Artsreach – Stage Show – Friday 30th November

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

An Edwardian Magic show from acclaimed actor Neil Gore

Townsend Theatre Productions is delighted to announce the return of its critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Robert Tressell’s 1914 novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a unique document. A novel of humour and sharply observed characterisation, it is also a passionate defence of socialist ideas and one of the first truly imaginative portrayals of life written from a working-class perspective.

Using Magic Lantern, projected animation, political conjuring tricks, live music and song, and with the Great Money Trick as its centrepiece, join acclaimed actor Neil Gore and follow the painters and decorators who struggle to maintain themselves and their families through hard work, poverty, and the constant fear of unemployment, whilst renovating a large town-house for the local mayor, Mayor Sweater. Recommended 11+


The show is in Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Road on Friday 30th November 2018 at 7.30pm.

Tickets £9 adult / £6 U18 / £25 family 4 (max 2 adults).

Tickets from Tim Clayton on 07443 659912, from Cornerhouse Stores or

School/Community Swimming Pool appeal

Save Our Swimming Pool SOS

Broadmayne Swimming Pool, located at the First School, was built by parents in the 1970s and is now in need of some major investment to keep it open to children and the local community.

We are through to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund and really need your votes to help us secure £25,000.

All you need to do is click this link. Vote here. and if you are not an Aviva customer, just register to vote.

Voting closes November 20th 2018.

If you have already voted or want to donate directly to our renovation project, you can see more about our proposals and make a pledge (no matter how small) on our Crowdfunder page. Pledge here

Many thanks – FABS (Friends at Broadmayne School)

Children in Need ‘Epic’ Quiz – 16th November

Children in Need Quiz 2018

On Friday the 16th November at the Methodist Church in Broadmayne the ‘EPIC’ youth group will be holding what has become their annual event for ‘Children in Need’.

It’s from 5 pm to 6-15 pm. Refreshments will be served by the young people and there will be a box for donations to ‘Children in Need’.

Please tell your friends, family and neighbours about this event.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. It’s a night when children (and adults) help other children. It’s fun for all the family.


We have received today, news from Damory of a change to the No5 route for TOMORROW due to a road closure. They say:

Due to where the road is closed there is no diversion possible to serve West Knighton. During these times the service 5 will have to divert through Warmwell to serve Crossways. This will mean the 5 will not be able to serve West Knighton or West Stafford. Broadmayne passengers would have to use the bus stops on the A352.

Twisted Tales – 6th October


Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love & how to wash blood stains out of a carpet.

Inspired by cult classics including The Twilight Zone and BBC’s ‘Inside No 9’ expect a comic thriller of a night with not one, not two, but three short plays guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.

This is the hugely popular ‘Owdyado Theatre’s fifth touring show and gathers together three distinct and distinguished writing voices.
Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?

Why have three strangers; a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy and an introverted blogger been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery?

Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for HER to return and the “thing I can’t say” to begin?

How will two children’s’ TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out? All they have is their wits, their arts & crafts skills & a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet.