The group carried out its annual carol singing around a selection of streets in Salisbury on Monday. The actual carols were sung by the excellent Farrant Singers who split into two groups. Because of Covid we could not enter the host’s house for soup and cheese which in previous years has been an enjoyable end to the evening. We are grateful as ever for the support of the Farrants and the residents many of whom gave generously to Amnesty. We are also grateful to group member Chantal for providing the hospitality.
Meeting tonight via Zoom, starting at 7pm.
Card signing for Write for Rights on Saturday 11th at St Thomas’s church starting at 10 am.
Carol singing on Monday 20 December in Victoria Road and environs.
Hope to see supporters at one or other of these events.
Last evening we went carol signing in Albany and Belle View Roads in Salisbury with a group of singers from the Farrants. It was a bit touch and go whether we would do it this year and we certainly had to scale things down. The singers had to observe distance rules and of course we could not go close to doorways. We were delighted with the response though and several family groups stood in their doorways to enjoy carols sung by a choir of dedicated singers. With thanks to the Farrants, group members Jonathan, Joanna and Lesley for helping. This is around the 15th year we have sung carols in this area of Salisbury.
We would like to wish all our supporters and followers, a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year.
19 December 2021
The minutes of the December meeting are available thanks to group member Lesley for preparing them. We discussed the recent activities we have been engaged in together with future events such as carol singing on Tuesday night.
We are pleased to post our minutes of the November meeting which discusses the things we have done recently and forthcoming activities. If you are interested in joining the group, then the events list at the end is a good place to start. You would be very welcome to come along and make yourself known.
Programme of forthcoming group events
We have a number of events planned in the period between now and Christmas so these are listed below. Please note that some are yet to be fully confirmed and dates may change for one or two so please check here or on our Facebook or Twitter pages for updates.
7 September Coffee morning at St Thomas’s church in Salisbury. After an absence of several years we are pleased to be able to host this event again in this church. It would be a good time to make yourself known if wish to join us. We hope to show a looped film.
8 October THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Author and journalist Paul Mason is coming to speak at the Salisbury Methodist church starting at 7:30. Paul has written a book Clear Bright Future and the issue of human rights in the modern age is discussed. We are awaiting confirmation from his agent over the date. Note this event is postponed from June hence the link text saying it was ‘cancelled’.
10 October World Day Against the Death Penalty. Details of any event nearer the time. See our latest DP report.
24 October As part of schools Citizenship programme, we shall be giving a presentation at Bishops Wordsworth. We rather regret few schools take part in this so if any teacher in the Salisbury area is reading this and would like a presentation in their school, please get in touch.
13 November Film at the Arts Centre. The film is Nae Pasaran about a group of Scottish workers refusing to repair aircraft engines destined for the Chilean government after the coup which took place there.
17 December Our annual carol singing event in the Victoria Road, College Street, Marlborough Road area with members of the Farrant Singers. This is a popular event and several families come into the street to listen to a selection of carols properly sung by this choir.
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.
Carol singing in 2018
Minutes of the Salisbury group are now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling them. Active meeting. We discussed the death penalty report, social media statistics, forthcoming events including the talk by Daniel Trilling on 10th, the Christmas tree exhibition at St Thomas’s church, a letter published by the Journal and carol singing.
Once again, we joined forces with the Farrant Singers and toured some streets in Salisbury singing carols. We were blessed with dry weather. We collected money for our funds and it was a very successful evening. Thanks to the Farrants, to the collectors and our hosts for the evening, Michael and Chantal who provided the vittles both before and after. An enjoyable evening and many residents came out and listened to the singing.