Newstead Brass Double Up for Byron and Wallis
Posted on Jul 09, 2017 by Mike Allcock
Newstead Brass are set for a pair of festival concerts this coming weekend linked to local heroes the poet Lord Byron and bouncing bomb pioneer Barnes Wallis.
Italian Theme for Byron
This Friday, July 14th, Newstead Brass will present an Italian themed programme as part of the 2017 Hucknall International Byron Festival 'Byron in Venice It’s Carnival Time'. The concert will, appropriately, be in the Ada Lovelace theatre (named after Byron’s daughter) at the John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall starting at 7.30 pm. The evening will also incorporate the presentation of awards for the photographic and poetry competitions linked to the festival. Admission is £5 and tickets are available from the venue or at the door. (Tickets at the door may cost more).
Ripley set to Bounce
On Saturday, July 15th, Newstead Brass will take their familiar place closing the Saturday night entertainment on the mainstage of the Ripley Music Festival. There will be live music in Crossley Park from 1pm before Newstead brass perform from around 8.15 pm with a range of classic, show and popular brass arrangements and compositions. The audience will also be encouraged to join in some ‘last night of proms’ favourites, including the Dambusters march written by Hucknalls’ Eric Coates for the film inspired by the bouncing bombs designed by Ripley born Barnes Neville Wallis. The evening will end with a Firework Finale to a live performance of Mendelssohn’s Hebride’s Overture by the band.
Picnics and donations encouraged
Admission is FREE, but the audience should bring their own chairs / blankets to sit on and picnics are encouraged. There will be buckets collecting donations towards the cost of the event and wider festival.
Let us entertain you
A band spokesman commented, “After the acclaimed participation by the Black Dyke brass band at Glastonbury we’re delighted to be doing our part to promote the sound of brass in these local festivals. Both are excellent events and we look forward to entertaining as many people as possible over the weekend.”