Coleshill Drama Group

 

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Would you like to support  (CDG)?

Ways to help:

– Join the group, membership is just £20 per year to cover your insurance and there are 3 productions a year in Feb, May & Nov as well as other events through the year such as a mini touring Summer Theatre. Whether you fancy the limelight or prefer hanging out backstage; CDG will nurture your raw talent and provide great opportunities for you. Rehearsals traditionally Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

– No time to commit to productions / rehearsals? Why not become a patron? Patrons of CDG pay just £10 per year, have their name included in the programmes, receive quarterly copies of ‘stage whispers’, are the first to hear about upcoming productions and have exclusive events presented to them such as a special patrons night performance of summer theatre (which was free of charge in 2016) and our annual patrons night knees up in January at the Coleshill Hotel where you can enjoy entertainment from CDG, a two course meal and a disco for just £15pp

– Come along to our productions and events, such as our Summer Theatre programme:
‘Thank You For Protesting’ by Paul Adam Levy. A quick fire , satirical play on the subject of a citizen’s right to protest when the government takes it upon themselves to replace ‘things’ with other ‘things’, when no one wanted the ‘things’ changed in the first place!

 

‘Black Lace’ by Trish Hartop. Angela finds a pair of black lacy panties in Jeffrey’s briefcase and believes he must be having an affair. She asks her friend, Carol to keep an eye on things while she is away and Carol see’s a young woman arrive.Is it his mistress?

 

*13th July only* Alas, Dear Reader by Valerie Maskell. Tyrannized by Mr Bristow, the female members of his household are horrified to hear he has retired to devote his time to them. Agnes and Lucy doctor his medicine; Dora hunts for a pair of scissors while Hattie disappears upstairs with her melted wax doll. In the midst of all this Mr Bristow dies inexplicably of heart failure

 

Summer Theatre is on at Fillongley Village Hall on Friday 7th July

Nether Whitacre Village Hall on Saturday 8th July and  Coleshill Town Hall on Thursday 13th July, curtains up at 7:30pm

Tickets available from Coleshill Library, Gascoignes, Hurley Post Office or via the ticket hotline: 07899284594.

 

All Tickets just £5

 

Follow us on Facebook ‘Coleshill Drama Group’ or visit our website www.coleshilldrama.org.uk

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Kind Regards

Kate Shtrezi

Publicity Representative of Coleshill Drama Group Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits, Housing, Debt, Utilities, Advice and Guidance 5th June

P3 are bringing their mobile bus to the Town Hall again!

Monday 5th June 10.00 – 12.00

They will be advertising the great service they offer here, at the Coleshill Hub every Monday morning and will be giving drop-in Advice and Guidance on all kinds of matters related to benefits, debt, housing, fuel bills, water rates and much much more. Please come along and have a chat with them if you have any concerns as they can always refer to other agencies in the event that they can not help you directly. They offer a friendly and very professional service.
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Warwickshire Floating Support – P3
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Warwickshire floating support. Support in the community for adults who need help and advice with their housing situation.
If you can’t make it on Monday 5th, please contact them directly or come up to see them at the Hub on any Monday 10.00 – 12.00.

This county-wide floating support service is for adults over the age of 25 who need support to manage and maintain their accommodation if it is
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Annual Meeting of Coleshill Town Council

On Wednesday 17th May, attendees to Annual Meeting of Coleshill Town Council had the pleasure of witnessing Cllr. Tony Battle elected Mayor of Coleshill for the forthcoming year.  Cllr. Battle was delighted to accept this illustrious title and he and his consort, wife Jane Battle, were honoured to be able to represent the town of Coleshill, within Warwickshire. Cllr. Battle’s chosen charity is The Woodlands School.  The privilege of Deputy Mayor was bestowed on Cllr Adam Farrell; he will support Cllr. Battle throughout the year as will the Sergeant at Arms, Simon Toon who was appointed onto the position for a third term.

Thanks were given to departing Mayor Cllr. Sue Wallace whose hugely successful year fourth year as Mayor saw her raise over £3’000 for her chosen charities, the Father Hudson’s Society and Parkinson’s UK and a retiring collection for the Parish Church Capital Campaign Fund. Cllr. Wallace gave thanks to council staff, fellow Councillors and her consort for the year, son, Ed Wallace for supporting her events.

Coleshill Town Council also took the opportunity to welcome onto the council Caroline Symonds who replaces Harry Taylor, in the vacancy for a councillor for Coleshill North.

Committee chairpersons selected were Cllr. Adam Farrell for Community and Environment, Cllr. Kirsteen Wootton for Resources and Amenities and Cllr. Adam Richardson for Planning Committee.Tony B

Remembrance Parade 2016

Remembrance Sunday has always been a special day for our nation and indeed for the town of Coleshill, a day in which the community joins together to remember those who died in World War One and all conflicts since. As Mayor of Coleshill it was an honour to lead the parade through the streets of Coleshill and to see many residents young and old gathering to show their support.

Remembrance Sunday 2016 was particularly significant as it took place during the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st-November 18th 1916, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western front.  Twenty-four men from in and around Coleshill died during this battle and were remembered during the wreath laying and the roll of honour by all present, including relatives of some of the fallen still living in Coleshill and the surrounding areas today.

It takes a great many people to organise the remembrance parade and church service and my sincere thanks go out to everyone involved: to Roy Charlesworth and all at the Coleshill branch of the Royal British Legion for organising the parade and poppies which lined the streets and adorned each shop window; to Coleshill Parish Church, the Reverend Nick Parker for delivering a poignant and thought-provoking service and the wider church ensemble and congregation for being gracious hosts; to Coleshill Town Band for leading the parade with dignity; to my Sergeant At Arms, Simon Toon, for his assistance in organising the parade and his knowledge of ceremonial protocols; to the uniformed organisations, their standard-bearers and leaders, 1st Coleshill Brownies, 5th Coleshill Brownies, Water Orton Scouts, Coleshill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Shard End Sea Cadets, 2504 Sqn Air Training Corps and the Girl’s and Boy’s Brigades; to the Marshals who kindly volunteered to help with the road closures, standing guard to ensure the safe passage of the parade; to the MER for providing the lead and rear cars and first aid assistance; to Coleshill Primary School for allowing the parade to muster and disband from the school grounds; to Town Clerk, Colin Greatorex, and all officers and staff of Coleshill Town Council who ably assisted with the organisation of the event, and finally thanks to the people of Coleshill for always supporting the parade.

Cllr Mrs. Sue Wallace

Town Mayor

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Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers

On Saturday 23rd May the Town Hall was filled with Coleshill residents past and present enjoying Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers. The event was organised to bring together families with a connection to the Great War in Coleshill so that Coleshill Remembers could document and collate their histories.

Guests were invited to spend the afternoon sharing family stories of local men who served in WW1, the daily lives of those who stayed behind, and the work of those who volunteered to help in local convalescent hospitals for wounded servicemen.

Displays were presented showing the research completed so far by Coleshill Remembers, complemented by photographs from the Coleshill & District Civic Society archives and artwork produced by pupils at The Coleshill School.

One of the organisers, Dr Jane Veevers, described the afternoon as

“a great success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved and the many guests who attended to share their stories.”

If anyone was unable to attend but is interested in the Coleshill Remembers WW1 project, please get in touch via the website (www.coleshillremembers.co.uk) or by telephone on 01675 463326. We’d love to hear from you.