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June/July Newsletter 2016
This has been a very emotional and sad month for us all which started with the death of dear Brett. I’m sure he would have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and affection for him over the past few weeks.
A big thankyou to all the Chandeliers that came to Brett’s funeral and I know that his family are very grateful to you all for the support that you have given them. They have already raised over £4,000 for the Liver Trust and I know this will go up even more over the coming weeks.
The AGM was a difficult evening for us all and again a big thank you to all of you for your support on what was a very emotional evening. It was lovely that Brett’s family were able to be there and receive his awards. We will miss Brett in all aspects of the Chandeliers life and owe it to him to make the best of every day we have,
We welcomed Simon and Neil onto the committee and said a fond farewell to Lizzie and Hazel and thanked them for all their hard work. I am enclosing a list of all those who won awards as some of you were not able to be there:
Kids Cup (Female) Under 18 - Sarah George
Young Achiever (18-25) The “Henry” - Jordan Lee
Young Achiever (18-25) Julian Fullman Trophy - Rachel Cheeseman
Best Newcomer - Catherine Beach
Best performance in a minor role - Brett Baker
Best Character Performance - Simon King
Best supporting role - female - Vanessa Pantrey
Best supporting role - male - Paul Parker
Best comedy performance - Freddy Dhombres
Gofer Trophy - Rachel Cheeseman
Backstage Merit - Rod Kimber
View from the box - Hannah Mason
Chandeliers Bloomer - Nolly Clarke
Chairman’s Award - Jill Cheeseman
Best Actress - Marie Quarman
Best Actor - Adrian Cheeseman
Chandelier of the year - Brett Baker
There will be an extra award next year in memory of Brett but this has still to be agreed as to what it will be for with his family.
We took part in the Bearsted Carnival Parade and a big thank you to those who took part and dressed up as it was very last minute. We gave out many flyers during the walk to advertise our one act plays and our society. As this was so successful and we felt we started to get noticed in the community we have decided to make it an annual event and next year we will plan more in advance. A huge thank you to Neil who did the arranging and to him and Freddy who came ‘tangoed’ as ‘Oom pa loompahs’ and then went to the Poppy Fields dressed in costume and makeup! Don’t ask what the reaction was!
Bearsted Carnival - 100 Years of Roald Dahl
Sue, Sue Who?
there will be a read through on Mon. 18th July and auditions on Thurs. 21st July for Rod’s play ‘Sue, Sue who?’ which is being directed by Penny. The cast is as follows:
Mum/Sue her home is her world, and she hears just what she wants to hear
Stan the son whose stag night it is
Barry the goody goody best friend/best man
Clare the bride-to-be, deeply in love but concerned about Stan’s ability to be a husband
Dad/Roger loves his wife but leads his own life, letting her think what she likes, sometimes bending the truth to help her in her dream world
Stripper/Sue (yes, another Sue) really a pole dancer, a girl who knows how to enjoy a good time, actually a nice polite girl that even mum would like as a daughter-in-law
Clive owner of taxi company, same age as Dad, a money grabber
American girl/Sue (yes, another Sue)
Also two female telephone voices.
I am told by Rod that the stripper does not have to strip!
Do please support Rod and Penny in this venture it is so nice to support ‘home-grown’ talent.
We had a very productive Sunday Club last weekend where we put away all the
‘Ladykillers’ set. This is going to be a regular thing on the last Sunday of the month,
the next one being the 31st July. We do need some different people to go to these as
so far it has been the same few people. The aim is to familiarise all members with
the barn and what needs doing there. The next session will probably be a painting
one. Please, could you let me know asap if you can be there as I am away on
holiday and if we got a rota going for each month it would be fairer and not such
a burden for just a few. We also need people who are interested in or have a flair for
set design and building sets. We only need a few people each month!
If you are also a qualified first aider please could you let us know.
Sunday 28th August Sunday Club down the barn 1pm-3pm
Saturday 3rd September Heather’s charity concert at Snodland
Sunday 11th September Car Treasure Hunt (more details to follow)
Sunday 25th September Sunday Club 1pm – 3pm
Sat/Sun. 15th/16th Oct. ‘Sue, Sue who?’ at Larkfield Village Hall
Sunday 30th Oct. Sunday Club down the barn 1pm – 3pm
Saturday 12th November Quiz at Bearsted Memorial Hall
Sunday 27th November Sunday Club down the barn 1pm-3pm
Saturday 3rd December Christmas Party
Saturday 10th December Christmas Concert at Otham Church