Author: CAODS

Fantastic News on HQ

Here is the official fantastic news that we have all been waiting to hear that the Meteor Way site and the HQ has been removed from Chelmsford City Council’s Housing Development plans! On behalf of both Young Gen and CAODS, thank you to everyone who had anything to do with the campaign. Information is included with the agenda for the Council Committee meeting on Thursday. STRATEGIC GROWTH SITE 1c – METEOR WAY INCLUDING CAR PARK AND ADJOINING LAND Owned by CCC. Council Response / Action This proposed allocation has been removed from the Local Plan. This is due to new information relating to uncertainty that a key part of the land will become available within the Plan period; and the uncertainty of being able to relocate important community users to suitable alternative premises. This is amazing news and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the HQ will be left alone at least for the immediate future. Find out the whole story on our Save Our HQ page....

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AGM Awards 2017

At our recent AGM in December we gave out some very special awards to some of our hard-working members. Natasha Lesley was nominated by the members of caods for the Member Award. John Sullivan was nominated by the caods committee for the Committee Award. We also gave Life Memberships to two of our hard working members – Russell Day and John Sullivan. Thank you all for your hard work over the many years and for your continued support of caods. Natasha Lesley, Member Award Natasha joined caods in 2015 for the production of ‘Sister Act’. Since then she has moved on to having a leading role in ‘Legally Blonde’, performed as an ‘Angel’ in ‘Anything Goes’ as well as assisting as dance captain for the same show. Off stage she has joined our publicity team and always supported caods at fundraisers and social events. Thank you for all your continued help Natasha. John Sullivan, Committee Award John has been a big part of caods for many years on and off the stage. As well as taking many roles in our productions – including ‘Thomas Andrews’ in ‘Titanic’, ‘Buffalo Bill’ in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and ‘President Roosevelt’ in ‘Annie’ – John has tirelessly helped caods with many technical and practical special effects. From creating the Beasts’ mask and the famous falling rose petals in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to fireworks for the...

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All Shook Up Noda Nomination

We are delighted to announce that our September production of ‘All Shook Up’ has been nominated for a NODA Award for ‘Best Musical in Region 8’ for 2017. Thank you to Sallie Warrington (Director), Clare Penfold (Musical Director), Becki Wendes (Production Assistant) and all the entire production team, along with the wonderful cast, crew and front of house who made the show as fantastic. Congratulations to everyone involved. The Awards are announced in the Spring so fingers crossed! Another successful year for our society to be proud...

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Piano And A Song Fundraiser

Our Piano And A Song Fundraiser raised over £1000 for caods! It was a fantastic evening with songs, food and friends. Created by members of caods during our break between shows it was great to see so much talent in the Society and also to raise money that can be used towards our main productions. Thank you to the cast, musicians, caters and crew for putting this show...

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Open Evening 2017

Our first caods Open Evening was a great success with 60 people attending – from new members to life members. It was a great chance to catch-up with friends, meet potential members and have a mingle outside of rehearsals. Sallie Warrington also gave us a talk on ‘All Shook Up’ which will be our next show – it sounds fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came along to the caods Open Evening tonight and we hope to have a similar event...

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Audiences Say…

“I came to see you last night with my family. Such talent. We all really enjoyed the musical. I could not take my eyes off the stage. Thank you for a lovely evening.”

— Audience member, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, March 2018