Project Resound: Latest News

June 20, 2019

Hooray!  We’ve passed the £70,000 hurdle in our fundraising and the process of the window installation has started.

Many people will have noticed that the old window has been removed and this has enabled us to start preparing the David Harber artefacts from the Edwardian glass. Some of the panels are still available to order.  The new window is well on its way to being commissioned for the beginning of November (see our Facebook page for photos) and the banners and lighting are to be completed by the end of that month, so our aim is to illuminate the window for Christmas.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Village BBQ and made it a successful and enjoyable event.  The food and beer were great and Jason’s tour, retelling fascinating stories surrounding Blewbury church and its artwork, proved popular. We’ve been asked to repeat the tour, so another walk and talk tour highlighting stories from every century since the church was rebuilt in the 1100s, will be held at 2:30pm onSunday October 27thfollowed by tea and cakes.  Free entry.  More planned fundraising events and activities include:

JAZZ CONCERT WITH SINGER FLEUR STEVENSON

Saturday 16thNovember 2019 – St Michael’s Church, 7:45pm.  Fleur is a wonderful singer, performing at many prestigious venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 606 Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho.  Reviews include:

“A beguiling jazz vocalist with a beauty of nature, tone and delivery coupled with an innate musicianship and artistry, definitely one to watch.” Verona Chard, X Factor judges’ expert coach and jazz vocalist.  “A wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel..” Claire Martin OBE Jazz vocalist and BBC radio 3 presenter.

Fleur will be joined by Maff Potts piano, Raph Mizraki double bass and Simon Price drums.  The Red Lion and The Blueberry are kindly supporting this event withspecial pre-concert menus available at the pubs between 6-7pm.Come along for a great concert and evening.

Tickets for the concert £15(including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink) available from Blewbury Post Office.

DAVID HARBER ARTEFACTS.  This is a unique opportunity to obtain a rare piece of Blewbury history and art made from upcycled Edwardian glass.  Some panels are still available.  Please contact Gill Loyd on gillianloyd@gmail.comor call her on 01235 850459 to order.

ELPHIN LLOYD-JONES REPRODUCTIONS.  Greetings cards and jigsaw prints of a “A pain in the glass” produced by Elphin for the promised auction, can now be purchased/ordered from Blewbury Post Office in time for Christmas.

GEORGE – DON’T DO THAT!! Saturday 25thJanuary 2020 – St Michael’s Church, 7:45pm.  The Music and Magic of Joyce Grenfell staring our own Catherine Flye.  Save the date!!

Thank you for all your support. Project Resound Team