Published: Thursday, 18th June 2015
Wilton Lodge Park will be hosting two events on Sunday 28 June including a free Elliot Bandstand concert featuring the Chamberlain-Haywood duo at 2pm.
At the same time, there will be an open day at the walled garden to see the progress which is being made as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded regeneration project, which we have also funded.
What was originally planned to be a ticketed concert in the walled garden, local musician Paul Chamberlain will feature with Michael Haywood as the pair play music from around the globe, including the tango and the rhythmic music of the Balkans, as well as influences from Russia and Scotland.
Events Manager Gordon Webber
“With virtuoso playing, fresh musical ideas and great rapport with the audience, Paul and Michael are exploring the potential of their instruments in a way that is exciting and engaging.
“They take the strength of each instrument’s traditions and blend them into their own unique brand of fusion music.
“We are pleased to have Paul back in the park for a performance after his debut with his Pink Panther music at our film night last summer.
“With the delay in the walled garden opening, we are glad we can turn it into a free event at the bandstand.”
Coinciding with the concert, visitors are welcome to visit the walled garden to see what progress has been made and ask any questions about the regeneration project.
The opening was postponed due to unexpected delay to the delivery of materials but the project saw it as an ideal opportunity to showcase what has been completed so far, including the raised beds being worked on by a host of volunteers.
Both the concert and open day begin at 2pm.
The walled garden works and Elliot Bandstand are part of the £3.64million Wilton Lodge Park regeneration project, which is funded by HLF and SBC.