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The Castlegate Singers concluded their 40th anniversary celebrations last July, with its successful Ruby Doot Dat summer concert. This year’s concert will include a celebration of the centenary since women were given the vote in Britain. Our summer concert, Women in Song, will include Ethel Smyth’s three-part chorus, The March of the Women. This became the anthem of the women’s suffrage movement and it is appropriate that we have a special guest member of the ladies’ choir for this song, our female MP for Workington, Sue Hayman. Sue is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Choir at Westminster.

The concert will take place on 14th July, 7.30pm at Christ Church in Cockermouth. The Castlegate Singers will perform a varied selection of music dipping into Faure’s Requiem, the Military Wives songbook, Westside Story and will feature music from The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. Amongst the mix, you’ll find Vaughan Williams and Howard Goodall, Billy Joel and more. The choir is also joined by another special guest – soprano, Fiona Weakley, who will both perform with the choir and as a soloist. Look out for our posters. Tickets are £8, free for under 18/full time students and will be available on the door or from Billy Bowman’s.

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The Castlegate Singers female voice choir tackles all kinds of music, including traditional choral arrangements. We have had music composed and arranged for us by Philip Wood and Douglas Cooke. If you’d like to join us, we have room for altos, middle range voices and sopranos. In other words, anyone in the vocal range from Kathleen Ferrier upwards. You don’t have to be pitch perfect, or an expert sight reader but be prepared to enjoy singing and participating in community events in the area.

We will be taking part in Cockermouth Live! and the Marvejols-Cockermouth town twinning event in the autumn. Of course, we have a Christmas concert in December.

If you’d like to give us a try, come along to one of our rehearsals. We meet on Wednesday evenings during term-times in the upper room of the URC in Cockermouth, 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start. Prospective members are welcome to come along and try us out before making a commitment. Fees are currently £100 a year but we have a young person concession (free) for U21s in full-time education. Name?

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity from Wetherall take in cats, dogs and horses for rehoming. Their full-time fundraiser Sarah told us the history of the charity and the facilities they have. There are 20 staff and 96 volunteers to care for the cats, dogs and many horses. They care and retrain the animals, so they are fit for rehoming and checking their future homes before releasing them. The charity needs to raise £750,000 annually to cover their costs. Jenny Wren gave the vote of thanks.

The County News was discussed and outings to other WI’s agreed. The summer outing on 1st August, to Helena Thompson Museum was confirmed.

The raffle was won by Maggie Bell and the competition, an animal made of vegetables, was won by Betty Earle.

Forthcoming events: Wednesday 4th July, Anna Hogg explains how to look after our bodies Wednesday 5th September, we learn about the Science of Liquorice Allsorts! Saturday October 20th, we are running the Craft Fair

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