PUBLISHED: 09:01 04 March 2011
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GORLESTON Pavilion will be alive to the sound of brass when the Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band of the Salvation Army gives its first ever concert at the Edwardian venue on Friday, March 11.
Brass by the Sea, conducted by David Woodrow will feature more than 30 musicians in a varied programme including marches and the popular novelty piece, Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet.
Vocalists Bram Bryant and Elayne Green will take part along with the teenage cornet trio of Sam Gibson, David Frost and Matthew Frost.
The concert is being given in aid of the Palliative Care East appeal, which has already raised over £1.2 million towards its target of £1.5 million to build a centre at the James Paget Hospital to support those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Appeal patron Tony Mallion will host the event.
Brass by the Sea, Gorleston Pavilion, March 11 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from the box office on 01493 662832.
SHERINGHAM Shantymen will be at the Centurion in Caister on Saturday, March 12, to raise cash for EACH, the East Anglian Children’s Hospices charity. Tickets, £10, including a buffet, are available from The Centurion or Keith Hooker on 07768269473.
THE Great Yarmouth Operatic and Dramatic Society will be holding a Pancake and Coffee Day at Coffee Plus in Beach Road, Hemsby, tomorrow and Sunday between 10am and 4pm.
A show is also planned for June 4 at the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston, in association with the Phyllis Adams School of Dance.
The Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company will be presenting the Disney stage version of Alice in Wonderland at the Pavilion Theatre from April 14 to 16 at 7.30pm with a matinee on April 16 at 2pm.
MORE Extend exercise sessions are being offered. An Active Exercise to Music class will take place at South Walsham Village Hall on March 8. The cost is £12 for four classes or £4 pay-on-the-day. An Extend Active class will take place at Bracecamp Parish Hall in Ormesby St Margaret on March 9 at 10am. The cost is £12 for four classes or £4 pay-on-the-day. A further Extend Seated class will take place at the Club Room, Main Road, Filby, on March 11 at 10.15am. Cost is £12 for four classes or £4 pay-on-the-day. An Extend Seated class be held at Mill Crescent, Acle, at 2.30pm on March 9. Cost is £3 on the day. For more information, call Pam Redwood on 01493 748830 or e-mail email@example.com.
POPULAR concert choir The Chorus of St Cecilia perform Some Enchanted Evening at the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston from March 24 to 26. Conducted by musical director Matthew Hardy, Some Enchanted Evening includes songs from many of Broadway’s most popular musicals including South Pacific, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Merry Widow and Showboat.
Soloists include Neil Francis, who sang in last year’s production, Kirsty Barlow, Natasha Steffieri and Chris Moore.
Tickets are available from the Pavillion Theatre box office on 01493 662832 and the Dance Shop, High Street, Gorleston.
NORFOLK Wildlife Trust has launched Wild Norfolk, a three-year project which aims to connect people in Great Yarmouth with nature. The project has been awarded £98,000 by Natural England as part of its Access to Nature programme, funded by £25m from the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.
Wild Norfolk will consist of a series of events and activities including Wildlife Taster Days encouraging the exploration of green spaces and countryside.
A programme of free wildlife workshops ranging from wildlife gardening to surveying plants and animals will be held.
Hickling Broad will be among nature reserves visited.
The workshops kick off with a series of free courses on wildlife gardening for beginners at Great Yarmouth Library on March 8, 15 and 22.
CHILDREN will reap the benefit from an annual charity coffee morning and stall fair taking place in Cantley later this month.
On Saturday, March 19, the British Sugar Social Club in the village will host the event, which will have stalls including everything from books and cakes to bric-a-brac.
There will also be a tombola and raffle.
Money from the event, which runs from 10am to 2pm, will go towards the Quidenham children’s hospice and air ambulance.
THE Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be holding a concert tomorrow in Hopton.
At 7.30pm in the parish church, on Lowestoft Road, the society will be performing a range of songs from classics like The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, with proceeds going to the church fund repairs.
Tickets are £5 with refreshments, with children going free.
Tickets can also be bought on the door.