Countdown begins for High Sheriff's concert on Swindon's hidden jewels

By Swindon Link - 18 September 2018

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Next month the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Nicky Alberry, will be hosting a concert celebrating Swindon's performing arts.

The Uncelebrated Journey throws a spotlight on Swindon’s finest talent and celebrates the ‘hidden jewels’ of the Town’s performing arts community.

The evening promises an exciting and unique programme of music, song, drama, dance and film featuring performers and groups including Swindon Symphony Orchestra, Ten in a Bar, Janice Thompson Trust, South Asian Performing Arts Centre (SAPAC), The Wessex Choir and Swindon Dance. Special guests include Rachael Gillespie, now a soloist with the Northern Ballet Theatre and who started her dance career with the Judith Hockaday School, she will be performing with her dance partner Ashley Dixon. Paul Turner and Caroline Dale, who played in the film score of the film Atonement will also perform Elegy for Dunkirk which was featured in the film of the same name. There will also be specially commissioned pieces of work for dance and music performers including a Roger May composition for the Swindon Symphony Orchestra.

The poetry and writing of Alfred Williams, Swindon’s celebrated Hammerman Poet, will weave a story through the performance illustrating his and the town’s unique journey from a quiet rural place to today’s thriving and buoyant town.

The performance is the brainchild of Nicky Alberry, the High Sherriff of Wiltshire, and will as well as celebrating the town's talent, will raise funds for the charities she supports.

This is a ‘one off’ opportunity to see some of Swindon’s talented performers in action in this unique show on stage at the Wyvern Theatre.

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