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November 2016 Newsletter

(November 26, 2016)


  • CADS Christmas dinner - book NOW!
  • Panto 2017 - tickets now on sale
  • CADS Drama Awards
  • CADS 2017 Productions
  • Happy Christmas and New Year
  • Next committee meeting

CADS Christmas dinner - book now!
There is still time to sign up for the CADS Christmas dinner scheduled for 10th December at The Banyers, Royston. Please contact the CADS Secretary to book.

Panto 2017 tickets now on sale
Tickets for our 2017 pantomime Red Riding Hood are selling very quickly (a quarter sold already!), so do book soon to avoid disappointment. Click here to go to our secure ticket website, or call 07925 674 967.

CADS Drama Awards
The committee would like to invite nominations for the CADS Drama Awards, which will be handed over at the end of one of our pantomime performances in January. The Fred Sillence Award is given "for outstanding contribution to the performing arts"; The Lizzie Houghton Award is given "for outstanding contribution to youth drama". Nominations can be made by anyone from the local area, and award nominees don't have to be a member of CADS or have been involved with CADS performances.
If you'd like to make a nomination, please contact the CADS secretary by Jan 18th 2017. For further information about the awards and a list of previous winners, please see our website.

CADS 2017 Productions
The committee would like to invite ideas for productions, of any type, in 2017. For example, the Cambridge Drama Festival 2017 will take place 24th-27th April (for which entries must be submitted by 31st Dec 2016), and the Royston Arts Festival 2017 will take place in Sep 2017 (the theme will be Synergy). If you have any ideas about these or other productions, please contact the CADS secretary.

Happy Christmas and New Year
As this will probably be our last newsletter for 2016, the committee would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to 2017!

Next committee meeting
The next CADS committee meeting will take place on 11th Jan 2017. Please e-mail the CADS Secretary by 9th Jan if you'd like anything raised.


  • 10th December 2016:  CADS Christmas dinner
  • 31st December 2016:  Deadline for Cambridge Drama Festival submissions
  • 11th January 2017:  Next committee meeting 
  • 18th January 2017:  Deadline for CADS Awards nominations
  • 20th/21st/27th/28th January 2017:  Panto 2017 performances
  • 24th-27th April 2017:  Cambridge Drama Festival

Next newsletter
To put information in the next newsletter, or if you would like something discussed at the next CADS committee meeting, please contact [email protected] or call Ian Cowley on 01763 244927.  Don’t forget, if you need to contact the group you can communicate via the CADS website at, or the Facebook group at, or tweet us @CADSROYSTON
Committee Members (current)
Peter Worthy (President), Ian Cowley (Chair) 01763 244927, Wendy Watts (Vice-Chair) 01763 245820, Rupert Jordan (Treasurer & Membership Secretary) 01763 262 885, Donika Jordan (Secretary) 01763 262885, Emma Shaw, Paula Davies.

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