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Where Two Rivers Meet Present The Parlor Sessions, Live Music in Newport Pagnell

After a sold-out music night in Newport Pagnell in March, arts collective Where Two Rivers Meetannounce their next live music event: The Parlor Sessions on 11th May 2024 at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Newport Pagnell. Tickets are on sale now.


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On Saturday 11th May, expect beautiful contemporary folk from Hannah Scott, fresh from her live performance on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show. Lyrical storyteller and singer Dan Stock will be singing solo, after his band Cusp’s successful national tour. Local pop-folk singer-songwriter Freya Gamblin rounds off this unique evening, showcased in the atmospheric surroundings of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Newport Pagnell. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for just £10 and are expected to sell out after the last event’s success.


As well as giving locals some much-requested live music, Where Two Rivers Meet events also raise funds for the medieval church. The group are excited to open the church to the music community again on the 11th May, and make the most of its incredible acoustics, filling it with sound and light. 


Arts collective Where Two Rivers Meet is made up is made up of Ryan Pink and Leon Hudston, the dynamic duo who created Parklife Festival and The Sunset Lounge. Alongside them, some local heavyweights in the local music scene, Daniela Bove and Rich Patmore of Rise Bailey Rise, and music tech expert Stefan Pope. They created the Parlor Sessions to honour Helen Parlor and her infectious energy, one of our greatest creatives that the community lost last year.


May’s event promises to build on the success of March’s Parlor Sessions, where St Peter and St Paul’s Church was professionally illuminated with changing lights up to the ceiling, with atmospheric candle lit aisles. The team highlighted the cultural and historical importance of the church in Newport Pagnell and its plans to develop the facilities to make it easier for communities to also use the space between services.


With carefully selected acts to make the most of the acoustics, local teen piano prodigy Felix Russell opened on the mini-grand piano, followed by a truly spine-tingling set from the Arts1 Acapella. Next, singer-songwriting duo Corinne Lucy and Woolford Scott of After the Floods delivered a spellbinding Americana set, and the night was headlined by The Leon Hudston Band, made up of experienced musicians that have totalled around 20 bands over the last few decades between them. You could hear a pin-drop. No wonder this event sold out six weeks before it happened.

Profits from The Parlor Sessions event will go towards a project to develop St Peter and St Paul’s Church to hold more of these community events, by putting in even better lighting, sound, heating and adaptable seating. They have just completed a first phase on putting a kitchen in (the bar!) and new toilets.


Tickets are £10 on Eventbrite and there’s more information at


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