Christmas mood at Coverley
’TIS THE season to be jolly.
And there was no better place to be than The Villages, Coverley, Christ Church, for the recent Christmas Market where visitors were treated to a variety of entertainment from some of the top names in local showbiz.
The event, now in its third year, attracted the likes of Mikey, Red Plastic Bag and a special appearance by Alison Hinds. The large crowd did not hold back, moving to the music during the four-hour show.
St Gabriel’s School, first on stage with choir and supporting musicians, did pieces like Jesus, What A Wonderful Child, Come Join The Celebration and Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine. Next were two worship dancers from the People’s Cathedral.
Mustard Seed Productions also complemented the session with dance, song and speech, with a special appearance by Hinds that brought the curtain down on the first half.
Comedienne Jennifer Walker did not allow a dull moment to set in. She had the crowd in stitches with a few of her favourite lines, including a piece I Ain’t Doing Much For Christmas.
Santa Claus arrived in a “radical car”, much to the delight to the crowd. This made way for the lighting of the big Christmas tree that was switched on by four-year-old Hannah Springer.
It was now time for the crowd to shake a leg as lyrical master Red Plastic Bag sang hit after hit, including Ragga Ragga, from his repertoire.
Mikey, who came down from the stage during his performance, mingled with the crowd as he did We Loose and Roll it. (RL)