Remember Poppy Day

Music By Olly Wedgwood | Lyrics & Poem by Chris Grace | Poppy Art By Teresa Scannella

Remembering The Many Who Have Fought Or Died In The Wars & Those Affected By Their Sacrifices

Please Observe Two Minutes Silence at 11am on Armistice Day (11th November) or on Remembrance Sunday

 
 

Georgi Bartlett - Saxophonist On Remember Poppy Day

Georgi is an extraordinary young lady who was born in Poole, Dorset. At the tender age of 15 she taught herself to play the saxophone and later followed that by teaching herself to play the piano as well! Remember Poppy Day Single -Saxophone by Georgi Bartlett
Georgi learnt to play the flute in 1997 and, after becoming a member of the Sussex County Music Service, progressed her way through the South Downs Youth Concert Band and the South Downs Youth Orchestra.
In 2001 she joined the East Sussex Wind Orchestra where she was principal flute from 2003 to 2005 having also had the honour of playing principal flute in the Royal Albert Hall during that time.
In 2004 she joined the East Sussex Youth Orchestra as principal flute and also became a member of the Crowborough Youth Jazz Band where she put her saxophone skills to good use.
A stint with a College Rock Band completed Georgi's excellent grounding in all things band-worthy.
Georgi exudes a passion for music. in a chance meeting with Cliff van Tonder (founder of Elmbridge Choir in Surrey), she was offered the opportunity to help launch and become the first ever leader of the Elmbridge Big Band in 2008.
Two years later, the Big Band has grown to 30 members and has performed concerts for various charities together with Elmbridge Choir, Elmbridge Ladies Choir and Elmbridge Young Musicians. The choirs and bands collectively known as Elmbridge Music have raised in excess of £70,000 for charities over the past 5 years.
In the Spring of 2010 Elmbridge Choir was involved in 'So Surrey', a Creative Communities project with the purpose of encouraging and nurturing participation in music and the arts. Professional musicians and a theatre director were commissioned to write a musical drama for the choir to perform. Georgi accompanied the choir on saxophone at the performances of ĎTill the Rivers Cease to Flow' (a musical drama exploring Elmbridge past and present).
Chris Grace (writer of Remember Poppy Day) is a member of Elmbridge Choir and was so impressed by Georgi's sax performances, at these concerts that he recommended her to Olly as the sax player for the Remember Poppy Day record. That confidence has been fully justified with not only Georgi's playing, but also her creative contributions which add so many special moments to the song.
Elmbridge Music - Surrey Choirs, Big Band & Young Musicians
Chris also feels that it was the Creative Communities project which gave him the idea he could write songs and the confidence to take the big step of releasing this single by teaming up with his friend Olly Wedgwood.
 
Community Music For All - Bands, Choirs, Musical Drama - Get Involved
Georgi and Chris are privileged to be working with such talented musicians as Olly and Sam Wedgwood, but they also enjoy participating in the local community choirs and big band. Music should be enjoyed at both the highest levels and by all members of the public in their local communities. If you think you might enjoy singing in a choir or local band, don't put it off - get involved and enjoy yourselves.
 
Elmbridge Music Glee Club (For People Local To Elmbridge, Surrey Only)
At the time of writing, the Elmbridge Music (Society) is continuing to grow with the imminent formation of a Glee Club, to perform high-energy singing, choreographed dance accompanied by live musicians.  Glee Club - Elmbridge Music - Surrey
 

The Remember Poppy Day Single is Now Available

Download Olly Wedgwood's beautiful and moving single from this site by clicking here
 

Charities Supported

The Poppy Appeal (Music)
Alzheimer's Society (Art & Cards)
Remembrance Day Song - Remember Poppy Day
  Home Page & Video
  Remember Poppy Day Single
  Listen or Download
  Other Olly Wedgwood Music & Videos
  Article - About The Project
  How You Can Help
  Poem - Full Length
  Song Lyrics
  Art Prints & Cards
  Educational Resources
  Official RBL Poppy Appeal Song for 2014:
'No Man's Land (Green Fields Of France) - Joss Stone
  Official RBL Poppy Appeal Song for 2013: 'The Call' - The Poppy Girls
  Poppy Appeal Prize Draw
  Events
  Debate & Forum
  Sam Wedgwood
  Georgi Bartlett
  Photos
  Contact Us
   
 
 
Red Bar & Restaurant Weybridge Surrey
Special Event At
Red Bar & Restaurant Weybridge Surrey
Live Music at Weybridge Surrey
2 Great Headline Acts Live!
This was a prior year event
More info
   
