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Jazz venue plan for Hadleigh Old Fire Station
A FORMER Southend theatre manager is looking to put Hadleigh on the map as a top jazz venue.
Chas Mumford and jazz drummer Trevor Taylor, are looking to raise £2,000 in funding, to attract bands and artists to Old Hadleigh Fire Station in High Street, Hadleigh.
Mr Mumford, former manager of Southend’s Cliff’s Pavilion, said: “We are trying to get regular acts in there because it is a fantastic venue for jazz and contemporary classical music.”
The pair are also hope to set up an annual jazz festival.
Mr Mumford added: “I used to manage the Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend, so there are lots of artists we know who would be interested in the venue.
“It is about getting the funding that will put the venue on the map. Far too much funding goes to Southend and other towns in south Essex.
“We had a jazz band at the fire station as part of the Hadleigh Art Trail and it was very successful.
“It would be fantastic for Castle Point to have a venue for this sort of music.”
Last week more than 50 local artists and musicians descended on the venue to exhibit their work at around 30 venues across the town as part of Hadleigh Art Trail.
Established as part of the legacy from London 2012, the trail
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