Exeter Summer Festival at the Corn Exchange

PUBLISHED: 15:22 24 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:22 24 June 2010

THE Exeter Corn Exchange will be hosting several acts for this year’s Summer Festival.

The first show at the venue will take place on Friday, June 25, with an Exeter Comedy Club festival special. It will feature three top stand-up acts from the national circuit – Charlie Baker, Seann Walsh and Ian Marchant.

On Sunday, June 27, the Corn Exchange hosts poet, comedian and singer John Hegley with his show The Adventures of Monseiur Robinet.

Jazz legend Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men will join the Jives Aces for Jazz Meet Jive on Monday, June 28.

Expression Cubana will perform on Wednesday, June 30. The 10-piece band play Cuban salsa, cha-cha-cha and Afro-Cuban jazz.

Fans of 60s music are in for a treat on Saturday, July 3, when The Animals and Friends with special guest Spencer Davis perform together. It’s a rare chance to see two of the artists that brought the British RnB to the rest of the world through hits such as House of the Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out of this Place and Keep on Runnin’.

Comedian, writer and broadcaster Arthur Smith will entertain on Sunday, July 4. And a second festival Comedy Club takes place on Friday, July 9, when John Robins, Cole Porter and Ail Cook are joined by headline Lucy Porter, who has become a hit with comedy audiences up and down the country – selling out three nationwide UK tours.

The final festival event at the City Council run venue will be the Exeter Jazz Club, featuring stalwarts of the British jazz scene, the James Taylor Quartet in cabaret on Saturday, July 10.

Tickets for all events area available from the venue, on 01392 665866 or online at www.exeter.gov.uk/summerfestival

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