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Reg. Charity No. 305999

Citation Awards

Music Section of the Devonshire Association




Wessex Festials

S P E C I A L  E V E N T

Bampton, Sue White: please would you say how much I enjoyed the WW1 'show'. I thought Steve Thomason's song made an excellent thread to weave through it, the visuals on the screen were stunning and the variety of material made for a real 'emotional rollercoaster'. Congratulations to everyone involved. I would definitely come & see it again.


Morchard Bishop, Michael O’Brien: ‘The War to End All Wars’ was lovingly staged. For a group of so-called ‘amateurs’, individual performances throughout were of a much higher standard than anticipated. The cast played their respective roles ably and with conviction. The outstanding feature, though, was the imaginative and sensitive use of slide-projection throughout, which truly enhanced the production. Pennymoor Singaround are to be congratulated for striking just the right balance in the portrayal of events and for creating such a moving and memorable evening.


Knightshayes, Linda Wear: Really enjoyed Saturday night. Well done on the careful and interesting research and getting the programme together. I thought people did really well and some performances were memorable. Lovely to hear some old and new favourites.


Hanlons, John Andrews: Pie & Pint night: goodness me, what a brilliant night! OK, a wee bit sad, but so cleverly and skillfully done. Brilliant.


Chittlehampton, Carol H-Begg: Please thank everyone for a truly wonderful presentation which was discussed at great length at the coffee morning yesterday and at Chapel today. Everyone was so complimentary. The song of 'Lady of the Night' shone a new light on that profession as comforters and a way of escape from the horrors of war that some had not realised before!  The images were a show in themselves, and so appropriate. How all those pictures were found is amazing. I look forward to seeing it again, I hope, when it comes to Bideford, and take in all the bits I missed this time, as there was much to contemplate.


Topsham, Leith & Sandie Whittington: Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the WW1 show in Topsham. It was a very sensitive and moving presentation in the context of the local population, with a good selection of songs and readings that told a complete story. Beautifully done! We shall certainly recommend to our friends.








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