Cultural treat for county council chairman
Ian ClarkeSome of the best of Norfolk's performing talent - including an array of rising young stars - were showcased as county council chairman Shelagh Gurney marked the end of year in office in style.Ian Clarke
Some of Norfolk's top performing talent were showcased as county council chairman Shelagh Gurney marked the end of year in office in style.
The Thursford Collection near Fakenham was the venue on Friday night as about 500 guests enjoyed a cultural treat including Mrs Gurney herself playing with Norwich Accordion Club.
Singer songwriter Jess Morgan from Acle, just back from a tour of America, and Norwich-based street dancers Passion Productions were among those performing.
Young Wymondham College string quartet FAME - Flo Wesby, Anna Hoogkamer, Mollie Naryn and Emily Hoogkamer - Fakenham Town Band and Alan Helsdon, of the Singing Histories, also entertained the audience.
You may also want to watch:
Mr Helsdon sang a specially written piece called Won't You Come Down, a witty insight into the array of hats worn by Mrs Gurney during her civic term.
She said: 'Norfolk is a wonderful place to live and work and is home to very talented and inspiring people, so of whom I have had the pleasure to meet in the last year. It has been an honour and a privilege to represent Norfolk.'
- 1 Buy a former 1950s police station for sale for £330,000
- 2 Greek chain looks set to take over former Giraffe restaurant
- 3 New pasta and cocktail bar to open in Norwich
- 4 Driver fined after leaving queue before entering Co-Op
- 5 Norwich restaurants and pubs reopening in April
- 6 When can I go to the beach? Lockdown travel questions answered
- 7 £153m Western Link road delayed a third time
- 8 Mum sets up sideline selling jewellery made from breast milk
- 9 Emma Thompson and Peaky Blinders actor to star in new film shot in Norwich
- 10 Cardiac arrest call sparks rescue operation near beauty spot
Mrs Gurney said the most poignant moment of her year in office had been the welcome home service at Norwich Cathedral for the Light Dragoons and she was very excited about the Queen's visit to the city this week.