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North West

Regional Councillor

Christine Hunter Hughes
Christine Hunter Hughes

Hello and Welcome to Noda NW. I am honoured and privileged to serve as your  Regional Councillor, and as a Trustee of NODA CIO and therefore your voice on the NODA ruling Council.  I am immensely proud of our North West Regional Committee which boasts a huge range of ages and experience, and believe that each and every one of us all truly demonstrate that we are all Inspired by Amateur Theatre.      

Our Region, which is split into 10 districts, stretches from the Solway Firth and Carlisle right down to Chester and North Wales Border and all points in-between. Here is a general idea of what geographical area each district covers:

 

District 1 - Manchester, Macclesfield, Stockport, Altrincham, Glossop, Salford & Prestwich

District 2 - Preston, Fylde & Isle of Man

District 3 - Burnley, Clitheroe, Blackburn, & Haslingden (FKA District 3 & 12)

District 4 - Liverpool, Wirral, Prescot, West Derby & Birkenhead

District 5 - Bolton & Leigh 

District 6 - Chorley, Ormskirk, Southport, St. Helens & Wigan 

District 7 - Bury, Rochdale, Oldham & Ashton-under-Lyme 

District 8 - Warrington, Runcorn, Northwich, Nantwich, Chester & Congleton 

District 10 - Carlisle, Workington, Penrith, & Whitehaven 

District 11 - Lancaster, Garstang, Barrow-in-Furness, Lunesdale & Ulverston 

We are justly proud that NODA actually originated in the North West founded in 1899 by A. P Bullfield,  the then Musical Director of Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society, and even prouder to be able to say that Lancaster ADOS are still going strong and are still members of NODA.

Each year in May we hold our North West Regional Conference –  this event has two award dinners over one weekend, one for the youth to celebrate and encourage the very many talented young people whom we trust will be the future of NODA for many years, and a second one for the Adults.  We also run a NODA NW Drama Festival – which runs over the entire year and is peripatetic. 

NODA North West also has a very active social media group on Facebook, with an ever growing following. Societies and members are able to post about future productions, auditions as well as asking for assistance in all areas of community theatre. Click here to visit this group.