Music star returns to Suffolk roots

MUSICIAN Nate James is to return to his Suffolk roots and perform at his old school, the Evening Star can today reveal.The former Farlingaye High School student and MoBo-nominated musician is returning to the Woodbridge-based school for a special acoustic concert.

MUSICIAN Nate James is to return to his Suffolk roots and perform at his old school, the Evening Star can today reveal.

The former Farlingaye High School student and MoBo-nominated musician is returning to the Woodbridge-based school for a special acoustic concert.

The singer, who has recently been on tour with superstars Simply Red, will perform a mix of soul and rhythm and blues at the school on Thursday October 19 at 7pm.

The concert marks the highpoint of the school's One World Fortnight, when a range of special events are scheduled, designed to raise awareness of global issues.

Headteacher Sue Hargadon said: “It is really important that children today are aware of other cultures and have some idea of global inequalities that exist in the world today.

“We are delighted that we can put on such a full programme of activities, and it is fantastic that Nate has agreed to come back to the school for such a special event.”

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The singer will be supported by performances from some current Farlingaye students.

The One World Fortnight runs from October 16th until November 3rd, covering the two weeks either side of half term.

Students will also be enjoying a variety of activities in lesson time, at lunchtimes and after school throughout the fortnight.

Activities will include an African drumming group, visiting storytellers, trips to art galleries, a faith and reflection day to be opened by John McCarthy, a slide show by author Mark Edwards using the lyrics to Bob Dylan's Hard Rain, world cinema for sixth formers, fairtrade coffee and cake sales, henna painting and food tasting.

Nate James's 2005 album, Set the Tone, led to his nomination as one of the four top male performers at this year's prestigious MoBo awards. He won the first major award of his career last month when he was presented with the Best International Award by Festivalbar in Italy.

Tickets to see Nate James cost £4 for adults and £3 for students. All proceeds will be donated to the charity Global Angels, an international children's charity championing the needs of children around the world.

Is your school planning an event like this? Would you like it covered in the Eveing Star? Call education reporter James Marston on 01473 324731. or e-mail james.marston@eveningstar.co.uk

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