It is with mixed emotions that we have brought the Emma’s Trust charity to an end, but Emma’s legacy will continue in our community for many years. The spectacular Summer Festival, last September saw the charity achieve its aim ‘to go out with a bang’! The musical finale will be remembered for years to come. Our family and friends will, of course hold Emma’s memory dear forever, but the thousands of young lives the Trust has encouraged in the last ten years wil...l undoubtedly carry her legacy forward. In May the Trustees handed out its final awards to local youngsters, helping them pursue sport or performing arts. From the remaining funds £10,000 was given to support a two year scheme of education projects at The Theatre. Emma loved taking part in performances and teaching dance at the Theatre, it’s a jewel in Chippy’s crown which is very close to our aims and aspirations as a charity. A legacy contribution will also go towards the Lido refurbishment scheme, a special and much loved amenity where Emma learnt to swim and then became a lifeguard. The Trust has also donated to Chipping Norton School and The Cotswold School, making a fund available to offer an annual ‘Emma’s Trust Award’ to the most deserved pupil.
We are so incredibly proud of what has been achieved in the last ten years - supporting local young people and projects which Emma would have loved. In total Emma’s Trust has given away over £130,000, making a difference to over 11,000 young people’s lives. We have no doubt Emma is incredibly proud of what our small community has helped us achieve in her name. We would like to thank everyone who helped us along the way.
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Best of luck to all the Mature Company!
Mature Company rehearsals have started! We can't wait to hear what it sounds like when they're joined by the Young Company and then our Pros! EXCITING 🎤🎪🎼
David Southeard had a page turner with him today, I'm not sure she's quite big enough to be in the show yet though! 😍😁😘
Something for the adults...
Who doesn't love GIN?
Who doesn't love the multi- award winning The Cotswolds Distillery Gin??
Come and learn all about the history of gin, how to make the pe...rfect glass and have a free (large) G&T on them!
Saturday 30th September. 4pm. In the Big Top.
A massive highlight of YIMBY Festival is certainly the Chipping Norton Literary Festival programme on Saturday 30th September - it's TOTALLY FREEEEEEEE! If you're aged 4+ there's something for you here x
We've got four amazingly brilliant Scribble! events for children at YIMBY Festival on 30 September. Join our four authors at Chippy Cricket club. And they're a...ll FREEEEEE!
Join author and illustrator Mini Grey as she shows you how to make surprise magic-themed mini-books. Mini's latest book, The Bad Bunnies Magic Show, is the tale of two rabbits called Abra and Cadabra who work for Hypno the magician and they have some hilarious surprises waiting for you!
for ages 7 - 12
Zak Simmonds-Hurn draws comics, lots of them, and now he'll show you how to draw your comic. You will create your own individual character from scratch and then run through facial expressions and how they can be used to help tell a story. Next, get hints and tips for how to get the most out of comic frames and speech bubbles, and finally put all this into use and create a short four-panel story with your character as the star!
Chocolate should be taught!" said Road Dahl. And as the inventor of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, who are we to disagree with Mr Dahl?! Let storyteller Lucy Walters guide you on a delicious history of chocolate through some very unexpected places - first stop is the Aztecs and the cacao bean. Can you guess where our journey will take us next?
for ages 10 - 13
Build up your writing skills with author Bali Rai who writes thrilling stories for all age ranges. Give your book ideas a real workout, let Bali help you develop your ideas into an impressively strong plot. And think about how to make that opening paragraph grab your readers! Bali promises a really fun approach to getting your stories in peak condition and ready for reading.
*** MEET OUR PRO COMPANY***
From Top left: Oliver Brooks, Debbie Jenkins, Sam Toland and Jennifer Tierney. Bottom left: Jodie Nolan, Antony Hansen, Bethan Blak...ely and Shaun Dalton.
Have you got your tickets for the Gala Concert? Sunday 1st Oct, C/N Cricket Club, door open at 6pm for lovely food and drink! Tickets from Theatre Box Office 01608 642350
As if the workshops, installations and Cotswold Farm Park wasn't enough! Well, adults, there's something for you too!
@cotswoldfarmpark will be joining us at YIMBY Festival on Saturday 30th September... lots of fluffy chicks, rabbits, ducks and much more to be held and stroked!... Look out for them and maybe even the bossman Adam!👀 #CotswoldFarmPark #AdamHenson #chippingnorton #YIMBY #YIMBYfestival #chippingnortonfestival #chippingnortontheatre #bigfeastival