HCTogether - Creativity Through Lockdown 2

Apr 8, 2021

Welcome to another evening of Creativity Through Lockdown

Welcome to this evening's showcase from Loveday Ingram, Artistic Director

Sue Jones - Guilsfield ADS

Guilsfield ADS entered the Liverpool Novia Scotia International Drama Festival. The brief was to write a 5 - 10 minute play on the theme of Family and to produce it within national COVID restrictions. Please find a selection of recent plays.

Peter Mullings - Chirk Aqueduct

Peter arrived in Park Hall Camp in 1963 as a 15-year-old boy soldier. One of his very first character-building exercises was an abseil from Chirk Aqueduct.

Peter describes:

We had to make two descents before moving on to rock faces. The first was down a pillar and the second over the arch. It was one of these rites of passage. We were not attached to a safety rope and had a very uncomfortable carabiner and sling arrangement to enable braking.

Between lockdowns last November we had the help of a local qualified drone pilot. Every time you ask a former Oswestry boy about their time here, they say "Chirk Aqueduct". So this is on our website because many have never been back once we left two years later. (Some of us married local girls me included. I was fifteen and my wife 13 when we met!!

Sainburys Sonnet

David Andrews has written another book based in and around Oswestry. ‘Fifty Shapes in Green – Hills near Oswestry’

Apart from going out to exercise, David has been going to Sainsbury’s once a week to do the food shopping. The bright atmosphere there, the abundance of food and the positive attitude of the staff have all made him reflect on how fortunate we are, despite Covid, and this prompted him to write this sonnet encouraging people to be positive in the face of our current difficulties.

Click here to read the Sonnet.

LADS Theatre - Tunnel Vision

Written by Marg Kynaston. Performed by Marg Kynaston and Pam Johnson.

Slide ‘n’ Stomp by Mark Nighttengale Performed by Zinnia

North Shropshire Musics trombonist, Zinnia plays Slide ‘n’ Stomp by Mark Nighttengale.

The Water is Wide Performed by Holly

Local student, Holly sings an arrangement of the beautiful Scottish folk song The Water is Wide. 

Moreton Hall Lockdown Monologues

The ‘Lockdown Monologue’ project welcomed performances by professional actors.

The pieces performed were written by Drama pupils, Cecily Tyne and Jemima Bebb.

For further information about the Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, please contact us on info@theholroyd.com.

Email: info@theholroyd.com | Tel: 01691 776069 | Company Registration Number: 12084276
The Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