July News Up Date

July and hopefully summer has arrived.  For those of you staycationing keep an eye open for our Hi-de-Hi holiday camp opening in October. At least you won’t need to quarantine after your visit to the Victoria Hall (or at least we hope not)!  If you would like to join the crew for this show please contact us – you maybe a dab hand at painting scenery or clever with a sewing machine we can always use your skills.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR
Sadly our small group rehearsals had to be postponed as the rule of 6 was still in force for singing, so our Charity and Remembrance Evening for our dear friend Lesley Parish to be held on 23rd July may be in jeopardy (my crystal ball can’t see a month in advance).  A classic case of who knows?   Members of the Choir should have received all information.  Keep singing, keep smiling! We’ll meet again, don’t know where (hopefully at the Jubilee Hall) don’t know when (when Boris says we can), but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day! Bet you have an ‘ear-worm’ now Ha! Ha!

REMINDER: AGM Tuesday 22nd June 8pm. Jubilee Hall



The 2021 Director’s Report, Accounts, Agenda and 2020 Minutes for the Annual General Meeting are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of this message.

We were hoping to have all restrictions lifted by then, but instead we will need to conduct the meeting under the current restrictions. We are able to have 24 people in the Jubilee Hall, and we will also be Zooming the meeting. Hand sanitiser will be available. You will be able to check in to the NHS Track and Trace system or you can give us your contact details. We are asking everyone to wear face masks unless they are speaking, and we will keep doors open to maintain air flow.

If you would like to join us over Zoom the meeting details are :

Join Zoom Meeting
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting      

Meeting ID: 886 356 4880
Password: 8073898073  

If you haven’t paid your subs for this year this is your final reminder! Please make sure your payment of £35 reaches us by 22nd June if you would like to carry on being a Full Member. Only Full and Life Members are entitled to vote at the AGM. HAG has a Lloyds Bank business account. Details are :

Hartley Arts Group
Sort code: 30 – 98- 90
Account Number: 15738960 

Associate Members – if you would like to continue as an Associate Member please can you let the membership secretary know. If we don’t hear from you by the start of the AGM then sadly your membership will lapse. You can of course upgrade to Full membership if you prefer.
 
2020 AGM Minutes
2021 AGM Agenda
2021 AGM Directors Report
2021 AGM Accounts

 

Hi De Hi Update

Hello Campers! Great news,

Hi De Hi has been cast. Maplins Yellow Coats are here waiting for you to join them,

Gladys- Julie MacDonald 

Ted- Alan Birdsworth

Jeffrey- Paul Hughes

Peggy- Helen Lewis 

Fred- Gerry Mills

Hilary- Gill Richardson

Mr Partridge- Kelvin Fay

Spike- John Willcocks

Barry – Kevin Cluett

Yvonne – Sarah Lee

Sylvia-  Zoe Cole

Mr Pritchard- Jim Goodman

Betty/ Dawn/ Tracy- Luci Whitlock, Paola Burgess, Pat Haig 

Rehearsals start Tuesday 8th June 8pm. Tickets will be available from our Box Office soon.

IMPORTANT REMINDER


HI-DE-HI IS REALLY HAPPENING IN OCTOBER!

READ THROUGH:   TUESDAY MAY 25TH – 8pm – JUBILEE HALL
AUDITION DATES:  THURSDAY MAY 27TH& TUESDAY 1ST JUNE – 8pm – JUBILEE HALL
PERFORMANCE DATES OCT 8, 9  & 14, 15, 16TH 

Are you interested in joining us at Maplins Holiday Camp? Helping Out? Being involved in some way? Then come along to the read through and let’s have a chat about it!
If you are interested and can’t make any of our dates, please get in touch.

Email: contactus@hartleyartsgroup.me.uk

Breaking News, Hi de Hi Important information


At last! Some positive news from HAG as we, like everyone else, emerge from the lockdown year. Yes, Hi-de-Hi is really happening in October! These are the important dates you need.
Read through: Tuesday May 25th 8.00pm Jubilee Hall
Audition dates: Thursday May 27th & Tuesday 1st June 8.00pm Jubilee Hall

Are you interested in joining us at Maplins holiday camp, helping out? Being involved in some way? Then come along to the read through and lets chat about it! If you are interested and can’t make any of our dates, please get in touch Looking forward to seeing you all soon then!
Best wishes
Doris.
 

May 2021 News Update

SPRING IS SPRUNG – let’s hope the weather is warmer and more settled after the sunshine, chilly winds and snow last month. Exciting news this month we have a read through of Hi-De-Hi on May 25th and auditions on May 27th and 1st June. We are so looking forward to putting on the show in October 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 16th dates for your diary!  Lots more planned for the coming months so please watch this space and contact us if you need more information.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Our Choir Leaders are organising small group rehearsals starting this month and shall be rehearsing songs for a Charity and Remembrance Evening for our dear friend Lesley Parish to be held on 23rd July.  Members of the Choir should have received all information.  Keep singing, keep smiling!

