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Updated: 5:14 pm, May 06, 2015

CARERS are being invited to a free drop in event being held by the Worcestershire Association of Carers.

Advice about obtaining care or life as a carer will be available during the free event at Signpost in Russell Square, Broadway on Thursday, April 16 between 11am and midday.

A CHARITY event in aid of Arthritis Research UK is being held in Offenham and promises a bear-y good time for everyone.

Maypole Teddy Bears of Offenham are holding a coffee morning with a difference on April 14, 15 and 18 from 10am.

As well as coffee or tea, visitors will be able to meet a range of hand-crafted teddy bears lovingly put together by Jean Jephcott.

The bears can be adopted should anyone wish to help raise cash for the cause but there is no obligation for anyone to do so.

A special grand raffle will also be held during the event in aid of Arthritis Research UK.

Call 01386 48217 or e-mail jean@maypolebears.co.uk for more information about the event.

PERSHORE’S Number 8 Community Arts Centre will hold a quiet revolution dance project in conjunction with the town’s carnival inspired by women’s role in the First World War.

A group of Evesham women, Dancefest adults and students led by choreographer Marie Oldaker will entertain and educate audiences when they take to the streets during the carnival in a free performance inspired by women during war time.

The performance will be spread over a six week course incorporating different variations of dance and choreography, with an opportunity to gain further insight about women’s experiences in the war.

To find out how to get involved with the project which begins on Friday (April 10) and costs £40 or to book a place on the course call Emma Bangham on 01386 561906.

TEEN AUTHOR James Dawson has been voted the winner of the Worcestershire Teen Book Awards by young Evesham and Pershore readers.

For the last four months pupils aged 11 to 14 from Evesham and Pershore have been encouraged to read a shortlist of six books and vote for their favourite.

During the event James read excerpts from his teen thrillers and answered questions before signing hundreds of books for the Wychavon pupils.

Fourteen schools then battled it out in an interschool quiz all about the shortlisted books which was won by Pershore High School, who each took away medals and books for the school.

James Dawson said: “Winning awards voted for by young adult readers is always the best, they are who I write for and it’s wonderful to know my books are being enjoyed.

“It was really good to visit Worcestershire and get to meet so many keen readers, which they clearly are.”

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