After the hugely successful “Celebration of Dance” our next event will be at the John Bayley Club on Sunday at 2.30 pm. We are holding a quiz with a maximum of 6 per team and an entry fee of £2.50 per person.
You can either book on the day but to ensure we are not fully booked you can book in advance by sending us an entry form at firstname.lastname@example.org or paying at our market stall on Saturday between 9.00 and 12.00.
Please click on the link below to contact: The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd
Please click on the link below to see the poem – “Ode to the Clifton” –
On Saturday night, the 13th May 2017 we held our first live dance event at the Charlton School in Wellington – “A Celebration of Dance”. It involved some 160 dancers performing everything from the Chinese Flag dance and national Polish Dancing, to excerpts from Swan Lake and a performance of the Diddymen. Shame on you if you missed it. The groups performing came from all over Wellington and fringes beyond, and really did us proud with their professionalism and abilities. I do hope they will work with us again – because it was truly wonderful, and fantastic to see so many dancers of all ages from 5 years old to approximately 40 years. The work involved by all the choreographers was enormous too. We had singing dancers and dancers singing, tap, contemporary, ballet and national dance, including a stunning Indian Dance solo and so much more.
The person responsible for producing the whole show linking together all the elements needed to stage something of this magnitude for a live event was Jackie Evans, who – with a background in dance – was invaluable to making it all work. Mention must be made to the number of front of house staff and the backstage crew who worked tirelessly from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. All volunteers.
We also had the assistance of a two camera recording unit enabling us to have DVDs soon available for sale and a photographer taking stills shots also for sale and allowing us to record the production for the Clifton archives. A poem was shown over archive footage of the Clifton building, presented at the end of the show, put together by one of our supporters, enlightening everyone to the sad demise of the building as it now stands. We hope we introduced some of our audience to our project who, perhaps, had not heard of our determination to bring all elements of arts to Wellington – beginning (we hope) with films at the former HSBC building – currently under negotiation.
Finally, but by no means least, thank you to the staff of the Charlton School, especially the Site Manager : Rob Blain – for their help in staging this production.
And, as they say in the Academy Awards – I am sorry if I missed anybody out – but it really was an enormous team of people bringing together their energy and creativity to achieve an eclectic evening of dance for an audience of local people whom we have to thank for taking time and spending money to make the whole performance worthwhile.
NOTE: THE CLIFTON POEM and a list of many of the groups and professional contributors are provided on another page entitled “A CELEBRATION OF DANCE” – THE POEM
The next supporters’ meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd May at 18.30 at the King Street Café where you can catch up on the latest developments and the various events we are staging.
School holidays are not always easy to plan and to help, the Clifton have teamed up with Leo Loco’s Circus to present our first set of Circus and Magic Shows for the family. You may have seen Leo’s performers at Wonderland in the Town Park – and in other performances in Wellington and other centres throughout Telford.
To be held at the Belmont Hall in Wellington on the 31st May and the 3rd June at 2.00 p.m., the presentations will include circus and magic tricks, the opportunity to meet Mr Sniffles – a very friendly dragon – and maybe even learn one or two circus tricks yourself. Tickets will be available on line shortly – £8.50 adult/£3.50 concession. They will also be available on our market stall in Wellington on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until midday. We regret that young people under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.
You will have seen our Events post yesterday on forthcoming events. If you are one of our supporters that likes to be challenged by taking part in quizzes – this one is for you. And if you want to risk doing two – you can. Both quizzes are to be held at the Sir John Bayley club in Wellington – and entries are £2.50 per person. All the details are contained on the poster attached here and you can enter using the claim form also included in this post – or by dropping a mail to email@example.com asking for a form.
Enjoy a great afternoon out, have fun and help support the Clifton. Refreshments available and the bar will be open.2017 QUIZ ENTRY FORM
The coming months will be a busy time for us and we will be staging the following events.
We start on 13th May with a Celebration of Dance Event at the Charlton School and you can see further details on this and how to book within this website.
On 21st May we will be holding a quiz at the John Bayley Club at 2.30 pm organised by one of our members, Adrian Harris.
On 30th May and 2nd June we return to the Belmont Hall for two matinee shows featuring Leo’s Loco Circus.
Finally on 11th June we will hold a second quiz at the John Bayley Club.
Full details will be provided on this site, our other social media and at our stall and throughout the town.
Our AGM was held on the evening of 28th April. We will shortly publish the minutes from the AGM but in the meantime will provide the highlights below.
- The accounts were approved and can now be seen on the About page
- The number of directors was increased with the election of Fay Easton to the Board. We will update the Board member details shortly.
- All motions, i.e. to proceed to work towards acquiring the HSBC building on a short lease, to write to the local planning authority to seek the inclusion of the old Dunelm buildings within the Conservation Area and to dispense with the need for an audit for the 2017 accounting period, were passed.
Further to the last news item, we are now pleased to provide a sample of the tiles from the pupils at the Charlton School that have been produced by Charlotte Clark.
These tiles should be on display at the Little Business Company in Market Street from Wednesday to Friday and we will have them on show at our AGM on Friday, at the market stall on Saturday and at our film showing of I, Daniel Blake on Saturday night.
With the campaign continuing until 30th April 2017 you may be interested in how we are progressing.
To reiterate, Local Giving is a fund raising website that runs various campaigns and the Local Hero campaign requires a fundraiser. We are delighted that Charlotte Clark Designer Maker from Queen Street has agreed to be our fundraiser and will produce tiles for us to be displayed permanently at our trading premises once we have secured one. The tiles will be designed by the community and the Arts classes at the Charlton School have already submitted designs to us which we hope to show on line shortly.
The campaign requires donors to sponsor Charlotte on line and the top 20 fundraisers will earn prizes for their charities. We are currently in the top 20 but the campaign still has a week to run and we would be immensely grateful if you could make a donation in the time frame to increase our chances of getting a top prize. Donations can be as low as £2 and can’t exceed £5,000. If you are taxpaying they can be gift aided.
With discussions with HSBC ongoing, the publicity of winning a major prize will be important to us, not least because it will assist us in grant applications in demonstrating both evidence of need for the facilities in the town and the community’s engagement with us. So, if you could sponsor Charlotte we would be extremely grateful. The procedure is: –
- Go the website www.localgiving.org
- Join if you haven’t already
- Search for Charlotte Clark – she’ll be in the fundraiser sub category
- Follow the donation instructions