War monologues in town centre

C141584-1 Bog Feb5 Phenia  phot kate'Johnny Ram entertaining shoppers in the precinct.Picure by Kate Shemilt.C141584-1 SUS-150131-145444001
C141584-1 Bog Feb5 Phenia phot kate'Johnny Ram entertaining shoppers in the precinct.Picure by Kate Shemilt.C141584-1 SUS-150131-145444001
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MOVING war monologues were performed to shoppers when the diary extracts from the first world war were brought to life by Bognor Regis students.

The 15 A-level drama and music students took part in the latest Bognorphenia event in the chilly London Road precinct. They also staged excerpts from the musical, Blood Brothers.

George Watson, 18, said: “This is a good opportunity to perform in front of people we don’t know. We normally only perform before our parents.

“It will be a challenge to draw people to us but, hopefully, we will.”

Fellow student Jamie Loke, 19, said: “It’s a chance for us to show off our talents to the town. The monologues will be different for us.”

Last Saturday’s occasion was the first time both of them had appeared in the town centre but they had been on stage before.

Solo guitarist Johnny Ram took the place of the RAFA Skiffle Band, which pulled out because of sickness. Other performers were Ed Gibson, Chelsey Leah and Cheryl Anne Craven.

Bognorphenia was the idea of town centre manager Toyubur Rahman. He said: “This the third one and the first of 2015. They are still going strong.”