If music be the food of love…..

This year we are very pleased to be able to welcome back the chamber choir Dodecantus, for a concert containing a rich variety of choral music and something for everyone to be held in St James’ church, Avebury by kind permission of the Rev. Maria Sheperdson and the PCC.

As well as the traditional chamber choir repertoire, Dodecantus will follow the contemporary choral composer Bob Chilcott through five days that changed the world; from the invention of the printing press to the first man in space.

One week on from Valentine’s Day there will be jazzy romance from Cole Porter and beautiful French love songs from Morten Lauridsen.  Then, continuing with the French theme, the evening will conclude with a medly of songs from Les Miserables.

For tickets (£10) please contact our secretary, Maggie Lewis, by emailing kvdgrda8@gmail.com or call or text 07930 341524.

Plant Fair

To be held this year on Sunday 22nd April at Barbury Racecourse, by the kind permission of the owners, Chris & Ingrid Woodhouse, we are hoping for a fine day and lots of avid plant hunters to come and buy from the wonderful selection of plants, accessories and garden furniture on display.  We will have our own plant stall, all the profits going to the group, and there will be the cake stall with homemade cakes, cookies and other goodies.  The Members Barn will once again offer refreshments to hungry shoppers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Picnic – July 2016

The annual picnic for the Kennet Valley Carriage Driving Group was held at our summer yard on the Manton Estate.  It was attended by DWs, RDA whips, volunteers and friends who give the group support in so many different ways during the year.  The BDS area commissioner, Hazel Woodbridge, joined us and agreed to judge a dressage competition for the DWs.  Long time group member Pat Putland and new RDA pony Biscuit proving the most successful on the day.

A delicious barbecue lunch was enjoyed by all despite threatening black clouds and a short shower.  A memorial brass plaque named for Janet Firth, Ashy Stokes and Tessa Jackman in recognition of their many years volunteering with the group was fitted to Biscuit’s carriage by Janet’s son Richard.  On behalf of the DWs Pat Putland thanked all those who had organised the day and worked so hard to make it such a great success.