Samuel Johnson’s tercentenery

We were most pleased and privileged to be asked to perform at an event marking the tercentenery of the birth of Dr Samuel Johnson (he of English Dictionary fame), organised by Birmingham City Council We were joined by a modern day Johnson and Garrick (Peter Martin and Nicholas Cambridge)re-enacting their famous walk from Lichfield to London, complete with shared horse, to raise money for the National Trust. Not only will they be covering this not inconsiderable distance, they also plan to keep people updated on their progress via on online map and twitter updates For related events and information, check out this lovingly crafted website. There is also another site¬† here that goes into more detail about various festivities We were also very excited as our new costumes got their first airing. It’s been a long haul, but I’m very pleased at how they have turned out. Unfortunately Sig. Storace couldn’t be there for this gig, but we’re planning to get some photos of all three of us in our finery up soon. It was very interesting singing in stays, I can tell you! we also realised that we couldn’t sit down for long periods, and put it down to modern chairs. Next time we’ll insist on a chaise longue! It was a very enjoyable event to perform at, the audience, which included the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, were very interested in our music, and even sang along!