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Autumn Meeting

Published on 30 October 2018 03:57 PM

We were delighted to welcome over one hundred people to our Autumn meeting, held on 23rd October at The Arbury Community Centre, Cambridge. 

Hazel Williams spoke reflectively about retiring Chief Executive, Gloria Culyer, and honoured all that has been achieved during Gloria's leadership of the charity over the past 25years. Read more about this HERE.

Continuing with our Campaign, Creativity for Wellbeing, and the theme of recent general meetings, bringing taster sessions of the arts to our audiences, we were pleased to host a performing arts show. John Walton and Matthew Long entertained us with a performace called "Two Crooners and an Age Gap", a  light-hearted show, which offered a mix of “vocal standards with a theatrical twist – backed by a jazz quartet.” The duo highlighted and challenged the stereotypes of the younger and older generations and their perceptions of each other in a humorous way, to live jazz music.

Our audience was very appreciative, enjoying one another's company for the afternoon, with beverages served by our staff and volunteers and left comments including;

      • "friendly, enjoyable, excellent artists"
      • "great music and commaderie"
      • "more of the same please"

Two Crooners and an Age Gap, filmed the afternoon's entertainment and a short video will be produced for the Arts Council, we will also share this when available (early 2019). People in the audience shared their opinions about apparent, or not, age gap issues in filmed interviews.

The Big Knit campaign is also back and patterns were available to take away. Take a look at our campaign HERE and can you help us to fundraise?