Beccles Music and Arts Festival tickets go on sale

PUBLISHED: 10:34 06 May 2011 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2011

Jacqui Dankworth who is appearing on the opening night of Beccles Music Festival.

Jacqui Dankworth who is appearing on the opening night of Beccles Music Festival.


TICKETS are now on sale for the fifth annual Beccles Music and Arts Festival. The festival, from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25, is 10 days of music, art and spoken word events for all to enjoy, including:

l September 16, 7.30pm – Jacqui Dankworth in concert;

l September 17, 10am-4pm – The Beccles Festival Orchestra Play Day; 7.30pm – The London Mozart Players conductor Elgar Howarth;

l September 18, 7.30pm – The Beccles Festival Chorus, Mozart Requiem;

l September 19, 7.30pm – Poems in the Pub with Dean Parkin;

l September 20, 8pm – The Art Deco Hot 5 with Ray Simmons;

l September 21, 7.30pm - An evening with Richard Mabey;

l September 22, 7.30pm - Matt Harvey ‘Wondermentalist’ (poetry);

l September 23, 7.30pm – The Brodsky String Quartet;

l September 24, noon – Natalie Beauchamp violin recital; 7.30pm – Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra;

l September 25, 10.30am – Festival Celebration Service with The Wrentham Band; 7.30pm – The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

You can also enjoy the ‘Festival Art Trail’ at five different venues around the town including the Celebration of Young Art exhibition in St Michael’s Church.

“It is very exciting to be able to present such a wide variety of great events this year,” said the Rev John Beauchamp, festival director. “With some of the country’s leading classical performers, the very best of British jazz and leading writers and artists, the festival brings 10 days of outstanding concerts and events into the heart of the Waveney Valley for all to enjoy.

“We are keen to see young people enjoy the festival and this year all under 16s can come to all events free of charge while full-time students are half price.”

Pick up a brochure from St Michael’s Church, Beccles Library or Beccles Tourist Information Office

Email to request a brochure or visit

The box office is open at Beccles Travel, in New Market.

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