Brigit Cunningham, PR officer at Wells Cathedral School, is praying
for snow. The school, one of the UK’s top places for fledgling
choristers, is releasing a Christmas CD in 1999 and Cunningham hopes
that the cover will depict cherry-faced boys and girls standing on a
canvas of snow outside the Somerset cathedral.
The only snag is that snow rarely falls in Wells so Cunningham is trying
to arrange for some artificial snow to complete the picture. Using her
talents Cunningham has even procured local TV coverage for the
photoshoot so she would appreciate help from anybody with contacts in
the artificial snow world.
In a bizarre twist Wells has agreed to help an expedition to a place
where there is plenty of the white stuff - the North Pole. The school
will provide internet backup to the first male and female expedition to
the top of the world.
Cunningham tells me that she thought of sending a scale model of the
cathedral along with the expedition in an attempt to attract offers of
snow from Eskimos. ’But as they will be pulling heavy sleighs for some
80 days, I don’t think I would be too popular if I asked them to