PARC’s final event of the season on the Terraces Stage saw the launch of “Connor’s Court” project. A capacity crowd was entertained firstly by a young local singer/songwriter called Ellie Ingram who has great promise – look out for her in the future.
Then we were treated to 90 minutes of the most fabulous mix of jazz and other popular music by Herbie Flowers and guests including Charlotte Glasson and Chris Spedding.
Here are some of the comments left in the visitors book;
“What more could you ask for. Brilliant musicians – wow! Wonderful setting and the sea lapping in the background. Do come back please.”
“Brilliant unexpected treat in Rottingdean – lovely jazz – thanks for such great musicians – high quality”
“A wondeful experience to listen to Herbie Flowers at this fabulous little venue. Our son was inspired by Herbie and now plays, sings and writes for a Brighton band “The Mojo Fins”. Hopefully more young people will be inspired too”
Over £1,000 was raised on the day to kick off the “Connor’s Court” appeal which is for a multi purpose sports court on the seafront in Rottingdean. PARC hopes to raise another £10,000 over the coming months towards the cost and if you would like to help in any way please do get in touch. Many, many thanks to everyone who came and donated so generously, to Mick Bensley for donating an original water colour and print and to Chris Davidson for his delicious donation of home produced honey.