On behalf of Tessa Lowe and her associate Rosie Pocklington, we can announce... a JakeFest in Birmingham on the weekend of Sat 16th / Sun 17th June 2018 !
The venue is The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, a suburb of Brum suitably close to the City centre for travelling purposes, but not central enough to suffer from the huge parking difficulties and expensive accommodation Brum can suffer from. There are plenty of local eateries and places to stay.
SATURDAY 16th JUNE 2018
Guitar Workshop and meet-up until...
2:00pm --- Jake concert / Floor Spots
4:30pm --- Film / TV program / Talk
5:30pm --- Food Break
7:30pm/8:00pm --- JAKEFEST Main Concert
SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018
2:00 - 5:30pm 'THE FRENCH CONNECTION'
--- Paul Thompson - The Resurrection of Frédéric Debreu
--- 'Brum Breleteers' (celebration of 40th anniversary of the demise of Jacques Brel)
--- Brassens, Jake Thackray and other relevant chansoniers
--- Floor spots (hopefully will be takers from 'French connection' groups from Birmingham and beyond)
--- Talk/videos/film re: Jacques Brel
(Pre-scheduled 6:30pm: Classics on Sunday provided by Conservatoire students begins)