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GPN February 2020


Produced by publishers of The Popular Village Monthly


Newport Music Club


Trio Volant flying high at Cosy Hall

Trio Volant, an award winning group of young British musicians are bringing a beautiful programme to Newport at 7.30pm on Saturday 22 February 2020 at Cosy Hall.

They (Tom Evans – clarinet, Beatrice Hubble – oboe and Richard Beards – bassoon) met at the Royal Northern College of Music, and now play beautiful music across the UK. The three musicians lead outreach programmes to children and young people, including those with SEN as well as playing with noted orchestras such as the Hallé, Opera North and Sinfonia Viva.

This month’s composers include old favourites like Rossini, Mozart and Beethoven and also some less well known – Cantaloube, a French composer late 19th century who collected folk-songs from the Auvergne region of France. Another, more modern composer is Cecilia McDowall, of whom it was said “Sometimes richly tonal, sometimes more exploratory in harmonic range, her music is always full of invention…” BBC Music Magazine.

Volant means ‘having the power of flight’ in French and we expect wonderful sounds from this trio see their website http://triovolant.co.uk/.

Tickets are available from The Guildhall Tea Rooms, Hey Jude, Cosy Hall, and on the door. Young people are particularly welcome and details of free and reduced prices can be found on the website:-

newportmusicclub.org/membership-tickets or phone 01952 810584.

Newport Music Club’s next concert:

7.30pm Saturday 14th March


Mary Hofman (Violin) &

Richard Ormrod (Piano)

Beethoven in Wales Series:

Second Concert.



Gnosall Creative Writing Group

The Creative Writing Group has now moved to a new venue at Gnosall Library. It is still held every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, so please come along and join us.

There are refreshments (donations accepted )available within a very sociable atmosphere where we discuss our writing. Each month we have a friendly challenge to bring a new poem, flash fiction, short story, life story or article to the session where you can narrate it, if you wish. It can be something you have written a long time ago or that week, there is no pressure.

Within the usual open forum, you can discuss any aspect of writing you wish. Writing is a lonely occupation for the most part, so it is an opportunity to talk to like-minded people with the same aspirations.

So,come along to the library on 6th February and take a step in the right (or is it write?) direction.


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