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GOSPEL TESTIMONY

Recorded live at Keswick Convention 1999, this superb video features Helen sharing her remarkable story in word and song, presenting a powerful gospel challenge to both Jew and Gentile alike. Running time: 100 minutes


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Song List:
There is Someone
Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus
He is My Defence
Walking Back to Happiness
and excerpts from others

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Desmond Carrington

Listen to Radio 2 LiveWatch the Studio Webcam

Desmond Carrington SUNDAYS 1300-1500 UK time
Desmond Carrington plays popular music of all types, from light classical to rock and roll, swing band to operatic arias, all taken from his own collection of 80,000 78s, LPs and CDs. Enjoy the view from Scotland from the Webcam.



COMPUTER VIRUSES

Anybody having problems with viruses should visit the Symantec virus remover pageor The HouseCall page

30TH DECEMBER

HELEN AT THE ROSES THEATRE TEWKESBURY

Dave Low kindly sent me some photos he took after the show on 17th November

28TH DECEMBER

FINAL TOUR GET-TOGETHER JANUARY 11TH 2003

If you have been in touch with Gay, and have not yet received a reply, she is on holiday, and returns on 4th January.....

22ND DECEMBER

VIRGIN RADIO TOP 100 GREAT BRITISH ARTISITS POLL

Here is a chance to vote for Helen in the Virgin Radio Top 100 Great British Artists Poll- click on this Logo to vote.......before JANUARY 1ST!!!

11TH DECEMBER

FINAL TOUR GET-TOGETHER JANUARY 11TH 2003

The Final Tour Get-Together has now been confirmed for January 11th, at the London Ealing W5 - Ramada Jarvis London West Hotel, starting at 18:30. If you plan to stay in London over this weekend, (min two days) go to the Jarvis Hotel Ealing website: and then click on 'LatestOffers!Great Deals on this hotel.' button.

You can EMail Gay Wiggins for late availability of tickets...and Friends Club membership details.

8TH DECEMBER

GOSPEL EVENING FEBRUARY 1ST 2003

Please note that this date (Sidcup) has been changed to FEBRUARY 8TH.....

21ST NOVEMBER

BBC TELEVISION 'E M I & Me'

The programme featuring Helen will be broadcast on BBC2 Wednesday 27TH NOVEMBER at 9 p.m.

9TH NOVEMBER

BBC1 CULT HOMEPAGE

The page now includes a link to the 1960's

Just click on the 1961 icon, then 'Music' to view the Video Jukebox menu...

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES RADIO TWO radio Two Button
Brian Matthew played 'I don't care' this morning and mentioned that Helen's Farewell Tour is nearly over......

26TH OCTOBER

BBC TELEVISION '-------- & Me' SERIES

The series commences on BBC2 Wednesday 30th October at 9p.m, with M&S-AND ME.

In the 'EMI- & Me' programme, Helen is interviewed, and the 'Look at Life' short film, will be shown. Keep checking the television schedules every week.

19TH OCTOBER

FINAL TOUR GET-TOGETHER 11TH JANUARY 2003

The Get-together will be held at The Jarvis Hotel, Ealing, LONDON W5 3HN

A very relaxed evening is planned, with a finger buffet provided. The cost is 15 per person, and priority will be given to Friend's Club Members.

THESE DETAILS ARE UNCONFIRMED AT THE MOMENT, CONFIRMATION WILL FOLLOW IN DECEMBER....

10TH OCTOBER

BBC TELEVISION

Helen will be appearing in a BBC Programme entitled 'EMI & Me' either towards the end of this month, or early November. They will be showing the 'Look at Life' short film, as well as interviewing Helen. Keep checking the television schedules....

1ST OCTOBER

TALK 60's MAGAZINE

October/November issue 9

Talk 60's Magazine this month carries a full front page advertisment for Helen's Farewell Concert Tour at Croydon, with Kenny Ball, Craig Douglas, and Brian Matthew

Also included are album reviews and a comprehensive Gig Guide.

Helen will be featured in a future issue.

Published bi-monthly, the magazine looks at the 60's scene as it is today, alive and well - and happening at a venue near you. Printed in A4 format, a one year subscription costs 25 UK 30 OVERSEAS (six issues).

For details how to subscribe click here....

30TH SEPTEMBER

HELEN AT GRAYS SEPTEMBER 28th

It was Helen's birthday on the second night at The Thameside Theatre, she was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the end of her performance to celebrate the occasion.Photos and review here.....

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE UK NUMBER ONE -REMINDER

You can choose a MAXIMUM of 50 tracks, or a MINIMUM of 1. Voting closes on the 5th of November.

29TH SEPTEMBER

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES RADIO TWO 28th Septemberradio Two Button
Brian Matthew played 'Sometime Yesterday' by Helen, 'Oh What A Day' by Kenny Ball, and Crazy 'Bout My Baby' by Craig Douglas. and mentioned that they will all be appearing at The Faifield Halls, CROYDON on FRIDAY OCTOBER 11th... You can book online HERE...

