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The British International Tattoo – In Concert – A Slice of The British Isles in Wrexham

September 27th 2021, 10:54 pm by Allan Longshadow

The British International Tattoo is pleased to confirm that despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic it will now stage a concert in Wrexham on Saturday 2nd October 2021 ahead of its inaugural military and civilian tattoo next year. 

The 2021 concert entitled “A Slice of The British Isles” will play for one special night only at Coleg Cambria’s new, multi-million-pound facility in the heart of the Welsh Garrison town of Wrexham. The concert will be held in aid of The Not Forgotten, a charity that has been proudly serving the Armed Forces since 1920. 

This not to be missed event will celebrate the very best aspects of British and International Cultures. 

  • The Band and Drums of The Cheshire Constabulary will take centre stage for the first half of the concert with “Songs of Victory” taking our audience on a musical journey from The First World War, to the present day with some of the best-loved rousing music that has helped our nation through many conflicts. 
  • The Second half of this never to be repeated concert celebrates the many aspects of British and overseas cultures that epitomise the diversity of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland including: 
  • The British International Tattoo Pipes and Drums accompanied by Highland Dancer Claire  Harvey who will lift the heart of our audience to the highlands of Scotland. 
  • The Rhos Male Voice Choir will transport us to the hills and valleys of Wales.  The Emma May School of Irish Dance will get feet stomping and hands clapping with their traditional Irish Dance. 
  • Traditional English Morris Dancing will be provided by The Mersey Morris Men. 
  • The overseas element of our concert will be proudly represented by China Spirit with their colourful and lively display of Chinese Lion Dance, Kung fu and Tai Chi. 
  • Set against the backdrop of a huge purpose-built flag display screen that will depict visual displays complimenting each act, the concert will culminate in a truly wonderful and typically patriotic Grand Finale including, amongst many other classics, Highland cathedral, Auld Land Syne and Land of Hope and Glory! 

The show’s producer Gareth Butler said “I am delighted that, despite the difficulties we have all faced over the past 18 months, we are still in a position to be able to stage a show that will serve as an exciting introduction to what we have planned for our full tattoo in 2022. I am immensely proud of our cast and crew and hope that you enjoy being entertained by the best of British (and further afield) that we have on display. By supporting our concert, you will be allowing our wonderful dancers, singers, bands and choirs to do what they do best, showing off the skills that they have been forced to keep under wraps due to the pandemic. They are desperate to get back out and entertain you and having seen them in rehearsals, I can assure you that none of their talents have diminished during lockdown. To be performing our show in the fantastic surroundings of Coleg Cambria’s new campus in the heart of Wrexham is an absolute joy and I cannot urge you enough to make full and proper use of their wonderful restaurant and cafe facilities before the show whilst enjoying the selection of exhibitors that we have invited to form a display in the main foyer. This time twelve months ago we could not have dreamed of staging such an event but with the support of our cast, our main event sponsors United Utilities, our individual act sponsorship and in line with the latest government guidelines, we have finally reached a stage where we can showcase The British International Tattoo – In Concert. A Slice of The British Isles”. 

The concert is in aid of The Not Forgotten charity who have been proudly supporting wounded service personnel and disabled veterans through a tailored and varied programme of social activities, challenges and peer-to-peer events for over 100 years. These improve physical and mental health, address isolation and loneliness and promote a sense of community and balance. With a small team of just 10 staff, The Not Forgotten supports an average of 10,000 individuals each year. A donation to this wonderful charity will be made from The British International Tattoo - In Concert. 

Chief Executive of The Not Forgotten, Brigadier James Stopford said “We are delighted that The British International Tattoo – IN CONCERT - has chosen to support The Not Forgotten as not only are Military Concerts and Tattoos an important part of UK culture, the motto for The British International Tattoo – In Concert fits perfectly with what the charity strives to achieve; HOSPITALITATEM HONORARE! - to Entertain and Honour, and we very much look forward to being a part of this celebration.” 

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