Stuart Tulloch spoke about Firstsite at our first meeting of 2018. He explained that Firstsite is a contemporary Art Gallery in Colchester which opened in 2011. Shaped in a spectacular golden crescent it is a work of art in its own right. It houses not only a gallery but also has an auditorium and meeting rooms which can be hired out for a variety of uses.
New Year Dinner
On Wednesday 17th January thirty-five members met at the Blue Anchor in Feering for our annual New Year dinner. The group decided some years ago that it was a better idea to have the dinner in January, rather than in December, which is a very busy month for most people. This is the fourth year we have held the event at the Blue Anchor and again we were delighted with the service and with our meals.
Angela and all the staff were helpful with the organisation of the event and attentive during the evening. We had the Garden Room to ourselves - it was warm and comfortable, the room and tables were beautifully decorated and it was clear that everyone enjoyed themselves.
We hope to carry on this tradition in future years and we thank Betty and Lynne for all they did to make sure that our New Year dinner was a success.
Marion Pettit visited us in February to tell us about the Chelmsford Ballet Company. Founded in 1949 by Joan Weston it is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.
Members come from far and wide, not just from Essex. They will be performing The Snow Queen at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford from 21st to 24th March.