Thank you to those of you who managed to join us for the Zoom AGM last Thursday; we really appreciate your support and hope you found it interesting. Here are the details for next Thursday ‘s Zoom history talk on 1st October 2020 . It will be led by Dr Luke Blazejewski , aContinue reading History of the River Irwell and its role in the Industrial Revolution
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
CGN’s first Funeral Planning workshop took place at St Clements Church hall on 8th October when 25 people gathered to chat about issues, ideas and personal experiences relating to funerals. Led by facilitators, CGN chair Rev Ken Stokes, and local Co op funeral Director, Jane Dyer , participants were given information about the different typesContinue reading Funeral Planning Workshop
Our first workshop of the Summer Drama Workshops at CGN was held on Wed June 5th 2019. Whilst future workshops will be based round improvisation and developing a drama production, this weeks opener was on Circus Skillsd. It was led by Poppy Avison-Fell, a performer and practitioner which led us to explore using swinging Poi,Continue reading Circus Skills at the Drama Group
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!
Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy. Not only did nurse Eileen turn up to speak with anyone who had some concerns , but we also had visits from two other colleagues who were both looking for older participants to take part in their different projects. Eduardo Fe , a researcher from The UniversityContinue reading Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy….
Have you ever heard the phrase “we all have a book in us?” A whole book sounds daunting doesn’t it? So how about we create one together instead? Our names are Jolene Sheehan and Patrick Wright. We want to create a book about older local people’s experiences so they can share it with their relatives,Continue reading Stories Project at Good Neighbours
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
Monthly History Talks at Good Neighbours Programme September – December 2018 Meetings held at Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Egerton Rd South, M21 0XJ. 1.30-2.45pm £2 including refreshments Thursday 6th September: George McLean – USDAW and Ellen Wilkinson; shops, solidarity and socialism USDAW, based in Fallowfield, is one of Britain’s strongest Trade unions, representing overContinue reading History Talks Programme Sep – Dec 2018
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
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
Three volunteer information sessions took place in April. The first session, led by Chris Marsden, focussed on revisiting the guidelines and boundaries that CGN volunteers work within. This also included: what makes a good volunteer how we need sometimes to say ‘no’ Thinking about our own values and attitudes and the different approacheswe use inContinue reading Volunteer information sessions in April
A busy coffee morning, 15 Mar 2018 – Southways Housing, baby Isla & a visit from the Police A lot happens at Good Neighbours coffee mornings and today it was particularly busy Jackie Duncan, Southways Housing Jackie came to talk about the support that Southways can give to older people on any housing related issueContinue reading A busy coffee morning, 15 March 2018