Festive Jazz Café at St. John's, Chichester
The Festive Jazz Café is a great way to kick off the Christmas season, with mellow jazz classics and entertaining readings.
Enjoy a delightful mix of seasonal words and music with actor/singing star Gareth Williams, poet James Simpson, actress Emily Rose Smith, the evergreen Jazz Smugglers band and free mince pies!
The Festive Jazz Café is a great way to kick off the run-in to Christmas with mellow jazz classics and entertaining readings. Expect Gershwin, Cole Porter and all your favourite tunes, plus entertaining and inspiring readings.
Gareth Williams had a number one million-selling smash hit with the Flying Pickets with Only You. His latest film, Peterloo, directed by Mike Leigh, is scheduled for next year. His TV and stage roles include Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Eastenders and Murder in the Cathedral at Chichester.
Sussex poet James Simpson will be reading some of his recent inspiring poetry. James is a Jerwood/Arvon Award Winner who has collaborated with the artist Carolyn Trant on two collections, Hunting the Wren and The Untenanted Room. Performing alongside Gareth and James is Emily Rose Smith, whose credits include Goblin Market for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton festival, Canaries Sometimes Sing (London and Antibes), Dr Faustus with Sam West and Chekhov in the Festival of Chichester.
A Festival of Chichester charity gala in support of the 2018 Festival.
Tickets: £12; £10 (students) from the Novium, 01243 775888/816525