Duns Got Talent
Sorry I should have blogged this before. Too late for Gardeners' Question Time but....Diverse range of talent on show at Christ Church in Duns
Joseph and His Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat is highlightTHERE'S a chance to see the diverse range of talent Duns has to offer at an event later this month.
Christ Church, Duns will be the venue for a five day 'Festival of Talent' from Friday, October 16, to Wednesday, October 21, in aid of the Scottish Society for Autism and Christ Church Fabric Fund. Things get going on the Friday at 6pm with an Open Viewing of exhibitions, including paintings, woodturning and jewellery, accompanied by drinks and nibbles.
A ticketed 'Gardener's Question Time' follows at 7pm with a panel of local experts comprising of Jim Jermyn, show manager of Gardening Scotland and proprietor of the world famous Edrom Nurseries for over 20 years; Alec West, who built his own house in the walled garden at Antons Hill; Patsy Blacklock, whose gardens at Maxton are open under Scotlands Garden Scheme and Andrew Simmons, Head Gardener at Floors Castle. Sitting in the chair for the session will be Patrick Scott, Director of Scotland's Garden Schemes.
Youngsters will get to display their artistic talents with some Children's Activities from 2-4pm on Saturday before the day's highlight, a production of 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.
The cast will take to the stage in the church on Saturday at 7.30pm to belt out the likes of 'Any Dream Will Do', 'Jacob and Sons' and 'Close Every Door' amongst others.
The show is a ticketed event preceded at 6.30pm by drinks and nibbles. The Duns Inter Church Praise Group (and others) have been rehearsing hard for weeks and this performance is not to be missed!
Moving onto Sunday and The Right Reverend Brian Smith, Bishop of Edinburgh will be joining a special Praise Service at 10am to which all are invited and on Sunday afternoon at if you don't get to see it on Saturday, there will be a matinee performance of 'Joseph' at 3pm.
Brass band enthusiasts and poetry lovers will be entertained on Sunday evening with 'The Brass on Tweed Ensemble' and readings of some of the poems which have been submitted by local writers ( both children and adults) to form 'Spectres on the Landscape', a Berwickshire Poetry Anthology.
The book will be launched at this event at a special introductory price for that evening only. Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7pm, are available from Huttonian
At the end of the concert, drinks and nibbles will be available and winning bidders of a Silent Auction will be announced.
Lots up for grabs include holidays in Ireland; Perthshire and Berwickshire; three nights in London; a fishing trip and dinner at a local restaurant. You can even win the chance to have your house cleaned or your garden tidied up!
To find out more about the lots and how to make a bid, contact Marlene Young, Manderston Stables, Marlene is also the contact for tickets for 'Gardener's Question Time' and the 'Joseph' productions. Tickets for these events, which are sure to go fast, are also on sale at Nairn's Newsagents, Duns.
The church will be open from 10am daily and on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the exhibition, there will be music and live organ recitals.
Labels: Festival of Talents, Spectres on the Landscape