Friday, 17 December 2010

Festive concert


There's so much going on in Saltaire in the run-up to Christmas!  Unlike my daughter, I'm not keeping a tally of how many mince pies I consume (I think she's up to 17 now!) but had I wanted one, there were mince pies and mulled wine for sale in the Half-Moon Café on Tuesday evening - and a Festive Concert with the Hall Royd Brass Band in the Roberts Park bandstand. The snow has all gone now (though it may be back soon) and, despite a light drizzle, it wasn't a cold night so it was quite pleasant standing listening to the music.  I'm sure Sir Titus enjoyed it - his statue overlooks the bandstand and his spirit was with us!

PS: For a view of the bandstand when it was unveiled earlier this year, please see here.

14 comments:

  1. Saltaire is definitely a buzzing place to be at this time of the year!

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  2. The photograph is fabulous Jenny and you've captured an enchanting mood. Judyxx

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  3. Nice to see one of these old Victorian band-stands in use; I remember them as a boy in Sheffield.

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  4. John - actually the bandstand is brand-new, part of last year's renovation of the park. The original bandstand was long since gone. It's lovely to have one again.

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  5. Isn't it a bit cold for an outside concert? Lovely shot, Jenny.

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  6. The summer view and winter view. It must be fun to go to and listen to the music in both seasons..

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  7. My mother used to call mince pies "happy months" and teh aim was to have 12 from different sources over the festive period to ensure a happy year.

    17 is a good score! I think I'm still on 4. :(

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  8. That is terrific. I like the blues and roses, and the composition and content are fascinating. It would have been fun to be there.

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  9. Oh now that is very lovely and what a beautiful night for an outside concert! ~Lili

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  10. Great post!Hopping over to say good morning! I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Hugs! P.S> please stop by for a visit and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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  11. Love the bandstand! A bit other-worldish and completely enchanting.

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  12. Bravo!
    A great shot, also full of good atmosphere.

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