  Poppy Cross Memorial - Remembrance Day
  Photos courtesy of Rachael Talibart
 
 

Optional Additional Charity Donation

100% of all profits from the Remember Poppy Day single (and the other songs) will go to The Poppy Appeal. We are also supporting The Alzheimers Society for Art & Cards.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - Fundraising Page  If you would like to make an additional contribution, we have set up a fundraising page for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. We are using Bmycharity for this facility, since no admin fee is charged. Your entire donation, plus tax refund (if applicable) goes to the Charity. Or enter the official Poppy Appeal Prize Draw
The additional fundraising page is www.bmycharity.com/rememberpoppydayproject
Or visit their website www.poppy.org.uk
For The Alzheimers Society and info about our charities supported click here
 

The Remember Poppy Day Team

Olly Wedgwood
writer - music,
piano, vocals
Chris Grace
writer - poem &
lyrics, website
Sam Wedgwood
backing vocals
& various instruments
Remember Poppy Day - Musicians, Poet & Artist - Press Release Photo for Remembrance Single 
Teresa Scannella
artist - poppy fields painting
Rachael Talibart
photographer
(this side of the lens!)
Georgi Bartlett
saxophone
 
What's a minute or two of our lives compared to the years they gave?
  The remembrance day poem starts;
  I remember when I was young
a strange day in a crowded town
everyone rushing and then a bell
people stood like statues and silence fell
  Buses halted, although planes still flew
factories stopped and offices too
and then I heard my Mother say
"Remember, this is Poppy Day"
  We all live such hectic lives these days
as we rush around and round
forgetting itís poppy day,
and forgetting those so still in the ground
  So take a minute of your life to remember
a minute's so much less than the years
of their lives, they gave for me and you
and remember the survivors and their tears
  > See the full poem / the lyrics
   
  Chris tells us how he was inspired to write the poem which started the Remember Poppy Day project and the project team was formed
  > Read the article
   
  History & Other Educational Resources
  We will soon be adding historic information and other educational content to this website. If you have any photos or information you wish to contribute, please send an email to info@remember-poppy-day.com
   
  Music - Listen & Download
   
  Other Videos
   
   

 
 

Remember Poppy Day

 
Contact Us    email:  info@remember-poppy-day.com  Tel: 01483 771 345
 

Music By Olly Wedgwood | Lyrics & Poem by Chris Grace |Art By Teresa Scannella

 
www.remember-poppy-day.com

Please Observe Two Minutes Silence at 11am on Armistice Day (11th November) or on Remembrance Sunday


 
 
Official Facebook page for Remember Poppy Day
 
Woking Alzheimer's Sociaety Charity Donation
£400 raised for
Alzheimer's Society
 
Live Radio Appearances
Please note: since these BBC Radio appearances, the proportion to the charities has been raised to 100% of profits to Poppy Apeal for all Music and 50% on Art & Cards to Alzheimer's Society
BBC Radio Surrey - Guildford
104FM | 104.6 FM
Hear a recording
of Chris live on
BBC Radio Surrey
& BBC Radio Sussex
Chris was live from the Guildford studios as a
main feature
discussing the Remember Poppy Day Project
Also the Sarah Gorrell Show
BBC Radio Sussex
95.3FM | 104.5FM | 104.8FM | DAB
 
November 11 Remember Poppy Day on Ukranian TV Inter - main News Programme
International TV
Olly was filmed by Inter, the leading Ukranian TV Channel for broadcast on their peak news programmes on November 11th (up to 40 million viewers)
See Ukranian TV
News Coverage
Remember Poppy Day on Ukranian TV Channel Inter
Remembrance Day 11th November
 
Hear a recording
of Olly live on
BBC 3 Counties Radio
BBC Radio Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire
95.5FM | 103.8 FM | 1045FM
Olly was live from the Luton studios as a main feature
and also had another
Radio interview with
BBC Radio Milton Keynes
 
 
 
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Some of your comments
"Really lovely and moving , well done!"
Alison Davey

ďI looked at the website and after listening to the song and seeing the photos I was filled with such emotion that I am still crying now as I write this email.
You have done an incredible job putting this together and I really do feel privileged to be part of it. I wish everyone huge success.Ē
Teresa Scannella
Woking Surrey

"Love the song and lyrics "
Linda Stone
Hinchley Wood, Surrey

 

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Alzheimer's Society Charity supported by Art & Card Sales