The Festival of Fun is to be a festival of comedy and laughter with many groups, businesses and organisations coming together in April 2017, hosted by Restormel Arts and focussed on St. Austell.
PRSF Supports Restormel Arts' Exciting Contemporary Jazz Programme in Mid-Cornwall
Restormel Arts promotes monthly contemporary jazz concerts at an intimate and friendly venue, The Bosuns, at Charlestown harbor in mid-Cornwall. We also enable music students at Cornwall College St Austell to participate in workshops by visiting jazz artists. The winter 2016/17 season includes internationally acclaimed artists – Andy Sheppard‘s Hotel Bristol, Ivo Neame‘s Quintet (Phronesis) and one of the UK’s top jazz vocalists Tina May. Add to this the beat poet adventurer Sarah Gillespie and her star-studded quartet, the impeccable Nigel Price Quartet supported by student band Demeanour, Dave Manington‘s excellent Riff Raff sextet featuring Brigitte Bereha, the virtuoso Oxley/Meier guitar duo and the good-humored and infectious Button Band and you have an excitingly varied programme of jazz of the highest quality.
Our knowledgeable audiences travel from all over Cornwall to attend concerts, have a meal, meet the musicians and buy CD’s. We’re also encouraging young people to participate through the jazz workshops and a student support band.
The PRSF grant enables Restormel Arts to bring major jazz artists to mid-Cornwall and enables musicians to reach new audiences, perform in an intimate venue, create a fan base and sell CD’s.
September 21, 2016 – Sarah Gillespie Quartet
October 12, 2016 – Nigel Price Quartet + Demeanour
November 23, 2016 – Ivo Neame Quintet
December 7, 2016 – Andy Sheppard’s Hotel Bristol
February 22, 2017 – Dave Manington’s Riff Raff Sextet
March 22, 2017 – Pete Oxley/Nicholas Meier
April 19, 2017 – Tina May & Craig Milverton Trio
May 10, 2017 – The Button Band
Chairman of Restormel Arts, Phil Webb said - "I am delighted that PRSF recognises our work in promoting contemporary jazz in Mid-Cornwall and continues to support us in bringing exciting jazz artists including Andy Sheppard, Tina May and Ivo Neame to St Austell for concerts and workshops. We have knowledgeable and appreciative audiences here and we aim to bring them some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK."
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