Many of you will be aware that the first stage of the window installation is now complete! We have new, vibrant and beautifully textured stained-glass artwork in Blewbury.
By early December, the outside scaffolding will have been dismantled, the tower will be floodlit, and the window will be illuminated at dusk and visible to all passing by. We are still on schedule to have the mirrored banners erected, the internal scaffolding removed, and the vestry revamped by Christmas, so that the full installation may be viewed from within. Fingers crossed for some bright winter sun to make it even more magical! The Bishop of Dorchester will hold a dedication service and collection in St Michael’s church on 7th January 2020 at 7pm.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Jazz concert. It was a lovely evening and we raised £954. We are now on a campaign to raise the final £7,596 to meet all the requirements. We have two further events planned to help take us to our fund-raising target so we hope that the village will again be out in support.
GEORGE DON’T DO THAT…. WITH CATHERINE FLYE
Saturday 25th January 2020 – St Michael’s Church, 7:45pm.
Catherine Flye, known to many of us, is an actor and theatre maker who transports audiences back to a time of gentle humour with the music and magic of Joyce Grenfell. Grenfell, a household name in the UK for decades, tickled funny bones and warmed hearts with her vivid characterizations of the high and low born, aristocrats and working class. She conquered West End stages, toured extensively, made popular albums of her routines, and starred in a number of films, including the St Trinian’s series and The Yellow Rolls Royce.
In a fun tribute show, Catherine, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Joyce Grenfell, will look back at this legendary lady comic, and will be accompanied by arranger and pianist Ian Clarke
“George – Don’t do that… is a such a delightful concoction that I have seen it twice. A glorious mixture of frivolity and seriousness, food for the spirit and mind. A lovely, warm, amusing and touching evening.” SIR DEREK JACOBI
Tickets £15 (including a glass of wine, or soft drink) at Blewbury Post Office from 2nd December.
There will also be a raffle – first prize = vacuum cleaner kindly donated by Miele.
DAVID HARBER ARTEFACTS David is now making the artefacts from the old window and there is still an opportunity to obtain a rare piece of Blewbury history and art made from upcycled Edwardian glass. Please contact Gill Loyd on email@example.com or call her on 01235 850459 to order.
ELPHIN LLOYD-JONES REPRODUCTIONS Greetings cards and jigsaws of a “A pain in the glass”, produced by Elphin for the promised auction, can be purchased from Blewbury Post Office or still ordered in time for Christmas. Cards with envelopes £1.50 or four for £5. Jigsaws £29.99 (500 pieces) and £34.99 (1000 pieces).
We still need your support! Please download a gift aid form from http://blewbury.co.uk/project-resound-launched/ or donate on JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Resound.
Thank you – Project Resound Team