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Liss Olympic Scarecrow Festival

This takes place from 21st June to 24th June. Members of the community will be displaying their scarecrows in and around the village. Scarecow trail maps and voting slips will be available for £1.00 Get yours and ‘spot’ the scarecrows and vote for your favourite one!

QUIZ NIGHT – 24th March by Jane Webster

(This annual event has been won 4 times in a row by the Liss Artists. Here are their tips for success.)

With regard to the stunning victory of the Liss Artists in winning yet again, here are some tips for aspiring quiz teams:

  • Have a mixture of people with differing and sometimes strange knowledge bases
  • Have a memorable team name like paws for thought (made up of local dog walkers)
  • Be warned that Nigel (the quizmaster) has strange ideas about what constitutes knowledge
  • Make sure you have plenty of red/white wine to lubricate the brain
  • Appreciate the wonderful home made food made by a dedicated quiz team
  • Enjoy yourself

Matt Black – an evening with ‘Piano Man’ – 28th January 2012

By Annette Payne

Imagine the Triangle Centre turned into a cosy cabaret, packed with people at little tables, subdued lighting, a stage and a piano. And then in walks the man himself to a Rocky style fanfare – Matt Black, the Piano Man.

This was billed as a night you won’t forget, and lived up to its promise. Matt treated us to an evening of hilarious and sometimes irreverent anecdotes to piano accompaniment, interspersed with some contemporary pieces. I have to say that Matt’s piano-playing was very accomplished and truly amazing. This was a racy, pacy evening and we romped through pieces such as War Horse and Black Beauty, Titanic (with sound effects), Bohemian Rhapsody à la Mick Jagger(!), Tommy and 1940s trench songs at a breakneck and thrilling speed. I particularly enjoyed his one-liner questions, his British regional jokes, and his Elton John harmonies. I admire a man who can multi-task, in this case playing the piano whilst simultaneously knocking back a Budweiser. And as he said, the piano is a good choice of instrument as you can balance your beer on it. That set the tone for the evening. A good many glasses of wine were downed in very convivial and relaxed, candlelit surroundings. And there was lots of audience participation with ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’ with funny voices (I won’t say more, but it was fun) – and some good-natured heckling, which Matt responded with lightning-quick wit. We certainly couldn’t let him go without a couple of encores. We all agreed that it was a fantastic evening.

The Arabian Nights – 8th January

This was presented by the Proteus Theatre Company.

Review by Caitlin (aged 4)

I really liked all the coloured lights and the dancing. I was very good at the one we joined in with. The genie scared me when he came up, he was so big, and his gold dress reached right down to the floor. There was lots of funny bits and I did like those. The princess who looked like Barbie was very pretty. I had a tub of sweets that I ate all through the first bit, then I had an icecream. I was glad that there was more dressing up and stories after that, and I sat on a red chair with the other kids. We all laughed lots.

Liss Christmas Fair 2011

by Jacky Blackmore

Zephyr, a small local music group, provided a festive atmosphere and soothing music for this year’s Christmas Fair. The centre was full to bursting with people of all ages looking for unusual gifts and cards, stocking up with home- made chutneys, jams and cakes and enjoying mulled wine and mince pies from the coffee bar. A Lucky Dip and their own raffle was an attraction for the many children who accompanied parents, relatives and friends.

Stallholders came from the village and the wider community. The Raffle was a huge success offering over 50 prizes, thanks to the generous donation of prizes from local businesses. Donations from the Coffee Bar contributed £200 to the centre funds.

The Triangle Centre would like to thank all those who took part in this popular community event

Sing for your Supper – 2nd December 2011

by Marilyn Timney

The scene was set – in the Barn House the candles flickered, the fairy lights twinkled, the pianist struck the first chords, and with one voice the assembled guests began to sing for their suppers. The enticing aromas wafting from the kitchen encouraged the singers to give of their best in well-known carols and Christmas songs.
After this, a wide variety of excellent canapés was enjoyed, followed by a delicious main course. Next there was more singing, and some more adventurous singers attempted the descant harmony in “The First Noel” – with varying success!

The desserts were greatly appreciated after all the singing, although more than a few people found it difficult to make a choice. The answer of course was to have a little of all of them. There was plenty for the sweet-toothed to have seconds too.

The raffle was drawn, and the winners suitably impressed with the prizes. Our hosts for the evening, Wendy and David Self, were presented with a “thank “you” for their hospitality, then there was a final round of singing, ending with a rousing rendition of “ We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, which made the rafters ring.

The organisation of the event was excellent, and ensured that everyone had a very enjoyable evening. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Liss Arts Exhibition 2011

by Jacky Blackmore

Over 300 entries contributed to the success of this year’s Arts Exhibition. Acrylics, watercolours, pastels, mixed media, photographs and craft items by artists and crafts people from Liss and further afield were viewed by a steady stream of local people and those from the wider community. This year a decision had been made to hang the works by artist. This enabled viewers to easily locate all the works of a particular artist and was generally appreciated.

Sales were healthy with prints and cards selling partcularly well.

The Preview Party was well attended by artists and their guests and, subsequently, refreshments and light lunches were available daily in the Triangle Coffee Bar for exhibitors and viewers.
Feedback from the public was very positive and next year we intend to encourage further entries of craft work. Please contact the office: info@liss-triangle-centre.org.uk if you would like to be included in the distribution list for next year’s exhibiton.

British Tomato Week: 21 – 27 May

Tomatoes

Sarah’s Lunchtime Kitchen will be celebrating British Tomato Week with a special selection of dishes, made with the freshest, tastiest British tomatoes . Drop in and enjoy a delicious lunch on Tuesday Wednesday Thursday from 12.15 – 2.00

Tomatoes Tomatoes

Volunteer Opportunity

The After-School Club is looking for a volunteer to provide 1 to 1 support to a girl aged 10 years.

Please email: sandyturner206@yahoo.co.uk

The Triangle After-School Club provides fun and stimulating care for children aged 4 to 14 years. Children can access freely chosen play, socialise with friends, do homework or join in with a wide range of themed activities—all within a safe & friendly environment with qualified play workers. The club is open from 3:15 to 6pm during school terms.

ZUMBA time change from 14th May!

On Mondays from the 19th March, new Zumba classes will be starting, from 10.00 – 11.00am and 7.30.00 – 8.30.00pm.
The cost is £5.00 a session and pre-booking is not required.
Your Instructor will be Yvonne Grayson – pinkpersonaltraining@talktalk.net. Please contact Yvonne if you have any questions.