Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the July 2019 update - well, summer is certainly here now and Wimbledon is underway. An important date for me this month is Saturday 6th when the annual Holtwood Summer Fair will be held - please see below for details. It's also the folk festival season so I'll be previewing all of the local(ish) festivals in 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3 - each Monday at 8.00.
If you're visiting this site for the first time, a quick introduction - I'm Peter Aston, a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based at Holtwood Methodist Church which is a welcoming, evangelical church in an idyllic location near Wimborne, close to the south coast of England. As a member of HMB I also play guitar, sing and help to lead services at churches in and around Dorset The HMB flautist Becky Neale and I also give concerts in our local area - and occasionally much further away!
I'm also the caller/guitarist/singer for the Cottage Industry ceilidh band, a solo singer/songwriter and a medieval wandering minstrel known as Master Peter of Fayrewood. As a solo entertainer I appear at many retirement homes and day centres and for charitable and other events, singing everything from war-time sing-along classics, through the 50's & 60's pop songs to traditional and original songs.
For the past few years I've been doing my thespian bit as a member of the 'Open the Book' Team which takes dramatised, costumed and propped (if that's a word!) presentations of Bible stories into local 1st Schools - a tremendous privilage!
And finally, to complete the picture of my week, I also present 'Forest Folk' for Forest FM92.3 which is on air at 8.00 each Monday evening; the programme streams at www.forestfm.co.uk and you can also listen-again from Tuesdays at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/
Dates for July 2019
1 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)
6 - Holtwood Summer Fair with cream teas, stalls and music by Half of Murphy's, Becoming Branches, The Promise and simply Symons - and I'll fill up any gaps! (12.00 - 4.00)
7 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
7 - United Songs of Praise on Holt Village Green with HMB (in St James' Church if wet)(6.00)
12 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
14 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
15 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)
21 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Ringwood with HMB (3.00)
21 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
22 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)
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4 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
7 - New Forest ceilidh with Cottage Industry (private event)
18 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Ringwood with HMB (3.00)
18 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
25 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
25 - Three Legged Cross United Reformed Church - solo (6.00)
30 - Wimborne Methodist Church with Circuit Worship Band (7.00)