Chorlton Good Neighbours, Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Egerton Rd South, M21 0XJ email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 0161 881 -2925 Dear Good Neighbour Although it may seem some time ago, many thanks to everyone who supported the Annual General Meeting in September; it was a fantastic occasion with about 90 peopleContinue reading November Newsletter
Nakib was back with us this week (31-10-18) after 2 weeks in which we were under the direction of Lauren Sturgess This week we were working with the script and as there had been some turnover of personnel, there was some re-allocation of parts. We also used masks for the ghostly appearance whilst Michael Jackson’sContinue reading Halloween drama group session
Today on Thursday 18th October we welcomed Cath Brownhill and Jenny Slee who came to give a free talk and demo of how the defibrillator works. Especially important since we now have a defibrillator at CGN. In fact Monday 16th October was “world resuscitation and Save a life day” . 21 volunteers and older members from CGNContinue reading Defibrillator demonstration
Tom Grimshaw gave a talk on the history of Health and Medicine in the UK over the last couple of hundred years. Here he is giving the talk at the Chorlton Good Neighbours History group on Oct 5th 2018 As with all his talks, Tom illustrated his points with images and text in a whirlwindContinue reading Health and Medicine – History talk
CGN drama workshop members Tony, Dennis, Jenny and David were interviewed at the CGN AGM (it was a bit noisy) to give their views on why they joined the drama group and how the first week had gone
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
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
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!
Our June Good Neighbours day trip was to the Longlands Hotel in Carnforth for a two course lunch and then over the road to the Farm Village for shopping. Volunteers supported the trip and helped people with wheelchair pushing and general assistance. Yet again we were lucky with the weather and everybody had a greatContinue reading Good Neighbours trip to the Longlands Hotel, Carnforth
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
Sunday Teas in May, with entertainer Teresa Harper Every first Sunday of each month Good Neighbours holds an afternoon tea. We arrange transport via a pool of our volunteer drivers to ensure that those with mobility problems or are isolated can come along and join in the fun This month we had entertainer Teresa HarperContinue reading Sunday tea in May at Good Neighbours
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
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
Yesterday (04-04-18) was the first session of the drama workshop at Good Neighbours. Over 20 of us assembled with little idea of what to expect. The workshop was led by Emily Smith who has worked with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the National Youth Theatre. It was the first of three sessions she is leading. EmilyContinue reading Drama workshop – first week at Good Neighbours