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Music, Sat 28 Sep 2019, £7-£10

Virtuosity in aid of MS-UK at WBC

Virtuosity in aid of MS-UK at WBC

Wivenhoe Bowls Club hosts and exceptional evening's entertainment


Town Centre,
CO7 9


Helen Connelly
Relatively new on the music scene, Helen has made an immediate impact resulting in three gorgeous recordings: ‘Love Life and Lyricality’, ‘Behind Your Eyes’ and the EP ‘Garden of Kisses’. Each one shows an increasing musical awareness and strong vocals bring it all together in an original popular jazz/soul style. Helen has already played at Ronnie Scott’s top bar and Colchester Arts Centre in support of the ‘1up’ band as well as many other major festivals.

Chris Allard
Supporting Helen for this ‘Virtuosity in aid of MS-UK’ event and squeezing it in between his UK tour with Lea Salonga (the original ‘Miss Saigon’ and the voice of ‘Aladin’ in the Disney movie) will be the internationally acclaimed guitarist and song writer Chris Allard. I’d ask you to check out his website for places that he’s played as there are a lot to mention but if I start with ‘the Royal Albert Hall’ and ‘Ronnie Scott’s’ main bar then you’ll get the idea. Chris will also be performing solo some of his own work, which is a ‘must hear’ event by itself.

Polly Haynes
Polly has shared the stage with multi-platinum artist's, performed at countless established venues and has also graced the stages of many boutique festivals, including Cornbury Music Festival.
Her music has influences of Jazz, Rock, Soul & Roots, and in 2016 was chosen to perform in Derby, UK as a UKYA (UK Young Artist). Alongside her live performances, Polly has recorded with and had support from BBC Introducing, BBC Essex and BBC Suffolk.

‘MS-UK is a national charity based at The Hythe, Colchester who’s mission it is help everyone with MS live life to the max.’
There will be MS-UK representatives at the event to introduce it, answer any questions and collect any extra donations that you may like to give.
All profits will go to the MS-UK charity no: 1033731

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Sep 2019 19:30 to 23:00
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start to 11:00pm finish


Main price £10/person
Concessions price £7/person
(concessions include WBC members, MS-UK members, the disabled, the unemployed, students and musicians).
Tickets are available from Wivenhoe Book Shop.

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Map reference: TM 038216  Lat: 51.85645 Long: 0.95891

Getting to Wivenhoe

• By bus: Buses No. 61, 62 or 87 go to Wivenhoe from Colchester town centre (61 and 62 also from Colchester Station), via the University of Essex. Buses are very frequent and run 7 days a week.
• By train: Trains from Colchester Town centre, Colchester Station, and London Liverpool Street all go to Wivenhoe. From the other direction trains run from Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. Trains run once or twice an hour.
• Walk: follow the Wivenhoe trail from Colchester town centre and the Hythe down to Wivenhoe.
• Cycle: the Wivenhoe trail is part of the National Cycle route 51. Use of cycles on this path is permissive, so be aware of walkers on this popular walking route.
• Car: Access to Wivenhoe is off the A133 from Colchester. Parking is limited in the narrow streets so consider public transport which is easily accessible and frequent.
• Ferry: the Wivenhoe ferry, operated by volunteers, runs in the warmer months from Rowhedge. The Brightlingsea ferry occasionally also goes to Wivenhoe.


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