The Canny Craic
‘The Alington Follies’
Thursday 7th September 2017
11am, 2pm, 7pm
The Canny Craic Theatre Company Ltd
Is delighted to have been commissioned to provide a celebration in words, songs, and movement for the 80th Birthday of Alington House in the heart of Durham City.
We have named our tribute The Alington Follies. 3 extremely talented actors (Trish Haws, Steve Stobbs and Victoria Holtom) will perform a script written by Val McGregor and Ken Reay as well as singing extracts of customised popular songs from the 8 decades that Alington House has been operating.
We have called the hour long show the ‘Follies’ as it is essentially a cabaret style entertainment. However our brief is also to inform and remind the audience of the amazing history of the organisation and the strong characters involved over the years.
It is a fascinating and heart warming story of charitable acts and commitment to the local community.
Alington House Community Association are grateful of the support from the National Lottery Celebrate Fund who have enable us to make this possible.
It was in 1937 when the house was named Alington House after Hester Alington. Little did she know that we would still be going to this day.
Our thanks to all who have been involved in the work of this remarkable and unique organisation over the years, this show is a tribute to you.
The show is one hour long and you can choose any one of the 3 performances at 11am, 2pm & 7pm in Ritson Hall, Tickets available from reception or telephone 01913864088, please come along and enjoy.
Refreshments will be available.
Brass Goes Down a Storm at Greenfield **New**
Staff and students from Greenfield Community College were thrilled to see the return of talented bands from the infamous annual Durham Brass Festival. Students from both the Sunnydale Campus and the Aycliffe site were treated to a lively performance from two unique street bands.
Sunnydale campus were hosts to the refreshing talent of Hannabiell who created a fusion of percussion, jazz, afro-beat, funk and reggae, bringing a whole new spin to the legacy of brass! Aycliffe students were not to be disappointed as they hosted Llaggerubb, making their debut at ‘Brass’ this year. Although ‘first timers’ they soon had the staff and students dancing in the aisles enjoying the mix of jazz and hip-hop with popular covers and original material.
Greenfield Arts were once again delighted to be able to deliver the performance, Sophie Lewis, Arts and Community Centre Co-ordinator was thrilled with the response, “it was so rewarding to be able to once again see the students have great fun and enjoy such a unique cultural experience.” said Sophie
If you would like to know a bit more about Greenfield Arts and the many activities on offer why not call our friendly team on 01325 379048 or check out our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk
Celebration of Creative Achievement at Greenfield **New**
Greenfield Arts recently hosted a fantastic celebration event for the latest exhibition by the Greenfield Community College Young Interpreters, which was followed by the annual Arts Platform lead by students and staff of Greenfield Community College performing arts department. The night was a celebration of the talent and creativity amongst the students and is a great platform offering students the chance to show off their creative skills with pride.
The Young Interpreters are a group of year 11 students who have come together to engage more young people in the arts, by developing a better understanding of what it is students would like from The Greenfield Gallery and the opportunities it offers, whilst also working towards a Bronze Arts Award. Through this process the students have had the chance to experience art, take part in workshops, work with professional artists as well as lead and inspire other young people in being creative.
Based on the work developed through the Arts Award, the Young Interpreters have curated a variety of artworks from Greenfield Community College students to create the current exhibition, which is open from Monday 17th July – Wednesday 26th July. The exhibition includes the work of GCSE textiles students as well as expressive collage and textiles work by year 7, 8 and 9 students, as they felt all students should have a platform to display their work and a voice to express their feelings about it.
The Young Interpreters hope this exhibition, and all that has preceded it, will inspire other students to take up art GCSE and continue to get involved and develop the programme, once they have left. Come along, let your voice be heard and even take part in the activity!
For more information on any of the information here, check out the website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk or speak with one of our lovely team members on 01325 379048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Opening Times: Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm and Friday 10am – 4pm.