21st Oct, 2016

News In Brief

Evesham Editorial 8th Jan, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE residents who want to hit all the right notes are being invited to sign up for a new beginners’ guitar class in the town.

Tutor Brian Hoggard will launch the 10-week class on Thursday (January 15) from 7pm to 9pm at the St Andrews Centre and the course is suitable for anyone from beginners to regular players.

Brian has taught guitar for more than 20 years privately, in schools and colleges and previously owned Worcester School of Rock and Performance.

Classes are informal and use guitar tab, a very easy to read form of notation, instead of standard notation.

Single note melodies, chords, country, rock riffs, finger-picking and lead guitar will be among the topics covered during the sessions.

Classes are £85 per person, e-mail brianhoggard@ymail.com, visit www.brianhoggard.co.uk or call 07720 211002 for more information.

A PACKED programme of events building up to the 2015 Evesham Carnival kicks off this weekend with the pageant event.

The carnival pageant will be held at the Riverside Shopping Centre tomorrow (Saturday) for youngsters aged between six and 18-years-old from 10am with the coronation of the carnival king and queen on January 17.

Winners of the carnival’s dress competition will be announced on January 18 while a movie quiz will be held at Amber Cafe on February 22.

Crown Meadow will host a Mr/Mrs Muscle fitness competition on April 25 while a carnival car boot sale will be open for business on May 10.

And from May 21 to 24, the Iron Rock Bar will hold the carnival Battle of the Bands event.

The carnival itself will be held on June 6, visit www.eveshamcarnival.com for more information.

LOCAL writer Sue Johnson will be signing copies of her latest novel ‘The Yellow Silk Dress’

at Pershore’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

The talented writer will be at the venue tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Sue has been running writing workshops at the venue, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, since 2005.

PACKS of chocolate have had to be recalled by a discount supermarket after salmonella was found in a batch of them.

Aldi has recalled 200g packs of Choceur Treasures with a best before date of 1 September, 2015 after the detection of the bacteria which can cause food poisoning.

The product features whole hazelnut wrapped in waffle and milk chocolate.

It was sold only in the Midlands region including the Swan Lane store in Evesham, Birmingham Road supermarket in Studley and branches at the Maypole near Wythall, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Redditch and Droitwich.

Anyone who has bought the product is advised not to eat it but to return it to their nearest store.

No other choceur or Aldi product are known to be affected.