Pop meets opera in Battle celebration

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Battle goes P’opera on June 18 when the Emmanuel Centre welcomes Opera South East from 7pm.

The evening will include well-known classics including Carmen, Tosca and La Traviata, a selection of familiar Neapolitan songs, some Gilbert and Sullivan, songs from South Pacific, Swing Time, and With a Song In My Heart. An added attraction will be two special guests - tenor Gary Marriott and baritone Barnaby Beer.

Opera South East will be led by musical director Ken Roberts in a light and tuneful programme suitable for the whole family. During the interval fizz and strawberries will be served on the terrace included in the ticket price.

Tickets are on sale at Cook in Mount Street, and at Spoilt Rotten on the Abbey Green at £10, from the Emmanuel Centre or battlemethodistchurch@btconnect.com. Tickets on the door will be £12 subject to availability so booking is advised. The Emmanuel Centre on Harrier Lane (off Marley Lane) Battle. There is free parking for 54 cars with disabled spaces and access on both floors. For more info call the Centre on 01424 777029 or visit the web-site at www.bmc.btck.co.uk.