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
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).
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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
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).
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 email@example.com
If we are over subscribed places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
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