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Jazz Guitarist Ged Brockie to Headline Wykehams's First Arts Festival

Wykeham Arts Festival will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October at St. Helen’s Church and  Scarborough Academy of Music .

It will showcase the talents of local singers, musicians and artists. It is also an opportunity for local artists and crafters to raise their profiles and display their work in the church, which will be open over the weekend.

On Saturday drumming and guitar workshops will be held. There will also be an opportunity to participate in some bell-ringing at St. Helen’s.

Scarborough Academy of Music is thrilled to open the Arts Festival with the newly formed Tuesday Singers giving their first performance.  There will be performances from thewonderful Mini Manhattans, talented pupils of Scarborough Academy of Music and Wykeham Bell Ringers. We will also be treated to spectacular music from Ged Brockie, one of  Scotland’s finest jazz guitarists.

Both Friday and Saturday night performances will be in the church, a beautiful building with great acoustics. It will be candlelit with an informal, cosy atmosphere. Visitors areencouraged to bring cushions and maybe a travelling rug or shawl to enhance the festival feel.

The Saturday night concert will open with the fabulous and local Manhattan Voices, followed by an evening of the best Jazz guitar music played by Ged Brockie.

Jo Purdy, one of the organisers says, “ This event is all about the great talent there is in the local area and encouraging people to take the plunge and pick up an instrument, start a craft, join a choir or simply enjoy listening to some great music. We are so indebted to Ged Brockie, a great teacher and amazing musician, for giving his time to this event."

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, to display your work or book onto one of the workshops please get in touch with Jo Purdy 07773 693460 Sue Hartley 01723 330000

For Tickets call 07821 299233 or 01723 330000

Friday £5.00 (under 16s free)

Saturday £10.00 – to include a drink (under 16s free)

All proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales will be donated to local music and art therapy