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22nd July 2018 10:00am
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23rd July 2018 7:15pm
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13th August 2018 10:00am
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Pool Bank House- some history
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Remembering the First World War - Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)
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Car Boot Sale - Sunday 22nd July
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Tarvin History Group: Sunday 15th Jul
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Robert Woollams- any photographs?
Kathie Reith: Sunday 15th Jul
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Farewell Party for Rev Sue Levitt
Doreen de Cani: Saturday 14th Jul
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Remembering the First World War - Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)
Jo Richards: Saturday 14th Jul
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Age UK Cheshire to Restart Monthly Coach Trips Service
Theresa Duffy, Later Life Planning Support, Age Concern: Friday 13th Jul
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The Hub Fitness raises money for a worthy cause!
Lisa Dunne: Friday 13th Jul
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New Dating Show for ITV is coming to Cheshire
Grace Dunsby, Casting Researcher, Shiver: Thursday 12th Jul
Tarvin Gardening Society - Coach Trip to Southport Show
Sharon Nolan, Chairman Tarvin Gardening Society: Wednesday 11th Jul
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A total of 82 paying customers — plus a quartet of complimentary guests and some of the Committee — filled a very warm Community Centre on Friday evening (26th May) to enjoy the CRTA sponsored performance of Lightning under their Skirts. They were welcomed with a glass of Babycham and a piece of pineapple and cheese on a cocktail stick, and if the significance of this eludes the reader they should appeal to their parents — or grandparents!

Set at the time when the attitudes of the 1950's were being challenged by the new energy of the age. Harvey Robinson was impressive as Gary, whose sharp and brittle sexual confidence was easily shattered by both his girls' unplanned pregnancy and the smothering support of his mother. It was Sandy, his put-upon sister sympathetically played by Josie Cerise, who finally broke the chains to the past and strode off confidently into the new world. Writer Joy Winkler provides a touching and lyrical poetic chorus as well as a strong performance as Mother, whose own seemingly ordinary, blameless, public life held grubby secrets.

Promoter Sue Hardacre said "The play was a little more serious than expected but contained many references that resonated with the audience. Like many others I remember Californian Poppy perfume and stiffened underskirts." After an interval where the attraction of the bar was equalled by the need for fresh air, the company performed a number of songs from the era interspersed with a 60's themed quiz to send the audience home with smiles on their faces.

There were one or two concerns. Apart from the temperature, there were some problems catching all the dialogue clearly. Joy Winkler had been suffering from a cold all week and her voice struggled at times. The "in the round set" was created with seats being no more than three deep, but the intimacy of the piece was sometimes stretched by the need to seat all the audience in the Hall.

Sue says "I am currently making the choices for the next season, as usual there will be something interesting, something different and something well worth seeing. I hope that Tarvin will continue to support our theatrical endeavours with enthusiasm".

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