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November 2015


"Barkloughly Castle call they this at hand?"...

...asks Richard II as we did too, driving into present day Berkeley - the castle dominates the road into the centre of this delightful town where Sue was to speak  to the Wales and West Old Girtonians.  

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 ‘Berkeley Castle from the East’ attributed to Jacob Knyff (1630-81) - permission to use granted by Berkeley Castle Charitable Trust www.berkeley-castle.com

The brief was simple: the story of the most recent 50 years of her life. She held them enthralled as she spoke about her work in the theatre, opera and television and the continuing story of Shakespeare Link and the Willow Globe. 

Click on the link below if you would like to read Sue's story of the Willow Globe (originally written for the Radnorshire Transactions) upon which much of her talk was based:

The Story of the Willow Globe.pdf

 It seems to be the season for us to be invited to give talks, and we have addressed the local Mothers Union, Womens Institutes and Builth Wells Heritage Society.

Apple Day marks the start of the apple pressing season and we've now pressed about 200 bottles.


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Photos © Lydia Booth

It's also the season to prepare the theatre for next year and 'nickm' and 'jess' are getting ready to prune for next year, although the WIllow Globe is currently looking rather splendid in a golden crown of leaves!


Photo © Lydia Booth

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The admin prep is underway too and we hope by the New Year to be announcing the plans for the 2016 season.

Have-a-go has re-started after the summer break with fortnightly workshops in Rhayader (Merchant of Venice), Builth Wells (Othello) and Llandrindod Wells (Julius Caesar). It's not too late to join in the fun - workshop times can be found HERE if you want to Have-a-go yourself.


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