Bishop's Castle SpArC arts users' meeting, free tai chi, summer walk on Pennerley, French wine tasting, Scandinavian crime fiction, summer sports ball, tractor road run and more (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Bishop's Castle SpArC arts users' meeting, free tai chi, summer walk on Pennerley, French wine tasting, Scandinavian crime fiction, summer sports ball, tractor road run and more
9:38am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Bishop's Castle
SpArC ARTS USERS’ MEETING - A meeting at SpArC in Bishop's Castle on August 16 will give local people a chance to put forward their views on the way forward for the local arts centre. The meeting will begin at 4pm.
Arts co-ordinator Cait Leach says, “The Big Lottery-funded SpArClife project which has enabled young people to programme the theatre and cinema at SpArC for the last three years, as well as organising workshops and commissioning public art works, is due to come to an end this September.
However, part of the process of wrapping the project up involves a study into the long-term impact of the SpArClife project and sustainability of the arts at SpArC. Part of the process specified by the Big Lottery involves bringing an independent consultant on board to carry out an assessment of SpArC’s unique position, the needs of the local community and the best way to move forward for the future.
Together with myself, the consultant will be meeting a number of different parties who have a key stake in how we develop the arts, and most importantly, with users of the centre themselves. To this end, I’d like to invite local people to take the opportunity to put their views forward.” Call 01588 630243 for more details.
FREE TAI CHI SESSION - Find out what tai chi can do for you at a free taster session in the Church Barn, Bishop's Castle on Saturday. Local teacher Clare Williams will be there from 10.30am to 12pm to introduce newcomers to the art of tai chi, with her regular weekly class beginning on September 7.
Call Clare on 01588 638182 for more information.
SUMMER WALK AT PENNERLEY - If you have thought about walking with Bishop's Castle Walking Group but cannot get to Bishop’s Castle for the usual 9.30am start time, then a walk on August 23 may be for you. The group will set out for a four-hour walk of seven miles around Pennerley near the Stiperstones at 11am from Harley Jenkins Street car park. You will need to bring a picnic lunch. To find out more, call Rachel on 01743 791918 or Brian on 01588 650451.
FRENCH WINE TASTING - Lovers of fine French wine will enjoy a wine tasting evening organised by Bishop's Castle Twinning Association on August 17 at 7pm in the Three Tuns. The £6 ticket includes wine and a buffet and there will be a prize draw. Call in at Old Time in Bishop's Castle High St to buy a ticket or ring 01588 630313. The association is raising funds for a visit by their French friends in 2013, the 10th anniversary of the twinning with St Marcel, a small town in Normandy.
A few weeks after the wine tasting, the Bishop's Castle twinning chairman Tony Martin will have a stall outside the pharmacy on September 7 from 10am selling fresh produce, cakes, jams and pickles.
SCANDINAVIAN CRIME FICTION - Bishop's Castle writer Paul Binding shares his interest in Scandinavian culture with a free talk on next Tuesday entitled ‘Scandinavia and its Crime Fiction’. The talk begins at 6.30pm at the offices of YouCaxton, a newly opened publishing house at 23 High Street. Paul explains, “I will be looking at why, in less than 20 years, the Scandinavian countries have produced crime fiction that has mesmerised the world. Wallender, the Harry Hole novels, together with The Killing and Borgen on TV are enjoyed by millions of people.” Wine will be served and you are invited to bring refreshments to share.
DATE CHANGE - The date of the Bishop’s Castle carnival AGM has been changed to September 6 at 8pm in the Castle Hotel. The original date was August 23.
SUMMER SPORTS BALL - Bishop's Castle Ladies Hockey Club raised over £500 at its recent summer sports ball.
The money will go to the Rainbow Ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Club treasurer Louise Tomkins was one of the organisers and she thanks Bishop's Castle Football Club, Rugby Club, Junior Football Club and the Cricket Club for their donations as well as everyone who came.
FINE VIEWS FOR TRACTOR RUN - A tractor road run and social evening organised by Longmynd Vintage Vehicle Club last month raised £500 for local charities, including Coverage Care, Bishop’s Castle Community Hospital and Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre. With fine weather in their favour, over 30 participants met at The Inn on the Green at Wentnor and enjoyed spectacular views as they drove to Medlicott. The route then led along the Longmynd and Ratlinghope, stopping off for a well-earned coffee break at Picklescott, before heading back to The Inn on the Green for a roast dinner.
