Anniversary concerts

PUBLISHED: 09:53 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 May 2010

Kate Elmitt and Catherine Wilmers entertain children at Woolenwick Junior School

Kate Elmitt and Catherine Wilmers entertain children at Woolenwick Junior School

CELEBRATIONS marking Stevenage s 60th anniversary as a new town have continued in musical style. The town s Mayor Designate, Cllr Graham Clark, and his wife Dilys, joined children at Woolenwick Junior School, in Bridge Road West, Stevenage, for a concert

CELEBRATIONS marking Stevenage's 60th anniversary as a new town have continued in musical style.

The town's Mayor Designate, Cllr Graham Clark, and his wife Dilys, joined children at Woolenwick Junior School, in Bridge Road West, Stevenage, for a concert performed by musicians Kate Elmitt and Catherine Wilmers.

Cllr Clark and his wife also spent a morning at St Vincent de Paul Primary School in Bedwell Crescent where they enjoyed music from the Hertfordshire Brass Quintet.

Cllr Clark said: "I thoroughly enjoyed both the presentation and the content of the two schools' concerts. They were both completely different. They played lively tunes and the children certainly enjoyed it enormously."

Stevenage Mayor Simon Speller joined year six children at Camps Hill Community Primary School, Chells Way, as they were treated to a hands-on workshop of West African Djembe drumming, led by Joe Cooper from Hertfordshire Music Service.

And it's not just children who are enjoying the anniversary celebrations.

The U3A - University of the Third Age - choir and band will be entertaining residents at Fred Millard Court, Cuttys Lane, at 11am on November 9.

The finale to the 60th anniversary celebrations takes place at 4pm on November 26 in the concert hall at Stevenage Leisure Centre.

Tickets for this event are free but must be obtained in advance from the Gordon Craig box office on: 08700 131 030, or by visiting www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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