Home Page Link Thaxted - under the present flightpath and threatened with quadrupled activity Takeley's 12th century parish church, close to proposed second runway Harcamlow Way, Bamber's Green - much of the long distance path and village would disappear under Runway 2 Clavering - typical of the Uttlesford villages threatened by urbanisation
Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport

image Press Release - 10 February 2009


A fantastic team of professionals and amateurs from the communities most directly threatened by plans for expanding Stansted Airport are joining forces to present 'Showtime at the Civic' on Saturday 4 April at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford.

The performance will be held in aid of Stop Stansted Expansion which is spearheading community representation at the second runway public inquiry scheduled to start in mid April.

The fun-packed variety show of comedy, singing, dancing, magic, music and juggling at the Civic will be led Derek Connell of The Three Horseshoes pub at Duton Hill, near Dunmow who will bring his extensive and varied experience in theatre to the fore on the night as both host and performer.

Highlights from the acts drawn from the villages around Stansted will be Brian Miller and Audrey. Members of the Magic Circle, they have performed their magic at countless theatres including the world famous London Palladium and have television appearances to their credit including The Magic Show Live from Caesar's Palace.

Meanwhile, the fabulous 'Vlada' from Little Canfield, a professional dancer and former ballerina who has performed in her native Russia and across Europe will present cheeky belly dancing routines (in the best possible taste!) to give the audience something to smile about.

The show builds on the success of the previous variety performance staged at The Barn in Little Easton last April which played to a sell-out audience and raised over 2000 for the Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) second runway fighting fund.

Once again, all proceeds from the one-night-only show at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, will be donated to the fund.

Tickets are now on sale at just 15 (12 concessions) and can be booked through the Civic Theatre box office at 01245 606505 or online.

Stop Stansted Expansion is also organizing a coach to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, from Takeley to Chelmsford/return for those who would like this option. Seats can be booked through the SSE Campaign Office on 01279 870558 at 7 per person.


Carol Barbone, Campaign Director, SSE: M 0777 552 3091, cbarbone@mxc.co.uk

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