The summer recess is almost over and activities at the Community Centre will begin to pick up a pace starting with our latest CRTA presentation.
The first show is a double bill of comedy on Friday October 5th at 7.30 pm. Three talented young actors who are the Last Chance Saloon, https://www.lastchancesaloon.org, will take us on two thrilling journeys. The first is Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle and the company say:
“We know what you’re asking: What is a Blue Carbuncle? Well, we’re not exactly sure but what we do know was that it was stolen from Meghan Markle on her wedding day and only one person can solve the mystery of ‘whodunit’!
Join Sherlock and his trusty sidekick as they travel from 221B Baker Street through Victorian London (and Waitrose) to a mysterious farm in chase of the evil mastermind. Have Holmes and Watson finally met their match? Find out in this shamelessly high-octane spoof of Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle.
With twisted pop songs, an assortment of ridiculous characters and more slapstick British comedy than a Butlins holiday camp, you’re in for a wild and raucous ride!”
With this mystery out of the way there is a rapid costume change and the three come back after the interval to solve the Curse of the Mummy with Montana Jones, a Nazi spy and a love-sick mummy. Expect laughter, music and slap-stick in this monster mash-up. The show has played at the Edinburgh Festival and the company says:
“Using both outrageously catchy pop songs and obscure 80s ballads even your mum won’t have heard of, Last Chance Saloon take you on a whirlwind adventure. For one hour, 3 men will play over 100 characters, with at least 3 different accents. You’ll see them dance, you’ll see them cry, you’ll see things you wish you could un-see.
With good old fashioned British humour and an intriguing interpretation of world history, the Saloon Boys will have you laughing your lungs out, crying out for more and wondering why they don’t all have modelling contracts.”
Tickets – Adults £10 and under 16s £6 for are available now online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshhireruraltouringarts and will be available later from Tarvin Post Office
Since CWaC made a number of Caretakers redundant, we have had various issues/problems in retaining the service that was so ably provided by Rob. We always knew floors would be clean and facilities would be ready and laid out as necessary for customer hirings.
Now that such services are out-sourced by the Council, there has been great difficulty in providing the service that was agreed when the lease was granted. Because of this, it has been agreed that we can advertise for such a position. The Caretaker would be working as part of Qwest, reporting to the Cleaning Manager, for 15 hours a week with an element of flexibility.
If you would like an informal chat about the position, do feel free to call Alan Wilkinson on 01829 740868 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
The very full description and how to apply can be found by clicking the link below or scan the QR code.
Regular talks given in the Edna Rose room, Tarvin Community Centre – Monthly, Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Payment of a small fee can be made on the night or £15pa
Tuesday 26th September The Poulton Research Project – Kevin Cootes
Tuesday 24th October Chester Celebrates – David Cummings
Tuesday 12th December Rural Life – Britain on Film
Tuesday 16th January Conservation Along the River – David Rowlands
Tuesday 13th February Exploring Family History – David Guyton
Tuesday 27th March AGM followed by ‘She’s Airborne. She Flies! – Concorde – Gordon Bartley
Where Are the Helpers?
Readers of The Telegraph may well have seen an article published on Jan 2nd headed “Village Halls Face Bleak Future as Ageing Volunteers Dwindle”. Stressing the vital role Village Halls play in rural communities, the article outlined the problems faced by ageing groups of volunteers often struggling to provide the physical and administrative back up necessary to maintain the many activities enjoyed by so many residents. Recognising the hectic lives lived by working people and the wealth of activities now available to the recently retired, the article stresses the need for more people to find time to come forward.
For the full article go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/02/village-halls-face-bleak-future-ageing-volunteers-dwindle/
The article certainly resonated with the Community Centre Management Committee whose average age has not been computed recently but must be well over 65. Generally in good health and certainly brimming over with enthusiasm, this group will happily go on for a bit longer yet, but is very much aware that their “Strategic Chairman Replacement Strategy” lacks focus and is still searching for a solution.
So, along with, I suspect, other groups in the village, the Community Centre Committee is appealing to you to consider stepping forward and joining us. There is a committee meeting once a month and you can then volunteer for as much, or as little, as you can manage. A fair amount of this consists of opening and closing the Centre for users and ensuring that our customers get a good service and come back again. It could be twice a year or twice a week, the choice is yours. Or you may have a specific interest – film, theatre, keep fit, ballroom dancing, weight-lifting – that might encourage you to take a step forward and join.
All the surveys that have been conducted in Tarvin in the last few years have highlighted the pleasure residents get from the ‘sense of community’. The Community Centre helps create this so, to maintain what we all enjoy, a few more must be prepared to get involved.
For an insider’s guide to what is involved, contact any committee member. 01829 741962 or 01829 741468 will get you to a couple of enthusiasts who will be delighted to talk to you.
Commencemnet of Building Work
We are delighted to announce that we are now in a position to sign the contract for major redevelopment work to begin. The contract is with Novus Property Solutions and the work on site will commence on Monday 13th June. The planned work, which will turn a large storage space into a lounge area, should be completed by the autumn. Disruption to users of the centre will be kept to a minimum.
To download PDF of plans – CLICK HERE
Alan Wilkinson, Chair of the Committee said “This is the culmination of many months of hard work by the Committee and the new space will allow more members of the community to come together and enjoy themselves for both leisure and learning. The Centre is currently bursting at the seams with over 40 regular users and the new lounge will increase our capacity and flexibility greatly”
Impression of proposed bar/lounge area
The funding has been obtained from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FFC Environment through the Landfill Communities Trust. Significant contributions were also received from the Garfield Westin Foundation and the Williams Family Foundation. There were also smaller, but vital contributions from Tarvin Parish Council and from local resident Mr J Wright. The Community Centre Committee has also worked hard to build up a fund from their own resources to complete the budget for this major piece of development.
Mr Richard Smith, Grant Manager for WREN says: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefiting the community of Tarvin for many years to come.”