Call for Performers

Broxtowe Borough Council have planted a Stream of Poppies down the hillside in King George’s Park, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Bramcote children took part in a symbolic planting on 21 April and the poppies are expected to be in full bloom at the end of June.

A short play with music, Beyond the Bluebells, written by Pat Ashworth and directed by Julian Hanby, will be a major part of a commemoration service in the park on Sunday 1 July at 2.30pm. It’s about the 15 men from Bramcote who died. We need men roughly between the ages of 17 and 40 (but it doesn’t matter if you’re 50 and look 40, or 15 and look 17) to play the soldiers. There’s very little line-learning involved and the singing is un-showy and to familiar tunes. We also need people of any age for the ensemble and to play other parts.

Come to an initial lunchtime meeting in St Michael’s church centre on Church Street, from 1pm – 2.30pm on Sunday 13 May, to find out what’s involved and to have a read-through of the script. Just turn up, or for more details, email Pat Ashworth,


  1. Hi, walked the stream of poppies today and it is likely to only be a trickle, unless some seeds have been planted over the last few days. I walked along the river today and most areas have less than 2 plants/m2 and many areas have no plants coming through. I would recommend a check and consider re-seeding or transplanting young plants


    1. I have forwarded your comment to Cllr Martin Plackett for his consideration and response. Did you tick the notification box so that you will be notified of any replies?


  2. Will be reporting to tomorrow’s CAT meeting, with an update being posted on Bramcote Today later in the day.


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