23rd Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 12th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN INSIGHT into equestrian art is on the agenda at the next meeting of Evesham Arts Society on Wednesday (June 17) at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House in Cowl Street.

All visitors are welcome to attend and more details are available from Joy Wybrow on 01789 764100.

A CELEBRATION of cycling is set to take place to bring the Broadway community together.

As part of National Bike Week, the High Street will be closed to traffic from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday (June 18) for various cycling events and attractions.

From the mini roundabout at the top to the Snowshill Road turn there will be barriers and stewards, but the main public car parks will be open for visitors as normal.

THE ANNUAL Charlton Country Fayre is set to be biggest yet offering fun for all the family.

On the back of raising more than £2,500 for the village and church last year, Charlton Country Fayre will include stalls, a dog show, cream teas, live music, art, flower festival, children’s activities, maypole dancing, morris dancers, barbecue, ice creams and a duck race.

The event takes place next Saturday (June 20) from 2pm to 4.30pm on Charlton Village Green.

To find out more about the fayre or to help out, call Steve Metcalf on 01386 247063 or Helen Fowler on 01386 860331.

A BEAUTIFUL floral display is set to dazzle visitors at the Eckington Flower Festival.

The village will open its gardens tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (June 14) from 10am to 6pm, where live music, classic and vintage car shows and maypole dancing will take place with all proceeds going to the upkeep of Eckington Holy Trinity Church.

Tickets for the event cost £5 for adults and school children get free admission.

For more information visit www.eckington.info

A NATIONAL competition to write a selection of short stories and poems announced two students from Pershore High School as winners.

Aimee Davies and Louis Cartwright-Wallis, both 13 years-old, won the Young Writers Dedicated to Mum competition, which was held to commemorate Mothers Day in March.

The students winning work will be published within a special anthology in ‘Dedicated to Mum – The Depth of Love’, which will be kept in the British Library in London, providing a lasting record of their achievement.

EVESHAM Vale and Pershore Lions Club will be holding an evening of entertainment with international vocalist Debbie Miles.

With over 20 years of professional experience performing songs from the fifties through to the current charts, Debbie will be entertaining the Bengeworth Club, with all funds raised going towards Midlands Air Ambulance.

The event takes place on Saturday (June 13) from 7.30pm with tickets costing £3.

For more information on the event or to book tickets call Clive Thomas on 07867089577, or e-mail clive_thomas@sky.com

A SUMMER of live music is set to be played in Pershore’s Abbey Park to bring the community together.

Bands in the Park will take place every Sunday afternoon, from July, 5 to August, 30 where bands will perform from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

This year’s line-up includes the Celebration Reed and Brass Band, Pillowell Silver Band, Alcester Victoria Silver Band and the Malvern Hills District Brass Band.

A TALK entitled ‘The Great NHS Robbery’ will be held at Pershore’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

Writer, journalist and broadcaster Marcus Chown will host the free talk at the popular venue from 7.45pm next Friday (June 19).