Marie Curie Trek Costa Rica November 2017

As many of you will know I successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in July this year.  Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa with its being 5895m (19341ft) above sea level. In doing so I raised over £2000 for Marie Curie.
In November this year I will be again Trekking and raising funds for Marie Curie.  This time I will be Trekking in Costa Rica and reaching the creators of the Arenan, Rincon de la Vieja, Poas and Irazu volcanoes.  We experience unique flora and fauna, and pristine rainforest that surround these natural phenomena.
During our six-day expedition we will be trekking through tropical rainforest, seeing exotic wild life and walk through the Arenel canopy.  The experience will be both a physical challenge and an opportunity to experience an incredible country.
To Help me achieve my aim of raising a further £2000 for Marie Curie please sponsor me by entering you name and amount you wold like you donate on the sponsor form.   Please also tick the gift aid box.  This enabled the Marie Curie to reclaim 25p in every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you.
Or better still you could donate to Marie Curie through my Just Giving Page at Were the charity can claim back 25% of your donation through gift aid.

Big Top Beauty and the Beast – 29th November to 3rd December 2017

“Roll Up! Roll Up! Step right this way for a phantasmagorical delight – the Greatest Show on Earth!”

Bradford Players, in their 91st year, present for you, for one week only, a spectacle the like of which you will never before have seen. Is it a panto? Is it a circus? Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is? Oh no, yes… It’s both!

Rose is a beautiful but humble popcorn vendor wishing for better things in life. Zitrot is an evil ring mistress who craves for that one remarkable attraction to complete her menagerie of performers. Meanwhile, something/one lurks in a nearby castle, lonely and in need of love. Who will come out on top? The big top!

Written by one of Bradford Players own, Charlie Vincent (with assistance from Rebecca Stoppard), we hope that when our circus/panto rolls into town, you won’t be left feeling down...

Big Top Beauty and the Beast 29th November to 3rd December 2017

We are so pleased and excited to be given the honour of presenting this brand NEW Pantomime, written by Charlie Vincent and Rebecca Stoppard. Based on the story of Beauty and The Beast with the bonus of being set in a Circus. 

Intrigued, then why not come along and see for yourselves how the many Circus characters help bring love to the Beast.

The cast of characters is endless, but here are a few to give you a taster. Mystic Mallory (the fortune telling Dame) & her silly son Russell, Zitrot the Ring Mistress (and baddy) accompanied by the comedy duo Ruff and Tumble. Cyril and Cecil Butlers to the Beast, and of course the beautiful Rose. In addition, we have an amazing ensemble of Circus acts such as Tina the terrified Tightrope walker, Marjory the Marginally Accurate Knife Thrower, Belinda the Bearded lady, Nellie the elephant, and many more.

There will be all the usual pantomime fun, jokes , songs and dance, great costumes, and of course plenty of audience participation. So why not join us. We are delighted to be performing at The Bradford Playhouse in Little Germany. The Playhouse has a lovely old theatre feel to it with comfortable seating in the Stalls and Circle and a Bar for your interval refreshment, and plenty of secure parking just across the road.

Click here to buy tickets 

or contact the theatre direct on 01274 800415.


Queensbury 1940’s Committee Needs New Members

The Queensbury Community 1940’s Day Committee have worked hard planning the very successful annual 1940’s Day’s. This has been an annual event since 2014 and each year we plan to make it better than the preceding year. This event is enjoyed by many local residents and visitors from much further afield.

We do not charge for entry to the afternoon events, this makes it available to all.

We are in need of new committee members especially those from the younger generations to bring in new ideas, take over the tasks, including paperwork and many physical tasks not only on the day but the days before and after.

Some of the existing committee are now thinking of retiring mainly due to ever advancing years. They would happily assist any new members as they compete the paperwork, make arrangements and other tasks. The new members could then be in a position to take over in a few months.

Without your help, it is likely that the 1940’s Days will come to an end, so please think about joining the committee and helping bring joy into the community.

Why not visit us at our next committee meeting to be held  on Monday 11th September or at the A.G.M. to be held on Monday 9th October, both at the George III, Chapel Street, Queensbury, commencing at 6.30 pm..

If you think you may be able to help, ring Stuart on 078 1520 1650 or Joan on 07739 112426.

OR  Email Stuart at

Golden Years Film Festival in Bradford 

Golden Years Film Festival in Bradford

The six day festival hosted by Bradford UNESCO City of Film in partnership with Picturehouse at the National Science and Media Museum will run from Saturday 30 September. It features Dementia Friendly performances particularly on the Wednesday which  is jive day with a screening of Jailhouse Rock  – Dementia Friendly, but open to all  – and a lively jiving session hosted by Marie McCahery from the local Lindyhop to get everyone in the fifties mood- all at Picturehouse. This is followed in the evening with classic comedy at the Bradford Club. The historic venue is opening its doors to the public for a triple bill of slapstick fun from Laurel and Hardy

The Picturehouse cinema is within easy walking distance of Bradford Interchange for rail and bus routes and also has  on-site pay and display parking.

Further details are all available in the attachment that follows:

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