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WNTV: Carnival Day 2006 - The Riverside Entertainment
week I did not have time to prepare all of the Carnival
Day photographs so I have continued below with some pictures
of the various entertainment which took place on the riverside
the judging of the floats and carnival procession, many
activities took place on a packed carnival field. There
were more charity stalls and traders in attendance and
I think probably the largest amount of visitors I have
seen at the annual event so far. Carnival Day is one of
the Ross-on-Wye's more successful occasions and visitors
to the riverside entertainment seem to be on the increase
every year - which is excellent news!
Mayor, Phil Cutter brought along the band he plays in,
the Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band, which consists
of players aged from 12 upwards and can run with any number
of musicians - up to about 15 strong. The band's musical
director is Tom Williams, a past organizer of 'Jazz in
the Park', Pontypool.
you would like to see all Wyenot News photos taken
on Carnival Day, please
click here for a slide show, which will open
in a separate window. Tina made a video recording of the
parade and of the Torfaen Jazz Band for WNTV,
can be viewed here. (Right click the video
link to download to your own computer. 33.59 Mb.)
Town Band entertain at the Bandstand. DSC_4399
The Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band entertain at the Bandstand.
Ross-on-Wye's Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter entertains
as part of the Torfaen
Jazz Band. DSC_4431
the parade, the Jawahir Belly Dancers perform on the carnival field.
Dance entertainment by Natasha Broadfield's Dance Class . DSC_4354
Alan Smith with his Raleigh Safety Seven on display with the Border
Counties Vintage Club. DSC_4450
Geoff Howell with his 1939 Velocette KTS. DSC_4458
Ross Fire Brigade were in attendance to promote home safety, getting
a little damp themselves. DSC_4466
The end of the annual duck race. I think a yellow duck won. DSC_4482
Valley Chamber Music Launch Three Summer Concerts
The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival is a well established
annual event each January, attracting many of the UK's finest
young chamber artists. It has become an important part of
the cultural calendar of the area and each year is enthusiastically
supported and eagerly awaited.
1st - 3rd September, Wye Valley Chamber Music will be presenting
an inaugural series of three concerts, aimed at bridging
the gap between each annual January Festival and bringing
music to the area during the longer summer evenings. The
three programmes each feature the London Bridge Ensemble
and festival director Daniel Tong. The first presents music
from England and France written in the first part of the
last century, the second highlights Mozart in his birthday
year alongside the music of Leos Janacek and the third pairs
Schumann and Brahms (mentor, disciple and close friends).
Almost every possible combination from within the four instruments
- violin, viola, cello and piano - will be explored.
concerts will take place in St Briavels, the home of the
Festival, Hereford in the intimate atmosphere of the Bishop's
Palace and the wonderful surroundings of Hellens Manor.
People are urged to book tickets early as concerts frequently
of all three concerts can be found on the 'What's
On?' page of Wyenot News.
London Bridge Ensemble Daniel Tong, piano, Benjamin Nabarro,
violin, Kate Gould, cello, Tom Dunn, viola The London Bridge
Ensemble is one of Britain's most exciting and innovative
chamber groups. In 2005 they made their debut at the Wigmore
Hall in London and they are resident at the Ponte de Lima
Festival in Portugal. They have performed at St George's
Bristol and St John's, Smith Square in London and future
plans include concerts at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels,
Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, Casa da Musica, Porto, in Sofia,
Bulgaria and Kerry, Ireland as well as their first CD of
music by Frank Bridge.
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