The first openly gay Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Marc Cranfield-Adams, will hold a Rainbow Night concert on the Sunken Lawn of York House on Friday 27th July.

The concert is in keeping with the theme of his Mayoral year, diversity and inclusiveness.

It is being held to raise money for his chosen charities Diabetes UK and Stepping on Out.

The acts for Rainbow Night include Europe’s longest established gay and lesbian choir – The Pink Singers; light instrumental music will be provided by Fivesome, a wind quintet from the London Gay Symphony Orchestra and whimsical entertainment will be provided by the house band from the BBC’s Jonathan Ross show, 4 Poofs a Piano.

Cllr Cranfield-Adams said: “I love music and I want very much to celebrate my year as Mayor with music.

“I am also keen to stress the qualities of Richmond as a place to live, work and socialise – diverse and inclusive.

“I hope people will enjoy the wonderful facility we have here at York House, Twickenham. It should be great fun.”

The last in a series of three concerts this summer, they have been sponsored by Specsavers and the Richmond Twickenham Times.

Other firms supporting the event are Pepsi, Sainsbury’s, the Cabbage Patch, Foster’s EMEA Ltd and Anheuser-Busch Europe.

Tickets £25 and £20 concessions.

To book tickets contact the Orange Tree Theatre or for further information ring the Mayor’s Office on 020 8891 7123.