Youth Drama – The kids love it!

As Chairman of VML, I like to keep my finger on the pulse, and decided to pay a ‘fly on the wall’ visit to our Youth Drama Group.

VML Youth Drama is ably run by our volunteer Donna Robinson who pre-plans the group excersises ready for her eager army of participants, that came pouring through the doors full of excitement.

On the evening I attended, there were 4 brand new members, so Donna started off with some fun ice breakers, and soon had the new kids and our regulars laughing. Next came a bit of improvisation. The gang were split into groups and had to chose one item from a bag. They then had to go away for ten minutes and come up with a script using the item that they had picked. One of the items was a toilet roll, which was scripted into an hilarous advertisment for cleanliness. Another item was a gentleman’s neck tie, which became a dangerous snake.

Then there were the tongue twisters! Part of performance is learning how to annunciate and project the voice. Donna and CEO Rob Littler presented some tongue twisters, with comical results, and had myself and all of our youths in hysterics.

I learned that our Youth Drama group is ticking along very nicely indeed. Donna has made it a fun filled learning environment. I saw the new members come into the room a little shy, and leave the room at the end of the session having made new friends, gaining a little more confidence, and looking forward to the following week.

I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

 

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Let’s get Quizzical!

The first annual VML quiz night was a roaring success. The venue was packed and we raised vital funds enabling us to carry on our work in community projects.

A huge thank you to all who attended, and well done to ‘The Smartini’s’ who came top of the leaderboard.

Do you think you can beat them? Come and have a go next year at the second VML quiz night. quiz2019

AGM 2019

Our AGM took place on Saturday 13th April, and cemented our work in the Halton community for another year.

There were some changes to the board. We said goodbye to Lisa Littler, Sara Gillies, and Michael Clark and thank them for their support that got VML where we are today.

We welcome new trustees Eileen Felton and Helen Jenkinson, both who are passionate about VML and are raring to go and be involved in our projects.

Our board for 2019 is as follows.

CEO – Robert Littler
Chairman – Darren Gibbons
Secretary – Lynne Clark
Finance – Claire Barker
Fundraising – Eileen Felton
Trustee – Keith Walker
Trustee – Helen Jenkinson

Thank you to all of our wonderful VML supporters. Your continued backing enables us to carry on with our vital projects in the Halton community.

Community Arts for All

Here at VML, not only do we produce quality, stand out performances, but all of our profits go straight back into the local community.

We provide you with our very own ‘Friends’ group for people who enjoy the company of others, where you can participate in arts & crafts, have a cuppa, a spot of lunch, and a good old chat.

Little Treasures, giving valuable social time to toddlers and their guardians.

Free workshops to keep your children entertained, whilst gaining performance skills during the school holidays.

Community singing nights, where there is no performance pressure, just a great big sing.

Plus we have community cohesion with other local groups and businesses alike. vmlcplogo

Of Mice and Men 21st – 23rd February 2019

The reviews are in

Valerie Shiels I was lucky enough to be in the audience last night. The performance was Sold Out! Superb acting from everyone. I was holding my breath at the final scene 😢 I could not believe it when I heard some of the cast were making their acting debut with VML 😮 You were all amazing. Congratulations!
Diane Carroll Came to see the play last night and was absolutely blown away by the quality of the performance, particularly Darren as Lennie – immensely talented man! Ryan was also superb as George. I cried at the end and don’t believe I was alone in this! Many congratulations to all involved on a fantastic production! I’ll be following you on FB and look forward to your next project!
Kerry Berrisford Brilliant… brought my children yesterday…. as my eldest has just finished doing it for G.C.S.E English. They really enjoyed it…. everyone loves Lenny xx

VML Founder takes to the stage

On the 10th November this year , VML’s founder and leader will take to the stage in his first solo appearance.

VML has been Robbie’s vision for over 10 years and he will be joined by some of the people who have benefited from the Charity in recent years.

So if you have ever been involved with VML or been to see one of our shows , this is a great way to repay the man that has made it all possible . Get tickets now

AGM 2018

A note from our Chair, Darren Gibbons

After a successful AGM we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to.

We also had a change in our board members. We said goodbye from the board to Shirley Thomas, Michael Thomas, Kirsty Walker and Mike Bignall. However they will still all remain very much a part of VML and we would like to thank them for all of their work in getting us where we are today.

The board also gave the honorary role of Victoria Music Ltd President to Shirley Thomas in recognition of her years of support and achievements with us.

Our 2018/19 board is as follows

Robert Littler – CEO
Darren Gibbons – Chair
Michael Clark – Deputy Chair
Lynne Clark – Safe Guarding
Claire Barker – Treasurer
Lisa Littler – Trustee
Keith Walker – Trustee
Sara Gillies – Trustee
Eileen Felton – Fund Raising

We would like to also thank all of you. Without your support in performing or seeing our productions, attending one of our many groups, or giving so generously to our fund raising we simply wouldn’t exist.

Here’s to a great year ahead!