PUBLISHED: 11:25 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 20 February 2018 Mark Boggis Seraphim prepare for their Musical Pilgrimage. Picture: Courtesy of Seraphim Archant The highly acclaimed all-female vocal group, Seraphim, have selected a special cluster of north Suffolk village churches for their spring musical pilgrimage. The intimate and all-inclusive full day pilgrimage features four mini-concerts in churches, which are each home to outstanding historic wall-paintings. This spring musical pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, April 29, featuring exquisite works for upper voices, hand-picked and presented to perfection by director, Vetta Wise. Ms Wise, who lives near Halesworth and formed Seraphim in 2014, said: “Suffolk is so blessed with the amazing survival of medieval wall-paintings even in its tiniest and most rural churches. “When you look up at the faces, or let your eyes follow their stories, you can’t help wondering what it would sound like if these … [Read more...] about Suffolk Seraphim’s 5th musical pilgrimage set to be picture perfect
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PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 15 February 2018 Chelmsford grasstrack rider Mitch Powell with the British Cycling Short Distance Series trophy. Picture: POWELL FAMILY Archant Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series. Samuel Brook (West Suffolk Wheelers) leads a string of Under 12 riders at Kentford. Picture: JOHN STYLES Despite breaking his collarbone in the Alps in the middle of the racing season, the 19-year-old was back racing within three weeks, just in time to clinch the series in the very last counting race at Mildenhall Festival of Cycling. Push Sport’s entry level mountain bike race series was rounded off at the Phoenix Cycleworks facility at Kentford near Newmarket with plenty of riders getting racing experience in time for the first round of the Mud Sweat and Gears Series at the end of the … [Read more...] about National champion Mitch Powell honoured at British Cycling Awards
Fire erupts after an LPG cylinder explosion triggers a series of blasts 0SHARES Share Tweet Email The timber market near Old Haji Camp in Karachi smolders on Sunday morning where as 250 shops and 50 warehouses were gutted. PHOTO: INP LAHORE: Valuables worth millions of rupees were destroyed when a gas cylinder exploded on Sunday evening in an LPG shop, triggering a series of blasts which completely gutted a makeshift furniture market in Haji Chowk area of Johar Town. Eye-witnesses said the fire broke out when a cylinder exploded in an LPG shop. A van had stopped outside the shop and the shopkeeper was busy in refilling a cylinder when it exploded. The shop caught fire which quickly reached other cylinders, thus causing a series of blasts in the shop. A rescue official said the cause of the fire would be ascertained after investigations. However, the eye-witness accounts, calls at Rescue 1122 and nature of the fire showed that its origin was the LPG … [Read more...] about Wrath of fire: Huge blaze destroys makeshift furniture market in Johar Town
Traders say pouring billions into defence in the valley has only bred further hostility 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Sheikh Amir Waheed. PHOTO: ICCI ISLAMABAD: Apart from the political expediency, a resolution to the Kashmir dispute was imperative for promoting regional trade. This was stated by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( ICCI) President Sheikh Amir Waheed at an event organized by the chamber on Sunday to observe ‘Kashmir Solidary Day’. On the day, traders reaffirmed their support for the struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination pledged under several UN Security Council resolutions. Waheed said that as the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) takes shape, a solution to the 70-year-long dispute was imperative to promote regional trade and economic integration in South Asia. Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed today Unless this key issue is resolved, he said regional … [Read more...] about Resolving Kashmir dispute vital to regional trade
The Seine River has risen to its maximum overnight from Sunday to Monday, (January 28 to 29), in Paris, and is expected to remain at the same level for about 24 hours before it slowly subsides, according to the flood information agency Vigicrues. The water level stabilised at 5.84 meters, (19 feet), near the Paris-Austerlitz train station, below the 6.10 meters measured at the same place in June 2016 and well below the 8.62 meters reached during the historic flood of 1910. The receding of floods could last about a week despite a lull in rainfall. The seven train stops along commuter line RER C that include stations near the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musee d'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower would remain closed until at least February 5th, the operator said. Waters continued to rise downstream from Paris as well as upstream, but this should not affect the capital, according to Vigicrues. Eleven departments remained on orange flood alert, one below the highest vigilance level. … [Read more...] about Paris waters rise again but flooding threat receding say weather forecasts
