Friends and colleagues of the well-liked London clarinettist, who died on Wednesday, are invited to a secular ceremony at his daughter’s house this coming Friday. But do ring to say if you’re planning to attend.
Here’s what Sally tells us:
We are having a ceremony here, as a celebration of Nick’s life, this Friday 23rd September. I expect you know that Nick was fiercely anti religion and I promised him a long time ago that I would lead a ceremony when the time came. I would be very happy for you to let any one who would be interested know, and although I’m afraid it will be rather short notice we would be very happy to welcome any one here who would be happy to trek out to darkest Norfolk. It might be a good idea for them to contact me, but not obligatory! It will be here at our house at 12.00 midday and there will be lunch.
Sara (always known to Nick as Sally)
Sara Barns Needlework