What's On in July at Fulham Palace

Theatre, jazz, musical workshops and treats for cherry lovers
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High summer at Fulham Palace brings open air theatre, a jazz weekend, music workshops for children ... and a celebration of National Cherry Day!

Here's what's on offer:

Open Air Theatre 
Sunday 10 July 2.30pm (gates open 2pm) 
Fantastic Mr Fox presented by Illyria 
All Mr Fox wants from life is to feed his family and farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have an ample supply of chickens, geese and ducks to choose from.  But these are not just any farmers - they are the cruellest, meanest and most ruthless farmers you could ever meet, and they are determined to put a stop to Mr Fox once and for all.  As they rev up their mechanical diggers and load their guns, Mr Fox's chances are slim at best... or will the sharpest wit win? 
Following their acclaimed 2010 production of "James and the Giant Peach" Illyria returns to Fulham Palace with an even BIGGER Dahl classic!

£12, best suited for children 5 plus. (Tickets for 2-5 year olds, £7.50)
Please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug) and clothing appropriate for the weather.

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available (plus children’s menu), to order hampers or for full details of all food options view Fulham Palace Cafe or telephone 020 7610 7160.

National Cherry Day 
Saturday 16 July 
Cherry lovers unite! Over the last 50 years 90% of the UK’s cherry orchards have been lost.  In a bid to support British cherries we are celebrating National Cherry Day.  Pop in to sample some delectable cherry treats – cakes, pancakes and smoothies amongst others - served from the bbq and the Drawing Room Café.  Find the morello cherry tree in the gardens and receive a cherry prize. 
For more about National Cherry Day visit FoodLovers Britain.

Jazz at the Palace 
Summer Jazz Weekend in conjunction with The 606 Club 
The celebrated Summer Jazz Weekend returns in mid-July, back for its fourth year.  Hosted on the Palace lawns in partnership with the renowned 606 Club the weekend goes from strength to strength and for 2011 the line-up is as fabulous as ever.

With our bbq, bar and picnic hampers all you need to do is turn up and have a great night.  You can now book your seat at a table or if you prefer bring along your picnic rug, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away. 
Supported by Carlsberg and Sullivan Thomas.

Friday 15 July 7.30pm, Main Lawn 
Stefan Redtenbacher’s RB Funkestra 
Stefan Redtenbacher has over the last decade established himself as the “groove” bass player of choice for many artists, both live and recorded.  He has worked with the likes of Steve Winwood, Herb Alpert and Danny Gotlieb and his own recordings feature “Jazz/Funk” legends Fred Wesley and Elliot Randall (Steely Dan). He has also established himself as a producer and educator of some note. 
The band that he leads is his 5 piece “Funkestra”, the name of which accurately describes the high energy style of the music. Boasting some of the best players in Europe this band performs original “groove” music with an authority that is hard to beat. 
“The Governor of Bass”   BBC Radio 2; “..one of Europe’s great players.”  Bass Guitar Magazine

£15 for table seat, £12 entry only, booking strongly advised. 
(Table seat - includes use of a chair at a table, tables may be shared by other audience members.  Entry only - please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug).

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available,  to order hampers or for full details of all food options view www.fulhampalacecafe.org or telephone 020 7610 7160.

Lianne Carroll

Saturday 16 July 7.30pm, Main Lawn 
Liane Carroll Trio 
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Liane Carroll back to Fulham Palace. After a fabulous evening at our 2009 Christmas Jazz we just had to have a return performance.  Liane, winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6, is the first artist ever to win two BBC Jazz Awards in the same year, for ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best of Jazz”. A multi-award winning dynamic artist whose amazing talent has been captivating audiences around the globe; she is recognised as one of the finest singer/pianists in the World. She has worked with the likes of Gerry Rafferty, Ladysmith Black Mombazo and Paul McCartney and has been a featured performer at the Glastonbury Festival.  Her numerous albums have been received with universal acclaim and led to an hour long “special” on BBC TV featuring her performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival. 
A world class performer her powerful, blues tinged voice combined with great piano playing and exciting infectious material, not to mention a wicked sense of humour, make this a truly remarkable gig. Performing with world class musicians Roger Carey-bass and Mark Fletcher-drums this gig is simply unmissable. 
“world class” Guardian;  “utterly brilliant”  Time Out;  “A jazz force to be reckoned with…the real thing"  The Independent;

£15 for table seat, £12 entry only, booking strongly advised. 
Table seat includes use of a chair at a table; tables may be shared by other audience members.  Entry only - please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug).

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available,  to order hampers or for full details of all food options view www.fulhampalacecafe.org or telephone 020 7610 7160.

Special Saturday night offer - concert and dinner package - £55 per person. 
Concert and dinner package includes 3 course dinner plus cocktail on arrival.  Dinner tables situated on café/bistro terrace, tables may be shared by other dinner patrons.  Dinner served during concert.

Children 
Tuesday 19 July 10am & 11am 
Mini Mozarts 
Our ever-popular children’s music workshop for 2 – 5 year olds.  Includes singing, percussion instruments and exploring rhythm and sound. 
£10 per child, accompanying adult free.

Open Air Theatre 
Sunday 31 July 2.30pm (gates open 2pm) 
Pirates of Penzance presented by Illyria 
Illyria delivers yet another first for the UK open-air touring theatre circuit: Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera about an apprentice pirate, born on 29th February, who learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year! The show is packed with laughter, romance and a galleon-full of memorable lyrics such as "To be a Pirate King!"; "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One". 
This wonderful classic gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard and actor/musicians on various instruments

£15, suitable for all aged 5 plus, under 5’s £7.50.

N.B. though children may attend under supervision this is not a children’s production. 
Please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug) and clothing appropriate for the weather.

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available (plus children’s menu), to order hampers or for full details of all food options view www.fulhampalacecafe.org or telephone 020 7610 7160

July 4, 2011