FALMER CONCERTS: The concert on Saturday by the Pastores Ensemble was enjoyed by all, I wasn’t able to be present, but I understand that two of the pieces performed were played for the very first time by the players. If you wish to find out more about this group visit their website PastoresEnsemble.org.uk
The next concert in Falmer is on Saturday June 25 in St Laurence Church at 5.30pm. The programme is entitled The Doppler Effect: Near and Far by two flutists Carol Alderson and Caroline Collingridge with John Bruzon on Piano.
FOOTBRIDGE: I spoke enthusiastically last week about the footbridge crossing the A27, this week I am not so happy. On Sunday morning I went to cross to the south side of the village to find that the bridge had been closed. No one had been warned, not even the parish council. It is not an impossible task to take the road bridge but it does take more time, I was late, I had a sore toe, and I was not best pleased by the time I reached my destination. At the meeting which took place in the parish hall sometime early March, the planners and builders showed great consideration but did warn us that the bridge would have to be closed temporarily for a short time, but that this would take place at night from 8pm and that we would be notified. What happened? I would have been less upset if I could see work taking place but on a Sunday morning, there was no sign of anyone.
RUNNING WILD: I have to share with you a special occasion that we experienced on Saturday. We went to see the Regent’s Park (London) production of Michael Morpugo’s story Running Wild it was a delight, and we were enthralled by the performance of 11 years old Ava Potts who portrayed the main character role. She was on the stage for nearly two hours and she was amazing. The story is set around a true account of a young girl who survived the 2011 tsunami in Indonesia because she was on the back of an elephant. Michael Morpugo has enlarged this story taking her into the jungle where we saw a tiger, a crocodile and orangutans including babies. They were only puppets I know, but the story brought them all to life, I even wept when the tiger was shot by poachers and brought on to the stage tied by its feet to a pole. I do hope there will be an opportunity for the company to repeat the production, I personally want more people to see it.
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