11th December 2023

Members, staff and volunteers staged their own production of the Nativity this year, complete with a travelling unicorn and unscripted appearances by Tilly the poodle.

The cast was led by 101-year-old Marjorie as Mary, with club volunteer Annette playing Joseph and all other parts by a mix of club members, volunteers and staff. It was performed to an enthusiastic audience of club members and their families before everyone joined in to sing traditional carols. 

Club manager Louise Gover, who took part as the narrator, said: "We wanted to do something traditional but with our own Old Silk Works stamp on it. It is traditional with a few liberties taken, very much in the spirit of the club. The most important thing was to include everyone who wanted to be involved and have some fun telling the familiar story in our own way."

A new Old Silk Works tradition

Lou added: "We are so grateful to Wendy Waller, our regular volunteer who worked so hard getting all the props made. Club members did their bit too, painting the stable and backdrops and making the animals. It's been a brilliant project for everyone to get involved in. 

"We may have started a new club tradition, or perhaps we'll turn our hand to panto next year!"