06 Nov The Freewheelers are honoured by Queen’s top award!
Here is my drama blog for this week. As we did quite a lot I may not mention everything, but will try and mention most items we did. We had no visitors and those not there were: Luke H.
We started with Brandon talking about two Freewheelers events coming up this week. The first being tomorrow at The Bridge Centre, Leatherhead, where Monday and Tuesday’s drama sessions take place.
This is when HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux DL, comes to present The Freewheelers with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. I am going to this as a founder Freewheeler member.
The second event is a Freewheelers Film and Music Night, Dorking Halls, November 1st, from 7.30pm. I think I am also going to this, along with other Freewheeler members who are performing or are in films that are being shown.
Brandon then told us all he went to an activity at The National Theatre on the South Bank over the week; he went with his son, Sebastian, to this and performed on stage – as the most of the children in his group did not want to go on stage.
Mathew James then said he was interviewed for the choir he is in over the weekend, and mentioned The Freewheelers and other personal items.
Brandon said that he and Chris Crane are going to see someone who works at a Bus Museum next Monday, for the filming to the bus section for the Tomorrow song scene from Destiny Betrayed. I think we then had lunch.
In the afternoon we started with watching a Fawlty Towers episode called Communication Problems, with Basil Fawlty (played by John Cleese) as the rude manager of a hotel in Torquay. In the episode we saw there was a lady who is deaf, who complains about view from her window. Basil Fawlty replies, “What do expect from a Torquay hotel window – Sydney Opera House?” The same woman also complains about not having a view of the sea, and Basil replies, “You can see the sea – it is between the land and the sky!” Very funny and very rude.
Next, we performed our own version in groups. I was with Sam, Nick and a Freewheeler volunteer and we performed an earlier part of the episode, with Basil Fawlty talking to the Major about betting on a horse without his wife, Sybil, finding out. We then performed to each other and said what we thought of them. We finished off with a drama game all together.
In conclusion I think today’s session went well and I hope the rest will agree!