My Friend Selma

24 09 2015
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Selma and Vickie

Terra Incognita presents

My Friend Selma

Written and performed by Victoria Beesley

Directed by Joe Douglas

When I was 8 years old, my dad set up a charity to help people in danger escape the war in a place called Bosnia. He brought fifty of them over here on big coaches. We moved into an old boarding school with these refugees, to help them settle in. We lived there for four months. It was brilliant – there was a playground in my front garden, we had lots of visitors, people were always feeding me and I learnt to ride a bike! But the best thing about living there was meeting my friend Selma.

My Friend Selma is the remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. It is the tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers.

Suitable for ages 8+.

www.myfriendselma.com

Standard         £7

Created with support from Creative Scotland

“It has already created that unforgettable image – of the exuberant life-force of children, facing down a terrible war.” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“I would give this show 280,00,00 out of 5.” Erin, aged 9

“The most amazing story I’ve ever heard!” Georgia, aged 11

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Sounds International Charity Concert

6 03 2014

Tuesday 6 May, 7.30pmImage

Sounds International Choir are proud to host an evening of song in aid of the Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The foundation is fundraising in aid of a children’s orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

The orphanage receives no state funding and depends on external generosity.

Help us to build a bright future for each child and give them the love and support they would otherwise not have known.

THE CLIMAX OF A LIFESAVING WHIRLWIND

When East Renfrewshire’s own Phyllis Hutchison set off for Africa last autumn she expected the holiday of a lifetime, but not to have her heart captured and held for ransom.

She asked her Tanzania guide to call in at an orphanage so she could deliver some small gifts to the children, but the little Imanuel and the other 35 vulnerable orphans of Mto wa Mbu opened their hearts to her.

She found that the dedicated creators of the orphanage, Andrew Joshua and Ayubu Peter of Children Concern Foundation, needed help desperately to ensure the future of the orphanage and the wellbeing of the children it cared for.

Upon getting home Phyllis decided that she would do everything to make a difference.

She sought the help of a number of friends and like minded individuals and established a not for profit organisation Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The group started fundraising to assist in the orphanage moving premises to an area that would not flood annually, and also contributing to the purchase of a reliable vehicle that could handle the rough rural roads around the orphanage and enable sick children to be conveyed on the two hour journey to hospital in relative comfort, rather than on the back of a motorbike taxi.

Within two months with the assistance of the tremendous support network she had built the group raised over £5000 undertaking a number of events such as bag-packing, car boot sales and bake sales in local Royal Bank of Scotland banks

Now in 2014 the fundraising continues with the local choir Sounds International agreeing to provide a fundraising concert in Eastwood Park Theatre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th May 2014. It is hoped that this event along with other planned activities such as comedy nights, sponsored bungee jumps and skydives will allow the great work carried out so far to be continued.

See details at www.scottishfriendsofccf.webs.com/ on facebook at Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.





Arts Strategy Survey

13 02 2014

ERC LOGO HiResEast Renfrewshire Council is in the process of developing and preparing a new arts strategy. The key of the strategy will be to determine the arts activity that it will undertake over the next 3 years to make the maximum contribution to the residents and community of East Renfrewshire. The core of the strategy will be the activities of the Council’s Arts Service and this survey seeks to gather your views on the current activities provided by the arts service and on what activity should look like in the future.

Please note that the deadline for completing this survey is Thursday 27 February. After this date the survey will no longer be available.

Please select the link below to complete the survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7GXC52P





6 02 2014

Visible Fictions

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOODRobin Hood New
Originally co commissioned with the Kennedy Center, Washington

Friday 7 March, 1pm & 7pm

Approx Running Time: 60 mins

Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated.

They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure . . . no rogue is safe!
Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood and be prepared to unleash your imagination!

Look out rich folks, your piggy banks may never be safe again!

Suitable for age 7+

Standard £6
Family £20





How To Make A Killing In Bollywood

6 02 2014

NLP_BollywoodImg6Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm

Early Bird Offer:Book by 15 February

The Regal Theatre Bathgate presents a Brand New Comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune.

Just how far are the boys willing to go to realise their dreams?

This show features some hilarious riffs of racial stereotyping as well as a fantastic soundtrack and a production punctuated throughout with infectious, pulsating injections of Bollywood dance moves.

Everything you need to Make A Killing In Bollywood

Suitable for age 14+

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

Book Online: http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice





Johnny Cash

5 02 2014

CARMICHAEL HALL                             Guitar gun

Saturday 22 February, 7.30pm
Approx Running Time: 90mins

Early Bird Offer:
Book by 8 Feb & receive 10% discount

Jericho Hill plays the songs of Johnny Cash, in the style of Johnny Cash, with the attitude of Johnny Cash

Formed in 2009, Jericho Hill have been delighting audiences all
around Scotland with their infectious brand of Johnny Cash.

This year the band played at Wickerman, Belladrum and Rebellion festivals, where hits like Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues and Boy Named Sue went down a
storm.

Always featuring a lively June Carter and an energetic stage show, Jericho Hill are guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your hips shaking and your face grinning.

Standard £13                                
Concession £11
Student £9

 





MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

5 02 2014

Theatre ProductionsMozart (14 of 22)

Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 120mins

From the Producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers—- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past, performing some of the most memorable pieces of Mozart’s magical music.

An Evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s Operas such as: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous operas.

An Evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Standard:  £17
Concession: £15