Musical society to host virtual ladies day

Lanark Amateur Musical Society (LAMS) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, but like many organisations - the last 12 months have been very different for the local musical theatre club.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Friday, 26th February 2021, 4:35 pm
Lanark Amateur Musical Society are keeping busy despite not being able to take to the stage

A year ago the club were just about to perform a run of Hairspray in Lanark Memorial Hall, when lockdown was announced on the evening of the dress rehearsal and the show was cancelled.

The autumn show was also cancelled and now it’s uncertain as to when the club will be able to perform again.

The club is determined to keep spirits high for members, and have been busy over the last 12 months creating a variety of group and solo musical videos on the LAMS Facebook page.

The members also kept in touch and kept their brains working with regular themed quiz nights, sporting many fantastic costumes.

At Christmas, the club ran a fundraising Secret Santa for members, which in turn raised £140 for Alzheimer Scotland which had been Hairspray’s charity partner.

Many club members took part in a local #BakeOff Fundraiser which raised £400 for The Brain Tumour Charity, and participated in a virtual Murder Mystery evening which will raise £80 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Now, the club are looking to raise vital funds for the ongoing running of the organisation with a Virtual Ladies Day on Saturday, March 13, from 1-3.30pm.

Attendees do not need to go on camera, but can sit back and enjoy an exciting afternoon of musical entertainment, demo videos, raffle and over 20 virtual stalls to shop from.

Demonstrations include gin cocktail making with Lanark Distillery, ‘at home’ mini facial with The Body Shop, style tips from Mhairi at Styled by Susie, chair yoga and relaxation with Buddha Bairns, ‘at home’ mini mani with Justine and a ‘Tropic Skin’ fabulous feet demo with Megan.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing [email protected] , messaging at www.facebook.com/LanarkAmateurMusicalSociety or calling 07815 677 936

Attendees will also have the chance to give a voluntary donation to Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire with their chosen ticket package.

For more information on the event see the LAMS Faceebook page.