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Sadly, due to the Covid-19 situation, this event has now been postponed until a future date to be announced. Please accept our apologies.

The Enigma Variations – Elgar’s ‘Friends Pictured Within’ with Dennis Schiavon – talk and dinner evening

Date and Time: Now postponed

Venue: Broxwood Court, Broxwood, Herefordshire HR6 9JJ

Join us in the wonderful Tapestry Room at Broxwood Court (near Weobley) for this special fundraising event.

Using music, film and photographs, local musician Dennis Schiavon invites us to explore the world of Edward Elgar and the people close to him, how he came to create his first great success and the mysterious 'Enigma' hidden inside. We'll meet the different characters portrayed in this work - the country squires, the elegant ladies, the quirky eccentrics, the dear friends and loved ones, and hear how he uses music to paint their pictures. We'll also get a sneak peek at 'polite society' in our part of the world, in Victorian and Edwardian times.

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There’ll be a Prosecco and canape reception, and a delicious dinner, with an English Victorian/Edwardian themed menu, and also a ‘Heads ‘n’ Tails’ fun game, a raffle and a pay bar for wine.


Places are £37.50 each, and need to be booked in advance.

To reserve your place, please download a BOOKING FORM (see below) and submit it to events organiser Helen Cotterell with your payment. You can also pay by online transfer  - the booking form gives more details

If you can’t attend, you may make a donation to us – either use the event-specific DONATION FORM (see below) and send it to Helen with your payment – or you can donate online via the DONATE PAGE on this website – thank you!

We are most grateful to Richard Snead-Cox and Mike & Anne Allen for hosting the evening

This event is kindly sponsored by:

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