The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Friday, 9 December 1988

Drama Christmas Dinner


BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS DECEMBER 1988

Final arrangements to be made with Lynn News Fashion Show.

XMAS DINNER AT WOOLPACK, ANYONE ELSE?  Names to Daniel Abbott.

Eat at 1.30pm.  Bar open all day for us!

 

‘Overture to Tannhauser’ – Wagner



 

‘Dear Ritcherd

 

The amount of £12 has been received for the xmas lunch at the ‘Woolpack’ on the 9th December 1988.

 

The meal is being served at 1.30pm.  There has been a bar extension arranged for us, so we can go in at 11.00am and the bar will stay open for us, privately until 11.00pm.

 

Extra money will, however, have to be brought for drinks.

 

The menu is enclosed.

 

Dress: smart informal.

 

Thank you

 

Danny Abbott 

 

ANOTHER WEEK GONE…

 

WAGNER’S ON.

 

So where are we?  I wore my new black and silver mini-skirt to College today.  It was kindly given to me by Jolene Morse.

 

Today was the Christmas Lunch.  More of that anon…

 

PANTO AT ALDERMAN JACKSON SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

It was sad when we performed the panto for the Alderman Jackson special school.  The performance was once again successful, but it all felt very sad.  Donna Davidson and I toured the school but had to leave the special needs room, because we were heartbroken.  There was one little girl, lying down, all tired + resting, smiling at us all in her half-sleep.  But Donna and I were in tears.  Those poor, unfortunate children.  At least it felt rewarding to think that we were giving these lovely kids something really special for Christmas.  I think that helping such causes may be a useful and rewarding thing to do in future days.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR BTEC (and any others who wished to join us!)

This was good fun, thanks to Danny Abbott’s organisation.

 

Oh Flash, I wish you were on BTEC Performing Arts at my College.

 

I have composed a poem to send Natalia.

 

Actually, Doctor Who: The Web Planet’s not bad now…


 

WHAT NEXT?

WORK … THETFORDDONNA DAVIDSONCHINESE PLAY WRITING … COLLEGE … PANTOMIMES … LCDT SEMINARS … TUTORIALS … PROJECTS … DOCTOR WHO: THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY … END OF TERM REVUE …  CHINESE PLAY SESSIONS … PARTIES … WORK … WORK … WORK … WORK … CHRISTMAS EVECHRISTMAS DAYBOXING DAY … FLASH … CIRENCESTER … AND THAT’S YER LOT!

 

Let’s have more, please…

 

Things I have written: The 1987 NORCAT Rag Revue (with Danyel Gordon); The Day Pantomime Ended; The Chinese Play (eventually…).

 

Group devised projects I have contributed to: The Wizard of Oz (at the ANGLES THEATRE); Do We Come Here Often? (at the ANGLES THEATRE); Plop The Baby Owl (performed at REFFLEY SCHOOL, KING’S LYNN); C’est La Vie! (at the FERMOY CENTRE, KING’S LYNN).

 

Later:

 

‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)’ – John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band



 

 

 
Today’s Christmas dinner was skill.  I went, and I invited Betty along, so she came.  It felt really great to have her there.  Who else was there?  Donna, Lee-Anne Jones, Marco, Jonny, Kat, Josh Wilde, Jolene, Will, Danny Abbott, Jane, Jodie Ratcliffe, Sharon, Tracey + Larry. 

 

We ate, drank + made jolly merry.  We then – all of us – did a little ‘party revue’, and Will said some very kind words about me in his speech.

 

It was a jolly laugh + Betty enjoyed it, too.

 




 

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