Charity manages to create one big drama

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A ground-breaking charitable organisation in Glasgow gave the performance of a lifetime at the Mitchell Theatre last month.

Neighbourhood Networks, the only service of its kind in Scotland, works innovatively with hundreds of vulnerable people with disabilities and additional needs living in local communities across central Scotland, supporting and empowering them to live independently and be all they can be.

The organisation was awarded funding from the Big Lottery to organise and host its third community event ‘Angels and Aeroplanes 3 – One Big Drama’ and entertained a full house of 400 people on the day.

The organisation is not new to the idea of putting on a show in the community.

It previously hosted a vibrant fashion show in the Glasgow Fruit Market back in 2013 and also a colourful commonwealth community parade in Scotland Street in 2015.

This time network members felt it was time show off their music and drama talents and to entertain the community with their ‘One Big Drama’ event.

Frank Cotter, Govan network member, said: “I enjoyed the last event but this has been the best show ever. I like going on stage and performing.

“Rehearsing with the drama group for the show has been a good atmosphere and I’ve enjoyed working with a lovely bunch of people.

“I’ll miss it now its finished but I’m hoping to keep the drama group going.”

A DVD of the show is available by contacting Neighbourhood Networks on 0141 440 1005 or emailing ruthcampbell@neighbourhoodnetworks.org

For further information, visit www.neighbourhoodhoodnetworks.org.