‘Olympianist’ on his way to Clitheroe

Anthony Hewitt, the 'Olympianist'
Anthony Hewitt, the 'Olympianist'

THE Olympianist – internationally renowned pianist Anthony Hewitt – has started his epic journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats and is due to perform in Clitheroe on Friday.

He is cycling 1,200 miles and playing on the tour a total of 33 concerts – a unique and unprecedented feat of endurance which should certainly feature in the record books.

Anthony will be welcomed to Clitheroe at the Castle Gates by Clitheroe Concerts Society president Coun. Allan Knox, the new Mayor of Clitheroe, accompanied by the society’s chairman Tony Cooper. He is expected to arrive about 2-15 p.m., having already cycled through Truro, Exeter, Newbury, Gloucester, Stafford and Manchester on his way to the Ribble Valley.

Anthony has a great enthusiasm for cycling and is one of the best British pianists of the younger generation; he was received with great enthusiasm on previous occasions he visited the Ribble Valley.

As part of his Olympianist tour he will play a full evening concert at The Grand, Clitheroe, beginning at 7-30 p.m. Tickets are selling well at £10 to raise money for seven charities supported by the tour, including CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity, Get Kids Going! and the National Autistic Society.

Tickets will be available on the door, but it is advised to book them in advance via The Grand box office (tel. 01200 421599). You can also find out more about Anthony and his Olympianist tour at: www.clitheroeconcerts.org