Friday 25th October 'An Evening with Dementia' A play written and performed by Trevor T. Smith at 8.00 pm at the Cotswold Playhouse. Discover the highs and lows of living with dementia - from the sufferers point of view. This play gives a portrait of an ageing actor living in a care home who 'accepts' rather than 'suffers' from his condition. The wryly intelligent text allows the audience to empathise with the state of being called dementia. When it was played in London Trevor T. Smith was nominated as the Best Male Performance in the The Off West End Theatre Awards and the British Medical Journal stated, "The play enlightens, inspires and, most importantly, teaches what the individual with advanced dementia might want others to understand if he could be the teacher." The Daily Express called it, "A love-letter to a life well-lived.....Insightful and undercut with a surprisingly upbeat sense of humour"
Tickets £10 For more information visit www.cotswoldplayhouse.co.uk (Check before you go, this may well sell out)
Sunday 27th October – Stratford Park, Stroud - free Pumpkins and Apples in the Park – run by Stroud Five Valleys Project
Another opportunity to try apple pressing to make your own juice. There will be workshops from 11-12.30pm and between 2-3pm. Apple cake and warm apple juice will also be on sale.
Join the Pumpkin Lantern Trail. Get busy at home carving your home grown pumpkins – there will be carving). Entries should be dropped off in the museum courtyard no later than 3.30pm on Sunday 27th October. From 5.30 the twilight Pumpkin Lantern Trail starts and this is when judging will take place.
Good luck everyone.
Tuesday 29th OctoberMaking Morsbags at Fresh Ground, Cainscross (opposite Tricorn House), starting at about 6.30 and going on till 9pm. These are fabric shopping bags, as part of Stroud’s move away from disposable plastic bags. There will be a charge of £2.00 for tea/coffee.
Anyone who can bring suitable fabric (fairly heavy cotton is best) which is clean and ironed is encouraged to do so. Also, anyone who can bring dressmaking scissors, thread, pins... There will be three sewing machines and a couple of irons and ironing boards - a few extra would be welcome but obviously if everyone brings them we'll have too many, so common sense would suggest people make contact beforehand to arrange details, on 077 066 19295.
4th November 9.30–12, 11th November 9.30-2.30 How to Make A Wildlife Garden Adult Education Course Severnview School, Bisley Old Road
Would you like to know how to make your garden more wildlife friendly? Subsidised cost £25 (total)
Concessions are available. The course will be very practical and we will hold your hand in each step of this process. It will cover:- Wildflowers. Planting three different seed mixes that are suitable for this area and how to care for them afterwards. Ponds and safe water in a garden How to measure for a pond liner and exploring options for safe water in a garden. Compost (if time allows). Do feel free to pass this information on to your contacts.
To register to take part, contact Julie at Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.