Monday, July 18, 2005

Monday morning

So have you (or your kids) finished reading the latest Harry Potter book? It was expected to sell 10 million copies in the first 24 hours of launch. Some however have sneered at Potter mania and sought to put the Harry Potter phenomenon into perspective.

"Oh for a timely spell of reality," Roland White wrote in the Sunday Times.
"Let's keep things in perspective. Until Friday, the Harry Potter series had sold about 270 million copies worldwide. Which is considerably less than the one billion shifted by the late, rather unfashionable, Barbara Cartland."

On to the Music
Sadly this like many other Mondays is suffering from a lack of live events except...

At the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil:

THE CHRIS BARBER BIG BAND. Chris Barber leads his 11-piece band, with seven strong front line, playing a wide selection of his favourites from his roots in the New Orleans style, Bourbon Street Parade to the early music of Duke Ellington. It is then on to the sound Sidney Bechet and the blues of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. An evening of exciting Jazz and Blues music, great entertainment for all.

If the Taunton area is more interesting for you then try the Open Mic Night at the Westgate.

Did you like the pictures of the Music For Africa event? Have you got some of your own? Then send them in by email to and we will post them here for others to see.

Have a great day.

The Editor

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