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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Upcoming Events

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.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 14 December 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr. Gillian White, former Curator at Hardwicke Hall - Huggable Teddy Bears.

An intimate introduction to early C20th toys. Please bring your Teddy Bears!

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 20 Dec 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 20 December 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Ragley Hall Gardens Revisited by Mark Morrell.

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 4 and Sat 5 Jan 2019

BIDFORD PLAYERS PRESENT 'OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR'

Friday 4 January 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 January 2019, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

An unforgettable story of the First World War told through songs, documents and music of the time.

Box Office: 01789 773742. Tickets £7.50, Under 16s £5.00. Refreshments available.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

SIX WEEK COURSE: LOOKING AFTER A LOVED ONE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Thursday 10 January 2019, 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Briar Croft, Alcester Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6PH

We are a charity called Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project (WRAP) based in Stratford Upon Avon whose aim is to support those living with dementia and their carers. One of the things we offer is a free of charge programme called ‘Looking After A Loved One’ (LAALO) aimed at carers who have loved ones recently diagnosed with dementia of any type. This runs one morning a week for a period of six weeks from 10.00am to 12.00 noon, covering topics such as what dementia involves, benefits available, legal aspects, support available, how to look after yourself as a carer and, most importantly, gives participants the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to offload, share experiences, cry and laugh together.

To book your place on this FREE 6 week course please call Janine Jackson on 01789 261061 or email wrap1@hotmail.co.uk

More details can be read in the flyer below:

Fri 11 Jan 2019

PETERLOO (12A)

Friday 11 January 2019, 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

Thu 17 Jan 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 17 January 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Johnsons Holiday Film Show by Wendy Moore.

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 18 Jan 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 18 January 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Andrew Reekes, Author - Two Titans, One City.

The contrasting stories of two of the most respected and powerful business men of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) and George Cadbury (1839-1922). Both men shared strong connections to the city of Birmingham and left lasting legacies.

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 25 Jan 2019

THE WIFE (15)

Friday 30 November 2018, 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

Mon 11 Feb 2019

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BEING A PARISH COUNCILLOR?

Monday 11 February 2019, 6.30 to 8.30pm
Stratford District Council Chambers, Elizabeth House, Church Street, CV37 6HX

Free to members of the public. Come along and find out if you are eligible to stand as a Parish Councillor; what it entails; how much time it takes; how you can influence your local community.

Speakers will include Bidford's own Parish Clerk, Mrs Elisabeth Uggerløse.

Full details in the flyer below:

Thu 14 Feb 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 14 February 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Language Myths.

Language Myths with 4 questions. Do men and women talk differently? Are young people destroying language? Do animals communicate? English is a world language why both to learn any others?

Dr Charlotte Rawstorne from the University of the West of England will be along to pose the questions.

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

Fri 15 Feb 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 February 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Alan Godfrey, Chair, Alcester History Society - Postmans Knock.

Postal services in the Alcester area from the 18th century to the present day. Original research from 1988 recently updated.

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 Feb 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Dutch Auction at Aalsmeer by Ian Sadler.

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.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 14 March 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Charlie Calder-Potts – War Artist.

Charlie followed the British Army to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in 2013 and at 28, became the UKs youngest female war artist. Charlie is a British artist based in Bidford on Avon. Her work looks at history and its repetitive nature; the value of our heritage and our similarities to previous generations and to each other. Charlie has had many notable exhibitions and commissions both in London and abroad. Previous projects include her selection as an Official War Artist with the British Army in Afghanistan 2013/14. Her installations have included large scale aluminium pieces, armoured metal, wood panel and vellum paper, combining photography, painting and drawing.

Will be a fascinating evening – I meet Charlie out walking my dog on the Big Meadow and am always shocked at what interesting people we have living in the village.

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

Fri 15 Mar 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 March 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Prof Richard Cust, Dept of History, Birmingham University - Discovering Charles I.

An introduction to Charles I attitudes to kingship and his behaviours. As King, Charles exercised poor judgement, was unable to compromise and was out of touch with his people. This talk will outline the false world in which Charles lived, his blindness to others views and how he precipitated the civil war, with Edgehill being the first skirmish.

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 20 Mar 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY INTER-CLUB HORTICULTURAL QUIZ

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.45pm
Willersley Village Hall

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.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Spring Garden by Jeff Soulsby.

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.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

BIDFORD GARDENING SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW

Saturday 6 April 2019
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Staging of exhibits: 11.00am to 12.30pm
Public viewing: 2.00 to 3.00pm.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 11 April 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Tarantula Spiders and the like!