LEOPARDSTOWN racecourse is one of the premier horse racing tracks in Ireland for both National Hunt and flat racing.The Jump season features two notable festivals - the four-day Christmas Festival and the brand new two-day Dublin Racing Festival at the start of February.Leopardstown racecourse is located in Leopardstown, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, 8km south of the Dublin city centre.The address for the course is Foxrock, Dublin 18, Ireland.There are a number of options available when travelling to Leopardstown Racecourse. Car parking is free, but we do advise customers to allow ample time for the journey on racedays.Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50. Take exit 15 off the M50 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. Parking is free so early arrival is advised on race days to ensure you get a spot.From Dublin city centre, take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past … [Read more...] about Leopardstown racecourse: Keep on top of all the latest ticket news at the Dublin track and how to get there
DYSON is locking several Brits into a mysterious game room to see if they can escape – and they will need your help.The Brexit-backing British engineering giant is on a quest to find recruits who can help it create lots of snazzy new products to rival its robot hoovers and smart hairdryers.Contestants were picked after they managed to decode a cryptic clue Dyson left on its YouTube channel.They have been invited to a location in Brixton, south London, where they will enter The Smart Rooms over the weekend.The top secret challenge will be live streamed on gaming network Twitch so that viewers can help them out.Players must to navigate four rooms found in an everyday home including the kitchen, a kids' bedroom and a garage.At any point in the game, the players can ask the Twitch audience team for advice by placing objects or words under four spot lights, similar to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.The Twitch team will vote on which of … [Read more...] about Are you smart enough to pass the test that could get you a job at Dyson?
THE National Hurling League returns to action this weekend with a few high profile clashes.Defending All-Ireland champions TIPPERARY will be in action under the lights of Croke Park on Saturday night when they take on DUBLIN as part of a double header at HQ.KILKENNY, who were beaten in last year’s final, are set for a huge rematch of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final against WATERFORD that went to a replay.The teams will lock horns at Nowlan Park on Sunday and is sure to be a thrilling meeting.Last year’s National Hurling League winners CLARE begin the defence of their crown with a trip to Páirc Uí Rinn to take on CORK on Saturday night.The top four teams of Division 1A will take on the top four teams of Division 1B in the league quarter-finals. The bottom two sides will meet in a relegation play-off with the losers moving down to Division 1B.Here is the full fixture list for Division 1A:Round 1: Saturday, February 11th: Sunday February 12th:Round 2: … [Read more...] about GAA National Hurling League Division 1A fixtures: Guide to all the action as hurling returns
LEINSTER hurling returns this weekend with the beginning of the Walsh Cup.The annual Spring tournament played out between the top county and college sides in the province gives us our first look at what to expect from each team as well as raising money for a good cause.Here’s what you need to know ahead of the opening game:What is it?The Walsh Cup is the hurling equivalent in Leinster to the O’Byrne Cup in football.The two competitions were introduced together in 1954 and the money raised by these competition is used to help pay the medical bills of players and ordinary GAA members in financial difficulty in the province.The Walsh Cup has been won 19 times by Kilkenny, the most of any county in the tournament’s history, although it was Wexford who were crowned the competition’s first winners in 1954.Last year Dublin beat Wexford in the final by 10 points.Much like its football counterpart, the Walsh Cup largely acts as a warm up to the National League.Who plays … [Read more...] about The Walsh Cup: Who plays in Leinster hurling’s first competition and when is it on
IF you're a fan of medical drama shows, ITV's latest series has definitely been one to watch.The Good Karma Hospital has give us "life affirming and optimistic" viewing, but the series concludes tonight - what time is it on, who's in the cast and what's it about?The final episode of the series airs on Sunday March 12 at 9pm on ITV.The Good Karma Hospital premiered on Sunday February 5th. Each episode is an hour long.Tonight's episode goes head-to-head with BBC One's latest thriller starring Kate Bosworth and Sam Riley SS-GB, Ibiza Weekender over on ITV2, Homeland on Channel 4 and Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week on BBC Two.If you miss an episode you can catch up on ITV Hub. Cast for the show include: Amanda RedmanAmanda Redman, 59, is a BAFTA nominated actress from Brighton, known for her role as Sandra Pullman in BBC One series New Tricks and has also starred in TV shows such as Home with the Braithwaites, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This and films such … [Read more...] about When is The Good Karma Hospital on ITV tonight, who’s in the cast with Amanda Redman and what’s it about?