day of entertainment and fireworks!?!?!. What’s more it’s FREE admission. Spend the day there, buy your lunch, or try the evening BBQ. Book the date now, you’ll only regret it if you don’t.

 

The confirmed line-up for Feathersfest 2017 is:

 
12.00        The Occasional Ceilidh Band 
13:00        The Fried Pirates
14:00        The Desert Sleds
15:00        Gemma Leggett
16:00        The Old Stuff Band
17:00        Richard Sutton
18:00        Audio Jack
19:00        Asparagus
20:00        Tom and the Beat
21:00        Ellie Bea
22:00        The He Hews

All times are approximate

 

Admission Free.

Event organised by Robin Duhig


Jul
2
Sun
2017
Summer Pizzaz with hymn & Arthur @ Spooner Row Church
Jul 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00

 

SUMMER PIZZAZZ!

 PIZZA and JAZZ

 Sunday July 2nd from 6.30pm

  After Spooner Row Village Fete (3-5pm + BBQ) or whatever else you’re doing!

come on down to

Spooner Row Church of the Holy Trinity

for an early evening of music:

JAZZ from hymn (trio)

and

Arthur (trio)

All welcome! £5 at the door, or 01953 607236 to reserve table.

+Pizza delivery available with booking! Bring your own drinks!

Supported by

 

 Organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

This is the second year we have presented ‘Pizzazz’ at Spooner Row Church, on the day of the Spooner Row Village Fete. Pizza is available to order, through John Dowding (tel. 01953 607236). This year we present hymn and Arthur…

 

hymn is the trio of Chris Dowding (trumpet & electronics), George McKay (double bass), and David Ross (percussion & electronics.

 They play spacious improvisations, informed by simple composed material. They have recently performed at the Vortex Jazz Club (London) and at Plink Plonk (a new improvised music night in Norwich).

hymn also occasionally work with guests, including violinist Sylvia Hallett, guitarist Anton Hunter, and electronics improviser Graham Dunning.

www.chris-dowding.co.uk/bands/hymn/

 

Arthur is the energetic trio of Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and GeofCharlton (drums).

 Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play a mixture of pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces, and improvisations.

 Arthur has performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at various venues around Norfolk, and in December 2016, were part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short UK tour of three new bands from Norwich, which was funded by the Arts Council.

www.arthurjazz.co.uk

 

 

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix @ Becketswell Meadow, Becketswell Road
Jul 3 @ 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 22nd 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

Supported by Fosters Solicitors, Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership,

Tan Cars, Toilets Plus and Wymondham Lions

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Lunchtime recital: Norfolk Young Musician – Lucy Thalange @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 4 @ 13:00

Lucy Thalange, mezzo soprano is Norfolk Young Musician 2017; accompanist, Duncan Barlow.

Lucy Thalange is Music Captain at Norwich High School for Girls, Co-Head Chorister of Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir and a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. She is going to study at The Royal Academy of Music this September.

Lucy’s programme includes Frauenliebe und Leben, by Schumann, Villanelle (from Les nuits d’ete), by Berlioz, Romance, by Debussy and A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, by Sherwin.

Retiring collection

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 20:00
Jul
8
Sat
2017
Meet Arcelia @ Market Place
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 13:00

ARCELIA

The acclaimed Kent based band Arcelia will be performing their songs and giving an insight into the life of a gigging musician and songwriter.  They have very interesting back stories; Simon for instance also sings with THE FLYING PICKETS and they all work with some of the best songwriters and performers in the UK so if you have a question, don’t be shy come and ask it. If not, sit back and enjoy the music in Wymondham’s historic Market Place. They will also have albums for sale and available for CD signing.

Olde Thyme Music Hall @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jul 8 @ 19:00

Wymondham Dementia Support Group in conjunction with Encore will be performing an

                                 Olde Thyme Music Hall

Tickets to include a glass of wine & tea & coffee in the interval

( PRICE & FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW )

 

Event organised by

DIane Fernee

to raise funds for

Wymondham Dementia Support Group

 

 

Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 8 @ 19:30

Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Wymondham Youth Orchestra is a complete chamber orchestra catering for players of grades 3 to 8+. Their repertoire is varied and tailored to its membership. Works classical to contemporary (including jazz) are tackled with enthusiasm. Wymondham Youth Orchestra has also inspired and premiered works by local composers.

Event organised by  Wymondham Youth Music Society.

Pay on the door.

Further info from: Linda White, t. 01953 529158

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Kings Head Meadow, Back Lane
Jul 9 @ 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 12-15pm  if required and there is a carvery from 1pm (to be confirmed),

Event supported by Orchard Toys and Wymondham Town Football Club

Jul
10
Mon
2017
Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 10 @ 19:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians, including the premier of a piece for violin by Ken Crandell.

Supported by Tim and Ruth Semmence

Jul
11
Tue
2017
MCC & WG: Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jul 11 @ 19:30

MCC & WG:

Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery vocal music from the 17th-19th century

featuring Dolce and Spooner Row West Gallery Quire

 

Free, with retiring collection.

 

Event organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

& Philip Aldred

 

 

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Wymondham Ukelele Group @ Wymondham Methodist Church
Jul 13 @ 13:00

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

Retiring collection.

Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 13 @ 20:00
Jul
15
Sat
2017
Happy Feet Ceilidh Band @ Baptist Church
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Happy Feet Ceilidh Band is a group of professional musicians with many years of experience who will play the music while you dance under the guidance of a
very experienced caller, or just listen to the tunes and songs.

see their website here

 

 

Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 15 @ 19:30

Wymondham Choral Society, conductor Claire Dixon, presents Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” with The Amadeus Orchestra of London and Catherine May, soprano, Daniel Joy, tenor, and Andrew McWilliams baritone.

This lively, tuneful work was composed to celebrate St Cecilia, the patroness of music. It has the sub-title “The Power of Music”.
www.wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

www.amadeusorchestra.co.uk

 

Ticket £12, under 16 £5, from Reeve’s, 2 Market Street, Wymondham NR18 0BB or on the door

 

Jul
16
Sun
2017
Family concert: The He Hews @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 16 @ 15:00

Norwich’s The He Hews round of Festival Fortnight
with an afternoon of ‘sophisticated silliness – from flapper to disco, with
a New Orleans Twist’ – great fun for all the family.

Find out more at   www.thehehews.com

Supported by Naked Marketing

 

Jul
23
Sun
2017
Vintage Afternoon Tea with a 40s Theme with Music @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Sunday July 23rd  2017   2.00pm-4.30pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Vintage Afternoon Tea with a 40s Theme with Music

1940s optional dress code. Tables up to 6 people

TICKETS £9 tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

 

 

 

 

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
Aug 25 @ 17:00 – Aug 28 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

Artists to be confirmed

 

 

Event organised by Green Dragon

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Horizon – a tribute to The Carpenters @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Sep 9 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Sunday September 9th  2017   7.30pm-10pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Horizon – a tribute to The Carpenters

TICKETS £10  – tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

 

 

 

 

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Peter King in the Shadow of Elvis @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Oct 20 @ 19:30

Saturday October 20th  2017  at  7.30pm

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Peter King in the Shadow of Elvis

TICKETS £10 – tel.  01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Dec
9
Sat
2017
The Busketeers – Pop, Rock and Roll @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Dec 9 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Saturday April 15th  2017   7.30pm-10pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

The Busketeers – Pop, Rock and Roll

TICKETS £7.50 – tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

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