We wouldn’t blame you if you were feeling a bit despondent after England’s disastrous World Cup campaign. Well, the perfect remedy to banish those blues is on the imminent horizon in the shape of the 2006 Cannizaro Park Festival in Wimbledon, which is set to be one of the biggest and best yet.
Starting on 22 July with the Murphy’s sponsored Irish Day, this year’s festival will appeal to people of all musical tastes, with a host of jazz, pop, classical and comedy acts. Highlights include Clare Teal, who will be appearing on Friday 4 August, Andy Abraham on Wednesday 2 August and Elkie Brooks on Tuesday 1 August. The grand finale of the festival is the Last Night Of The Proms Spectacular on Sunday 6 August.
Councillor Maurice Groves, cabinet member for Community Services said:
“The Cannizaro Park Festival is an extravaganza of world class artists that should not be missed by anyone. There is something for everyone at this festival, which is very evident when you look at the diverse range of acts that are set to appear at this year’s event.
“It’s a wonderful fusion of music, comedy and dance that will appeal to many and hopefully convert people, who don’t normally engage in the many arts and cultural events that take place across the borough.
“It is essential to add that the secret to the success of the festival lies in the fantastic partnership work that exists between Merton Council’s leisure department and the organisers. Without this collaboration, the event wouldn’t be the spectacle it is.”
Merton Council would encourage people to try and make it to this year’s Cannizaro Park festival. If you would like to book tickets, please contact 0870 0606616, Monday to Saturday between 10.30am – 9pm and Sunday between 12pm – 9.30pm.
Alternatively you can call into the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG, Monday to Saturday between 10am – 6pm.
For more information on the 2006 Cannizaro Park Festival, please visit http://www.cannizaroparkfestival.com