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Stephen Wright tribute event - Gloucestershire in Words and Music

‘Gloucestershire - in Words and Music’

St Mary’s Church, Beverston near Tetbury

Friday 1st December 7.30pm

£7.50 suggested donation on the door (to include wine and cheese)

Anyone who loves the county of Gloucestershire won't want to miss a special evening of poetry, song and entertainment being held in tribute to the former GRCC Director Stephen Wright. The historic Norman church in the village of Beverston near Tetbury is the venue for a celebration of Gloucestershire in words and music on Friday 1st December at 7.30pm.

The performers include some well-known county characters, with appearances from broadcaster and farmer Eric Freeman, famous cheese-maker Charles Martell and Stephen’s BBC radio co-presenters; Vernon Harwood, Brian Bailey and Trish Campbell. Among the highlights will be works written about the River Severn, local villages and landmarks; a Christmas carol inspired by the Cotswolds; and a rousing version of the Gloucestershire Wassail sung by the Beverston Church Choir. The local flavour continues during the interval when the audience can enjoy a glass of wine while they sample single and double Gloucester cheeses.

The concert organiser, Vernon Harwood said: “There is something enchanting about our county and its beautiful countryside, so we can promise an evocative evening full of charm and atmosphere.” 

The event will raise much-needed funds for the Beverston church improvement programme which was a cause close to Stephen’s heart. He worked tirelessly to improve life in the county’s villages and market towns during his 22 years with the GRCC. Stephen, who died in October, began plans for the concert earlier this year and all the readings on the night will be performed by his friends and former colleagues. Entry is by donation (£7.50). Beverston is two miles from Tetbury on the A4135.