Calne Music & Arts Festival 

 

3rd - 12th October 2008

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2008

 

Final Rehearsal of choir for Thanksgiving Service: 4.30pm 
Choir practices for the Thanksgiving Service will take place on Friday evenings from mid-September. Details from David Bevan, Music Director, Tel. 814013. All welcome.

Event 32 - Marden House - 3.00pm
Heart of the Sahara – an illustrated talk by John Pilkington – travel writer, photographer and broadcaster 
In partnership with the Calne Woodlands Camera Club we welcome John Pilkington who made his name as a travel writer and photographer in the 1980s and more recently became known for his adventure travel documentaries on BBC Radio 4. Every week throughout the winter, caravans of up to fifty camels arrive bellowing and snorting in Timbuktu. They are at the end of a three-week, 450-mile trek and each carries four huge slabs of Taoudenni salt, the 'white gold' of the Sahara. Taoudenni is Mali's remotest settlement With three camels and a Moorish guide, John set off from Timbuktu to find stunning desert landscapes and a life lived much as it was a millennium ago, when salt was, literally, worth its weight in gold.

Admission £6 (£4 patrons)


4.30pm
Final Rehearsal of choir for Thanksgiving Service
Choir practices for the Thanksgiving Service will take place on Friday evenings from mid-September. Details from David Bevan, Music Director, Tel. 814013. All welcome

5.00pm
Quarter Peal by bellringers at St Mary’s Parish Church
St. Mary's Church, has eight bells, the earliest dating from 1707. The performance for the Festival Service will last approximately 50 minutes, comprising 1,260 different 'changes'. The bells change order each time they sound, according to a set pattern. No sequence of bells will be repeated during the quarter peal.

6.00pm   
Festival Thanksgiving Evensong       St Mary’s Parish Church 
Lead by Revd Bob Kenway. All welcome.

Event 33 - Marden House - Finale 7.30pm 
Celebrate the end of the Festival week with wine, canapés and music, the latter to be provided by the outstanding young pianist, Josh Dawson, now in his final year at Dauntsey’s School.
Admission  Patrons £1, non-patrons £3 (to include glass of wine).

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Friday 3rd October

Festival Opening, Folk Session


Saturday 4th October

Street Entertainment, Calne Choral, Celebration Jazz


Sunday 5th October

Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance, Piano Quartet, Gaulois Brothers


Monday 6th October

Piano Recital, New Scorpion


Tuesday 7th October

Marlborough College, Colin Howard, Belly Dancing, Calne Baroque


Wednesday 8th October

Organ & Poetry, Helicon Ensemble, Calne Silver Band, 
Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Barbershop


Thursday 9th October

St Mary's Staff, Sambuca, World Music Choir


Friday 10th October

JBS Performing Arts, Opera Sulis, Against the Grain


Saturday 11th October

Vaughan Williams Concert, Découpage, Apollo Wind Ensemble


Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano


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