• Another Stageclub flashback here - to the Cast & Crew of our 1998 Panto "The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood", including a (only slightly) more youthful appearance from our current President! Please tag people you know... or can still recognise... ... See MoreSee Less

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    "It's not all jam and Jerusalem you know." Where does the Phrase, Jerusalem and Jam come from? JAM AND JERUSALEM Jam and Jerusalem is a fairly well-known phrase in British English (there's a BBC sitcom starring Dawn French and Joanna Lumley with that name). It is associated with the Women's Institute (WI), a membership organisation for women in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own organisations). The 2003 film Calendar Girls, which stars Helen Mirren, is about a village WI group, and one of the characters in the film says "it's not all jam and Jerusalem, you know", meaning that the group gets involved in all sorts of activities, not just the traditional jam-making and patriotic hymn-singing. The Women's Institute in England and Wales was founded in 1915 (based on the Canadian organisation founded in 1897) with the purpose of involving rural women in the war effort. The words "jam" and "Jerusalem" hark back to the organisation's wartime origins. Jam, because the women canned or made jam to feed the population, and Jerusalem after the patriotic hymn (poem by William Blake set to music by Hubert Parry in 1916) which was also associated with the Suffragettes. Jerusalem is still sung at WI AGMs, but each local group can decide for itself whether to sing it at meetings. I often speak to WI groups (on the subject of language or dictionaries) and have only ever heard it sung once. It may be sung today at a conference when the UK's minister for women, Harriet Harman, will ask WI members to help crack down on sleazy ads in local newspapers. (I blogged on the origin of the word "sleazy" here). The WI's website includes an explanation of the phrase "jam and Jerusalem". www.thewi.org.uk/standard.aspx?id=12466

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    Stage Club Competition - win 2 tickets

    Calendar Girls is the true story of a group of ordinary women who did something truly extraordinary. After the death of one of their husbands the ladies decide to raise money for their local cancer hospital by posing for an unusual nude calendar.

    The Calendar features images of the women in the nude with strategically placed items, representing their hobbies or professions, to protect their modest.

    If you were in the calendar what items would you use to represent you and keep you covered?

    Answers can be submitted as words or pictures, the most original , as voted by the committee will win 2 tickets. #calendargirlssg #mycalendarpose.

    Competition entries must be posted by January 31st and winner will be announced by Feb 5th Feb

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    Calendar Girls is a delightful comedic drama about the triumph of all that is good in human nature overcoming some of the worst things that fate can throw at it. It speaks of the power of community and friendship. It’s not a tale – it’s an inspiration! CRITICAL ACCLAIM: "Calendar Girls, with a script by Tim Firth who also co-wrote the movie, achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre." - The Telegraph "The play induces a few tears along with the joy and laughter" - The British Theatre Guide

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    March 8, 2017, 8:00pm

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    Calendar Girls is a delightful comedic drama about the triumph of all that is good in human nature overcoming some of the worst things that fate can throw at it. It speaks of the power of community and friendship. It’s not a tale – it’s an inspiration! CRITICAL ACCLAIM: "Calendar Girls, with a script by Tim Firth who also co-wrote the movie, achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre." - The Telegraph "The play induces a few tears along with the joy and laughter" - The British Theatre Guide

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    In his own day Shakespeare never was a writer for the "elites", and its cool to be reminded in our own day that his relevance still extends far beyond the classroom or the velvet seated theatre. ... See MoreSee Less

    This is Shakespearean theater. In prison.

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