This morning, a crowd of 22, plus three children, got together for a brunch at the Playhouse in Colchester. Many thanks to the staff for coping with so many orders at once, and producing tasty, hot food with a smile.
It was a buzzing, packed-out Headgate Theatre on Friday 14 January when Making Faces (top picture) hit Colchester with their unique ‘casserole’ of stand-up comedy, poetry and music. They were supported by father and-son duo Mercea and Sergio (above), who played a selection of jazzy and traditional numbers. Thanks to everyone – not least the Headgate Theatre people – who helped make this a very successful evening.
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On Wednesday evening (22 December) we met up with other people from churches around Colchester to sing carols, give out hot drinks and minced pies, and wrap presents all for free. It was very cold so lots of people appreciated the hot tea while their presents were being wrapped.
At the same time, there was ‘Get in the Picture’ – where people could dress up as Mary and Joseph, shepherds, wise men etc, in a nativity scene with manger, straw and all, and have their picture taken. The pics were then uploaded to a website, where they could be viewed and downloaded. See the pics here. The event was organised by Hope in Colchester.
This week (Monday 20 – Thursday 23 Dec, at 7pm) BBC1 is screening a brand new peak-time dramatisation of the nativity story. It’s been retold by the genius Eastenders and Life on Mars screen-writer Tony Jordan and made by Kudos, the company behind Spooks.
From Radio Times: The drama, whose strong cast includes Neil Dudgeon and Peter Capaldi, opens with a familiar image: a shattered, heavily pregnant Mary, Joseph and a donkey en route to Bethlehem.
But then we rewind to an overlooked part of the tale: Mary’s parents arranging her marriage. The rabbi wants the 16-year-old (newcomer Tatiana Maslany) to wed a gummy old widower, but they insist that the holy man checks his storeroom for something fresher.
Meek carpenter Joseph (Andrew Buchan) isn’t quite what they had in mind. “At least he has teeth,” they sigh. The betrothed couple fall in love rather too easily, but of course problems arise further down the line when Mary – a virginal bride-to-be – finds she’s pregnant. What can she say – “I’m carrying the child of God”? Like that’ll fly.