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Concert for a Good Cause

Alerting you not to dance but something related… a delightful recital coming up this weekend by pianist Henry Roche, an old friend, formerly Principal Pianist and Head of Music at the Royal Ballet, playing a programme of delectable pieces including some by the romantic composer Moscheles from whom Henry is descended, and highlights from the ballet repertoire… The concert is part of the Music at the Limes series run by the Exuberant Trust, which supports young people in Oxfordshire with small grants to help them realise their creative potential in any of the arts.

You will find more information on the Trust’s website here: http://www.exuberant-trust.org.uk/

What nicer way to spend a spring evening… and your attendance and contribution will be greatly appreciated.

See you there!

Susie

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Romeo Needs a Home: An Orphan

Romeo, an English Bulldog Cross, 3 years old, was recently orphaned when his owner died of cancer. See photo and more details available below, but any help in finding Romeo a home would be so greatly appreciated. Have you been looking for a dog, or know someone who could provide a good home?

Speak to Robin at #14 Victoria Road if you have ideas, or comment here.

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For more details, click on: FLIER on Romeo

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Help Ballet in Small Spaces

hello All
Seeking your support – could you be a Ballet in Small Spaces angel?  Read on…

Two Old Instruments is a collaboration between dancer Susie Crow of Ballet In Small Spaces and viola da gamba player Jonathan Rees (of prize winning Duo Domenico).  It celebrates the salon pieces of 18th century virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel.  Some comments on last year’s work in progress:
“Music and dance in easy harmony…”
“Exquisite detail…”
“Elements of melancholy, drama, half playful, half serious…”

Two Old Instruments is designed to be performed in intimate settings: concert or village halls, churches, libraries, museums, historic houses.  We already have three bookings in April 2014 and are discussing additional dates with other venues.

It has just two performers and neither scenery nor stage lighting is essential for performance. However, a visual highlight will be costumes by talented Oxford based stage designer Ellen Nabarro, evocative of both past and present.  As ever, Ballet In Small Spaces is also seeking to provide opportunities for young artists in different media: photographer Dulcy Lott will be creating still images and video artist Chris Atkins a film of the performance.

Could you be an angel?  Ballet in Small Spaces is looking for donors to enable us to complete the project.  Coincidentally, 2014 sees the 10th anniversary of Ballet in Small Spaces which had its first performance in February 2004.  The simplest way to support Two Old Instruments is to donate £10 – or more if you wish! – by 10th February 2014 (see details below).

All our angels will be acknowledged by name on Ballet In Small Spaces’s website (unless you wish to remain anonymous) and when you come to see the show there will be a complimentary drink of your choice to celebrate our anniversary.

Thank you!
Susie

For more information about this project and Ballet In Small Spaces:
http://balletinsmallspaces.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/ballet-in-small-spaces-seeking-angels/
or email http://susiecrow@gmail.com

To donate:
Cheque made out to Susan Crow and post to:
Ballet in Small Spaces, 28 Victoria Road, Oxford OX2 7QD
Or bank transfer to:
Project Account name:  Susan Crow
Account number:  14002032
Sort Code:  40-47-82
Please mark your transfer “Two old inst”, and email with your contact details to let us know you have donated so that we can thank you properly!

You can see Two old instruments in performance as part of collaborative programme Visible Music at the following venues:
Friday 25th April  Bristol Music Club
http://www.wegottickets.com/BarefootOpera
Sunday 27th April  St Leonard’s Church Hoxton, London
Tuesday 29th April  The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=visible-music

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World in Progress Showing of ‘Two Old Instruments’ at United Reform Church Hall, Summertown, Oxford 20 July

hello All
See below for information about a showing of work in progress on 20th July at URC.  We hope it may appeal to both dance and music audiences, so please do pass it on to any friends and colleagues who might be interested.
You can also find the information with evocative image by Susan Moxley on the BiSS blog here :
http://balletinsmallspaces.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/work-in-progress-showing-two-old-instruments/
Susie
Ballet in Small Spaces presents:

Work in progress showing:  Two old instruments

Saturday 20th July 2013, 6.30pm

United Reformed Church Hall, 294A Banbury Road, Summertown (opposite South Parade and Radio Oxford), Oxford OX2 7HN.

