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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 15th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

THE OBSERVER would like to point out the picture caption on the ‘College merger is security say chiefs’ story (Observer, April 8) was used incorrectly and the college has no plans to open a new school for 13-18 year-old’s.

A PERSHORE care home is inviting residents to a wine and canapés reception to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Sanctuary Care’s Heathlands Residential Care Home is opening its doors to the town’s community on Thursday (April 21), where visitors can enjoy chilled wine and savoury treats.

Attendees can also relax and chat with the residents at the Station Road home and raise a toast to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

The event will run from 6.30pm to 8pm.

PERSHORE College is hosting an open day to help youngsters make their next step in education.

The college will hold the event on Tuesday, April 26 for students of all ages and study levels to learn more about opportunities in their favoured career paths.

Attendees can also talk to current students and tutors about general college life.

The event will run from 5.30pm to 8pm.

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A RIGHT royal knees up will be had this June with Evesham throwing its own street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

At a full Evesham Town Council meeting on Monday (April 11), councillors backed plans to earmark £2,200 for the event which will be held in the Market Square on Sunday, June 12.

More details are yet to be announced about the event which will be free-of-charge, but town residents will be able to bring picnics along to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday milestone in style.

BRETFORTON Silver Band are performing a concert at a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The concert will take place at St Leonard’s Church, Bretforton next Sunday (April 24) at 6.30pm

The band have a history of marking special Royal occasions – in 1897 they played a fanfare from the top of St. Leonard’s Church tower, Bretforton, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. This fanfare feat has been repeated on only a few occasions, including marking the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977, her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and most recently her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Entry is free, there will be a retiring collection with all proceeds going to the Acquired Brain Injury Unit, Evesham who are the bands chosen charity for this year.

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AN HISTORIC Evesham hotel is getting set to host the first of three Jazz and Fine Dining events for 2016

The Wood Norton Hotel will play host to the evening on Friday, April 29 from 7pm.

Guests will be welcomed by a lavish drinks reception, followed by a delicious five course dinner and music from the hotel’s resident jazz band ‘Four and More’.

Katie Butterworth, Sales and Events Manager, said: “Throughout 2015 our Jazz and Fine Dining evenings were well received by all guests, who just loved the relaxed ambience of the event whilst dining with close family and friends within one of Worcestershire’s beautiful settings.”

Tickets are being sold at £49.50, with the option of upgrading to an overnight stay in one of The Wood Norton’s first class bedroom suites with a full English breakfast the following morning for just £50 per person.

E-mail [email protected] or call 01386 765611 for more information.

A FREE public talk celebrating three decades of some of the finest art pottery in the world is being held this weekend.

Chairman of Moorcroft Hugh Edwards celebrates his 30th year at the helm of Moorcroft with an Art Pottery collection that champions his Vale of Evesham origins.

And during the event today (Friday) and tomorrow from 10.30am to 4.30pm, highly collectable designs including Bredon Hill, Broadway Tower and even some Kirke’s Blue plums will be available to buy.

Public talks will be held on both days from 11am while visitors can see the art of Moorcroft demonstrated with pottery techniques that date back to the 17th Century.

Visitors can also try their hand at slip trailing with liquid clay and hand-painting

Antiques expert and Moorcroft director, Eric Knowles will be with Hugh, and his wife Maureen on both days and he will be able to give free Moorcroft identifications.

Visitors can also meet acclaimed Moorcroft designer Vicky Lovatt whose vase to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death ‘Full Fathom Five’,have been well received in the arts.

Visit or e-mail [email protected] or call 01782 820500 for more information.

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