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Starlettes Remembered

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  • When:Saturday 09 November 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Cost: Free

A day of celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the final performance of Chippenham Starlettes. Join the group’s founder Betty Hooper at Chippenham Museum on Saturday 9 November, 10am to 4pm with free entry, and view a display of objects from the museum collection.

Whether you performed with the group or enjoyed one of their shows, this is a chance to share your memories and possibly even reconnect with old friends.

 Chippenham Starlettes were formed in 1953 by Betty Payne and Bill Hooper as a dancing school for children. The group held their first performance, ‘Dick Whittington’, at the Neeld in 1954 and continued to stage popular performances for 25 years both in Chippenham and at the Theatre Royal in Bath.

 ‘Starlettes Remembered’, a book of memories and photographs charting the success of the group, is available from Chippenham Museum’s shop (£6.95), with a special 20% discount available on Saturday 9 November for the event.

 Chippenham Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, including Bank Holidays. The museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free to enjoy with two floors of galleries to explore.