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A Christmas Carol on stage

CastawaysDrama, La Souterraine

Presents “A Christmas Carol”, adapted for stage by Karen Louise Hebden, directed by Margau Wright

Dickens’ well-loved classic brought to the stage with a large colourful cast, spooky technical effects, wonderful singing and superb costumes

A great starter to the Christmas festivities! 

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November at 7:30 pm
plus matinee performance Saturday 23 November at 2:30 pm.
On stage at L’Ancienne Mairie, Rue du Docteur Emile Parrain, La Souterraine

Tickets on sale now! 10 euros (adult) 5 euros (child) (12 euros on the door)

available from www.castawaysdrama.org and tickets@castawaysdrama.org or call Tim on: 07.69.00.28.01

Please visit our website for further information: www.castawaysdrama.org

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Les Marmailles Event 14th September

We have been asked by LADEF to take part in this event on Saturday 14th September from 2-7pm,

We have a tent 5m x 4m and my intention is to have tables with people from the different library groups doings what they do, and with pictures and photos hung from the sides of the tent!!  Some posters for the library would be good also.

I should also like to provide tea, coffee and cakes (volunteers needed!).  To do this we will need some help.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 10th September at 10am in the Library.

If you can help please come so that we can finalise plans for the Saturday.

This seemed a good place to show who we are, and advertise what we do to the whole community. Please come and help and also it would be nice to see people on the Saturday at the stand.

Damian Trafford,  President

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At Home Brocante

Saturday 15th December

This will be held in the meeting room above the library

from

10.00 to 12.30

when the library and cafe will be open as usual and then

2.00 to 4.00

during the ‘At Home’ for library members

Items can be purchased for a donation to library funds

There is still time to drop off any unwanted items at the library

If you would like to help on the day please contact Jane Perryman via the contact form below.

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Merry Christmas

Christmas At Home Event

This year our annual Christmas ‘At Home Event’ will be on the 15th December 2-4pm. This is a free event for members only. Please join us for a buffet and mulled wine in the library. If anyone would like to donate a plate of food we would appreciate it very much. We need sandwiches, savouries and nibbles. There is a sheet in the Library to confirm your donation but, you can also send a message via the message centre. Thank you all so much for your continued support.

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Poetry Performance Afternoon

Poetry Performance

 

Saturday 10th November in the Library

2pm for 2.30pm start

Anthony Rice – Possibly the last of the Liverpool poets will be performing for us.

1967 Vintage poetry for those who think they don’t like poetry.

Poetry for those who would like to write but don’t know how to start and those who love poetry in all its forms.

Anthony delivers his work with humour.

A reflection of ordinary life in Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire, the North Sea and beyond.

CD’s will be available at a cost of €5.

Tickets €2 on the door.

Coffee Morning

Come and join us next Saturday morning for our coffee morning. We want to help a local charity who support teaching French to immigrants. There will be plenty of home baked cakes on offer, including scones. So why not come along and don’t forget to bring your friends.

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Film Afternoon Singalong

Film Afternoon

Mamma Mia – Singalong

Come and join us for a fun afternoon singing along to the Abba songs from this loved film

Themed dress optional

Monday 8th October

2.30pm

Admission – Free

Drinks and snacks available

Open Door reads Tolkien

Hi Everybody, have received this invite from another association as follows:

Dear Members and friends of Open Door,
We are pleased to announce that the Association is holding a reading of selected extracts from The Hobbit.  This will interest those of you who have seen the film or read the book, as well as those who have been to the Cite de la Tapisserie to see the first tapestry in the series of 14.   The reading will be in English and French, and will be held at the Bourganeuf library on 21st September from 18.00 to 20.00..  Entrance is free.  To reserve a place, phone 0555 64 09 85 or email bibliotheque@bourganeuf.fr.

