Swanwick concert for Blidworth Band

Swanwick and Blidworth will come together in a one-off special autumn event, to take place on Monday, October 14.

The venue is to be Swanwick’s St. Andrew’s Church.

Fresh from competing in September’s National Brass Band Championships in Caernarvon, the band is busy raising money for new uniforms, new instruments and the expensive business of taking part in contests.

At the same time, St Andrew’s Church in Swanwick has to replace its ageing heating system and this special autumn event is a joint effort for the benefit of both organisations.

The concert starts with refreshments from 7.15 pm before the performance begins at 8 pm.

Tickets are £6 and they are available on the door or in advance by calling either 01773 605291 or 01773 541458.

n The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham plays host to The RAF in Concert, on Thursday, November 17, at 7.30pm.

The concert is called Encore! A Salute to the Dambusters Generation, and the compere Alan Dedicoat from BBC Radio 2.

It features the Band of the RAF Regiment, the Band of the RAF College and Swing Wing, performing music including Night and Day, Soul Bossa Nova and Apple Honey, to name just a few.