Taking tips from Great British Bake Off star

Events play an important part in the social life of Wychavon and two of the highlights of our year were held recently in Droitwich and Evesham.

I got to meet a television celebrity in the form of Nadiya, the winner of The Great British Bake Off, at the Droitwich Food Festival.

British Bake Off winner Nadiya demonstrates

British Bake Off winner Nadiya demonstrates

She had baked a cake for HM The Queen which she explained in great detail to me. She also demonstrated demonstrated a curry, macaroons and a pastry cake.  All part of the Wot’s Cooking demonstrations.

Staff from The Porky Pig

Staff from The Porky Pig

The festival itself was very well attended with lots of stalls, plenty of food and drinks, ice cream etc.

The handmade chocolate stall yum!

The handmade chocolate stall yum!

Then we had Evesham’s Street Carnival which was once again a quite spectacular event. With the theme being Rio (Olympics) 2016 there were coloured costumes and floats in abundance.

Me with Kiaragh Brown aged 11 – Carnival Queen and Marcus Toney – Chairman of Vale of Evesham Round Table organisers of the 2016 Evesham Carnival. Kiaragh attends St. Egwins School in Evesham.

Me with Kiaragh Brown aged 11 – Carnival Queen and Marcus Toney – Chairman of Vale of Evesham Round Table organisers of the 2016 Evesham Carnival. Kiaragh attends St. Egwins School in Evesham.

 

Although the heavens opened just as the carnival procession set off from the Crown Meadow, everyone was in high spirits.

Me with Kiaragh Brown aged 11 – Carnival Queen and Marcus Toney – Chairman of Vale of Evesham Round Table organisers of the 2016 Evesham Carnival.  Kiaragh attends St. Egwins School in Evesham.

After the rain eased off participants and audience were able to really enjoy the occasion.  Thanks must go to the Round Table for organising the event, with special thanks to Glen Lyon for masterminding the procession.

I also recently attended Cllr Audrey Steel’s garden party at her home in aid of St Richard’s Hospice, which is also my chosen charity for the year. We enjoyed afternoon tea served in vintage china supplied by Pollyannas, with sandwiches, scones with cream and delightful cakes.  The marquee was full (probably over 100 people).

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Aly Parkes (Senior Fund Raiser at St. Richard’s), Cllr. Charlie Homer (also a Fund Raiser for St. Richard’s – who also made the tea for everyone present), Cllr. Mrs. Steel, Chairman and Enda Spillane from Cocomo Chocolates based in Ireland who gave a most interesting talk on making chocolate and gave all the guests the opportunity to sample various types of chocolate – absolutely delicious

The table draw raised £2,144, which would pay for a specialist nurse for one month, and the raffle raised just over £1,000.00 all for St Richard’s.

Guests at the garden party

Guests at the garden party

On June 21 is also got the chance to enjoy the sounds of Prince Henry’s High School’s Summer Concert and celebrate their wonderful musical talent, as well as that of pupils from feeder middle schools.

For the first time the joint orchestra of musicians from Bredon Hill and St Egwin’s Middle Schools joined students from Prince Henry’s to perform the theme from The Great Escape, Moonlight Serenade and selections from Les Miserables.  This orchestra was formed after Prince Henry’s third music workshop which took place in February.  Other favourites performing were The Decorators and Barbershop groups (male) and The Acabellas & The Barbettes (female). Prince Henry’s Singers sang a beautiful piece entitled The Seal Lullaby and after the Flute & Clarinet Ensembles and various soloists had performed the Big Band closed the evening with a performance called Absoludicrus.

The Headteacher, Dr. Tony Evans, in thanking all the participants for sharing their talents with the audience, wished those who were leaving Prince Henry’s at the end of term a bright and enjoyable future and hoped they would continue to enjoy music whilst pursuing their chosen careers.  Once again an absolutely stunning performance by some very talented students.  Well done Prince Henry’s.

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