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Renegade Writers reminder

A quick reminder — the new year has begun and we still meet Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in improving your writing and aim to be published, consider joining our group.

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General

Terracotta Trail

Last summer, I sketched a Victorian building in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This was a fine example with plenty of details , especially the terracotta tiles. Terracotta means ‘fired earth’ -and describes a form of  moulded clay masonry of a finer quality than standard bricks. 229 more words

Sketching

The Snow Queen captivates Christmas at the New Vic Theatre

Step aside Narnia, move along Frozen, there’s a new snow queen in town and she’s been around for a hundred years. The Snow Queen is the latest Christmas production to grace the stage at the… 499 more words

Theatre

Public Parts

THE KARAOKE THEATRE COMPANY

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, Friday 14th October, 2016

 

Alan Ayckbourn’s new piece (his 80th!) is something of a departure while remaining very Ayckbourn in flavour.  386 more words

Theatre Review

Dramatic Devices

HENCEFORWARD

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, Tuesday 11th October, 2016

 

Almost thirty years old, Alan Ayckbourn’s vision of a dystopian near-future is still bang on the money.  417 more words

Theatre Review

Newcastle Under Lyme C3A Ukulele group

After some time have finally got around to forming a new ukulele group at the College of the Third Age in Newcastle Under Lyme.

Yesterday was our first meeting and 7 players joined me – most of them new to the uke and also new to playing any form of musical instrument. 32 more words

Parton is such sweet sorrow

THE KITCHEN SINK

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, Thursday 29th September, 2016

 

One advantage the New Vic has when it comes to naturalistic works is the intimacy afforded by the in-the-round setting.  510 more words

Theatre Review