Barrow Jane Tindle 01509 414201 Jane.Tindle@outlook.com
BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. We are holding our annual Harvest Festival on Wednesday, September 20 at 2.30pm.
Please, if you have any spare produce we would welcome donations, also cakes and preserves would be appreciated. These can be collected by calling 01509 414519, or after 1pm on the day.
At the Harvest Festival we will be having a short service with traditional songs and hymns. Please support our work. Monday Movie. ‘ Viceroy’s House’ on Monday, 18 September, the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson with Michael Gambon.
A stunning and colourful true story. Starts at 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm, members £4, visitors, who are most welcome, £4.50. Cost includes tea and cake.
We have tickets for the Town Hall production ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ on Saturday, 27 January 2018 matinee at a cost of £17.
Please contact Val on 413227 or put your name on the list on the club notice board. Only two tickets left. Payment due with booking please.
We are looking for members who have served in the forces to join with the celebrations on Remembrance Day, Sunday, 12 November, by assisting in placing our wreath at the War Memorial.
Please contact Joyce on 414519, Wendy on 413212 or Mike on 412204.
SATURDAY STORIES. Barrow Community Library has Saturday Stories, weekly at 10:30am - 11am for children 7 and under. £1 donation suggested. Refreshments available.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. Liz Robson will be speaking about English wine, with tasting, at 7:30pm in the function room at Barrow Conservative Club on Wednesday, 13 September.
BARROW SHOW. On Saturday, September 16, Barrow show will take place at the Methodist church.
This show includes flowers, fruit and vegetables and crafts. For further enquiries please contact 413085.
RUMMAGE SALE. On Saturday, September 16, the Clock Club is having a rummage sale at the Bishop Beveridge club from 10am – 11:30am. All proceeds in aid of the toddler group.
MONDAY MOVIE AT THE BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB, 22 SOUTH STREET. This month’s film is ‘ Viceroy’s House’ on Monday, 18 September.
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Starts at 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm, members £4, visitors, who are most welcome, £4.50. Cost includes tea and cake.
GARDENING CLUB. The Gardening Club starts up again with an illustrated talk from Gerald Price who is coming along to talk about Ancient Woodland and he believes that Gardening Clubs are one of the best audiences who can readily associate with many of the issues and challenges facing this valuable resource.
Gerald says that woodland is not just about trees but also multiple habitats for wildlife.
Did we know that with tree cover of just 13 per cent, the UK is well below the world average of 30 per cent. Or that only a fifth of our woodland is classed as ancient.
Gerald will talk about the work of the Woodland Trust and there will be a mention of the future and particularly the proposed Tree Charter to be launched in November on the 800th anniversary of the Carta de Foresta which was an appendix to the Magna Carta. So an interesting talk on many levels.
The Gardening Club will meet on Wednesday, September 20, at 7.30pm in the Gap at the back of the Barrow upon Soar Baptist Church in Beveridge Street. I think there is a promise of something for all and everybody is very welcome, guests and visitors on the night just £3.
CALLING ALLOTMENT HOLDERS AND GARDENERS. The Bishop Beveridge Club is a Charity being the social centre for residents aged 60 and over. We are holding our annual Harvest Festival on Wednesday, September 20 at 2.30pm.
Please if you have any spare produce we would welcome donations. These can be collected by calling 01509 414519, or delivered to the Club after 1pm. On the afternoon we will be having a short service with traditional songs and hymns. Please support us and celebrate.
COUNCILLOR SURGERY. Councillors Pauline Ranson and Hilary Fryer are holding one of their regular surgeries on Saturday, 23 September at Hall Orchard School from 10am till 12noon. No appointment is necessary and all are welcome.
CHARNWOOD ORCHESTRA CONCERT. On Saturday, 23 September, Charnwood orchestra will be playing in Holy Trinity Church, starting at 7:30pm. The orchestra will once again be conducted by Nic Fallowfield, performing the following classical works: CPE Bach Symphony in D, Mozart Flute Concerto No1. (performed by Timothy Taylorson). Gluck Dance of the Furies and Dance of the Blessed Spirit. Schubert Symphony No.5. There will be an interval bar.
