Christmas got off to a flyer at the Club on Saturday as the Hockey Section celebrated with their Christmas Bash. Kathy & Phil Langridge did a great job organising the event and after they dressed the room, the club had a very Christmassy feel. Good pre-match prep for the Ladies Vets Hockey Team who won 4-1 the following day against Alderley Edge.
After a winning weekend last week for both teams, the Spartans have an away game in Newcastle and they then a trek back up the M6 to the Club for the Spartans Christmas Party Night this Saturday evening so another full house is expected. They will be able to enjoy the Jennings festive brew called Red Breast, which went down well last year at the Club.
When you are down at the Club, you will see that work has started on the tennis courts, in that the first of the green courts is now out of action with the perimeter fence being moved. Other building news involves the showers. There is a bigger problem with the showers than the contractor anticipated. Apologies for the delay and inconvenience but a solution is being looked into.
Many of you will know that John Walman is now off for a few weeks following his knee operation. We all wish him well in his recovery and we will see him back here in the New Year.
Saturday 14th December 19
Manchester Village Spartans Christmas Dinner
7pm for a 7.30 pm sit down dinner
Just a reminder that the Clubhouse will be open for from 14.30 on Christmas Eve. Bring your friends for a Christmas drink and to see the Clubhouse.
Saturday 18th January
From Here to Absurdity.......Comedy Sketch Show
Tickets are £10 each and are already starting to sell
If you fancy live comedy that’s a bit different to regular stand-up, and enjoy a show that recalls the spirit of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe, the satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity could well be to your taste.
The show lasts for about 90 minutes and comprises about 30 sketches and songs, written and assembled by Richard Kelly –a politics lecturer at Manchester Grammar School and a freelance contributor to Private Eye and the Spectator. The material focuses on the assorted idiocies of modern life, targeting (for example) political correctness, rapacious estate agents, irritating telephone salesmen, oily counsellors, brutal gynaecologists, sad round-robin writers, deaf parents, men who can’t cook, men who can’t speak, birth, marriage, divorce and death. (please note this review is from their website as I don't have any view on the likes of oily counsellors or brutal gynaecologists!)
Following its success at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show has played at the Buxton, Chester and York comedy festivals as well as numerous pubs, clubs and theatres across the country. A series with Radio 4 is currently being negotiated.
Some of the 2020 Plans & Ideas
Meet the Neighbours
Valentines Food Friday.....errrr friday 14th Feb 2020
Club Quiz Night - booked for 21st Feb
Comedy Night - booked for Friday 6th March 2020
Motown & Soul Night - booked for 13 March 2020
Race Night to be booked for Feb 2020
Opera Evening is booked for 7th March. More details to follow.
Sunday Roast & Rugby (2 England games are on a Sunday in the 6 Nations)
Spanish Themed Food Friday