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’
Chorlton Good Neighbours Stage Production supported by Royal Exchange Theatre Royal Exchange Theatre’s Andy Barry is bringing his Elders Company to Chorlton Good Neighbours (CGN) for a free public workshop on May 9th 2018 at 10am. Open to all aged 60+ in South Manchester. Places are limited so book early! The workshop gives retiredContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours Stage Production supported by Royal Exchange Theatre
Three volunteer information sessions took place in April. The first session, led by Chris Marsden, focussed on revisiting the guidelines and boundaries that CGN volunteers work within. This also included: what makes a good volunteer how we need sometimes to say ‘no’ Thinking about our own values and attitudes and the different approacheswe use inContinue reading Volunteer information sessions in April
Some of us from Good Neighbours went to the Benito Lounge opening night in Chorlton on Wednesday. Benito’s have chosen us as the local charity to support so £1 from each burger sold and 50p from each coffee for the first month will go to Good Neighbours. We did check them out first because weContinue reading Good Neighbours at the Benito Lounge
Week three of the drama workshops was the last being led by Emily Smith. She has been brilliant and everybody has been having a great and productive time. Fortunately she will be returning to join in with the workshops after she has been on holiday. This week we worked on the stories we had producedContinue reading Drama Workshop week 3
Thurs 3rd May Angela Downing: Background to the Origins of Manchester Parks, with reference to Alexandra Park’s history. Short film to be shown 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
26 people turned up for the second drama workshop on Wednesday (11-04-18). It included many new people who had heard about what the sessions were like and wanted to find out more. It was another hugely enjoyable session. A series of exercises led by Emily meant that we moved via simple wordplay and physical activitiesContinue reading Drama workshop, week 2
Yesterday (04-04-18) was the first session of the drama workshop at Good Neighbours. Over 20 of us assembled with little idea of what to expect. The workshop was led by Emily Smith who has worked with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the National Youth Theatre. It was the first of three sessions she is leading. EmilyContinue reading Drama workshop – first week at Good Neighbours
Staff from the Chorlton Morrisons store visited CGN at the coffee morning yesterday (29-03-18) bringing lots of cakes with them including a big one donated as a raffle prize. Also all the 60 older people received an Easter egg from Morrisons as a surprise gift….many thanks to them for their generosity. Volunteer Arthur also heldContinue reading Coffee Morning Surprise – free cakes and Easter Eggs!