The Mothers' Union 'Bye Buy Childhood' campaign aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action. As a result of their Bailey Review, all the major Regulators involved e.g. ASA, BBC Trust, Ofcom, PCC etc have now made themselves accessible through a single internet portal, http://www.parentport.org.uk and all businesses are being encouraged to create on their websites a single clear link for Complaints.
[img_assist|nid=409|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=83|height=100]The work on raising the bells began earlier in the year when they were moved from their long-time resting place inside the church to John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough, for the necessary repair and preparation for rehanging. The planned date for raising them is the 22nd and 23rd June - some of you will wish to witness this sight, even if you have to do so from the other side of Castle St; St. Peter's churchyard will offer a good viewpoint.
Please join us for a special day celebrating:
The Past ~ Those benefactors and donors who helped build and shape St Giles’ over the centuries.
The Present ~ Those who worship, work, play music, dance, meet and visit St Giles’ every day.
The Future ~ Those generations to come who will benefit from our plans to make St Giles’ even more useful and sustainable.
A programme including: Monteverdi ~ Beatus Vir, part songs and madrigals, performed by the St Augustine's Singers, conducted by Philip Mead.
Free entry and refreshments.
A concert performed by the University of Cambridge Concert Band.
Tickets are £6, £4 (students concessions) available on the door or online here.
This is an informal concert of classical string quartets and quintets played by young musicians. Programme tba
Admission is free, retiring collection to cover costs.
Why pay gym fees when you can have some healthy outdoor exercise, helping to clear graves under expert guidance as part of this 'macro-gardening' project. This monthly working party meets for a couple of hours monthly at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road), to work under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Warm clothing, stout shoes and gloves are advised, and you can do as much or as little as you wish - all help will be greatly appreciated.