Magnificent Sixties at The Town Hall

The Counterfeit Sixties  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The sixties returned to Sutton Town Hall last night in the shape of “The Counterfeit Sixties Show” there was nothing counterfeit about this show, taking the audience back to those fabulous swinging sixties bringing alive everything from that period including flashbacks from TV history, shows adverts and clips from the original bands.

We were treated to some of the best music from the era by bands such as The Beatles, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, Amen Corner and many more including a medley of one hit wonders.

Sound Of Music ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had the pleasure to be invited to the Dress Rehearsal of Manor Musical Theatre company’s new production “The Sound Of Music” being performed at Sutton Coldfield’s Town Hall from Wednesday 27th April to Sunday 1st May you haven’t got tickets hurry there are only a very few left, if you have you are in for a treat. This is a superb production and also a welcome return for the company after the recent pandemic. The cast are truly magnificent Paula O’Hare playing Maria has a wonderful voice and performs with such joy and enthusiasm, Richard Parry playing Captain von Trapp is portrayed with military precision  and the children are played with such maturity and fully embraced their roles I have to say that for me Sophie John playing Gretl is a star in the making. All your favourite songs are here and I will be very surprised if the audiences are not singing along such is the enthusiasm of the cast. The Town hall is certainly going to be alive with the sound of music

NSPCC Spring Extravaganza

Monday 25th April saw the NSPCC return to Moor Hall with their popular Spring Extravaganza event. There were some wonderful shopping experiences including C’est Vous Jewellery, Bags For Sale, Mitchell Hammond and Swanky J’s, who also did a wonderful fashion show. A fantastic prize draw with some wonderful prizes. There was a short talk from a volunteer at Child Line and the importance of keeping it running and the Adult help line. The afternoon culminated in a gorgeous afternoon tea served by the lovely staff from Moor Hall.

In The Name Of Love

Motown arrived at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall last night in the shape of “In The Name Of Love – The Diana Ross Story” The first half of the show concentrated on the history and hits of the Supremes with the young Diana Ross being played by Cherie Jade who had all the mannerisms and moves of Diana down to perfection. It was truly like stepping back in time to an early Supremes concert. After the short interval we were treated to what can only be described as A Diana Ross concert. Tameka Jackson who plays Diana in the second half not only sounds like her but looks like her, along with her interaction with the audience within minutes the front of the stage was packed with people dancing and singing along including yours truly whilst trying to capture the atmosphere on camera This is truly a magnificent show and I urge anybody who loves Motown, The Supremes and Diana to get a ticket and go see the show.

Cancer Support 21st Birthday

On April 23rd 2022 The Cancer Support Centre celebrated 21 years of supporting adults affected by cancer in the West Midlands.

The Birthday Celebration were held in the grounds of the Centre in Lindridge Road.  The day  started at 11am with the Mayor Councilor Terry Wood opening the event with Jackie Price the Centre Manager and ran until 4pm. Everyone was welcome to come and see the centre, share a cream tea, visit the stalls and take part in the Raffle and Tombola but more importantly see, and experience in some small way what we are able to share with our clients to help them feel supported. There were short relaxation sessions, opportunity to learn some tips and tools to manage challenging circumstances, and even have some therapy taster sessions 1:1 with our therapists. For the children there was an Easter Trail and goodie bag around the grounds.

On Air – Mint Theatre Group

Come and join the Mint Theatre Society for their first live show since November 2019. ‘On Air!’ is an evening of hilarious radio play-style comedy sketches ranging from Film Noir to panto. There are plenty of zany characters, slapstick galore and send-ups of national favourites such as Shakespeare and Round the Horne. A guaranteed fun filled evening full of laughs.  

Fundraiser Fiesta

What a wonderful night on Friday at the Town Hall where a Fundraising Fiesta was held. Dance promoter MANI MUCHASALSA teamed up with Sutton Coldfield Town Hall to create a fundraiser for the people of Ukraine.
An update from Mani at 11.45am 18/04/22
“*** MONEY RAISED UPDATE & A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ***
Yes, Yes, we made it. We should all be proud of what we raised at the events and from donations via GOFUNDME ( which unfortunately charged 12% for each amount donated).
The total amount raised is £5070.42. The Sutton Coldfield Town Hall gave the venue for free as collaborators. All that they took is £530 to cover for the security and bar staff. Other expenses like ticket printing, flags etc comes to just £72.
The balance of £4400 will be paid to the Disasters Emergency Committee – DEC Ukraine Appeal which will match this a pound for a pound. So we should say an excess of £8800 was raised by us.
Here is a gallery of a number of photographs from the evening there are also  more  but too many to post here .” Photographs are available to purchase a a small cost and will be transferred as a digital file. Please contact Nigel at [email protected] if you are interested.