Expect a ‘fantastic weekend of good music and entertainment’ at Witcham Music Festival

Witcham Music Festival

Witcham Music Festival - Credit: Archant

Witcham Music Festival returns this June for a ‘fantastic weekend of good music and entertainment’.

Expect to hear jazz in the White Horse Inn from 7.30pm on Friday 10. Delta Rhythm, Chesterton Community College Jazz Band, and others will play the free event, where a bar and food is available.

A lunchtime concert, with world-famous trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins, takes place at St Martin’s Church the following day (Saturday 11) from 1pm till 2pm. Admission costs £10 for adults and £6 for students.

Then, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Witcham Village Fete will be held at the green and hall: it is to be opened by Crispian Steele Perkins and admission is free.

Buckden Handbell Ringers will deliver a workshop, Mepal and Witcham C of E VC Primary School singers will perform, there will be traditional cream teas, a bottle Tombola; stalls and entertainment for all the family.

There will also be a scarecrow competition (entrance fee £5) with the theme ‘Royal Family and photographic competition with two categories - under 16s and 16s and over (entrance fee £1 per photo under 16s, £2 per photo over 16s) to follow the theme of ‘Witcham’.

In the evening, from 7.30pm until 10pm, there will be a céilidh in Witcham Village Hall performed by the Ivel Valley Band with bar and snacks available. Admission is £8 for adults and £5 for students.

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On Sunday 12, ‘Come and Sing’ in St. Martin’s Church to music with a ‘Royal’ theme to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Rehearsals 2pm to 5.30pm; entrance costs £5 (adults) and £3 (students). Performance 6pm to 6.45pm; adults £5 and students £3. The performance will be introduced by the Rt. Rev. David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon, who will also formally close the festival.

Or a special festival ticket which includes admission to all events costs £20 for adults or £10 for students (excludes entrance fee to scarecrow competition and photographic competition).

Tickets for events available from Loretta Clark, 4 High Street Witcham; tel 01353 778978, email ljclark@btinternet.com and Joy Walker, Windrush Cottage, 22 High Street, Witcham; tel 01353 778657, email joy22windrush@googlemail.com

Entrance fees for scarecrow and photographic competitions are payable to Alan Evans, 3 The Orchards, Witcham (tel: 01353 774895 or email evansalan186@gmail.com). Closing date and time is June 10 at 5pm.

Proceeds from the events will go towards St. Martin’s Parish Church and Witcham Village Hall.