It’s all Greek for Kilmington residents

PUBLISHED: 17:21 26 January 2011

Archbishop Athenagorus (Neil Pollard) with Demis Roussos (David Hankin). Picture: Julian Shaw

Archbishop Athenagorus (Neil Pollard) with Demis Roussos (David Hankin). Picture: Julian Shaw

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Mamma Mia film inspires village fund raising evening

THEY came bearing gifts – and left a little hoarse – the night Kilmington turned Greek.

Inspired by the hit movie Mama Mia – filmed on the island of Kalokairi - 100 people enjoyed an evening of song and laughter, raising £1,100 for St Giles Church.

Welcomed by compare Brian Lavender, the audience, in various costumes, faced the Greek flag as they sang that country’s National Anthem before the Rev Alastair McCollum led a Grace from the Greek Orthodox Church.

Entertainment was provided by Cathy Clarkson, Rachel Burrough and Leah Stonex, nicknamed “The Three Graces”, who led everyone through 12 of the ever popular Abba songs, featured in the movie.

During “Lay All Your Love On Me”, eight flippered men danced across the stage, led by the Vicar, accompanied by much laughter.

Mr Lavender commended the audience for their active participation as well as “The Three Graces” and Robert Penzer for the brilliant sound and light effects. He also praised the 20 chefs who bought, cooked and served the food.

Mr Penzer paid tribute to the hard work by head chef and event mastermind Caroline Lavender, presenting her with a bouquet.


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