BBC RADIO LONDON 28th September

Helen was interviewed by comedien Bob Mills on BBC RADIO LONDON today.

NEW ALBUM

Helen will be going into the studio to record a new album of standards, early in the new year.

FRIENDS CLUB GET TOGETHER

Plans are being made for a Friend's Club Get Together early in January, probably at the same Hotel as the 40th Anniversary celebration.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

The CROYDON ADVERTISER, and the SOUTH LONDON PRESS will be publishing articles about Helen on Friday October 4th...

20TH SEPTEMBER

MARC BOLAN CD

Helen is mentioned in the sleeve notes of the new Marc Bolan & T. Rex album-The Essential Collection. 493 432-2. -"He was part of a skiffle-inspired group of youngsters that included a pre-fame Helen Shapiro"

8TH SEPTEMBER

AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTING BUCKET FOR AUCTION

Louise Hummerstone has been in touch with the following information:

Helen very kindly signed a collection bucket for us [CHEK - Concern for Health in East Kent] after her show in Canterbury on the 30th of August.

We have been fighting plans to 'downgrade' our local acute hospital, The Kent and Canterbury. As you can imagine there is massive opposition to this, it would leave us with the nearest hospital 16 miles away on a single carriageway 'A' road that is notoriously congested.

Canterbury is the geographic center of East Kent, all publc transport comes and goes from here and the Health Authority have failed to convince the local population that is in their interests.

We have won the right for a 'judicial review' of the process of the decision making! Obviously we have to raise funds for this....hence the collecting bucket!

If the Friends Club would be able to auction it for us that would be great- CLOSING DATE 31st OCTOBER!

You can email your bid to Louise

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE UK NUMBER ONE

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Charts in November, The Official UK Charts Company is compiling the first ever officially endorsed list of your favourite NO. 1 singles.

You can choose a MAXIMUM of 50 tracks, or a MINIMUM of 1. Voting closes on the 5th of November.

6TH SEPTEMBER

PLAY IT COOL VIDEO

'Play It Cool' has been repackaged, and re-released on video, so if you missed it the first time round, here is your opportunity to buy it now!

You can pick up a copy for 11, including postage-UK (overseas-extra-also remember the video is PAL format) from Harry WhitehouseHe has very limited stock at this price...

He accepts payment by cheque or postal order in UK . Also instant payment by credit card or Switch through Ebay's secure server. (4% surcharge). Payment by Switch through Nochex. Payment in US $ in cash. (1=$1.55). Payment by personal check, Paypal, or money order in US $, but in these cases, please add $2 towards his bank's conversion charges- check with him for full details. Or telephone:44 1636 683914.

28TH SEPTEMBER- HELEN'S BIRTHDAY

If you would like to send a birthday card to Helen, please send it to:

Helen Shapiro

c/o The Helen Shapiro Friends Club

63 Arnold Road

Clacton-on-sea

Essex

CO15 1DQ

United Kingdom

-to arrive by September 21st, please....

29TH AUGUST

RECORD COLLECTOR 2002 READERS POLL RESULTS Record Collector logo

Helen has moved up from 401 to 130 in the Record Collector Top 500 Collectable Artist Poll. Let's hope that she moves up even further, next year! Record Collector online ....

23RD AUGUST

'THE PALACE' BENIDORM

The gig in Benidorm has been cancelled, as Helen is only able to perform in a non smoking environment

8TH AUGUST

FINAL TOUR GET TOGETHER

As yet, no firm arrangements have been made, but there will be a Get Together early 2003, in or around London, in a hotel. A buffet meal will be included. FRIENDS CLUB MEMBERS will be the first to know.....

BBC1 CULT HOMEPAGE

Check out the BBC1 Cult Homepage as Helen will be featured in the 'I love the 1960's' section shortly - keep checking back...

1ST AUGUST

TALK 60's MAGAZINE

August/September issue 8

Talk 60's Magazine is aimed at fans who want to hear 60's music live,and encompasses a gigs guide covering 60's bands still touring the UK, together with features on anything and everything from the 60's, cars,scooters, sporting hero's, fashion, major news stories, film reviews,etc, with colour photographs

The current issue features a Show Review of Halfway To Paradise, The Billy Fury Story, a profile of 'The Nashville Teens',

Julian Barker (webpage)completes the second part of his excellent article about the single 'Tell Laura I Love Her' -the controversy surrounding the morals of the song...

Also included are album reviews and a comprehensive Gig Guide.

Published bi-monthly, the magazine looks at the 60's scene as it is today, alive and well - and happening at a venue near you. Printed in A4 format, a one year subscription costs 25 UK 30 OVERSEAS (six issues).

For details how to subscribe click here....

THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMUNDS

Peter Holme has sent some photographs he took when he met Helen at The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in JulyCheck them out here.....

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