Sutton Amateurs will on Wednesday, December 12 hold auditions for their April musical Underneath the Arches.

They are seeking men to play the main roles, famous comedians Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen, and members of their Crazy Gang. There are small parts for women. Anyone interested should contact producer Doreen Smith at doz465@tiscali.

Members of Sutton Art Club enjoyed a “Fun with Abstract” discussion and workshop, presented by Susan Ross at a recent meeting. On Wedneday, December 5 Pat Jones will give a demonstration in watercolour at the community centre, at 7pm.

Services on Sunday at St Thomas’ Church: 8.30am, holy communion and 10.30am, morning prayer.

The AGM of Sutton WI was held last week when reports of the year’s activities and finances were given. Audrey Quirk thanked officers for their work and members for their continued support. The Competition Cup was won by Jean Boreham. A wine and cheese supper, quiz and Secret Santa were enjoyed.

This Saturday there is a trip to the Trafford Centre, leaving the village hall at 9.30am. The cost is £13. For availability, ring Eddie on 635442.

On Saturday, December 1 there will be a Christmas fair in the village hall, from 10am. There will be various stalls, a tombola, raffle, morning coffee, lunches and a visit from Santa.