Friday, 24 June 2011

Brolly Folly 18-19 June

Since our post last week highlighting our fundraising campaign we have held our 1960s themed ‘Brolly Folly’ much to the bemusement of locals and tourists alike.
Happy Birthday Sweet 16

 As mentioned in lasts weeks ‘Haworth Church Needs You’ post, the idea behind this event was to match the decorated umbrella with the corresponding 60s songs. After some explanation and some confused expressions (including a gentleman who thought it was like a flower festival, only with umbrellas) our visitors really took to it. In conjunction with the brollies we also held a Mouse Hunt for the children. This simply involved a number of mice being hidden around the building for the children to go and find. The mice were alarmingly realistic, as proven by the fact that Oscar (A village car who occasionally spirits himself into the church) had ‘caught’ one and was looking very pleased with himself holding it between his paws.
No Milk Today
1960s weekend never quite gets the attendance numbers that 40s weekend gets, and with most of the events being held in the park at the other end of the village, we didn’t quite reach the numbers of our Spring Fayre. We did, however, have a slow and steady stream of people throughout the two days which gave us a total of £300 towards our restoration fund and to coin a phrase-it all helps.

Yellow Submarine

Continuing our concert programme this summer, tomorrow (Saturday 25th June) sees us play host to ‘Chordiality’ who are a 40 piece choir from Bradford. The concert starts at 7.30 and tickets are just £5, which can be bought on the door. The first half will be spiritual/classical music including Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Ave verum Corpus by Mozart. The second section will be more popular tunes including ‘Hallelujah’ and the Anthem from Chess. Next month we are also lucky enough to be having a concert by the award winning Steeton Male Voice Choir, this event is on the 30th July and tickets will be £7.
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