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Tickets are on sale in the shop for the Crown Players latest production – “A Bunch of Amateurs”. There are 3 shows at 7.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 28th, 29th and 30th of March. Tickets cost £8.

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

If you can’t get to the shop, tickets are also available online via www.eventbrite.com .

CHRISTMAS TREES

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS, VOLUNTEERS, SUPPORTERS AND SUPPLIERS. WE’RE NOW INTO OUR TENTH YEAR OF RUNNING HUMSHAUGH’S COMMUNITY SHOP AND WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.

WE WILL ONLY BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL BE OPEN FROM 09.00-11.00 ON BOXING DAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY. OUR FULL OPENING HOURS ARE HERE.

The Humshaugh Calendar for 2019 is selling well so, if you’d like some for Christmas presents, you’d better get a wriggle on. The calendars make ideal gifts and we can even provide you with an envelope to post them to friends and relatives. The photographs of scenes in and around the village have all been taken by talented, amateur photographers in your neighbourhood.

Humshaugh 2019 Calendar back

It’s been produced by Humshaugh Publications, the voluntary group which aims to encourage interest in the written and spoken word through publications, events and workshops. Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs your village shop, is one of the main supporters, along with Humshaugh Parish Council and the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. It has been printed by local firm Robson Print.

They’re on sale in Humshaugh Village Shop for just £5. Get yours now.

Humshaugh 2019 Calendar front

 

"The Burghers of Calais" go shopping. Rodin statues in Westminster.

HUMSHAUGH COMMUNITY VENTURES LIMITED

(The Village Shop)

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 will be held

 7.30 pm on Friday 23 November 2018

Humshaugh Village Hall

(All residents of Humshaugh are welcome to attend)

       AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence
  1. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  1. Business arising
  1. Chairman’s report
  1. Treasurer’s report
  1. Election of Board of Directors
  1. AOB

Everyone attending is invited to stay after the meeting for a glass of wine and to see the video (just over 15 minutes long) of the beginning of the Village Shop as a community venture. (the video improves with age!)

The Board of Directors is responsible for the activities of HCVL and presently includes:

Dick Moules (Chairman), Paul Barrass (Treasurer), Suzanne Newell, Sally Blanckley, Ray Blanckley, Ann Pearson, Steve Robins, Maurice Gilmour

The present directors are willing to serve another year but there are places available on the board for new members. The AGM provides an opportunity for residents to put themselves forward or to be proposed by other residents.

Enquiries to Maurice Gilmour on  681587 or speak to one of the directors

Happy 9th birthday to Humshaugh Village Shop. It was November 1st 2009 when the shop was first run by a team of volunteers. It had been threatened with closure after the Post Office decided to close the branch in the village. Read the full story here.

You’ll be able to see a film of how the shop was saved if you come along to this year’s AGM of Humshaugh Community Ventures Ltd. That’s the community organisation which runs the shop and which in turn supports projects in the village. We’re always looking for new volunteers to help in whatever way they can. If you’re new to the village, this will be an ideal opportunity to find out what we do. The meeting is at Humshaugh Village Hall on Friday November 23rd at 7.30pm. It’s usually relatively short and it’ll be followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to directors and the lovely team of volunteers. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces.

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