....................................Gonzo Moose Theatre returns with What the Dickens? See below for more information.....................................

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October 2014

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What a lovely spell of weather we are having this September.  Dennis Newton commented that August, having seen a record high rainfall, is being followed by an exceptionally dry September.  It is certainly noticeable how many dry leaves have fallen from the trees in Church Lane;  it is unusual to see so many down this early in the season.

John Lea is pleased to report that it has been a good year for butterflies.  He   recalls that there were more butterflies in his youth but thinks that the variability of butterfly populations, affected as they are by weather conditions, has not been fully understood by predictors of gloom about different species.  Last year in his wood he saw only an odd speckled wood butterfly;  this year they are plentiful.  He was particularly delighted to see three or four clouded yellow butterflies.  These migrants from southern Europe and Africa visit southern England most years but he has not seen one  on his land for twenty years.  What was  particularly thrilling was to see them feeding on flowers of greater knapweed which he himself had sown.
I am certain that of recent years there have been fewer butterflies in our garden but I see that plants which are helpful for their development are being  recommended by horticulturalists so perhaps those of us who are gardeners can play our part in improving butterfly prospects.  It seems also that not being too tidy in our gardening can benefit helpful insects;  for example, ivy, which I have been inclined to remove, flowers late in the year and is essential for the life of honey bees.
Barbara Wilson


Gawsworth is Delighted to Welcome Back
Gonzo Moose Theatre Company Presenting

What the Dickens?

 Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle.   Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation.  Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! Expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums, empty marshes, dark secrets, convoluted plots and lots and lots of fog. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 90 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal      characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What The Dickens? has something to entertain the whole family.

“An absolute winner…  A hoot from start to finish”   The Stage

7.30 pm, Saturday, 8th November 2014 – Gawsworth Village Hall
Tickets on sale in our Community Shop from 25th October

Sponsored by Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Professional touring artists on your doorstep
Contact Andrew Bennett for more information on
 01625 619449 or andrew-bennett@sky.com



 It will soon be time for this year’s Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal.  We are again asking you and your children to take part by filling a shoe box, or even two, with presents for some of the world’s poorest children:  Simply find an old shoe box and wrap it in Christmas paper (the lid separate from the box as they need to be inspected before shipping).  Then choose some gifts for either a girl or a boy, and for the age group you prefer, then fill your box.  Put in a card with a message and     complete the form/leaflet along with a £3 donation towards delivery.

 This is such a powerful demonstration of your Love and Support for those children in third world countries who have hardly any toys or little food.

 This year seems particularly bad with all the unrest that we are hearing about through the news programmes.

 Leaflets are now available in:  The Village shop/ Methodist chapel/ St James the Great church/ Gawsworth Primary School

Bring your box along to any of the above places when they are complete.
(The main collection point however is St James’s Church)

 LAST Deadline for handing in shoe boxes
Sunday 9th November.

Contact:  Carole Townshend on 01260 224451/ 077532 71294







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