Chers amis et adherents de l’Association Open Door,
Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que l’Association organise une lecture d’extraits selectionnes de The Hobbit.  Cela interessera ceux d’entre vous qui ont vu le film ou lu le livre, ainsi que ceux qui ont visite la Cite de la Tapisserie  pour voir la premiere tapisserie de la serie de 14.  La lecture se fera en anglais et en francais, et se tiendra a la bibliotheque de Bourganeuf le 21 septembre de 18h a 20h.   L’entree est gratuite.  Pour reserver une place, telephonez au 0555 64 09 85 ou envoyez un email a bibliotheque@bourganeuf.fr.

Regards/Cordialement
Heather Norman
Secretary/Secretaire

If anyone should be interested, please use the contacts above.

Best regards
John Essom

Team Opportunities

We are looking for people to join our volunteer team and assist with the organisation of some fantastic events for our members next year.

Roles vary, you could assist with the creation of posters and tickets, place flyers in local shops, run the bar at an event or just simply have input to what you and your friends think people would like to see and do.

We’re having our inaugural meeting at 2.30pm, Wednesday September the 12th.

Tea, coffee and even cake will be available.

We’d love to see you, the more the merrier!

If you’re interested in coming along on Wednesday the 12th September, then please reply via the contact form below or directly to the initial notification email for more information.

Please let us know if you intend to come along to accommodate catering requirements.

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Suggestions from Members

There is a suggestion box located in the foyer of the library.  We welcome constructive comments, ideas for future events and any suggestions you may have to make the library a great place to visit and join.  Comments and suggestions can be as forthright as you wish but should be constructive.

Below are the suggestions we have received so far from our members.

  • More social events, ie. horticulture fete/WI type of event
  • Garden party/picnic – people bringing food to share
  • Treasure trail
  • BBQ at lunch time instead of late afternoon. Members could be asked which they prefer
  • Assembly Generale in the afternoon (perhaps more members would attend)
  • More new books to be purchased by library. Not to include donation of books by member
  • More childrens’ books
  • State maximum number of books allowed
  • David Walliam’s books
  • Childrens’s films i.e. Jurassic Park, Minions film, Christmas Vacation
  • Paper Towers, author John Green
  • Start a Cycling Club
  • Open on Wednesday afternoons

Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback ideas.  Please keep it coming,  all suggestions will be considered although you must remember that we only have limited funds.

Library BBQ Sunday 7 September

Enjoying the BBQ

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]round 60 library members and helpers attended the annual BBQ held in Sally and John’s lovely garden at Monteil last Sunday. The weather was glorious for such an event and cheered everyone up no end after a slightly dismal August.

There was a plant stall selling plants donated by members run by Elizabeth and Mike Walsh and Louise, Malcolm and Tom from Spice It Up also had a stall.

Prior to the BBQ, there was a horticulture show run by Debbie and Andrew Bowden ably assisted by Alison Wade and Ellie Bowden who both helped with setting up, judging, encouraging people to vote and counting the votes. There were sixty entries and competition was fierce. Everyone attending the BBQ had the chance to vote for their favourites and the prize winners were:

  • heaviest marrow and longest bean – Ian Cole
  • rude vegetable – Paul Steele
  • best red vegetable, best green vegetable and best white vegetable – Marshall Tattersall
  • a collection of mixed garden flowers – Pat Littlewood
  • photograph entitled “French Life“ – Jacqui Welham
  • jar of fruit jam – Jacqui Welham
  • jar of Chutney – Keith McGenn
  • 4 decorated novelty cupcakes – Marilyn Fielden
  • miniature garden in a seed tray – Marilyn Fielden
  • a Vegetable/Fruit Animal – Sheila Cole

Everyone then settled down to eat a fantastic BBQ cooked by Rod Seaman and John Essom ably assisted by helpers Christine, Maureen and Jean. Thanks also go to Sally and her helpers for some wonderful salads.

Following a preliminary count up of the funds, it looks as if the library has made a profit of around €350. Thanks go to everyone who helped in any way at all and, of course, those who attended as we couldn’t have done it without you!