Did you know that the David Bowie plaque on the Zizzi’s building was commissioned and half paid for by the Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association (CCARA). On behalf of CCARA, Cliff Watkins designed and arranged for the casting of the Bowie plaque back in 2001. More recently, the CCARA were very supportive of a ‘Fanfare for Beckenham’ concert in St George’s Church in March last year when Cliff commissioned local composer, Gordon Carr (born in The Drive), to write the opening music.
The 80th anniversary of a more widely known composer, Carey Blyton, was celebrated this year in several concerts. When the Beckenham Junior Choir sang on the roundabout to entertain the crowds awaiting the arrival of the Olympic Flame they including three of Carey’s tunes including his international hit Bananas in Pyjamas. That very successful day is recalled here
Next year the Lewisham Concert Band (featuring several Beckenham musicians) and the Beckenham Ladies Choir will be taking part in a concert themed around some of Beckenham’s many famous women.
Thanks to Cliff Watkins for the above details. If anyone would like to be associated with the concert, please let Cliff know.