Have A (Masked) Ball! 👺




As we have all been required to wear face masks over recent months, I thought it was high time I prepared a CST activities page with mask wearing as the theme.


To begin the session, ask members what are the ups and downs of having to wear a mask when in public places? Answers might include:


- Sometimes it's nice to go about your business without being recognised

- You don't have to worry about the garlic bread you ate last night

- Not having to shave

- Not having to wear lipstick


- People talk to you less ( this could be a positive for some)

- It's a pain having to remember to take one with you

- Face ID on your phone doesn't work

- Your glasses steam up.



Next, think about different types of masks:


- Gas mask (from WW2)

- Surgical mask

- Costume mask

- Balaclava (anyone have one of those to wear in the winter as a child)

- Drama masks (as above)






IDIOMS


Next, complete these phrases together, by way of a group shout out ...



Angels with dirty FACES (1938 gangster movie)


Face the TRUTH / FACTS (time to get real)


As plain as the nose on your FACE (obvious)


A face like THUNDER (angry)


A face that only a mother could LOVE (ugly person)


His face was a PICTURE (he/she was surprised)


A face that launched a thousand SHIPS (Helen Of Troy)


Keep a straight FACE (trying not to laugh)


Barefaced LIE. (shameless untruth)


Laughing on the other side of your FACE (you won't be so happy when I've finished with you!)


Not seeing eye to EYE. (disagreeing)


Vanish from the face of the EARTH (disappear)


Cut your nose off to spite your FACE (harming yourself by your actions aimed at disadvantaging another)




Monday's child is fair of FACE

Tuesday's child is full of GRACE

Wednesday's child is full of WOE

Thursday's child has far to GO

Friday's child is loving and GIVING

Saturday's child works for its LIVING

And a child that's born on the Sabbath day Is fair and wise and good and GAY




Blessing in DISGUISE (hidden benefits)


Cloak and dagger (secretive)


Clothes maketh the man. (Mark Twain quotation)


Devil in Disguise (Elvis Presley song)


Draw a veil over SOMETHING. (bring matters to a close)


Play hide and seek (children's game)


Play hide the SAUSAGE (too rude?!?!)


Hide your light under a BUSHEL ('Sermon On The Mount')


Master of DISGUISE (someone good at keeping things hidden)






PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES


(Grateful thanks to Heather Manktelow)


Downloaded some templates from the internet, or people can draw their own masks free-hand. Have members draw designs and patterns on their masks and colour them in. Embellish masks with feathers, stickers etc. Thread them with members' choice of ribbon and enjoy wearing them for a group photo.


Dance to music from 'The Masquerade Ball' (from 'Phantom Of The Opera') (or just watch the video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bn4BAlp8NQ





MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



Round 1. Goodies




1. Identify the masked man?

What was the name of his horse?







2. Name the masked men?

What was the name of the city they were protecting?







3. Name the 2002 movie?

Which US city did he protect?







4. Name the masked man?

Name the two actors from the 1998 movie of the same name?







5. Name the 2000 movie?

Name the actor?







6. Name the group?

Name the individual characters?







7. SONG. 'Music Of The Night', 'Phantom Of The Opera' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNrkY8X8qyE


Name the singers?

What was his 1970s comedy series called?







Round 2. Baddies




8. Name the 1991 movie?

Name the actor & character?











9. What is the name of this 1893 painting?

Who painted it?







10. Name the 1996 movie?

True or False. The movie was inspired by a real-life killing spree that sent an idyllic Florida town into a panic.







11. Name the 1978 movie?

Name the character?







12. Name the character?

What date is he associated with?







13. Name the 1977 movie?

Name the character?







14. Musical Interlude - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXDnFYu91vY

Whilst listening to the theme tune, name the other main characters in this movie poster?







Round 3. Comedy




15. Name the 1994 movie?

Name the actor?







16. Name the TV comedy series?

Name the characters and actors?







17. Name the TV comedy series?

Name the character and actor?







18. Name the TV comedy series?

Name the character and actor?







19. Name the 1993 movie?

Name the actor?







20. Name the 1982 movie?

Name the actor?






21. SONG. 'Take That Look Off Your Face', Mart Webb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtxPMvafqbE


Which musical is this song taken from?







Round 4. The Ridiculous




22. Name the TV music show that ran from 1958-78?

What was the name of the character on the back of Robertson's marmalade jars?


(Take care with this question. Skip it if you feel it will cause offence.

Alternatively, have a discussion about 'black face' make up and how it became offensive due to racism and discrimination in society.)







23. Name the TV character?

Which TV presenter is he associated with?







24. Name the character?

Name the 1865 book and author?







25. Name the band?

Complete their song title - 'God Gave Rock And ....'?







26. Name the band?

Complete their song title - 'Give Me All Your .......'?








