“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!
Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch Free Drama Workshops for over 60s Getting Older In Manchester Should Mean Getting Bolder & Having an Even More Fulfilling Life! Chorlton Good Neighbours support Manchester’s Ageing Well initiative with a free Drama Course for people age 60+ Available to anyone in Chorlton, Chorlton Park and Whalley Range; the Workshops are fundedContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch Free Drama Workshops for over 60s
Chorlton Good Neighbours: useful information and updates Feb/March 2018 Thursday coffee mornings; 10-11.30am : 1st March : Hear to help colleague Diane Whitehead here to check hearing aids and give new batteries, clean moulds and give advice . Please just turn up on the first Thursday of each month. Nurse Eileen Kendrick will be hereContinue reading Useful information and updates Feb/March 2018
Some up and coming events – mainly at the Thursday coffee mornings 1. Thursday 25th January : 10.30am the children from Chorlton park primary are coming to sing a couple of songs from their xmas performance of Scrooge, where they also raised £269 for CGN Our nurse Eileen Kendrick will also be here atContinue reading More events in Jan & Feb
10 Chorlton Good Neighbours people were invited to Solomons bar on Wilmslow Rd Withington, for a free Christmas dinner on Tuesday 19th December by Heineken’s Brewery. The trip was part of the firm’s commitment to the community and support for older Manchester residents. Other older people from Didsbury Good neighbours also went along. Young people from Heineken’sContinue reading Christmas Treat from Heinekens Brewery
Upcoming Events Thurs 7th Dec The last history talk of the year will be next Thursday 7th December at 1.30pm : Margaret Beetham is coming to talk about the Beetons and the history of Victorian Women’s magazines..All welcome Next Thursday 7th Dec at coffee morning: – Diane Whitehead from ‘Hear to Help’ will be hereContinue reading Events in December 2017
Thursday 23rd November 2017 saw 86 people gather at the normal coffee morning – our coffee mornings are very popular!. They were there to hear dramatist Nakib Narat tell the story of notorious victorian criminal Charlie Peace. Charlie Peace himself made a guest appearance where he was suitably booed by the crowd! (see http://www.twentythree.plus.com/MAP/chorlton.html)