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23rd May 2009 @ 9:09am – by Audlem Webteam
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There's an amazing programme throughout the village today with exhibitions, music and the 5As performing tonight at the Public Hall with a new comedy play. How's this for a day in an English village?

10:00am – Stitch Treasures at the Methodist hallWith Pinfold Textile Artists & South Cheshire Embroiderers' Guild. An eclectic mix of textile art to stimulate the mind and please the eye. This is a major exhibition of local textile art. Exhibition co-ordinator Annemarie McGuinness.

10:00am – Demented Values' Photographic exhibition with Sophie Mazingarbe at Methodist Hall FoyerSophie Mazingarbe is a young international photographer. In 2005, she exhibited her work at the Conservatoire National de Paris where she was praised for her unique style and approach. Her work was again acclaimed when she presented it in the North-West of England in 2006.

10:30am – Back Row and Forlorn HopeAudlem Scout and Guide Hall. Back Row look forward to entertaining you again with their mix of old and new favourites, humorous songs, (not forgetting the props!) and plenty more. They are: Val, Jean, Chris, John and Alix – 3 close harmony singers, a pianist and a clarinet / sax / percussion-general factotum! Forlorn Hope are a local folk group playing unusual instruments – hurdy gurdies, medieval fiddle, crumhorns, plus fiddles and recorders. Anything from the 12th century onwards, mostly English and French, usually including local tunes. They are : John, Ian, Malcolm, Andrew, John and Alix. They will be alternating with Back Row during the coffee morning.

11:00am – Nick Lundie at the Coffee Lounge"Acoustic musician and songwriter, plays his own songs and a variety of covers. Nick has been playing acoustic guitar and performing at many venues from the lime light, to universities, theatres and outdoor venues and a local favourite".

1:00pm – Compass String Quartet at Butter MarketThe Compass String Quartet – Four enterprising youngsters have recently formed an exciting new string quartet. All members of the Cheshire Youth Orchestra they bring their own youthful enthusiasm to a range of existing repertoire as well as their own arrangements and compositions.

2:00pm – The Compass String Quartet at Methodist ChurchThe Compass String QuartetFour enterprising youngsters have recently formed an exciting new string quartet. All members of the Cheshire Youth Orchestra they bring their own youthful enthusiasm to a range of existing repertoire as well as their own arrangements and compositions. New Bands Stage, Lord Combermere

Outdoor Stage at Lord Combermere – New Bands1:30pm – Bassics – This band formed at South Cheshire College, with members from Crewe, Haslington & Audlem. As The Band was created we realised we all had a fantastic musical connection, with everyone having different influences their music is, varied, new and very enjoyable!! '..a fantasic live sound'.

2:00pm – Foxy Wellingtons – Emerging new band of youngsters on the local scene'....but up stepped the Foxy Wellingtons and what a fantastic set these guys put on, on their first ever live gig! So amazed by these young guys your reporter here forgot to right down their set list'.


2:30pm – Plus Cafe – Superb new band from Manchester Salford Uni, first appeared in Audlem at the Chilli Night in March. 5 talented musicians that put on a real performance.

3:00pm – Jaguar Jones – "Not a band, but a plan. Fresh from the ashes of Layter and CityRoyals (Supporting the likes of The Buzzcocks, Mystery Jets, The Rascals, Esser et al) these three young men are steadily re-building music from the inside out.".

3:30pm – The Wash – Ex Ipcress members Wayne & George teamed up with Pete on bass and the Wash was born. Currently writing and re writing new songs this 3 piece now have a sound of their own. See what you think.

4:30pm – Monkey Shoulder – Yet more local talent. Brace yourselves for a fine example of post grunge hard rock. A 3 piece described as somewhere "...between Soundgarden andSlayer..."They'll blow your cobwebs away!

3:00pm – Take 4 at Methodist ChurchTake 4 flutes add 4 friends and come along to enjoy some music from Mozart to Mancinini, the Baroque to Bossa Nova.

4:00pm – Take 4 at Butter Market

6:00pm – Hollow Floor at Lord CombermereThe boys are back again! Audlem's very own 4 piece rock band with reggae, punk and folk influences combining their own original material with surprising covers of songs by artists as diverse as The Jam, Joni Mitchell, Morrisey, Marley and Dylan. It's exciting and infectious and sounds like ...well... Hollow Floor!

6:00pm – Chris Dumville at The Bridge InnChris is familiar to many as a Thursday night regular at the Combermere . A versatile singer / guitarist with an unbelievably large repertoir!

7:30pm – Val & Michael Warner at Lord CombermereFollowing a great performance last year, Mother and Son duo Val and Michael warner return to the Lord Combermere. A combination of bluesy acoustic guitar and subtle vocal harmonies, make this duo a 'must' for the music connoisseur.

8.00pm – Public HallThe 5 A's present 'The Village' at Public Hall, A musical comedy in 4 parts.

Shroppie Fly at 9:00pmBob on our side – a favourite returns with his Bob Dylan set

9:00pm – Twin Frets at Lord CombermereA favourite duo to the festival in Audlem will certainly round off a great second day's music. An exciting blend of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Reggae. The guitar playing maestro that has Italian origins, Willie Fluss blended with the cool, mellow, soulful guitar and vocals of Vernon Fuller. Come along and enjoy.

9.00pm – Diamond Geezer at The Bridge InnVery Popular Neil Diamond tribute artist makes a welcome return visit to The Bridge.


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