A week to go!

It's a beautiful sunny day and I'm sitting in my very stuffy office working on stuff for the event next Sunday, 16 July. Do I mind not being out in the sun? Not at all! I'm so honoured to be able to use my time and my various skills to be able to bring this fantastic event together. I feel very, very lucky. Lucky I have the support of so many amazing people.

As usual, Abbie and Gareth McLearnon are being key people along with the folks from the ABRSM, including the Chief Examiner, John Holmes and Louise Matthew. Abbie has encouraged Clare Jefferis to be involved (not that I think she took any persuading). We are also very lucky to have the wonderful composer/pianist, Blaz Pucihar and his wife, flute player, Ana Kavcic Pucihar coming all the way from Slovenia. Simon Williams, Lorna Brown and Joleigh Saunders are also involved and I really don't think I could do without them.

But today I've just had some news that has put the icing on the cake so to speak - Gareth Davies (principal flute London Symphony Orchestra) has offered to come and play! Can you believe that?! It makes a totally amazing line up.

It is going to be a very special event. I know all the players in the flute choirs in the final of our competition are really excited. If you haven't booked your tickets yet, hurry up, you don't want to miss this one.

Photos below from left Clare Jefferis, Abbie Burrows, Blaz Pucihar, Gareth McLearnon

Ana Kavcic Pucihar, Gareth Davies, John Holmes, Louise Matthew