In the first week of February around 20 members had an enjoyable lunch at the Barley Mow Pub in Hartford accompanied of course by plenty of conversation and laughter.
Our speaker this month was Angela Collins, Puppeteer who entertained us tirelessly throughout the evening. Starting with her early career in London’s Oxford Street as a Hairdresser, with many amusing stories, she went on to tell us how she became involved in making Puppets and putting on puppet shows. Angela and her (now third!) husband travel the length and breadth of the country holding workshops for children at all sorts of venues, including country houses, schools, fetes etc. teaching children how to simply make puppets of their own. Angela brought along the puppet theatre and gave us glimpses of what her puppet shows entail (as you can see below)! They work extremely hard, and bring fun and laughter to so many children, and parents alike and, not least, to our members on the night.
Next Meeting: on Wednesday 21st March we will hold our AGM when the committee are voted in by the members for the coming year. Preceding the AGM we will be entertained by the Papworth Everard Handbells who will bring a joyous mood to the evening before the serious side of the meeting takes place!!