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

Once again we are holding our Annual lunch at the Moat House, Acton Trussell organised by Jo Taylor. Please complete the form (enclosed with your newsletter) if you wish to attend.

Moat House, Acton Trussell

Tuesday May 21st

Our annual visit to Tutbury Castle, organised by Margaret Jones, is now in May. The weather will be warmer and we will be able to use the Marquee, thus allowing more people to attend.  Lesley will be portraying Peggy Knight, a member of Special Operations in the War. There will be a cold buffet for lunch. A form is enclosed in the newsletter.

Lesley Smith as Peggy Knight

Margaret Jones is retiring from her post as refreshment organiser and we thank her for her work over the years. Fortunately, Gill Beasley and Vivian Fairbank have volunteered to take over the role and our thanks go to them.  Donations for the raffle are always welcome as it continues to provide funds for the association.

Finally, many thanks to the committee members for their support and hard work.

Elizabeth Yates 

Social Committee Chair