Midsummer Music @ Spencers Garden (27 June; 12 noon to midnight)

midsummer-music27th June heralds the arrival of Midsummer Music @ Spencers 2009, a swing & jazz festival in the glorious gardens of Spencers at Great Yeldham in Essex with music performed under a huge marquee.

Behind the gates of this Georgian estate will be a spectacular line-up of talented and well known musicians.  Topping a star-studded bill is all-time-great British rhythm and blues, jazz singer and keyboard player Georgie Fame.

Other bands are Swing Out Sister, Robin Jones & King Salsa, Anita Wardell Quartet, Partisans, Monica Vasconcelos, Art Themen & the Roger Odell Trio.

Midsummer Music @ Spencers promises not only to be a fantastic musical experience, but also a family outing with imaginative entertainment and activities for the children.

There will be master classes for those keen to learn how to “ beat those drums and play that tune”.

There will be delicious eats (including locally reared burgers, alongside Chinese delicacies) and intriguing local crafts to buy.

Spencers gardens are at their peak in late June and its park and woodlands are open for exploration and relaxing in, as well as providing a magical setting in which to enjoy Midsummmer Music.

Midsummer Music @ Spencers supports the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.  Maggie’s provide a range of services to enhance the lives of those living with cancer and of their families and friends. This is provided by nurses, psychologists and other cancer-support specialists. Maggie’s have five Centres in Scotland and last year opened their first Centre in England, based at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London.  Fundraising campaigns have started in order to build a further six Centres – in the Cotswolds, the North East, Oxford, Nottingham, Lanarkshire and Swansea.  For further information on Maggie’s please visit www.maggiescentres.org.

How much?
Saturday all day £48
Saturday 12 noon-6pm £15
Saturday 6pm-midnight £38

Discounts for “Early Birds” & Seniors (65+)
15s and under (accompanied by an adult) are FREE

How do we book?
Contact the Mercury Theatre Booking Line 01206 573948 or www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Where do we go?
Great Yeldham

About 2 hours NE of London, half way between Cambridge and Colchester