The variety evening was full of surprises! in fact “the best entertainment in St. Michaels for a long while” was said several times. “By far the best evening we have had in years”
Friends, neighbours, supporters of acts and new and old interested guests came along and proved a most appreciative audience. It was great to see smiling faces and to feel a very warm happy atmosphere in the room.
Our very own Shed men started us off and made us smile! You want to know what mature gents do in a shed? Well catch up sometime and listen to the singing and playing of the tunes we enjoy from the 50’s and 60’s.
Graham Archer played and sang some fabulous tunes, accompanied by his ukulele. He got us singing along. Such a talented performer, a great surprise. Everyone enjoyed his performance and such amusing songs! The five girls from the college (Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Hungary and Mongolia) were brace and talented! A joy to listen to accompanied by ukulele and guitar. It was a pleasure to welcome them and their supports!
Grace and Gelan (autistry) sang to us, each song stole the show! Grace sings like and angel and the lyrics are a joy to listen to. The audience were spellbound.
After the interval Alan Hooper entertained us with his comic stories, very droll, yes subtle, clever and amusing!
The Rotundas were quite amazing, great lyrics to superb music, unusual stories of Birmingham canals and canal life and others. They were dressed for the part and set a great atmosphere.
Angela shared her wonderful ode, she had written to her 80 year old Dad, which was unusual and great to hear, followed by Ros who read two poems from Spike Milligan and Pam Ayres.
Last but not least we were entertained by John Mosedale who was incredibly entertaining and funny with his wide repertoire!
Thanks always go to Peter, Eddie and Stuart for setting up the room and staging, a special thank you to Brian Addys for setting up the sound system, certainly a hard days work, much appreciated.