Wednesday 27 March 2013

The Complete History of Comedy (*Funny Women)

From Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th March, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy performed ‘The History of Comedy – Funny Women’ at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. The performers covered everything from soloists like Victoria Wood and Catherine Tate, through classic partnerships like French and Saunders all the way to comedy troupes like Smack the Pony. The performances also helped raise money for Camphill Milton Keynes by doing a foyer raffle.
The performers where Anna Wingerath, Erika Benning, Coylah Willock, Philippa Tipper, Emma Dell, Jen Barber, Joy Parker-Wilson, Sue Whyte, Lorna Dawson, David Lovesy, Keith Lennox and Sean McDermott.
Alex Fox

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Trip to Milton Keynes YMCA

On Friday 8th March 2013, a group of residents and co-workers from Camphill Milton Keynes visited Milton Keynes YMCA and gave a donation of £22 which was raised from doing a Valentine's Day message box. YMCA means Young Men's Christian Association. Milton Keynes YMCA are an inclusive Christian Movement transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.  Based in Central Milton Keynes, MK YMCA has an emergency 15 bed hostel for people in crisis aged 16-65 years old and 123 residential flats for 18-30 year old's. The residential complex includes 35 supported tenancies. The people who went were me, Andrew Wyndham, Jin and Josune. We were shown around by somebody called Kelvin.
Jin, Kelvin our guide, Josune and Andrew.
YMCA sign.
One of the YMCA hostels.
Donation from Camphill Milton Keynes.
Alex Fox

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Interview with Joe


43 this year.

How long have you lived in the community?
19 years in November.

What house do you live in?
Oberlin in Pennyland.

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
Gardening (with Laszlo) and the theatre workshop. I like the life skills workshop the most.

What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
I do music and drama on Wednesday night.

What responsibilities do you have in your house?
I clean the kitchen.

What do you do at the weekends?
I go shopping at the local centre.

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I have friends from the Talkback group.

What did you do before you came to Camphill Milton Keynes?
I lived with my parents.

What are your hobbies?
Reading, swimming, volleyball, walking and mountaineering.

Is there anything you do not like?
No. I like each other’s company.

Alex Fox

Wednesday 6 March 2013

The Evacuation

On Monday 18th February 2013, The Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes held a practise fire evacuation.  The Chrysalis teamed up with Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy who provided the audience a sneak preview of their upcoming production The History of Comedy – Funny Women. The audience needed to be made up of two hundred volunteers although only about seventy people actually turned up.  While Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy were performing their sneak preview, the fire alarm was set of and Martina Fiserova, who is the theatre manager explained were the fire exits were and that we should assemble outside of the front on the Chrysalis Theatre. This practise fire evacuation was planned in order to review the theatre’s evacuation procedure. There were lots of refreshments of cakes and teas and coffee before and after the fire evacuation in the foyer of the Chrysalis Theatre. I thought this event was important because we now know what do do if there was a real fire.

Martina and Anna at the reception
Sneak preview of  'The History of Comedy (* Funny Women)''
Martina explaining that the fire alarm has gone off
The nearest fire escape
People exiting the building
People assembling at the front of the Chrysalis Theatre
Having refreshments afterwards

Alex Fox