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London — By Andrea Kirkby on May 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm
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Coming up: Greenwich Beer & Jazz Festival

Most beer festivals just highlight beer. At the end of May, though, Greenwich wll be going one better, and adding jazz music to the mix.

Happy festival goers in front of the classical buildings at Greenwich

The Greenwich Beer and Jazz Festival is held in a marvellous setting, on the lawns of the Royal Naval College.  While as you might expect from a Greenwich festival the local Meantime Brewery is contributing a large number of its beers, there will be real ales from as far afield as Cornwall (Skinner’s) and Norfolk (Wolf)

If you’re not all that keen on jazz, don’t despair; Ade Edmondson’s folk-punk mix band the Bad Shepherds will be playing on Sunday 30 May. I really love their folky take on songs like the Clash’s London Calling – plenty of nifty mandolin playing and lots of guts.

Tickets are priced from £15 to £27.50 depending on the day and the musical line-up. That’s fairly pricy but it’s for the whole day, and of course it reflects the fact that this is a music festival as much as a beer festival – and remember if you’re a Campaign for Real Ale member to take your membership card and claim your £1 discount. It’s probably best to book in advance via the web site.

When: 27-31 May

Where:  grounds of the Royal Naval College [map], Greenwich

Photo by Sladey on flickr

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    The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College
    2 Cutty Sark Gardens, London SE10 9LW, United Kingdom
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