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Amateur dramatics Cambridge

SOCIAL EVENTS

Our social events, open to both members and non-members, include play readings, poetry evenings, songs from the shows and theatre visits.

Past Events

In October 2017, the Blue Skies Big Band entertained us again - this time raising funds for Parkinsons UK. A great time was had by all...

In September 2017, we hosted a Poetry Evening. Relaxing around cafe-style tables, members of the audience came to the front, in turn, and read some wonderful poems of all genres.

In February 2016 we hosted, the Blue Skies Big Band again at Haslingfield Village Hall. The Band played wonderful jazz to a full and appreciative audience, and we are delighted to have raised £1048 for the Alzheimer's Research Fund.

In February 2015, we hosted our first Jazz concert by the Blue Skies Big Band at the Village Hall, Haslingfield. The concert, in aid of the Ebola Crisis Fund, featured a wide range of Swing, Dixie and popular Jazz music from this wonderful 15-piece band. 

On 11 November 2014 we joined with Haslingfield Village Society to commemorate WW1 in Cambridgeshire. The evening, entitled Honour, Humour and Resilience, comprised songs, readings and stories. A collection for the British Legion was held at the end of the evening.

In 2013, we organised the following events:

February

Trip to Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at the Milton Keynes Theatre

June We shared an evening of Lyrics and Letters with Kirsty Body's ladies choir, the Harmonia Singers at Haslingfield Village Centre. The evening featured light-hearted music and letters on a 1930s theme.

Events in 2012 included:

February

Trip to Matthew Bourne's Ballet The Nutcracker, at the Milton Keynes Theatre.

June Haslingfield Diamond Jubilee Celebration
We created the 1950s with three scenarios:
The 50s Living Room; The Wash Day; The School

Social events in 2011 included:

February Trip to Matthew Bourne's Cinderella ballet at the Milton Keynes Theatre
March

As part of the Haslingfield Village Society's Village History Weekend - we displayed the HLT Archives - which included photos of shows and other material going back over 21 years.

April An Improvised Musical was performed by several youth members of the drama group to raise money towards the annual CVC exchange visit to Edendale School, near Pretoria, South Africa.
October We collaborated with Arts in Cambridge on Tour to bring professional theatre to Haslingfield - Bad Apple Theatre Company's wonderful musical play: Back to the Land Girls.

And, in 2010 we organised the following:

January Reading of Extracts from Haslingfield School Logbook, 1875-1914
February Trip to the Ballet
March Theatre Visit
April Poetry Evening
August Open-Air Theatre Visit at Emmanuel College to see
A Midsummer Night's Dream
October Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds' Rural Tour performed Michael Frayn's The Two of Us by Michael Frayn, following our successful application to sponsors, Arts in Cambs on Tour


 

 
Why not join us

We welcome new members with or without experience - on stage or back stage.

For more information please contact Diana Offord on:
Email: dianaofford@hotmail.co.uk

Where to find us

We rehearse and perform our plays at:

Find us on BingHaslingfield Village Hall,
High Street, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1JN

Registered charity no: 1079616