The Underbarrow Art, Crafts and Flower Festival will take place in Underbarrow Church on Saturday, 10th August, 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, 11am to 4pm.. Local artists will exhibit their work as will wood turners and potters. The windows are going to be decorated to reflect Underbarrow through The Ages. There is no entrance fee but donations will be welcome as refreshments will be provided.
Please come and enjoy this celebration of art.
Melanie is running the garden bric-a-brac stall at the open gardens this year and is hoping to collect an interesting selection of unwanted garden items - implements, ornaments, planters, furniture, gardening/plant books etc.
Smaller items can be left at Kell Cottage back door or in the parking space next to the garage at Kell Garth. Please feel free to email Melanie at: email@example.com to arrange collection of larger items.
Brigsteer WI invite you to their next meeting which is open to all from 8pm on Wednesday 8th May in the Village Hall when we have Rebecca Corrie-close talking on 'The Importance of Biosecurity'
As well as being the new tenant of the National Trust farm at Lane End, Levens, and a director of the Horned Beef Company Ltd., Rebecca works for South Cumbria Rivers Trust and will be talking about her experience with invasive species in woodland and agriculture.
Admission including refreshments £3.
‘BLODEUWEDD UNTOLD’ will be presented by Jo Blake (Cave) Thursday, 9 May at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall, Brigsteer.
All welcome, tickets on the door
Usual reminder of our next meeting - Wednesday 10 April, when Sally Lister gives us an "Introduction to Felting" with an opportunity for having a go ourselves. Hope to see you there.
NEWS OF THE STRANGE!
Tales from the Arab world
Told by DANIEL MORDEN.
Next Wednesday,13th March,we have our very own Brigsteer resident talking to us about the Coniston Hydro Electric Power Scheme, which I'm sure will be of interest to many of you.
Our meeting starts at 7.30 with open house from 8pm followed by refreshments, and donations towards the cost will be very welcome
A reminder of the meeting next Thursday, 7 March at 7pm in the Village Hall for all gardeners and volunteers taking part in this year’s Open Gardens.
All are welcome to attend to discuss final details of this great community event planned for Sunday 26 May which raises funds for our village hall.
Don’t be beguiled by that harmless looking exterior – those twinkly eyes, the gap toothed smile, and the quaint old ways – you should never mess with a little old woman.
Jan Blake gets right down to the business of what happens when we misjudge our elders. Meet the old women who aren’t so much aged, as ageless, and with the superpowers to match. Be so foolish as to underestimate them and you’ll get everything you deserve. Expect a dose of powerful geriatric magic, transformation and a good serving of comeuppance!
Next meeting on Wednesday, 13 February in the Village Hall, Brigsteer at 7:30pm.
Susan Millard, author of many books on horses and ponies, will reveal the History of Cumbria's Fell Ponies.
Visitors are most welcome to join us.
Stealing Thunder Storytellers return to the Village Hall, Brigsteer
on Thursday, 14 February at 7:30pm.
Nick Hennessey will perform 'The Ruined House of Skin'.
All welcome, tickets on the door (£8).
Please note the new times for the tea shop for the coming year.
It will still take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month but the opening hours will now be from 3:00pm to 4:45pm
The first tea shop with the new hours will be on Tuesday 22nd January.
We have arranged a training evening to learn about and update our skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of the defibrillator. Lauren Watson from North West Ambulance will lead the evening which will consist of a talk followed by 'hands on' training in the technique of CPR using resuscitation dummies.
The evening has been arranged primarily for the Village Emergency Telephone Service volunteers but is open to anyone who would like to attend as it is a skill that anyone of us could be called upon to use at any time.
The training is on Thursday evening 31st January at 8.00pm at the village hall
To give us some idea of numbers, could you please let us know by the end of next week if you would like to come. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
If we are over subscribed places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
The Tea Shop will be open in the Village Hall next Tuesday, December 18th from 2 to 4 pm. This is a week earlier than usual because of Christmas, and, because it's Christmas, in addition to the usual tea and delicious home-made cakes, there will be mulled wine and musical entertainment from members of the Brigsteer Band.
All welcome. Do come and join us for eats, drinks, and a chat.
Don't forget the Lyth Valley photographs will be on display in the village hall from 12.00 midday to 6.00pm.
Judging will take place at 5.00pm. Brigsteer WI will be running a 'tea shop' throughout the afternoon.
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