Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of Chalkwell’s beautiful Victorian park on the outskirts of Southend on Sea.
A key to the success of the festival is the calibre of acts and the diversity of performances, which in previous years has included Wilko Johnson, Sam Duckworth, The Skints, Ballet Black, the Royal Opera House, Molly Nyman Harry Escott and the Samphire Band, Passenger, James Taylor Quartet, Camera Obscura, Carleen Anderson, Ed Harcourt, John Hegley and, local boy, Phill Jupitus jumping on stage with the Blockheads.
But the strength of the annual festival is its family centred ethos – where children and adults can have fun with strictly NO face painting or bouncy castles – every activity is arts-led.
This year Billy Bragg and Stereo MCs are among the headliners and among the many stages you’ll find the Phoenix FM busking stage!
We’ve got two pairs of tickets – worth £27.50 per pair – to give away. To win, tell us which major English river overlooks the park. It’s as simple as that!
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win tickets for West Ham United v WBA.
Our question was:
Solve this anagram of a famous West Ham United legend:
O BOY BOMBER
And the answer was of course, BOBBY MOORE.
The lucky winner was Tony Clarke from Basildon.
Tickets are provided courtsey of Betway, the official principal sponsor of West Ham United. Betway are an online sports betting operator, offering more than 30,000 markets, available live and in-play across a huge range of sports.
And don’t forget you can hear Betway’s Alan Alger every Thursday with the latest betting news on Midweek Matchzone with Ronnie O’Sullivan and Chris Hood, only here on Phoenix FM.
OSCAR Pet Foods is the UK’s largest pet food home delivery service and have a national network of local nutritional advisors as well as a comprehensive range of products to suit all breeds and lifestyles. Their wide choice of pet foods, including gluten-free, weight-control and grain-free options, are backed by a Honest Label Policy and money-back guarantee.
Make sure you’re tuned in to Mikey Porter on Drive who will be featuring more about pet nutrition – and click HERE to have a chance of being a winner in our competition!
Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Valentine’s Day Competition to win a case of beer courtesy of the Brentwood Brewing Company.
We had over 50 entries with lots of great poems but the winner came from Anver Anderson who came up with the following:
Roses are Red
And Brentwood’s abrewing,
Good ale to give men
The courage to go wooing
Here’s Anver with head brewer Roland Kannor, looking very happy about walking off with a case full of beer …
You can also hear Roland pick the winner live on air with Bryan Powis below:
If you were one of the unlucky losers you can always console yourself by heading down to the brewery’s new showroom behind Calcott Hall Farm Shop in Ongar Road and sampling some of the many beers on offer there.