Author Archives: Chris Skilton

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Play summary:
Shakespeare’s intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start–Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke’s wedding (one of whom is given a donkey’s head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.

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2017 Daffodil Tea is here April 8th @ 11am

It’s here at last. The long-awaited Daffodil tea. Come-on-down and join us at the St Andrew’s Church hall to sample all the yummy, delicious treats that Linda Middlestead and her team have baked for your delight.
There will also be a ‘Collectibles’ table so come early to make sure you get a bargain.

The price is always right at the St Andrew’s annual Daffodil tea! Only $6 for tea, sandwiches and desert squares.

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International Women’s Day

Wed, March 8th – International Women’s Day. Grandmothers for Africa is inviting everyone to come and join them as they walk from The Shatford Centre, down Main St. to the Lakeside Hotel. Assembly time is 11:45am on the front lawn of the Shatford. “Through personal commitment and purposeful action, we can create a ripple effect that not only advances women in the workplace today, but re-defines opportunities for future generations. Together, we can forge a lasting legacy of growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities throughout the world.”