Two things you may not have known about the bells of Chobham Handbell Ringers. They were forged in the same foundry as Big Ben and they are now 106 years old.

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Friday, 23 May 2014 11:39

Chobham Festival 2014

This years Chobham Music Festival begins on Saturday the 27th September with the popular Sussex Jazz Kings who are making a keenly sought after return to Chobham's Village Hall for a colourful evening of traditional jazz - ideal for both dancing and listening.

The third ChobLit lunch will take place on Wednesday 1st October and welcomes Evie Wyld, one of Britain's most feted young authors.

Following the success of Planet Abba at last year's festival, the Chobham Club will host the Shadows of Motown on Thursday 2nd October.

Last year's festival saw a rousing performance of the Hallelujah Chorus at the Songs of Praise concert. This year the Festival will repeat this, plus the opening chorus from Handel's Messiah (and the Glory of the Lord). If you feel you need some practice, rehearsals will be on the 21st and 28th August, 25th Sept and 1st October at 7.15pm. As well as a half hour rung through prior to the Songs of Praise concert at 4.45pm on Sunday 5th October.

Full list of events for 2014

  • Sat 27th Sept – Jazz Evening in the Village Hall, 7.15 for 7.45pm
  • Sun 28th Sept – Harvest Festival Eucharist, St Lawrence Church at 10am
  • Tues 30th Sept – Four Seasons Concert, St Lawrence Church at 7.45pm
  • Wed 1st Oct – Choblit Lunch in St Lawrence Church Hall, at 12 noon
  • Thurs 2nd Oct – Shadows of Motown at Chobham Club, starting at 8pm
  • Fri 3rd Oct – Schools Prom and Workshops
  • Sat 4th Oct – Festival Café, Sounds Easy, Morris Dancers, and Art Exhibition, from 10am till 5pm
  • Sat 4th Oct – Festival Concert in St Lawrence Church, at 7.45pm
  • Sun 5th Oct – Art Exhibition in St Lawrence Church Hall, from 12 till 5pm
  • Sun 5th Oct – Songs of Praise – St Lawrence Church

For more details visit the Festival website at http://festival.chobham.org or follow the Festival Twitter profile @ChobhamFestival

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:41

A Christmas Concert – 4 Girls 4 Harps

Once again St Lawrence Church is delighted to be welcoming back to Chobham the 4 Girls 4 Harps Quartet.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:09

St Lawrence in Bloom this September

On Sunday the 22nd of September, this year's Chobham Flower Festival will begin with the Festival Eucharist in St Lawrence church. The service starts at 10am and will include a special guess preacher.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:59

St. Lawrence Bi-Centenary Ball

Celebrating 200 years of St. Lawrence Primary School, the school is hosting a ball in the school hall from 7:30pm - 11:30pm on 15th June.

 

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Monday, 13 May 2013 05:37

Brass and steel

"A Concert for Ellie" will be a wonderful and varied evening of music to raise money for Helen House Hospice for Children when Chobham St Lawrence Handbells meet the Pandemonium Steel Band.

The concert is at St Lawrence Church on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for children

Call Pippa Elkins on 07954 383108 or Tim Willetts on 07776 175796 to book.

Complimentary drink courtesy of The Good Care Group

Helen House

Helen House hospice the first hospice in the country to offer care specifically for children and young people. As well as raising funds for the hospice, this concert is in memory of Ellie who spent her last few weeks in Helen House Hospice in Oxford.

Read more about Helen House hospice at www.helenanddouglas.org.uk and the Chobham St Lawrence Handbells at handbells.chobham.org

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:26

St Lawrence Bell Ringers on Radio 2

The St Lawrence Chobham Handbell ringers were up early this morning (18 December 2012), performing live on Radio 2's The Chris Evan's Breakfast Show.  If you missed their festive performance, you can catch up online until Christmas Day.

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Chobham Festival took a final bow for another year with the Schools’ Prom at a packed St Lawrence Church.

But planning has started for next year, the 20th anniversary and one of the years in three when the music and other events are combined with a flower festival.

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