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Free music festival set for the park

PUBLISHED: 15:10 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:39 12 August 2010

A FREE music and dance festival showcasing jazz, rock and funk bands and a variety of international dancing is taking place this weekend.

A FREE music and dance festival showcasing jazz, rock and funk bands and a variety of international dancing is taking place this weekend.

The Picnic in the Park in Beckenham Green will open this Saturday from 12noon and showcase bands from the area and performances from some of the borough's top dance clubs.

This Saturday until 8pm, there will be performances from The South London Jazz Orchestra, the Bromley Youth Concert Band, opera from duo Bellezza and Emma Joyce plus funk jazz from the Rex Hipple Band, as well as acoustic pop and rock from The Nites, The Sneeky Band and Rumblefish.

This Sunday, from 11am until 4pm, there will be dance performances in street dance, ballroom, belly dancing, line dancing and flamenco.

For the younger ones, there will be children's rides, a bouncy castle and face painting.

A variety of food and drink will be available including barbeque food, Thai and Mediterranean dishes.

Throughout the weekend, Fitness First will be on hand to give advice on health and fitness and members of Bromley council will be available to give help and advice on community safety, street services and parks issues.

For more information on Picnic in the Park and other events, visit www.bromley.gov.uk/events.


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