Over the past 35 years, we have worked with many brilliant participants, taking part in and devising shows, volunteering at events. This week, two of our long-standing participants, Liz and Tony Hillitt celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary, and we want to take the opportunity to share their story with acta so far…
Liz and Tony Hillitt have been involved in acta for the last decade, taking part in a wide range of different theatre shows and projects since acta moved to the actacentre, on their doorstep in Bedminster. This week, they celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, and we send them our congratulations and love from everyone at acta.
When acta secured lottery support to develop a local arts programme in 2011, Get Together, starting with a Winter lantern parade and community choir, Liz and Tony were amongst the first local people to volunteer to be part of it.
Through the community choir, they have performed in a whole host of community shows and events including 1963, the Stories Redcliffe community play and Blood on the Coal. Liz also volunteered to support the productions with costumes for many of the shows. Tony is a longstanding member of the Thursdays theatre group, and has helped to create and perform a long line of original shows for schools and local audiences.
In recent years, they have supported the lunchtime team to make and serve hot meals to those attending acta for the Making Time project for lonely local people, including supporting the group to deliver their own performances for local school children.
From all of us at acta, we’d like to say thank you for all your support Liz and Tony, you are stars!