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The Angelo Tristan Band – Not to be Missed This Sunday

Sadly, our Sunday Music Sessions of Music are coming to an end shortly.  Very happily, our final Session – this Sunday, 2-4pm – features the superb Angelo Tristan Band!

If you’re a fan of passionate rock, fused with an element of American country, then Ellington Park is definitely the place to be this coming Sunday afternoon.  In fact, if you like decent music full-stop, but don’t fancy the mania of Folk Week, then Ellington Park offers a more chilled atmosphere.  With the weather set fair for Sunday, why not bring a picnic, visit us at the Ellington Park Bookshop and even have a drink at the Flying Horse Pub next-door.  We’re really looking forward to it, and would love to see you there.

If you can’t wait till Sunday to get your Angelo Tristan fix, you can listen to one of their most loved singles to date, I’m Coming Home Tonight below.

Fun in the Sun for Gypskazz and Ukelele Eric

Last Sunday’s (penultimate) Session of Music on the Bandstand was an absolute dream!  The sun shone brightly, Gypskazz and Eric Storm (“Ukelele Eric”) were absolutely superb and there were people – and picnics – in abundance!  We are very pleased to announce that we made over £100 this week, mainly in donations and takings from the Bookshop, and would really like to thank everybody who came along and had fun.  Here are some pics from the afternoon!

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Bandstand Sessions continue: Jude Paul as Frank Sinatra this Sunday

Wow! Sunday afternoon was superb! Celtic Capers put in a faultless performance on the Bandstand and good fun and enjoyment was had by all who were there to listen to them. Geraldine Ann Ford was also on hand to deliver some more of her captivating children’s stories from the Storyteller’s Throne in the Wildlife Garden. We raised £100.44 on the day, mainly from takings at the Bookshop. The money raised will go towards our ‘Smile – You’re On Camera’ project to get CCTV in the Park. Most importantly, Sunday helped promote the Bandstand! Our grateful thanks to the ‘Capers and to Geraldine for making Ellington Park such a great place to be on Sunday, as well as to everyone who dug deep in their pockets to raise money for Ellington Park!

The Celtic Capers getting ready, with Friends' Chairperson Beverley Perkins in the foreground
The Celtic Capers getting ready, with Friends’ Chairperson Beverley Perkins in the foreground
The Bookshop proved to be a hive of activity on Sunday!  The shelves needed replenishing afterwards!
The Bookshop proved to be a hive of activity on Sunday! The shelves needed replenishing afterwards!


The Sunday Sessions don’t end there, though, as the excellent Jude Paul will be making his Bandstand debut this coming Sunday (26 July), singing as Frank Sinatra. Jude’s easy-listening tunes will be well worth visiting the Park for, and will be absolutely ideal to relax and bring a picnic to. After the success of last week, the Flying Horse pub will again be providing a drinks service to quench your thirst – just place your order with them in the Park and they will bring the drinks over to you.

Enjoy a drink in the Flying Horse, nextdoor to Ellington Park...
Enjoy a drink in the Flying Horse, nextdoor to Ellington Park…
...Or simply place your order with them from the comfort of the Park!
…Or simply place your order with them from the comfort of the Park!


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

FREE Children’s Storytelling and the Celtic Capers kick-off Summer of Fun this Sunday

An action-packed summer of fun in Ellington Park kicks off this Sunday as the Celtic Capers take centre stage on the Bandstand at 2.

Before that, renowned author, Geraldine Ann Ford, will be delivering some delightful children’s tales from the Storyteller’s Throne in the Wildlife Garden at 1.30pm.

The Celtic Capers and Geraldine are both great supporters of the Park.

The ‘Capers first played on the Bandstand as a warm-up for the 2014 May Fayre, keeping the volunteers going with their folky tunes as everything got set up in the morning. They were so good that it wasn’t long before a significant crowd of local people had assembled long before midday (the official opening time) to get into the spirit!

And Geraldine had the kids absolutely captivated when she held court at the Storyteller’s Throne on the day of the Wildlife Garden Grand Opening back in April this year. Just as on that day, the Friends will be opening their now well-known Bookshop and will again be offering a FREE children’s book for every child who visits us

Welcome back to all of our artists! We look forward to seeing the townsfolk of Ramsgate on Sunday!

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