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21st January 2010
The launch of Bath's The Sweetland Music Festival was held on the 21st January at St. Michael's Church, Bath.
 

An estimated 100 guests attended the launch event at St Michael's Church which provided a very beautiful venue. The launch of the Music Festival and Bath Celebrities Exhibition was received with great enthusiasm.

The Recital at St. Michael's Church
The Recital at St. Michael's Church

Canapés were placed on small tables around the church, wine flowed and a small Sweetland 'taster' Exhibition was on display publicising the Celebrities of Bath Exhibition in September. Representatives of the Forever Friends Appeal and Dorothy House Hospice briefly spoke of their local charities and James Scott, from Bath Abbey, played a few pieces on the Sweetland organ prior to his recital at Westminster Abbey on the Sunday. The sound of the organ brought Sweetland chillingly back to life.

Caroline, The Chairman, Loraine, Angela, Simon, Tim & John with William Sweetland picture
Caroline, The Chairman, Loraine, Angela, Simon, Tim & John with William Sweetland picture

A flattering picture of Bath artist Peter Brown, illustrating his promise to paint a 2010 version of Sweetland's 1883 oil of Broad Street was amongst the exhibits. The festival supported by local dignitaries was very relaxed and provided an enjoyable Bath occasion.

The Chairman, Simon, John Cullum & Glynisal at St. Michael's Church
The Chairman, Simon, John Cullum & Glynis at St. Michael's Church

Angela Calvert-Jones said "'The aim of the Sweetland Music Festival and Celebrities of Bath Exhibition in September, is to highlight the phenomenal value of our great citizens of Bath, past and present, either in the form of current music, theatre, sport or within our small local museums. I sincerely hope that the success of the launch on Thursday, and the exciting Music Festival and the Celebrities of Bath Exhibition in September, will provide a platform to acknowledge the natural value of these great people to Bath and an inspiration and attraction to tourists who visit our World Heritage City. They are surely a living inspiration to us all !".

"The festival is going to be an enjoyable week of music, song and also featuring an exhibition of Bath's Greatest Citizens including my great grandfather William Sweetland. If anyone would like to know more about the festival, how to buy tickets or how to support the festival then please call Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy who will be able to assist you".

The Speeches
The Speeches

The local businesses, Great Western Wine and The Darling Deli supported / sponsored the launch reception. Great Western Wine are also sponsoring the VIP reception after the Thomas Trotter concert taking place on the 18th September . Please visit their websites by clicking on their underlined names for more information.

The 2010 festival is pleased to be supporting Dorothy House and the Forever Friends Appeal. Please visit their websites by clicking on their underlined names for more information.

For more information about the festival, please contact Loraine and the Team, details on the contacts page.

 

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