David Willars was an excellent speaker at last Thursday’s history talk (06-06-19). The topic was the almost forgotten history of Manchester’s Victorian glass industry , complete with some prime exhibits. One attendee commented that they had come along just to give the usual support but said they found it all fascinating and they had learntContinue reading Talk on history of Manchester’s Victorian glass industry
Thursday coffee morning 6th June Our usual crowd of 60 turned up to meet with friends, have a coffee and celebrate birthdays. The art table continue to bring in their paints and use the time to water colour or crayon. How they concentrate with all the noise is amazing. David working on his painting despiteContinue reading Thursday coffee morning. 6th June 2019
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
Last Sunday 2nd June saw people come together for the usual monthly Sunday tea (always the first Sunday in the month). Volunteer drivers brought in 35 people who enjoyed a hot meal and pudding, bingo and a raffle and entertainment this time from Dave Beaumont. Thanks as always to the volunteers who give up theirContinue reading June Sunday Tea
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!
Next Thursday’s history talk is by David Willars who will be talking about Manchester’s Victorian decorative glass industry and showing us some exhibits. 1.30 pm on Thursday 6th June all welcome. Thursday 6th June in the morning 10-11.30am – our ‘Hear to help’ colleagues will be here checking hearing aids and cleaning earmoulds, giving adviceContinue reading What’s On at Chorlton Good Neighbours in early June
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
Interviews with Good Neighbours Volunteers We recently interviewed three of our Good Neighbours volunteers, Ray, Janice and Cathy in which they talk about their experience of volunteering and why they do it
New Outdoor Sign The new outside signage for Good Neighbours has now gone up . Andrew Dickinson came yesterday to put it up, having made the surround in beautiful wood and with glass that protects it from sun damage. It certainly lifts the outside of the office and catches the eye as anyone walks by.
“Death at the Seaside” At the Good Neighbours coffee morning on April 11th 2019 the CGN drama group put on a production of “Death at the Seaside”. This comedy mystery play was developed by the members of the group, arising out of improvisations that we eventually brought together as a (more or less) coherent whole.Continue reading “Death at the Seaside” another Good Neighbours comedy mystery play
On Thursday April 4th Dolores Long gave a riveting talk to the Good Neighbours History Group about those 109 men and women from Manchester who in the late 1930’s went to Spain to join the International Brigade and defend Spain from the Fascist takeover led by General Franco Dolores’ father, Sam Wild was one ofContinue reading Spanish Civil War talk
Last Sunday (April 7th 2019) there was a Murder Mystery at the Good Neighbours at our Sunday Tea. Peter Gibson, a professional actor and friend of Good Neighbours organised it. It was based round a party held for the ageing James Bond’s . 3 members of CGN’s drama group played parts. Several members of theContinue reading James Bond Murder Mystery comes to Good Neighbours
The value of Chorlton Good Neighbour’s exercise classes
On Thursday 7th March local historian, Graham Phythian, gave a talk to 45 people about quirky facts relating to south Manchester- ghosts, sporting events , buried treasure and an Oscar winner It included a short video on the ghost of Jackson’s Boat Graham talks to Ray who introduces speakers Some of the audience listening toContinue reading South Manchester History – out of the box