Christmas Crashers

THE sound and lighting production team behind MTV Crashes will be bringing their expertise to this week’s Plymouth Argyle Carol Concert.

Mark Buckingham, whose uncle Colin Buckingham played for the Pilgrims during the 1960s, was part of the backstage crew that made this summer’s top-line music event on the Hoe such a spectacular success.

Mark has since stated his own production company, PL1 Events, with colleagues who also worked on MTV Crashes, and the new organisation are not only providing the audio-visual back-up to Wednesday’s Argyle Carol Concert, but are also Event Sponsors.

An Argyle spokesperson said: “We are absolutely delighted Mark and PL1 Events are supporting our Carol Concert so wholeheartedly - there is no-one better in the business.”

The centenary of the Christmas Day Truce will form the centrepiece of this year’s Carol Service at Home Park.

As well as traditional festive carols and a whole host of other attractions, the service will mark the unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914 during the first world war.

At the heart of what promises to be an evening to remember will be the singing of a specially adapted version of Silent Night.

Also, Hyde Park Junior School Choir will be singing some songs and helping lead the carol singing; Argyle players Lewis Alessandra, Curtis Nelson and Luke McCormick, and Performance Manager John Harbin will perform the readings; and Mutley Baptist Church band are leading the music.

Argyle owner James Brent will be there, too, along with – of course – Father Christmas, and there will be a special message from Argyle chaplain Arthur Goode.
The service will be held at the Devonport end of Home Park, beginning at 7pm. Gate opens at 6pm and admission is, as always, free.