Thursday coffee mornings continue to be a really enjoyable weekly event for us all, as well as provide an opportunity for a range of visitors to come and join us. In October we had student nurses come to find out about what a community group does. Dawn Harris , the local Health Development Co OrdinatorContinue reading Coffee Morning Activities – visitors, paintings and actors
It has been a very busy summer of activities for CGN particularly for those related to cultural events. Through these we support older people in contributing and engaging in neighbourhood and city life. The first event was the CGN drama group taking part in the Festival of Manchester in Platt Fields on Saturday 31st August.Continue reading CGN drama groups presents – ‘Staying Alive for Barry Gibb’
The CGN drama group performed their new production “ Staying Alive for Barry …” at the coffee morning of Aug 15th. The play wasbased around improvisation work the group did. The linking theme of transport portrayed different groups of local travellers all rushing to get to see Barry Gibb (of BeeGees fame) give a one-offContinue reading Drama group presents – “Staying Alive for Barry …
On Thursday January 17th 2019 the Good Neighbours drama group gave a performance of the comedy “Snowed in” at HOME. It was featured in Propel – #HOMEinspires part of the PUSH festival 2019. Here is what Nakib Narat (writer and producer on “Snowed in” had to say about it: “Snowed In – is my second, cheekier,Continue reading “Snowed In” performance at HOME
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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