Annie Duggan ~ Concert ~ Thornton
Community Centre ~ Sat 7th March 2020
The brilliant Annie Duggan and her amazing guitarist Rob Hines are
well known for their charismatic performances of both their own original songs
and of those musicians they admire that have influenced their own work.
They have received high acclaim from reviews in
a number of high profile magazines such as Blues Matters, Maverick, Rock and
Reel and Classic Rock to name but a few which highlights their diversity
spanning across all genres of music which has allowed them to travel around the
country and as far as touring in the USA.
On the 7th of March 2020 Thornton Community Centre will be
transformed into a Retro song and dance hall when Annie Duggan and her
guitarist Rob Hines celebrate women in music through the decades incorporating
songs from the great Janice Joplin, Patsy Cline, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald,
Billie Holliday, Doris Day, Vera Lynn and many more and their own wonderful
songs written by Colin Granger who once lived in Thornton .
There will also be a Retro disco playing songs from the different
decades which will incorporate tuition of the Charleston stroll.
Come and join in and get your vintage style clothes out of the
wardrobe and listen to some great tunes and learn a few steps.
This is a fun evening of live music, great vintage disco, and
dance demonstration that you can get involved in.
£8.00 ~No bar but bring you can bring your own alcohol ~ Cabaret
September was a busy month in Thornton, with the Beer and Gin festival at the Thornton Club, at the start of the month, a wedding at the church and Community Centre, culminating in the ever popular quiz night and our first ever Scarecrow festival.
At the quiz night £90 was given away in prize money and £250 raised for the benefit of the Community Centre, to improve facilities.
Forty nine scarecrows were displayed throughout the village during the week commencing 16th September. A fantastic response for our first attempt. Well done to Sam Newman for all her hard work in putting it together. Another £447 was raised thanks to sponsors, raffles, tombolas etc.
Three local villagers agreed to act as judges, Muriel Walker, Ingrid Hill and Colin Harris. In the adult category the winner was The Wizard of Oz – 287 Main St. The child category winner was Horrid Henry – 29 Highfields. The group category winner was the Storyteller – Thornton Primary School and the Peoples choice was George’s Thornton Pupeteer – 49 Main St.
It was lovely to see so many friends and families wandering round the village with a smile on their face, and what a superb effort from our entrants – they set the bar high for the next one!! I managed to capture a few of them before the rains came.
If you enjoy walking, why not join us on Saturday, 7th September on a Parish walk of about 8 miles and lots of stiles through beautiful countryside visiting some of our local churches: St Michaels in Markfield, St Marys’ in Stanton, the Quiet Garden at the site of Holy Rood, Bagworth, Cross Hills Baptist Church and St Peter’s in Thornton.
The walk starts at the Lych-gate at St Peter’s Church in Thornton (LE67 1AA) and heads to Markfield following the Leicestershire Round through Brown’s Wood. From here our path takes us to Stanton, and then onto Bagworth, and finally back to Thornton through the new woodlands.
We will leave Thornton at 11 am. You will need to bring drinks and a packed lunch. Footwear suitable for walking is necessary.
If you would like more information or you would like to take part, please contact William & Shirley on 01530 230422.