January Meeting 2016
Our first meeting of the New Year was very well attended. Rebecca Perry from Colchester Zoo gave us a very interesting and informative talk telling us how the Zoo has evolved over the years. We learned about endangered species, breeding progammes and the large amount of different creatures in their care. These range from tiny insects to large elephants.
The Competition was well supported with many furry creatures. The winners were a sloth, a camel and a wombat
The Snow Queen
Twenty four WI members joined eighteen Trefoil Guild members to visit Snape Maltings Concert Hall on 9th December to see the Co-Op Juniors performance of The Snow Queen.
We arrived at Snape in time for lunch and then spent some time browsing the interesting shops and galleries until the show started.
Over one hundred children took part with the youngest aged six. They told the story of the Snow Queen through song and dance. We were all amazed at the professionalism of such young children and their talent for song and dance, the quality was that of a top London show.
One of the most magical moments was when a dancer dressed as a penguin tapped the top of four large eggs at the front of the stage. They cracked open to reveal four of the youngest members of the cast as baby penguins, who then rolled and flapped, as youngsters do, a perfect example of their skill.
The costumes were also excellent, with change after change during the performance. We came away with a real buzz and the spirit of Christmas.
Our tree at the Christmas Tree Festival, held in St. Mary's church was covered in
angels, this year. Members were once again very creative producing a wonderful
array of angels in all shapes, sizes and materials.
The tree was very well received by all who visited the festival during the first
weekend in December.