Wednesday, 11 May 2011

3 Days to go

HGUH Internet Radio RoadShow
As Promised in my previous blog, I continue with my count down to the road show. It is three days now to the very first road show in Birmingham, at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Alcester Street, B12 0PB. Tickets can be obtained at most venues, or at As I have also hinted in my previous blog, the idea behind this is to publicize the radio station, raise money for its long term operation, and continue to showcase Catholic artistic talent and to have fun.  The road show will visit 20 cities from 14th May, to 25th June, 2011 (dates are available here
Each show promises to be a lot of fun and exciting. It starts of with a mass followed by the opening of a Free Catholic Art/Icon/Photo Exhibition and Free Vatican Stamp Exhibition that will run all day. The Free art Exhibition will consist of over 350 works of art, including artists coming from the Society of Catholic Artists, icons from the British Association of Iconographers, the St Vincent de Paul Annual Art Competition Display and various other artists.  Also on display are Darren Snape’s images of the Papal Visit and 3-D Photographs by Tony Arpino entitled ‘Beauty of God’s World’.  There shall also be a small exhibit of Church Hangings and Vatican Stamps.  So there really is something for everyone. Over 200 of the 350 works of Art have been produced by young catholic students from several schools (If you consider yourself to be an artistic talent, take a picture of your best works and forward it to Please make sure you include your name and also, if relevant, your school).

During the afternoon session there will be a lot of free seminars in the parish on “Helping your Priests and Parishioners” including topics such as Debt Counseling; How to Run a Soup Kitchen; 12 steps to fulfill the potential of the Parish Repository and Parish Events.
There will be refreshments available during the day and several Catholic Charities will be having stalls in the Main Hall.  There will also be a stall where Catholic Books, CDs and other Religious items will be on-sale.  A Free souvenir newspaper will be available (A copy is available here).
Certainly the highlights of the shows will be the two hours Gala concert on each night offering Catholic Music in all styles and genre. Acts already confirmed include:

Bobby Jo, Charley Pinfold , Crossbeam , Debbie Dew , Don Maclean , Edwin Fawcett , Fr Stan Fortuna (the rapping friar all the way from New York), Gerry Coates ,Jo Walkden ,Louise Orfila, Martin Brown, Monica Luz , Ooberfuse ,Paul Dempsey , Pete Walkden ,Teresa Brown.
There will be a Pre concert Reception giving everyone an opportunity to meet the artists and Roadshow team which will include wine and cheese.

Ticket prices for the concert are as follows:
Concert only = £8
Concession = £5
Pre concert Reception (inc Concert and Wine & Cheese) = £12
So be part of the whole fun as show is coming to a venue near you and get your ticket now!

No comments:

Post a Comment