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?
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
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
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
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
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!