Friday, 9th October 2020




(Margaret Jowett and Kathy White )



words and music for everyone





Margaret Jowett trained at the Northern Theatre under the direction of the much respected actress, the late Esme Church.

After touring with a children's theatre company, she worked as a stage director and actress in northern repertory companies, followed by personnel work in retail and industry.She founded and ran for 27 years her own "Speech and Drama Workshop ", whilst teaching speech and drama at Leeds Girls 'High School and appearing on YTV.

Her tuition has equipped many young people with invaluable skills for both theatre and other professions.

Margaret is a member of Equity, The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, still teaches and is a Tour Guide at Ripley Castle., where she can also be seen in costumed presentations, " The Ladies of Ripley "

She directs plays , hosts concerts and Dickens Workshops in schools.She is a regular Guest Reader in London for the Esterhazy Singers and performs in the Bar Convent, York.

Margaret hosts Serendipity which she and Kathy started in 2003.


Kathy White was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.  Aged 8yrs she commenced singing lessons with Dorothy King and became a valued member of several choirs.  From her teens she enjoyed entertaining with her father, singing solos and duets locally and performing with the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Operatic Society.

On moving to Leeds in 1988 Kathy continued her studies with singer Margaret Lucas and joined Headingly Operatic Society, Wetherby Light Music Singers and the Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

 In 1993 she formed a quartet, ‘Limelight’  who provided songs for social occasions from musicals, operetta and light popular music. Kathy is often invited to contribute solo items at concerts for organisations in Bramhope, Burley in Wharfedale and annually at churches in Coxwold and Tockwith.

As the other half of ‘Serendipity’ Kathy’s experience and extensive repertoire can be heard in their themed programmes of ‘words and music’ performed in surroundings such as Stately Homes, Masonic Ballrooms and many venues around Yorkshire.


LINDA HINCHLIFFE was born in Leeds and began piano lessons aged 4.  She completed her studies at London College of Music under the direction of William Lloyd Webber, gaining two piano diplomas and a degree in 1975.


Linda's musical career spans four decades.  She has taught music to all ages, performed regularly with amateur societies and has been Musical Director for numerous productions including "My Fair Lady", "Oh What a Lovely War" and "Oliver".


Linda has worked for Leeds Education Artforms as a peripatetic pianist, part time teacher and accompanist and has also been accompanist for Leeds Youth Opera.

Now freelance, she is playing for weddings, funerals, etc. and enjoying a little more free time.


 Linda joined "Limelight" in January 2000 and has been accompanist for "Serendipity" since its formation in 2003.     However, because of the high demands on her time she is not often seen "live" at our performances, but is heard through our sound system.

SERENDIPITY programmes include:

   "Around the World”

   “Be my Valentine”             (Costumed)

   “Charleston and Cocktails”(Costumed)

   "Christmas Greetings”

   “Christmas Near and Far”

   “It’s Festival time”

   “Let’s Celebrate”

    "Love and Marriage” 

    "November to January”

    "Our Favourite Things”

    "A Royal Celebration”       (Costumed)

         (Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012)


    “A Victorian Country House Soiree”


    "Wartime Memories 1939 - 1945"


Special events

    “Meet Queen Elizabeth I & her Court

      At Christmas”                 (Costumed)

    “Serendipity Remembers 1914-18” (Costumed)