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Air in G event - Party Vibes

BIRTHDAY GIRLS: PARTY VIBES

 

Fresh from success at the Edinburgh Fringe, critically acclaimed comedy trio Birthday Girls are coming to Gloucestershire to perform their show: PARTY VIBES, which combines sketch show with night out. Expect a kaleidoscope of naughtiness, hilarity and hedonism as the trio take the audience on a no-holds-barred journey from pre-lash to finale kebabs.

 

This high-energy, feel-good show will be packed with their unique brand of puerile, rambunctious (and sometimes rude!) sketches and pumping music punctuated by try-hard dancing, which cannot help but leave audiences laughing, buzzing and ready to carry on the party. Join the girls as they prove that what happens in Gloucestershire stays in Gloucestershire!

 

Saturday 12th November

Prosecco Bar opens 7pm

Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets £8.50. Adults only.

Available from the North Nibley Village Shop or email: bookings@northnibleyhall.org. or phone : 08454674118

 

' Exuberantly silly, consistently imaginative and delightfully playful' - Guardian

 

Birthday Girls perform regularly on the live comedy circuit and have recently written and performed sketches for ITV2 comedy entertainment series @elevenish. They are also working with producers Turtle Canyon on a mini web series and developing other scripts for TV and online. They have featured on BBC Radio 4's Sketchoramaand appeared in BBC1's Absolutely Fabulous. Beattie, Rose and Camille are all former members of critically-acclaimed sketch group Lady Garden ('Britain's funniest women' - Telegraph), who also performed regularly at the Edinburgh Festival, were finalists in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition, and appeared on BBC3's Live at the Electric.

 

This year Beattie has reprised her lead role in the BBC3 sitcom JOSH, and also filmed roles in the film Bridget Jones's Baby and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Camille also appears in the prior mentioned Ab Fab film, and has recently performed roles in Limbo, a pilot for BBC3 and Lee and Dean, a project for Channel 4. Rose has been writing for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The News Quiz, and starred in Turtle Canyon Comedy's web series Charity Starts at Home.

Hall History

Fund raising for the Village Hall started in 1945, towards the end of the Second World War with the "Welcome Home" Fund, which ran varied events such as gymkhanas, whist drives, produce shows and even travelling road shows, with the informal aim of building a community facility.

The Parish Council became interested, and in 1958 reached agreement to build a Village Hall on a plot of land bought for the peppercorn sum of £1. North Nibley Village Hall was finally completed in 1959, at a cost of £2,589. The official opening ceremony was on February 20th 1960. The Village had raised circa £1 a head to make it happen - the Gazette reported this was "a far higher average than could be found in any city for a communal project".

A larger, separate kitchen was added later. The Hall was extended by the football club to provide a changing room and showers. Improvements to windows, heating and internal decor took place in the early 1980's.

In 2005 the "Hall4All! Project" was started, with the aim of improving the Hall building and developing the range of activities, thus ensuring a sustainable future. Extensive consultations were held with the Parish, with surveys conducted to identify the most important issues. Although consideration was given to building a new Hall at the Recreation Field, this was discounted due to covenant restrictions on that land. The decision was therefore taken to develop the existing building.

The hard work and optimism of the Community, led by the Chairman Ruth Kirkup, was rewarded in 2008, with the successful bid for money from the Big Lottery Fund. This, together with other grants, and tireless fund raising, enabled the necessary £150,000 to be raised. Between 2005 and 2011 over £180,000 will have been spent on the Hall. The work has included an energy makeover; construction of an annexe, providing a meeting room and new toilets, disabled access; and the expansion of the main hall and renovation of its floor; and the extension and refurbishment of the kitchen. The celebratory opening of the Annexe was held in September 2009.

Thanks to a Big Lottery Reaching Communities Grant and associated funding of a paid part-time Hall Development Worker for 2 years, the number and type of activities taking place at the Hall have expanded. Bookings have increased, footfall has risen and the sustainable future hoped for looks achievable. Open to all activities include adult education classes, (delivered via WEA) line dancing, Nia Dancing, Village Eye and events in collaboration with local partners GL11, Arts in Rural Gloucestershire, World Jungle and The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury. Private bookings have shown a substantial increase, providing welcome revenue. Pre School continues to enjoy its improved venue in term time. The main hall has been host to the Music Festival evening and several parties, some with live bands, while the Meeting Room has proved more than adequate for Maths tuition, courses and local meetings.