Tickets cost £13, £11 (concessions) and £3 for accompanied children under 16. Tickets can be bought via Paypal from www.charnwoodorchestra.org.uk, at the Paper Shop in Barrow or on the door or by phoning 07718153117.
CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DAHLIA SHOW. On Saturday, September 23, the Barrow upon Soar, Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society hold their annual early show.
It is 48 years since we started the society, the flowers are still coming, but I am afraid the public are not.
All the flowers are for sale and all proceeds go to Marie Curie care, a very worthwhile charity. Please come along and see how the growers compete. There will be somebody there to answer any questions about any kind of gardening.
We hope to see you at the assembly rooms at the conservative club. The show opens at 5:30pm with presentation of the trophies at 7:30pm. Flowers can be reserved after 5:30pm.
CENTRE STAGE IN BARROW “A PARLOUR CONCERT WITH MR KEITH”. The show starts at 7.30pm on Friday, 29 September in Humphrey Perkins Community Centre. It welcomes you on an intimate journey by flickering candlelight using expertly crafted songs, stories and humour to draw a picture of a forgotten era. Expect songs that will make you laugh, sing and even cry. Find yourself remembering first loves, lost loves and time gone by. The gifted Mister Keith, ably assisted by his small “orchestra” of multiinstrumentalists will introduce you to the Victorian Parlour concert. Expect to play your part as you sing in his choir or help him create new songs and stories in front of your eyes. Tickets can be bought from the Paper Shop or the library in Barrow or by Paypal from www.busca.org.uk (you don’t need a Paypal account; just use your card). Bought in advance of the show they cost £10, £9 (concessions) and £5 (children under 16).
With the feel of cabaret, you can enjoy our well stocked bar while you watch the show. Disabled access is good, parking is a doddle and the venue is warm and inviting. This must be the way to enjoy professional touring theatre. Any enquiri of God problem on s to me, Judith on 07718153117 or email@example.com
BARROW MEETS CHELSEA. For one day only Barrow upon Soar Open Gardens supporting Rainbows presents ‘Barrow meets Chelsea’. Wander around the recycling-themed POP-UP Garden designed and built by Ian Bruce who will transform a bare car park into a lovely Green space.
Enjoy lovely food in the Garden Café and buy a plant from the many plant stalls. Also, browse the Barrow Artists and Artisans ‘made in Barrow’ stalls for bread, jams and pickles, canal boat ware, bee boxes and much more.
You will be able to talk to experts on flowers, bees, composting and hedgehog preservation. Your children can pot up a plant, enjoy Story Corner or have a go on hook a duck.
What fun it will be and it is free entry.
It is on Saturday, 30 September in the Gap and Baptist Church Car Park in Beveridge Street from 12 noon - 4pm.
BARROW PANTO GROUP PRESENTS THE SOUND OF MU… RDER. The Sound of Mu...rder by Andy Hawkes is a Murder Mystery about an amateur group rehearsing the Sound of Music which gives the audience an ideal opportunity to dress to impress in dirndls and lederhosen.
The show is on: Friday 6 October 2017 and begins at 7.30pm at Humphrey Perkins School. Tickets are £12 each which includes a two course ploughman’s supper and the chance to interrogate the suspects.
Tickets are available from The Paper Shop, Barrow High Street, Barrow Library, North Street Barrow upon Soar and from Paypal at www.busca. org.uk
VALUATION DAY AT THE COMMUNITY LIBRARY. Bring along your antiques, jewellery, watches, gold, silver, ceramics, paintings and collectables to a valuation day with regional valuer, Vanessa Savage. Barrow community library at North Street, Barrow upon Soar has arranged this event on Saturday, October 7, from 11.15am – 3.30pm. £2 per item towards library funds, light refreshments available. Items may be left for inclusion into a forthcoming Hansons auction.
Willoughby on the Wolds
SUNDAY BREAKFAST. Willoughby on the Wolds monthly Sunday Breakfast returns on Sunday this weekend, September 17, along with the launch of its WoW Loyalty Card scheme.
