VML Supports Aiden’s Fundraiser

VML were proud to supply singers for Aiden Jackson’s second annual Christmas fundraiser.

Aiden raises money for the Olivia Alice Foundation which supports disabled children and their families. VML were joined by two Disney princesses and even Father Christmas himself at the event, which raised over £650.

This was VML’s second year supporting the event – thanks to all our volunteers who came out on a cold December night!

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VML Awards 2017 – The Winners

Congratulations to all our nominees – here are the winners

BEST OVER 18 MALE IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Lee Norwood-Green
BEST OVER 18 FEMALE IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Jenna Highfield


BEST UNDER 18 MALE IN ALL FIELDS

Jack Lovell Nesfield 


BEST UNDER 18 FEMALE IN ALL FIELDS
Kaytie Jones


BEST MALE IN DRAMA
Ryan McDonald 


BEST FEMALE IN DRAMA
Helen A. Kiely 


RISING STAR AWARD
Kay Espley

ROB’S LITTLE STAR AWARD

Elodie Fagin

FELLOWSHIPS

Margaret Kiely

Eileen Felton

VML supports Bethlehem Bound 2017

VML supplied singers and volunteers to the wonderful Bethlehem Bound event which was held in Weston on December the 9th.

The event is a moving nativity which begins in stables at Whitmore’s Yard and ends at St John’s church. On the way the procession stop at the ‘inn’ also known as the Royal Oak, which turns away Mary and Joseph who then move on to the church.

Thanks to our volunteers for helping make the night so special.

 

VML Volunteers win big!

Our crack team of quizzers were victorious at the annual Halton Voluntary Action Christmas Quiz.

The quiz is held as a thank you to volunteers across Halton and each charity is allowed to bring a team of up to 6 people.

Well done everyone!

L-R Lynne Clarke, Lynn Toy, Kirsty Walker, Martina Keith Stewart, Claire Barker

Little Voice cast visit Theatre Clywd

The cast of VML’s upcoming production The Rise and Fall of Little Voice visited Theatre Clywd to see an alternative production of the play.

The play is about a young girl who is painfully shy but comes alive when she perfectly mimics the divas in her late father’s record collection. It will run at the Brindley Studio for three nights from March 8th 2018.

Thanks to Anthony’s Travel for their kind donation of a minibus ride for our cast and crew!

Nominations revealed for VML Awards 2017

All votes are in, counted, and verified, and we can now announce that the nominees for the 2017 VML Awards are…

 
BEST OVER 18 MALE IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Adam Choat  – Paul Couzens-McCue  – Lee Norwood-Green
BEST OVER 18 FEMALE IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Helen Jenkinson – Jenna Highfield – Claire Choat


BEST UNDER 18 MALE IN ALL FIELDS

Sam Bignall  – Jack Lovell Nesfield –  Reece Moss 


BEST UNDER 18 FEMALE IN ALL FIELDS
Gemma Clarke –  Elodie Fagan –  Kaytie Jones


BEST MALE IN DRAMA
Ryan McDonald  – John Bazley –  Lee Norwood-Green


BEST FEMALE IN DRAMA
Helen A. Kiely –  Claire Choat –  Helen Jenkinson


RISING STAR AWARD
Kaytie Jones –  Kay Espley  – Gaynor O’Grady


On the night there will also be the fellowship award given by Rob Littler the CEO to someone who does a lot to support and encourage the work of VML and also the Special Award – The Tony Bamber Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts In the Community.

The Big Sing Turns 1!

The Big Sing turned 1 year old today! Massive love and thank you to Sandra Fisher for the cake, drink, chocolates a lovely gesture from all of us at Big Sing.

The Big Sing is our open singing group where there are no performances, just fun! It takes place every Tuesday at 7-9pm in St Michael’s church hall and is open to all.

Contact us if you need more information.

VML member Lee wins Halton’s Got Talent

A very Proud moment for VML on Saturday Night! Lee Norwood-Green won the best Over 25’s category in Halton’s Got Talent. In a short space of time Lee has become an integral part of VML and it’s plans. He played several roles in Hamlet back in January to much praise; played a drag queen in Golden Songs  and a rabbi in Curtain Up Light the Lights! He also fufilled a lifetime ambition and played Frankenfurter in the Rocky Horror Set of Summer Song at the Brindley.

Lee is soon to appear in the VML Sketch Show next week also at the Brindley and then next spring takes on the pivotal role of Reverend Parish in our adaptation of The Crucible alongside his husband and fellow VML member Drew Norwood-Green. We salute you Lee and your performance in the final was stunning!