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While you wait for the Gallery to load, here are some pictures taken from this month’s “Music” themed Gallery contributions:

This, of his guitar is by Joe Hanbury:

This of kettle drums is from Caro Wilson:

And this (below), of the Sing for St Gwenfaen’s choir, led by Teresa Verney.  Nearly 50 people joined together in July 2014 for the ‘Access for All’ concert in St Gwenfaen’s church following a day’s tuition by Teresa.  The event kicked off fundraising for the building of an access ramp and new steps for which Planning Permission and Church approval (local and parish) had been obtained.  Quotes for the work had also been obtained, and funding for the project was well in hand, with generous local support and grants in the pipeline, including a substantial amount from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

By rights, the project would now be complete, had the Church not, in its infinite wisdom, changed its mind and pulled the plug. It was a simple but beautiful design, incorporating a Wall of Memories which added to the historic value of St Gwenfaen.  The wall,  would have commemorated the people who worshiped there, been married, christened or buried there.  Or simply just loved St Gwenfaen’s. Many pledges had been committed, which would have made a substantial contribution to the cost, whilst giving its supporters a sense of pride and ownership.

Access for All would not only have provided safe and easier access for the infirm, young and aged, but also a fitting processional route for events such as weddings, funerals and other ceremonies and a welcome for people who just wanted to visit our lovely church and graveyard.  The project received a considerable amount of support and approval from local people, and people who love Rhoscolyn and St Gwenfaen’s.

The planning permission, by the way, is still valid, and will run until 24th September 2018.

Now the Gallery:

This one features more of your “music” pictures – thanks to everyone who has contributed.

  • Brass music
    Brass music - Caro Wilson
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    Music of rippling waves 1 - Ian Walker
  • Behram playing the santoor. Leslie
    Behram playing the santoor - Leslie Duncan
  • gilad atzmon – 1
    Glad Atzmon - Rachel Darwazeh
  • L1000166
    Blackbird singing - not dead of night! - Ian Walker
  • Huntcliff_Ring
    Huntcliff (musical) ring - David Walker
  • Music conductor
    Music conductor - Caro Wilson
  • piano player – 1
    Piano Player - Rachel Darwazeh
  • Timpany
    Tymphany - Caro Wilson
  • DJ at a wedding in Ibiza – Leslie
    DJ at a wedding in Ibiza - Leslie Duncan
  • JDGeary-musical – bells, xylophone, musical script
    Musical bells, xylophone or sheet music - John David Geary
  • L1000186
    Another blackbird - Ian Walker
  • IMG_0589
    They all sang for St Gwenfaen's
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    Well it could be singing! - Jo Jones
  • Udaipur2
    Udaipur - Leslie Duncan
  • L1000404
    Music of rippling waves 2 - Ian Walker

The next update will be July, when the Gallery theme is “BLUE”. Any interpretation or representation you like for that subject. The more creative the better (blue sky, blue dress, blue sea, the blues, blue bird, blue jewel …)

Always save as jpgs please and mark you email “July Blue Gallery”.

Saving as jpgs:

You should be able to do this as you save your photographs from your camera to your computer photograph files.  But if not, there are several free on line programmes that can do it for you.  Or you can use a very useful (free) programme called Gimp.  And another, called Paint, can do all sorts of other useful things with your pictures, like adapting the colour, shape, size.

What we cannot use is photographs that are embedded in the body copy of your email.

Naming your photographs:

This is easy too.  When you have your jpg ready, before you pick it up to send, right click on it and you should find an option to “rename” – type over what is there your name and picture subject.