Extreme Cellists to perform on Bognor pier

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The Extreme Cellists, known for their performances in out-of-the-ordinary places such as on cathedral rooftops and summits of mountains, are coming to Bognor Regis tomorrow (July 27).

As part of a 14-day whirlwind seaside tour, in aid of two charities: Alzheimer’s Society and CHICKS, the group will take to the town’s pier at 5.30pm.

Until August 4, the cellists, 40-year-old Jeremy Dawson and 56-year-old Clare Wallace from Sheffield, and 36-year-old James Rees from Chester, are visiting all 58 surviving piers in Great Britain – covering approximately 2500 miles.

While the venture involves the trio’s most intensive set of performances to date, with around 60 separate recitals in the space of a fortnight. Despite this, and the difficulties associated with getting around Britain, the group is undeterred.

Jeremy said: “We’ve previously undertaken challenges involving extreme physical activity, including running a marathon with our cellos, so it will be fascinating to experience a different type of endeavour. We aim to raise in excess of £5,000 for two very good causes this summer, and we hope that we’ll introduce cello music to holidaymakers who might not be expecting it! We’d encourage anyone who wants to hear our performances to check out our web site to find out when they can see us.”

While in Sussex on Wednesday they will also perform at Hastings at 10am, Eastbourne at 11.30am, Brighton at 1.30pm and Worthing at 3.30pm, before finishing the day at Bognor Regis.

To sponsor the Extreme Cellists’ Pier Pressure Challenge please visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/extremecello. Further details about the challenge are at www.extremecello.com.