Far from a silent night

Festivities. If previous years are anything to go by, Stanley Town Hall will once again reach full capacity for the town’s annual Christmas carols.

“It’s really exciting that it does fill up so quick,” Stanley Combined Churches and Town Hall Committee Carols chairman Mitchell Scott said. “But at the same time it’s kind of sad that we do have a limit.”

Mr Scott said last year’s event welcomed about 300 patrons within 10 minutes of opening the doors. Despite the influx, organisers were prepared with live entertainment at the door for those waiting to get inside. And this year will be no different.

The family-friendly event will host a number of local artists, with the Christmas message presented by Gospel artist and violinist Peter Shurley, of Devonport.

Stanley Primary School students will also perform on the night, having been busy preparing a dance item to ‘Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart’, with the help of religious education teacher Jill Bridges.

As well as a medley using wind instruments, with the help of music teacher Tessa Lee.

Santa Claus will be present, handing out sweets for the children, and free refreshments and supper will also be available on the night.

The Stanley Christmas Carols will be held at the Stanley Town Hall on Sunday December 8, 7pm.

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