27. Name this artist?

What was the name of her number 1 UK hit (it is a metal beginning with the letter 'T')?








28. Name this character & artist?

Complete some of his song titles ...


'Space ......'

'Life On ....'

'Star...'

'Ashes To ......'

'Laughing .....'







29. SONG. 'Heroes', David Bowie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLp2cW7ICCU


Name your heroes? (Discussion)







30. Name this famous veiled bride?

And her husband?







31. SONG. 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', Roberta Flack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8_fLu2yrP4


What was her other top 10 hit? (The first word was 'Killing')







32. FINAL QUIZ SONG. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', Elton John -


Great fan made video here of clips from 'The Wizard Of Oz' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSDCBBfYUk


Who were the four main characters of 'The Wizard Of Oz' and what were they each looking for?







SINGALONG




'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8nLraecPRY


'Help', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q_ZzBGPdqE





LYRICS



You've Got To Hide Your Love Away The Beatles


Here I stand head in hand Turn my face to the wall If she's gone I can't go on Feelin' two-foot small Everywhere people stare Each and every day I can see them laugh at me And I hear them say Hey, you've got to hide your love away Hey, you've got to hide your love away How can I even try I can never win Hearing them, seeing them In the state I'm in How could she say to me Love will find a way Gather 'round all you clowns Let me hear you say Hey, you've got to hide your love away Hey, you've got to hide your love away




Help! The Beatles


I need somebody (Help!) not just anybody (Help!) you know I need someone Help! I never needed anybody's help in any way But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured (but now these days are gone) (And now I find) Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors Help me if you can, I'm feeling down And I do appreciate you being 'round Help me get my feet back on the ground Won't you please, please help me? And now my life has changed in oh so many ways (and now my life has changed) My independence seems to vanish in the haze But every now and then I feel so insecure (I know that I) I know that I just need you like I've never done before Help me if you can, I'm feeling down And I do appreciate you being 'round Help me get my feet back on the ground Won't you please, please help me When I was younger, so much younger than today I never needed anybody's help in any way But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured (but now these days are gone) (And now I find) now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors Help me if you can, I'm feeling down And I do appreciate you being 'round Help me get my feet back on the ground Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, ooh






THE MASKED SINGER





Did anyone watch 'The Masked Singer'?


See if anyone can guess who are singing these song. Answers below.

Also ask members to rate their performances - marks out of 10



'Harlequin' singing 'Diamonds' by Rhianna - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmK5pNf0jUY







'Blob' singing 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0XBvgWLkA







2020 Winner - 'Queen Bee' singing 'Greatest Love Of All' by Whitney Houston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzHAx3SDBUI







2021 Winner - 'Sausage' singing 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODDqbf-Xl0I









ANSWERS


1. 'Lone Ranger'

Silver



2. 'Batman & Robin'

Gotham City



3. 'Spiderman'

New York



4. 'Zorro'

Catherine Zeta-Jones & Antonio Banderas



5. 'Gladiator'

Russell Crowe



6. 'Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael & Leonardo



7. Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman

'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em'



8. 'Silence Of The Lambs'

Anthony Hopkins / Hannibal Lecter



9. 'The Scream'

Edvard Munch



10. 'Scream'

True



11. 'Halloween'

Michael Myers



12. Guy Fawkes

5th November



13. 'Star Wars'

Darth Vader



14. Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Obi Wan Kin Obi, Chewbacca, C3PO & R2D2



15. 'The Mask'

Jim Carey



16. 'Only Fools And Horses'

Nicholas Lyndhurst & David Jason / Del Boy & Rodney Trotter



17. 'The Vicar Of Dibley'

Geraldine Grainger/Dawn French



18. 'Friends'

Chandler Bing/Matthew Perry



19. 'Mrs Doubtfire'

Robin Williams



20. 'Tootsie'

Dustin Hoffman



21. 'Tell Me On A Sunday'



22. 'Black And White Minstrel Show'

'Golliwog'



23. Mr Blobby

Noel Edmonds



24. The Mad Hatter

'Alice In Wonderland'/Lewis Carroll



25. 'Kiss'

'God Gave Rock And ROLL'



26. 'ZZ Top'

'Give Me All Your LOVING'



27. Sia

'Titanium'



28. Ziggy Stardust/David Bowie


'Space ODDITY'

'Life On MARS'

'StarMAN'

'Ashes To ASHES'

'Laughing GNOME'



29. * A point per hero *



30. Kate Middleton/Prince William



31. 'Killing Me Softly With His Song'



32. Lion - Courage


Tin Man - Heart


Scare Crow - Brain


Dorothy - To Get Back Home ("We're not in Kansas any more!)


She clicked her ruby slippers together to make the change.






MASKED SINGER ANSWERS




'Harelquin' was Gabrielle (who masks her right eye due to a problem with her eyelid)







'Blob' was Lenny Henry