Forthcoming Attraction – Mumbo Jumbo Live Music in Hornby Insititute

Coming to Hornby Institue  Friday 21st September 7.30pm

Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond – aka Mumbo-Jumbo – deliver eclectic, acoustic close harmony, multi instrumental piano led music, intimate and entertaining interaction with audiences and bring the fun back into live performance. Twice shortlisted in the British Blues Awards, but it’s not really blues!

“Managed to catch these guys again at the Hanwell Hootie festival. Their live act just gets better and better. Three top musicians at the top of their game having serious fun – and in front-man Oliver Carpenter they have one of the best exponents of stage-craft in the business. It was a delight watching them effortlessly turn a nice pleasant cheerful audience into a mad shouty hooting rabble demanding encores. Smart lyrics and pin sharp arrangements combine to provide wonderful thoughtful and amusing entertainment. Make sure they are on your summer hit list!” Peter Elliott

Flower Club – A Flower Farmers Story

We finished in June with a get- together enjoying fresh cakes, a quiz on garden and wild flowers which was followed by a short AGM when we looked at the future programme.   A vote of thanks was given to Liz (from the Flower Bank) for all the help and support she has given to the club over the years especially during the Flower Festival .  We wish her well in her new ventures.

New beginnings seemed the order of the evening and we were able to give a warm welcome to  Vicky who has recently taken over the Flower Bank from Liz.  As newcomer we were able to pick her brains  and she has put forward  a number of good ideas including being our new treasurer!.

We are taking a break and resume again  on the 20th September at 7.30pm in Hornby Institute when our guest demonstrator will be Ann Morgan an area NAFAS demonstrator from Morecambe.

I hope the sun continues to shine on you and look forward to seeing you in September.

The Hornby Singers

This has been a good year for us as we have a steady group of about 25 who meet each Tuesday at 7.00pm in Hornby Institute for the opportunity to sing together.  The group sees itself as a community choir with singers who have been in choirs for many years and others with very little singing experience.

We enjoy the challenges set by Dan our musical director, singing in two part harmony (well most of the time) and we were very fortunate in July to take part in the Clitheroe Festival of Choirs which featured choirs from around the area singing in many venues and in the open air.  Fortunately the weather was magnificent.

Our next outing will be in October when we  are part of The Big Sing at the Platform in Morecambe.  This is an annual event where choirs from the region sing to each other  and it is wonderful to hear the talent we have in the North West.  We have a couple of other concerts planned but more about that next time.

We don’t have any meetings in August but resume again on the 4th September in the Institute.  We would be delighted to see you, pop in a see/hear what we do or for further information call Pat on 015242 21449.

St Mary’s Annual Garden Party – 7th July 2pm – 4pm

The Parish of St Mary’s Hornby will be holding its annual Garden Party on Saturday 7th July from 2pm to 4pm in the church gardens, Main Street.

Once again, Lancaster City Brass Band will be playing for your entertainment.

Refreshments including teas, cakes and ice creams will be available all afternoon.

Enjoy the usual Plant, Crafts, Tombola, White Elephant and Books and Toys stalls or simply sit, relax and listen to the music in the beautiful surroundings.

There really is something for the whole family with games and activities for the children too.

Don’t miss the Grand Raffle with fabulous prizes to be drawn at 4pm.

Admission by donation on the gate.

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