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Following his standing down as Chairman of Whitstable Twinning Association, Roger Annable has been made President of the association. 

      Representatives of the partner towns gathered in Whitstable on the weekend of March 22/23

   to join with WTA members to hold a surprise special dinner and social event to mark Roger's 'retirement'. The event, at St Andrew's Church Hall, was a remarkable occasion, with speakers  paying tribute to Roger's extraordinary contribution to the success of the association.

 

      Kai Nielsen summed up the thoughts of many speakers when saying:"Roger..it has been with your leadership that the European Network has moved from an idea to reality". 

  

 

 

 

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The committee of WTA has elected Graham Nicholson to be Chairman in succession to Roger Annable

 

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Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare Performances‘Promenading’

A WTA/PPA project supported by Partnertowns Albertslund & Molndal Culture Departments

Phoenix Performing Arts(PPA)

Touring August 26th – September 8th 2014

Opstandelseskirken  Albertslund DK & Gunnebo Molndal S

PPA  on Tour with Romeo & Julieth

A unique ambitious project to perform Shakespeare in Scandinavia begins  next week.

Local members of Phoenix Performing Arts will perform Romeo & Juliet in the classic gardens of a stately home near Gothenburg Sweden and also in a beautiful church near Copenhagen in Denmark. The Tour, lasting two weeks, is in conjunction with Whitstable Twinning Association and takes place in its Partnertowns Molndal and Albertslund.  Fresh from a hugely successful production of the musical ‘Oliver’ to sell- out audiences at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, PPA fly with a cast of 21 talented young actors to Sweden. They first performed this ‘Promenading’ Romeo & Juliet at Whitstable Castle shortly after PPA’s formation ten years ago but the current production was performed at St Augustine’s Abbey Canterbury last August.

 

Director Sophie Guariglia said ‘This is an exciting opportunity for young people to demonstrate classical English Shakespearean drama in a lively fun way. It’s a challenging project for us all to tailor the production for people who do not have English as their first language. It will stretch us all to perform in scenes and locations completely new to us.’ There will be five performances in all with a four hour Swedish rail journey between towns. Support vehicles will transport costume and props with helpers and parents providing back-up.

 

Whitstable Twinning Association President Roger Annable said ‘This is a huge undertaking which has been 2 years in preparation. We made several visits to set this up with our colleagues in Whitstable’s Partnertowns and it shows how well we can work together. I doubt whether many English people will have seen this promenading style where the audience get up and move to the next scene location in these beautiful gardens & buildings.’ A group of a dozen or more WTA members will see the production in Denmark which features Debbie Porrot’s Whitstable Recorder Group. Molndal & Albertslund will provide Lighting, Sound, food & accommodation as well as contributing towards equipment transport hire costs. PPA actors have paid their own travel costs.

 

Co-director Illy Kent said ‘We will be doing theatre workshops and masterclasses for schools and young people’ we know that Stage fighting & Fencing sessions will be popular but we are introducing them to a completely different culture.’

Extra PPA performers fly into Denmark where The PPA Roadshow with its song & Hip Hop Dancing has been booked to entertain hundreds of people on ‘Associations Day’.

 Jill & Norman Fox, (Sweden coordinators) and David Carter (Albertslund Coordinator) will be there along with Graham Nicholson new WTA Chairman and WTA Secretary Gillian Michael.

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This year's Clubs & Associations Fair, under the auspices of WTA, will be held on Saturday, September 27 in the grounds of St Alphege Church and the school at the rear. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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