Wymondham comes alive for music festival event

A young performer at the festival's launch

A young performer at the festival's launch - Credit: Archant

Everything from blues to rock to a youth orchestra are on the programme for the remainder of the Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight, which runs until July 16.

On Friday at the Central Hall folk musicians Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage are playing at 8pm, supported by Johnny Steinberg and The Bluefish. Both Ms Sanders and Mr Steinberg hail from folk singing families in East Anglia.

Wymondham Entertains will perform at the hall on July 14 at 8pm, followed by blues act Spikedrivers at The Regal on July 15 at 8pm.

There will be a teddy bear picnic at King's Head Meadow from 11am to 1pm on Sunday, featuring musical fun for the under-fives by entertainers Charlotte Arculus and Hayley Moyses. The football club bar and facilities will be available from 12.15pm.

Meanwhile at Wymondham Abbey, the jazzy Renato D'Aiello Trio will play today (Thursday) at 7.30pm, and the Knights-Tidar Harpsichord Duo are on Friday at 11am.

The Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert will be on Saturday at 7.30pm.

On Monday at the abbey there will be a Young Musicians' Concert from 7pm, and Anne Vallins and Rob Goodrich will perform a violin and organ recital on Tuesday from 5.30pm.

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At Wymondham Arts Centre there is a special exhibition celebrating 21 years of the Wymondham Music Festival, running until July 17.

Richard Elliott, festival chairman said, 'This year we are celebrating our 21st festival and are focussing on community and family events and live local music, combined with a selection of top artists with a national profile.'

For more information about the festival, visit www.wymfest.org.uk

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