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Well, what a good time we had on 20 February for our first Members Evening of the year! As at Christmas, this was a virtual gathering, courtesy of Coronavirus. However, even within the constraints of being online, a selection of our members put on some wonderful and varied entertainment under the evening’s theme of Do Your Own Thing.

Over 20 members and friends enjoyed listening to songs from the Kelland family, including one recorded by Amy. This tested our technical skills initially, but our perseverance was rewarded by a brilliant performance from this talented young lady. Mike Nicholson also delighted us with a couple of songs, one of which linked to the daffodil and the hope of better things to come – very timely.

The talent of some of the society’s writers was also appreciated. We viewed Jean Trew’s comic sketch Plenty of Choice, ably performed by Pat Arculus, Emma Simon and Jean herself. This was later followed by Rob Pearson’s sketch, Emperor. Rob performed this, a particularly noteworthy achievement, as he played both characters. Another moment of note, was Ewan Dunlop’s reading of his first-ever poem, ‘The Five-Barred Gate’ – well done, Ewan.

Another of our actors, Janet Methley, thoroughly entertained us with a unique performance of a scene from A.A. Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’, joined by a group of forest friends (who I note have not paid their membership!). I am still chuckling now, as I think of this sketch – thank you, Janet. We also had a short quiz on Film Theme Music to test out the little grey cells. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thank you, Jean for co-ordinating it all. from Angela Sloan



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