I am sure it will come as no surprise that we are suspending all WCT activities until further notice due to the corona-virus pandemic. In the immediate future, this means the workshop on the 28th March has been cancelled.
The AGM on the 23rd April has also been postponed and Tuppy will be in touch with members shortly with a few business matters about this, mostly regarding the re-election of the Steering Group.
We also have rehearsals planned from April and, of course, the performances at the Priest’s House Museum in July. Gill is talking to the PHM about this and we’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.
In the meantime, we hope to keep things ticking over and have a few ideas about setting something up online. We’ll let you know when we’re a bit further on with this.
Workshop on Saturday 28th March CANCELLED
Work on the second production for the Priest’s House Museum Revival project to celebrate the reopening of the museum has now been suspended due to the corona-virus pandemic.
The following dates were also set but will almost certainly be postponed:
Rehearsals in April
Rehearsal dates are listed below.The dates are provisional and subject to confirmation from the PHM on the performance dates, access to the PHM etc.
Thursday Rehearsals from 7 – 9 pm
30th April 2020
14th May 2020
21st May 2020
11th June 2020
25th June 2020
9th July 2020
23rd July 2020
Weekend Rehearsals Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
11th & 12th July 2020
18th & 19th July 2020
25th & 26th July 2020
Monday 27th July
Tuesday 28th July
Performances (to be confirmed)
Wednesday 29th July
Thursday 30th July
Friday 31st July
As part of the research and development phase of our new project about the role and associations of rivers in Wimborne, members visited the flooded River Allen last week, walking from Walford Mill to the town centre on the look out for suitable locations.
On Saturday 8th February (1.30 – 4 pm) we will meet to consolidate our thoughts on sites and themes and clarify an outline for the river project.
Venue: Wimborne Methodist Church Hall, 4A King St, Wimborne BH21 1DY
At the workshop in November 24, WCT members explored ideas about the meaning special places have for us as individuals, globally and locally, and why.
From the wilds of Antarctica to the clear waters of the River Allen, we each revealed a particular memory.
This process of creative mapping is the first stage in planning themes and ideas in the development of the next production for 2021. We will be making a funding application for the new project in 2020.
WCT held a successful Skittles Evening on Wednesday 12 February at a new venue – Colehill Sports & Social Club. We raised about £130 for WCT funds.
A fun time was had by all and the winning team was Italy – well, Adrian has always wanted to play for Italy! Lynn Davey was the highest individual scorer. Thanks to John Billington for running the event and to Clare Small for raising lots of money in the raffle.
The next fundraising event is the Summer Fundraiser on Friday 26 June.
More details soon ….
Around 50 people attended the Quiz Evening at Colehill Sports and Social Club on November 6th and over £300 was raised for WCT funds. Thanks to everybody who came along to support us and, particularly, to Jeff and Tony for acting as quizmasters, Stewart for raising lots of money in the raffle and Clare for co-ordinating the food and producing a delicious buffet.
Our next fundraising events will be …
WCT Summer Fundraiser on Friday June 26, 2020
Annual Quiz Evening on Wednesday 11th November 2020
More details to follow – save the dates!