A lot going on in the run up to Christmas, so just the highlights.
We eventually got the lights on in the Town Centre on Saturday 12th. Because of the week’s delay the lantern parade was not as big this year, but no less enthusiastic for all that. And so many to thank: CAN of course, Hip’n’Harmony, choirs, entertainers and a plethora of volunteers.
The Community Carol Service at the United Reformed Church (the following evening) has now also become a regular activity celebrating not just Christmas but also the contribution made to the local community by dozens of local groups from CAN right through to Men in Sheds.
One of the most creative local groups is the Little Actors Theatre Company, and it was fascinating to watch an open rehearsal at NCYC on Wednesday 16th. Amazing the performance that Samantha Giblin coaxes out of the group. Our only disappointment was having to leave early and missing the opportunity to speak to the little (and not so little) actors themselves.
The Birkenhead Operatic Society made a return visit (also on Wednesday) to the United Reformed Church to give one of their three Christmas Concerts. Seasonal music, serious and comic. We were really pleased to have been invited – and we won a draw prize!