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Wingfield Barns

Church Road, Wingfield, EYE Suffolk IP21 5RA

DEXTERITY TRIO :: NOVEMBER 14 :: 7.30pm

 Tickets on Sale at the Box Office 01379 384505 £10/£5 under 18. 

trio.jpgDEXTERITY TRIO was formed in 1990 by Anna Hopkins and brings the flute, cello and piano together, creating an elegant and professional ensemble. Individually the members of the Dexterity Trio have excellent classical and light classical backgrounds. Together Anna, Mija and David bring their musical talent and expertise to Dexterity Trio.

Flute – Anna Hopkins     Cello – Maja Passchier         Piano – David Morgan

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Wingfield Barns

Some readers will remember, with much pleasure, the years when Wingfield Arts, led by Ian Chance, provided performances and exhibitions both in Wingfield (College, Church and Barn) and more widely. This local centre of cultural enjoyment has been much missed. Happily, … Continue reading

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Eye Bach Choir at Snape

This year, In place of its usual Spring concert in Eye Church,  The Eye Bach Choir will be participating in a major event in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall on April 4th involving some 200 voices.

This concert will be in conjunction with Stowmarket Chorale and about  75 boys of the Colchester Royal Grammar School with the backing of the Suffolk Symphony Orchestra conducted by the choirs’ joint director, Leslie Olive.

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Yours for £1…

The iconic red telephone box (or kiosk as they are more formally known) that sits beside the Street Forge Workshops in Thornham Magna is to be decommissioned by BT. The relentless invasion of mobile telephony means that traditional telephone boxes are redundant as functional entities – but are they something more than that? More importantly, do you want to keep it?

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Eye Bach Choir – A Local Institution

Posted on behalf of John Vandenberghe – thank you John

The Eye Bach Choir was founded in 1974 by Dr Merlin Channon and his wife, Anne. Its first performance was given in February of that year in Eye Church – Bach’s Motet, Jesu. Priceless Treasure – a piece  which the original members had worked on at their first gathering in Merlin Channon’s house.

In the early years the Choir’s repertoire tended to be centred on
baroque and classical music though, with the passage of time, works by
Brahms, Verdi , Britten and Vaughan Williams began to feature.

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Children in WW2

The Thornham Field Centre would be grateful for any WW2 memorabilia to help in the development of our new course for children – Children in WW2.  Anything to do with the Thornhams would be of great interest.  We would of … Continue reading

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Local reading matter

There are numerous wonderful local authors and books and I hope you’ll find some interesting reading on the list below. Please suggest your personal favourites for inclusion…

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Can video games be art?

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Every now
and then I watch a film that genuinely engages my emotions and I’ve realised
that when I do, I tend to find myself "watching" the credits; not to find out
who the 3rd grip was but as a gentle reintroduction to reality, a
quiet moment to ponder the significance of the experience. Up until now it has
never occurred to me that this might happen with a game. Ico just changed that
and I’m filled with an overwhelmingly positive glow as a result.

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