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Heidi Browne concert as part of Jazz and Blues Festival

Philip Astley Centre hosts Heidi Browne Concert

The Philip Astley Centre is hosting a FREE concert by award winning singer songwriter Heidi Browne as part of the Newcastle under Lyme Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday 27 July 2024.

Award winning songwriter and performer Heidi Browne makes a long-awaited return to Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Jazz and Blues festival playing songs from her brand new album ‘Spirits Alive’ alongside some soulful covers and a selection of songs from her previous releases.

Formerly Staffordshire-based Heidi relocated to North London a few years ago and spends her time touring the UK as a full-time musician. If you are a fan of Joni Mitchell, Regina Spector, Stevie Nicks or Nora Jones this show is highly recommended!!
📅 Date: Saturday, 27th July
📍 Venue: The Philip Astley Centre, ST5 2AE
🕰 Time: 2pm
It’s free to attend!! No need to book. Ice creams and popcorn available at the Centre.
Spaces are allocated on first come first in basis.
Don’t miss out on this amazing show!!
Visit www.heidibrowne.co.uk for more about Heidi and her music.

 

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Heidi Browne concert as part of Jazz and Blues Festival

Philip Astley Centre hosts Heidi Browne Concert The Philip Astley Centre is hosting a FREE concert by award winning singer songwriter Heidi Browne as part of the Newcastle under Lyme Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday 27 July 2024. Award winning songwriter ...

Philip Astley Town Trail artwork by Ethan Lemon celebrates Fred Van Buren and Greta

For anybody visiting Newcastle-under-Lyme there is now a new addition to the Philip Astley Town Trail in the form of dynamic street artwork.   Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the completion of an eye-catching new mural on Newcastle-under-Lyme High Street. The vibrant ...

Popular Circus Skills Workshops in schools and at the Philip Astley Centre

Feedback  The feedback has been amazing so far: "Huge thanks to Andrew and Allyson for a super workshop yesterday.  It was a brilliant afternoon and very much enjoyed by all".  "The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it, with so many questions after about ...

Succesful World Circus Day

Saturday 20 April 2024 was the annual Worlds Circus Day and to celebrate the Philip Astley Centre located on Merrial Street in Astley’s birthplace of Newcastle under Lyme held a hugely successful daylong free event with performances of circus skills, ...

Mercian Mystics Magic Society make Andrew Van Buren Honorary Life President

Last night the Mercian Mystics Magic Society held their meeting at the Astley Centre. During the meeting Andrew Van Buren presented his Philip Astley talk / Lecture as the evenings entertainment, but then afterwards there was a surprise in store ...

Celebrating World Circus Day

The newly opened Philip Astley Centre, located in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme, the birthplace of Philip Astley is geared up for celebrating world circus day 2024. The Philip Astley Centre, funded by UKSPF though Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, is the world's first ...

Philip Astley Centre Public Opening Countdown

Philip Astley Centre opening countdown Philip Astley Centre opening countdown has started, Tomorrow Saturday 9 March at 10.00 am the Philip Astley Centre opens its doors on Merrial Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, to the public for the first time. The public opening ...

Philip Astley Project on BBC Midlands Today

Philip Astley Projects Centre and circus skills workshops was featured on BBC Midlands Today News BBC Midlands Today News presenter Laura May McMullan visited the Philip Astley Centre where she met our own Andrew Van Buren who was performing one of ...

Philip Astley Centre Ribbon Cutting

Philip Astley Centre Ribbon Cutting Event Philip Astley Centre is part way through its season of official opening events, all leading up to the official public opening which is on Saturday 9 March 2024. The official civic opening and ribbon cutting event ...

Key hand over for Philip Astley Visitor Centre

The Philip Astley Centre A world first as keys are handed over for the completed Philip Astley Visitor Centre. Philip Astley Projects CIC have been working hard to turn a dream into a reality, the opening of a visitor centre focussed on ...

Breaking the Mould Award Ceremony

Shortlist for Cultivating Talent Award Last night the Philip Astley Projects Team attended the Keele University 'Breaking the Mould Awards Ceremony'. Where Philip Astley Projects CIC was shortlisted for the prestigious Cultivating Talent Award. This award is for the new or established ...

Showpeople Exhibition Wrapped

Its a wrap for Showpeople of North Staffordshire Exhibition - Ready for next time Its a wrap! The Showpeople of North Staffordshire exhibition is out and packed away ready for next time. Deb from Appetite and our own Andrew Van Buren have been ...

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