Starry line-up for Gillingham Festival 2017

Apr 2017 Starry line-up for Gillingham Festival 2017

Gillingham Festival returns with a line-up that includes poet and witty observer Pam Ayres, rock composer Rick Wakeman, folk singer Cara Dillon, guitar maestro Gary Ryan and Paul Jones with the Manfreds. 

The festival, based for 2017 mainly at Gillingham School and the Methodist church, in the Dorset town, runs from June 30 to July 9, with a programme that combines local talent and community activities with performances by the major national names.

The music ranges from local rock bands to jazz, organ classics to opera, with pianist Carolyn D’Cruz, baritone Andrew Armstrong and soprano Arabella Heaton, who teaches singing at Sherborne Girls School and has sung with Grange Park Opera and Pimlico Opera.

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