HETHERSETT OPEN WEEKEND 5-6 JULY 2014
Hull, Chair of the Hethersett Olympic Legacy Committee, looks forward to this
year's Open Weekend
The fifth annual Hethersett Open Weekend will this
year be on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July. This year,
the programme consists of four main events:
On Saturday 5th July at the Memorial
Playing Field there will be a “Come and Try” event. The event will run
from midday to 4pm and will be lead by Peter Hoult, Peter Steward, supported
by Active Norfolk and a plethora of volunteers. The event will feature a
number of sports to try including Archery, Football, Cricket, Cycle Speedway,
Bowls and many more. There will also be a BBQ hosted by Richard Bond of
Hethersett Queen's Head.
At 10am On Sunday 6th July at the Social
Club, there will once again be a multi-denominational service, lead by the
Rev. Derek MacClean.
At 11am starting from outside the Junior School, there
will be the “Run the Square” fun run, with warm-up routines kindly
demonstrated by Olympic Athlete Paul Evans who is also our honorary starter
this year. All finishers will once again receive a commemorative medal and
digital timing will be in place courtesy of the Hethersett Community Clock,
which has been funded in 2014 by a kind grant from South Norfolk Council.
Thank you to Hethersett Junior School for their continuing support of
this event. Entry forms will be available on-line via the Village website,
Schools and from the Library at the end of May.
The usual roads will be closed to all traffic for a period of one hour
A new event on the Sunday evening is an appearance of
the “Wymondham Rock Choir” in concert at St Remigius. The Choir will be
supported by Hethersett Academy Choir. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50
for children and are available from Hethersett Library or via phone on 0790
480 2638. All proceeds will be going to the Church Fabric and Repairs Fund.
Thank you once again to all the committee members, volunteers and community at large for their on-going support of Hethersett Open Weekends.
Entry Form for Run the Square
Click here for an entry form for the run the square event in word format.
here for an entry form for the run the square event in pdf format
Wymondham Rock Choir St Remihius Church - Sunday 6th July
Choir first came to Norfolk and Suffolk in January 2012, after local musician
Ian Sainsbury started five regular sessions in Norwich, Beccles and Wymondham.
Rock Choir was the first amateur contemporary choir in the UK and in the space
of just a few years has grown into a unique nationwide family of choirs with
more than 16,000 members in over 200 local communities. Unlike traditional
choirs there are no auditions and no need to read music. Rock Choir's
pioneering concept gives people from all walks of life the chance to sing and
perform – which for many is a life-changing experience.
well as helping to improve your singing voice and health, being in Rock Choir
is a great way of having fun and making new friends – plus we get to enjoy
some pretty amazing experiences,” says Ian. “For our summer show last
year, Wymondham Rock Choir headed to London’s O2 to join 11,500 fellow choir
members! And in February this year, all our local members went to Abbey Road
to record two songs – an incredible day in an iconic place.”
Choir performances often raise money for local and national charities such as
EACH, Starthrowers, Epilepsy Society, Missing People and Refuge. “Across the
country last year, Rock Choir members helped raise over £1 million, which is
amazing!” says Ian.
Choir members have appeared on national television, including Breakfast TV,
The One Show and the Paul O’Grady Show, released two top twenty albums, and
broken three Guinness World Records! Rock
Choir has been nicknamed 'The People's Choir' by the media, and Guy
Fletcher, Chairman of the Performing Rights Society has described it as
"responsible for a cultural music movement."
To see more go to the rock choir web
site at www.rockchoir.com or telephone
01252 714 276.
Rock Choir meets Thursdays 8 - 9:30pm at Fairland United Reform Church (and at
three Norwich venues plus one in Beccles).