An enjoyable mix of literature, music and drama was on the menu at a special Literary Tea Concert organised by Monmouth School for Girls pupils.
Held as part of the Monmouth Literary Festival, the unique community event was held at The Bridges Centre in Monmouth, for an inter-generational audience which included the Social Circle Group, The Tea Dance Group and pupils from Overmonnow Primary School.
The light-hearted and varied programme included students singing classics such as ‘Jolene’ and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ to modern day hits such as ‘Your Song’ by Ellie Goulding. Classical music was also performed and literature readings were given in the form of extracts from the excellent ‘We Are Writers’ book. The book has been published as part of the Monmouth Literary Festival, and is an anthology of poetry and fiction written by pupils from Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth Comprehensive School.
A special performance was also given by Year 4 students from Osbaston Primary School, who showcased their penny-whistling talents and included the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ to the delight of the audience.
In between acts, the audience was encouraged to participate in fun dance sessions, which included The Music Man and the Hokey Cokey for the little ones, and Line Dancing and other popular choices for all ages to enjoy.
After performing, the pupils served up a delicious array of cakes, biscuits, scones and brownies – all handmade by G.C.S.E. Food and Nutrition students at Monmouth School for Girls – and spent time talking to members of the audience.
Daphne Evans, who attended the event with her brother, said: “I thought the event was tremendous – it was really entertaining!”
She added: “It was so nice to see the schools getting involved and making the older generation happy.”