Two-stage free music festival in Trowse

COLIN WILSON The latest Trowse Festival - this year called the T-Fest - is on the village common from 11am on Saturday, September 8. There are two stages this year, featuring original music by singer/songwriters and bands.

COLIN WILSON

The latest Trowse Festival - this year called the T-Fest - is on the village common from 11am on Saturday, September 8. There are two stages this year, featuring original music by singer/songwriters and bands.

Acoustic musicians and bands from Norfolk and across the UK will be featured by promoters the Big Note (www.myspace.com/bignotelondon).

The Big Note stage features music from Karim Fanous, the Fourers, Dana Immanuel, Humble Lean-To, Huck Songs, Romy and Jack, Marc Johnson, Keith Thomson and the Penny Black Remedy, Crossfire, Morning Blue, Luna Guest and Lisa Redford.

A second stage - from Norwich's The Great Leap Forward (TGLF) promotions - will feature Oscar Laurence, Ed Sheeran, White Light White Heat, the Fens, the Snakes, the Interpreters, the Triggers, the Lidi Berlins, Ligero, Miopia, Kapok and NBT III finalists Social Group. (www.myspace.com/tglf)

Other events include acoustic singers and instrumentalists - including Steve Batchelor, Jackie Alden and Lisa Redford - in the Manor Rooms (11am-4pm); dog show, football matches, arts and crafts, face-painting, circus workshop, and karaoke in the White Horse pub at 7.30pm.

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Fuuture Radio will be there to join in the fun too. St Andrew's Church will exhibit arts and crafts (and host a Sunday 6.30pm concert by the Anglian Singers).

If going by bus, take the 58 or 58a from St Stephen's, Norwich, both of which stop at Trowse School; cycle route from the city centre to Trowse. Or walk - it's about 20 minutes from the castle. Free admission.

www.myspace.com/trowsefestival