Friday 27 November 2015

Interview with Max

Max Barton.
How long have you lived in the community?
Since 1990.
What house do you live in?
What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
Willen and Pennyland gardens. The basket workshop and the tools workshop. I like them all.
What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
I do not do these.
What responsibilities do you have in your house?
Kitchen night.
What do you do at the weekends?
Sometimes I go out shopping with Caroline or go to the Quaker Centre.
Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I make cards to sell in the shop.
What did you do before you came to CMKC?
I lived in Bristol.
What are your hobbies?
Drawing pictures.
Is there anything you do not like?
No. Not really.
Alex Fox

Friday 20 November 2015

Cold Mountain

Andy Kirkpatrick climbs in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth, from Greenland to Alaska, Patagonia to Antarctica. On Tuesday 3rd October he gave a talk at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. Andy talked about where his last finished, arriving in Antarctica dreaming of climbing the “hardest mountain in the world”, before further cold adventures in Alaska, Norway and Patagonia. As with most if not all Andy’s show and talks, Cold Mountain is a mush up of thoughts and experiences, good times as well as bad, laughter and maybe tears, but certainly out of this world.
Alex Fox

Friday 13 November 2015

Halloween Party

These are some photographs of a Halloween Party that residents and co-workers had at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes on Saturday 31st October.
Why do we celebrate Halloween?
The easy answer to this question is that no one really knows the origins of Halloween.
What we do know for sure is that Halloween is on the eve of a major Catholic festival, All Saints (1st November) and the eve of the pagan Celtic festival known as Samhain.
The three days between 31st October and 2nd November see pagan and Christian celebrations intertwined in a fascinating way and is a perfect example of superstition struggling with religious belief.
Currently, it is widely thought that Halloween originated as a pagan Celtic festival of the dead related to the Irish and Scottish Samhain, but there is no evidence that it was connected with the dead in pre-Christian times.
Alex Fox

Friday 6 November 2015

A Chorus Line

From Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th October there was 'A Chorus Line' performed at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
Here is a synopsis of what was performed.
The time is 1975. The place is a theatre on Broadway, where an audition is in full swing. Each hopeful auditionee is desperate to get the job, but none of them are destined to be stars. They’re all just trying to get into the chorus.
We meet Sheila, an experienced dancer, and fresh-faced Mark. There’s Val, who has taken drastic action to get noticed, and Cassie, with a career that’s gone into free fall. Who will the director, Zach, choose to be in his chorus line?
Company MK worked hard to produce these great night's entertainment.
Alex Fox