4th Havant Music Festival
25th – 27th June 2021
4th Havant Music Festival
25th – 27th June 2021
The Havant Music Festival is returning for a 4th season this June, hosting a 3-day event for music aficionados who want to experience live music once again after a challenging year in lockdown.
Its 2021 line-up this year, all being well with the government’s roadmap, will feature a series of Acoustic Jazz and Classical Music concerts performed at venues across the Borough of Havant and a Live Stream Music Concert for local artists, singers, and musicians to promote and share their music with a wider audience.
LIVE! From Havant Music Festival’s Listening Room
Join independent artists and musicians from across the borough of Havant for an evening of intimate livestream performances in the Havant Music Festival’s listening room on Facebook Live on Friday 25th June from 7-9pm!
All performances are free, and optional donations can be given directly to the Havant Music Festival using the donations button above , all proceeds raised will be used to support the objectives of the Havant Music Festival.
Saturday 26th June
An evening of Acoustic Jazz with Astrid M Music
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
Sunday 27th June
BERYL FRANCIS AND TERRY DOWES
will take you on
‘A MUSICAL JOURNEY’ with piano and guitar.
St Faith’s Church, West Street, Havant, PO9 1EH
Sunday June 27th , 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm approx.
with no interval (no refreshments possible)
Come and join us here for our free ‘virtual’ concert next Friday 25th June from 7pm hosted by ChartHouse Studios in the comfort and safety of your own homes. We are showcasing an exciting line-up of creative talented new and seasoned artists and musicians, and an eclectic mix of genres in a live broadcast from our Facebook page for you to enjoy on the night.
Astrid M is a Singer-Songwriter originally from France, now based in the UK. Her own material features a voiced mix of calming jazz and pop, inspired by the likes of Nina Simone and Norah Jones. She draws inspiration from nature and engaging in profound conversations with the people around her. For Astrid M, music is a way of expressing her inner self and the world around her, believing that music can unite people, bring joy and be a powerful tool of communication with one another.
With a twinkle in her eye and beautiful music at her fingertips, Beryl Francis is no ordinary person. At eighty-five years old she wears her advancing years with pride. Still an outstanding pianist and superb musician, she’s no intention of closing the lid on her beloved upright Bechstein or switching off her electronic keyboard. In fact, she’s enjoying the Indian summer of her distinguished life.
Faith Ponsonby, Festival Chairperson said: “Many of us are desperate for live music & performing arts to return to the stage and really chase away the blues of COVID.
So, Havant Music Festival is back at last after over 2 years of waiting, to give you a taster of much more to come in the future.
This June, we will be live streaming some short performances of some talented local people on Friday evening, 25th June, and putting on two concerts on Saturday 26th June, there will be live performances of a classical music recital on guitar from Peter, and a performance from Astrid M Music, with Astrid’s unique repertoire of soulful acoustic jazz and pop to entertain you in the evening.
On Sunday 27th June, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry will delight us once again with her magical harp to end the mini-series of concerts on Sunday 27th June with uplifting songs that will utterly amaze you.
So come and enjoy real music once again at the end of June and watch this space for our exciting plans for this Autumn and Spring 2022.”
The objectives of the Havant Music Festival are:
To showcase and promote the talents of the community and local music scene.
To bring accessible music to residents living in the South-East corner of the Borough of Havant.
To encourage children and young people to experience performing arts and being part of a festival.
To raise awareness of Dementia and the many benefits of using music to improve mental health and well-being, aiding communication and self-expression within a care setting, and for reminiscing.
The intention is to be non-profit making, so ticket prices, especially for young people, are kept low. The Festival will need to build funds to seed corn future festivals and create opportunities for accessible music, and also may choose to support charities and local music groups in the Borough.
Thank you to all our sponsors
We could not achieve the Havant Music Festival without the generous support of our sponsors Havant Rotary Club, the Meridian Centre and Hampshire County Councillor Jackie Branson as well as the super performers, many of whom do this for the love of music.
Many churches and community halls welcome our concerts, and we thank them, too. Especially though, I would like to thank the organising committee, all volunteers, who plan the performances, help with publicity and support each event. A huge thank you to all of them.
If our efforts this year succeed in making a profit, this will be put partly to fund the 5th Havant Music Festival, and partly to take music into schools as well as helping young musicians and some local musical groups. I spoke last September at a conference about the vital role music can play as a therapy for many, and with funding for music and the arts disappearing in our schools, we will try to do what we can to share with residents of Havant and young people the joys of listening to or making music.
Thanks to all of you, our audiences, for coming to support us.
Havant Rotary Club is proud to help with the funding of the 4th Havant Music Festival.
We are a service organisation helping local and international communities, working with other Rotary Clubs locally so that funds are wisely spent and there are no overheads. In Havant we raise money with the Christmas Sleigh, and support Young Carers, Seniors’ outing, Southern Domestic Abuse and many others. We welcome new members to join our friendly Club. To find out more, please email Trevor on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Meridian Shopping Centre is an enthusiastic sponsor of the 4th Havant Music Festival
The Meridian Shopping Centre prides itself on being a safe and welcoming place for you to shop, visit and enjoy our events. The Shopping Centre is in the heart of Havant and a real hub for the local community, so we are proud to host and show our support for the Havant Music Festival.
The Meridian Shopping Centre has funded the website and provided inspiration and encouragement.
Hampshire County Councillor Jackie Branson is a supporter of the 4th Havant Music Festival.