Music and merriment at Mundesley Festival

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month - Credit: Archant

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

The Glamaphones will be performing at the Mundesley Festival

The Glamaphones will be performing at the Mundesley Festival - Credit: Archant

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk is donating the proceeds from this year's event to Diabetes UK.

It is a charity with special meaning for Mr Kirk who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago. His brother Leslie also died from complications arising from the condition.

Britain's Got Talent finalist, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett is among the attractions at this year's festival, which takes place in the Coronation Hall from August 7 to 12 and is now in its 33rd year.

The Glamophones, a vocal harmony group, will open the week long programme by performing songs form the 1940s right through to modern day hits, all with a vintage twist, and without a victory roll or seam out of place.


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Tickets to see the stylish singing trio have now been reduced from £12 to £8.

Other highlights include musical entertainment with the Ivy League and Charlotte Joyce and a debut festival appearance from 1960s pop group Union Gap.

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The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns to the event alongside magician and cabaret performer Olly Day.

And the festival will finish with a bang as the Mike James Swing Band make their debut performance,

More than £6,500 has been raised since 2010 helping charities including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes and EACH.

Last year a record £1,383 went to Papworth Hospital's heart specialist unit where Mr Kirk had an aortic valve replacement and a triple heart bypass operation four years ago.

The programme is:

Sunday, August 7 - The Glamophones, vocal harmony retro girl group

Monday, August 8 - Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, rat pack tribute featuring Olly Day and Lindsey Ball

Tuesday, August 9 - Steve Hewlett and Adger Brown

Wednesday, August 10 - The Ivy League, 60s comedy/vocal band

Thursday, August 11 - Union Gap, 60s showband

Friday, August 12 - Mike James Swing Band

The box office on the village's shoppers' car park is open daily 10am-4pm or call 01263 721189/07867 632998. See more at www.mundesleyfestival.co.uk

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