Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the July 2019 update - well, summer is certainly here now and Wimbledon and the cricket world cup are behind us.  An important date for me this month was Saturday 6th when the annual Holtwood Summer Fair will be held - please see below for details.  It's also the folk festival season so I'll be previewing all of the local(ish) festivals in 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3 - each Monday at 8.00.  

If you're visiting this site for the first time, a quick introduction - I'm Peter Aston, a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based at Holtwood Methodist Church which is a welcoming, evangelical church in an idyllic location near Wimborne, close to the south coast of England.  As a member of HMB I also play guitar, sing and help to lead services at churches in and around Dorset  The HMB flautist Becky Neale and I also give concerts in our local area - and occasionally much further away!

I'm also the caller/guitarist/singer for the Cottage Industry ceilidh band, a solo singer/songwriter and a medieval wandering minstrel known as Master Peter of Fayrewood.  As a solo entertainer I appear at many retirement homes and day centres and for charitable and other events, singing everything from war-time sing-along classics, through the 50's & 60's pop songs to traditional and original songs.

For the past few years I've been doing my thespian bit as a member of the 'Open the Book' Team which takes dramatised, costumed and propped (if that's a word!) presentations of Bible stories into local 1st Schools - a tremendous privilage!

And finally, to complete the picture of my week, I also present 'Forest Folk' for Forest FM92.3 which is on air at 8.00 each Monday evening; the programme streams at www.forestfm.co.uk and you can also listen-again from Tuesdays at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/

Dates for July 2019

1 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)

6 - Holtwood Summer Fair with cream teas, stalls and music by Half of Murphy's, Becoming Branches and Simply Symons - and I'll fill up any gaps! (12.00 - 4.00)

7 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)

7 - United Songs of Praise on Holt Village Green with HMB (6.00)

12 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)

14 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)

15 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)

21 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Ringwood with HMB (3.00)

21 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)

22 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)

To find out more about what I get up to please click on the banner at the top of this page - hope to catch up with you somewhere down the road!

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