This week the Eyam Mechanics Institute opened its doors to GEP’s fifth official Comedy Night.
This year, due to overwhelming interest the decision was made to extend our run and put on a second show.
Rob Rouse hosted as audiences were entertained by award winning comedians Phil Nicol, Helen Rutter and Brennan Reece as they used the opportunity to preview new material before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A mixture of stand up, story-telling and comedy drama was presented over the two nights and the audiences laughed and cried along with the hilarious and sometimes moving performances.
Over 140 people braved the heat to join us and helped us raise £1427.20 which will go a huge way to helping playgroup next year.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to putting the nights on, special thanks to Rob, Helen, Phil and Brennan.
Keep your eyes peeled for information on the next Eyam Comedy Fringe Festival!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our family forest school – it was a beautiful Autumn morning and great to get out with friends and family.
Once up at the site the children helped the leaders run through our rules and showed parents how to move safely round the fire circle.
There lots of jobs to be done and we want to thank everyone who helped re-build the climbing frame and balancing beams – popular activities at our weekly sessions.
National Trust rangers joined us for part of the morning and helped clear a patch of rhododendrons to create a new toilet area – great work. The rangers were delighted to see so many families enjoying time in the woods.
The children were busy too – painting with mud and creating an entire menagerie of fantastic beasts from clay and twigs.
The toasting of marshmallows was a popular way to round off a super morning.
The event raised £70 which will be used to buy new equipment for playgroup.
Look out for details of our Spring and Summer dates.
Wednesday 6th September to Friday 20th October
Monday 30th October to Tuesday 19th December
Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 16th February
Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March
Monday 9th April to Wednesday 23rd May (BH Monday 7th May)
Monday 4th June to Friday 20th July (inset day Friday 15th June)
Check out our Special Events Calendar too – Apple day, Advent spiral and Woodland nativities are all happening this term.
Playgroup’s stall proved very popular at the Grindleford Show this year. Every bottle was sold within the hour raising £55 for playgroup funds.
We would like to thank parents and local businesses who contributed wine for the stall:
The Derwentwater Arms, Calver
The Maynard Arms, Grindleford
The Miners Arms, Eyam
The Sir William, Grindleford
Your support is much appreciated.
Advent Spiral Monday 5th December 4-5.30pm £2 per child
This is a magical event that provides an opportunity for a moment of pause, peace and reflection, before the onslaught that is Christmas. Hosted by the National Trust at the Moorlands Visitor Centre, it is truly a magical time.
Entering the room in silence each child is given a candle and invited to light a candle from the centre of the room, and place it on the spiral. Carols are sung and families from the community come together for a chance to be.
A really special event for Christmas. Join us this year to enjoy the magic!
When: 5 December 2016. Time 4 – 5.30
Where: Moorlands Discovery Centre. Longshaw Estate. S11 7TZ. A truly magical introduction to the advent season.
Who: Open to everyone. £2 per child.
Please park in the main Longshaw car park and follow the lanterns through the woods. Please bring a torch – the path is very dark.
This is a magical event and a beautiful start to the Christmas season.
Here is what others say about the event. We do hope you can join us 🙂