A TRIBUTE: LIFE AND WORK OF BOBBY WELLINS 1936 - 2016

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This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


Our tribute to the late great Bobby Wellins will commence at 20:00 with the documentary on Bobby – ‘Dreams Are Free’, and after a 30 minute interval, at 21:45 we will present a live gig by:

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CLAIRE MARTIN and Friends
Claire Martin (vocals and host), Art Themen (tenor sax), Kate Williams (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Spike Wells (drums). All the musicians in this all-star band have loved and worked with Bobby over the years, and they will play some of the music associated with him, and some requests from the Wellins family.

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DREAMS ARE FREE

‘Dreams are Free’ is a celebration of Bobby Wellins - a talented musician, composer and great storyteller.

It charts the rise, fall and redemption of critically acclaimed British saxophonist Bobby Wellins. He’s played with the cream of jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey and Charlie Watts, and received critical acclaim for his intense and haunting performances on the seminal track Starless and Bible Black. Yet Wellins struggled to overcome addiction and depression. Ten years of silence followed, before he began to rediscover the desire to play, and self-belief in his ability. This documentary includes rare concert footage and interviews with family members, musicians and Wellins himself. His honesty, warmth and humour provides a compelling insight into the world of a musical survivor.
UK 2013 Gary Barber 60m