Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Villagers prepare for inaugural arts festival

A JAZZ trio played a concert in Goring to promote this year’s inaugural Goring and Streatley Festival.

Simon Mayor, Richard Collins and Hilary James, who perform as Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginians, played swing tunes to more than 80 people at the village hall.

Ms James also sang traditional French and English songs with her sister Janet.

Andy Baum, who lives in Goring, joined the musicians on stage for several numbers, playing guitar and mandolin and singing.

The festival will begin next Friday (June 27) and runs until July 6. Almost 50 music, drama, comedy, sports and arts events will take place at 19 venues.

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