NEWS 2020

(Clicking on photos below will open a full-size version in a new window;
closing that window will bring you back here.)

JANUARY

Hertfordshire Music Service has launched the first production from its "Songwriters Originals" programme - a brand new live performance video series for young people in Hertfordshire (see web site for more). Filmed at the signal box in December 2019, young songwriter Miriam Nyarko (accompanied by Teyan Karuthasami) has a powerful and moving message for us all in her song "Rise".. 

Although just 17 years old but with a passion for the performing arts, Miriam has already performed in three west end musicals (The Lion King, Matilda and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory). Miriam is currently playing a lead role in David Walliams’ brand new musical “The Boy in the Dress”, running until March 2020 at Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. She also volunteers as an assistant acting, singing and dancing coach at The Bull Theatre's Saturday School.. 

"This was a great opportunity to help Herts County Council with their community work" said Tony Furse, chairman of trustees. "The box has been used for a number of arts productions since opening in 2008 and it has been great to be able to help young people with new ideas in this way". 

Check out the video here..

Happy New Year. 

The Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA) gave us an invite again to attend their Annual Exhibition, once held in St Albans, at Stevenage Leisure Centre on the 11th and 12th of January, Two pictures below showing the stand ten minutes before the hordes were admitted on Saturday morning:

  

We had a central position in one of the two halls, spoke to hundreds of people and gave out around 500 leaflets. Our thanks to those members who came and manned the stand over the two days, and to the CMRA for giving us the space.