Newsletter – July/August 2013

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The Deepings A Handful of Harmonies

I can confirm that the current Market Deeping AHOH will become “The Deepings” from September 2013. The new venue will be the Priory Church Hall, Church Street, Deeping St James, PE6 8HD and we will meet there on a Wednesday from 1.30 - 3.00pm. Our first The Deepings session will be on Wednesday 4th of September; new and existing members are extremely welcome.

Summer Workshops

Following on from the wonderful Easter workshops, we will be offering four workshops in the first two weeks of August before Andrew crawls into a dark room to sleep for a fortnight! All workshops run from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Places can be booked and paid online at, in advance, or booked and paid by cash/cheque at your regular HOH session. The cost of each workshop remains at £6.00 per person.

If you have any questions about any of the workshops, please send us an e-mail, call us (on 07545 979675) or speak to Andrew at your regular session.

Date and Time Performance
Monday 5th August 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Singing Workshop: Grease Revisited
Cowbit Village Hall, Cowbit
Friday 9th August 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Singing Workshop: Bring a Bloke II
Bourne Abbey Church Hall, Bourne
Wednesday 14th August 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Singing Workshop: Back Catalogue Catchup
The Coronation Hall, Market Deeping
Friday 16th August 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
American Musical Theatre Workshop
Stamford United Reformed Church Hall, Stamford


Social / Fundraising Events

Massive thanks to anyone and everyone involved in our recent run of social and fundraising events. Details of monies raised can now be found in a new section on the website. If you hover over the “Media” tab at the top of the homepage, you will see new “Charity Work” text which will give full information on fundraising and charity activity so far. If there is anything we have missed, please let us know.

1st September 2013 - Group Summer Social at Ferry Meadows (message from Rowena Sampson- Peterborough HOH)

Details as previous newsletters but I have confirmed the date with Nene Park Trust for Sunday 1 September, meeting in the area by the car park off Ham lane (turn off by Notcutts & Pitch & Putt) where the barbeques are situated from midday £4 per car entrance. We will take a gazebo for protection against whatever the heavens will throw at us – hopefully continuation of the sun!

Please contact me (Rowena) in advance ( in the first instance to confirm interest/intention so I know how many people to cater for.

All those attending to please bring:

- Something to sit on (tables/chairs/groundsheet suggested) - Food to cook on the bbq - Drinks - Plates, cutlery, glasses - A plate of e.g. salad to share – I will contact all those attending in advance so we don’t end up with too much of the same dish -£2.50pp towards HoH, barbeque fuel, breads, sauces - I will collect on the day

Suggest weather dependant - if in doubt I can be called on the morning to check if going ahead - 07903 148606."

5th September 2013 - Friends of A Handful of Harmonies Annual General Meeting

Friends of AHOH will be holding their AGM on Thursday 5th September at the Open Door Baptist Church, 5 Spalding Road, Deeping St James, PE6 8NJ (directly opposite the Deepings School). The AGM starts at 7pm – cheese and wine will be served. We need to appoint a new secretary as soon as possible as this position is currently vacant. If you are interested, please have a word with Andrew and he will point you in the right direction.

6th October 2013 - Family and Friends Coach for trip to Her Majesty’s.

A coach for supporters of our next visit to Her Majesty’s is now available to book. The coach will leave the first pick up point at approximately 2.30pm and leave London at 10pm (times are provisional). Pick up points will be confirmed nearer to the time. Cost will be £15 per person and to book please contact or telephone 07834 596174. Please note places will not be confirmed until payment has been received - cheques payable to “A Handful of Harmonies” or cash please.

Autumn 2013 Sessions

We look forward to welcoming you all back after a sunny, relaxing summer break, for the start of our Autumn 2013 sessions. All groups start the week commencing Monday 2nd of September. Full details of times, venues etc.. can be found on our website:

Autumn Term fees are now due and the following options are available to you:

Premier Membership £50 This enables you to attend your chosen class each week. Additional sessions are £4.50.

Premier Plus £65 This enables you to attend as many classes in as many locations as you like. Unlimited!!

Payments can be made by cash, cheque to “A Handful of Harmonies”, BACS to sort code 09-01-28, account 02424607 or via the online shop at If paying by BACS please quote your surname and first three letters of your location as a reference, e.g. Spalding (SPA), Deeping (DEE).

Casual membership is still available at £4.50 per session.


"You've got a song you're singing from your gut; you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.”

Johnny Cash, Legend.