Slice of French Toast with dash of fashion, flair
A touch of France plus the transformation and mystique of women’s fashion are sure to delight audiences at this year’s Cambridge Autumn Festival.
Music lovers be prepared to be effortlessly taken into an intimate cafe in the heart of Paris, a piazza on a warm Rome night, or a Berlin cabaret with the sounds from French Toast.
The long established trio of Linn Lorkin (chanteuse), Hershal Herscher (accorde´oniste) and Peter Scott (bassiste) are set to deliver a delightful potpourri of well-known chansons in French and English.
Their repertoire of authentic French chansons and forays into Italian and German have delighted audiences in New Zealand for many years.
French Toast has completed three national tours and performed in Sydney, Melbourne, Florida’s South Beach and the Island of Jersey.
Their CD, In a French Cafe, has been a consistent best-seller.
The performance of this Parisian chic trio is timely given
Fashion and music
Fashion over a Teacup: April 8, 2pm Cambridge Town Hall.
French Toast: April 10, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Church.
The Cambridge Autumn Festival: April 7-15.
Visit the website cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz for programmeupdates. the links Cambridge has with French town Le Quesnoy, which celebrates a century since New Zealand troops liberated it from the German forces in 1918.
Also adding to the festival and back by popular demand, is a ‘‘recreated’’ Fashion over a Teacup.
In wearable arts style, there will be a ‘‘Recreate’’ section showcasing garments designed by creatives passionate about recycling, with the core item purchased from a Hospice shop and transformed for the catwalk.
The section will encompass two competition categories, Streetwear and Creative.
Included in this year’s show is a parade of vintage outfits donated to, and sourced from, Hospice Waikato’s shops.
It promises to be a delightful afternoon of high tea and fashion.
Audience members will be treated to tea from vintage china, delicate sandwiches and mini sweet treats while models strut their stuff on the stage.
Organised by Hospice Waikato’s Ladies Volunteer Committee the event will raise funds to support the organisation’s regional services.
Hospice Waikato chief executive Craig Tamblyn said people in Cambridge were able to access the full range of services provided by Hospice Waikato.