I note that this afternoon (Wednesday 16th November 2016) there’s a great event on at Walsall Town Hall featuring a showcase of groups, activities and other helpful stuff for those of us over or nearing the age of 50.
Doreen, Queen of Tipton will be opening the event and doing her thing which should be fun, and a host of great groups, clubs, service providers and agencies will be there with the older resident in mind – including, I’m pleased to note – the Aldridge Men’s Shed project.
Walsall Council issued the following information about the event:
Queen of the Black Country, Doreen Tipton says: ‘get over to the ‘Over 50s Showcase’’ at Walsall Town Hall
Are you fifty plus,or maybe approaching fifty, and wondering what’s out there for you? Well in a nutshell it’s the bostin’ Black Country lass known as comedian ‘Doreen Tipton’. She’s just the woman to inspire you at Walsall Council’s ‘over 50s showcase’ which is taking place at Walsall Town Hall between 2 pm – 6 pm on Wednesday 16 November.
The Queen of the Black Country’ is opening the showcase at 2 pm and will battle some of her own special genetic disorders in order to treat you to a unique and very down to earth take on what being 50 plus means to a real Black Country wench.
Doreen said: ‘Don’t tell the Social, but I’ll be bringing some DVDs and other stuff to flog. It all helps to buy blue pop and crisps for my grandchildren Taser, Tyson and Tantrum.”
Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Kath Phillips, and her consort, Maurice Phillips, will also be attending the event. Councillor Phillips said: ‘I’m looking forward to meeting Doreen, but if she brings her daughters Trojan and Tangerine I’ll be holding on tight to the Mayoral Chains just in case!’
The Mayor added; ‘on a serious note, I think this is going to be a fantastic event. There are so many groups and organisations in and around Walsall that offer a huge amount to local people; an afternoon like this gives people the chance to see all the opportunities on offer to them. This event is free and you don’t need to book so please, do just drop in and see what’s on.’
With so much to see and do, you can also take the weight off your feet and enjoy a ‘special offer’ afternoon tea in our Town Hall Restaurant, just next door. No ‘blue pop’, but at just £3.00 for a sandwich, cake and tea or coffee – it’s a real ‘Doreen dazzler’.