The Dionysius Choir from Krefeld sang to me in the Parlour last Friday. They brought greetings from the Burgermeister (Mayor) of Krefeld and presented the city with a plaque showing Krefeld’s traditional textile industry.
Our German friends joined Shula Oliver and friends in the cathedral for a concert in aid of Clic Sargent. The evening began dramatically with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and just got better. The Mass of the Children was a particularly moving experience. TV presenter, Michael Collie, introduced the performances with wit, humour and an eye for detail.
Foregate Street Station officially re-opened this week with a short ceremony to celebrate its refurbishment. Rail travellers will now experience a clean, modern style station as they arrive in the heart of the city.
WorcesterWolvesBasketballAcademy was in action on Friday evening. Phil and I watched the under 14s game, which was hotly contested all the way to the finish.
Beacons held its annual conference on the theme of small farmers in the developing world at WorcesterUniversity. We heard how small farmers are being thrown off the land by big developers who grow bio fuels, palm oil and food crops for export. The good news is that small farmers are fighting back with the help of UK charities.
I went on to a retirement road show at the Guildhall. Stall holders had a huge array of products and information of interest to retirees. I learned a lot about pensions, health, adapting your home, adult care and much more.