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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council
Thu 16 Nov 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY AGM

Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Annual General Meeting plus 'bring and share' supper.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 17 Nov 2017

LADIES PAMPER EVENING

Friday 17 November 2017, 7.00pm
Broom Village Hall, High Street, Broom, B50 4HJ

Advance Price £5.00 which includes a gorgeous cocktail and a cupcake. Ticket Price on the night £6.00. Proceeds to be split between Broom Village Hall and Stratford upon Avon Women’s Refuge.

Come and enjoy an evening of shopping, cosmetics, indulgence and cocktails.

Please note that credit card payment will not be available so please bring CASH!

Tickets available from Cheryl 07775 903042 or Diane 01789 772751.

Fri 17 Nov 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 November 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Ancient Troy - a three way look by Ray Aspden.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Wed 22 Nov 2017

CARDIOLOGY INFORMATION EVENING

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7.00pm
Bidford Health Centre, Stratford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4LX

If you have a cardiology worry, book in to our information evening for FREE help and advice from Dr Najmi Qureshi, Consultant Cardiologist at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital and find out more about symptoms, the possible causes and the treatments that are available.

Dr Qureshi will be talking about topics such as general heart care as well as heart failure. She will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please book your place by phoning Bidford Health Centre after 10.00am on 01789 773372.

Fri 24 Nov 2017

HAMPSTEAD (12A)

Friday 24 November 2017, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Sun 26 Nov 2017
Kim Hartman

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 'SWITCH ON'

Sunday 26 November 2017, 5.00pm
The Square, High Street, Bidford-on-Avon.

Bidford Christmas Lights presents our annual 'switch on' ceremony.

We are delighted to welcome this year's celebrity - Kim Hartman, frest from the Dido Queen of Carthage at the RSC and 'Allo 'Allo.

Great attractions for all the family including:

  • Fire Eater
  • Community Choir
  • Bretforton Silver Band
  • Grand Draw
  • Mulled Wine
  • Mince Pies
  • Hot Food
  • The Jolly Teapot
  • and more

Father Christmas will be arriving around 5.30pm... so watch out for him, kids!

Thu 30 Nov 2017

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK: THE MAKING OF ATMOSPHERIC LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday 30 November 2017, 7.30pm
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

A talk by local outdoor photographer, Andy Page.

Specialising in capturing naturally dramatic, compelling and atmospheric landscape photographs from viewpoints across the UK, Andy will be presenting a show of his more recent work, discussing how and where he makes them.

Tickets £2.00 available from the library. A selection of prints and display of works will be available for purchase on the evening.

Fri 1 Dec 2017

DUNKIRK (12A)

Friday 1 December 2017, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS SHOWING MAY BE CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK FOR CONFIRMATION OR CHECK THIS WEBSITE ON THE DAY.

Sat 2 Dec 2017

BINGO NIGHT

Saturday 2 December 2017, time tbc
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Join us for a great night of Bingo at the Crawford Hall! See the Visit Bidford website for more details.

Sat 2 Dec 2017

BIDFORD AREA CHOIR: A WINTER CONCERT

Saturday 2 December 2017, 7.30pm
The Barn, Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4JN

A collection of winter songs to warm your heart.

Adults £7.50, Under 16s free. Refreshments included. Proceeds in aid of Lifespace, a local charity offering one to one mentoring for young people in distress. Tickets available in advance or on the door.

Sat 9/Sun 10 Dec 2017

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2017
St Laurence Church, Bidford.

St Laurence's Church will be holding its 20th annual Christmas Tree Festival. The enthusiasm and creativity generated continue to delight the huge numbers of visitors that come from across the Midlands. The Festival has become a central feature in our village’s Christmas events.

There are up to 40 decorated Christmas trees round the walls in the church, with a theme of choice. Most carry lights, and the effect is magical when the church lights are periodically switched off after dark and the whole place is illuminated by just the Christmas tree lights. The event is greatly looked forward to by many hundreds of people each December.

Refreshments are available in the Church Hall and there is an ever-popular raffle.

Visitors vote for their favourite tree in each class, as well as voting for their favourite tree in the whole event. The raffle is drawn and the prizes are awarded at 6.00pm on the Sunday evening. The event has been televised at least twice, and been mentioned on local radio every year.

Some years ago a Bidford resident said "You can't stop the Christmas Tree Festival now. There'd be a riot!"

Thu 14 Dec 2017

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 14 December 2017, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

The story of the hugely huggable history of the Teddy Bear.

