THEATRE NEWS

(from Maggie Holliday)

The U3A Theatre Club at Randjes is currently in recess, but will be aiming to present their next production in early 2019.   One of their handicaps, is a severe shortage of men, which is very limiting in selecting plays! We are a very social group of 12 members, who meet every couple of months. So if you are interested - or could be cajoled or persuaded to join us -  please get in touch with Maggie Holliday at 011-440-6832.

Included is a pic of the cast from our last play - NIGHT MUST FALL, by Emlyn Williams, in which we departed from the usual static play-reading by introducing some movement and using props - which gave the actors plenty of headaches, but increased the enjoyment of the audience. Or so they told us!

So consider joining, and enjoy taking part in a creative and fun activity.


A VISIT TO NORSCOT KOPPIES AND KINGFISHER NATURE RESERVE BY THE RANDJES BIRDERS IN MAY 2018

(from Carol Alexander)

We had a most enjoyable morning at Kingfisher Nature Reserve. We were joined by Gill Huddy whom we are very happy to welcome to our birding group.

We were met at Kingfisher by Mary Borkett, the volunteer Curator, and made to feel very welcome. She gave us a little talk on how the whole area and Reserve came about and why it cannot be developed by anyone.

Then we visited the big hide that overlooks the main dam and saw Coots and Moorhens. After that we walked around the side of the dam and saw Spotted Thick-knees, a Whitethroated Canary, Darkcaps, a Female Thickbilled Weaver, Sparrows building a nest, a Pied Crow, Common Mynahs, a Hadeda Ibis and a Fiscal Flycatcher.

Then Mary joined us for coffee and whet our appetites with her description of her garden that abuts the Nature Reserve, and invited us to join her next summer to enjoy it with her and her husband.