Sussex Area enjoyed their Autumn Members’ Day with an entertaining talk by former stage manager Brian Freeland and a wonderful demonstration by National Demonstrator, Alan Beatty.
Brian (pictured left) took a sideways look at theatre life, describing the joys and pitfalls of working with actors, opera singers and ballet dancers, as well as what life could be like on tour....….
Alan Beatty then gave his interpretation of ‘Gallimaufry’, which he described as a 'medley of things’. Using glorious flowers (including some fabulous proteas) and a very entertaining 'commentary', members were treated to a stunning array of arrangements, to the delight of those winning raffle prizes. The next day, he led a inspiring workshop: a real treat for everyone who took part.