Sparkling launch for Eltham CD!

A few heads are a bit sore today after yesterday’s buzzing launch party for our CD ’Aspects of Winter – The Eltham Collection’.  We celebrated our talented local musicians at a packed event with the vibrant artistic backdrop of Eltham’s Capital Art Gallery in the Well Hall Parade. There was wine, music and song on offer, along with a chance to mingle and meet the musicians.IMG_5884

Lots of you generously bought the remarkable CD of folk and blues-inspired songs in a collection of original compositions performed by musicians who had first got together during the Winter Song Challenge of last November’s Eltham Arts Winter Festival. You can read more about all the artists and the CD project here.

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While we chatted, sipped and snacked, we were also treated to some wonderful ‘unplugged’ impromptu performances by:

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Pytchwood (Zahira Al-Zahira & Dave Kenningham
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The Gillies (Susan Turner & Mark Evans)
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Keith Ferris
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Tony Clarke
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Stephen Brayne
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John Handley
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Eltham AllStars!

DSC_0854Lots of the Eltham Arts team were there –  here’s Treasurer John Wingham saying a few word of thanks to everybody – the wonderful musicians, Capital Art Gallery owners Carl and Michelle, the Eltham Arts team and above all, Chair Gaynor Wingham who co-ordinated this project which has been many months in the making!

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Keith Ferris & Gaynor Wingham

We’ll be announcing details shortly of the local outlets where you can buy the CD, £8. Or email us now (elthamarts@aol.co.uk) and we’ll keep in touch with you about it! In the meantime you can watch our short film here on the making of the CD, featuring all of the artists including some who couldn’t make the launch.

We were so pleased to see so many of you there yesterday. Do let us know in the comments below if you were there and about your ‘best bits!

(n.b thanks to Natasha W for many of these photos!)

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