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Penny Readings 2009: What a Night!

Written by jen, 7th December 2009

Alexei Sayle brought the laughter;

Roger Phillips brought the penguin (his name's Patrick and he comes with his Aquatic Attaché);

The University of Liverpool Chamber Choir brought the beautiful music;

Jane Davis, host for the evening, brought her enthusiasm to the whole proceedings;

Frank Cottrell Boyce brought his wonderful nativity story from Millions (who was slightly nervous that he had to follow Alexei Sayle and 'be funny': "it's like going on after Led Zepplin and being told to be loud", but of course, he didn't fail to make us all laugh);

Mark Carney brought his theremin (it's okay, we'd never heard of the instrument either - I can tell you now though that it's amazing!);

Phil Davis brought us to tears in his moving reading from The Christmas Carol;

Georgina Aasgaard (Cellist) brought the rhythm (with the help of the audience, a xylophone and a cello);

The audience brought good cheer, festive spirit and an impressive singing voice!

It was certainly a good time had by all, and those are just a few highlights! In fact, this may have been the best Penny Readings yet - and I haven't even mentioned the 'creative' raffle wheel - the pressure's on for next year...

Audience Sing Auld Lang Syne

Singing 'Auld Lang Syne'

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