ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (reconvened)
Horndean Community Association
(Registered Charity No: 301854)
Merchistoun Hall Monday December 12th
for a 3pm start
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Saturday 3rd – Christmas Fair 10am – 4pm – meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, Sign Sing Choir, stalls, festive refreshments … also … Restorettes Dog Companion show on the front & side lawns, many classes, prizes & five arenas!
Sunday 11th - Footlights Youth Theatre presents their Fundraise4 Fees show -starting at 7pm – admission £5.00 on the door
Wednesday 14th Final “Times of Our Lives” Merchistoun Hall history meeting – all public welcome 7pm – 9pm free admission
Saturday 17th – Ghost Watch with Ghost Watch Hampshire Club
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd Holiday Arts Workshops Christmas Special includes an early ‘Christmas Day’ at Merchistoun Hall (includes free admission to the Arabian Nights show on Dec 23rd)
Thursday 23rd – Live professional touring theatre with Proteus Theatre Co - A festive family treat Arabian Nights – admission on the door £6.00 & £5.00 with a 2pm start
Merchistoun Hall on a dark autumnal evening was the perfect setting for a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the story re-animated by professional touring theatre Proteus Theatre Company.
A small cast of just 5 versatile performers told two stories linked together by the nightmare created on that fateful dark night on the shores of Lake Geneva. A story that resounds & bears such relevance to the world we live in today!
The production was set against a back drop of a simplistic yet highly effective set of created from a backdrop of cloth with hand drawn pictures of the human body dissected & draped across it on a rope. The furniture design was from an era of long ago … wording that bled in to darkness re-told some of the pertinent lines from the script through projection on to the scenery itself, all complimented by original and haunting music.
Simplicity was the key word in this production – a removal of a jacket & a subtle change of lighting would inform the audience that Shelley’s husband would soon become Victor Frankenstein in another story …. the placing of an eerily created head bandage would allow the character to transform from Byron into the hideous yet tortured monster. This illusion was enhanced further by the monster looking down on the scene in play from the heights of a simple ladder, the creature lumbering and inquisitive & animal like reactions to those actions unfolding in front of him. The simple putting on of a pinnie whilst in one character would transform Mary Shelley from one story into Elizabeth in the horror fantasy.
Even the the use of a delicate paper puppet was also cleverly employed to symbolise the fragility of the child involved & the fate it endures in both stories.
The play explored the ensuing pain and anguish of all the characters from Byron & Mary through Victor and his creation – all as a consequence of that fateful decadent evening on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The company then spent quality time with members of our own MHYouth Arts in a post show event discussing the plan of MHYouth Arts and how the production of Frankenstein took shape from page to stage.
In addition to our Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 3rd Merchistoun Hall will also be hosting a ‘Christmas Companion Dog Show’ – organised by Restorettes International in the grounds
This event to raise funds in aid of Horndean Community Association – stalls from 8.30am with the show ending at 5.30pm.
Entries for the classes from 10am.
There will be five rings on the front lawn side lawns, ring one will host 6 pedigree classes, ring 2 will be hosting 16 novelty classes with rings 3, 4 & 5 hosting obedience classes.
Special features of the show will also include:
Admission is free to the public but charges apply to enter the classes.
Contact details for the Dog Show are:
Dear Members of HCA Ltd.,
As advised in our letter to our members dated October 24th we will be seeking their approval for our revised Memorandum and Articles of Association for HCA Ltd. (click link to download) in order that they allow us to perform correctly as a company.
In accordance with the revised Memorandum and Articles, for those unable to attend the meeting of HCA Ltd. members are able to register their vote by post. A pro-forma voting form which can either be returned by post or by email has been sent or emailed to all members.
In order to ensure the process is executed in the correct time frame four reference copies of the revised document are on the reception desk to view as from Friday November 11th November in addition to the copy uploaded here on our website.
If you are unable to attend the AGM meetings on November 28th members are requested to exercise their right to vote on this matter. Please note, however, that postal voting applies only to HCA Ltd, HCA charity (No.301854) still needs the requisite number of members to be in attendance to make that AGM quorate.
We apologise that it has been complicated this year having HCA charity and HCA Ltd running in tandem but by this time next year it should be HCA Ltd. only and things should run more smoothly.
Can I please ask that votes are with us on or before Wednesday 23rd November and addressed directly to me.
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