Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy. Not only did nurse Eileen turn up to speak with anyone who had some concerns , but we also had visits from two other colleagues who were both looking for older participants to take part in their different projects. Eduardo Fe , a researcher from The UniversityContinue reading Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy….
Have you ever heard the phrase “we all have a book in us?” A whole book sounds daunting doesn’t it? So how about we create one together instead? Our names are Jolene Sheehan and Patrick Wright. We want to create a book about older local people’s experiences so they can share it with their relatives,Continue reading Stories Project at Good Neighbours
Interviews with Good Neighbours Volunteers We recently interviewed three of our Good Neighbours volunteers, Ray, Janice and Cathy in which they talk about their experience of volunteering and why they do it
New Outdoor Sign The new outside signage for Good Neighbours has now gone up . Andrew Dickinson came yesterday to put it up, having made the surround in beautiful wood and with glass that protects it from sun damage. It certainly lifts the outside of the office and catches the eye as anyone walks by.
“Death at the Seaside” At the Good Neighbours coffee morning on April 11th 2019 the CGN drama group put on a production of “Death at the Seaside”. This comedy mystery play was developed by the members of the group, arising out of improvisations that we eventually brought together as a (more or less) coherent whole.Continue reading “Death at the Seaside” another Good Neighbours comedy mystery play
On Thursday April 4th Dolores Long gave a riveting talk to the Good Neighbours History Group about those 109 men and women from Manchester who in the late 1930’s went to Spain to join the International Brigade and defend Spain from the Fascist takeover led by General Franco Dolores’ father, Sam Wild was one ofContinue reading Spanish Civil War talk
Last Sunday (April 7th 2019) there was a Murder Mystery at the Good Neighbours at our Sunday Tea. Peter Gibson, a professional actor and friend of Good Neighbours organised it. It was based round a party held for the ageing James Bond’s . 3 members of CGN’s drama group played parts. Several members of theContinue reading James Bond Murder Mystery comes to Good Neighbours
The value of Chorlton Good Neighbour’s exercise classes
On Thursday 7th March local historian, Graham Phythian, gave a talk to 45 people about quirky facts relating to south Manchester- ghosts, sporting events , buried treasure and an Oscar winner It included a short video on the ghost of Jackson’s Boat Graham talks to Ray who introduces speakers Some of the audience listening toContinue reading South Manchester History – out of the box
Local councillors Eve Holt and Joanna Midgeley at Chorlton Good Neighbours 80 people turned up to this week’s Thursday coffee morning (07-03-19) to take part in a Q & A session with two local Councillors, Joanna Midgeley (Chorlton Park) and Eve Holt (Chorlton). Questions focused on pavements, cycle lanes, drains and Chorlton Precinct. Both CouncillorsContinue reading Coffee Morning Questions for Councillors
On Jan 17th the Good Neighbours drama group gave a performance of their play “Snowed in” at HOME. This is a video by Marc Grundy of them on their way to HOME and in rehearsal for the performance
Gurbir Singh at the Chorlton Good Neighbours History group, June 7th 2012 gave a talk about the day that Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmanaut and first man in space, visited Manchester on 12th July 1961. He came through Chorlton and was presented with a medal by the Foundry Workers Union based at Brooks Bar, WhalleyContinue reading Joyce, Gagarin and Russian TV
Our Next History talk will be on Thursday 7th March 2019 1.30pm when Graham Phythian will be talking about quirky facts relating to south Manchester- ghosts, sporting events , buried treasure and an oscar winner. …. should be interesting. Other bits of info for you 1. This Thursday 28th Feb 8.30 – 2.30pm our Be Well healthContinue reading CGN Events Feb / Mar 2019
CGN offers regular training sessions for its volunteers and staff, and recognises the importance and benefits to investing time, money and energy into its workforce. After all they are the ones giving front line support to local older residents on a very regular basis. February 14th ( Valentine’s day!) saw 25 volunteers and staff comeContinue reading Training session for volunteers Feb 14th
We are now into week 3 of the 11 weeks of drama workshops at Good Neighbours. As well as those who have been to previous workshops we also welcomed several new people to the group. The first week we started working on improvisation (‘improv’). One exercise had us writing 100 words/phrases which gave a flavourContinue reading Drama Workshops explore improvisation