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Brass on the Grass ~ Friary Brass Band @ College Garden, Westminster Abbey
Aug 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a break from the ratrace or sight-seeing and enjoy a free lunchtime concert in the beautiful setting of the College Gardens at Westminster Abbey. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the regional champions, Friary Guildford Band, in the heart of the city.

Admission is free, donations to the Abbey welcome.

Delicious hot and cold food, snacks and drinks are provided for sale.
Entry to College Garden is through the Cloisters, via Dean’s Yard.
(in wet weather the concert be held in St Margaret’s Church, at the West entrance to the Abbey)

Last Night of the Proms with Friary & Ruth Fortey @ Winston Churchill Theatre
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm

Ruislip Lions will be returning to the Winston Churchill Theatre on the 1st September for their popular ‘Last Night of the Proms’ charity concert, once again featuring the award winning Friary Guildford Brass Band.

The guest Vocalist will be Ruth Fortey, a former BBC Choirgirl of the Year. Ruth has sung professionally for nearly 30 years and her credits include Songs Of Praise, the Birmingham International Tattoo, BBC schools programme Stop And Think and concert tours with goth-rock band Sarah Fimm and alternative-rock singer Chris Emerson around New York and New England. Recordings include the single Flying Free and albums Perhaps Love, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, an EP of originals Walk Me Home under the band name Shed Light and the Easter musical Born For This. Ruth writes and records with Wiltshire-based film composer Jason Chatwin and has penned songs for Spanish artist Pau Sastre. She leads six children’s choirs, arranges all their music, and conducts their numerous concerts in West London.

The concert will start at 7.30pm, tickets are £13.50 and £10.00 for Children/Students.

Come along and enjoy a terrific night out, quality entertainment and much flag waving!

Friary Brass Band in Concert @ Stroud Subscription Rooms
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm

One of the leading Arts venues in Gloucestershire, the Stroud Subscription Rooms’ Brass Seasons feature some of the country’s best brass bands including Black Dyke, Fairey, Flowers and Virtuosi GUS.

In 2018 this stellar line-up is joined by the London & Southern Counties Regional Champions, Friary Guildford.