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Social events aplenty
at Island hospice

Concerts, art exhibitions and a choir are just some
activities to which everyone is invited, writes LORI LITTLE

DID YOU know Earl Mountbatten                       The next concert is by four musicans call  hospice, Open House Fridays are a great
Hospice runs an interesting social               Country Comfort, on Thursday, September       chance to tour the building and hear first
programme for the whole Island                   7. Full of passion and energy, their unique   hand from staff about how it is becoming a
community?                                       performances include a mix of traditional     real hub for Islanders to socialise, learn and
                                                 and modern tunes. Enjoy a performance by      be inspired. Visitors can also find out more
   Doors are open to anyone to come along        Blonde Bombshell ‘a night of 80s classics     about volunteering and fundraising.
and enjoy live music, an art gallery, delicious  from this top party band’, on Thursday,
cuisine, as well as the Chelsea Garden Show      December 7. Admission is £10 and includes        For more information, visit the website
garden. There is also a community choir,         wine and canapes.                             www.iwhospice.org or phone 529511.
which everyone is welcome to join, whatever
their ability.                                      The hospice has
                                                 an art gallery at the
   Many people think the hospice is a dark       centre of the building.
and morbid place, but visitors are constantly    Pictures fill the walls
surprised by the bright and welcoming            of the courtyards, and
environment.                                     Island artists use the
                                                 space to display and
   The social programme is all about             sell their work.
encouraging people to go and see that the
hospice is a normal, kind and warm place            Each exhibition lasts
where people can share experiences and           a month and provides
create good memories together.                   valuable income to
                                                 the Hospice, bringing
   The 2017 concert series has something         commission on each
to suit all musical tastes, from modern to       sale. The exhibitions
classical performances. Concerts are held        are open every day
on the first Thursday of the month, from          between 9am and
7.30pm, in the lounge area of the John           5pm.
Cheverton Centre. Additional concerts have
been scheduled during the year, to mark the         If you want to
hospice’s 35th anniversary.                      know more about the
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