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Dad’s Book, Singing and A Discovery

A delightful surprise today when a friend rang to say that she had seen a poster for a musical play of one of my Dad’s books! The Fate of Jeremy Visick is to be performed in a couple of weeks and of course, we now have tickets. The book was first adapted by Judith Cook and we all came down from Yorkshire to see the Premiere at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth in 1990! It is so lovely to know that my Dad’s work is still being appreciated. We love the poster and think Dad would have approved.

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Thirteen singers from my two choirs met at the building site that is The Hall for Cornwall to entertain the dignitaries who were being shown around. We sang in the stair-well and the acoustics were brilliant. The audience in their hard hats and hi-vis jackets were very appreciative.

Ingleheart Singers and Suitcase Singers

In the process of the building works, a beautiful gate has been discovered. It was buried inside a wall and dates from before 1914 so is well over 100 years old.  The plans have been altered a little to make sure this discovery is integrated into the new building.

Delightful discovery

 

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Tristan and Yseult, Doorway and Mist

1    Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Tristan and Yseult is fabulous!  We went to see it this afternoon at The Hall for Cornwall and were blown away by its sheer joy and inventiveness and its roller-coaster emotions. Just a taster – in the wedding scene the audience are asked to blow up and release white balloons – a completely magical effect.  You can read about the origins of this ancient Cornish love story here.

2   We walked around the back of the Cathedral today and found this beautiful, rather neglected, old doorway.

Doorway behind Truro Cathedral

Doorway behind Truro Cathedral

3   I loved the effect of the mist in the trees as we were driving home.

Driving home in the mist

Driving home in the mist

 

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Singing, Maypole Dancing and Simon Amstell

1  Just ten of The Ingleheart Singers and Claire went to sing at a special birthday party in a field this afternoon. We practised first in the Garden Centre at Lelant, and found ourselves with a very appreciative audience there and then at the party much appreciated again which was lovely.

The Inglehearts at the party

2   After the singing came the Maypole dancing which was just delightful.

Maypole Dancing

3   Just come back, chuckling all the way home,  from seeing the lovely Simon Amstell (he of Grandma’s House on BBC TV) at The Hall for Cornwall in Truro – made us laugh a lot – always a  good thing!

 

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Wedding, Yellow Fever and Nederlands Dans Theatre 2

1   Been booked for a September Wedding today, on Fistral Beach, Newquay. Yipee!

2   Distracted myself on the walk down to the Doctor for my Yellow Fever vaccination (which can potentially have unpleasant side effects) by taking photos of pretty things (see the dewdrops on the grass behind the primrose)  and the rather spooky-in-the-mist children’s playground.

3  Been to the ballet tonight, Nederlands Dans Theatre 2 at The Hall for Cornwall in Truro – absolutely fabulous – so full of energy and vivacity. See them if you can! You’ll come away with a smile on your face!

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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