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Moving to the 70’s with a night of Burt Bacharach

A super fun night with Penny, Geoffrey, Sue, Margaret and Sue. Sue  knew all the songs!!

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Rose Lodge at the Sidmouth Pavilion Theatre

25 tickets, a coach, Rosemobile, drinks and food and we descended onto the Pavilion on Monday afternoon. An early Xmas show with well known music which we all enjoyed and joined the whole theatre in the songs. Who made it on Monday? 17 residents (we had unexpected colds doing rounds) – Phillipa, Clorin, Ethne, Ethel, Clare, Birt, Harry, Gerry, Betty, Joy, Joyce, John, Dennis, Rene, Reg, Enid, Harry. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

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How can you get Rose Lodge gang to Sidmouth Theatre with 2hour notice?

The answer is Karen of course. Thank you Karen. the show was great and everyone gave it thumbs up on the way back. Music through 40’s,50’s and 60’s. We sang and we danced – Gerry and other people in the audience could not help themselves 😆

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What a perfect show


A few of us outside the theatre

Mr Hespin and Maslen George on Stage

A jolly knees-up on stage

Miss Councell and Maslen George on stage

Well the theatre show at the Blackmore Theatre was a roaring succcess. A number of residents attended the performances on Saturday and Sunday, and two of our residents were on the stage delighting the audience on both days. It turns out that ‘being on stage’ is a bit like other experts skills such as singing, gardening, polishing shoes etc, in that people can retain those expert skills well into their dementia. Both our residents looked like fish in the water and were obviously enjoying themselves tremendously. Just look at these pictures!