Another great turn out for our AGM held this year on Thursday Sep 20th 2018. Here is an excerpt from the speech by our coordinator, Helen Hibberd Some photos of the AGM
We have just bought two 500L plastic bins on heavy duty castors. They will be used as mobile planters in the Good Neighbours garden and replace some of the wooden raised beds that have gradually rotted away. In the photos, Geraldine is drilling holes ion the bottom of the trolleys to allow sufficient drainage. BeContinue reading Good Neighbours garden update
CGN drama workshop members Tony, Dennis, Jenny and David were interviewed at the CGN AGM (it was a bit noisy) to give their views on why they joined the drama group and how the first week had gone
20 or so of us gathered for the first of the Autumn drama workshops at CGN. Except for 2 or 3 new people, most of the people there had been on the first course in Spring & Summer. It showed how effective those workshops had been in developing a sense of being a ‘company’ byContinue reading Drama Workshops at CGN – week one with Sam and Nakib
Monthly History Talks at Good Neighbours Programme September – December 2018 Meetings held at Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Egerton Rd South, M21 0XJ. 1.30-2.45pm £2 including refreshments Thursday 6th September: George McLean – USDAW and Ellen Wilkinson; shops, solidarity and socialism USDAW, based in Fallowfield, is one of Britain’s strongest Trade unions, representing overContinue reading History Talks Programme Sep – Dec 2018
Chorlton Good Neighbours Drama Workshops Suitable for all Ages and all abilities. Booking Now! “Getting Older in Manchester Means Getting Bolder & Having More Fulfilling Lives!” Ten weekly subsidised morning sessions starting on Wednesday September 19th 2018 in Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church Hall, Corner of Egerton Road South/Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton. 10-12 noon Make new friends, GainContinue reading CGN Drama Workshops start on Sep 19th
“Chorlton Good Neighbours (CGN) put on a fabulous piece of dramatic comedy titled Lovechester 1970, written by local volunteer and playwright Nakib Narat. Over the past ten weeks, volunteers and older members of CGN have worked together to practice and perform this short play, which includes singing, poetry and a tipsy vicar. “
In the lead up to our performance of ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ at at HOME as part of their ” A City Seen” series on Monday July 23rd, a film about the making of the play and how it came about was shown. The film was made by Marc Grundy, whoContinue reading ‘LoveChester 70s – the Film!
Following our successful performance of ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ at the Good Neighbours coffee morning on Thurs July 12th, the CGN drama group gave our public world premiere, (and only public performance) of the play at HOME as part of their ” A City Seen” series on Monday July 23rd LeadingContinue reading Lovechester 1970s has its world premiere at HOME!
The Good Neighbours drama workshops ( 10 sessions funded through a NIF grant ) have culminated in a performance to be held at HOME (Manchester’s centre for contemporary theatre, film, art &music), We present “Lovechester 1970s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby” a comedy based in the 1970’s , written by local volunteer and playwright NakibContinue reading “Lovechester 1970s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby”
‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ Photos from some of the rehearsals leading up to our first performance of our play ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ at the Good Neighbours coffee morning on Thurs July 12th 2018 We will be doing another performance at HOME on Mon 23 Jul 2018Continue reading ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’
Our June Good Neighbours day trip was to the Longlands Hotel in Carnforth for a two course lunch and then over the road to the Farm Village for shopping. Volunteers supported the trip and helped people with wheelchair pushing and general assistance. Yet again we were lucky with the weather and everybody had a greatContinue reading Good Neighbours trip to the Longlands Hotel, Carnforth
Thurs 5th July Joanne Williams: Abel Heywood, Radical mayor Of Manchester Meet author Joanna Williams, whose book “Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall” was published last year All History group meetings are 1.30-2.45pm Cost : £2.00 including refreshments at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Egerton Road South, Chorlton, M21 0XJ
What are you doing on Thursday 10am 12th July? If you are local to Chorlton, Whalley Range and Moss Side come and get your groove on to see a fun, new, comedy musical comparing life in Chorlton today with the 1970s: Bagpuss, space hoppers, Curly Wurlies, heatwaves, power cuts and flares contrasted to ageing inContinue reading Lovechester 1970s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby?