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Andy Kind, Stand-Up Comedy

Andy Kind Stand-Up Comedy Night, The Depot, Lowestoft Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 22 September 2015 and The Lowestoft Journal, 2 October 2015 Stand-up comedy that’s not in a pub or club atmosphere might appear to present certain challenges. A Christian stand-up may sound like an oxymoron. However, the mark of a good performer is to take the show to an audience. Andy Kind is a talented storyteller, not simply a joke-teller, pointing out our common frailties and absurdities in the human journey with his unique observational comedy style. Improvising through banter with a few individuals in the audience he cleverly exploited every comment, every piece of unintended material. Needing neither bad language nor cruel mockery, his stories of people in situations we recognise – his family, marriage, children, school, living in Britain … Read entire article »

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Grease Lowestoft Players at the  Bethel Theatre Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 14 September 2015 and The Lowestoft Journal, 18 September 2015 There’s something about Grease that makes it so popular, so feel-good, so ‘Summer Nights’, with its string of what have become classic pop songs like Grease is the Word, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy and You’re the One That I Want. Lowestoft Players bring their high energy, enthusiastic and professional team approach to the American High School, teenage rom-com in all its colourful, musical and fun-filled entertainment. The ‘will they/wont they’ couple Danny (Tom Guttridge) and Sandy (Isabelle Anderson) are well-matched and The Pink Ladies (Claire Doughty, Lorna Tucker, Angie Smith and Emily Simpson) are perfect foils to the T-Birds (Lawrie Groom, Ricky Reeve, Daniel Hughes and Simon Warren). The … Read entire article »

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CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth) Awareness

  CMT – (Charcot Marie Tooth disease) is not widely known about. So how is it seen? Sometimes children appear a little clumsy, perhaps not good at sports. Their feet start to look a bit different. Perhaps their ability to handle things deteriorates. Muscles waste and balance becomes unstable. Gradually their toes may curl, arches rise and shoes don’t fit. There may be neuropathic pain. Gradually feet or hands become more clearly deformed. This is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a progressive degeneration of the nerves caused by genetic abnormalities. There is no cure at present. It affects 1 in every 2500 people on earth, each one in a different way. It is not life-threatening as such, but it can be life-restricting. Named after the three doctors who diagnosed it first, CMT is now becoming better known. Research into the … Read entire article »

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