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We rehearse Wednesday’s at 19:15 at Coventry Central Hall, Coventry City Centre
The Belles are over the moon to have been ranked 7th at LABBS convention in Bournemouth 30th October to 1st November 2015.
2015 has been a fantastic year for The Belles, with this result the cherry on top. There has been a lot of hard work and preparation leading up to LABBS 2015, with many fantastic coaches Nicky Salt, Cindy Hansen and Delyth Knight providing us with great help, inspiration and guidance.
On top of this our Assistant MDs were fantastic holding down the fort and continuing our progress while our MD Lucy Guess was on maternity leave, providing us with our greatest ever mascot, baby Belle Sophie Jayne. Our MDs, along with our fantastic and hard working music team, provided us with guidance, support and energy to bring out the best out of us and help us to focus on our goal of increasing our scores to over 70%.
Not only did we beat our goal of 70%, we surpassed this and achieved a score of 72.3% and increased our rankings for the third year in a row to 7th!
LABBS competition this year saw 69 Belles on stage including 15 first timers, making us the largest chorus competing this year! We are so proud of how hard all of our first timers worked and how well they have fitted in with the rest of the Belles, we couldn’t imagine being there without them.
To top it all off we’re so proud of the hard work of our members April and Lesley who created our beautiful yearbook and came away with the Pitchpipers Trophy for the best Yearbook!
Every Belle enjoyed every second of the weekend, loving the performance and the emotional roller coaster that is competing and we’re already looking forward to LABBS 2016 in Harrogate, which will be LABBS 40th anniversary.
The Belles had a fantastic training day on 23rd July, working hard on our 2016 convention package. We love our songs and are enjoying learning our new choreo.
We then got to share our new package including choreo with our friends and family. It was our first show in our new home and was great to see so many familiar faces supporting us.
The Belles of Three Spires presented an evening of musical entertainment to raise vital funds for The Guide Dogs on 1st July.
Grosvenor Casinos provided the venue for the night and The Belles were joined by Lydian, Just Peachy and The Moonlighters. It was a fantastic evening of music in a relaxing and welcoming venue and just for the occasion, Lydian treated everyone of their version of Hound Dog!
The evening was a great success with a fabulous total of £842 raised for The Guide Dogs. The funds raised will go towards sponsoring a puppy named Belle as part of the Godiva Puppy Appeal.
The Belles were honoured and proud to take part for the second time in a community funded Mindfulness event at Coventry Cathedral on 24th September.
This year’s event entitled Mindfulness and Personal Transformation was the fourth successive mindfulness event which aimed to build on the resounding success of the previous three events, mindfulness at Coventry Cathedral in 2013, mindfulness & compassion at Coventry Cathedral in 2014 and Mindfulness and neuroscience in 2015 which was attended by 700 individuals.
This year’s event focused on personal transformation through mindfulness meditation and looked at the contra-
The event included expert speaker Dr. Miguel Farias who specialises in the study of spiritual practices and beliefs and Dav Panesar, one of the pioneers of mindfulness based intervention in health and personal development. In addition the event included real life case studies sharing their transformational experiences, challenges and discovering solutions.
The event was truly inspirational and The Belles were honoured to be a part of it.
The Belles had a fantastic weekend away at Ashorne House on 3rd and 4th September, when we held our retreat with a lot of intensive work preparing for Convention. As well as a lot of hard work there was of course time to have some fun and entertain the staff. Everyone had a fantastic time and is really excited and looking forward to Convention.
The Belles had a fantastic dress rehearsal on 1st October 2016 at Central Hall. We spent the morning working on our convention package before being joined by friends and family to run through our packages along with some repertoire songs for them. Always great to have a chance to put on our dresses and perform for our friends and family and really adds to the buzz and excitement in the build up to Convention. Thanks so much to everyone who supports us along the way to Convention, we really couldn’t do it with you!
Come and sing course in which we will learn ‘Let it snow’ over six weeks (9th Nov to 14th Dec), whilst developing vocal craft and learning about a cappella skills. We will round this off on week 7 (21st Dec) with a Friends and Family Christmas mini-
We invite ladies of all ages and musical abilities to sing with us -
Rehearsals are at Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry city centre, CV1 2HA, on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-
The course is free of charge.