Minden Rose were invited to perform a few dances a this soiree in the garden of the Allen Gallery, along with a number of other local groups and individuals, in aid of East Hampshire Women's Refuge.
No pictures of us dancing, as we were all involved, but here are a few pictures of the setting.
First, Aultone Brass Consort played as people gathered, as well as performing several pieces during the evening. You can also see "Blackie", the street organ played by Paul McCarthy.
Luath Grant-Ferguson welcomes everyone. He later, together with Peter Goodrham, read a series of articles relating to the Alton Woolcombers, one of the earliest trade unions back in 1700, and the story of the woolcombers strike in 1724 and subsequent strike.
Alton Community Choir sing for us
Myke Joyce played a number of pieces on guitar
Giocoso sing "All in an April Evening" - a couple of months late, but it was cool enough to be!
Despite the cooling air, a very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all; congratulations to Luath on his organisation (and thanks to all the performers, and the Allen Gallery).
The Winter Music Box will be held at the Friends' Meeting House, Alton, on 9th December 2005.