A new charitable trust has been created for the Pilton community – PILTON GREEN MAN CIO* (Registered Charity Number 1170742). Its simplified aims are:
‘to promote good citizenship and advance charitable purposes in the arts, history and other areas for the benefit of the people of Pilton, funded through the annual Green Man Day’.
It has already supported the Pilton Panto, to help re-establish this event in the Church Hall with Aladdin in 2016 and Dick Whittington in 2017, and it has made a significant contribution to The Pilton Story. Individuals and community groups are invited to apply for funding for projects from the £6,000 accumulated profit of recent Green Man Days. Initial ideas include creating a community allotment and organising volunteers to combat loneliness and isolation in all ages.
The eight trustees are Richard Stevens (Chair), Marc Brayley (Treasurer), Susan O’Grady, Siobhan Roissetter, Warwick Neighbour, Liz Davies, Louise Thomas and Martin Haddrill.
*CIO means Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which is a simple form of trust.
For more details please visit www.piltonfestival.co.uk.
Pilton Panto opens tomorrow, Wednesday 15th February, in Pilton Church Hall with this year’s show – Dick Whittington. With a cast of over twenty of all ages from 9 upwards, the annual spectacular from Pilton Theatre Productions is on for five shows during the February Half Term. It ends on the evening of Saturday 18th. The Saturday matinee is already sold out as we write. This photograph is a scene from the dress rehearsal.
Pilton Theatre Productions were formed in 2015 specifically to bring the Pilton Pantomime back after an absence of 3 years since the production of Cinderella in the Green Man in 2013. The productions take place in Pilton Church Hall every February Half Term so they won’t clash with other users of the Hall like Pilton Pre-school and the Dance School. In February 2016 they successfully produced Aladdin. bringing together a cast and crew with many old and new faces. The panto revival was supported by Pilton Green Man Day with a loan to cover major costs including insurance, additional scenery, props, lighting and special effects. There have also been welcome contributions towards this popular community event from Councillors Mair Manuel and Brian Greenslade.
For more information please visit the website www.piltonfestival.co.uk.