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The Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band takes centre stage at the Holker Garden Festival

The Holker Garden Festival is delighted to announce that the Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band will be performing in the Festival Bandstand on Friday 29th May.

Festival manager, Jillian Rouse comments “We’re thrilled that UVHS Swing Band will be attending.  The Bandstand is right at the heart of the Festival and is one of our most popular elements.  It will be wonderful to have the sound of the Swing Band echoing out across the show ground, and even better to have home grown, Cumbrian talent taking centre stage.  Performances will be from 12noon to 12.45pm, and again at 2pm to 2.45pm on Friday 29th May 2015.”


The UVHS Swing Band, sponsored by CGP Broughton, plays numerous public, private and corporate engagements around the region, and has also achieved great success on a national scale, being ranked as the top state school jazz band in the UK for the last three years.


Richard Butler, Head of Performing Arts & Primary Liaison Leader at Ulverston Victoria High School comments, “We are delighted to have been invited to play at this year’s Holker Garden Festival. It is a fabulous opportunity for the musicians at UVHS to be able to play at such a prestigious event, made even more special because it is also local.  We very much look forward to entertaining the crowds and helping show off South Cumbria to the rest of the country.”


Whether you’re looking for gardening, rural life, artisan produce, country crafts or family fun this summer, you will be sure to find it at the Holker Garden Festival. For more information or to buy advance tickets visit the website at www.holkerfestival.co.uk or call 015395 58838.  The festival takes place from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2015.  Opening times are from 10.00am to 5.30pm.  Entrance to the festival is £15.50 for adults and £14.00 for seniors/students; discounts for advance bookings are available online.  Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October

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Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

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Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

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Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

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