Saturday 19 July 2014


Some photos from last night's PBGS BBQ at Brian's house. As you can see, we had a great evening. There would have been even more photos if I hadn't fallen backwards off a chair into the blackberries. And, yes, I am OK today! At least it made the BBQ even more memorable...

 Our Presidents Elected, Queen Ann and King Tony.

 Rob gets the loving feeling from Brian's pussy cat.

Everyone scans the ground for runaway sausages. OK - they are looking at the cat...

 Margaret shows that she's much more skilled at sitting in a white camp chair than I am!

 Richard takes on the role of Lord High Cook and mans the BBQ

 As well as Lord High Cook, Richard also played Quiz Master with some very tricksy questions about games and detectives.

 Concentrating on finding some answers...

 Still enjoying the Quiz

Tony wonders why he's the only one without a purple plate...

All photos © Sue Wookey

Monday 7 July 2014

Valley of Song

Some of our PBGS members are over in Wolverton this week in Ivor Novello's Valley of Song which is being put on by Wolverton G&S:

7.30pm 10th to 12th July 2014
Holy Trinity Church, Old Wolverton Road MK12 5NJ
Box Office 01908 262250
'Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to present Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song, playing from 10th to 12th of July 2014.
Left unfinished at the time of his sudden death, and completed by his longtime collaborator Christopher Hassall, Valley of Song is a unique opportunity to see a rarely performed Ivor Novello work upon the stage.
Set in a world of optimism on the eve of the Great War, Valley of Song is a homage to Wales - Novello's homeland - and a touching farewell to the music of his youth.
The Welsh Valleys, 1913. Nan Brewster is the largest landowner in the valley and supports the local valley choir, run by choirmaster David. David's love for Lily, his leading soprano, creates beautiful music for the choir. But when Lily is given an opportunity to sing in Venice, she jumps at the chance, and into the arms of Ricardo, a wealthy count set on making her an international star. But, by opening night, it becomes clear that Ricardo's intentions are not entirely honourable... As Europe is plunged into the First World War, how much is David willing to sacrifice for the woman he loves?'