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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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7th May 2024
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Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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Top Choir Kent 2014

One of the Rotary Club of Canterbury’s main fund-raising events is the annual Top Choir Kent festival of singing (for more details on Top Choir Kent itself, click here to be taken to our sister website).

Thanks to generous sponsorship the Top Choir Kent 2014 event has raised in excess of £8,000 for charity.  This fantastic sum is made up of around £7,000 from the event itself and an amazing £1,400 from a retiring  ‘bucket collection’ in aid of the Demelza Childrens Hospice at Sittingbourne.

Whilst two of the event’s objectives are to raise money for charitable causes and to support singing in the community, a third objective is for members of the Rotary Club of Canterbury to enjoy fellowship setting-up and running the event.  Below is a selection of pictures mainly by Peter Hermitage (unless Guy Gardener; “GG” or Martin Ward; “MW”- where stated) of club members involved in the event.  For pictures of the performance itself, click here for the Gallery section of the Top Choir Kent website.

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge. 

Pictures Copyright © Peter Hermitage, Guy Gardener, Martin Ward & Rotary Club of Canterbury 2014.

Comp Director, John Harris, sets the stage

Car parking arrangements in safe hands

Roddy T-B wrestles with seat numbers…

…and so does Roger Clarke…

…and so does Tony Pomeroy

…and so does Lesley Stephenson…

…and so does Jean Pomeroy as she sorts out seating arrangements for the choirs

Meanwhile Viv Pritchard and Mark Esdale listen to the rehearsal

“You may be wondering why I’ve called you here today…”

3rd-form naughty-boy Bob Anderson shortly before being given a detention…

Sunrise Club Member, Philip Abbott, rigging the lights

Martin Ward helping rig the BBC Kent microphones

Bob Anderson & Martin Ward struggle with the P&O flag

And Tim Brett checks everything is in order…

Peter Hermitage gives the thumbs-up to kick things off with John Hill and Lesley Stephenson (GG)

President Geoff Goodban gets the show underway by making the official welcome (GG)

 Compère Rob Smith interviews Richard Kemball-Cook about PolioPlus (GG)

Meanwhile down in the bar, Alan Holmes and Rocyn Williams check the stock…

Two of the TCK organising committee breath a sigh of relief (MW)

Behind every stage manager is a Benny Hill look-alike


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