A quick update for those of you who are looking forward to the special NIGHT OF CLASSICS, featuring the music of Madness, plus some of the hits of The Specials and The Beat. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date has been changed, but the good news is that you don’t have as long to wait, as it’s on Friday 4 March!

Doors open at 7.30 pm, with the Band taking to the stage of the Armstrong Hall for their first set at 8.00 pm.  Some of the cast members of the Northavon Youth Theatre Company production of OUR HOUSE, plus a couple of friends, have formed a group called IT’S MADNESS for this special event, which is a fundraiser for the production, which is also at the Armstrong Hall, from 19 to 23 April, with an energetic cast of 60 young people!

This is an opportunity to illustrate the musical and vocal skills of some of these talented youngsters and to be transported back to the era of Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and so many more great numbers.  Tickets for the evening’s entertainment are just £4.50 and can be purchased from Thornbury Town Hall, by ringing 07748054184, or from students of the Northavon School of Drama, which performs as NYTC.  People of all ages are welcome and the evening is an excuse to revisit a fun era or discover it for the first time, so dig out that trilby and join us in our House of Fun!


THORNBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY is proud to present its Spring production – “The Memory of Water” by Shelagh Stephenson.

A powerful  and funny play, it tells the story of three sisters: Mary (a doctor), Teresa (a business woman), and Catherine (a free spirit), who return to their family home In Yorkshire on the eve of their mother’s funeral.  When they meet, grief causes the conflicts and memories of the past to re-emerge.          The result is a roller-coaster of emotions, veering from the darkly dramatic to the wryly humorous.  As the sisters reacquaint with each other, hidden secrets are revealed through laughter and sorrow.  The author won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy  in 2000 for this, her first stage play.  The play contains a little strong language.

The show opens on Wednesday 30th March 2011 at the Cossham Hall and runs until Saturday 2nd April 2011 with curtain up at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available from the Garden Shop in the High Street, Thornbury,  ticket prices are £7 for adults and £6 for concessions.”

Thornbury Library

Digital camera talk – Wednesday 2 March 7.30pm – tickets £5

Alan Jones has kindly offered to give another of his popular and practical talks on the basics of using a digital camera. So if you were given a camera for Christmas and are struggling to get to grips with it then please bring it along with you!
Tickets available in advance from the library with proceeds going to charity.
Celebrate World Book Night with Bags of Stories- Saturday 5 March. 10.30-11.30am. But please note our event is during the day!
Jerry Dicker and Philip Darley from Bags of Stories will be telling stories in the library to help us celebrate World Book Night. Why not drop by for this FREE event and listen to stories ancient, new, happy and sad. Afterwards you can even take away stories to read in the comfort of your own home!
Need help with computers?
Don’t panic! Mike is on hand to offer a quick word of help and advice every Monday morning from 10.00 -12.00 noon starting on Monday 21 March. Just drop by if you have a quick query on setting up an email account or help with a CV etc.
Please note these FREE quick sessions are NOT intended to be part of a formal programme of learning which is already provided by our Age UK South Gloucestershire computer tutors but are designed to offer a quick answer if you have a specific one off problem.
Advice on making a will – Monday 7 March 10.00 – 12.00noon
Georgina Tankard, Estate Planning Associate with Collective Legal Solutions will be available to answer your queries on the first Monday morning of each month. The topics covered include Wills, Power of Attorney and Probate. Please ask for details or just drop in. There is no charge.