This year’s colourful celebration of arts, crafts and music will take place over the weekend of 17/18 May.
There will be an exhibition in St. Michael’s Church open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday.
Lovely pictures will be on view along with clever crafts and beautiful embroidery. Some works will be for sale.
On Saturday evening there will be a Romp with the Bard, a Celebration of Shakespeare presented in a not-too-serious way by Susannah Mayor, Ian Klemen and Peter Mould. This will be in the W.I. Hall at 7.30pm. A bar will be available and tickets are £6.50. Those comming as a party might like to sit at one of the cafe’-style tables and enjoy the evening of mayhem and merriment.
On Sunday evening in the church there will be a concert by Quodibet. This unusual word mean “a light-hearted medley of well-known tunes”, or literally, “what pleases you”.
The group is a mixed voice ensemble which sings madrigals, glees and catches, folk songs, humorous items as trios, duets and solos in a medley of harmonious melodies from five centuries.
The Director, Dr Peter Giles, has a long professional career as a singer, lecturer, choral director and teacher. He was Senior Lay-Clerk at Canterbury Cathedral. He is an acknowledged, published authority on the male high voice. The delightful concert will begin at 7pm and tickets are £7.50.
Tickets can be obtained from Martello Bookshop or by ringing 01797 223040.
The Friends of Playden Church will extend a welcome to all.
“Rye’s Own” May 2008
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