Passion Play Easter 2018
Easter celebrations at Coffee, Club, at the Octagon were very special this year, when it was decided to put on a play to celebrate Eastertide, on the last Thursday in March.
That this involved so many of the Octagon community is a tribute to the development of a cohesive group, who attend on a Thursday and on Tuesday evenings, throughout the winter. So many were involved in rehearsals, casting, management of space in the hall, costume and set design,and in acting and writing the script.
The result was a truly moving spectacle, presented to the whole Coffee Shop after an Easter meal to which many contributed. Vi’s simnel cake was a joy to behold and Sandie and Angela served a wonderful buffet.
The musical accompaniment , offered by a member of the Hills Singers,was a pure pleasure. Sue sang a Jewish lament, a capella,in faultless style. The group joined in singing Easter hymns after the moving stages of the journey of Christ to the Cross and the Resurrection, were enacted.
The strength of the performance can be judged by the complete silence of the audience who witnessed the play.
This was truly a community experience which will be remembered by many for a long time.
Octagon Fun Community Consultation Day
We had a great day on the 27th May, when the Octagon hosted a Community Fun and Consultation event. The bouncy castle and Jungle animals were very popular as were the frankfurters and drinks supplied by Sandie and the Octagon Coffee Shop team. Sarah thanks everyone who offered their creative opinions about the Octagon's future. Some great ideas out there ! They are all currently being collated for a report and development plan, for this autumn. On the day the mini boxing activity proved very popular with all visitors. Dads and Mums, as well as kids had the chance to try their nerve, handling giant centipedes and tarantulas, too!
Malvern Clothing Exchange was open for business and lots of lovely clothes found their way to a new life.
Our mascot loved seeing everybody !
Jacqueline and Anne showed people up to the "Aladdin's cave" and selected the right sizes for the family members of the people who came. Many thanks to Jacqueline & all the generous folk who donated such lovely clothes beforehand and on the day.
Why not follow the fun and look at our weekly activities, our drop- in lunches and community activities? Watch this space- for more this autumn.