We felt really honoured to be invited back to sing at this heartfelt ceremony at Crewe Cemetery this year. Unfortunately, due to illness there were fewer singers in our contingent than normal, but we still hope that we provided the songs and music you need to help remember those who have passed as we approach Christmas this year.
Wishing you all happy memories of the loved ones who are sadly no longer with us, and a beautiful Christmas and New Year ahead.
Love from us all at MicWire.
We’re really excited to be performing at the Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival on 28th October 2018. With the nights drawing in, pumpkins swelling to full size and the damp Autumn mist lingering in the cool air, there’s nothing better than throwing on your wellies and scarf, kicking up the leaves, eating hearty warm meals whilst preparing for Hallowe’en.
We’re rehearsing some brand new spooky song repertoire for your listening pleasure and, owing to the season – it’s highly likely that we might be dressed in costume as well…
We’ll be singing in the Pumpkin Parade at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Please head down and join us – not only to support us, but to enjoy entertainment from all the children who have been involved making masks that they will wear to scare away the Hallowe’en ghouls!
There will be plenty of entertainment and delicious food to enjoy all day long, so stay local and join us at Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival for a fantastic day of frolics, frights and tasty bites… mwahahaha!
MicWire are looking forward to performing at the Crewe Cemetery Open Day on Saturday 15th September. It’s an important event for the Cemetery as they are undergoing a big renovation project to upgrade the facilities for bereaved families in Cheshire to use. The scheme is to cost 1.3m and planned works are to improve visitor comfort by extending the existing building, increasing the space and seating indoors as well as installing a hearing loop. The car park capacity will also increase.
The team have also recently digitised the burial records meaning that families can now electronically search for ancestors and family members.
The aim of the event is to raise public awareness of what services are available from Orbitas and local funeral directors.
Times: The Open Day will run from 11:00 until 14:30. The choir will be singing during the “Golden Memories” service starting at 14:00.
Address: Crewe Cemetery & Crematorium, Badger Avenue, Crewe, CW1 2NA
- Lean On Me
- Poem 1 – I Am Always with You
- Poem 2 – He Is Gone
- Amazing Grace
- Poem 3 – Remember Me
- This Little Light Of Mine
Click for the Facebook Event or Click for the Cemetery Website
P.S. Death can be regarded as a taboo subject or we may avoid talking about death because it makes us uncomfortable. Grief surrounding death is a natural feeling and can cause a multitude of emotions, which may be experienced very differently from person to person. There is no set time within which anyone is to grieve, and no set way to do it. If you have experienced loss of a loved one, remember that you are not alone in your sadness.
If you or someone you know needs help with emotions associated with grief and loss, here are some suggestions of where to find some healthy and comforting support:
- The Bereavement Helpline on 0800 435 455
- Nicky Clifford Grief Recovery Specialist, Cheshire on Facebook
- The Grief Recovery Handbook on Amazon
On Friday 20th July, Kate attended the Crewe Place Branding Workshop on behalf of MicWire.
“Place branding is a perception that people have about a place and it’s reputation in the eyes of residents, investors, workers, visitors and wider public.
The sense of a place represents a range of tangible and intangible elements (historic, symbolic, cultural, economic and physical) that together make a place special and distinctive, and therefore potentially competitive and successful from the perspectivenof those who live, work of come from a place, and those who have an external perspective.
The meeting aims to find out the identity and the personality of the town in order to develop a shared place branding strategy for Crewe.”
It is an exciting time to be involved in the branding of Crewe. There is a lot of positivity and strength when so many people from so many different businesses come together with a shared purpose.
The speaker, Professor Vish Maheshwari spoke of:
Presence, Potential, Place, Pulse, Pre-requisites and People
In boosting arts and culture around the town, MicWire have the people and skills to bring music and singing to local community events set up by other groups. There was also animated talk of new collaborations with other longstanding musical groups over the next few years as well – so watch this space!
If your business or group would like to get involved with the Crewe Place Branding Strategy, you should contact Simona Garnero at the Crewe Town Council.