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?
Visits from Manchester University Music Society & Age Friendly Manchester team Last Thursday coffee morning (22-02-18) we had two guests at the Coffee Morning: Philip Bradley from the Age Friendly Manchester team of Manchester City Council and students from Manchester University Music society. Philip spoke with volunteers, service users, staff and other colleagues about theContinue reading Visits from M/c Univ Music Society & Age Friendly M/c team
The Good Neighbours group of singers, the Meoldocis, performing at the coffee morning on Thirs Dec 7th 2017. Next week they will be singing at a local nursing home and they are already getting into the festive mood
In the lead up to Christmas 2014, the Melodics singing group led a singalong of carols and Christmas songs at a Good Neighbours coffee morning. At the same event, we said farewell to Margaret Banks, our Art tutor and in addition, Justine Entezari one of our volunteers who works for NJL consulting, a Manchester based designContinue reading Melodics Christmas Singalong
Memories of Music At the Good Neighbours coffee morning on July 17th 2014 there was a visit from a group of eleven 16 year olds from the Young Enterprise Group of the National Citizen Service (NCS), working with The Challenge – a national charity that brings local people together to build a stronger society. The youngContinue reading Memories of Music
Good Neighbours Open Day, May 31st 2014 Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church and Chorlton Good Neighbours held an open day on May 31st. . The Good Neighbours Garden was open and looking good. Paul was looking very fine in his outfit for the dancing that was taking place in the Church Hall later Meanwhile Tony wasContinue reading Good Neighbours Open Day
Karen Tynan runs the Chorlton Good Neighbours exercise class on Mondays at 1.30pm. They are one of 3 classes we run each week and they are graded by difficulty. This class of nearly 20 older people has a mix of seated and standing activities and several members are in their 80’s The class is basedContinue reading Karen’s Exercise Class (video)
Good Neighbours Christmas Party The annual Good Neighbours Christmas Party was held on Sunday Dec1st 2013. It was a full house for the meal, raffle and entertainment provided by the Leetones – daughter Lisa and father Tony. This was a great start to the Christmas period with both users and volunteers having a a great time.
Winter Warmer event at Trafalgar Court Good Neighbours had a stall at the “Winter Warmer” event at Trafalgar Court, an Anchor Housing scheme in Whalley Range on Thursday Nov 14th 2013. Carolyn O’Hanlon organised the stall and was helped by Peter Flynn and Bernard Leach The event was well attended, with lots of stalls andContinue reading Winter Warmer event at Trafalgar House (video)
On another lovely Friday summer morning, the Good Neighbours’ gardeners listened to Carolyn singing and accompanying herself on ukelele. Songs included her version of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and a Chris de Burgh song, ‘Lady in Red’, but in this version, ‘Lady in White’ as Carolyn was due to sing it at a friend’s weddingContinue reading Music in the Good Neighbours Garden (video)
Mary and her mum, Rowena O’Mahoney doing an impromptu version of the Lambeth Walk at a Melodics singing group practice at Chorlton Good Neighbour son Thurs July 4th 2013
Sunday Tea with the Leetones After Christmas it was back to normal for the Good Neighbour’s Sunday Teas which take place the first Sunday of each month. At this tea, members were entertained by the Tony and Lisa of the Lee Tones who sang such songs as Mary Wells’s “My Guy”, Connie Francis’s “Who’s SorryContinue reading Sunday Tea with the Leetones
Brian Hallworth gave a great talk on – “Still leaning on a lamppost” the life and times of Mr George Formby, at Chorlton Good Neighbour’s History Group meeting on Sep 6th 2012, attended by over 30 people. Here are some clips of his illustrated talk which gives a flavour of the talk and of theContinue reading The life and times of Mr George Formby
Chris Lee, a film and culture historian, gave a talk to the Chorlton History Group on 2nd August 2012, entitled “Lights, Camera, Drizzle: Manchester, England and Film”. Nearly 40 people attended and enjoyed finding out about Manchester’s film history and seeing a series of clips particularly of films made at the the Mancunian Film Studios onContinue reading Lights, Camera, Drizzle
The CGN Radio Programme for Chorlton FM was broadcast during the Chorlton Arts Festival in May 2012. There were interviews with the Good Neighbours Coordinator, Helen Hibberd, with wheelchair support worker, Amanda and with volunteers such as Carolyn, Peter and Yvonne. We also got the views of users such as Hilda, Arthur and Nancy. AsContinue reading Good Neighbours Radio Broadcast