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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council
Sun 23 Jul 2017

BIDFORD ANNUAL DUCK RACE

Sunday 23 July 2017, 3.00pm
The Big Meadow, Bidford-on-Avon

The Annual Duck Race, organized by Bidford Christmas Lights

Please come along to this quacking event, and help raise funds to maintain the village Christmas Lights. Look out for ducks that will soon be on sale at local shops and by committee members.

Prizes: 1st = £150, 2nd = £100, 3rd = £75, 4th = £75.

The race is kindly sponsored by Astwood Design, ABC Windows, Richard Fantom Eyecare and Littleton Auctions. With grateful thanks as always to Bidford Canoe Club.

Mon 24 Jul 2017

SUMMER ACTIVITY AT BIDFORD LIBRARY: SPY KIT

Monday 24 July 2017, 10.30 to 11.45am
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come and join us at Bidford Library for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
£2.50 per child. Payment due when booking.

Make your own spy briefcase, magnifying glass and secret code breaker.

Thu 27 Jul 2017

BIDFORD-ON-AVON SENIOR CITIZENS ACTION NETWORK (SCAN)

Thursday 27 July 2017, 10.30am
Jolly Teapot, Church Rooms, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Silverlinks – housing options for older people by Sarah Vernau.

Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Jolly Teapot. For further details telephone Marie Darwen on 01789 260108.

Sun 30 Jul 2017

ITALIAN MARKET

Sunday 30 July 2017, time tbc
Upper High Street, Bidford-on-Avon

The taste of Italy comes again to Bidford High Street bringing fine Italian food including meats, cheese and coffee among many others. See the Visit Bidford website for more details.

Mon 31 Jul 2017

PLAY READING GROUP

Monday 31 July 2017, 7.00 to 9.00pm
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come along to Bidford Community Library and join us for an evening of play reading. Just £2 per session, including refreshments.

Tue 1 Aug 2017

SUMMER ACTIVITY AT BIDFORD LIBRARY: FINGERPRINTS

Tuesday 1 August 2017, 10.30 to 11.45am
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come and join us at Bidford Library for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
£2.50 per child. Payment due when booking.

Make your own fingerprint with salt dough, your own fingerprint file, make an animal footprint, and make your own binoculars.

Wed 2 Aug 2017

NATIONAL PLAY DAY

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Stratford Bandstand on the Recreation Ground, Stratford-upon-Avon

Free activities, including climbing wall, circus skills, puppet show, multi-sports, fun and games

Thu 3 Aug 2017

FREE SPORTS AND GAMES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Thursday 3 August 2017, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

Hi-5 Tuffs present free sports and games for children of all ages, including football, cricket, mini games and more.

No need to book - just turn up and enjoy!

Sat 5 Aug 2017

OUTDOOR CINEMA ON THE BIG MEADOW: TOP GUN

Saturday 5 August 2017, 7.00pm
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

Join us on the Big Meadow. Grab your friends, picnic blankets and chairs and join us for another great night! See the Visit Bidford website for more details.

Gates open 7.00pm. Film starts at dusk. Limited tickets available. Tickets in advance from Bidford Hardware and The Frog. Any unsold tickets will be available on the gate. £10 per ticket.

Mon 7 Aug 2017

SUMMER ACTIVITY AT BIDFORD LIBRARY: WALKIE TALKIES

Monday 7 August 2017, 10.30 to 11.45am
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come and join us at Bidford Library for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
£2.50 per child. Payment due when booking.

Make a walkie talkie, every detective needs one!

Wed 9 Aug 2017

FREE SPORTS AND GAMES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Wednesday 9 August 2017, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

Hi-5 Tuffs present free sports and games for children of all ages, including football, cricket, mini games and more.

No need to book - just turn up and enjoy!

Tue 15 Aug 2017

SUMMER ACTIVITY AT BIDFORD LIBRARY: PERISCOPE

Tuesday 15 August 2017, 10.30 to 11.45am
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come and join us at Bidford Library for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
£2.50 per child. Payment due when booking.

Make a periscope and see around corners! Make a mini detective camera.

Thu 17 Aug 2017

FREE SPORTS AND GAMES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Thursday 17 August 2017, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

Hi-5 Tuffs present free sports and games for children of all ages, including football, cricket, mini games and more.

No need to book - just turn up and enjoy!

Thu 17 Aug 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 17 August 2017, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Grow your own Vegetables by Philip Aubrey.

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.

Mon 21 Aug 2017

PLAY READING GROUP

Monday 21 August 2017, 7.00 to 9.00pm
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come along to Bidford Community Library and join us for an evening of play reading. Just £2 per session, including refreshments.

Thu 14 Sep 2017

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

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

Bess of Hardwick.

Bess of Harwick is probably best remembered for two things, having survived four husbands and having build Harwick Hall. Dr Gillian White from the University of Warwick is going to be along to explain how Bess of very humble beginnings became such a very wealthy woman.

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

Fri 15 Sep 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

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

Pilgrimage to Medieaval Gloucestershire by Tim Porter.

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.

Sat 16 Sep 2017

BIDFORD BASH ON THE BIG MEADOW

Saturday 16 September 2017, 2.00 to 6.00pm
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

The Bidford Bash on the Big Meadow returns for its third year running! Originally started to raise money for the village when our 800-year-old bridge was closed due to an accident, the Bidford Bash is now a great event in the local calendar! Music, food, champagne tents, dog shows, bouncy castles and so much more flood onto the Meadow – Don’t miss out on this great family event! See the Visit Bidford website for more details.

Thu 21 Sep 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

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

Hayloft Plants by Lark Hanham.

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.

Mon 25 Sep 2017

PLAY READING GROUP

Monday 25 September 2017, 7.00 to 9.00pm
Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG

Come along to Bidford Community Library and join us for an evening of play reading. Just £2 per session, including refreshments.

Thu 12 Oct 2017

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 October 2017, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Hide and Seek.

Peter and Margaret Preece have now produced a new Natural History digital lecture. Hide and Seek covers all aspects of nature i.e. birds, flora, mammals, insects etc., many photographed in the UK but some in Northern Spain. As always this will provide to be a fascinating evening.

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

Thu 19 Oct 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Gardens and Gardeners of Ancient Egypt by Linda Farrar.

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 20 Oct 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 October 2017, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Folklore and Folksongs of Warwickshire and Worcestershire by Richard Churchley.

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.

Sat 4 Nov 2017

BIDFORD'S BIG BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS

Saturday 4 November 2017, time tbc
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon

The spectacular fireworks night on the Big Meadow is not to be missed! A huge success last year with visitors claiming it was 'the best fireworks show' they’ve ever seen! So wrap up warm and join us for a wonderful night! See the Visit Bidford website for more details.

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

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 November 2017, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

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.

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.

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.

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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