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18 Sept 2018

Dear All

First of all, I know some of you are no longer paid-up members, but I thought you would like the news in any case!

The new Drama Club Committee met for the first time last night and we welcomed Ian Lockey as the newest member of the group.

Full details of the latest happenings are in the letter (below). Please take the time to read it so that you know what is going on.

In the meantime, please note that we are looking for volunteers to help with Front of House for ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ (November 21-25). If you can help on any one or more of those evenings, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

There is still time to participate in OWALW, either acting, singing or behind the scenes. Please let Carole know if you want to help. Contact her by email –

Below is information concerning free drama workshops in Hexham for people aged 55+. Anne Lawrence has signed up, if you would like to join her.

Finally, we are keen to hear from any of you with suggestions for our Spring Production. Is there a play you would like us to perform? Would you care to direct it? Do get in touch.

Here is a note of the Drama Club Committee members with their responsibilities:

Anne Lawrence: President

Mike Smith: Chair

Frances Hewitt: Vice-Chair

Helen Mason: Secretary

Sally Lockey: Treasurer

Jean Buckley: Long Range Planning Group Co-ordinator

Kris Andersen, Ian Lockey, Angela Routledge

In addition, Judy Wilthew is our representative on the Village Hall Trust.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Summer Evening such a success, especially Kris and Christine Andersen (and Linda Shepherd for the food). The magnificent sum of £920 was handed to the Village Hall Trust. We have received a lovely letter from Pam Pryor in thanks.

Colin Craig-Gilby has undertaken the task of revamping the Club’s website. He has done a great job. Do go and look at it on a regular basis as we hope that we will now use it more for disseminating information.

The erection of a new hut to store our stage equipment has begun. Watch this space as, when it is completed, we shall need help to transfer items from the old to the new.

The Drama Club has in place a Child Protection Policy (View Here) but it needs an update. If anyone has experience of this sort of thing, do let Mike Smith know. We would value your input.

Finally, Sarah Kemp, the Artistic Director of Theatre Sans Frontieres, will be running a series of drama workshops based around movement, games and improvisation at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham, on Tuesday mornings from October 2nd for 8 weeks. The workshops will be free but you will need to sign up at the Queen’s Hall Box Office. For more information you can contact Sarah at or by phone on 01434 603114

Hope to see you soon

Best wishes



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