Archives from 11 / 2009
It’s an Ethical Wrap!
On this weekend’s to-do list: ‘Search my office and storeroom for Christmas recycling opportunities.’
Is it just me or does it seem like only a few months ago that we were putting the Christmas decorations back upstairs in their box ready for next year. And how come I’m still finding bits of last year’s green glitter around my house (or was that the year before)?
I love decorating things. I love buying this year’s ‘in’ colour Christmas wrapping paper with matching or co-ordinating ribbons and bows for all my carefully chosen gifts and surprises.
But this year I’ve decided to do something different. As a wedding planner I tend to collect piles of wedding magazines and flyers, either bought publications or random leaflets handed to me at countless wedding shows. Of course, after I’ve taken what I need from them such as suppliers info etc, it’s always useful to have some lying around for inspiration, but I have to admit that after this some of them just sit there in piles in case I ever need them again. I also possess random bits of ribbon from events I’ve done and leftover place name cards and half-used candles that got put in a box at the end of an event and stored away… forever!
So this Christmas, I’ll be lighting the half-used candles, I’ll be making gift tags from the place name cards and my family, friends and business colleagues will be receiving their gifts wrapped in recycled wedding magazine pages tied with random bits of ribbon from events I’ve done. All wrapped beautifully of course!
Posted Sat, 28 Nov, by Jennie Beard in Celebrations
Players Angels at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
Written by Amanda Whittington, ‘Players Angels’ is soon to be performed at The Lantern Theatre by Sheffield amateur theatre group The Dilys Guite Players. Based on the real life stories of women working in the tobacco industry, the play runs from Monday 14th December to Saturday 19th December.
“It’s 1953 and all the girls want to work at Players, the biggest and best employer in town. The Players Angels have a good wage, a tobacco allowance and quite a reputation. On the factory floor, Cyn dreams of being a beauty queen and Vee adjusts to married life. Widowed Glad and her young supervisor Bill have a secret of their own. When Glad’s young niece Mae comes to work at Players, they won’t be able to keep it for long.”
The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield’s only small Victorian theatre, is in Nether Edge. Tickets available via the Lantern Theatre website tickets page or call 0114 236 2608. Tickets are £6.50 pre-paid and £7 on the door. Starts @7.30pm. See you there!
Posted Sat, 21 Nov, by Jennie Beard in General