St. Mary’s Church, Longcot. ‘A Village Celebration’ – Flower Festival open daily 11am-6pm from Sat. 2nd to Sun. 10th May and Spring Concert on Sat. 9th May at 6pm.

This year’s Flower Festival will have a 1940’s theme to celebrate VE Day. Colourful bunting and patriotic colours will create the cheerful atmosphere of a village street party. On the Saturday evening there will be another concert by the Clarinet Collective, a versatile group of professional clarinettists who also work freelance with some of London’s leading orchestras. This year two additional players will be joining last year’s quartet to perform music for clarinet sextet using instruments of varying sizes. The programme will feature timeless classics by Mozart and Ravel alongside popular music from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and a Glen Miller medley. The concert will finish with the rousing Dambusters March and it promises to be a lively and entertaining evening. Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of the fund to create a new community space in St. Mary’s.


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