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Hornby Flower Club

As I write this we are still  in the summer season, or should it be the silly season,  with its unpredictable weather of hot days, cool nights, flash floods, torrential rain and even hail stones.  But all of this gives us the beautiful countryside in which we live and for the gardeners and flower arrangers an array of stunning flowers to grow and arrange.

Speaking of flower arrangers, the Flower club resumes with a  new programme starting on Thursday 19th September at 7.30 pm in Hornby Institute.   We look forward to welcoming as our guest demonstrater,  Pamela from Flowerfields Florists in Bentham.  Pamela has been to the club on a number of occasions  and always brings something fresh and new to delight our members.

How about coming along with a friend and enjoy the arrangements, refreshments and company.

Hornby Singers

The last few months have been challenging as Dan, our director or music, has included in our repertoire a few songs written in different languages..  This is in preparation for our concert  Around the World in 80 songs (give or take a few!).  I don’t know if our geography has improved but our pronunciation gets  better each week.

We are taking a break during the month of August and resume again on Tuesday 3rd September at 7.00pm in Hornby Institute.   Why not come along and see/hear what we do.   No auditions or ability to read music necessary,  just a willingness to ‘have a go’ .

For further information Pat on 015242 21449

New to You Sale

Our grateful thanks go to everyone who contributed in any way to making the  New to You  Fund Raising event such a success.  We could not have done it without your donations of saleable goods, or your help on the day to sell the items and to clear away after the event.   As always Jill and Barbara did a grand job providing refreshments.

At the time of writing we don’t know exactly how much the event raised but whatever the amount it will certainly boost Hornby Institute’s New Roof Fund.  .

 Christine and Pat

Jazz in Hornby – Urgent Update – 9th August

I must tell you, sadly, that Chris is unable to be with us, his father is very, very, unwell.

Our discussions on how to save the gig led us quickly to a unanimously agreed solution: You will remember that the youthful guitar player Joe Steels has `sat in` with the Quintet for the last three reunions and performed with increasing brilliance. So he will join tenor sax player Ed Kainyek in the front line. Chris, ever the leader, has given them some advice; and of course they will be superbly backed by pianist Andrzej Baranek, and the original dynamic duo: Rob Steels, double bass, and Jack Davies, drums.

I`m looking forwards to this format; it will have a different sound, but I know it will be great.

I hope you can be with us to share the experience.