Thursday, 1 March 2012

Jubilee Jazz Festival - Music to make Horace Walpole Spin?


Strawberry Hill House
He loved to entertain. He loved the quirky. He loved the arts and left us a little Gothic house at Strawberry Hill, whose very existence pretty much sums him up on its own. He used this lovely little treasure to indulge and share what he loved with his friends. With entertainment at the heart and core of Strawberry Hill House, we like to wonder what Horace Walpole would have thought of its use as the stage for the upcoming Jazz Festival across 3rd-4th June 2012

Chris Biscoe
Returning for its second year, the Jazz Festival at Strawberry Hill House will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in soulful class. Organised by Lesley and Kelvin Christiane of the Richmond and Twickenham Jazz Club, the event kicks off each day from 2pm to 10pm – gates open at 12 noon – with a full itinerary of top musicians and bands. Performing artists include Kelvin and Lesley Christiane; Shanti Paul Jayasinha; Sarah Gillespie; Ian Shaw; Echoes of Ellington Orchestra and more!

With Jazz fans coming in from far and wide, Destination Twickenham (with support from Destination Richmond) has been brought in to provide packages for the long weekend:
  • Packages with One-Day Tickets from £166 for two nights for two adults
  • Packages with Weekend Tickets from £229 for two nights for two adults
Each booking includes:
The Three Tenors
  • Discounts on meals at participating restaurants
  • Option for exclusive tours of the newly refurbished Strawberry Hill House (spaces limited)
  • Discounted river travel on the Thames
  • Option for discounted visits to a selection of attractions including Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens
  • Option for excursions to gardens and parks in the Borough
  • If required, tour guides proficient in any language can be provided
…and more added value options!

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.jubileejazz.destinationrichmond.co.uk or contact Destination Richmond on 020-3141 9922.

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