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Community centre to stage Christmas carol concert

Posted on Sunday 16th December 2012 at 1:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Carols from The Stokes Singers in Bradley Stoke's Town Square.

Patchway Community Centre is holding a carol concert in the main hall on Monday (17th December), from 7pm to 9pm.

The event includes drama performances by young children and the Patchway Players, dance from STOMP, singing from St. Chad’s Primary School pupils and from youth workers Jared and Susan, as well as the chance to join in with community carol singing and listen to the accomplished Concord Clarinets.

Admission price is £2 per adult; £1 per child (5 – 16); or £5 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). This includes refreshments of mince pies and non-alcoholic punch or squash.

Money raised will be shared equally between Caring at Christmas and the community centre’s new building fund.

Anyone wishing to attend but in need of transport is asked to ring Louisa Trueman, community centre manager, on 07789 172351 or Win Williams on 07857 690 579.

The community centre is also collecting gifts of toiletries, food and toys for Caring at Christmas. Gifts can be accepted at the community centre between 9:30am and 2pm Monday to Friday or on the night of the concert.

For a full list of Christmas event in Patchway, check out The Journal’s What’s On guide.

Photo: Carols from The Stokes Singers in Bradley Stoke’s Town Square. [Photo credit: Bradley Stoke Journal]

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Patchway College Christmas concert: What a cracker!

Posted on Friday 14th December 2012 at 5:25 pm by Jack Turner

2012 Christmas concert at Patchway Community College, Bristol.

Christmas came early for the students at Patchway Community College (PCC) after they had a huge ovation from the audience at their annual Christmas concert.

The night of entertainment was opened by the Patchway Community College choir, singing the song ‘Christmas Star’ beautifully. As the choir left the stage, the audience were encouraged to get involved and sing a traditional Christmas carol, which was ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. The audience leapt at the chance to be part of the festivities that took place on Wednesday (12th December).

A break from the songs introduced Mr Jenkins, the school’s religious studies teacher, to read a piece entitled ‘A Politically Correct Christmas’. He had the audience captivated with his poem which was all about the modern Christmas festivities. Isabelle Britton was next on stage and she performed ‘Troika’ with her trumpet, accompanied beautifully on the piano by Miss Williams.

After a few more readings, the choir took to the stage again to perform two songs to end the first act of entertainment on a really high note. They performed ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Somewhere in my Memory’ beautifully, with the audience joining in with ‘Silent Night’.

At the start of the second act of entertainment, the choir yet again blew the audience away with their amazing performance of ‘O Come all ye Faithful’. After the carol, Patchway Community College’s very own student-led drama club took to the stage to perform ‘Snow White and the Six Dwarfs’. The performance captivated the audience and everyone was left in hysterics due to the wealth of witty humour.

After the drama performance, Kyle Ashcroft performed the ‘Downton Abbey Theme’ on the piano and the audience and students sang another Christmas carol. The head teacher of Patchway Community College, Mrs Millicent, rounded off the night with her speech entitled ‘A Christmas Lesson’. The choir closed the show singing ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’, which everyone who attended the evening joined in with.

The night, which was organised by Miss Williams, the new music teacher at the college, drew in a huge crowd and was an overall success.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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JLS to headline The Mall’s charity Christmas concert and lights switch-on

Posted on Friday 21st September 2012 at 12:00 am by SH (Editor)


JLS confirmed as headline act for concert to raise £20,000 for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has confirmed its plans to host a charity concert in aid of Bristol charity Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and support its campaign to raise funds for a new Cardiac Hybrid Theatre at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Wallace & Gromit's Appeal - The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.The concert, due to take place at 6pm on Thursday 8th November, will aim to raise around £20,000 to fund pioneering new equipment to revolutionise treatment for sick children with heart conditions, and place Bristol Children’s Hospital at the forefront of cardiac care in the UK.

Sarah Vipond from The Wallace & Gromit Appeal says:

“We are delighted to be working with The Mall on such an exciting festive event, and we are so thrilled to benefit from what will be a fantastic performance by JLS to support Bristol Children’s Hospital.”

Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway says fans will not be disappointed:

“We’ve been lucky to draw some big acts to Bristol in the last 12 months, with Olly Murs last November, and Pixie Lott and Misha B performing at our Jubilee Concert back in June, which raised over £10,000 for ‘A Life for a Cure’ – Ryan Bresnahan Meningitis Appeal.”

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Journal photo used as The Mall’s Christmas Card image

Posted on Thursday 22nd December 2011 at 5:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Season's greetings from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

A photograph taken by the Patchway Journal’s Editor has been featured in The Mall at Cribbs Causeway’s electronic Christmas card, sent to thousands of subscribers on the shopping centre’s mailing list.

The shot, taken at the Christmas Lights Switch-On event on 10th November 2011, captures the moment when pop idol Olly Murs pressed the plunger to turn on the festive lights around The Mall’s Winter Wonderland.

Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, told The Journal:

“We felt that the photograph really captured the essence of the evening and summed up the Christmas Lights Switch On with Olly Murs perfectly in one image.”

“We’ve used the photograph as part of our e-newsletter to thank the thousands of shoppers who come to visit The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and also to thank the clients that we work with. We’re sure everybody will enjoy the photograph as much as we have.”

The Patchway Journal’s photo gallery on PicasaWeb shows more photos from the lights switch-on and other events we have covered in recent months.

If you would like a Journal photographer to cover your event in or around Patchway, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

For opening times of The Mall and other local shops over the Christmas and New Year period visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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