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Community Centre news: New to the Brodrick Rd Community centre is a Funky Preschool dance classes for girls and boys on Thursday mornings 11am to 12 noon. Contact Joanna 07788 2444446073

Also Street Cricket Tuesdays 6—7pm for ages 8 to 14. Contact Bernard 07951131294

Cherry Dance on Tuesdays . Street Dance for 3-11 year olds from 4.15 until 5.0pm.. For 11-18 year olds 5.0pm until6.0pm

May Day May Day: May Day, the 1st of May is a historic day of celebration, At St Marys Church Decoy Drive there will be a family service followed by a B B Q ,stalls and exhibitions. The day will finish with a concert by the Robin Post Singers. If you would like to decorate a window ring Su Stoner on 351248. If you have a digital image of your wedding send it by e mail to w.pratt@theeastbourneacademy.org

Try Circuit Training: There is a class at Hampden Park Hall, Brodrick Rd on Monday evenings at 6.30pm and at St Marys Church Hall Decoy Drive on Saturday mornings at 10.am each week. Sessions cost £3.For more details contact Abbegail O’Dell by phone on 07925138219

The Hampden Park’s W.I. Meeting took place in April on a beautiful sunny morning, President Brenda greeted our members and two visitors.

We shared the members news, also news from Headquarters, Gill Noakes will be our new County Chairman.

The recent AGM, held at the the Winter Garden was an excellent event, with one of our members receiving a certificate.

A group of our members will be attending a public debate on the EU at the Winter Garden shortly.

Up and coming events are a Soup and Puds lunch, taking place in May, and maybe a bowling and laser quest lunch later in the year.

Finances were discussed by Joan, Sally read the correspondence from Headquarters.

After tea Brenda introduced our speaker for the morning, Richard Ratcliffe with his Music, Madness, & Mayhem.

Richard started his presentation with a Michael Holloway number, this got the ladies singing along.

Richard said as a child he went to the cinema nearly every Saturday, his parents took him to the Theatre a great deal, so he knew at a young age he wanted to go on the stage.

After he left school he went to Drama School, which led him onto a very fulfilling career as an actor/singer, Richard is very down to earth, he told us to be in the right place and get connections in the acting world he cleaned Theatres, moved props and became a dresser among many jobs, he turned his hand to in the early days.

Richard sang several songs from My Fair Lady, Singing in the Rain, he is an excellent singer and made sure all the ladies enjoyed the morning. Mary said how much we had all enjoyed Richard’s presentation, the raffle was drawn and President Brenda thanked everyone for coming and hoped to see them in May.

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