Archive for November 30th, 2012

Leigh Park Grotto Nov 30th

November 30, 2012

Straight from the Home-Start AGM we went to the Greywell Shopping Grotto.

With organiser Cllr. Yvonne Weeks

With organiser Cllr. Yvonne Weeks

A lot of people were there and we were treated to the singing of festive carols and songs by children from three local schools, Front Lawn, St. Thomas More’s and Trosnant. Each school sang 3 or 4 songs individually before joining up to sing a final song.

Run by a team of volunteers, the Grotto has been an annual event for about 15 years, and is a non-profit organisation which has been generously supported by the landlords of the Greywell Shopping Centre, Social housing providers and local businesses such as Pfizer and ASDA.

The Grotto is beautifully decked out, and makes for a magical experience for local children.

Home Start AGM Nov 30th

November 30, 2012

This morning we went to Sharpe’s Copse Children & Families Centre in West Leigh for the Annual General Meeting of Home-Start Havant.

We were met by Maggie Short, the Chair of Home-Start Havantand given an insight into the years happenings.

After the normal AGM agenda, with Maggie Short giving her report and the Treasurer going over the year’s accounts, we were invited to stay for a light buffet lunch and to talk to some of the people there.

As Elaine was a Home-Start volunteer, there were several members of the organisation that we both new, and also others new to us who we were introduced to.

Havant Light Opera Nov 29th

November 30, 2012

Havant Light Opera’s “Edwardian Christmas Party”, at the Spring in East Street, is an enjoyable evening of songs, mainly from the later part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th.

With over 30 performers on stage all of the time, this was a very musical affair, with several of the numbers featuring some excellent solo and duet singing.

The first half of the evening’s entertainment featured 15 numbers, ranging from Johan Strauss II to Gilbert & Sulivan, while the second half comprised ensemble singing from the performers interspersed with the packed audience singing along with traditional carols, selected by members of the audience from a supplied song book.

A very pleasant evening’s entertainment.