Monday, 9 July 2012

Music, book events and more.

Good Morning to you all!
Even though there are grey skies here in the UK we always look for that little bit of sunshine amid the clouds.
This week, there is lots happening as I am having a book event at the new Writer's Cafe in the Becws Alun Artisan Bakery shop in Penmaenmawr. I do hope that you can pop in and have your copy of any of my titles signed. Alan and Wendy have them on sale there all the time now. The cafe is in a quiet area at the back of the shop overlooking the sea. A wonderful setting in which to relax in the changing scenery. 
Follow the link above for more information and video book trailer.



Then I am taking part in a business discussion on Youth Employability. This is a subject close to my heart and the basis of my Skills for Employability and self development books. It is a problem which seems to grow in spite of the many who are employable and do find jobs and a worthwhile future.
Last week ended with a very busy Sunday. After our Gold Wing meeting at Petrolheads Cafe (bike friendly) in Flintshire, we had lunch at the Egerton Arms in Cheshire before relaxing to watch the nail-biting Wimbledon final. What a match!
We had tickets for the latest Wrexham Symphony Orchestra concert at the William Aston Hall in Glyndwr University. We think that this is the last concert, at least for a while, for grandson James who is hoping to go to Manchester University to take up a music degree - exam results will decide that but we have every faith. It seems as if I have been going to concerts there forever as his Mum played the clarinet in concerts there. So wonderful to see the changes, development and opportunities now. 
The programmes are attracting top class conductors. Last night, under the baton of conductor Richard Howarth,we were Richardtreated to a solo performance by the young and talented Lucy Arch for the Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor. In the Vaughan Williams Overture "The Wasps" these talented musicians actually made their violins sound as if there was a swarm of wasps buzzing around. Amazing! the programme ended with another Vaughan Williams piece:Job, A Masque for Dancing. Such professionalism from these musicians young and not so young.
There is such talent here in the hills of North Wales!
The next concert in November has another big programme. The Cobalz/Wrexham Symphony Orchestra Mahler Project. Mahler: Symphony No. 3 with Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Have a lovely week.
Rosalie xx