Social Committee Report

Saturday October 13th 

“Divas – the Legends”

The social committee have once again produced a memorable evening at Stonnall Village Hall. Alison Rume, accompanied by her husband Ian, delivered a very professional show, spotlighting the lives and work of Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli.

Alison has a powerful voice and a powerful presence very suitable to portray these legends. She sang their classic hits including ‘Cabaret’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’, ‘Big Spender’,’Diamonds Are Forever’, ‘New York New York’, ’The Way We Were’, ‘This Is My Life’, & ‘All That Jazz’.
The show was not just about the songs but about their struggles and setbacks as well as their successes. These stories, often very humorous, were cleverly presented using a combination of pre-recorded quotations and Alison’s acting skills.

These events can’t take place without a huge effort from the social committee who were there from 5 o’clock to provide a lovely ploughman’s supper and dessert. They were much appreciated by all. Thank you Liz and your committee for a great evening. (JN)

Find out more by visiting Alison’s official website:

Sunday February 24th

Our Annual lunch at the Moat House, Acton Trussell was very successful.  The food was excellent, as was the service. This is always a lovely meal at a beautiful venue, shared with friends, and thanks go to Jo Taylor for organising it so well.

Moat House, Acton Trussell

Tuesday May 21st

63 members had a most enjoyable day out at Tutbury Castle.  The weather was gloriously sunny, a perfect summer’s day.  We had a buffet lunch in the newly refurbished marquee in the castle grounds, followed by the superb Lesley Smith’s new performance as “Peggy Knight’’, a resistance worker in the Second World War.  Using the marquee was a new venture for the social committee and proved highly successful.  We hope to make this a new annual event as it proved so popular.

Margaret Jones

Lesley Smith as Peggy Knight

This year’s Annual Social Event is on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Aldridge Community Centre.  Entertainment will be by Duo Mix who will be performing songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s during the first half of the evening followed by a selection of songs from Musical Theatre after the interval. At the time of writing the rest of the details are awaiting completion but should be available at the AGM. A printable booking form can be downloaded here.

Duo Mix (PDF)

The raffle and refreshments continue to provide funds for the Association and donations of raffle prizes are always welcome.  Many thanks to the committee for all their hard work.


Elizabeth Yates 

Social Committee Chair