• Farewell Seems to be the Hardest Word 18 May 18

    To label Sir Elton John a national icon is a stretch too far for the man himself: Reginald Dwight. “I won’t have that,” he laughs. “It’s lovely to be appreciated and I think the value of... Read More

  • Time and Rhythm 9 Mar 18

    1. Music Listening: Music is an art form available to almost every human being. Anyone can explore safe and appropriate ways in which music can lift their mood. Indeed, in public places, such as... Read More

  • Rak-ing Up Success 15 Dec 17

    “A fortnight later and the news hasn’t even sunk in. It’s the most surreal feeling. It means the world to us that we have the public’s support,” Ashley gushes, still clearly on cloud nine... Read More

  • Brain Training 10 Feb 17

    successful singer, instrumentalist, lyricist and composer Phillipa Leigh studied at the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, has performed at top venues around the country, including... Read More

  • Spicing It Up Again 14 Dec 12

    They even beat Bolt. Oh, yes. When the Spice Girls took to the stage at the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, in a euphoric show of nostalgia and sparkling taxis, delighted viewers posted 116,000 tweets... Read More

  • Christmas Comes But Once A Year. Or Twice. 10 Sep 10

    It’s a far cry from Dorothy and Toto, but Berkhamsted Choral Society’s current project began, indirectly, on the Yellow Brick Road. The BBC Performing Arts Fund, which accrues from money made... Read More

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