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Sponsored Walk across Dartmoor for the Carl Rosa Trust and MMUK

On Sunday 7th October one of our Trustees, Steven Martin, will be joining hundreds of others walking the Abbot’s Way walk, a 23 mile hike across Dartmoor. This year’s walk celebrates the 700th anniversary of Tavistock Church and the 1000th anniversary of Buckfast Abbey (both founded by Benedictines).
Fr Steven is walking to raise money for two charities: the Melanesian Mission UK (an Anglican organisation currently supporting the victims of the recent volcano in Ambae, Solomon Islands) and the Carl Rosa Trust.

Please download the pdf to read more and, if you pay tax, fill out the Gift Aid form and return it with your donation to Tavistock Parish Office, 5A Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AU.

Thank you for your support!

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The Exhibition of 2016...

The story of the Company was given on a series of display boards, and some of the manuscripts (including some orchestral parts dating from 1826), production plans, programmes, photographs, and biographies of some of the major personalities, were also on display.

One of our Trustees, Dr Valerie Langfield, was interviewed about it, by Liverpool’s TV station Made in Liverpool. You can hear the interview here - it starts at 6'50" and lasts for 4 minutes.

The first Carl Rosa Trust Symposium was held on Saturday 19 November 2016, at the Hornby Library. About a dozen delegates attended - all specialists in their fields - and after short presentations from the Trustees, various items from the Archive were brought out for examination. A great deal of discussion ensued, which was exactly what we wanted. We were keen to show something of the nature of the archive, with a view to permitting its use as a research resource, or as a subject for research in its own right.

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In the afternoon, students from Liverpool Hope University gave a short recital, the programme drawn from items regularly performed by the Carl Rosa Company. They were superbly accompanied by David Walters, senior lecturer and principal accompanist at the University.

Some of the visitors mentioned the ‘new’ Carl Rosa company that is currently staging productions; this has no connection with the Carl Rosa Trust and archive.

Do contact valerie.langfield@carlrosatrust.org.uk for more information, or if you would like to be kept informed by email of future events and news.

We’re also very keen to receive feedback from anyone who’s been to the exhibition - please email Valerie Langfield with your comments.