Quiz Night Supper
The Quiz Night & Supper on Saturday 11 March, 7.30pm, was a village sellout, with seven teams of six+ people sitting down to tackle Henrietta Cockrell’s testing but fun questions. Three rounds preceded supper and - with the aid of a little alcoholic lubrication – these left several tables neck and neck. Supper itself – which included an array of delicious puddings - was accompanied by a picture round and an ingenious guess-the-cheese mini-quiz, kindly organised by Sally Butcher. A further two rounds - plus the odd bottle of wine later - and two teams were beginning to pull well ahead of the rest of the field. The eventual winners were the self-styled Outcasts table, headed by Mat and Michelle Roberts who were set to leave Chilmark and move to the Shetland Isles in April, after nine years in the village. We wish them well. The evening raised £555 for the Reading Room, a fantastic boost in advance of the damp-proofing work coming up this summer. Many thanks to everyone who came, helped and provided delicious food and puddings. All greatly appreciated.

As the Crow Flies
A month later, on Thursday 13 April, the touring production of Pentabus Theatre’s As the Crow Flies also proved a sellout success. Based on the true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded crow, the play featured a beautifully designed set that took up more than half the Reading Room’s floor space. All thanks to the 45-strong Chilmark audience who happily squeezed into a reduced and intimate ‘auditorium’. The performances of the three talented actors charmed everyone. Staged in conjunction with Salisbury Playhouse, this was another lovely production to reach the Reading Room courtesy of Rural Arts Wiltshire.

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