English Banana.com ESL Blog

The latest free material and news from English Banana.com

More Photos from our Big Sky Fundraising Event on 31st March 2012

Official events photography courtesy Photographers’ Gallery, Holt, Norfolk. Used with kind permission.

Sian Croose & Big Sky

Hugh Lupton - Storyteller

Hugh Lupton - Storyteller

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Hugh Lupton - Backstage

Hugh Lupton - Backstage

Alan Childs, Trustee of English Banana Trust, and Matt Purland

Alan Childs, Trustee of English Banana Trust, and Matt Purland

Glyn Purland, Chair of English Banana Trust

Glyn Purland, Chair of English Banana Trust


Thanks to Everybody who Made our Fundraising Concert such a Big Success!

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.

Norwich Cathedral.

David Tipling's Presentation

Big Sky Choir - warming up!

1 Comment

Listen to Interview with English Banana Trust Chairman on BBC Radio Norfolk

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.

You are Invited to a Concert in Aid of English Banana Trust – 11th February 2012

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.

Tickets £12.00

Box Office, Auden Theatre

01263 713444

email boxoffice@greshams.com

The Box Office is also open one hour before the performance.