See Some Art at the Sunbury Art Trail Weekend
Surrey Open studios, Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury – Art Trail
Friday 13th June to Monday 16th June
The Studio & Craft Centre, Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury
Featuring the work of artists:
Robin Lee Hall
Douglas & Pauline Burnett
Get the Prog-Rock Sound with Pendragon
Jun 14 2008 8:00P The Peel, Kingston, Pendragon
Back in 1978, Stroud, Gloucestershire, four friends got together and decided to form a band. Zeus Pendragon consisting of Nick Barrett [guitar/vocals], Julian Baker [guitar/vocals], Nigel Harris [the most sought after drummer in the Stroud area] and Stan Cox [bass] was born.
Young and full of ambition Zeus Pendragon started out playing cover versions of classic rock tunes by Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and Santana and their first gig was ironically the same day that Nick left school, burning his maths text book and picking up his guitar on the way… The future had been determined.
The Zeus part of their name was later dropped when the logical and visionary Julian decided it was far too long to fit across a t-shirt, and this ridiculous cross pollination of Arthurian and Greek mythology just seemed plain silly.
Fast Forward to 2005 …. the release of Believe, the 7th studio album by Pendragon which reflected a renewed youthful exuberance and fresh approach both musically and visually for the band.Once again a line up change reared its ugly head, and after 20 odd years with the band Fudge Smith was replaced by 26 year old whipper snapper Joe Crabtree on drums. The band now had a real firecracker of a drummer underpinning the rhythm section which brought a renewed need to fight and the passion and energy of the band was almost like they were 17 years old again for the upcoming Believe tour.Pendragon undertook the biggest tour of Europe they had ever done and followed it with a release of the brilliant And Now Everybody To The Stage dvd.
2007 sees the 21st anniversary of The Jewel dvd release called Past And Presence which includes most of the musicians from those early days and shows how this tenacious band can still thrill, evolve and capitalize on its strengths over a 28 year period where so many others have failed.
So to the future, a new album is on the cards and a year full of festival dates just goes to show that in this hurly burly world of fickle pop music….some ships were built to last.
Go rock with Rough Justice – Staines
Rough Justice Fri 13th June Staines Riverside Club, Laleham Road £3
Sensational rock covers band with a huge local following,
Not to be missed
Get your Dancing Shoes On… dancing in the aisle
Dancing in The Streets Monday 9 – Saturday 14 June 2008 – Woking Theatre
The Hit West End Show
Dancing In The Streets
Experience the energy, emotion and electricity of Motown in Dancing in the Streets, the spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of Detroit!
Featuring legendary Motown classics including I Heard It Through The Grapevine, My Girl and Dancing in the Streets and a full supporting company of singers, dancers and an amazing live band, Dancing in the Streets re-creates the energy, style and music of all your favourite Motown stars!
Box Office: 0870 060 6645
Join in the celebrations at Egham – Magna Carta day
HMagna Carta Celebrations – High Street Egham Sat June 14th 11:00 to 4:00P
FTo celebrate the ‘signing’ of the Manga Carta (check the facts here) this years event at Egham will include Morris Dancers. live bands, brass band, dancing irish vocals, a belly dancer and lots & lots of fun
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