Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:06

Chobham Flower & Music Festival 2016

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Dale Chambers conducting Dale Chambers conducting photo by Nicholas Young

This year's flower and music festival begins on Thursday the 8th of September with the ChobLit literary lunch which welcomes Chobham girl, Rebecca Stonehill, as the guest author.

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.

Flower Festival

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.

Candlelight Concert

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

Nicholas Young

The original creator of the Chobham Net back in 1999. Founding director of Reaper Enterprises Ltd and Nicholas Young & Co Photography (www.nry.co.uk).

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