Taking the stage in our communities

Traditional gypsy jazz and swing and an award-winning Dutch jazz violinist will feature in two concerts being staged in Breadsall and West Hallam as part of the Live and Local programme.

Live and Local – which is supported by Erewash Borough Council – is a not-for-profit arts organisation that works with a network of volunteers to provide top quality entertainment in small venues across communities in Derbyshire and other neighbouring counties.

On Saturday 11 March, Breadsall Memorial Hall will host the Remi Harris Project in concert, giving residents the chance to see this exciting young UK guitarist who has been described as ‘sensationally gifted’. He performs with his band to showcase his traditional gypsy jazz and swing complete with influences that incorporate bebop, blues, rock and world music.

The concert gets underway at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.50, which includes a light supper, available from the box office by calling 01332 831577.

West Hallam Village Hall also hosts a Live and Local event when Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis ‘Goes Grappelli’ with his trio on Sunday 19 March at 7.30pm. Tim is seen by many as the inheritor of violin legend Stephane Grappelli’s crown and he promises a high-energy performance.

Tickets are £10.50, which includes a light supper, from the box office on 0115 930 3340.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“We are very proud to be able to help subsidise the Live and Local productions in our community. We are helping bring quality arts, music and performance right to the doorstep of our residents.”

For more information about Live and Local visit www.liveandlocal.org.uk

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