36 days ago

Fabulous 1960s Stage Play - Be My Baby

Braydon Priest from Elmwood Players

It’s 1964 but the sixties aren’t swinging for Mary Adams: 19-years-old, unmarried and pregnant. She is sent in secrecy and shame to St. Saviours, a Church of England mother-and-baby home run by a formidable Matron.

Mary is set to work in the laundry and shares a room with the tough-talking Queenie. The girls in the home bond over a love of girl-group records, which entertain, console and inspire as the birth of their babies approaches. When Mary finds she is expected to give up her child for adoption, she begins a desperate fight.

“Amanda Whittington, who was the first writer to give this subject dramatic treatment, is an undiscussed yet ubiquitous sort of writer.” - THE GUARDIAN

“Has the heartstring-tugging potency of a pop classic.” - INDEPENDENT

“If this play were a person, you’d want to hold it and hug it.” - THE GUARDIAN

Be My Baby Consistently appears in Nick Hern Book’s Top Ten Most Performed Plays, and Features in 100 Great Plays for Women by Lucy Kerbel. This production of Be My Baby is Garry's first repeat in the director's seat, after first staging the production in 2009 with Riccarton Players. Such is the lasting impression of this script, he just had to do it again for the Elmwood stage.

Book at www.elmwoodplayers.org.nz... or phone 03 355 8874

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1 day ago

Scratchie Board Fundraiser

Natasha from St Albans

Back into fundraising for Ciaran’s Australia Futsal tournament in Jan2020.
Tickets are $2 each there are 50 tickets and the winner will win the board which is $50 worth of scratchies.

Pick a number and I will message with all the details

1 hour ago

Papanui High School Art class for Term 4

Bryan and Barbara Roper from Papanui High School Adult and Community Education

Papanui High School is offering a selection of Art classes for Term 4. Art and Mixed Media, Art using Pastels and Charcoal, Learning how to Draw to Benefit Your Brain which will teach you skills to improve your visual perception and Life Drawing that focuses on the study of the human figure using live models. All of these courses begin week of 21 October and run for 6 weeks between 7-9 pm.

Further details on each of these classes can be found on our website www.papanui.school.nz... or you can email Barbara Roper rpb@papanui.school.nz or telephone our office on 033520701

1 hour ago

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today! 💜🌿

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Together let's explore our way to well-being because when it's strong, our whānau, communities and Aotearoa can flourish too.

#NSNZmentalhealth #MHAWNZ