Despite the recent soggy weather, this year's Pig Roast passed without a drop of rain (almost!!) to spoil the fun! More people than ever joined us on the Green and by the end of the evening the pork rolls, the bar and the cake stall had all sold out. It was a great family event, one of very few that has not had to be cancelled this year, with prizes to be won on the raffle and tombola, plus the book stall, guess the weight of the cake competition and face painting to keep everyone entertained. Not to mention, of course, the great music and singing of Acoustics 22 and dancing the night away to Booty! Thanks and well done to everyone who contributed to a wonderful evening, the proceeds of which will, as usual, be equally divided between the Church and the Village Hall.
In May we were treated to another play – this time called “10 days that shook the kitchen” by Ginny Davis.
This was an hilarious one woman show about the trials and tribulations of family life. She had the audience in tears of laughter with her tales of life as a middle aged middle class mum trying to cope with the school run and teenager angst amongst other things. The play is the first in a series and we are hoping to get Ginny back soon for the next instalment. This event was sponsored by Live & Local the rural arts company.
The hall again hosted an excellent evening’s entertainment on St Patrick's Day (17th March) at Rous Lench Has Got Talent. Several local residents took to the stage and gave some brilliant performances. Who will ever forget Steve Crowe dressed as Michael Flatley! Steve compered the show like a professional and everyone was amazed at the standard. It just goes to show the Rous Lench really has got talent!
The show was in memory of John and Flavia Phillips both of whom sadly died last year. The profits were split between Acorns Hospice and St.Richards Hospice and due to your generosity we raised over £1600 for which the charities were extremely grateful. Many thanks to all the performers and to everyone who came and supported the show.
In February GLADS performed Five Valentines – a collection of 5 plays all based on a theme of the possible and sometimes disastrous consequences of sending valentines cards. Several well known local faces were amongst the cast and they did a great job. Who knew we had so many thespians amongst us? Both nights sold out and raised about £1000 in total which was brilliant!