All the vowels in peonies reminded me of a word that has all the vowels in the right order – facetious – just a daft little fact for word lovers.
Singing this morning, outpatients’ appointment for the lovely Mr S this afternoon (now on a two year waiting list for a replacement knee) and photos from the garden this evening.
Librarians are almost always lovely people! From the one in Truro when I was eleven years old and had read everything in the children’s section who then introduced me to The Scarlet Pimpernel and allowed me access to the ‘adult’ section ( of course, adult section meant something different when I was a child!) , to the one I worked with at Hayfield School when I was an English teacher, who was so enthusiastic and encouraged children to help and to read and the one who became a life-long friend. This cartoon touched me.
That was the most uplifting and beautiful concert by the Truro Cathedral Choir featuring gems from all seven of the G7 nations and sung in six languages. I gave you the song, Gee 7, written by Sir Tim Rice a few days ago. Here is the link if you’d like to listen. It’s really lovely .
I have mentioned a number of times that the G7 Summit is happening over this coming weekend in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Everyone has now arrived and talks as well as various protests have started. Another film being shown is this one from children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington. It, too, like Gee 7 which I gave you a couple of days ago, is very moving and really needs to be listened to by our leaders and by all of us.
Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looked bound to be one of the stars of the show.
About 15 artists helped create the structure over a frantic six weeks at Rush’s scrapyard/studio in south London. Parts were then shipped down to Cornwall on lorries and put together in situ.”
We need to visit Sandy Acres Beach to see this. This afternoon we did one of our favourite walks along the cliffs at Godrevy. We had thought it might be blocked off but apart from the radar area and seeing army personnel, all was much as usual.
The G7 is in Cornwall over the weekend as I mentioned yesterday – seven world leaders flying into Cornwall to talk about climate change……
The choristers of Truro Cathedral have recorded a song written for the occasion by Sir Tim Rice. It will be played in the Tregenna Castle Hotel in St Ives where the delegates will be staying and we really hope they will stop and listen. Here it is for you.
If you would like to read more about this wonderful project involving children from all over the world, here is info from this page.
“G7 themed concert featuring Sing2G7’s ‘Gee Seven’ by Sir Tim Rice, Truro Cathedral June 12th
Sing2G7 is an extraordinary volunteer-led programme which began in Truro and has blossomed to engage over 25,000 young voices in 27 countries to ‘sing to G7’. The aim is to empower primary school children – to make young voices audible to world leaders on issues they care about such as Climate Change, Poverty and Vaccine Equality and to make the Summit relevant to their young lives.
At the centre of the programme is ‘Gee Seven’, a song written specially for the project by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs which hundreds of primary schools have been learning, recording and posting online. The song ends with the strong message, ‘Gee Seven – Let nation speak to nation, Gee Seven – Don’t let the others down, Gee – Seven – Don’t forget the not so fortunate, Gee Seven – Or we’ll run you out of town’.
Turning these words into action themselves, Truro Cathedral Choristers are donating the royalties from their ‘Gee Seven’ single to Unicef’s ‘Give the World A Shot’ Vaccinaid appeal via Crowdfunder. You can watch the emotional song video that has inspired the phenomenal global take-up here. Hundreds of schools across the UK (as well as across the world) have joined the initiative and been using its 15-module Education Pack to discover more about G72021 and the agenda areas.
On June 9th, thousands of young singers from around the world will tune into a Sing2G7 International Mega Zoom beaming out from Truro Cathedral, to sing Gee Seven together, led by the choristers. Participants include children from USA, Canada, South Africa as well as many other countries.
The G7 concert on June 12th by Truro Cathedral Choir will feature the ‘Gee Seven’ song and also accessible music from all of the G7 countries in their own language, with favourites such as Danny Boy (Ireland) and Shenandoah (US) together with musical gems by Brahms, Fauré, Eleanor Daley and Caroline Shaw as well as local folksong arrangements such as Sakura (Japan).
To buy tickets for Truro Cathedral’s G7 concert, please visit the Cathedral’s website or to live stream the concert, please go to the youtube channel. Tickets for U18’s are free so if your children have been singing Gee Seven in school or zooming with the choristers, please do book and bring them along to hear the song in person. “