PUBLISHED: 18:48 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:48 22 March 2019 Anne Suslak The Camerata Chamber Orchestra is continuing its Mozart concerto season in Welwyn. Picture: Colin King Colin King 2016 A free concert is being held in Welwyn featuring music from Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Alison Eales from the Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Picture: Camerata Chamber OrchestraThe Camerata Chamber Orchestra’s Mozart concerto season continues at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 23.As well as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, the concert includes Elgar’s Serenade for Strings.The soloist is Alison Eales, a graduate of the Royal College of Music and director of Music at Kingshott School in Hitchin. The programme will also feature a symphony by Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, the Overture nand air from Handel’s Oh Sing unto the Lord a New Song, and a concerto by Vivaldi for violin, flute, oboe and bassoon.The Camerata … [Read more...] about Chamber orchestra to hold concert in Welwyn in aid of church funds
PUBLISHED: 18:13 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:14 22 March 2019 The way it was...St Miles Bridge in Norwich of 1912 Archant We walk, cycle or drive over bridges without a second glance. The water is below us. It always has been...we tend to take it for granted. Norwich floods , view of Thorpe Valley from Carrow Works. November 18, 1878How much to do know about the stories they have to tell. One of smiles and laughter or of death and destruction?Once a busy commercial highway, this is the River Wensum, the name is thought to come from an Old English word meaning “winding” although most rivers do meander.There was a terrible flood in 1878 and then the last “Great Flood” was back in 1912, a dark time for Norwich and Norfolk when lives were lost, property destroyed and thousands of people washed out of their homes and left penniless.Could it happen again?Milk delivery to Dial House, Heigham Street, Norwich, in 1912 with the modern view for comparison taken 106 … [Read more...] about Could Norwich ever be flooded again?
PUBLISHED: 18:39 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:39 22 March 2019 Steve Snelling Bomber ace: Len Trent sporting a moustache early in his flying career Archant It was a wartime escape immortalised by Hollywood. But for one Norfolk-based airman turned ‘great escaper’ misfortune turned out to be the most astonishing stroke of good fortune in a wartime career crammed with incident. Seventy-five years on from the most remarkable mass prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War, Steve Snelling charts a saga of survival that all but beggars belief In durance vile: Len Trent, seated centre, in Stalag Luft III where he served as a block commander in charge of security ahead of the Great EscapeThe agony of waiting was almost over for Len Trent. Nearly five hours had elapsed since a shower of grass-tufted soil and a sprinkling of snow had signalled the start of the most extraordinary escape operation of the Second World War.In that time more than 70 captured Allied airmen had … [Read more...] about Norfolk man Len Trent’s good fortune during The Great Escape
Opinion PUBLISHED: 18:20 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:20 22 March 2019 Keith Skipper Rural horsepower in full flow Norfolk several furrows ago with Duke Sayer of Hingham keeping Peggy and Bewty company Archant There’s so much going on in the world in 2019 that Keith Skipper wonders what the grandparents of tomorrow will make of it all in 50 years There’s an old saying I might have made up well before the past became so fashionable: “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be – and probably never was!”I suspect we’re all highly selective in sizing up yesterdays, especially when there are plenty to pick from and it seems eminently sensible to go for memories without the pain.An old saw I wish I had nudged into circulation on first watching village blacksmiths at full thwack may provide one of the most pertinent summaries on offer: “Nostalgia is a file that removes rough edges from the good old days”.I sat down the other evening … [Read more...] about What will youth of today be nostalgic about in 50 years?
PUBLISHED: 18:36 22 March 2019 David Vincent Talented Furniture and Product Design Undergraduate, Ben Whittaker, 20, has designed six new innovative seats for leading Colchester-based commercial seating manufacturer, Sui Generis. Picture: SUI GENERIS Sui Generis A Bury St Edmunds undergraduate has designed six new innovative seats for a Colchester-based commercial seating manufacturer. Arc seating, part of the GeoMet range from Sui Generis of The Hythe, Colchester and designed by Ben Whittaker. Picture: SUI GENERISThe company is renowned for its colourful seats, planters and water features which have taken centre stage at RHS Royal Chelsea Flower Show and Wembley Park. The new designs have been influenced by the firm’s GeoMet’s range of contemporary seats displaying bold shapes for open spaces, exhibition areas, conferences, schools, foyers and urban exteriors. Ben, who is from Bury St Edmunds, designed the pieces while on a six-month work … [Read more...] about Contemporary seating for schools, offices and urban public spaces