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Phoenix Choir sing for Carisbrooke Castle Museum Free

Thursday 30 7.30pmJune


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Phoenix Choir sing for Carisbrooke Castle Museum Free

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Phoenix choir

The Phoenix Choir will be in concert at St John’s Church Newport on Thursday June 30th to help raise funds for this truly deserving charity.

They will again be singing their eclectic repertoire of songs from musicals, films and other well-known easy listening compositions.

The concert commences at 7.30pm. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is situated within the grounds of an iconic 13th Century castle on the Isle of Wight.  It is a Charitable Trust, separate to English Heritage, and is the only public museum in the UK founded by a member of the Royal Family (HRH Princess Beatrice in 1898).  The Museum collection encompasses 60,000 items relating to the history of the castle and the Isle of Wight.

In the basement of the Museum is a room that was used as a Kitchen during the early 1900s period when Princess Beatrice was in residence at the Castle.  For many years, the area has been closed to the public and used as a museum store – and the room is in a state of some disrepair with both the lath and plaster ceiling, and the lime rendered walls, crumbling away. The Museum is fundraising to repair this room, so that it can be opened up to the public.  When the work is completed the room will be dressed with kitchenalia (from the Museum’s collection) and used for talks for small groups of visitors, schoolchildren and ambulant disabled visitors.

Your support will assist in maintaining a part of the Island’s wonderful heritage.