Paul has been keeping and breeding insects and spiders for more than 40 years. For the past 20 years he has travelled to tropical forests all over the world searching for tarantula spiders. The purpose of these trips is to study, photograph and film the insects, spiders and any other interesting fauna in the forests.

We may think differently about our tiny little insects after this fascinating inside into their world.

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

Fri 12 Apr 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 12 April 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Corinne Brazier, West Midlands Police Museum - 100 Years of Women’s Policing in the West Midlands.

A review of the role of women in policing, 1918-2018. An introduction to pioneers, a short video of some female 'firsts' at different ranks and specialisms.

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 18 Apr 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 18 April 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Japanese Acers: Myth Busting by Neil Kenney.

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.

Thu 9 May 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY SPRING OUTING

Thursday 9 May 2019

Highnam Court, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Morton Hall, Inkberrow, Warwickshire

Thu 16 May 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 16 May 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Arts, Crafts and Edwardian Gardens by Marion Dale.

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 May 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr Stewart Tolley, Continuing Education Department, Oxford University - Charles II, the later Stuarts.

Government and the reign of Charles II during the restoration. The deterioration in relationships between crown and government and how finally it went wrong for James II, facilitating acceptance of William and Mary.

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 13 Jun 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 13 June 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Hedgehog Friendly Town.

Do you sometimes hear strange noises in your garden at night? Are there small footprints left on the patio, and you wondered to which mammal they belong? Hedgehog Friendly Town rehabilitation centre is run by two young girls from Stratford.

So excited about this one – these young girls who will be coming to talk to us are amazing.

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

Thu 20 Jun 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 20 June 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Morton Hall Gardens by Harry Green.

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 21 Jun 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 21 June 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr Alex Grieve - We Are Where We Are.

How life expectancy has changed 1830 – Present. The previous causes of lower life expectancy and how life expectancy has extended.

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 11 Jul 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 11 July 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Caving – Or in other words people who go underground for fun!

Keith has been a caver for almost thirty years and has explored most of the major caving systems in the country. As well as being a member of Dudley Caving Club, Keith is also a member of the Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation and has been a volunteer in many cave rescue incidents. In 2002 Keith was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal and 2012 the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal both for services to cave rescue.

So, let’s sit back and enjoy the fascinating world of what is below us from the comfort and safety of our chairs!

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

Thu 18 July 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY SUMMER OUTING

Thursday 18 July 2019

The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park

Thu 15 Aug 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 15 August 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Create a Prairie in your own Back Yard by Robin Pearce.

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.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 September 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Hayloft Plants.

Yvonne founded Hayloft from an old oak kitchen table back in 1993. Harriet soon joined forces, where many a day was spent taking orders, hand picking plants and carefully packaging products whilst overseeing any commotion from mischievous little ones. In recent times, we have grown beyond measure, moving from kitchen table to office desk and are embracing an ever-expanding team of individuals who share the same ethos and high-quality standards that were engrained from the very beginning. Today we are a successful mail order company.

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

Thu 19 Sep 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 19 September 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Alpines and Rock Gardens by Duncan Coombs.

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.

Thu 10 Oct 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 10 October 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Just over a hundred years ago back in 1917 the first two female police Officers were appointed in the West Midlands Evelyn Miles and Rebecca Lipscome, both lock-up matrons in the Birmingham City Police. Evely was 54 and Rebecca almost 61. Corinne Brazier from the West Midlands Police Heritage Project will be along to talk to us about the history of female police offers as part of the 100 years celebrations of female officers in the West Midlands.

Talk by Corinne Brazier – from the Est Midlands Pnn – How things have changed for our female Police Officers over the years. For the better we hope.

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

Thu 17 Oct 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Is My Garden Good Enough by David Morgan.

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.

Thu 21 Nov 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY AGM

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

'Bring a Plate' 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.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

To the Fringe and Beyond – A talk by Ginny Davis.

When you get that kick in your throat, stomach, brain - it doesn't matter where - that tells you to accept a challenge, who knows where it will lead? Former translator and barrister, now writer and performer followed it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when she was old enough to know better than to try something new. This talk illustrated by scenes from her 5* comedic plays about modern family life and punctuated with a short history of barristers' wigs and gowns charts the adventures which began with poor careers advice and have led to performing live theatre in Edinburgh and beyond. It concludes with a rendition of the fastest song on two legs and a simple message: “Don’t hold back. Don’t be scared. Fulfilment is a blessing. Grab it!”

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

Thu 19 Dec 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 19 December 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Taste of Gardens Down Under by Paul Reeves.

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.

Ongoing Events

Bidford Car Boot Sale

2018 Season: Open every Thursday, weather permitting, from Thu 12 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.

Disclaimer

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