Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cantamus Concert 19 May

Find a review of the recent Cantamus concert here: Cantamus Concert Success

Conflict and Collaboration



Group photo 2 2017 resized

Cantamus are Voting for Women at their next concert ‘Conflict and Collaboration’. Celebrating beautiful, but regrettably ignored, music from the 17th century to just before WWI.

They will perform ‘Songs of Sunrise’ by the feisty Dame Ethel Smyth, her stirring March of the Women, united with its fellows ‘Laggard Dawn’ and ‘1910’; the ‘Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary’ by an Italian contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren – Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704); and delightful Edwardian miniatures by Amy Beach and Emily Tallmadge.

The concert also features two collaborative works written by Fauré (of ‘Requiem’ fame) and Messager (once famous in the UK for his operettas ‘Monsieur Beaucaire’ and ‘Véronique’) – a Mass for the fishing village of Villerville in Normandy, and a wicked send-up of Wagner’s Ring Cycle as a set of brisk piano-duet Quadrilles.


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Tea-time at Thorpe Market Church

Tea-time at Thorpe Market Church

Sunday 30th April

11 until 4.

St Margaret’s church

Thorpe Market NR11 8UA


Our famous Snowdrop Teas, without the snowdrops, but…………primroses, bluebells, comfrey, celandine, campions, scillas, forget-me-nots and lots more besides.

If you joined us for tea in February we invite you to make a return visit. If you have never joined us at snowdrop time, then please come on April 30th. The award-winning conservation churchyard will be wearing its early summer coat. The used books shelves will be well stocked. A selection of plants for sale. There will be a display of art work by Rosalie Osborne Gibb. Most important, there will be a friendly welcome, hot drinks, homemade cakes and definitely no snow!

Maytime Medley


Art Exhibition

St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA.

Friday 28th April to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

Open daily 11 until 4

Exhibition in Thorpe Market church - Copy Rosalie Osborne Gibb 'The Old lady at Thornham' - Copy

The very pretty St Margaret’s church will once again be hosting an art exhibition by local artist Rosalie Osborne Gibb, featuring a diverse range of subjects, depicting her love of the coast and countryside, from exquisitely detailed watercolours to bold and colourful acrylics and soft pastels.  Signed Limited Edition prints, plus gifts and a wide range of greetings cards featuring Rosalie’s artwork will also be available.  Rosalie’s art has sold worldwide, as well as throughout the UK, through local galleries and exhibitions and to several private collectors.

The exhibition will also feature beautiful glass items handmade by Terrie and a range of oak items, including clocks and lamp bases, made by Ian Clifft.  As usual, there will be a good selection of used books, teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes, and the beautiful wildflower conservation churchyard to stroll around.  Entry is free, with free parking opposite the church.  Come along and meet the artists, who will be in attendance throughout the exhibition.