From: Snowdrop Music [snowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 08 February 2011 22:31

Subject: Fw: Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival - Big Weekend - Friday 4th March - Sunday 6th March





The Big Weekend - Friday 4th March 2011 - Sunday 6th March 2011 (Classics, Market, Ceilidh & Spiers and Boden)

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We have lined up some truly amazing events for our third annual Fairtrade Festival in Burgess Hill. Please do check out our website for everything that is happening -


In the meantime I wanted to highlight what is happening on our big weekend which runs from Friday 4th March through to Sunday 6th March


Friday 4th March - 7.30pm

Classics & Cakes, St John's Church, Burgess Hill


The Amici Consort comes all the way from the Royal Academy of Music. The trio consists of 3 excellent postgraduate students who will be performing a wide range of classical pieces on flute, violin and cello. The trio are already performing internationally and are sure to have good musical futures. They are joined by Matthew Socci, a young classical guitarist and composer - dubbed the Einaudi of the guitar.


The concert takes place in the relaxed setting of St John The Evangelist Church, Burgess Hill and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost 5.00 available from the Burgess Hill Help Point, Present Company Burgess Hill or by email request to snowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net


Saturday 5th March - 10.00am to 3.00pm

Fairtrade Market, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)


Our third annual Fairtrade Market is again free to enter. We have around 20 stalls, including Divine Chocolate and coffee tasting with Percol. Loads of great gifts and Fairtrade food to buy. Do come along and have a browse.


Saturday 6th March - 7.30pm

Grand Ceilidh (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)


This year we welcome KATE'S KITCHEN BAND to lead us in our ceilidh. This is an eight piece traditional band that will keep you on the dance floor. Also joining us on the night will be The Flaming Czars, a string and piano accordian duo with a passion for Eastern European and Middle Eastern music 


This will be great night and it is really worth booking early for this event as we only have around 80 tickets left.


Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start


Tickets are 9.00 each (or 8.00 each when you buy 4 or more). Food is available separately.


Sunday 6th March - 7.30pm

Spiers and Boden - Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill   (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)


Described as the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene. Spiers and Boden have built up a formidable reputation as artists inb their own right but also as part of the multi instrumental band Bellowhead. Multi award winning with a style all their own they are not to be missed. The gig opens with the beautiful singing of Julie Hall, our local Burgess Hill singer songwriter and the edgy songs of Gareth Davies-Jones.


Tickets are 14.00 each or 12.50 each for 4 or more


Please come along and support Fairtrade and enjoy yourself at the same time. And do share this message with friends and family.


Kind regards




Robert Eggleston


Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade Group

0794 779 2033