Month: May 2014
Beaminster Gallery Quire will kick off Broadwindsor’s Fun Weekend with a concert of West Gallery music – the tuneful and lively village church music from two centuries ago.
Broadwindsor’s west gallery has long gone, but the church will once again echo to the sounds of the ‘village band and quire’ that used to occupy it every Sunday, singing and playing with gusto!
The programme will feature a lot of music from the Hardy family manuscripts (Thomas Hardy’s antecedents were keen church musicians) such as carols, psalm tunes and anthems, along with songs and dance tunes from the early nineteenth century. Admission is free, and interval refreshments will be available.
‘Echoes from the Gallery’ is on Friday 6 June at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Broadwindsor. The Quire will be in early 19th century costume, and members of the audience are invited (if they wish) to be similarly attired (think Jane Austen!)
The Jubilee Group is holding its Fun Days weekend starting on the evening of Friday 6 June.
Please come along and join in the fun!
7.30pm BEAMINSTER GALLERYQUIRE present “Echoes From The Gallery” in Broadwindsor Church.
Refreshments available • Free admission
10am onwards (Saturday and Sunday)
Heroes AND Villains themed SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Scarecrows on display throughout the village
9-10.30am BIG BREAKFAST in Comrades’ Hall.
Adults £5 • Children £2.50 • Family £13
2-4pm AFTERNOON TEA in the gardens of Broadwindsor House.
£2.50 per person
Enjoy a traditional tea while you watch the village cricket match next door
8pm BARN DANCE in Comrades’Hall with music by Crooked Furrow. Bar available.
Adults £2, accompanied children under-12 free.
11am ‘VILLAGE PRAISE’ Family Church Service, Broadwindsor Church
2.15 PARADE of SHIELDS to be led by Beaminster Fire Engine
2.30 OFFICIAL OPENING of the Fun Day Fete by Mr Bob Wills
Featuring at 2.45 & 4.15 live music by Longshadows
Sideshows • Magician • FortuneTeller Children’s Art Competition display• TeasBBQ • Pet Corner• Art Exhibition and Sale
4.45 (approximately)PRIZEGIVING Presentation to winners of scarecrow and children’s art competitions