Wellington Arts Association stalwart, John Walker, and his band, JW3, are contributing their particular musical and dramatic talents to the WW1 centenary commemorations in a charity concert in aid of the SSAFA – Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association.
The John Walker Band’s annual concert – this year entitled simply “100” – has become a regular feature of WAA’s summer over the last 6 years and has raised over £3,500 for various charities in that time. On this occasion he and his band regulars, Tony Woollard and Andy Bearne, are joined by bass man John Steele and the acting talent of Mary Lewis. They will be commemorating both the war and its aftermath in songs, anecdotes and samples of the poetry of the time.
John Walker directed the acclaimed production of ‘Oliver’ at the Wellesley Theatre in 2012 and Mary Lewis will be remembered for her remarkable – and brave – performance in Civic Players’ production of ‘Calendar Girls’ last year, and this year as the Queen in ‘Secret Spies’.
John Walker said, “We really hope this show will be as successful and popular as our previous shows.”
The show is on Saturday 2nd August at Wellington Arts Centre in Eight Acre Lane at 2,30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 from Cloud Nine in Fore Street or by calling 01823 667112.