If you’ve received your brochure for this year’s Two Moors Festival main two-week event in October, you’ll have seen that the concert kicking off proceedings this time is a charity concert given by one of the best big bands in Britain – the Callum Au Big Band – in aid of our work in rural areas, the Barnstaple Samaritans and the Calvert Trust Exmoor.
The Calvert Trust is a truly brilliant charity that gives people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities the chance to experience exhilarating and enjoyable activities right in the heart of the Devon countryside. Located right on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and just a short distance from the beautiful North Devon coast, the trust offers a huge range of activities, including horse riding, climbing, sailing, canoeing, cycling, archery and abseiling to name but a few!
Some of the comments from past visitors are testament to the truly valuable work the trust does. “I was with the Midland Heart group that was with you last week, I had an amazing few days doing activities which, at the age of nearly 87, I didn’t think would be possible! It was a wonderful experience, but even more so I was tremendously inspired to see disadvantaged & disabled people, some of them severely so, participating and succeeding in these challenges,” Rene Hayes remarked.
We’re so pleased to be able to support the Calvert Trust Exmoor in any way we can and hope that you all thoroughly enjoy the Callum Au Big Band concert. It’s taking place on October 16th from 19:30 at St Peter’s and St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Barnstaple. The programme includes pieces by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, so it promises to be a very exciting show indeed. Ticket prices are by donation from £15 to £28 and you can read an interview with Callum Au himself on our blog here, where he talks more about what what they’ll be playing.
If you’d like to book tickets, please contact the festival box office on (01643) 831 006.
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