Roseland Festival… Chair’s Update

On the third day of the Festival we had a talk by James Thomas on Bees and Veg, with the sub-title ‘Put a buzz in your beds’, well the Festival has certainly got off to a buzzing start.

The opening evening, with the outstanding singer Rosa Rebecka ,at St.Just Church was very atmospheric especially as the church was candle lit. The next night was the 2010 Jazz Pianist of the Year Craig Milverton and the wonderful singing of Louise Parker – as many there said, ‘what a voice.’

Tregony Historic Walk, RNAS Search & Rescue, Taste of the Roseland at Philleigh Way Cookery School have all been sell outs and all really enjoyed by those who went. The Ruan Heritage Exhibition is such a wonderful record of local history and did you know there was  once a plan to have a railway through the Roseland? Wonderful photographs of people, sites and maps. I went for half an hour and stayed for nearly two, fascinating.

‘On a Bench’ acted by the two members of Owdyado Theatre, was another treat, it played to an audience of over a hundred, it was amusing, downright funny and at moments thoughtful. This was the last production of this play and hopefully they will be returning with a brand new play.

Chairman for 2013 Andy Thomas said, ’I’m so pleased how well the Festival has taken off. The committee has  worked to create  a very varied programme to appeal to a wide range of tastes and it is being very well received. There’s lots more to see and hear so come along.’

There’s much more to come before the 6th October. At Veryan there’s Callington Community Gospel Choir who will raise the roof on Saturday and later in the week a talk on the National Trust. At Tregony  St.Dennis Brass Band, British Champions, will be playing. In Portscatho there’s music at the Plume, Jazz at the Club,  Preserves along the Luggar at the church, and out at St.Antony there will be an Art Exhibition featuring two artists, both inspired by our Cornish scenery but with contrasting works.

There’s Roseland Festival programmes all over the peninsula, in pubs, shops and Post Offices  or have a look at www.roselandfestival.co.uk and of course you can download your free programme here.

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