A SUMMER FESTIVAL will take place this year, between the dates of 14 June and 29 June. This event will be based at St. Anne’s Church and is open to all village residents and their guests to enjoy.

The festival will be of special interest for those who enjoy music but there will also be the opportunity to participate in a music workshop, led by international soloist Debbie Norman. No previous singing experience is required. The programme for this event will be announced later but will focus on well-known music from the West End Theatre. It will be fun and will help you develop vocal technique and confidence as well as learning to sing a chorus from a popular West End show by the end of the afternoon.

There will be contributions from local artists and floral arrangements on display in church.  Should any other village contributors wish to participate, please feel free to enquire.

The programme will include:

14 June 2.00pm

Afternoon Concert by Vintage Voices

All welcome, free entry

15 June




Come & Sing Workshop: One Day More (Les Miserables) with Debbie Norman

All welcome, £10 entrance fee on door with £5 for concessions (including the St. Anne's Church Choirs)(under 18s free)

22 June 7.00pm

Summer Concert of St Anne’s choirs, including

Bel Canto, St Anne’s Church Choir and Young Voices, led by Claire De la Haye

29 June 7.30pm

Concert: Baslow Choir & the Muskoka Wind Quintet 

with Rachel Abbott (soprano), led by Andrew Marples

Updates will be posted on the Summer Festival Facebook page @StAnnesSummerFestival, so please “like” this page to get information and full details of events, timings, tickets etc as soon as they are published.

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Burn’s Night in the village hall was a real hoot! The hall was filled with excited locals who had their expectations met the moment they arrived and were piped into the hall. The front cover this month illustrates the Piper’s efforts, resplendent in full tartan, as he greeted guests.


Master of Ceremonies, Bill Campbell - wearing a magnificent kilt - steered the gathering to the climax. I am not sure whether this was the toast to Rabbie Burns, the presentation of the haggis, the supper itself, or the dancing which followed, dependent on your own preference. Bill was superbly aided in his task by Translator Extraordinaire, Mike Woffenden who, sporting a fine tailed coat and top hat, superbly helped the gathering understand what Bill was on about.

A great night, for which you want to make sure you have tickets, should it be repeated next year.

David Upton

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