Whilst we are small, if perfectly formed, our village is not exactly a hive of cultural activity. Yes, we do have an artist, in Isobel Clover, whose tapestries are highly regarded, but we're not on the touring schedules yet.
Let it not be said that the Parochial Church Council aren't trying though, and it was their efforts that drew Ros, her sister Ann, and I to St Peter's on Saturday evening for a concert given by Acafella, a local barber shop quartet, who performed in front of an audience of thirty or so from the village to raise funds for the maintenance of the church and its surrounds.
I happen to be rather fond of traditional barber shop, and although the performance including quite a few adaptations of popular songs, all of which were performed with enthusiasm and no little skill, I was pleased when they performed some of the more classic repertoire. They were very good nonetheless, and the first half of the concert flew by, before a light supper and drinks were served, which we ate outside in the churchyard - the rain held off - before returning for the second half.
There was a raffle first though, in which I won a bottle of wine (this appears to be becoming a habit). Luckily, we do seem to able to drink the stuff, and the fridge is designed to keep five bottles nicely chilled for consumption as required.
More singing, much applause and, before we knew it, the concert was over. Three encores were sung, and enjoyed, and it was time to go. It was a delightful evening and, apparently, we can look forward to a harp recital in October...