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Subject: SEFAN 2011-02-09_01 Events (2 posts) Sussex



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1. Sussex Harmony West Gallery Workshop for instrumentalists and singers at Catsfield. Saturday 19th March SUSSEX
2. Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival - Big Weekend - Friday 4th March - Sunday 6th March. SUSSEX


From: "Paula Arthur" <paula.m.arthur_at_dsl_dot_pipex_dot_com>
Date: 8 February 2011 15:31:15 GMT
Subject: An ebulletin, please

West Gallery Workshop for instrumentalists and singers at Catsfield
Saturday 19th March

Sussex Harmony, a Lewes based West Gallery group, are holding a workshop from 11.00am – 4.00pm in Catsfield Village Hall followed by a traditional Evensong in the Church at 5.15pm.  Do come along to sing, play or just listen to the vibrant music that was performed in our parish churches and chapels before the age of the church organ.

We’ll be looking at some great music including material from Catsfield’s original manuscripts dating back to the 18th & 19th centuries. Music will be supplied. Most instruments are welcome. So bring your flute, recorder, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, violin, cello or even serpent. There will be a Bring and Share lunch.

The more the merrier as this music needs to be sung with as much enthusiasm as accuracy!

More details from Mike Cooper 01424 892681 email: mikecooper_at_mdcooper_dot_myzen_dot_co_dot_uk  and also about Sussex Harmony and West Gallery music at


From: "Snowdrop Music" <snowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net>
Date: 8 February 2011 22:48:33 GMT
Subject: Fw: Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival - Big Weekend - Friday 4th March - Sunday 6th March

Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival

The Big Weekend - Friday 4th March 2011 - Sunday 6th March 2011 (Classics, Market, Ceilidh & Spiers and Boden)
We have lined up some truly amazing events for our third annual Fairtrade Festival in Burgess Hill. Please do check out our website for everything that is happening -

Friday 4th March - 7.30pm
Classics & Cakes, St John's Church, Burgess Hill
The Amici Consort comes all the way from the Royal Academy of Music. The trio consists of 3 excellent postgraduate students who will be performing a wide range of classical pieces on flute, violin and cello. The trio are already performing internationally and are sure to have good musical futures. They are joined by Matthew Socci, a young classical guitarist and composer - dubbed the Einaudi of the guitar.

The concert takes place in the relaxed setting of St John The Evangelist Church, Burgess Hill and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5.00 available from the Burgess Hill Help Point, Present Company Burgess Hill or by email request tosnowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net
Saturday 5th March - 10.00am to 3.00pm
Fairtrade Market, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)
Our third annual Fairtrade Market is again free to enter. We have around 20 stalls, including Divine Chocolate and coffee tasting with Percol. Loads of great gifts and Fairtrade food to buy. Do come along and have a browse.


Saturday 6th March - 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
Grand Ceilidh (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)

This year we welcome KATE'S KITCHEN BAND to lead us in our ceilidh. This is an eight piece traditional band that will keep you on the dance floor. Also joining us on the night will be The Flaming Czars, a string and piano accordian duo with a passion for Eastern European and Middle Eastern music
This will be great night and it is really worth booking early for this event as we only have around 80 tickets left.

Tickets are £9.00 each (or £8.00 each when you buy 4 or more). Food is available separately.


Sunday 6th March - 7.30pm

Spiers and Boden - Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill   (Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)

Described as the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene. Spiers and Boden have built up a formidable reputation as artists inb their own right but also as part of the multi instrumental band Bellowhead. Multi award winning with a style all their own they are not to be missed. The gig opens with the beautiful singing of Julie Hall, our local Burgess Hill singer songwriter and the edgy songs of Gareth Davies-Jones.

Tickets are £14.00 each or £12.50 each for 4 or more

Please come along and support Fairtrade and enjoy yourself at the same time. And do share this message with friends and family.

Kind regards


Robert Eggleston
Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade Group
0794 779 2033


We look forward to another year with SEFAN - the e-listings is great by the way - very useful. Kate Murdoch, Making Music South East, Eastern Division

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