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Our monthly meeting. We are a friendly group who share a love of textiles. You don't have to be an embroiderer to come along. Well known author Maggie Grey willl speak on New Texture Techniques. Maggie has lots of new ideas for achieving texture in embroidery. These include both stitched surfaces and mixed media techniques, examining materials from wallpaper to dissolvables. There will be a little movie or two to show some aspects in greater detail.
John Bunyan Museum is open for the new season after being closed for the winter. New family and children's activity trails avaliable free
Original art from 45 artists, arranged specifically for children to see
By Jean Anouilh Performed by students of Bedford School & Bedford Girls’ School French Language Anouilh’s play is, in one sense, a political piece: he takes us back to twelfth century England in which the King, Henry II, is engaged in a power struggle with his bishops. Within this frame, however, Anouilh gives us the study of a friendship: its development, its peak, and its precipitous, murderous decline. It is also a study of two men, Henry II and Thomas Becket, who present a striking contrast. Their difference – the one passionate and impulsive, the other reserved and governed by principle – is both the foundation of their friendship and the reason for its descent into hostility. For half of the play, Anouilh’s Becket, Henry’s Chancellor and adviser, is a mystery, not least to himself; but, once he is made Archbishop of Canterbury, and discovers for the first time what he is on this earth for, the play moves towards its inevitable reckoning.
When you hear the name, The Three Degrees, you immediately think of their most famous song, “When Will I See You Again”, and the vision of three beautiful ebony women, perfectly coordinated in both their dance routines and their vocal harmonies. True, “When Will I See You Again” was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the chart in the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan and most European countries, earning the trio every conceivable accolade at the time -- not to mention enough Gold records to make Fort Knox a little envious! More than two decades on, the threesome have retained all three of their major qualities -- their beauty, their sparkling choreography and their precise vocal qualities. And, in between, they have amassed an impressive list of hit records. Today, the line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. The actual beginning of the group dates back more than 4 decades, when their then-manager, the enigmatic Richard Barrett brought three young teenagers together in Philadelphia. After a couple of years of constant rehearsing and local record hops, the group made its first mark on the recording scene by way of the Philly-based Swan Records. But they were tough days for the teenagers!
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