Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Event on The Lawn 2011

More than a thousand revellers danced the night away under the stars on Saturday evening as Wells Cathedral School hosted their second Event on the Lawn.
The event raised funds for communities and schools in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka and opened with a popular and rousing set from the school Big Band, and showcased energetic performances from home grown bands For Now, The Unknowns, Set in Stone and Retrokick.
The stage also featured a set on classical guitar and percussion from talented musical duo Costsamba and a stunning Queen Medley from pupils in the Junior School.
There was a striking performance by all-girl string group No Strings Attached, playing Live and Let Die; as well as the sensational Isn't She Lovely from current and old Wellensian band Chairman Wow and the Boys. The Big Band rounded off the evening with jazz classics Sing, Sang, Sung and a dazzling rendition of Birdland.
Talented local circus performer, Gemma Slight wowed the crowds with her fire hooping antics, while Wells street and break dancers Angus Mitchell and Wilson To entertained spectators with their impressive dance routines.
In all, the school raised over £8,000 for schools in war-torn Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.
Event organiser, Roland Ladley, said: "The evening was a huge success and hundreds of people enjoyed a fantastic Saturday night's entertainment.
"We have also raised a very large sum of money for two very worthwhile school charities, half of which will be taken to fund specific projects in Sierra Leone when a group of pupils visit Freetown in the October half term. What a resounding success."