Last month Ely Tesco chose Viva Arts and Community Group to be their charity for the month.
This included Viva members going along for a full day of donation collections as well as advertising Viva to the general public. The total of £365.41 was raised and will be put towards Viva’s busy summer!
Viva has been running successfully in Soham since 1997 when it performed its first ever show ‘Bugsy Malone’ and from there they have continued to grow and now perform up to five musicals and plays a year as well as running a local charity shop in Soham. Hetti Wood, Project Coordinator at Viva says: “Viva offers many volunteering opportunities for the general community from performing on stage to being involved backstage in costumes, props, set building, front of house, fundraising events and volunteering in the shop itself. We are always welcoming new members so if you would like to have a go at something different or you are looking to join a fun social group in your local community get in touch!”
This summer Viva has three shows on throughout June and July. ‘Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber on Fleet Street’ is first and being performing from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th June at the Brook Entertainment Soham. All performances start at 7:30pm and tickets now on sale at £12.00. Box office: 01353 722 228 or book online on www.wegottickets.com. This contains acted violence and adult themes so may not be suitable for all ages.
From Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th July Viva will be performing ‘The Little Mermaid’ with our 7 to 15 year old youth group and then ‘Made in Dagenham the Musical’ from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th July. ‘Made in Dagenham’ will then be setting off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Tickets for both of our July shows will be on sale soon! For more information about Viva visit our website on www.viva-group.org.uk.