Event to celebrate a century of song and dance

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Over a hundred years of song will be celebrated at the Villa Marina this weekend.

A host of local talent from the world of song, dance and musical performance, including David Artus, Manx Concert Brass, the Christine Wild Theatre School, Alexandra Slater, David Dawson, Alex Toohey, Jack Divers, Sonia Callin and the Ballacottier School Choir will get together on Saturday to put on a concert, performing songs and sketches from each decade of the past 120 years.

The show will be compered by Gary Chatel and Danni Bridson and will feature news headlines of the time, marking when Douglas became a borough, 120 years ago.

The concert is backed by the Mayor and Mayoress charity appeal, and will raise funds for the charities Manx Decaf, Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Trust and Anthony Nolan Isle of Man.

Mayor of Douglas, John Skinner, said: ’We are so very grateful to everyone who is giving up their time for what really should be an enjoyable evening with something for everyone.

’Not only will this showcase many of the best local musicians, singers and artists from both local theatre and dance, but hopefully it will help raise money for three causes which are relatively low profile but carry out some excellent work.’

Tickets for the event cost £19.50, and can be obtained from the Villa Marina box office.

The show begins at 7.30pm.

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