Food will be served from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Village Hall.
Quorn Joan Bloodworth 01509 620481 firstname.lastname@example.org
BACON ROLL DAY. The 10th Annual Quorn Bacon Roll Day on Wednesday, September 20, is now just a week away but two or three more contestants are still needed to make the competition robust. The event has always brought good media interest which raises the profile of our village around the county.
It is a friendly and novel way to spend the morning and this year we are again in the pleasant surroundings of Odd John’s Kitchen starting at 11am so please can we have some more contestants. If you would like to have a go, full details are available from Terry, 01509-414287. E-mail email@example.com.
Our guest judges this year are the Mayor of Charnwood (Coun Pauline Ranson), BBC East Midlands Today presenter Maurice Flynn, with Darren Ellison - chef at Odd John’s Kitchen providing the professional guidance as chair of judges.
Quorn Bacon Roll Day is organised by the Quorn Old School Trust as part of its’ community heritage events programme and is supported by Quorn Parish Council and this enables a contribution of a £5 voucher for Bradley’s to be made to each contestant towards the cost of ingredients. The winner receives a £25 voucher for Odd John’s Kitchen.
COUNCILLORS SURGERY. A county and borough councillors surgery on Saturday 16th September from 10a.m. till 12noon at Rawlins.
Please feel free to come along, no appointment is necessary.
County councillor Hilary Fryer, borough councillor David Slater, borough councillor Richard Shepherd.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN. This Sunday is Battle of Britain Sunday; services at St Bartholomew’s Church are 8am Holy Communion with Rev J Pugh, 10.30am Family Communion with Rev D Bowler, 6.30pm Night Prayer with Rev D Bowler.
CENTRE STAGE. Sarah Moule returns to Quorn for the third time through the Centre Stage Rural Touring Theatre Scheme as she presents ‘Lady Be Good! The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook’.
The show is about the life and work of one of the best loved jazz singers of all time and 2017 marks the centenary of her birth in 1917.
Drawing from Fitzgerald’s six decade career it features a beautiful selection of her signature songs, (Someone To Watch Over Me, That Old Black Magic, Our Love Is Here To Stay, How High The Moon) some of which may be familiar to audience members, and introduces the best of the Great American Songbook to those unfamiliar with it.
This entertaining and upbeat show (with interval) features Sarah with her pianist husband Simon Wallace who are two artists with international reputations and who have a proven track record for bringing entertaining and interesting shows to rural touring audiences.
The show affords a chance for Quorn to see two of Britain’s finest jazz musicians performing a popular programme of songs in an intimate space.
The show is being held on Sunday, October 15, at Quorn Village Hall, 7.30pm (doors 7pm).
Booking information: Tickets are £10 and are available from Terry Stirling, t.01509 414287. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Seating will be cabaret style and you are invited to bring your own drinks and glasses.
The Centre Stage Rural Touring Theatre Scheme is supported by the Arts Council and Charnwood Borough Council and promoted in Quorn by Quorn Parish Council in aid of the Old School Project.
QUORN WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. It has been announced that the next Federation Annual Council Meeting will be at Bruntingthorpe in a much larger venue to allow more members to attend. The main speaker is to be Esther Rantzen so no doubt a lot of us will want to go to hear her speak.
The next Craft Club will be on 4th October when Sue Wainwright will be demonstrating Canvas Work. An extra Glass Fusion workshop has also been arranged. Next year’s Craft programme is well in hand and promises some new things to try.
Lunch Club and Walking Club arrangements are in hand and arrangements for the Christmas dinner at Beaumanor have been finalised.
Bob Harding Jones was the speaker. He has collected poems, anecdotes and tales of country folk and travelled to speak to us from Hertfordshire.
His tales were, of course, based around the villages of Hertfordshire, but villages are much the same all over England, and Quorn has had its share of eccentrics and quaint customs too as those of us who were brought up in the village can testify!
He told us of “Lucy” who sold (guess what!) elastic and always made sure she stretched it when selling it so no-one ever received a proper yard!
There were many other such tales and poems and Bob was thanked for travelling so far to come and talk to us.