The intimate salon pieces of 18th century composer and viola da gamba virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel range in character from the exuberant and playful to the wistful and melancholic.  They are the inspiration for a collaboration between viola da gamba player Jonathan Rees and Susie Crow of Ballet in Small Spaces, who have been delving into the music and dance of the period to inform a contemporary interpretation.

Please join us as we show our work in progress, followed by an opportunity for discussion, and to give your feedback, which we would greatly appreciate as we develop this for performance.

Admission: £5
Refreshments available for a donation


Susie Crow

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Victoria Road’s Got Talent

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Green Balloon Day Explained

Victoria Road Group has been running Green Balloon Day for years. Residents on the road put out a green balloon on the morning of the day, and also any items they wish to give away. Neighbours can recycle their items, pick up wonderful things that others have parted with, and enjoy a cup of tea or cakes, donated by members of the road. On the designated day in 2013, 28 April, we asked Gordon and Peter on the spot to explain the origins and nature of Victoria Road Group’s Green Balloon Day.

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The Campaign to Save Port Meadow

Dear Friend,

Thank you for signing the Save Port Meadow Petition on the Care2 website, about the utterly wrong Roger Dudman Way/Castle Mill development overlooking the Port Meadow. You are one of over 3,000 concerned and outraged residents and friends of Oxford to have done so. Pressure is building on the City Council and University of Oxford but we need to keep it up.

Save Port Meadow is a community campaign and Port Meadow needs you still!

Today the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), in partnership with the Campaign to Save Port Meadow, is announcing it is launching a legal challenge to seek judicial review of the planning permission. As a supporter of the campaign, we wanted you to hear it first.

We have just one opportunity to e-mail you following your signing the petition, and this is it.  Please don%u2019t hesitate, take a couple of small but important steps NOW.  (Don%u2019t delay, you know it makes sense.)

1. EMAIL saveportmeadow@gmail.com AND PLEASE DO IT NOW!  to keep informed and stay involved in the campaign. There have already been Council meetings and other public meetings are planned. A Port Meadow Celebration is planned for the end of May bank holiday. Email your full name and we%u2019ll send updates on how the campaign is going, and how to help and get involved.

2. Please DONATE to the Save Port Meadow Appeal. The legal challenge takes money! Give safely and securely at the Campaign-2019s Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/portmeadow. All funds will go directly to CPRE Oxfordshire and be managed by them for legal and campaign publicity costs.

The Port Meadow development has been front page news in the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail. It has been covered by the Telegraph, Sky News and Private Eye. The City Council and University of Oxford need to be held to account for their planning fiasco. The Council knows it has a problem, but it thinks it%u2019s just a small group of vocal people. Neither the University nor Council are taking responsibility, both are saying %u201Cnothing can be done%u201D and hoping for public outrage to subside.

Please let them know the whole of Oxford wants to Save Port Meadow, by staying involved. Email saveportmeadow@gmail.com NOW! We can%u2019t contact you again through this petition site, so it%u2019s important if you want to add your voice to the growing campaign again. And please give NOW to the Save Port Meadow Appeal, whatever you can afford will make a huge difference.

You can also follow the Campaign on Facebook. But most importantly, first and now, e-mail saveportmeadow@gmail.com.  And tell all your friends. Port Meadow is counting on the people of Oxford to save it!

Thank you!

Sushila Dhall and Toby Porter

The Campaign to Save Port Meadow

PS. Just do it. Email saveportmeadow@gmail.com to keep in touch with the campaign.  Do it now!
And that Save Port Meadow Appeal donation page again:  https://www.justgiving.com/portmeadow

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