A four-woman singing group will be filling a parish hall with their 1940s vocal style to raise money for a renovation project.

On Saturday, November 25 the Boogie Woogie Bellas will put on a show at Launton Parish Hall to help raise money for the hall improvement project, a Launton Parish Council-led initiative to renovate the building.

The show is being organised by a newly formed group called Friends of Launton Parish Hall.

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The singing group made their first appearance at the hall in 2021.

Robert Cornford, information officer for Friends of Launton Parish Hall, said: “There was a singalong showing of Grease that we put on as a fundraiser, and a trio turned up dressed for the film.

“They led the singing, and at the end of the film gave a 20-minute show of their own, singing songs from the 1930s to the 1980s, but with their own twist and in a 1940s vocal style.

“We were all so impressed that we booked them then and there.

“Between then and now they have grown from a trio to a quartet, with the new member from Launton.

“We are really pleased that they will be singing in the hall this weekend helping us raise money for the hall improvement project.”

Tickets are still on sale at the Costcutter shop in Launton, at £10 each.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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