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A full day's entertainment

29th May 2010 @ 7:07am – by Audlem Webteam
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There's a fantastic choice of entertainment and events all day at the Audlem Festival – check out the full details on the Festival website by clicking on the link beneath the photo.

This is today's programme at the Festival – Saturday 29th May:

AAFY Showcase 1pm -4pm
The Lord Combermere

An impressive and diverse musical showcase sponsored by Audlem Action For Youth. Acts include Malbank School Jazz Band, Swim into Scarlet and Lost Response.

'Music as a way of Life' Photography exhibition with Sophie Mazingarbe
The Fat Pigeon

Sophie Mazingarbe is a young international photographer. Since moving to the UK from Paris, she has mainly worked with musicians and media figures, garnering praise in the process for her adventurous and insightful pictures. Music as a Way of Life is the title of this year's exhibition of her work as she returns to the Audlem Festival. It will comprise a wide selection of her pictures gleaned from 5 years spent with both the Famous and the Unknown as they lived and breathed Music.

10:00am – Beautiful Embroidery. South Cheshire Embroiderers Guild
Methodist Church Hall

10:30am – Backrow & Saxophonie
Scout Hall

Backrow, 3 close harmony singers, a pianist and a clarinet / saxophone / percussion / general factotum! Saxophonie are an all female saxophone quartet playing a range of styles from light classical, through 1930's to contemporary – something to suit all moods!

1:00pm – Malbank School Jazz Band
Lord Combermere Showcase

Superb youth Jazz Band from Nantwich Malbank School great opportunity to see these talented youngsters playing at a local venue.

2:00pm – Swim into Scarlet
Lord Combermere Showcase

Don't miss this – "Known for their intimate live performances and their unique fusion of mathrock riffs with synthy-dance vibe."

2:30pm – The Varlets
The Bridge Inn

Brit pops back, and with style!

3:00pm – Frances Hughes
Methodist Church

Local vocalist Frances Hughes (soprano) sings a selection of classical songs and operatic arias. Accompaniment will be provided by Treona Holden.

3:00pm – Itchy Feet
St James Church

Itchy Feet ,a local group of musicians playing Irish Traditional music. Favourites at Ireland's premier Traditional harp festivals in Granard, County Longford where they were christened ' Cosa Dohsa' (dancing feet) – catch them live here in Audlem.

3:00pm – Tom Seals
Lord Combermere Showcase

Tom Seals, recently branded "Crewe's answer to Jamie Cullum", started playing the piano at 5 years old and the rest was history. Tom took an immediate shine to Jazz and Blues styles of playing; his repertoire includes the likes of Frank Sinatra, Jools Holland and Michael Buble. He brings his jazz hands to Audlem for the first time this year.

3:30pm – Emma Purshouse presents The Professor Vyle Show
Scout & Guide Hall

The Professor Vyle Show – Punch and Judy meets Jeremy Kyle! Puppets, poetry and quick changes. Suitable for 14+Emma will also be performing around the village throughout the weekend.

4:00pm – Heidi & the Brownies
The Bridge Inn

Heidi Browne has written a host of songs, varying in style from jazz to folk to quirky pop. Recently involving her brother on drums and her father, musician Colin Browne on keyboards, her songs have been given a new energy.

4:00pm – Lost Response
Lord Combermere Showcase

A change to the printed programme as the Varlets are now playing at the Bridge Inn.

5:30pm – Alive & Kickin
Lord Combermere

Alive & Kickin are a fantastic soul band from the Northeast of England. Energetic funk and soul performed with a full brass section. Not to be missed.

5:30pm – Dan Machin & Dave Day
The Bridge Inn

Your chance to witness two of the most talented guitarists in the area. Dan and Dave are both accomplished musicians, and will entertain you with a set of cleverly arranged classics and amazing improvisations.

7:00pm – The Wash
The Bridge Inn

An emerging local 3 piece rock band with a genuinely individual sound. Story like lyrics, evocative feedback, driving beats and foot tapping tunes. But you won't find many covers.

7:30pm – Val & Michael Warner
Lord Combermere

Popular classics performed by a talented family duo. Clever vocal harmonies bring the tunes alive accompanied on acoustic guitars.

9:00pm – Poyzer, Fluff, Farrell and Dee,
Lord Combermere

"This man is one of the greats. His wonderfully lyrical version of "Love Will Tell Us Apart" with the great John Ellis on Piano redefined that song and will stay in my memory as one of the great live moments I will ever see" – Nick Holmes, Mcr Busker and that is just one part of this line up!

9:30pm – Heavy Weather
Shroppie Fly

The highly acclaimed band promise a mixture of hard-hitting blues and rock twinned with a selection of covers from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

9:30pm – Dayve Dean & Friends
The Bridge Inn

Fresh from a run of dates including three days at the "Brighton Fringe Festival", acclaimed singer songwriter Dayve Dean brings a selection of songs including tracks from his "Octagon" album and familiar covers to Audlem supported by guest musicians. . For more information visit: www.dayve.co.uk

And when you've enjoyed all that, get ready for two more busy days on Sunday and Monday. What a great line-up at the Audlem Festival.


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