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 Booking now: Burns Night ceilidh in Westminster Cathedral Hall
Booking now: Burns Night ceilidh in Westminster Cathedral Hall

Streetwise Opera and The Passage's Burns Night ceilidh returns! Beat the January blues and join 'London's finest ceilidh band' Ceilidh Tree for a night of brilliant music, dancing and fun. There's haggis too (or a vegetarian alternative) if you opt for a ticket including their Burns Night supper! Everyone's welcome and it doesn't matter if you've never tried a ceilidh before or have two left feet as there's a caller to let you know the steps. All proceeds go towards Streetwise Opera and The Passage's vital work supporting homeless people in Westminster and beyond.

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London: Service for homeless people who have died in past year
London: Service for homeless people who have died in past year


The Annual Service of Commemoration for homeless people who have died in the past year will take place this Thursday 10 November 11am at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. The service is organised by St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Connection at St Martin's and Housing Justice. During the service, the name of each person will be read out and there will be performances from Streetwise Opera London and The Choir with No Name.

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 London: Celebrate Burns Night with Ceilidh Tree
London: Celebrate Burns Night with Ceilidh Tree

Streetwise Opera's popular annual Burns Night ceilidh takes place next Wednesday, 27 January in Westminster Cathedral Hall. This is a fun evening of Scottish ceilidh dancing with Ceilidh Tree, named 'London's finest ceilidh band' by The Evening Standard. Everyone's welcome and it doesn't matter if you've never tried a ceilidh before or have two left feet as there's a caller to let you know the steps. All proceeds go towards Streetwise Opera and The Passage's work with homeless people,

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Service for 194 homeless people who died in London in past year
Service for 194 homeless people who died in London in past year

The names of 194 homeless men and women who died in London over the past year, were read out at a moving service in St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square yesterday - nearly 50 more names than last year. The church was packed with friends, family members, homeless charity workers and volunteers. Philip Stevens was remembered for his generosity and sparkly blue eyes. Another was Andrzej Branski, who came from Poland to do agricultural work. After a heart attack he had long spells of homelessness. He was helpful, well-educated and courteous

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London: Service commemorates homeless people who died in last year
London: Service commemorates homeless people who died in last year
Around 120 homeless people in London have died in the last 12 months. Their names were read out at 'The last shall be first' - a memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square on Thursday. Following a welcome by Rev Richard Carter, there was a series of readings, music, dance and drama. Sacred Heart Sister Rosemarie Cockayne led movements to the Magnificat, sung by by the Music Group. Rev Carter, David Jackson and Mada gave a powerful performance of Luke's Gospel of the Rich Man and Lazarus.
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