A HAMPSHIRE town will become hub of music with a month of live performances.

Dozens of local musicians and dancers are gearing up to showcase their talents in Fareham at a number of venues in the town.

Throughout this month, the annual Music Month event will feature nearly 50 individual performances of music, song and dance from old and young.

They will take to the stage at the central Performance Podium in the town centre, in front of Westbury Manor Museum and in front of and inside Holy Trinity Church.

Choirs will be singing in Fareham Shopping Centre, and most performances will take place outdoors and are free.

Ashcroft Arts Centre and Ferneham Hall will also host a number of musical events.

Performers include Hampshire street dance group Bodyrox, Fareham College Band, the Royal Marines Band, Portsmouth City Band, Spirit of the South, Pan Jazz International, St Andrews Pipe Band, Warsash Blue Notes, Warsash Band and South Downe Musical Society.

Professional singer Jack Foley, who got to the semi-finals of Channel 4’s award-winning Operatunity television programme and has appeared at the Royal Opera House and starred in musicals across the country, will be among them.

Other events include a rendition of The Jungle Book at Ashcroft Arts Centre and the Fareham Stage Dance Festival at Ferneham Hall.

Copies of the programme are available from Fareham Library, Fareham Tourist Information Centre or the civic offices.

Town centre manager Patricia Gray said: “Music Month is a great way for local talent to have a chance to perform in public, building their confidence and at the same time raising some money for their group or chosen charity.

“It’s a popular event which visitors to the town centre look forward to each year.”

  • For the full listings see below:

Code to town centre performance locations:
PP Performance Podium;
WM Westbury Manor Forecourt;
HTC Holy Trinity Church;
FSC Fareham Shopping Centre

Fareham Town Centre Music Month Programme - April 2014

Friday 4 April

12noon-2pm Fareham College Band (PP)

12noon-2pm Marga Riffs (WM)

Saturday 5 April

10am-12noon Nathan Cannon Vocalist (PP)

10am-12noon TS Tenacity Brass Band (WM)

12noon-2pm Ian Booker (PP)

12noon-2pm Bodyrox (WM)

2pm-4pm Frayed Knot Jazz Band (PP)

3pm-4pm Asylum Seekers (WM)

7.30pm Fareham Philharmonic Choir* (HTC)

Sunday 6 April

10am-12noon Denmead Brass Band (PP)

2pm-4pm Nathan Newman, supported by Butterfly Culture and Matt Blake
(PP) in association with Quay West Studios & In With The In Crowd MOD Shop

Monday 7 April
12noon-2pm TS Tenacity Brass Band
Wednesday 9 April
12noon-2pm Synchronize Crew (PP)
*Note charges apply for this performance. To book, call Jane on 01329 664948 or
Community Action Fareham, West Street on 01329 213899, or buy tickets on the door

Thursday 10 April

12noon-2pm Marga Riffs (PP)

Friday 11 April

10am-4pm Jack Foley Vocalist (PP)

10am-4pm 2nd2Nun (WM)

Saturday 12 April

10am-12noon TS Tenacity Brass Band (WM)

10am-12noon Solent Sounds Chorus (FSC)

12noon-2pm Shenanigans (PP)

2pm-4pm Rock & Learn (WM)

Sunday 13 April
12noon-2pm Warsash Band (PP)

Monday 14 April

10am-4pm Pan Jazz International (PP)

Wednesday 16 April

10am-4pm Pan Jazz International (PP)

Good Friday 18 April
9.30am-11am Christians Together in Fareham (PP)

Saturday 19 April

10am-12noon St Andrews Pipe Band (WM)

12noon-2pm Warsash Blue Notes (PP)

12noon-2pm Dragonfly (WM)

2pm-4pm Break a Leg Am Dram Group (PP)

2pm-4pm South Downe Musical Society (WM)

Sunday 20 April
12noon-2pm Rock & Learn (PP)

Thursday 24 April

1pm-3pm One4theRoadLive (PP)

Friday 25 April

10am-12noon Fareham College Band (PP)

12noon-2pm Roy Peplow (PP)

Saturday 26 April

10am-12noon Tony Premento (PP)

10am-12noon TS Tenacity Brass Band (WM)

12noon-2pm Rock Choir (PP)

12noon-2pm Marga Riffs (WM)

12noon-2pm Portsmouth City Band (HTC)

12noon-2pm Spirit of the South (FSC)

2pm-4pm Bodyrox (PP)

Sunday 27 April

12noon-2pm Rock & Learn (PP)

Monday 28 April

12noon-2pm Fareham College Band (WM)

Tuesday 29 April

12noon-2pm Vintage Sounds (HTC)