Jack Cullen and Steve Bugeja amongst performers at Retune In June show at South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford on Sunday June 5
Tom Ryder, the founder of Retune, writes for the Indie...
On Sunday June 5 at South Mill Arts, Retune will host its most ambitious show to date.
Retune In June celebrates creativity in all its forms, while raising awareness and donations for Retune's mental wellbeing charity, which has been working extensively with primary schools in the town and wider county. It's the perfect way to round off your Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The day will include performances from Jack Cullen, Steve Bugeja, The Retuners (with guest spots from Ed Drewett and Scarlet Thomas), Juliette Burton, Roisin O'Hagan, Phoebe Austin, Not My Circus and Jay Williams.
There will also be a yoga session in the morning delivered by Vanessa Hatton Riveiro, followed by a mental wellbeing workshop given by Tom Ryder. Catering will be provided by Harlow's artisan café New Ground.
A minimum £10 donation is required to attend plus an additional minimum £10 to see Jack Cullen. Donations are collected on the door, not in advance.
Retune In June is not ticketed as the charity wants to offer access to as many young people as possible, so it is recommended that you arrive early to see each performance. Email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Jack Cullen's set is hotly anticipated. The young singer-songwriter has taken the scene by storm since retiring from a career as a professional rugby player. He recently sold out London's Omeara and before lockdown set in, he embarked on a European tour opening for Freya Ridings.
Steve Bugeja was delighted to have his ITV2 sitcom Buffering aired late last year. He is returning from a tour with close friend Iain Stirling and will perform his brand new show in the auditorium.
The Retuners comprise Tom Ryder, Greg Camburn, double bassist John Parker (Nizlopi), pianist Will Baxter and fiddle/mandola player Stu Hanna (Megson).
Ed Drewett, best known for penning hits with One Direction, Olly Murs, Little Mix and The Wanted, will join The Retuners on stage for a very special song.
The band will also support local starlet Scarlet Thomas, who came tantalisingly close to winning ITV's Walk The Line a few months ago.
Juliette Burton, who has significant experience performing her own shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, not to mention several TV appearances, will be MCing the event and introducing each act.
Performers in the bar – Jay Williams, Not My Circus, Phoebe Austin and Roisin O'Hagan – have all played at Retune events before and are sure to go down a storm.
Retune In June will offer an eclectic mix of performances, all underpinned by the charity's 'creative outlets for mental wellbeing' ethos. You can expect not only to be entertained but also educated. Juliette and Tom's shows in particular will address mental health challenges; there has never been a more important time to increase your awareness and knowledge on the subject.
If you have any questions, please visit Retune's website www.retunebellbeing.com, follow @RetuneWellbeing on socials or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You really don't want to miss this one.
Retune In June
11am – Doors open
11.30am to 12.30pm – Yoga with Vanessa Hatton Riveiro (dance studio)
1pm to 2pm – Retune Mental Wellbeing Workshop with Tom Ryder (auditorium)
2.15pm to 2.45pm – Jay Williams (bar)
3pm to 4pm – Juliette Burton (auditorium)
4.15pm to 4.45pm – Not My Circus (bar)
5pm to 6pm – Steve Bugeja (auditorium)
6.15pm to 6.45pm – Phoebe Austin (bar)
7pm to 8pm – The Retuners, ft. Ed Drewett & Scarlet Thomas (auditorium)
8.15pm to 8.45pm – Roisin O'Hagan (bar)
9pm to 10pm – Jack Cullen (auditorium)
10.15pm-11.30pm The Tom Braggins Trio (bar)
11.30pm – Close