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Jazz at St Michael & All Angels 2016

A summer’s evening of top-class jazz from the Great American Songbook

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Jon Thorne, Loren Thorn, and Jim Thorn

Friday 1 July     7.30pm-10.00pm    (doors open at 7.15pm)

Entrance £5.00; under 18s free.

Five of the Island’s best known jazz musicians will be performing – Nick Page (guitar and vocals), Loren Thorn (vocals), Jim Thorn (piano), Jon Thorne (double bass), and Ken Black (drums).

This concert takes place in the wonderful surroundings of St Michael and All Angels Church in Swanmore, PO33 3EH, near Haylands. The church is situated at the corner of St Michaels Avenue and Wray Street and can be reached via Upton Road, Ashey Road, or Bettesworth Road.

Arts Council helps Ryde GROW

Ryde Arts Festival announces that we are the beneficiaries of an Arts Council grant to run our next major project called GROW.

The funding will cover an artist in a Ryde allotment shed working with diverse community groups and with musicians, composers, and poets all contributing towards nearly two years of exciting projects to explore, produce, and exhibit across a wide spectrum of the arts a celebration of growing, both practically and metaphorically.

Each year at the end of June 2016 and 2017 the Arts Festival will curate, exhibit and perform work generated in the preceding months to illustrate their journey of exploration.

Updates will be appearing here in coming weeks.