A regular column by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.
This week’s guest in the Tulip Radio studios was Spalding’s town centre manager Dennis Hannant.
Before taking up the post in November, Dennis was a familiar face to many of us, entertaining the crowds at local community and charity events — often alongside Tulip Radio. Dennis is a versatile tenor who sings songs from films, musical theatre, opera, the Rat Pack and much more, providing first-class professional entertainment at Tulipmania and Spalding’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.
Dennis spoke about his time in both the Regular Army and Territorial Army for over 43 years, most recently on full time regular reserve service with the Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army, based in Grantham.
As chief festival organiser, he also told us how things were shaping up for Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink. With over 8,000 visitors expected over the weekend of August 29 and 30, the festival will have a wide range of food-based activities, including locally sourced menus in pubs and restaurants, beer tasting, a farmer’s market and a range of fun activities for children.
After two successful events, Dennis has been asked to perform at the Bakkavör Party in the Park concert on Saturday, July 18, and we look forward to seeing him there.