At our next WI meeting, we have Professor M Mcillmurray, a retired consultant in medical oncology and palliative care, Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust, who will be telling us all about his role in the development of cancer care services in the area. From virtually no service in the 1980's to the specialist services now provided by St John's Hospice and CancerCare. We now have one of the most comprehensive cancer services in the UK, made possible by huge local support and commitment.
The meeting is open to all from 8pm so do come along to the village hall when admission is £3 including refreshments.
New members and visitors to our meetings which start at 7.30 are always welcome. Call Penny or Dorothy on 01539668377/048 for more information
Our annual update on Basic Life Support will be at the village hall on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm. This will be led by the North West Ambulance Service and include practical teaching on CPR and the use of the defibrillator . Everyone is welcome, you never know when you may be called upon to help someone.
If you would like to attend please let us know so we have and idea of numbers.
Alan & Elspeth
Table tennis up and running after the hols & a chance to burn off some calories. Every Tuesday 7.45. Just turn up.
The first of Brigsteer WI Open Meetings takes place on Wednesday 8th January in the Village Hall. The guest speaker is Andrea Aldridge, the Chief Officer of Manna House in Kendal, which support the needs of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in South Lakeland.
Her talk is entitled "Home is Where the Heart Is"
All are welcome from 8pm - entry £3 including refreshments.
STEALING Thunder Storytellers begin the New Year with Emily Hennessey’s performance of
The Good, The Bad and The Uglier
at Brigsteer village hall, on Thursday 9 January (7:30pm).
A couple of hours work is required at the village hall to bring the hedge under control. I would appreciate it if you could give a couple of hours to help. Tools such as loppers, bush saws etc would be useful. It is hoped to burn the resulting brash to stop the river getting blocked. If you could let me know if you can help it would assist in organising the work.
Thanks in anticipation
Richard Griffiths 07711 042240 01539558776
We have two great story-telling events for adults coming up in Brigsteer Village Hall. You don’t need to book, just turn up but come early as these evenings are popular. Do join us and enjoy.
If you’d like further details, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brigsteer WI invite you to join them at their last Open Meeting of the year following their Annual Meeting on Wednesday 13th November, when George Crossman will be telling us all about his life as a Morecambe Bay Coastguard
All welcome from 8pm, £3 including refreshments.
Brigsteer New Year's Eve Ceilidh is back!
7.30 pm to just after midnight in the Village Hall on December 31st.
Tickets £10.00, to include a welcoming drink of sparkling wine and a full evening's entertainment
Dancing with caller Chris Bland, fun, games, and a chance to renew "auld acquaintances"
Food will be Jacob's Join. There will be a list of items to choose from.
Drink: It's a BYOB event.
All welcome, singles as well as couples.
Tickets from Alan Davies email@example.com (015395 68837)
Our speaker, Maurice Steele, is a retired farmer from Eskdale who has combined sheep farming with a lifelong interest in photography and love of wild flowers. His presentation "It should have been stopped!" traces the evolution of the Lake District from its geological formation to the present day - a blend of brilliant photography and beautiful music, with commentary on man's impact on the landscape over the years and just a touch of good-natured humour. This is a treat not to be missed and again visitors are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening with us.
Dru Yoga with Johan Walsh
Wednesdays from 18 September in the Village Hall
6 - 7:30pm
Open to all ages and abilities.
£8 per session (proceeds to Ugandan School).
Further information from Johan on 01539568957 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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