Flushing’s ‘new’ piano, kindly gifted by Maureen Jackett’s family to Flushing Arts, is now housed in St Peter’s Church and we are grateful to the Vicar and PCC for their support. An inaugural recital was given by Christopher Bennett (grandson of the late Maureen Jacket) and was a great success as an example of a concert for the Village community. Further lunch time recitals and other concerts are being planned for 2016, so please keeping checking Flushing Arts website.
Flushing School Poetry Prize
Graham Jackett presents a new Poetry Prize in memory of his wife Maureen Jackett who was a Cornish Bard and prolific poetry writer, to Sacha Fowles, the first winner of this annual prize. It was only possible through the work of Flushing Arts who organised the development of this unique prize. Two local businesses very kindly donated their time and resources to make it happen.
Gill Herbert and Emma West who designed the laser cut trophy image through their company “Pogofandango” http://pogofandango.co.uk/ who make bespoke cards and are based in Penryn and Kitty Sandy of “The Banana Shed Framing Company” http://www.thebananashed.com/ a former pupil of Flushing School and based in Flushing.
Graham Jackett is seen presenting the prize to Sacha Fowles with his daughter Morwenna Bennett standing behind him. Mark French, Flushing Schools Head is next to Pam Rowan who is Chair of Flushing Arts. On the right are Gill Herbert and Emma West from Pogofandango and Kitty Sandy, once a pupil at Flushing School, of the Banana Shed.
Everyone has been absolutely delighted with the outcome and it is a fitting memorial for Maureen Jackett.