"I wish more people would give Camilla a chance instead of automatically hating her because they’ve idealized Diana. I think once Diana found love she wouldn’t have hated Camilla or wanted people to hate her." - Submitted by Anonymous
My problem with Camilla when I had one was that she hurt Diana and she really didn’t give Charles and Diana a chance to let their marriage blossom. It would have caused everyone much less hurt if everyone had stayed faithful in their marriages. But I do agree with the latter half, Diana wouldn’t want people to hate Camilla, especially after Diana had found love. And I think many people held onto hatred of Camilla after Diana’s death because they needed someone to take it out on. It’s also time to move on. What happened in the marriage of Diana and Charles was not right, and I adore Diana, she is one of my heroes, but we must move on. p>
Camilla did give this marriage a chance! She and Charles weren’t seeing each other in private; they stayed away from each other and each of them wanted their marriage to work. Camilla isn’t a bad person who wants to destroy people’s marriages…
The East Sussex Youth Orchestra (Patron from 08.08.2011)
The East Sussex Youth Orchestra was founded in 1979 with the sincere goal of uniting the best young musicians of the county and showcasing their talent and years of hard work and dedication. After celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Orchestra in 2009 ESYO is looking forward to its next milestone: 35 years as one of the most respected youth orchestras the world over. The renowned Colin Metters has conducted the orchestra from its inception through all 34 years of concerts.
The orchestra’s list of venues, tours and repertoire makes for impressive reading. ESYO has performed in all the principal concert venues of the country including Glyndebourne, St John’s Smith square, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, LSO St Luke’s and the Royal Albert Hall. Since its formation the Orchestra has toured France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Holand, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain.
This county orchestra has also taken part in the National Association of Youth Orchestra’s festival during the internationally renowned Edinburgh Festival as well as, in the years 2000 and 2001, being selected as one of the six national finalists, from which there was no further ranking, in the Sainsbury’s Youth Orchestra series for those years.
In 2001 the orchestra gave two summer concerts with the celebrated pianist John Lill, and as part of the twenty fifth anniversary celebrations in 2004, the Orchestra toured Poland with a programme that included Dvorak’s cello concerto with soloist Guy Johnston.
The orchestra has given two world première performances. The first was in 2005 with a performance of George Hurst’s Symphony No. 5 and in 2011 the orchestra toured the Netherlands with Dr Tony Biggin’s Sussex Symphony.
In 2013 ESYO performed Haydn’s Cello concerto no. 1 in C Major with the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Award winner Laura Van De Heijden. The orchestra is now looking forward to an exciting tour playing Mahler’s first symphony in the country of his birth. (We’re aware that the Austrian Empire doesn’t exist any more; ESYO will be touring the Czech Republic)
Since 2006 the orchestra has donated the takings from some concerts to the RNLI who are raising funds to help pay for new equipment that the lifeboat service needs in order to continue doing their important and life saving work.