Busking Festival for Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 10:47 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 31 May 2017

Busking Festival

Busking Festival

Saffron Photo 2017

There will be music and other entertainment across Saffron Walden on Saturday, June 3 for the town’s Festival of Buskers.

The acts will include classial musicians, a jazz band, a magician and choirs including supporters of The Railway Arms pub in the town (Strap) Save the Railway Arms Pub, and Joanna Eden’s singers.

The event, to coincide with two events on Saffron Walden Common, A Flavours of the World Market and a bouncy castle festival, will include various artists who invited to create a festive atmosphere across the town where people will be able to stroll round and find music being played unexpectedly in King Street, Adnam’s Yard and The Market Square.

Those taking part include classical singer, mezzo soprano Nancy May from Great Dunmow (pictured) who will sing a range of songs all in classical style from the opera Carmen, Tonight from West Side Story, pop songs and Time to Say Goodbye.

Nancy will be singing in the Market Square between 1.30pm and 2.15pm.

Also playing will be the Acellostics Duo, Georgina Lowe on cello and Dylan Tanswell on guitar. There will be magicain Steve Barsby, plus musician, Durgamata who plays a tin whistle and the trio Djuology, guitarists Tony White and David Perrett with Robin Ireland on bass.

Among the younger players will be Elisha and Harvey, two 10-year-old pupils from Katherine Semar School who sing and play guitar and Saffron Walden County High’s Senior Jazz Band.

Other artists include Jazz Ensemble, Pete Isaacs on his squeeze box, and singer-songwriter Ted Jevans offering folk, rock and blues.

Peter Riding, chairman of the Saffron Walden Initiative, which is supporting the event said: “We hope that the local entertainers will create a real buzz in the town and that this can become a regular annual event. They will be putting out their collecting hats and boxes so please be as supportive as possible.”

Flavours of the World runs from Friday June 2 to Saturday, June 4 with foods, fashion and crafts. The bouncy castles will be on the common on Saturday, June 3.

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