Thursday 29 September 2011

Blackadder the Third

Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy has performed three episodes of the classic TV comedy in the Chrysalis Theatre at Camphill Milton Keynes from 20th to the 24th September.
All three stories were set in Regency England (the early 1800s).
The three stories were:
Ink and Incapability:Prince George decides he needs to shake off his reputation as England's greatest thicky, so he agrees to patronise Dr Johnson's new dictionary.

Amy and Amiability:
As ever, the Prince is terminally short of cash, so he is persuaded to marry the fantastically wealthy heiress, Miss Amy Hardwood.

Nob and Nobility:
Everyone in Britain is mad with admiration for the Scarlet Pimpernel, who has been bravely rescuing French aristocrats from the clutches of evil revolutionaries.

The cast in all three stories -
Edmund Blackadder- butler (David Lovesy)
Mr S Baldrick - dogsbody (Chris Tennant)
George, the Prince Regent (Steve Clark)
Mrs Miggins - purveyor of pies (Anna Wingerath)

Alex Fox

Friday 23 September 2011

The Sedgwick Museum

Adam Sedgwick FRS (1785 - 1873)
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, opened in 1904, is the geology museum of the University of Cambridge in England. It is part of the Department of Earth Sciences and is located on the University's Downing Site in Downing Street, Central Cambridge, England.
The Sedgwick Museum houses a magnificent collection of fossil animals and plants of different geological ages from all over the world.
I went to visit the Sedgwick Museum when I was on holiday with my mum who lives in Cambridge.
Adam Sedgwick (22 March 1785 – 27 January 1873) was one of the founders of modern geology whom the museum is named after.

Head of one of the fossils

Deinotherium giganteum
One of the smaller fossils

Alex Fox

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Camphill (Milton Keynes) Open Day

Camphill Milton Keynes had an Open Day on 10th September from 2pm until 5pm. There were tours around the workshops including the bakery, tech lab,food processing, the gardens and the tools workshop. The newly refurbished Cafe was open serving refreshments. At 4pm there was a play performed in the Chrysalis Theatre by Jean-Luc Leiritz and the Chrysalis Players called 'The Healing Waters'. This wan a North American Indian tale.

Food Processing

The Bakery
Crafts in the Chrysalis Theatre foyer

'The Healing Waters' performed by the Chrysalis Players

Alex Fox

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Climb Your Mountain (Fundraising Event)

Maria Simon
On 19th August there was a fundraising event (Climb your mountain) in the Chrysalis Theatre by co-worker Maria Simon. The event was to help Maria raise £3500 to climb her own personal mountain. There was a raffle, an auction and nice food. The event raised £410. Maria is hoping to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in November 2011.
Some of the nice food

More of the nice food

Enjoying the food
Photograph of of Maria

Delima and Francisca dancing

Clive doing the auction
Delima reading a poem
Joan doing the raffle
A glass paper weight I won in the raffle

If you would like to make a donation to Climb your Mountain with Maria Simon then please click on the link

Alex Fox