We rounded off another successful year with our big Christmas event up at Houghend police social club. The meal was amazing as usual and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. Some of our local colleagues bobbed in to say hello including our local PCSO’s and Councillor Joanna Midgeley, and we were entertained by volunteer DavidContinue reading Christmas Celebrations
Co ordinator Helen Hibberd writes “What a week …… so busy with all the extra activities on top of the normal schedule. You cant beat this job for getting so much personal satisfaction from bringing people together, having fun, and generating community spirit…” Nov 19-23 2018 was the week of the play “Snowed in” whichContinue reading A busy week for Chorlton Good Neigbours
On Thursday 22nd Nov 2018 we gave a performance of our comedy play “Snowed in” at Chorlton Good Neighbours , Here are more photos taken by Marc Grundy of the performance
On Thursday 22nd Nov 2018 we gave a performance of our comedy play “Snowed in” at Chorlton Good Neighbours coffee morning. 110 people were crammed into the hall to watch the play which was received with great enthusiasm. The Lord Mayor of Manchester was there too
Chorlton Good Neighbours shared a post. Published by Bernard Leach · 3 mins · “That’s Manchester” Video of the final rehearsal for our play “Snowed In” that we performed yesterday in from of over 100 people at Chorlton Good Neighbours
Nakib was back with us this week (31-10-18) after 2 weeks in which we were under the direction of Lauren Sturgess This week we were working with the script and as there had been some turnover of personnel, there was some re-allocation of parts. We also used masks for the ghostly appearance whilst Michael Jackson’sContinue reading Halloween drama group session
Today on Thursday 18th October we welcomed Cath Brownhill and Jenny Slee who came to give a free talk and demo of how the defibrillator works. Especially important since we now have a defibrillator at CGN. In fact Monday 16th October was “world resuscitation and Save a life day” . 21 volunteers and older members from CGNContinue reading Defibrillator demonstration
Tom Grimshaw gave a talk on the history of Health and Medicine in the UK over the last couple of hundred years. Here he is giving the talk at the Chorlton Good Neighbours History group on Oct 5th 2018 As with all his talks, Tom illustrated his points with images and text in a whirlwindContinue reading Health and Medicine – History talk
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
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
“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. “
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”
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?