PEOPLES Issue 47 Nov/Dec 2016
HOME IS WHERE YOUR CLOTHES ARE
128 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby www.caxtontheatre.com
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE AREAâ€™S FAVOURITE LOCAL THEATRE GROUP AND MANY MORE
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Hello, I’m Richard and I launched PicaRock - the electric bike shop - nearly a year ago. We have one important rule at PicaRock and that is that we won’t sell an unsuitable bike to any customer so before you buy we insist that you come down to the shop and take your favourite machine out for a proper ride - not just a quick spin - to make sure it’s exactly perfect for you. The first step towards buying a bike from PicaRock is to come down and talk through exactly what your needs are, what kind of riding you plan to do and whether you have any balance or mobility issues. Then we’ll show you the cycles from our range that match your requirements and we’ll get your favourite out, give you a demonstration and then release you into the wild together. Afterwords we’ll have a debrief and discuss any adaptations you may need. We’ll custom fit the bike to you, swapping parts round to ensure your bike fits you perfectly. And finally it’s up to you to make a decision. We know it’s a big commitment so we won’t pressure you. It’s your call. Thank you for taking time to read this letter and we’ll hope to see you soon Richard Soulby PS We currently have a number of bespoke builds on chopper bikes double battery,1000w hub and a fantastic trike kitted with the highest specification of paint, indicators and individuality stamped all over it.
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Well it’s coming to the end of the year and it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. Time to get the tree down out of the loft, put the paper chains up and restart the endless arguments about turkey or beef for dinner on the big day. We’ve got some good ideas about things to do during the holiday period in this issue plus a guide to the year at the Caxton Theatre - lots of great shows on the way there. So have a great Christmas and we’ll see you again in the New Year.
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Whatâ€™s going on in your area?
Caxton Theatre in 2017
A great programme of drama for the New Year
The Humber Taiko Festival
A fantastic drumming extravaganza
Homes For 2017
Bright, bright and cool in the New Year
Out & About
Fireworks At Meridian Park
Bring the herb garden indoors Choosing the best care home for your needs Our picture round up of the best events in our area Park carefully to avoid vehicle damage A fifth of November to remember
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All Set For The Cleethorpes Santa Stride
Loads Of Fun At Grimsby’s Big Christmas Event Thursday 24th November will see crowds in Top Town for the annual Big Christmas Event which includes which includes the official festive lights switch on and marks the start of late night shopping at Freshney Place. Special guest stars will be Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol and there’ll also be a seasonal market, a reindeer petting area, performances by Curtain Up Theatre Group and Klever K9s, donkey rides and a Santa parade, all culminating in the light switch on by a local hero. Santa will be escorted into
If you’re a big fan of Christmas and you love getting kitted out in fancy dress then the Santa Stride, which takes place at 11am on December 18th at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre should be just the thing for you. The stride is open to everyone and the sight of 1000 or more Santas running, jogging or walking around Cleethorpes should be a lot of fun. The event will be raising money for the Cleethorpes Rotary Club and you can enter at www.tape2tape.co.uk. The entry fee includes a fabulous Santa suit for you to wear and keep. They come with trousers, jacket, belt, hat the Minster by members of the Pat and the all important beard so we’ll Yarborough School of Dance. The fun starts at 3pm and carries on look forward to seeing you there and until then you’d best start practicing till late and we’ll see you down there to really get the festive season off to a your Ho Ho Hos. great start.
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Join us at the 4* DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel, Nottingham where you will be able to dance the night away to the sounds of Mike James Orchestra and Singers. Includes one night DBB and free time in Nottingham. 9th December - 3 days - £179 (SRS £38) CAROLS AT DURHAM CATHEDRAL & BEAMISH Inc one night B&B and one night DBB at the Holiday Inn Gosforth Park, entrance into the Beamish Living Museum, tickets for the ‘Christmas with Durham Cathedral’ candlelit carol concert and a visit to Skipton Christmas Market en route home.
FABULOUS FESTIVE DAY TRIPS 23rd November – BURY MARKET - £15
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27th November – YORK ST NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET - £14 27th November – CHRISTMAS AT BEAMISH - £29 (Child £23) 6th December – CASTLE HOWARD AT CHRISTMAS - £25 Includes entry into the beautifully decorated House, see the gigantic gingerbread house by contemporary artists Bompas & Parr and new for 2016 a festive indoor market selling a range of unique gifts, crafts and food. 7th & 12th December – CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH – £28 Includes entry into the House where this year the festive décor takes on a Russian theme. 11th December – BEVERLEY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS - £13
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Once again, for 2017, we are offering our 5 day Winter Warmer holidays starting at the amazing great value price of only £99 per person in January!! ABERFOYLE – Departs every Monday from 9th January includes four nights DBB and excursion to Glasgow. We also offer two optional excursions at a small extra charge. Outstanding value!! Dates available from February to April starting at £119pp WINTER WARMER WESTSIDE DELIGHTS - Four nights DBB and included excursion to Southport with two optional visits to Liverpool & Chester both at a cost of £10pp per trip. 16th & 30th January, 6th February – From only £119pp WINTER WARMER IN THE COTSWOLDS – Four nights DBB and included excursion to Bourton on the Water with two optional visits to Stratford upon Avon & Gloucester both at a cost of £10pp per trip. 23rd January, 20th & 27th February – From only £119pp SPECIAL OFFER!! Book before 31st December 2016 and save a whopping £50pp on our great 5 day tour to Dunoon. Staying at the Argyle Hotel, four nights DBB, excursions to Inveraray, Tighnabruaich and with free time in Dunoon. Departs on 13th February 2017. This tour would normally cost £225pp but with the discount of £50 it is only £175pp!!!!
