Archive for September 30th, 2012

Play Area Sept 30th

September 30, 2012

This afternoon we travelled to Hayling Island to take part in  the re-opening of a play area on an estate managed by the Southern Housing Group.

When we arrived the new area was closed off with a ribbon, ready for the time of the official opening.

However, there were already a large number of local children playing on the bouncy castle a few yards away!

The new equipment included a slide and climbing wall, a very sturdy see-saw and a small roundabout. The swings that were there had been refurbished and repainted.

Who wants to be first?

Who wants to be first?

At 1 o’clock we were introduced to the residents and the patiently waiting children and I then made a very short speech before cutting the ribbon and getting out of the way of the rush!

Testing the see-saw!

Testing the see-saw!

Everybody was offered a piece of Pizza and there were cakes, soft drinks and Northney Farm ice-cream for all who wanted some.

Bloom Sept 29th

September 30, 2012

This unusual and highly original play was performed at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant’s East Street.

Put on by Ringwood based Forest Forge Theatre Company, the story charts the history of  the garden at Langley Manor, and the family whose home this is, from its creation in 1912 through two World Wars, the Greenham Common Peace Camp, right up to 2012.

The local performers

The local performers

The unusual aspect of the play lies in the location of the action. Starting in the foyer of The Spring for an opening few minutes the action, and the audience, then move into the theatre proper for the next ½ hour or so. Everything then moves out through the back of the theatre into the garden and then, finally, out of the garden and in through the front doors and back to the theatre.

The four main characters are played by professional actors and actresses, while the chorus is from Dynamo Youth Theatre with the garden Gnomes coming from Remix Youth Theatre and Junior Moves dance group.

This was a very enjoyable and  entertaining  evening.