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Diana (left) with her sisters Jean (centre) and Barbara (right)

Bedworth Almshouse was alive with stories, songs and laughter when local lass Diana Butler entertained a large and appreciative audience in January 2020. Her talk entitled “From Bedworth to London” took her listeners on a journey that began with a young Diana discovering an early talent for performance and music. Diana was a pupil at Nicholas Chamberlaine School and after A levels was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Music. She went on to perform as a pianist and as a singer in major London venues and in many parts of the world. Diana interspersed her talk with a variety of piano excerpts encouraging her audience to join in the songs  and she ended with a patriotic “We’ll Meet Again.”  The audience comprised members of several Bedworth Churches, as well as Almshouse residents, and members of Diana's family including sisters Jean (centre) and Barbara (right).  

Over £300 was raised for Cancer Research UK.