Magical evening of food and music aids town project

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Students from a Sudbury charity will be cooking up a feast as part of an evening of entertainment tomorrow.

The Bridge Project’s dinner and jazz evening will be held at the Masonic Hall from 7pm and will feature food served up by adults with learning disabilities who receive training and education from the charity.

The event has been staged on numerous occasions by the charity, which was set up in 1995, and this year will also include an after dinner speech by magician Dr Todd Landman.

Dr Landman has combined a career in mystery entertainment with a post as a professor in government.

Bridge Project chief executive Anesta Newson said she anticipated an exciting evening ahead.

“It is going to be a wonderful evening,” she said. “It is a great night to showcase our fantastic students’ cooking and catering skills.”

The music for the event will be provided by vocal harmony group The Accidentals, backed by four-piece jazz band Flat Broke. In the past, the group have performed for the likes of Terry Waite and Lord Andrew Phillips, singing anything from The Andrew Sisters to Lady GaGa.

Mrs Newson said that as all the entertainers had agreed to give up their time for free, as much money as possible could be raised to help the work it performs.

“Everything is donated for the evening, from the food to the venue, music and the amazing work of Todd Landman,” she said. “It is going to be really fabulous.”

Tickets for the event, which will run until 10.30pm, are priced at £20.

For more information, call 01787 313691.