A packed audience at the Mill Arts Centre in Banbury enjoyed an inspiring talk by original Calendar Girls member Tricia Stewart last Tuesday.
Regarded as the driving force behind the original Women’s Institute naked calendar initiative that was later turned into a hit film, Mrs Stewart spoke about the tales behind the story and took part in a question and answer session while raising awareness and funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.
The event was organised by Banbury Cross Players, who will take to the stage with a production of Calendar Girls in November.
Group member June Ronson said: “It was a fantastic evening that was really well received by everyone who attended.
“She was brilliant, funny and had lots of tales to tell”.
“It is really important the charity gets as much awareness as possible. It is good for us because we are giving something back to the community.”
Calendar Girls is a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who stripped for a calendar in 1999 to raise money for Leukaemia Research.
Members of the Banbury Cross Players were initially going to perform Calendar Girls last year, but had to postpone due to the floods at the Mill in November.
They will now perform on November 22 and 23, before returning a week later from November 27-30.
Ticket sales are already selling fast, and cost £9 for adults and £8 for concessions.
Call the Mill box office on 01295 279002.