Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Fan for All Reasons

An eager audience awaits 'Brass for Africa 3'

It’s ‘cultural Saturday’ here(nothing wrong with that!). Lee stayed over and the three of us headed into town to see Brass for Africa 3 – a rather excellent concert of brass band music and singing. In spite of the atrocious weather, the event, at Kettering Citadel, was very well supported with standing room only. What made it extra special for us was that Thomas Fountain was playing – he was the guy who played at our Wedding too! The yoof were well-catered for too with Faryl Smith (ex-X Factor) singing her lungs out during two spots. 

And, if that wasn’t enough culture for one weekend, we headed off to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Second Thoughts production of ‘A Man for All Seasons’ – powerful stuff! Over the years, we’ve seen this Am-Dram group consistently punch above its weight in acting quality and production values, and tonight was no exception (including our friend Ian). Superb – we’re big fans! 

Check out the clip below. 



It was a long production, and we didn’t leave until 10.45pm. The weather was still awful outside (anyone got an ark???), and it slowed the journey down towards home. it was all worth it though – a fantastic day!!!!