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MAIN HOUSE PRODUCTIONS FOR 2017 MAIN HOUSE AT A PRODUCTIONS GLANCE FOR 2017 For you to cut out and keep
SATURDAY 21st to SATURDAY 28th
SATURDAY 4th to SATURDAY 11th
Home is Where your 4thClothes to 11th are
January 21st to 28th
Animal FarmDodds Directed by Gemma JUNE by Directed
SATURDAY 3rd to SATURDAY 10th
Gemma Dodds Neighbourhood Watch
Home Is by Where Your Directed John Ferguson Clothes Are Directed by John Ferguson
Directed by Debra West
3rd to 10th
Neighbourhood Watch Peoples Directed by Jane Stolworthy
22nd to 29th Dirty Dusting Directed by John Solley JULY by Directed
SATURDAY 15TH TO SATURDAY 22ND
Directed by Brian Blakey
SATURDAY 2ND TO SATURDAY 9TH
SATURDAY 22nd to SATURDAY 29th
SATURDAY 14TH TO SATURDAY 21ST
15 to 22nd
th SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER
Boeing Boeing Dial M for Murder Directed by Steve Skipworth
A Christmas Carol
Directed by Rob Directed by Till
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14th to 21st
25th Nov to 2nd Dec
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Play to be confirmed
People Directed by Jane Stolworthy
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COME AND SEE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE CAXTON THEATRE
ave you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a busy regional theatre? Did you know it takes three months from the first reading and hours of rehearsal and planning before the production is ready for opening night. And it’s not just the actors that work hard to get everything perfect. Stage managers have to be meticulous about fine detail, like getting the presidential portraits in our recent production of Same Time Next Year all correct.
And just how did we create the sound and smoke for the trains at King’s Cross in The Ladykillers? Who makes the costumes? Who builds the sets and how do they do it? To discover the answers to these questions and more why not head down to the Caxton’s Open Evening on Thursday 12th January 2017 where you’ll have the opportunity to speak to members about their roles, go backstage, have a look at the props room and wardrobe and
enjoy drink in our Theatre Bar. The main entrance in Cleethorpe Road will be open and free security controlled parking will be available in the Orwell Street Car Park. We also have a flourishing Youth Theatre catering for youngsters aged from 7 to 18 who are looking to either develop their stage skills or try something new. Being a member is very rewarding. It’s not just about acting or learning the technical theatre skills of lighting, sound and set building but is also about developing selfconfidence and social skills. If you’re interested in joining the Youth Theatre please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, address, age, and contact details. Or come down to the Open Evening. Everyone welcome, age is immaterial and admission is free.
For information go to www.caxtontheatre.com Tickets can be purchased via the website or from NELC Tourist Information Centres on 01472 323111
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY November Friday 25th - Saturday 3rd THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY Written by Tim Firth Directed by Nadine Bennett-Wood
January 2017 Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th ANIMAL FARM Adapted by Sir Peter Hall from the novel by George Orwell Directed by Gemma Dodds
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Pop Legend Tony Christie Brings His Golden Anniversary Tour To Town In January UK chart topper and much loved musician Tony Christie is bringing his Golden Anniversary Tour to the UK and following a rescheduling he’ll be appearing at Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday 26th January 2017. Not only will Tony be treating audiences to his greatest hits with his fabulous band, he will also join special guests Ranagri to perform songs from his recent hit album The Great Irish Songbook. It certainly promises to be a great night of music and song by one of the legendary voices and performers of our time and is guaranteed to feature Amarillo, Las Vegas, Avenues & Alleyways, I Did What I Did For Maria, Solitaire and many more!!!
Christmas in St Peter’s Avenue
If you’re a retail enthusiast who likes to steer clear of the multiples and spend your money with the independents then Cleethorpes will often be your shopping destination of choice because there’s such a fantastic range of shops and venues in the St Peter’s Avenue and Sea View Street areas you can be sure that whatever it is you’re looking for, someone there will have just what you need. Our favourites include Cleethorpes Bed Shop, where Marcie is famous for the superb levels of service that she offers, JKs and Lily & Me for all kinds of giftwares and Sweet Indulgence the classic sweet shop. You’ll never get bored but if you get tired there are plenty of places to stop for a break. So don’t overlook Cleethorpes when you’re doing your Xmas shopping this year - it’s our great little boutique shopping venue!
