Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer– coming to Tarvin in the Autumn. Shane Shambhu has created Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer which offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo with an acclaimed team of collaborators.
Reflecting on his personal journey of growing up in East London and learning and performing Indian dance in the UK, Shane plays with the ways in which race, language, identity and culture have defined him. You’ll laugh out loud as he practices his dance and imagines himself as ‘Shane the Hero’ behind a brick wall in the school playground.
Friday 10th May – 18:00 – 19:00 £7 adults and £5 for under 16 years old One Man Shoe, is a delightful new show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.
When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star! Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!
Produced by SC²ENE
Due to illness, we were unable to bring you this show when it was booked previously, so we are very pleased that we are now able to do so.
Refurbishments to the main hall have already commenced. A new, more secure walkway has been installed by our team of trusty volunteers.
A new scaffolding type rail will be installed by professionals at the same time as the ceiling is replaced. The old tiles will be removed and better, acoustic tiles will be fitted. We hope to modify the lighting system too. This work will mean the hall will be closed to all activities for the week commencing Monday 17th December and will re-open for the last film night of the year on Friday 21st December. All regular users have been informed and accommodated elsewhere wherever possible.
The hall will then be closed again for part of the week commencing 7th January when we shall be having some thermal, electrically controlled blinds fitted to the windows. This will make it much easier to black out for shows and to keep warmth in, but also, we hope, to keep it a little cooler should we experience some more hot summers
We apologise for this necessity and will endeavor to keep disruption to a minimum
We now have a large TV in the foyer area of the Community Centre. Events such as films and theatre produced by ourselves will be advertised on here, along with our calendar of availability. However, anyone with a regular class or event at TCC can also get their message out there.
You should have all received an explanatory letter from Sue with details. The adverts appear randomly, last approx 10 seconds and can appear for as long as you require.
People are really noticing the TV now so what an excellent way to inform prospective customers. Advertisements will be designed professionally by Ross at Flummoxed, (a computer, technical and web design company), in collaboration with the advertiser, maintaining consistency of format and appearance. There will be a small charge for this.
The Community Centre committee have received notification that they were unsuccessful in their bid to get a grant from WREN to renovate the Main Hall.
Vice – Chair Sue Hardacre said “There is no doubt that this came as a bit of a surprise. We have been so successful in achieving our goals recently that we had begun to think we were a little bit invincible. However, we are very fortunate that we have a sufficiently large amount of income in reserve to ensure that some work can still take place. It was always our intention to spend some of this income as part of the renovation scheme.”
The plans include the renewal of the main Hall ceiling and the replacement of the current, inefficient strip lighting with more energy efficient LED bulbs. All other Hall lighting was to be upgraded to provide for a wider range of lighting conditions to suit a range of uses, including parties and theatre shows. The high-level curtains were to be replaced with electrically operated black-out blinds to give better conditions for films and formal presentations. The high-level walkways needed work to make them safer. The work planned is the first major, internal upgrade since the Hall was built – though CW&C, as the landlord, did install new windows a few years ago.
Sue said “There are still other grant options that we can pursue, and we are doing so with vigour. However, it would be sensible to have a Plan B should we have to rely on our own resources. A small sub-committee will meet to decide what works might be undertaken soon. They will decide on priorities and the central questions they will be looking at are ‘What gives best value for money?’ and ‘What investment will benefit the largest number of Centre users?”
The Committee is very aware of the support given to the Centre by the community and how much the facility is valued. A good proportion of income generated from this support will be ploughed back so that future generations will have a brighter and better equipped Centre to enjoy in the years to come.
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