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Statement From T&A Events: Mill RytheStatement From T&A Events: Mill Rythe

Thursday 14th October

It is with our deepest regret that we have to report that Tony Stace & Andrew Nix will not be hosting the Musical Magic events at Mill Rythe, Hayling Island, next year. Recently the Holiday Village went into administration, but now has new owners and will continue trading.

The administrators, Begbies Traynor, have stated they are delighted to have found a new buyer (Away Resorts Ltd) for Mill Rythe and state “It is a fantastic result to have safeguarded the positions of the one thousand plus holiday makers that had outstanding bookings at Mill Rythe Holiday Village&rdq... Read more.

Rye In Need Of Organs!

Thursday 14th October

The Rye Wurlitzer Academy  was established at the end of 2009 after a donation to celebrate the life of Rita Akehurst, who, with her husband Tony started and ran the Hastings & Bexhill Organ Society for over 30 years.  In the first few months they have had up to 8 students getting to grips with the Rye Wurlitzer.  Further donations of money from other sources has meant that they are able to offer FREE TUITION to the students at Rye College by that highly capable theatre organist, musician and teacher MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE.  This means that the project has funding until ... Read more.

Jon & Chiho Charity SpecialJon & Chiho Charity Special

Thursday 14th October

Saturday 30th October at 7pm will see the 9th Electronic Organ Charity Concert featuring International organ and keyboard artiste, Chiho Sunamoto with Jon Smith & Ikuko Yokoyama in aid of The Wimbledon Guild, caring for people in need.

Taking place at St Marks Church, St Marks Place, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND tickets are still available.  For more details email musicjapan@hotmail.com or Tel: 020 8946 5181.

Wisbech Concerts To Move On...Wisbech Concerts To Move On...

Sunday 10th October

We have just received news that the Wisbech & District Organ society which was in danger of closing due to problems has been taken over. The society had been running for nearly 40 years and for the last 17 years under the stalwart supervision of Margaret Kettlewell. Sadly Margaret had been told to lighten her load under doctors orders and so a new secretary was needed. The existing members were reluctant to take on the post and keep up her standards, and so the other two ladies felt they also wanted to hang up their chains of office, so ultimately the Society was set to close after Octo... Read more.

Hector Olivera WOWS!Hector Olivera WOWS!

Sunday 10th October

On 30th September Wessex Organ World Society were delighted to host the Roland Concert at the Hamworthy Club at the invitation of Nick Swift from Swift Music, Bristol. We were honoured and privileged to hear the amazing and scintillating talents of Hector Olivera who had flown over especially for this event, courtesy of Roland UK. The performance was enhanced by the technical prowess of David Thomas who provided the graphics for the occasion.

Members from many organ clubs and societies throughout the south of England were in attendance to hear an evening of unforgettable magic. H... Read more.

Sad News At Wehill...Sad News At Weyhill...

Sunday 10th October

The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society regrets to report the sad loss of their Treasurer, Diane Randall, aged 54, who passed away recently, following a battle with cancer. 

After initially accepting the position of Treasurer on a temporary basis, upon the Club’s formation in 2002, Diane continued in the post until the Society had achieved its 100th concert just a few weeks ago.  Her efforts contributed greatly to the Club’s continued progress and she will be sadly missed.

The Club has made a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support in Diane's Memory.

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