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George Melly Sculpture Appeal
DIGBY FAIRWEATHER AT BRECON CATHEDRAL
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER AT 7pm
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Book tickets for the DIGBY FAIRWEATHER Concert ' Remembering George' with MIKE BRITTON, JOHN GIBBON & CLIVE MORTON on Saturday 28th November at Brecon Cathedral.
Also available to order by e-mail (click on Email Us! at top left had side of this site) and from Ardent Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog and Pilgrims Tearooms in Brecon.
Please also consider making an online donation to the GEORGE MELLY SCULPTURE APPEAL
Make a donation to the Appeal at the charitygiving.co.uk website website link
The 25th Anniversary of the Brecon Jazz Festival in 2008 saw the launch of this exciting campaign to commission a sculpture. The sculpture will commemorate George Mellys relationship with Brecon, his role in the founding of the Jazz Festival and as President of the Contemporary Art Society for Wales. The aim is to honour the man and his sense of fun, his mistress jazz, his interest in Surrealist art and his passion for fishing.
The aim is for the sculpture to be sited on the Promenade in Brecon at the confluence of the River Usk and River Hondu. It is intended that the sculpture will make a strong artistic statement, one that will raise interest in contemporary art, attract local, national and international visitors to the area and support and add value to the visual art collection at Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, the towns flourishing arts organisations and the Art Beat Trail.
It should be of a quality which complements the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallerys existing modern and contemporary art collections, which include work by Graham Sutherland, Augustus John, John Piper, David Jones, Martin Bloch and Josef Herman. The Museum is one of the few in Britain with a jazz art collection, which reflects the Festivals considerable impact upon the town.
The George Melly Sculpture Appeal was set up in July 2008; Liz Elston who was one of the founders of the Brecon Jazz Festival in 1984 chairs its Organising Committee/Trustees of seven. Robert Macdonald, a highly respected painter who lives in the Brecon Beacons has specific responsibility for overseeing the artistic process. David Brockwell a local businessman leads on fund-raising.
The primary role of the Organising Committee is to fundraise and commission a sculpture to commemorate George Melly. Other members are Elizabeth Jeffreys, Vice-chair; Oscar Williams, Treasurer; Brenda Goodley, Secretary and Cllr Martin Weale.
The black and white photographs on this site were taken by Gena Davies at the 1984 Brecon Jazz Festival, the first, and again at 1996 Festival. Gena has agreed to sell prints of these with all the proceeds going to the Appeal. If you want to purchase a copy please e-mail us and we will send you the further details.
Some of the other photographs are: © Crown copyright (2009) Visit Wales
FURTHER LINKS FOR YOU
Digby Fairweather's website website link
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Tickets now on sale for the DIGBY FAIRWEATHER Concert, 28th November, Brecon Cathedral and the After Show Party at Pilgrims Tearooms / Heritage Centre including 2 course buffet + glass wine and music by MIKE MARKEY AND NICK JONES
Concert tickets £11, Concert tickets and After-Show Party £25.
Special Offer: Tickets for Under 16's and under £1 (when accompanied by an a full-paying Adult)
Concert starts 7p.m.
To Buy tickets click onto 'Check Availability and Book Online' at the top left-hand side of this site.
Special Accommodation Offer for the Concert Weekend 27th to 29th November at the Castle Hotel, Brecon.
Tel: 01874 624611
£150.00 (total) bed and breakfast for 2 night stay in a Beacons View room based on 2 share
£100.00 (total) bed and breakfast for 2 night stay in a room based on 2 share
£70.00 ( total) bed and breakfast for 2 night stay single occupancy.
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When booking please quote Booking Reference: 4817 and state which 2 nights you require