CGN June 2020 newsletter How are you doing? Thank goodness for the weather being so great, well until it broke recently. Most of our members seem to be coping really well; creating a routine, trying to keep busy with exercise, cleaning, gardening (for those lucky enough to have a garden) and being a little creative.Continue reading CGN June 2020 Newsletter
Zoom Talk by Emma Fox on the History of the Manchester Bee June 4th 2020 This talk by Emma Fox broke new ground for CGN in that the History talk this month went out on Zoom as an online video event. Here is a screenshot of some of the 25 participants The talk was aboutContinue reading Zoom Talk by Emma Fox on the History of the Manchester Bee
Chorlton Good Neighbours: Report May 2020 We are now settling into a routine of regular shopping for people who have requested that; some are CGN members and others are new to us. Support is needed because people are having to shield (often these are residents under 60 years of age) or stay indoors asContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours: Report May 2020
NEW FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS Chorlton Good Neighbours Drama Workshops Begin On Wed Feb 12th 10.15am-12.15pm. This is the first of 10 weekly sessions and is available to anyone age 50+ All welcome! The sessions are easy going, sociable activities, where you can learn useful communication skills and meet new friends,. No experience is required.Continue reading New Free Drama Workshops start on Feb 12th 2020
Friday 13th December saw 16 CGN members brave the very wet and windy weather to travel in to the Bridgewater Hall for another session organised by Amy Hughes of Live Music now. These events are part of the venue’s outreach work, and happen usually monthly, enabling young professional artists to perform for an older audience.Continue reading Live Music now at the Bridgewater Hall
“Coming home for Christmas” was performed by the CGN drama group at the coffee morning on Dec 12th 2019. It involved a lot of seasonal singing as the pictues show
Final coffee morning before the Christmas break What a busy morning that was on Thursday 12th December. Not only did we have the usual birthdays to celebrate but the students from Salford University returned to complete their filming of one of our older members,Esther, as she took part in the drama group performance ‘Coming homeContinue reading Final coffee morning before the Christmas break, Dec 2019
CGN drama group have been practising their short sketch “Coming home for Christmas” which is set in a department store. The group will be performing on Thursday 12th December at the final Coffee morning of the year, and will be joined by the CGN Melodics to round off with some festive songs and carols. SomeContinue reading “Coming home for Christmas” Good Neighbours Drama Group
It’s that time of year again…….ho ho ho Christmas has arrived early at CGN , starting with the party on 1st December when 65 people turned out to have fun with pass the parcel, quizzes on general knowledge and TV theme tunes, and also the obligatory game of ………eyes down! The Bobbysocks Entertainment was byContinue reading It’s that time of year again…….ho ho ho!
Thank you as always for your support to our History talks this year and below isthe programme for the first half of next year. The final talk for this year will be next Thursday 5th December from Dr Kingsley Purdem from Manchester University who will be talking about the history of voting , how ourContinue reading Seasonal update Nov-Dec 2019
CHRISTMAS LANTERNS LIGHT UP BEECH ROAD More than 100 handmade lanterns will parade through Chorlton to mark the start of the festive season as Santa flicks the switch at the community Christmas light switch on event on Beech Road, on Thursday 28 November. School children from primary and secondary schools across the area have madeContinue reading Christmas Lantern Parade on Beech Road, Thurs 28th Nov, 5.45pm
Over four Saturdays in August , CGN ran a project bringing older storytellers together with younger writers to create a book about memories and experiences around selected topics; childhood and growing up, working life and holidays and travel . Over thefour sessions 50 people had taken part, including many members from CGN. We have hadContinue reading Performing and Sharing “Stories of our Lives”
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’
Chorlton Goo9d Neighbours took part in the Chorlton Get Together Day on 23rd June 2019. This is a short film by Marc Grundy which gives a good feel of the day
Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch 4th FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills! June 5th to 31st July 2019. 10:15am -12:15 at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Wilbraham Rd M21 OXJ Develop new skills Make new friends. Gain self-confidence & Enjoy Performing for a Supportive Audience. Chorlton Good Neighbours support Manchester’s Ageing Well initiative with Manchester’sContinue reading FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills!