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Living Advent Calendar Day 10: TG Art Gallery

Advent Day
Ben Warner performing
Representatives from the Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years CentresRepresentatives from the Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres collecting donations from guestsBen Warner talks with a guestA good turn out tonightJan Rixon introduces the eveningBen Warner performingBen Warner read poetryIncluding a riff on Amercian PieMr Warner received large applause for his workBen Warner talking A large appreciative audienceThis is the 10th day of the Living Advent CalendarCllr Maurice Monk addresses the audience

Poetry was the surprise hiding behind today’s window of Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar.

TG Art Gallery in Peach Street welcomed Ben Warner for his performance of The Day That Christmas Died, a much appreciated riff on American Pie.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Warner said: “The Day that Christmas Died was a poem written to be performed at this year’s Living Advdent Calendar, together with a handful of other Christmas poems. My aim is to entertain.”

And entertain he certainly did with an appreciative audience.

The evening was compeered by Cllr Maurice Monk and Jan Rixon, who runs TG Art Gallery, ensured that everyone enjoyed mince pies and other seasonal refreshments.

Mr Warner’s Living Advent Calendar appearance is just one of a number of special events taking place in Wokingham town centre every day between now and Christmas Eve. A live performance will be held somewhere in Wokingham at 6.15pm or 4pm at weekends.

On Friday, December 11, the venue will be Wokingham Borough Council offices in Shute End and the performance starts at 6.15pm. What will it be? We’ll tell you tomorrow!

You can check all the venues in the calendar by logging on to our interactive map.

Pictures: Andrew Merritt

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