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Issue No. 94 - 3rd May 2006
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WNTV: Ceilidh Fund-raiser for Breast Cancer

A well attended Ceilidh night was held at Broome Farm, Peterstow on the evening of Saturday 29th April, in order to help four ladies get to Iceland, where they will do a marathon walk to raise funds for breast cancer. The Ceilidh evening was a great success, with music provided by local band 'Banshee', who soon had everybody dancing. There was some fantastic food provided, a tombola was held and there was a great quantity of Broome Farm cider and perry available.

In order to take part in the Icelandic walk, organizer Cindy Smith and her friends needed to raise a minimum of £500 each. Up until Saturday they had already exceeded this amount having already raised approximately £2,500 by holding events such as a 'Ladies only' dinner at the Cider Press Restaurant at Broome Farm, a yoga day, a disco, a quiz night and money from non uniform days held at a school in Bedfordshire, where one of the four participants, Steph Collins lives. A practise Moon Walk will be held in Hyde Park in the near future.

If anybody would like to contribute further to this worthy cause, please contact Cindy Smith either by telephoning 01989 565258, emailing or by contacting Broome Farm.

Pictured below left to right are Sophie Hounslow, Pamela Preston, Cindy Smith and Steph Collins. We wish them well for their adventure. Click here to watch an extract of the event on WNTV.

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Celebrating The Queen's Birthday

Ross Brownies recently sent birthday cards to Buckingham Palace to help the Queen celebrate her birthday and on Wednesday, 26th April they decided to have an evening where they dressed as 'something royal'. The girls dressed in a variety of costumes such as The Queen, a corgi, Britannia and there were plenty of princesses attending the evening.

Pictured below in their fine costumes on Wednesday are Bronwen, Louise, Rebecca, Natasha, Emily, Katie and Emma. Middle: Chloe, Alice, Hannah, Zoe, Charlotte, Georgie, Mercedes, Emily, Amber, Victoria, Bridie, Amy, Rebecca, Megan, Rebecca, Laura and Phoebe.

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Music for the Rising of the Sun King

Glorious music from seventeenth-century France that is rarely heard in live performance in this country will be echoing in the sumptuous neo-Italianate building of Hoarwithy Church on Saturday 6 May.

The Ebor Singers are a are a vocal ensemble specializing in 17th century French sacred music. The choir is based in York, and are visiting the area for an evening concert on Saturday 6 May to join their artistic director, Doctor Paul Gameson, who is giving a workshop with the Border Marches Early Music Forum during the day. On Saturday they will be performing music for French kings, including sacred music by the innovative but overlooked early seventeenth-century composer Guillaume Bouzignac, an enfant terrible who preferred the more daring modern Italianate madrigal style to the conservative Renaissance writing: in particular the singers will be focussing on his dramatic dialogues that bring the stories of the Nativity and the Passion vividly to life. Alongside this will be airs de cours and chansons, including Clement Jannequin's Chanson des Oiseaux, where the singers have an opportunity to make bird sounds!

The music of seventeenth-century France was the focus of Paul's doctorate at York University, which is where the choir were formed in 1996. Although Paul now lives in York, he has many associations with the area: he lived in Malvern and has sung in Hereford Cathedral Choir. Now many of the choir's members are professional soloists in their own right. The choir's performance has been praised as 'a concert of real imagination' (The Church Times), 'a tasty evening' (Yorkshire Evening Press), 'Sheer perfection' (Yorkshire Post), and 'an imaginative, well-researched presentation. And a robust, effective choir: I'd be happy to hear them any day, in early music, late music, even something in the middle' (The Times).

Tickets cost 6 and are available on the door or you are welcome to contact Hannah Davies for further information on 01432 341154

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Football and Netball Champs

Football and netball teams representing St Joseph's R.C.P.S. had a very successful morning at a tournament held at Ashfield Park on Wednesday 26 April. After some very exciting matches, the St. Joseph's netball team won their tournament and the football team took second place to champions, St. Weonards! Very well done to all players.

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