Category Archives: Events

Paella Party for Imagine Cruising

On Saturday 11th August we held a Paella Party for some employees of Imagine Cruising plus their family and friends.

The party was one of the two which were won in an auction held at The Springfields Academy where all proceeds were donated to the school.

All was going well in preparation for the event when we met up at Colin’s lockup in Bromham to load up the cars. However things became somewhat fraught when we realised that the address we’d been given was not recognised by our satnav devices as the house was a new one at the Tadpole Garden Village near Swindon.

This was further complicated by the fact that we didn’t have a telephone number for the contact person!

Nevertheless, we did manage to get there in the end (although not before some references to “it’s a bit like being part of Dad’s Army!” had been made) and, under the expert guidance of head chef Colin, we were again able to put on a great meal which was very much appreciated by all involved.

Thanks to the Imagine Cruising folks for their hospitality, and also to my granddaughter Molly for keeping us older blokes in order!


Rotary SuperChoir 2018

Another fantastic SuperChoir event took place at Dauntsey’s School on 11th July. It was the fourth annual event since SuperChoir was launched by composer and musician Simon May, and this year 150 children from 6 local primary schools took part. A selection of ‘photos from the event are shown below.

Before the Performance


During the Performance

Devizes Beer Festival 2018

Back in July the sun shone brightly on the crowds that assembled at the Devizes Wharf for the 19th Devizes Beer Festival, and Devizes Rotary were there once again to serve up some fantastic food to the visitors.

Below are a selection of ‘photos from the event.


Set-up and Queuing

The Workers

The Crowds

Thanks from Canon’s House

SuperChoir 2018 – A Roaring Success!

Below is an article about the recent hugely successful Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2018 concert which took place at Dauntsey’s School on 11th July 2018.

The article was written by Carole Berry, SuperChoir Artistic Director.

It was a huge pleasure and privilege to direct SuperChoir 2018 for the Rotary Club of Devizes at Dauntsey’s School last Wednesday. This was the fourth annual event since SuperChoir was launched by composer and musician Simon May and this year 150 children from 6 local primary schools took part.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this incredible production! Massive thanks to all teachers and helpers and especially Devizes Rotary for making it happen, and to our brilliant soloist Jess Foord and accompanist Victoria Warren – you are all stars!

Schools represented:

  • Chirton
  • St Nicholas Bromham
  • Southbroom
  • The Trinity School
  • Urchfont
  • Wansdyke

The young singers were absolutely outstanding, especially as some were appearing on a big stage for the very first time. We opened the show with Katy Perry’s ROAR – and this set the tone for the evening as the packed audience roared back in appreciation!

Soloist Jess Foord is a former member of First Stages and it was wonderful to see and hear her her perform again. She carried the children along with her as they provided an exciting and enthusiastic backing for her performance of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

I have loved working with these amazing people and especially seeing the children grow in confidence at rehearsals – their faces on stage were fantastic to see – and those gorgeous bright fuchsia-pink t-shirts!! I am so very proud of them all.  Their behaviour on a long hot day was immaculate, their performance onstage to a packed house very professional, and they are a credit to their parents and their schools.

Both Chris and I take away many happy memories of a perfect day which I hope we all share.

Our official photographer, Claire Allen LRPS, is busy editing hundreds of pics for us and these will be sent to the schools as soon as possible.

Thank you all so, so much – and remember, in the words of Simon May’s Leavers’ Song : ‘Au revoir means I’ll see you again’.

Much love,

Carole XX


Singing at the 2018 DCA Wellbeing Day

Below is a video of the adult choir singing a couple of songs at the Wellbeing Day, followed by them singing together with the children’s choir. Sorry I didn’t manage to get one of the children’s choir singing on their own, but unfortunately I was called away to deal with some issue or other at that time!

Also below are links to an article about the day which appeared in print in this week’s Gazette and Herald, plus a link to a letter sent to the paper by Cllr Judy Rose.

Printed Article

Printed Letter

Best wishes,