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Issue 473 – Casualty and Hollyoaks star will lead Westbury Christmas celebrations

THE finishing touches are being put in place for this year’s exciting ‘Christmas in Westbury’ programme, organised by Westbury Town Council. And Casualty and Hollyoaks star James Redmond, right, will be leading the celebrations.

Now in its fifth year, the programme will feature a range of major events, together with the promotion of all local community events and activities – a festive programme with something for everyone .
Details of all events will be published in the ever popular ‘Christmas in Westbury’ booklet which is widely distributed to every home in the local area from mid-November.
Mayor of Westbury, cllr Christine Mitchell commented, “We all look forward to Christmas in Westbury – it’s a real opportunity for all the local community to get involved in our festive activities. There always seems to be a lot going on throughout the town and surrounding villages leading up to Christmas Day.”
2010 highlights include:
Friday 26th November (5.00–7.30pm) High Street – ‘lights switch on event’. The compere is Casualty and Hollyoaks star James Redmond plus Father Christmas, choirs, music, mince pies, children’s rides, entertainment and much more….
Saturday 4th December (2.00pm-4.00pm) Leighton Recreation Centre – ‘children’s Christmas party’. For children aged five-12 years. Entertainment, activities, music, refreshments with Dave Hickory ‘balloon magician’.
Saturday 4th December (7.30pm– 10.00pm) Westbury Youth Development Centre – youth band night/gig. For young people aged 12-17 years.
Friday 10th + weekends 11/12th and 18/19th December All Saints Church – ‘Christmas tree festival’.
Saturday 11th December (10.00am – 4.30pm) High Street and Town Centre – ‘street event day’. Skating rink, climbing wall, fairground rides, inflatables, music, entertainments, hot food.
Saturday 11th December (10.00am – 4.00pm) All Saints Church Yard – ‘Christmas food and craft market’.
Friday 17th December (6.00pm -7.00pm) Market Place – ‘outdoor carol concert’. Carols plus seasonal music from Bratton Silver Band and ‘Sing Alive’ Choral Group.
For more information, please contact John Parker on: 07812 105721 or Di Mansell on: 01373 822232; email westburytc@ btconnect.com visit www.westburytowncouncil.co.uk

Casualty and Hollyoaks star at Christmas light switch on

Christmas festivities in Westbury will kick off on Friday 26th November when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on, with actor/comedian James Redmond acting as compere for the event.

James Redmond is a dry, slick and subtle stand up who delivers unexpected twists and turns during his set as he deconstructs his art. He has a track record as a model and actor and is best known for seminal roles in ‘Hollyoaks’ (C4) and ‘Casualty’ (BBC 1) as well as having presented CD UK alongside Cat Deeley and appeared as a guest on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC 2), Celebrity Who wants to be a Millionaire (ITV 1) and ‘Soccer AM’ (Sky 1).
James has now done over 120 gigs in his first 10 months of stand up throughout the UK including:
The Comedy Store, Conan O’Brien’s ‘The Tonight Show’ Talent Search (as MC), Jongleurs Camden, The BBC Club, Guernsey Comedy Festival, Exeter Comedy Festival, Bristol Comedy Festival, Bristol, Bath & Huddersfield Universities, Amused Moose Soho, Bracknell Comedy Cellar, The 100 Club, Rawhide, Liverpool, The Funny Side of Covent Garden, The Ginglik and Swindon Old Vic Theatre, and at a range of clubs for the UK’s largest comedy booker, Mirth Control Ltd.
He also runs and is resident MC at a charity comedy club in Hampstead and has hosted charity events at Shoreditch House, Bristol Cathedral and the Indigo O2.
He will be making his debut at the Edinburgh Festival this year in a show called ‘The One and The Many’ written and directed by fellow comic Trevor Lock.
Major TV Appearances
Casualty (BBC) 2003-2008
Mile High (Sky 1) 2002
SM TV & CD UK (ITV 1) with Cat Deeley
The Holiday Programme 2001(BBC)
Hollyoaks (C4) 1998 – 2002