The Kendal Community Theatre

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Steven LockwoodThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 2nd November was Steven Lockwood from the Kendal Community Theatre, who gave a presentation on its formation.

It was started in 2011 with a community play, ‘A Passion for Kendal’, held over Easter weekend in various venues around the town culminating with a finale on Kendal Castle.

Since then there has been three more very successful plays on a number of topics and one in progress for 2016 – ‘Kendal Yarns’, a serious of short plays written by anyone who has a wish to write a 15 minute play.  All will be performed during July 2016.

A Career In Teaching

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John LomaxThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 21st September was one of its own members, Past President John Lomax, who gave a retro  ‘My Job’ talk about his career in teaching.

He detailed his life starting with his schooldays, progressing through his time at Cambridge University, to his post graduate studies prior to becoming a teacher.

Starting as a maths teacher he climbed through the ranks in various schools to his final appointment of Headmaster of Kirkby Kendal School.


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Alvina LabsvirsAlvina Labsvirs spent 8 months there teaching English and touring the country.

Her visit was inspired by early images of the Vietnam war. The war was eventually won by the communists in the north and the country is still under communist rule but restricted commercialism is allowed to keep the people content and non-rebellious.  Alvina visited several sites from the war including the underground tunnel systems as well as meeting people and descendants who are still suffering disabilities from exposure to "agent orange" which was used extensively.

Vietnam was ruled by the French for 100 years so their architecture is very evident. Motor bikes are the main transport and health and education is generally not funded by the state! The weather is always hot but often wet in the monsoon. Food is generally broth/vegetable based but good and cheap by our standards.Charlie Robinson gave the vote of thanks.