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Sir Cliff Richard Announces Lincoln Castle Gig for 2017 There’s a big day in store for Lincolnshire music fans on 24th June next year when the UK’s most successful hit maker, Cliff Richard, who is spending the summer on a tour of the UK’s most beautiful castles and historic locations brings his show to Lincoln Castle. They’ll be erecting a special temporary arena for this fantastic event and it’s all to celebrate the release of his incredible new album Just…Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll. The album sees Cliff return to his roots for an album of his favourite songs from the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll including Roll Over Beethoven, Great Balls of Fire, Sweet Little Sixteen and his very own debut single, Move It. The album also features a duet with fellow idol Elvis Presley on Blue Suede Shoes. This has been a career long dream of Cliff’s, which now becomes reality. The new release follows the huge success of his last studio album, The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook in 2013, and the celebratory 75 at 75 – 75 Career Spanning Hits in 2015. Cliff released his debut single Move It in August 1958. It is credited with being the first British rock ‘n’ roll hit, bringing what had previously been an American genre across the Atlantic, for the first time. Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll will, astonishingly, be his 102nd album. Tickets will go on general sale on Monday 14th November from www. livenation.co.uk
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BANG ON! AUDIENCES APPLAUD THE FIRST HUMBER TAIKO FESTIVAL
ocal drumming group Humber Taiko are celebrating the success of their first regional festival, which took place in the first week of November at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. The festival launched with a performance from Taiko Meantime whose Legend of Dojoji told the story of Kiyohime, a young woman who falls in love with monk Anchin. It’s a tale of love and desire, which quickly transforms into rage and ruin, portrayed beautifully by Kodo’s Chieko Kojima, supported by a powerful performance from Taiko Meantime whose intense drumming contrasted with the ebb and flow of the instrumentation from various Japanese flutes and
shamisen (a three-stringed instrument). The show was narrated by Rev Shunjo Ono, head monk of the Dojoji temple in Japan, who is visiting the UK for the first time to join Meantime on their tour. The festival was also visited by two members of Scots group Tsuchigmo Daiko who gave a fascinating workshop and also appeared on the Friday night at The Balls Hall. This was certainly a night to remember with hundreds of young taiko players from across the Humber region taking to the stage to deliver an incredible show with a special guest performance by Kaminari Taiko from York. There was also an appearance by Scunthorpe based Tetsu Taiko who performed their community devised piece Steel Town Song which involved song, traditional Obon style dance, drum and percussion to celebrate the town’s heritage. The festival was supported by Arts Council England, North Lincolnshire Music Centre and Arts Development North Lincolnshire and of course all the parents, funders, local supporters and all those who helped make the event a resounding success.
HOMES IN 2017
KEEP IT LIGHT, BRIGHT AND COOL FOR 2017 The New Year symbolises a new start, with many of us making resolutions that we promise to keep, but they don't always have to be about self-improvement. Why not pay a little TLC to your home, giving it a fresh feel for new year? According to colour experts 2017 is going to be all about brightness, colour and cool tones, sometimes in surprising combinations, soft greens, vibrant pinks and yellows, delicate blues. The UK’s top designers have already started work on the new trend and here we offer a few ideas to inspire you when you’re updating your home decor. Clockwise from top left - Cushions by Scion Living; Furniture paint by Rustoleum; Cushions by Louis de Poortere; Wallpaper by Decorex; Chair by Out & Out Original
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aking the move to a Care Home is a big decision. For some it may be a bit daunting, but for others it can be a relief that they are no longer on their own and can enjoy being cared for in the company of others. Some people may have the luxury of taking several months to choose the right care home, but for others it may need to be a quick decision following a spell in hospital. Many people arrange their own care independently and others will be led by their Local Authority or Social Worker. It’s always a good idea to do your own homework in either situation. A good tip is to know what category of care you will need - don’t assume that all homes offer all categories of care. You may need Nursing Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Dementia, or a home that caters for specific conditions or disabilities. The age group of the residents in the home may also be an important factor, as not all care homes are for the elderly. CQC and Local authority reports are a good starting place to start. On the CQC website (www.cqc.org.uk) you can search all the care homes near where you live.
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From time to time we hear people rattling on about how thereâ€™s never anything happening in Grimsby and Cleethorpes but we beg to differ and by way of evidence here are some pictures of just a few of the events that weâ€™ve been fortunate enough to cover in our most recent web edition. From top left and clockwise they are as follows - Same Time Next Year at The Caxtons; The Spirit In The Machine presented by the YMCA at The Pier; Alexandra Rex, a Fusion Creative production at St Martins; The Barb Wire Dolls courtesy of Anarchy Entertainment at The Yardbirds and the We Shall Overcome Food Raiser at The Minster, featuring The Fusion Community Choir among many others.
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