Rebecca now lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but was originally a Chobham girl, spending her early childhood in the village. She has travelled widely and it was in Granada, the Spanish city with its lingering murmurs of the country’s bitter Civil War, that inspired her first novel, The Poet’s Wife. Her second novel, The Girl and the Sunbird, about Kenya, is being published this year.
As 2016 is a flower festival year, it will feature magnificent flower displays in St Lawrence Church and Church Hall from September 30th to October 2nd. Chobham Village clubs, societies, schools and other nearby churches, as well as the St Lawrence Church Flower Rota, will create spectacular arrangements. The popular Festival Café will be open over the weekend to provide refreshments whilst you look at the flower displays.
The candlelight concert on Tuesday 27th September includes three orchestral works by Vaughan Williams and Elgar as well has the enchanting Five Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi scored for clarinet solo and strings, performed by the Le Page Ensemble.
Other concerts this year include the award winning, Chobham-based Friary Guildford Band, who will be performing at the Chobham Club on the 28th September.
Visit the Chobham Festival website for the full programme: http://festival.chobham.org