Nancy Powell-Brace is preparing to stage her second ‘Christmas at the Wellesley’. Following last year’s sell-out performance – which was Nancy’s personal initiative to raise money for the town’s Christmas lights – Wellington now has another family evening on the calendar for everyone to enjoy and welcome Christmas on Sunday 2nd December at 6.30pm.
Once again Nancy has secured the sponsorship of Merlin Cinemas, Wilkie, May and Tuckwood and Carlypress. This means that all proceeds from the evening can be donated to the chosen cause. This to be an event for the town both in its content and in the use of the money raised. Last year’s event added nearly £1,500 to the town’s Christmas lights’ budget.
Tickets are just £5.00 to make the evening accessible to everyone.
Nancy has thirteen groups and/or artists signed up including Genesis Youth Theatre, Stage Right, Wellington Pantomime Group, the Operatic Society, Wellington Choral Society and the saxophone group and community carols will be led by Wellington Silver Band.
Nancy said, “The grand finale of the evening will be everyone, both on and off stage, singing ‘I Saw Three Ships’. This is an arrangement of the carol that was written by the late composer John Gardner as a Christmas card for my father back in the 1960’s. They were great friends and John would often send him little musical arrangements as Christmas cards/presents. This arrangement will bring together all the cast and audience in a final number.”
“This is a ‘one night only’ event and tickets are now on sale. They can only be purchased at Odette’s Tearoom on the High Street and it is anticipated that they will sell quickly. So far, it is living up to all expectations and hopes.”
With the support of the town and for the town from the Arts Association, Merlin Cinemas, Wilkie May and Tuckwood and Carlypress, Nancy is, once again, preparing to deliver a Christmas treat to everyone!
‘Christmas at the Wellesley’ promises to welcome in a ‘Happy, Happy Christmas’ for the whole town once again.