As I said last month – We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – a BIG THANK YOU those of you who have already paid.  If you haven’t yet, can we ask for your support again?  We do hope so, the show MUST go on? Membership forms can be found on our website. Thank you!

April 2021 News Update

Goodness April already!  Here’s hoping everyone behaved themselves and Boris has now allowed us to meet up with 6 people outside as promised.  Hi-De-Hi is still a possibility for October and read through and auditions (albeit via Zoom) are hopefully happening.  As I have to write this a month in advance I need to be a clairvoyant, so fingers crossed that is the case.  There will be a time when live entertainment is back on track and we shall be thankful we can gather and enjoy.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Still on hold, however, a little bird told me she is already preparing music and arrangements for some songs and is currently working on Oliver!  Not sure what songs exactly, but musicals are always a hit with the Choir.  Remember our Phantom of the Opera – the Sopranos loved hitting those high notes (I wonder if we can hit them now)?  Keep singing, keep smiling!

We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – without shows our funding is declining, as with most groups at the moment, so a BIG THANK YOU to our members.  Unfortunately membership renewal is upon us, as it is April……..can we ask for your support again?  We do hope so, the show MUST go on?

March 2021 News Update

This year seems to be going quickly, here we are in March already – thank goodness do I hear you cry? Hopefully by now most of you will have had at least your first vaccination.  Sadly we have had to delay our Hi-De-Hi production yet again, now looking forward to October to be back to entertaining an audience again.  In the meantime please say ‘Hi’ to everyone you meet out walking, it may be their only personal contact that day, there are still people isolating or staying as safe as possible keeping socially distanced.  Spring is sprung – enjoy the wonderful flowers that nature provides to give us the lift we need at this time, after all, they are putting on a show for you too.  

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Rest assured we will get back together just as soon as it is safe to do so.  Carry on singing, even on the days you don’t feel like it.  Singing is so uplifting, unless of course you like Leonard Cohen songs, there are some that make me cry or would increase any depression!

We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – without shows our funding is declining, as with most groups at the moment, so a BIG THANK YOU to our members.

News Update 2021

Good news on the Vaccine front of course, and although our venue, the V and A centre is currently closed, we have to look forward and hope for a bit of normality at some point, for all our sanities!

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF LESLEY PARISH
We are currently planning a Charity Social Evening at the end of June, start of July, in memory of our dear friend Lesley Parish, this being the first opportunity we have had as a group to formally remember Lesley, and be thankful for all her numerous years of dedication to Hag. The evening will include a few songs from the Choir, a Quiz and a Raffle, and will be open to all members and their guests. We will have a retiring collection, and all monies will go to a charity in Lesley’s name, as nominated by her family. More details to follow of course.

DATES FOR HI-DE-HI
Well “Ho De Ho” campers indeed, as we can’t now put our show on in June with all this uncertainty, so the play will take our booked October slot. Third time lucky!
PERFORMANCE DATES
OCTOBER 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th & 16th
READ THROUGH MAY 25th, AUDITIONS MAY 27th & JUNE 1st

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR
In anticipation (!) we’ve booked the Victoria Hall for April 19th, in the hope we can all get back to the Monday evenings we are missing so much, even if it means reduced numbers on a rota system. More news as we have it.

MEMBERSHIP – A PLEA FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY – SUE
After all that we have been through 2020 and now 2021 we are so grateful to our Membership for sticking with us through thick and thin (well thin mainly!). All the Membership Fees help to keep our Group afloat, especially when we haven’t been able to put on any productions or run the Choir. There are still costs that have to be paid, even if nothing is happening (certainly the story of 2020 sticking to COVID rules) money still goes out for rental of storage facilities, etc.
So THANK YOU each and every one of you who paid their subs last year. Now unfortunately, I have to ask you to support us again this year! If you want HAG to continue please, please renew your membership on 1st April.

February 2021 Update

I don’t think any of us were surprised to have another Lockdown.  Unfortunately we are now faced with more uncertainty regarding our productions for 2021. But, we are thinking positively and hoping upon hope that Hi-de-Hi will go ahead in June.  Bring on the vaccines! Casting and initial rehearsals may require Zooming, but we are getting more and more adept with that. Please contact us if you would like to be informed when ‘things’ happen, members will automatically be kept in the loop.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Obviously our intended start back in January didn’t happen. Members will be notified as soon as we are able to get back on track. Meanwhile, carry on singing along to the radio or TV or maybe your vast record/tape/musical DVD collection.

We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – without shows our funding is declining, as with most groups at the moment, so a BIG THANK YOU to our members.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com
Hartley Arts Group’ website: http://hartleyartsgroup.me.uk/ we are also on social media Twitter, Facebook etc.