Wednesday, December 23, 2009

" Wintery Weekend Pleasures...."

A bright icy weekend.
And second son's birthday, so a Saturday morning walk was had in the delicious, crisp and even, wintertime forest.... followed by drinks and presents and nibbley stuff in the afternoon.
Then a treat on Sunday: an evening trip to the Village Hall for Theatre in The Quarter's fabulously highly-spirited production of " Home for Christmas", with words by Helen Newell ( talented Northern playwright) and music by Matt Baker (the Quarter's equally fine Artistic Director)
Certainly this was the ultimate in "Homegrown" theatre ...brimming with stories of Cestrians in World War 2. The writing of the piece was commissioned by Chester Lit Fest, who then gathered stories throughout Chester/Cheshire....resulting ( thanks to Newell and Baker) in a superb play...with lots of great music, a choir drawn from various local communities ( I spotted novelist David Whitley, see my post Nov 25th!) as well as some highly talented professionals.
A historical period was evoked brilliantly....from its songs to its clothes..Sheer nylons AND sheer delight!


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