15 June 2016

Chart toppers, classic cars and fireworks at a summer concert for wildlife conservation

Performers at the Best of British Summer Picnic Concert include soprano Rebecca Newman...Leading wildlife research charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is to be one of the main beneficiaries of a spectacular summer concert in Nottinghamshire this July.

The Best of British Summer Picnic Concert is being held at North Lodge Farm at Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 2 July 2016, from 4pm to 10.30pm. The money raised will go towards funding the GWCT's ground breaking scientific research, dedicated to preserving British wildlife and countryside for future ... and Brit Award-winners Blakegenerations. The other charities to benefit from the concert will be the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and the Nottinghamshire NSPCC.

There will be stands and displays throughout the afternoon to entertain visitors, including local crafts and produce, vintage cars and tractors, and - if weather permits - a spectacular aerobatic display. One of the many highlights of the day will be a prize draw, with a brand new Kia Picanto car for the winner!

The evening concert will see performances by Classical Brit Award winners Blake, chart-topping soprano Rebecca Newman, the Ruddington Community Choir, Nottinghamshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and many others performing popular classics and patriotic pieces before the event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

Rebecca Newman says, "It’s always such fun to perform at outdoor concerts in the UK as the audiences are some of the best in the world."

Blake will be bringing to the concert some great songs from their repertoire. They say, "We’re delighted to be performing at the Best of British Summer Proms this year and helping to raise money for such amazing causes."

Tickets for the concert costs £25 for adults or £5-£10 for children, with family tickets priced at £60. Tickets are available by advance purchase only from www.bestofbritish.online or from the Event Office on 0115 9376525 or by email at bestofbritish@northlodgefarm.co.uk.

For more information about GWCT Nottinghamshire events please contact Lottie Meeson on 07976 207113 or by email at cmeeson@gwct.org.uk.


Photocaption: Performers at the Best of British Summer Picnic Concert include soprano Rebecca Newman (1) and Brit Award-winners Blake (2).

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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