Dr Gillian White is back with us again. Tonight Gillain will cover the origin of the ‘Bear’ in the 19th century through Winnie the Pooh to Paddington. As always this will be a very interesting talk by Gillian.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Fri 15 Dec 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 December 2017, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

The Way We Were: 20th Century Bidford by Society Research Group.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 21 Dec 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 21 December 2017, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Bushes with Berries by Reg Moule. Plus Raffle.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 19 Jan 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 19 January 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

The Last Naval Hero by Roy Smart.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 16 February 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Curing with Water by Cora Weaver.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 16 March 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Birmingham Back to Back Housing by Clive Katz.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 April 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

West Midlands Struggle for the Vote by Gay Hill.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 18 May 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 by Spencer Jones.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 15 Jun 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 June 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Gertrude Bell – Unsung Heroine of Iraq by Jan Long.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 8 February 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Dogs for the Deaf.

They train clever dogs to help deaf people – in a nutshell that’s what they do. They train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives.

Please come along to hear from Merlene Watson who is deaf and will be bringing her dog for the deaf along with her.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 8 Mar 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 8 March 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Foster Care.

One of our own members has been a Foster Carer for many years. Fostering can be both challenging and rewarding. The challenge of building a positive relationship with a new child and tailoring your child car approach to best meet the child’s unique individual needs.

Sarah will be telling us all about her experiences as a Foster Carer – also coming along will be someone who Sarah has fostered and how important it was in her life to have the kind of care and support offered by Sarah and her family.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 April 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Tuneful Tubes.

A light hearted demonstrated world-wide history of musical wind instruments. David Wornham says ‘Give me a tube and I will play it’. Demonstrated talk on worldwide wind instrument history using many brass type (labrosone) and woodwind instruments from a collection of over 300 from around the world. This is an audience participation talk!

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 14 June 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Past and Present.

Bob Marshall from the Research Group at Bidford on Avon History Society will be along to show us Bidford past and present. A picture of an area now and a picture of how it was.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 July 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

The Odd Chair.

No slides or photographs but a wealth of chair seat patterns and pieces to catch the eye with a history of the crat interspersed with observations and anecdotes. Together with the traditional rush matting and cane smithing an abundance of wool and garden waste will produce balls, bangles, wreaths, chairs and knots with the occasional whistle thrown in. A brief encounter with the craft worker and a tale to tell.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 13 September 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

The Yellow Hat Tribe.

Irene the painter married Vince the Ostrich and sunflower farmer. Irene was working many jobs to support her family. At her lowest point she scribbled on the back of an envelope containing a bill she could not afford to pay a tiny row of crazy people wearing large hats. That little tribe stayed in her mind for many years but without a home. Vince is an entrepreneur who likes a challenge. Irene and Vincent meet and the crazy people wearing large hats now had a home in The Yellow Hat Tribe. To learn how that happened you will need to come along to the meeting as its far too complicated to write! On sale will be a selection of goodies from the Yellow Hat Tribe Gallery.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 11 October 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

400 Years of Stourbridge Glass.

For centuries glass has been manufactured in the Stourbridge area, reputedly started in the 17th century by French glassmakers from the Lorraine region. They were attracted to the area by the rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces, making it the perfect location for the industry. Stourbridge Glass is recognised as amongst the finest in the world and has been used countless times as gifts for royalty and visiting dignitaries to the UK.

Please come along to hear from Ian Drury all about glass making. This will be on Ian’s last talks as he is retiring.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 December 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Arden Falconry.

An informative talk will be given by Danielle Shearsby who is an experienced falconer about birds of prey in their natural environment, flight, conservation, hunting techniques, and their roll in history.

Danielle will be bringing with her an Owl, Hawk and Falcon. So, this will be a rare opportunity to be in close contact with these truly magnificent creatures.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Ongoing Events

Bidford Car Boot Sale

2017 Season: Open every Thursday, weather permitting, from April until mid-October, from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Situated off the Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon. Charge for stalls £6.00. For information, please contact Mark Smith on 01789 773323.

Irish Dance Class

Irish (Riverdance style) beginners class in Bidford. Every Monday from 4.00 to 5.00pm, starting 3 October 2016, at St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA.

Read more here

Bidford Canoe Club

2017 Season: Starts Friday 5 May 2017 (weather and river levels permitting).

Read more details here

Tae Kwon Do

Every Saturday from 10.00am to 12.00noon at Broom Village Hall.

Every Monday from 6.15 to 7.15pm at the Crawford Memorial Hall.

Cost is £25 per month (some discounts available). Contact Neil Hall on 07517 437 300 or read our Flyer (pdf) for more details.

Tai Chi

Every Thursday, between 11.30am and 12.30pm at the Church Room. Cost is £3 per person.

Goslings Toddler Club

Every Thursday, between 10.00 and 11.30am at the Crawford Memorial Hall. Cost is £2.00 per session, and 25p for any extra children.

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