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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Joins Sink The Pink In Milton Keynes

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor featuring Sink The Pink, present ‘Press Play’ at the Marshall Arena, MK on April 11th. The pop icon will perform her back catalogue of massive hits while the infamous Sink The Pink drag troupe will bring the accompanying videos to life, live on stage in a vibrant and fabulous extravaganza.

This spectacular musical celebration of equality, love and pride follows Sink The Pink’s successful collaboration with Melanie C last year and is sure to draw huge crowds of the camp and the colourful to join in the excitement. With support from Channel 4’s ‘Drag SOS’ star DJ Tete Bang tickets are seriously good value starting from just £25 and are available from http://bit.ly/STPmk

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Joins Sink The Pink in Milton Keynes

Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s global smash hit ‘Groovejet’ and followed up with ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ to cement her place as one of the UK’s best loved pop icons. Her debut solo album ‘Read My Lips’ hit #2, sold more than 2 million copies and went double platinum. Further hit albums followed, ‘Shoot From The Hip’, Trip The Light Fantastic’, and ‘Make A Scene’, delivering a string of top 10 hit singles.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Joins Sink The Pink In Milton Keynes

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Her next albums ‘Wanderlust’ saw a change of direction introducing a more indie-folk inspired, pop sound and crashed into the UK album charts at #4, followed by ‘Wanderlust’ a more refined return to the dancefloor and another big chart hit. With the classical interpretation of her hits ‘The Song Diaries’ just released to great acclaim (produced by Ed Harcourt and David Arnold), this much-loved chameleon of pop remains as popular as ever.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s catchy mix of electro-pop and nu-disco together with her inimitable style and sense of fun drew a large following from the LGBTQ+ community, a relationship she has always supported and fully embraced. It’s no surprise then that she has joined up once again with Britain’s best queer-club-turned-movement, Sink The Pink, and the Marshall Arena is the perfect venue – the biggest indoor space in the region it provides a blank canvas for dazzling displays and big production. Expect crowds to come from miles around.

Sink The Pink History

Sink The Pink began in London in 2008 and soon became wonderfully notorious. Its colourful crowds of party-goers together with a collection of flamboyant drag queens, performers and designers helped infuse an ethos of positivity, openness and vivacity which soon lifted it to iconic status. Sink The Pink has evolved into a club-meets-cabaret show which provides the perfect accompaniment to any pop legend.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Joins Sink The Pink In Milton Keynes
Ex-Spice Girl, Melanie C teamed up with Sink The Pink to tour the country with her hits, brought to life on stage by the menagerie of make-up, glitter, high heels and wigs that announce the arrival of the Sink The Pink drag troupe. Such was the reception they ended up performing together on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1.
Now Sophie Ellis-Bextor is ready to take this unique collaboration to the next level as the Sink The Pink queens and dancers bring her videos to life while she takes centre stage as the quintessential pop songstress to deliver the type of accomplished, entertaining and inclusive performance for which she is so well loved.
DJ Tete Bang provides the support and with the likes of Glitterbox and Channel 4’s ‘Drag SOS’ on her CV this is another queen well qualified to say ‘we will rock you’. Tete Bang will make sure the dancefloor is full and ready to explode!

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Sting: My Songs World Tour heads to Bedford Park this Summer

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Sting: My Songs World Tour heads to Bedford Park this Summer

Sting is bringing his My Songs World Tour to Bedford Park for a sensational outdoor show.

The rock icon will play on Saturday June 24. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday November 18 via bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

Sting’s ‘My Songs’ concerts are an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The Police and as a solo artist.

Following a sold out six-night residency at the London Palladium, My Songs was hailed “a masterclass” by The Times who said “Sting remains an undeniably skilled performer with a gold-plated back catalogue.”

Sting: My Songs World Tour heads to Bedford Park this Summer

A musical journey taking in hits like Fields of Gold, Shape of my Heart, Roxanne and Demolition Man, the concert was described as “a rare treat” by The Telegraph and saw Sting praised as “near peerless” by The Guardian with “sublime pop alchemy”. Fans can also expect to hear Englishman In New York, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message In A Bottle and many more.

For more dates and information about Sting’s My Songs World Tour – visit sting.com

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Sting joins George Ezra as part of the ‘Bedford Park Concerts’ series of shows next summer. With three UK No.1 albums Wanted On Voyage (2014), Staying At Tamara’s (2018) and Gold Rush Kid (2022) under his belt, George Ezra has toured the world, toured it some more, then met himself coming back the other way. He’s felt the green, green grass under his feet and the blue, blue sky on his back. A traveller, an entertainer, he’s a man in pursuit of happiness, and of sharing that happiness. Other headline artists include Sister Sledge and The Jacksons.

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A brand new Bingo Brunch experience is coming to Watford’s Barrio

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The launch of Barrio Bars in Watford is set to bring a brand new bottomless bingo brunch experience to the High Street

On 5th November, the newly opened Barrio venue will launch its bingo brunch concept, La Isla Bonita 80s Brunch, in Watford. Translating to ‘The beautiful island’, La Isla Bonita Brunch aims to recreate that perfect tropical holiday feeling, with food and cocktails galore, bingo mayhem and 80s music all afternoon-long.

