Coull Quartet concert raises funds for national children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

On Thursday 15th May, the Coull Quartet performed string quartets by Schubert, Ravel and Borodin in support of the national children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent on a warm summer evening in the 12th Century ImageAshow Church – The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady. The concert, which raised over £1200 in support of the charity, was attended by an audience of around 100 and was followed by a reception in the garden of Ashow Village Centre.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry attended the concert and stayed to meet Amanda Chapple from CLIC Sargent, the musicians, and members of the audience.

The event was organised by the City of Coventry Worsted Weavers Guild for CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

Coull Quartet with Amanda Chapple from CLIC Sarjent, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry, and Donald Singer and Robin Fryer from the Coventry Worsted Weavers Guild

Coull Quartet with Amanda Chapple from CLIC Sarjent, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry, and Donald Singer and Robin Fryer from the Coventry Worsted Weavers Guild

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448. The Worsted Weavers Guild now continues in a charitable role and plans future annual charitable events in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. To find out more about future Worsted Weavers events email the Guild at worsted.weavers@gmail.com

Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the CoullcqIMG_9779Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Coull Quartet – Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello – has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

To find out more about how to support CLIC Sargent, see their website for other local and national events, and how to donate directly to the charity.

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Coull Quartet to perform on 15th May in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

The Coull Quartet are to perform in support of children with cancer at a charitable musical evening to be held at the 12th Century ImageAshow Church on Thursday 15th May 2014.

To order tickets or to express interest in attending or otherwise supporting this charity event, please email worstedweavers@gmail.com or call 0759 0478 078.

Tickets cost £25 per person on the day – £20 per person  paid in advance, including refreshments and canapes.

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The musical performance will be held in Ashow Church, beginning with a concert by the internationally famous chamber group – the Coull Quartet, followed by a reception in the adjacent Ashow Village Centre.

Address: The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, Ashow, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Link to map for Ashow Church

Programme

6.30 pm Ashow Church – arrival 

7 pm Coull Quartet

– Schubert D87;

– Ravel Quartet;

– Borodin Quartet No.2.

8 pm   ReceptionVillage centre/marquee

9 pm Close

Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull cqIMG_9779Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Coull Quartet – Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello – has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

The event is being organised jointly by the City of Coventry Worsted Weavers guild and CLIC Sargent Logo UK P CMYK HIthe national children’s cancer charity  CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448.

Charity musical evening in support of childhood leukaemia

The City of Coventry Worsted Weavers guild plans a charitable musical evening on Thursday 15th May 2014, in support of children with cancer.

To express interest in supporting and attending this charity event, please email worstedweavers@gmail.com

The event will be in partnership with the UK national children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC-Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC-Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

The event will be held in the early evening, with a reception followed by a concert by the internationally famous chamber group – the Coull Quartet [Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello]. Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Quartet has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448.

Worsted weavers guild to hold charity musical evening in support of childhood leukaemia

The City of Coventry Worsted Weavers guild plans a charitable musical evening on Thursday 15th May 2014, in support of children with cancer.

The event will be in partnership with the UK national children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC-Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC-Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

The event will be held in the early evening, with a reception followed by a concert by the internationally famous chamber group – the Coull Quartet [Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello]. Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Quartet has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448.

To express interest in attending this charity event, please email worstedweavers@gmail.com

The Coventry Woolstead Weavers account book

Some interpretive notes by Joanna Innes, Somerville College, Oxford  (June 2009, links checked June 2013)

Joanna.innes@some.ox.ac.uk

As the opening pages of the book explain, the City of Coventry claimed power under its charter to set up what they call companies or fellowships, what we standardly call ‘guilds’. There had been one for silkweavers and worsted weavers, but in 1703 they decided (it’s said) that the mix was having the effect of allowing unskilled people to practice one or another form of weaving as they pleased, which was debasing the quality and reputation of the local product – a very standard concern for the period, and one of the characteristic objects of early industrial regulation. So they decided to split the two companies, to ensure that practitioners are appropriately trained. (London barbers and surgeons split in the mid-eighteenth century for an analogous reason.) The account book gives the company’s accounts year by year (some years are missing), from 1704 through its early years as a trade society, through its transmogrification into a probably partly political dining club, and then into a purely social club; the book was completed in 1983 … more

See more by Joanna Innes on the Coventry Worsted Weavers Account Book

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The history of merchant guilds in Coventry goes back at least to 1267. The original roles of the guilds included providing training for their professions and ensuring the quality of what was produced.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers, Coventry, from circa 1448; and a Company and Fellowship of Worsted Weavers and Silk Weavers, City of Coventry, from 1628.

In 1703 the worsted weavers of Coventry, whose trade had then lately improved, were separated from the silk weavers to form their own company as a member of the guilds of the city.

In modern times the Worsted Weavers and other guilds of the city continue in a charitable role.

The Worsted Weavers guild plans a charitable musical evening in the Spring of 2014, in support of children with cancer.

For further information, including on ways to support the evening, email the organisers.