Festive News 2017 2017 - Page 43

FESTIVE NEWS • DECEMBER 2017 • PAGE 43 �������������������� ��������������������������������������������� High jinks in Liverpool for the group ACTING MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR THIS GROUP They might have learning difficulties but the members of About Face Theatre based in Leominster know how to put on a good show and volunteer Lions Club minibus drivers, Mike Hughes and Basil Paterson were highly impressed when they took the group on a special theatre outing to Liverpool. So the Editor asked Jess MacKenzie to tell readers about her drama group. About Face Theatre has been working with people with learning disabilities for more that 21 years. We are one of ECHO’s project and are open 5 days a week providing training and theatre experience for about 25 people. The main touring company devise all their own shows and take these out to schools, theatres, festivals and anywhere we are invited both locally and across the country. Our aim is to change peoples perception and attitudes by producing original thought provoking work. Of course the other side of the coin we also make a difference to those people who come to us. Theatre teaches skills, grows confidence, which in turn increases A CRISPY DEAL Women rugby players will be training on crisps this season. Herefordshire’s famous world export Tyrrells Crisps is the new sponsor of the Women’s top rugby league in a deal with the RFU. The Tyrrells Premier 15’s has 10 teams competing. The brand is also the ‘official crisps’ of the Women’s England Rugby team and the exclusive supplier of crisps to the Twickenham stadium. Tyrrells, based just outside Leominster is not telling us what the sponsorship is costing them but with the RFU investing several million £ promoting women’s rugby it must amount to one hell of a lot of bags of crisps. independance. The actors are encouraged to develop their creativity and top of the list is that drama is fun. The other groups include a introductory group, a theatre skills group and also we have a fun drama group. We hope to provide a group for whoever has a passion for drama and be able to support anyone whatever their ability. The trip to Liverpool was to see a theatre company that use projection and film in their work. We are constantly looking at new ways to tell our stories so whilst see a show is entertaining, the point of our visit was training. We all attended a workshop led by the actors in the play who explained some of their techniques used in the show. We are going to try out an idea we saw with one of the groups as part of a course we will be delivering next week. This would not have been possible without the support of The Hereford Lions as travel cost are prohibitive. Everyone loved the day out, much singing and laughter filled the minibus, although some of the jokes made were dubious. We are available for bookings, to discuss available shows please contact Nick Baker on 01568 616 301 or email admin@about facetheatre.org.uk ● �������� ● ������������������ ● ������������� ● ���������������� ● ��������� ● ������������������� ● ���������� ● ����������������� ● �������������� ● �������������� Tel: ����������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������������� Park 01432 270128 , GROUND WORK CONTRA ACTOR Em ail: rjthomas@aol.com Registered office: Attwood Lane, Holmer, Hereford HR1JY. 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About Face Theatre has been working with people with learning disabilities for more that 21 years. We are one of ECHO’s project and are open 5 days a week providing training and theatre experience for about 25 people. The main touring company devise all their own shows and take these out to schools, theatres, festivals and anywhere we are invited both locally and across the country. Our aim is to change peoples perception and attitudes by producing original thought provoking work. 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