The launch of Barrio Bars in Watford is set to bring a brand new bottomless bingo brunch experience to the High Street

Already a popular party experience at Barrio Shoreditch, the 80s themed musical brunch is scheduled to run every Saturday from 12pm, and will include a two-course brunch, welcome cocktail and a variety of bottomless drinks (prosecco, spiced rum sangria and Sol beer).

Once guests have finished tucking into a menu of delicious burgers, including Queso Libre as a vegetarian option and Saint and Sinner as the vegan burger plus Barrio Churros, the musical bingo commences, brought to life by a captivating host and nostalgic 80s tunes by Barrio’s best DJs. Brunch goers can expect witty bingo calls, group singalongs and impromptu tableside performances. Prizes for winning the brunch also include a very tasty £100 bar tab.

The launch of Barrio Bars in Watford is set to bring a brand new bottomless bingo brunch experience to the High Street

For £35 per person, over-21s can enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless drinks and then eat, bingo and party until 5pm.

Those interested can book the first La Isla Bonita 80s Brunch at Barrio Watford for a special launch price of £25 (valid for 5th and 12th Nov brunch dates).

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On 20th October 2022, Barrio Familia opened its first out-of-London venue in Watford, bringing Latin-inspired cocktails, authentic Mexican eats, a killer happy hour offering, live entertainment and DJs, plus an immersive 80s Bingo Bottomless Brunch.

Following the announcement of the group’s flagship site, and world’s largest tequila bar, in Covent Garden which is set to launch in early November, Barrio Familia has opened Watford’s first Tequila bar this month.

Barrio Familia opened its first out-of-London venue in Watford, bringing Latin-inspired cocktails, authentic Mexican eats, a killer happy hour offering, live entertainment and DJs, plus an immersive 80s Bingo Bottomless Brunch.

Bringing the spirit of the Latin Quarter into Watford, the new venue will have space for up to 200 guests to enjoy a brand new, freshly crafted cocktail menu, delicious Mexican inspired food creations, including their signature tacos, and famous Latino party vibes.

The outside terrace is also being turned into Barrio’s popular tropical yard, offering the perfect space for another 80 guests to gather with like-minded ‘amigos’ and sip cocktails, enjoy a meal and experience a fiesta like never before.

Barrio Familia was acquired by Nightcap in November 2021 and has since gone from strength to strength. New venues; Barrio Watford and Barrio Covent Garden will add to their growing portfolio of sites in Shoreditch, Soho, Angel, and Brixton. After opening the first Barrio site in 2007, the group’s vision was to have a Barrio in every big party neighborhood in the UK and Watford will play a huge role in that exciting expansion.

Each of the Barrio Bars sites offer a full-colour, full-flavour experience, and of course, plenty of Tequila. The group plans to open seven days a week and be the perfect new spot in Watford for all occasions, from lunches and daytime drinks to brunches and late night partying.

Jim Robertson, Managing Director of Barrio Familia,

Jim Robertson, Managing Director of Barrio Familia, commented:

“We are incredibly excited to be taking our Latino party outside of London for the first time. This is a fantastic venue and we can’t wait to welcome the residents of Watford into the Barrio familia and bring the party! I believe Barrio will be a fantastic addition to Watford High Street that will suit all types of occasions and bring a feel good bar that welcomes everyone. We have some amazing things planned for Barrio Watford, so watch this space and get ready for the biggest fiesta in town!”

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Christmas at Hatfield Park trail opens with amazing fire garden

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Hatfield Park’s Christmas trail opens with amazing fire garden

A beautiful Fire Garden has been revealed as one of the spectacular works in the new Christmas light trail at Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, between 25 November and 31 December 2022.

The installation will be part of a spectacular collection of illuminations which will transform the 42 acres of gardens and parkland where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.

Designed by Culture Creative, the Fire Garden at Hatfield Park is made up of hundreds of flame heads interspersed with Lantern Trees by Mandylights, which echo the timeless beauty of old Victorian-style street lamps. The brass-effect shades shimmer in bright gold, with electric flames inside the lanterns to inspire a feeling of warm firelight.

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Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We are hugely excited by the plans for this fantastic new trail, with artists creating beautiful installations which will cast an entirely different light on a beautiful, historic property.”

Visitors to Hatfield Park can look forward to some precious time with friends and family as they discover sparkling tunnels of light and walk beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

Hatfield Park lights are choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music, transforming Hatfield’s majestic park into an instant winter wonderland.

Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with friends and family. Everyone loves toasting a marshmallow over an open fire and the artisan *marshmallow stall gives visitors the chance to warm their hands and enjoy this sweet outdoor tradition.

*separate charges apply 

Christmas at Hatfield Park is brought to you by Sony Music.  The trail is created by Culture Creative.

Hatfield Park’s Christmas trail opens with amazing fire garden

What is happen at Hatfield Park?

Christmas at Hatfield Park The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens. Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of Hatfield Park

When is Christmas at Hatfield Park?

From 25 November and 31 December 2022. Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm. Trail closed on 28, 29, 30 Nov; 5, 6, 24, 25 Dec.

Admission: Limited capacity with timed entry, early booking advised
Advanced From: Adult £24, Child £17, Family £78 (2 adults & 2 children).
Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.

Parking £7 per car.

Website:         https://christmasathatfieldpark.seetickets.com/
Hatfield Park Address:         Great North Rd., Hatfield AL9 5HX

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