Thursday, May 21, 2020

A kind-hearted hairdresser is offering free cuts to Weston and Worle residents in return for a donation to the NHS.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pop-up markets organised by the Sovereign Centre and the Weston Collective before the outbreak of Covid-19 have raised funds to feed staff at Weston Hospital.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As a gesture of appreciation for key workers, a funeral director is offering a reduced-price package during lockdown.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Advice on helping people with complex mental health needs through lockdown has ‘been notably absent’ from Government information, according to a Weston charity.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Feeding police officers and delivering food to vulnerable people in the community for free has been keeping a Weston pub in business.

Monday, April 27, 2020

A popular butcher’s shop in Worle High Street has now fully reopened after prioritising delivering meat, dairy and staple-item food boxes to customers in Weston and surrounding areas for the past few weeks, as well as supporting charities.

Friday, April 24, 2020

A selfless seafront café owner has kept her business open to feed hospital staff, the homeless and to stop vulnerable and anxious people from having to go out for groceries.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

A small family business which sells sporting memorabilia in Weston organised for 58 roast dinners to be delivered to NHS and key workers as a surprise on Easter Sunday.

Friday, April 17, 2020

One of the most eagerly-awaited events in Weston’s calendar would have been unveiled to an excited audience at the beginning of the month, if it were not for the coronavirus crisis bringing the 2020 summer season to a crashing halt.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

To stop hackers taking advantage of the increase in home working since lockdown, an IT company is offering free security checks to local charities, and to the first 25 businesses in Weston which request it.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Protecting and caring for your children is as important as ever during these uncertain times, says a North Somerset legal practice.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A professional will writer recognising that people need to get their affairs in order now more than ever is offering her services at half price during the coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Pets which become ill during this time of businesses being closed and people being told to stay at home will still be treated, assures a North Somerset vet practice.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

More than 2,000 slices of bread have been buttered by a Weston café which has been giving out packed lunches to children since before the schools closed due to the coronavirus.

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Weston-run company which organises corporate events, festivals and concerts all over the world has turned its attention closer to home, helping vulnerable people in the town.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A concern for the wider community, as well as for its service users, prompted a Weston care agency to provide and distribute care packages for vulnerable people who are housebound due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

I have said this before but it’s always a worry when a local am dram group takes on one of my favourite ever musicals, which happened with the latest Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society (WODS) production which opened at Weston’s Blakehay Theatre last night (Wednesday).

Friday, October 25, 2019

Weston Operatic Society (WOS) made a brave choice in performing Broadway spectacular Mack & Mabel for its second production during its 110th anniversary year at the Playhouse this week, but judging by the rapturous audience reaction to the show last night, it was one which has paid dividends.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The award-winning youth section of Weston Operatic Society were on (big) top form when their newest show, Barnum, opened at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston last night (Wednesday).

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

You would be hard pressed to find a more heart-warming show than Calendar Girls – The Musical which is playing at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I had always wondered why a simple murder mystery has become the longest-running West End show of all time above all the technical wizardry, catchy songs and flamboyant staging of the modern musical, so I tiptoed towards the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Monday), deerstalker on head, and magnifying glass in hand, to catch the opening night of The Mousetrap.

Friday, June 14, 2019

‘It only takes one match to burn a thousand trees’ according to Welsh rocker Kelly Jones of the band, Stereophonics, at a gig last night (Thursday) but luckily for the forest in Gloucestershire which provided the backdrop to it, there was no chance of that happening due to the unseasonal June downpours.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Always happy to revisit my childhood years, I skipped along in the pouring rain to the Bristol Hippodrome for the opening night of Fame – The Musical last night (Monday).

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Despite a promo featuring a Barbie doll dressed in Shakespearean robes, I was not overly excited about seeing Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society’s (WODS) production of Twelfth Night last night (Thursday), thinking it would be dull and dry.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rarely does a piece of theatre totally envelope you in its duvet-like folds, taking you away from everything going on in your own life for two and a half hours as much as Rain Man did at The Playhouse when it opened there last night (Monday).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Proving you don’t need elaborate sets and amazing special effects to put on a jolly good stage show, Dirty Dusting, with its saucy-seaside-postcard-style humour arrived at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare last night (Tuesday), to rapturous applause.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The perfect way to keep your little darlings entertained during a school holiday in winter came in the form of a lively schoolboy whose colourful hot-dog bedecked car crashed into Bristol’s Hippodrome last night (Wednesday).

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It would be absolutely criminal if the hilarious comedy scripts of Galton and Simpson never saw the light of day again after their initial airing in the 1950s, so I was pleased to see the grumpy ramblings they wrote with well-known comedian Tony Hancock are being brought to a whole new audience, by way of a touring stage show.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Horrible Histories is a well-known series of books which have been made into a TV series and now theatre productions which bring the past in all its gruesome glory to life for children in a fun and humorous way, so they do not realise they are actually learning.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

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