Concert for Alzheimers Saturday 21 April 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church Woodbridge Recent research has established a beneficial link between music and Alzheimer’s, showing that music can bring significant comfort and relief to dementia sufferers. How appropriate, then, to welcome distinguished pianist Dr Stephen Savage to St Mary’s Church Woodbridge to perform a recital of works by Beethoven and Mozart in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. He has generously agreed to waive his fee, so that the entire proceeds from the event will support this charity in its important work throughout East Anglia and elsewhere. With an international career as a soloist, playing in Australia, America and the Far East, Stephen now teaches piano at The Royal Northern College of Music, as well as continuing to give recitals. This concert by an outstanding pianist in an acoustically and architecturally splendid venue is expected to be well supported. Tickets £10 from Woodbridge Violins in Market Square (cash only, please). Andrew Hester A showcase for musical talent The musicians who composed and played music for the highly successful film, Life on the Deben, are to hold a concert of their work, hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s. The Life on the Deben Spring Concert is to take place at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 15 April from 2.00-5.00 pm. From classical to contemporary, song and instrumental, this concert is a fitting showcase for the film’s musicians. ‘We have an amazing pool of musical talent, especially amongst those living on or near the river’, says Life on the Deben producer Malcolm Hodd. Tickets are available from www.lifeonthedeben.com or at the door. Since its world première on 3 December at the Riverside Cinema, Life on the Deben has been seen by over 3,500 people at cinemas across Suffolk. The team will soon be announcing their first charity donation to the local riverside project.