St Peter's Festival Weekend
The weekend of 5 to 7 June 2015 saw 100's of visitors coming to Wisborough Green for a fantastic series of events - Flower Festival, Open Gardens and various music events. More pictures here: photos
FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015
From the ethereal beauty of a bridal arrangement, to the pastel shades of flowers dancing round a beribboned maypole, to the vibrant hues of "Colours of Day", the Flower Festival delivered the promised explosion of colour.
The arrangers interpreted the theme of "Hymns of Glory" with skill and imagination and we received many encouraging compliments. When the flowers were unpacked from the wholesaler and put into buckets you could have been at the Nice flower market such was the range of blooms from the exotic and tropical to the simple flowers of an English meadow. However the church was soon transformed and we hope that the many visitors and friends who came to see our finished efforts enjoyed their visit.
Thank you to all who contributed time and energy and creative talent.
OPEN GARDENS 2015
The annual Open Gardens weekend was blessed with glorious sunshine this year. Eleven keen and extremely talented gardeners opened their gates for people to see their beautiful lawns, borders and vegetables. With the Flower Festival in the church too there was plenty for everyone to feast their eyes on.
MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
On Friday night Malcolm Brinson, our resident organist and choirmaster, treated us to a wonderfully varied organ recital which showed his talents off to a treat. We were able to watch his performance on a screen at the front of the church as the nave was filled with the rousing pieces of music.
On Saturday night we had a concert of two halves. In the first we were entertained by local talent including the joyful Glee Singers, under the leadership of Victoria Smallwood and solos from Alice Warwick. Then followed some poetry, read by Richard Vause and Doris Smallwood, and music from WW1 sung by the church choir, finishing with audience participation in choruses such as ‘pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’, the whole given against a back drop of video clips from WW1 scenes.
In the second half the young and very gifted Ferio Saxophone Quartet amazed and delighted everyone with their wide ranging and uplifting repertoire. At times it felt as though a whole orchestra were there such was the varied sound from their four saxophones. At the end, after a standing ovation, they talked to the audience before returning to London.
On Sunday evening, in the sun filled church, a short songs of praise took place. The congregation sang some of the hymns depicted by the beautiful flowers arrangements and learned a little about the origins of each very different hymn. This brought to a close a successful and enjoyable weekend.
The Festival Weekend made a wonderful profit in excess of £2,800. A huge Thank You to everyone who helped make this such a successful event.
St Peter’s LINKS Committee