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Burton Joyce Players
If you feel the want to see what goes on behind the scenes at your local charity shop, you’ve missed a great chance.
Last month, Burton Joyce Players took their audience into the suspiciously familiar world of the Community Respite and Protection (CRAP) charity shop to meet the staff and clients of this backwater of the retail world.
From previous visits to Burton Joyce Village Hall, I expected to see a professionally produced and entertaining show. “Busy Doing Nothing” exceeded all my expectations, with an excellent script and a fun-loving cast coming together to make the best night out I’ve had in a long time!
Not only were we treated to entertaining and familiar characters, but also musical gems when they burst into extremely well presented songs such as “Here Come the Girls”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Money” and “Hot Stuff” – not what you expect from your local charity shop! Smooth choreography blended singing and story seamlessly – always a difficulty with musical theatre – so that shop staff and customers bursting into song seemed entirely normal and natural.
It was obvious that the cast of 15 had a great time performing “Busy Doing Nothing”, but nowhere near as good a time as had by the audience. A truly feel-good performance – keep it up, BJ Players.
Our speaker in October was Paul Berrisford, who gave a very informative talk on the work his Rotary Club combined with “ Outward Bound” have for the last 20 years arranged for disadvantaged local children and from Holland to go away and experience various and sometimes challenging activities, helping them to learn team work, including lots of outdoor adventures, sometimes very wet!!
It is a very rewarding experience for all those leading the groups watching the children becoming friends, and hopefully gaining life changing experiences to give them hope and confidence for the future.
November 1st in The Institute 8.00pm, we have a festive meeting with Clare Steel demonstrating two Christmas arrangements, to give us some inspiration for our own arrangements.
November 24th is our Christmas Dinner at Ramsdale Golf Club 7.30 for 8.00pm. We look forward to a relaxed and happy evening together.
The Crafty Chatters
A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.