What’s on in 2019

We have four more Friends’ events planned for this year:


Thursday 29 August: Miss Marple comes to Melbourne. Jo Mallard (who actually played Agatha Christie in last year’s SMP drama production) is giving a talk on police forensic work. Jo is a lecturer and crime scene investigation consultant – it promises to be a fascinating evening. Melbourne Parish Church, 7.30 pm. FREE ENTRY.


Monday 30 September: The Friends’ Annual General Meeting. 7 pm, The Dower House. All members welcome (please let me or Griselda know if you are planning to attend).


Saturday 5 October: Choros Amici. The Parish Church, 7 for 7.30 pm. We present ‘the choir of friends’ as part of the Melbourne Festival Fringe and with the support of East Midland Airport. The choir’s mission is to sing music to the highest possible standard, to entertain and inspire audiences and, above all, to have fun while doing so. Former winners of Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year – not to be missed. Tickets (£10) available from me, Forteys in the Market Place or through the Festival website. With bar.


Friday 18 October: The Dime Notes. The Parish Church, 7 for 7.30 pm. Our annual  jazz night, part of the Melbourne Festival Fringe and supported by Harpurs of Melbourne. The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orlean’s jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era from musicals, such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols. A rare chance to hear some great jazz in a fantastic setting. Tickets (£10) available from me, Forteys in the Market Place or through the Festival website. With bar.