A festival to celebrate the songs of Jake Thackray. Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014.
The newly mastered DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' will be launched at this weekend. It will also be available on Amazon. Details of this to follow.
The event will be based at The Queen’s Royal Hotel (www.thequeensroyalhotel.com) which is situated on the promenade of New Brighton, Wallasey, on the Wirral peninsula, just a 20 minute train ride from central Liverpool and easily accessible from the M53 motorway. We are pleased to announce that John Watterson (a.k.a Fake Thackray, as featured on Matthew Parris’ ‘Great Lives’ on Radio 4, and at Cropredy Festival) will be one of our performers at the Saturday evening concert.
Tickets for this are just £8 and entitle you to attend any of the other concerts, talks or workshops.
All proceeds go to Wirral Autistic Community.
Friday 8.30 pm
This is a free event open to all. The evening with be an all-comers folk club-type session where anyone who performs is welcome to sing JT songs, or the songs of others, perhaps with a humorous bent. There will be an optional fun Jake Thackray quiz at half time.
Saturday 12.30 pm-1.30 pm
Guitar workshop: come along to share or pick up tips on how to play Jake’s songs
Talk by John Watterson (a.k.a. Fake Thackray) about his research for a proposed JT biography: be the first to hear what he has discovered from talking to Jake’s friends and family.
Afternoon concert continues
Optional carvery meal in the hotel restaurant (£6.50, booking advised, 0151 691 0101)
A chance to see some of the new DVD 'Jake Thackray and Songs’
Evening concert featuring Fake Thackray and others
Tickets from www.wegottickets.com/newbrightonjakefest, Phil on 07816 989207 and locally.
Lots of tickets sold so far but always room for more. Further details at www.facebook.com/newbrightonjakefest