SELF ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE - The June meeting of Bishop's Castle Mothers' Union heard Glynn Roberts speak about his work with disaffected young people in the West Midlands where he taught. Slides illustrated the activities in which they took part and MU members found it encouraging to see the improvement in confidence and self-esteem these young people showed. The recent annual outing was to Battlefield Church where Robert Milner of the Churches' Conservation Trust gave a real insight into the history of the church which is built on the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. From there it was just a short walk to the farm shop complex where everyone enjoyed lunch in the restaurant. Some also managed to visit the museum of the battle or the falconry.
JULY DRAW AT LYDHAM - Martin Williams won £26 in the Lydham Church 100 Club draw for July. Annie Morris won £15.60 and Carol Griffiths won £10.40. If you would like to join Lydham Church 100 Club, call Neil Hird on 01588 638379 or Jimmy Garnier on 01588 638486.
REPORT ON CONFERENCE - At their July meeting members of Lydbury North WI heard a report from Amanda Simpson-Atkins of Hopesay WI on the national conference in London. She said a resolution calling for more midwives had been carried by 6,000 votes to 250 and the whole event had been very memorable. The speaker for the evening was Miss Jones from the Blue Bell at Mellington, who showed slides telling the history of the inn since the 1890s. Her father ran the pub from 1926 and she had taken over in the 1960s. Miss Jones carried on the pub’s tradition of fund-raising for charity, which she continues today.
The Blue Bell still provides the local community with a focus, as proved by the Diamond Jubilee photographs she brought along. The next Lydbury North WI meeting is on September 20 in the village hall at 7.30pm when Sarah Thursfield’s topic will be ‘Lady Burgh’s Seamstress’ - an account of dress for 15th century re-enactment events, with costumes of the day.
Guests are welcome at £3.
BRINGING BOOK TO LIFE - Alison Price took the chair at the July meeting of Bishop's Castle WI and gave an informative and amusing talk on her visit to the WI AGM in London.
She urged all members to attend as a delegate if they are given the chance, as she had found it a wonderful experience. Visitors from Lydham, Norbury and Churchstoke WIs were welcomed to hear retired librarian Adrian Williams read extracts from a variety of books. Member took part in a book quiz which Adrian had prepared and this was won by Christine Mansell from Norbury WI.
The next meeting is on the September 18 in the Methodist Hall at 7.30pm when Pam Love gives a travel talk.
Visitors are welcome at £3.
BISHOP’S CASTLE DIARY August 10-18 AUGUST 10: Acoustic R&B. Gasping Kahuna.
Six Bells, Bishop's Castle.
AUGUST 11: Bishop's Castle Railway Museum.
Free tai chi taster class with Clare Williams. Church Barn, Bishop's Castle.
10.30am-12pm. Call 01588 638182.
Auction. Public Hall, Bishop's Castle.
Call 01743 462763.
AUGUST 12: Bishop's Castle Railway Museum.
Cream tea in aid of Bishop's Castle Church. Reilth Mynd. £5. 3pm.
AUGUST 13: Bishop’s Castle churches holiday club for children. Methodist Hall, Bishop’s Castle. All week. Call 01588 680285.
Footpath Walking Group. Bishop's Castle/Clun. 12 miles. Meet Harley Jenkins Street car park at 9.30am.
Call 01588 630238.
AUGUST 14: Talk: ‘Scandanavia and its Crime Fiction’ - Paul Binding. YouCaxton Shop, 23 High St, Bishop's Castle.
6.30pm. Call 01743 818724.
Pony day for children. Walcot Stables, Lydbury North, 10am-4pm. Call 01588 680514.
AUGUST 15: Onny Valley Social Club. Day trip to Llandudno. Call 01588 650607.
Auction. Public Hall, Bishop's Castle.
Call 01743 462763.
AUGUST 17: Bishop's Castle Twinning Association.
French wine tasting. Three Tuns, Bishop's Castle. £6. 7pm.
Tickets on 01588 630313.
Pony day for children. Walcot Stables, Lydbury North. 10am-4pm.
Call 01588 680514.
AUGUST 18: Farmers’ market. Town Hall and Market Square, Bishop's Castle, 8am–1pm. Call 01588 638141.
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