Jamaican TV duo wow the crowds
Abundance of talent in Pop Idol competition during Green Days
There was live entertainment on the Band Stand throughout the two Green Days, and a highlight was the surprise appearance of Millie and Pearl, the two Jamaican singers seen recently on TV, in promotions for the BBC Talent scheme.
They performed on Saturday afternoon with the local ska-reggae band Freetown, who also feature in the BBC film. Freetown's next single will be out soon and they are also planning a Christmas album with Millie and Pearl. Other music was provided by the swing band Bassett & the All Sorts, Off-Beat Brass and No 1 Station, one of London's top ska-reggae bands, who brought the two-day event to a great close in bright sunshine.
also several dance demonstrations and classes - including swing dancing,
salsa and Scottish Country Dancing.
In third place was 11-year-old Alice Kent, who was dressed and made up as Kelly Osbourne, and sang Shut Up. Milly and Alice will both be performing in this weekend's Festival production of the musical 'Annie' by St Michael's Junior Choir. Milly is taking the lead role of Annie, the little orphan, who charms President Roosevelt during the American Depression of the 1930s.
two performances in St Michael's Church - one at 7pm on Saturday evening
(14th) and a matinee at 3pm on Sunday (15th). Tickets are £6 (£3
for children and students). The production is sponsored by the Chiswick-based
publisher, Letts Educational.
For more details and a full Festival programme, contact the parish office of St Michael & All Angels Church on 020 8994 1380, or visit the Festival Website
June 12, 2003
Festival Time Again