Editorial

The Whistler – December 2012

If you believe clap your hands

SEASON’S GREETINGS

The Whistler offers you a politically correct Christmas greeting. Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practised within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practise their own religion as well as those who choose not to practise a religion at all. Additionally, we wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2013, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, colour, religious, or sexual preferences of the wishees.

(Disclaimer: this greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)

In this issue we feature the many and varied activities that take place at West Hill Hall, and here we remind readers about the monthly fun quiz run by WHCA which is open to all. As we go to press a new fitness class is starting on Wednesdays and Fridays and of course, there are our internationally-famous music gigs on selected weekends.

The committee is appealing for heavy curtains for both the Hall stage (260cm drop, 487 total width) and the 4 windows (215cm drop, 180cm width). If you know of any which are going spare, we would be most grateful to hear from you.

The theatre tickets competition answer was Of Human Bondage. Congratulations to all those who got the answer correct. All those names went into a hat and David Fielder won two tickets to see “The Sacred Flame” by WS Maugham at the Theatre Royal. The editors went to review the play but found the acting by some of the cast members wanting and the direction clumsy. Best leave it at that.

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