A cover of the Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas has raised over £1500 in just a few days for Uttlesford Foodbank. Organiser Jonathan Scripps of Journey Through Performance put a call out for participants on social media. Singers from amateur dramatic groups recorded the song separately and sent their contribution to be edited together. The video was filmed on Jonathan's mobile phone around Saffron Walden including at Bridge End Garden and at the market on Saturday, December 19, abiding by the then Tier 2 social distancing rules with social distancing in place. He said his new filming and editing skills were partly as the result of this year's Covid restrictions, and having friends who are good in these fields who were able to offer support and pointers. The finished item was uploaded on Christmas Eve and promoted online. They asked celebrities who were online if they could support or promote the cause. Those taking part were Lucy Chappell, Keira Gibson, Rachel Crane, Lucy Glover, Bryony Kay, Helen Howell, Jonathan Scripps, Caroline Mackrill, Imogen C, Chloe Chapman, Matt Grady and Chilli the dog.

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My friends and I got together to sing A Million Dreams from the Greatest Showman to raise money for the NHS

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On Thursday evening it was announced that with the help of Angela Crane, I will be directing the Saffron Players 2021 pantomime Rapunzel

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Saffron Players flying high with their version of Peter Pan. "A truly entertaining show, bubbling all the way." - Decia Ranger

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Saffron Players production of Alice in Wonderland won the Noda East Award for the Best Pantomime for District 7. The production, directed by Jonathan Scripps and assisted by Angela Crane was dedicated to their producer and member Vanessa Cowell who sadly passed away weeks prior to the first performance.

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