11 JULY 2019

Dear All

This weekend is the Shaftesbury Primary School Fete of course.   (Shaftesbury Primary School is what used to be King Alfred’s, Wincombe Lane, SP7 8PZ)  If you look at the attached plan we will be singing on the Main Stage.   Normal dress code (i.e. shades of red above the waist, dark or black beneath).  Can we meet at about 11.45 for a prompt 12.00 start please?  Unfortunately we have to park in the street and walk in, so please allow sufficient time for this.  We’ll be welcomed by Tom Clements - a former student of mine - who is MC for the day, and will be singing (in no particular order): Morning Has Come; And So It Goes; Follow the Heron; Eternal Flame; Isa Lei;  Hold On;  Wake Up; Everytime I Wake Up; Long and Winding Road; California Dreamin’; Isn’t She Lovely; Java Jive; Things. Just in case you’d like to share pictures taken at the event, the school have asked that no photography containing people with yellow bands should be posted on social media.


Saturday 13 July  Shaftesbury Primary School Fete   12.00 – 12.45 (see above)

Saturday 7 September Singing at Castle Hill Garden party. More details later.  

Saturday 14 September  Entertainment for the Shaftesbury-Brionne Exchange.  St Peter’s Church.  More details later.  

 … and looking further ahead

Sunday 15 December  We have been asked whether we’d like to join the Motcombe Christmas Procession.  5.00 – 7.00 p.m.  More details later … much later.


We hope as many as possible would like to join us for a summer picnic at Springhead, Fontmell Magna this weekend when Ninebarrow will be performing.   The gardens open for picnicking at 4.30 and the show starts at 6.00 p.m.  Make sure you collect your drinks voucher from Linda (soprano) when you arrive.


Wed – Sat 10-13 & 17-20 July  Spamalot.  Shaftesbury Arts Centre.  With some well-known faces in the cast and Ingrid (alto) and Richard (bass) in the band, what could be better?  See earlier flyer.

Friday 19 July  Gillingham Arts Workshop “I remember it well” 5.30 p.m. Gillingham Library.  (See attached flyer)  More well-known faces in the cast here as well!

Saturday 27 July Jazz Picnic with Pete Allen in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.   http://www.hhc-sw.com    One of the greatest New Orleans style jazz clarinettists in the UK.    6pm - Dinton Village Hall .Tickets £21.00 from Chris on 01747 858016

Sunday 28 July Tea Party in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.  3-6pm at Dinton Village Hall   http://www.hhc-sw.com  Tickets from Chris on 01747 858016 - £10 (£5 children) to include… Scones, cream and jam PLUS croquet and classic cars to admire.

Thursday 8 August Synthetica – a toxic entertainment from Karen and her team.  The Place, Duke’s Road, London.  See attached flyer.


Gillingham Foodbank have been in touch and asked me to alert choir members that they urgently need FRUIT JUICE, TINNED VEG (CARROTS AND SWEETCORN), SPONGE PUDDINGS, TINNED POTATOES, SMALL COFFEE JARS, SAVOURY SAUCES.  We no longer collect on a Wednesday but most of the local supermarkets have collection points of course.