Sunday, 21 February 2010

Teenz & Kidz Drama Workshop

Taken the afternoon off today as we have been at the Civic Hall, Conwy, every night for the last week working on the annual Teenz & Kidz pantomime. This year's show was Goldilocks and the Three bears.

This drama workshop was set-up 15 years ago this week with the aim of " Getting the Kids off the streets" and the membership is open to all and consists of a diverse background. I enjoy being the Chairman of this group and also Chief Bottle Washer as the feedback we receive from the local schools and parents is very positive regarding the confidence and self esteem these children build up whilst being members of the group. It was a first panto for a few of our members this year and they were totally confident when it came to going on the stage, which is credit to our tutors and volunteers.
Some of the laughs were at my expense though as there were a few Priestley one liners put in to the script!!! Even the children were ad-libbing by the end of the week!!!

Teenz and Kidz are a group of volunteers who rely on the children paying subs each week and fundraising to survive. We also receive donations from Conwy and Llandudno Town Councils and local business's who are very generous even in these difficult times. We also hold a number of activities each year and now run the annual Llandudno Junction Fun day, held in the Summer on Cae Derw playing field.

We finished the panto last night and the feedback from the audience was very positive indeed, last nights attendance was around 100. The Children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and so did I working with 4 others backstage on the scenery. This morning we went back to the Civic Hall to clear up. Next Saturday we have a party for the Children to celebrate and recognise their success.
It really is a tonic to see the children not only grow in confidence but smile, laugh and generally have a great time.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Delivering in Aberconwy

A good team was out this morning and what a productive morning it was too. I was particularly pleased to be joined by some students who offered to help with my campaign after the Question Time debate in Llandrillo College. A great big thank you to all that helped this morning (not all pictured here, as three volunteers were camera shy!!) there was a "Buzz".
Time out this afternoon, hope to catch the Welsh Rugby game.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Well today is my Birthday and I am spending the evening with my family. My girls have baked a cake and we are going to have a "Fish Supper".
Question: Where is the best Fish & Chip Shop in our area?
My favourites: Enochs Llandudno Junction
Harbour View Deganwy
Fish Tram Chips Llandudno

Monday, 8 February 2010

Conference Over

Well Conference is over, training is complete, my team is assembled and ready for sore feet!

We have been out now for some time and are at present delivering our next leaflet, over 700 delivered in Llanrwst this weekend whilst I was at conference. (Thanks Gang)

This week we will be Phoning, delivering and talking to residents in Aberconwy. I feel ready for the challenge and hard work ahead after listening to Nick and Kirsty this weekend.

See what happened at conference: