Official events photography courtesy Photographers’ Gallery, Holt, Norfolk. Used with kind permission.
Our “Big Sky” fundraising event went really well on Saturday night. Thanks to everybody who took part, including the performers Big Sky Choir, storyteller Hugh Lupton, and wildlife photographer David Tipling. Thanks as well to the hard-working team of people who made it possible, including the English Banana Trustees, other volunteers, and the professional, kind, and helpful staff at Cathedral.
A packed crowd gathered in the new Hostry centre at Norwich Cathedral to be enthralled, educated, and above all entertained! First we heard all about David Tipling’s recent visit to Papua New Guinea, and how the relationship between people and birds there is really quite unique. After a short break we were thoroughly spoilt by the wonderful singing of Norfolk choir Big Sky and the amazing, mesmerising tales of Hugh Lupton. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all, and money was raised towards this year’s English Banana Trust Free Summer School for English teachers.
You can still catch a recent interview with EB Trust Chairman Glyn Purland, which took place on Friday 9th March 2012 at BBC Radio Norfolk in Norwich. Click the link below and fast forward to around 37 minutes in:
Glyn spoke about the upcoming Trust concert at Norwich Cathedral and also about the Free Summer School for English teachers, which is planned for August this year. Many thanks to presenter Mark Matthews and all at BBC Radio Norfolk for their kind hospitality.
We invite you to a very special concert in aid of the Holt-based charity English Banana Trust. ~ Spreading the use and understanding of the English language throughout the world… helping people to find routes out of poverty ~
‘When I Fall in Love’ – Saturday 11th February 2012 ~ 8pm (Bar opens 7.30 pm).
The Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Holt, UK. A selection of songs from the heart.
Soprano ~ Jayne May-Sysum
Pianist/Accompanist ~ Jonathan Wortley
A romantic programme for the ‘season of love’ including music by George Gershwin, Richard Strauss, Cole Porter and Giacomo Puccini.
Box Office, Auden Theatre
The Box Office is also open one hour before the performance.