Thursday 24 September 2015

Interview with Freddy

How long have you lived in the community?
Nearly 16 years
What house do you live in?
Sakura Walk
What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
I like the tools workshop, baskets and the theatre
What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
I watch television
What responsibilities do you have in your house?
I check the fire alarm
What do you do at the weekends?
I go out to the city centre
Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I have two Guinea pigs called Manuela and Lilly
What did you do before you came to CMKC?
I lived with my parents. I went to school in Scotland
What are your hobbies?
I like making beer and learning how to play the trumpet
Is there anything you do not like?
I do not like people spreading rumours
Alex Fox

Thursday 17 September 2015

Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner

From Thursday 3rd to Saturday 4th September The Third Age Players performed Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
This is what happened in the play -
Geoffrey and Caroline Robertson are having a dinner party to celebrate ten successful years of Mighty Midget Vacuum Cleaners, the company he jointly owns with Tim McArthur, and to add spice to the evening they decide to make it a murder mystery dinner. They are joined by a variety of employees and their partners. And Geoffrey has a special surprise – he has invited the well-known crime novelist Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) to join them. She is in the area promoting her latest book and agrees to be guest of honour.
But on the evening of the dinner, their remote Victorian house finds itself in the centre of a storm so bad that the river floods and they are cut off. Worse, the power fails and in the darkness one of the guests is murdered. But since everybody else was together when the murder was committed, they are as perplexed as they are worried. And when another murder happens in the same way it is no laughing matter… except this is an Agatha Crusty murder mystery so there are laughs a-plenty. And also a genuine mystery that will keep an audience guessing as well as laughing.

Alex Fox

Friday 11 September 2015

Bank Holiday Barbecue

Here are some photographs of residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes having a barbecue on the bank holiday of Monday 31st August. There were also games and folk dancing in the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
Alex Fox

Friday 4 September 2015

Maintenance work in the Chrysalis Theatre

Here are some photographs of maintenance work being carried out in the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes during August. Work included cleaning, repairing the lights and also repairing the curtains.
The Chrysalis Theatre has a dual role: firstly, it provides a venue at the heart of Camphill MK for drama workshops with the residents, as well as for Community gatherings and meetings of all kinds. At the same time it provides an opportunity to invite the wider community into Camphill as hirer's and audiences. We hope in the future for it to grow as a centre for raising public awareness of adults with learning disabilities.
 Alex Fox