A MADhurst Open Mic chance to get up on stage

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Gracie Spooner, left, and Sophie Bosley, entertaining the crowds with their music.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140498-1 SUS-140426-182554001
C140498-2 Mid Community phot kate Gracie Spooner, left, and Sophie Bosley, entertaining the crowds with their music.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140498-1 SUS-140426-182554001

The Youth Zest festival is back on the MADhurst menu this summer with a concert on August 21 from 2-4pm with a chance to support a deserving charity.

In aid of Tyler’s Trust, a charity for local children, Youth Zest audiences will be treated to the classically trained singing of Sophie Bosley and Joe Dunsfold’s song writing skills.

Sophie has previously fundraised for charities including the Anthony Nolan Trust, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and hopes to study music at Chichester University from September.

At 17 years old, Joe Dunsfold began writing his own songs when he was 11 years old and has gone on to perform at gigs and festivals across the country, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Tyler’s Trust provides gift boxes to children with brain tumours and life threatening illnesses. The boxes can include teddy bears, balloons and comic books and can also be sent to the child’s siblings.

Other performances at the festival will come from Gracie Spooner, Sophie Brownbill and Gus Roberts.

There will also be an open mic for other performers to join in the fun!

The opening of MADhurst 2016’s box office has heralded a rush for the line-up of ticketed events including the return of the hotly anticipated Wonderyears rock choir on August 20.

On the quieter side, there is the classical concert at Midhurst Parish Church on August 21, featuring pieces by Mozart, Bach, Rameau, Falla and Vivaldi.

There’s a dash of folk to a classical evening at the Walled Garden on August 22 and completing this classical trio of evenings is the Shakespeare Heptet at All Hallows Church in Woolbeding, on August 25.

For keen dancers there is the MADhurst Ceilidh hosted by Midhurst-based group Clunch on August 24.

For full details of all the events at this year’s MADhurst festival visit MADhurst

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