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?
Thurs 7th June Steve Millwood: 1970 and 1974 in words and music. Local writer Steve will show video clips, readings and autobiography from the decade’s pivotal years 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
This week (09-05-18) we welcomed Andy Barry from the Royal Exchange Theatre, together with three of his Royal Exchange elders company- members over the age of 60 who develop performance skills and indeed, put on performances Andy made sure that the workshops took place in a very relaxed and supportive manner and it was greatContinue reading Drama workshops: week 6, visit from the Royal Echange
Sunday Teas in May, with entertainer Teresa Harper Every first Sunday of each month Good Neighbours holds an afternoon tea. We arrange transport via a pool of our volunteer drivers to ensure that those with mobility problems or are isolated can come along and join in the fun This month we had entertainer Teresa HarperContinue reading Sunday tea in May at Good Neighbours
In 1974 Sardar and Parveen started the Shareen Fashions business in the local Chorlton village, catering for clothes for all the family. The store quickly established a reputation for a friendly service always willing to go the extra mile and began to be known for not just the range of clothing in-stock but also sourcingContinue reading Shareen Fashions – closing after 44 years in Chorlton
Kathy took us again this week for our fourth drama group workshop. We followed up on last week exercise and extended our short sketches (or vignettes) on “The first time I…..” For my group this was about the first time Christine had been on an aeroplane as a teenager. We also did a variety ofContinue reading Good Neighbours Drama Workshops: week 4
‘Arts should be available on prescription’ This article on the BBC website, describes what Chorlton Good Neighbours already does: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/arts-should-be-available-on-prescription/p064lnfp Here is what Helen, our coordinator says: “This is exactly what we do and can do more of but the question remains – who is going to fund this? As often we need skilled facilitatorsContinue reading ‘Arts should be available on prescription’