Wednesday 14th July 2010
DETAILS OF ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE 80 PAGE SOUVENIR
PROGRAMME WHICH INCLUDES
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10.00am – 6.00pm ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
A further chance to enjoy paintings, photography and 3D work from local artists and a chance to vote for your favourite exhibit. See full details on Tuesday 13th JulyParish Rooms – Entry Free
Sponsored by Somerton Town Council
2.30pm KENNY KExcellent keyboard vocalist Kenny K has a busy life, dividing his working time between live performances and his recording studio projects. He has been based in Weston Super Mare for some years, where he is a great favourite with holidaymakers all the year round. He likes nothing more than to make friends with his audience and is happy to play a selection of songs chosen especially to get the toes tapping and a good sing-along under way. Kenny has played and sung his way across Europe, the Middle East and the US, as well as making television and radio appearances
Wessex House - Entry Free
Sponsored by Derek’s Garden Services
7.30pm A WALK ROUND THE ANTIQUE AND COLLECTOR'S FAIR – A TALK BY BETTY HAYHURSTBetty Hayhurst has over 30 years experience standing at antique and collectors fairs throughout the North of England, specialising mainly in porcelain and small silver. Her knowledge ranges over a wide area, including militaria, postcards, glass, commemorative ware, etc. she has also talked to hundreds of clubs and societies and regularly conducts a mini ‘Road Show’, when she encourages people to bring in small items for appraisal. Recently, she appeared on the TV quiz show ‘Eggheads’ but sadly did not manage to beat the experts.
The Globe Inn –Tickets £4.00 A voucher for 10% off ticket prices (Tickets available from 1st June) can be found in the 80 page Souvenir programme Click here for information
Sponsored by Somerton Business & Trade Association
7.30pm SOMERTON FESTIVAL BAND CONCERTThe Band play a wide repertoire of classical music, novelty items, music from Broadway and West-End shows and compilations of music from popular American writers and performers such as Duke Ellington, Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael and Leroy Anderson. In 1995, after a break of quite a few years, John Stone was asked by the Somerton Summer Festival committee to reform the Somerton Festival Band. In 2004 the baton was taken over by Phil Lambton upon his retirement from RNAS Yeovilton, where he had been Bandmaster of HMS Heron Volunteer Band. 2010 will be seeing the Festival Band continuing to work hard on new music, trying to keep their repertoire up to date, which is so very important. They are looking forward to be playing at as many local venues as possible. Phil Lambton continues to conduct the band, and is still keen to recruit more players. It is great to have new players joining the band, so just to remind everyone, the band rehearses on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Somerton. We would love to see more local people involved with the band so if you are interested, either in joining the band or to book the band for an engagement, please feel free to contact Phil Lambton on 01963 362219. As always they are looking forward to their annual concert for the Arts Festival this year, and hope their programme of music will suit all tastes and promise to get the feet tapping!!!!
St Michael and All Angels Church – Tickets £5.00 A voucher for 10% off ticket prices (Tickets available from 1st June) can be found in the 80 page Souvenir programme Click here for information
Sponsored by Transport Support - John Cooke Taxis
8.00pm ABBA SENSATION AND THE TWO BEATLES
Tickets SOLD OUT (to join the waiting list in case of any returned tickets please give your details to the ticket office)
ABBA Sensation are one of the UK's foremost ABBA tribute acts. Since forming in 2008 they have gone from strength to strength. They originally started as a duo but when the demand became overwhelmingly high for a “complete band” they brought in “Benny and Bjorn” to complete the line up. All the group members have been professional musicians for as long as they can remember and are all huge fans of ABBA. They bring the authentic sound of ABBA back to life! ABBA Sensation perform all of ABBA's greatest hits featuring stunning vocals, 4 part harmonies, choreographed dance routines, handmade replica costumes and polished Swedish accents. See www.abbasensation.com
The Two Beatles sponsored by Jackie Harcup in memory of Gerry
A selection of Bar-B-Q meats and vegetarian options will be available 1 hour before the start of the Event and throughout the evening.
The Festival Marquee Somerton Sports Club - Tickets £12.00 (Tickets SOLD OUT) A voucher for 10% off ticket prices (Tickets available from 1st June) can be found in the 80 page Souvenir programme Click here for information