Another Tree Lighting

Last night I got to attend yet another tree lighting, this time in Pontnewydd.

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Worcester Trip

Yesterday we went on a little coach excursion to Worcester as one of the money making opportunities for the Mayor’s charity appeal. While there Jessica and I visited Worcester Cathedral, the resting place of King John, the signing force behind the Magna Carta, which gave birth to democracy and civil rights in Britain. And also the resting place of Arthur Tudor, older brother to Henry the Eighth.

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After the Cathedral we got some lunch and then wandered over to the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, the highlight of which was a pop art exhibit featuring a Warhol.

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Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

After the art gallery we went round the corner to the Infirmary Museum at the University of Worcester City Campus, which I was most impressed with. It may have been one of the smallest museums that I have ever been to, but it was probably the most interactive I have ever visited and I would strongly recommend it if you ever get the chance.

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Opera: The Bear

Last Night I attended the Mid Wales Opera Company’s performance of the Bear by William Walton at The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.

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The Opera follows Madame Popova, a widow, remaining faithful to the memory of her late husband, Popov. Her servant, Luka, remarks upon her affected sorrow. Smirnov, one of Popov’s creditors, appears. During the course of the story, it becomes clear that Popov was promiscuous and unfaithful to his wife. Smirnov and Popova begin to quarrel, to the point where both aim loaded pistols at each other. However, neither can fire, as they have fallen in love.

Everything about the performance was fantastic, even down to the programs, and because of this performance, I’ve even gone as far as to purchase a cd recording of the bear to add to my collection.