Special thank you to Fiona!

Fiona Thompson receives a huge thank you from President Clare Farquhar

Fiona Thompson receives a huge thank you from President Clare Farquhar

A huge thank you (and hence a separate, special post) to Fiona Thompson,  Secretary of Market Harborough WI.  Fiona single handedly planned and organised the whole evening last night: from spotting the ad for Raising Agents last September on the National WI website, getting the local Committee’s approval through to ensuring the whole event ran seamlessly.  Other Committee members readily supported, lending a hand to meet and greet and help with refreshments.

Once again, thank you, Fiona.

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Raising Agents hits the roof!

Bunnington Bunnies, the WI who are the focal point of Raising Agents

Bunnington Bunnies, the WI who are the focal point of Raising Agents

A thunderous round of applause ensured that Raising Agents hit the roof last night.  Over 160 people thoroughly enjoyed an evening of fun, humour, superb acting and singing performed by Ellen Chivers, James McLean, Steve McCourt and Rachel Henley of the touring Mikron Theatre.

Raising Agents ran seamlessly all evening.  Written by Maeve Larkin, the performance aptly summarised the formation of the WI in Canada by a group of farmers’ wives who wanted to support a grieving young mother with tea and a gossip, through to celebrating all that the UK WIs have achieved over the years through annual resolutions and war time efforts.  Moving to the present day, it addressed the issue of a failing WI, struggling to find both members and speakers.  The arrival of a PR guru rapidly brings the WI into the 21st century by the use of social media and rebrands them Bunnington Bunnies.  They were hopping!  Brilliant!

Missed it?  Check out Mikron Theatre tour dates.

Music and singing by Ellen, James, Steve and Rachel

Music and singing by Ellen, James, Steve and Rachel

Last chance to get your tickets for the Mikron Theatre – ‘Raising Agents’

Poster for Raising Agents-w500-h500

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD – buy your ticket now!

We are delighted to announce that the Mikron Touring Theatre will be in Market Harborough in May with their specially written play to celebrate 100 years’ of WI.

Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially.

The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them the Bunnington Bunnies. They’re hopping. With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!

On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it.

Above all else, like the WI itself, Raising Agents is a story of friendship.

 

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD . Full £12, £10 conc. For tickets please email  marketharboroughwi@gmail.com.  Tea & Coffee/BYOB

Get your tickets to see ‘Raising Agents’

Poster for Raising Agents-w500-h500

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD – buy your ticket now!

We are delighted to announce that the Mikron Touring Theatre will be in Market Harborough in May with their specially written play to celebrate 100 years’ of WI.

Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially.

The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them the Bunnington Bunnies. They’re hopping. With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!

On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it.

Above all else, like the WI itself, Raising Agents is a story of friendship.

 

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD . Full £12, £10 conc. For tickets please email  marketharboroughwi@gmail.com.  Tea & Coffee/BYOB

Centenary evening out to see ‘Raising Agents’

Poster for Raising Agents-w500-h500

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD – buy your ticket now!

We are delighted to announce that the Mikron Touring Theatre will be in Market Harborough in May with their specially written play to celebrate 100 years’ of WI.

Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially.

The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them the Bunnington Bunnies. They’re hopping. With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!

On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it.

Above all else, like the WI itself, Raising Agents is a story of friendship.

 

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD . Full £12, £10 conc. For tickets please email  marketharboroughwi@gmail.com.  Tea & Coffee/BYOB