Axminster TIC stages sell-out Italian night

PUBLISHED: 10:59 07 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2016

TIC manager Jill Ruddick (left), singer Steve Holt and TIC assistant Anne Seward

TIC manager Jill Ruddick (left), singer Steve Holt and TIC assistant Anne Seward

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The highlight of the evening was a performance by All Saints’ tenor Steve Holt, singing a fine selection of Italian favourites.

Axminster’s self-funding tourist information centre raised £500 at a sell-out Italian evening at the Tuckers Arms, Dalwood.

New chairman Joy Raymond praised TIC manager Jill Ruddick and assistant Anne Seward who sold all the tickets.

The highlight of the evening was a performance by All Saints’ tenor Steve Holt, singing a fine selection of Italian favourites.

He opened with “Figaro” and gave a pitch-perfect rendition of “Ave Maria” holding the packed room spellbound. The audience then joined in, with words provided, in a rousing chorus of the Italian National Anthem.

Joy added: “We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help us with fundraising - nothing onerous. There is a selection of activities with which we would be pleased to have assistance.”

The Axminster Tourist Information Centre team is preparing for its annual beer, cider and music festival - its main fundraiser. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 2, from 2pm on the Trafalgar Way Showground. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the TIC at The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster. Telephone 01297 34386. The office is open 10am to 4pm.


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