Archdeacon of Loughborough performs a one man show
David Newman, Archdeacon of Loughborough, has agreed to perform a one man show as part of the Grant Thornton 2012 Executive Quest.
Having memorised the entirety of Mark’s Gospel, David will perform to five different audiences throughout the county over a period of 48 hours.
The Grant Thornton Executive Quest is a unique fundraising initiative which sees business leaders from throughout Leicestershire and Rutland perform personal challenges to raise money in aid of local charities PROST aid and LOROS. David became interested in the Quest particularly because his wife Helen works as a Chaplain at the LOROS Hospice.
David said; I’ve always been excited by the dramatic impact of Mark’s gospel since hearing it performed by Alec McGowan on the London stage over thirty years ago. However, learning it all is proving to be a big challenge. But I’m spurred on both by the prospect of creating a truly memorable experience for the audiences who come to listen, and raising lots of money for these excellent charities.
Diane Morris, Fundraising Manager for LOROS commended David saying; “What David is doing for our two charities is fantastic, his challenge completely embraces the idea behind the Quest. Memorising an entire Gospel is a feat in itself, but to also perform it in front of five audiences over 48 hours completely raises the bar!”
Come down and support David and these important local charities at any or all of the following venues;
Friday 28th September
7.30pm St Bartholomew’s Church, Kirby Muxloe.
Saturday 29th September
8.00am Emmanuel Church, Loughborough.
12 noon St Helen’s Church, Ashby-de-la Zouch.
7.30pm Leicester Cathedral.
Sunday 30th September
4.30pm St Mary’s Church, Hinckley.