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News In Brief

Evesham Editorial 2nd Oct, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

PERSHORE residents can cast their vote for the theme of the town’s 2016 carnival with a special event.

From tomorrow (Saturday) until next Saturday (October 10), members of the public have the chance to vote.

Voting will take place in Pershore Library from 10am, to cast your vote they simply drop a penny into one of the themed jars or make a suggestion for a theme.

PERSHORE Library is preparing to host a First World War themed tea party.

The free party is being organised by Worcestershire County Council and Worcester University and will be held on Saturday (October 3).

Emma Powell, Pershore Library manager said: “We hope the people of the Vale will come and enjoy our tea party with us.

“If you have any memories to share or stories to tell we would love to hear from you.”

The event takes place from 10am to 4pm.

Call the library on 01905 822722 or visit for more information.

EVESHAM Rowing Club will be hosting its annual Junior Head of River event on the Avon.

Professionally timed rowing races will take place all day on Saturday October, 17, covering 1,400m and 1,900m courses.

The free event will see gold medals given to the winners and is being organised by the BR Rules of Racing and the Row Safe Guidelines, with fully qualified safety crews.

Call John Lomas on 01386 446131 or visit for more information.

EVESHAM residents are being invited to take a trip back to the 80s for charity.

‘KICK UP THE 80s’ will be performing at The Iron Road on Friday October, 16 as part of a fund-raiser for Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab.

The ultimate 80s party band will be playing the best music from the decade and relive some classic memories.

The event begins at 8pm and tickets cost £12.

Visit for more information.

THE FLEECE Inn is preparing to host its annual Apple and Ale Festival.

The Bretforton pub will showcase more than 40 real ales and beer over three days of live music and celebrations from Friday October, 16 to Sunday October, 18.

The free event is also a chance to enjoy morris dancing, cider making demonstrations, skittles, apple displays and cheese tasting.

The event runs from 8pm Friday to 8pm Sunday with camping options available.

Call Jacquie Lisney on 01386 831173 or visit for more information.

A FOLK star will be performing in Evesham in aid of the Great Big Almonry Project.

Dom Duff will head to the Vale on Sunday October, 11 to perform the best of folk, along with support act Mike Weaver at the Oat Street Chapel.

The show will raise money for the town’s historic Almonry Heritage Centre – to protect and conserve the 613 year-old building for future generations.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 at the door.

Visit for more information.

A HANDS-ON pottery studio in Honeybourne is inviting Vale school children to its creative workshops.

The studio aims to provide children of all ages and abilities the chance to experiment and explore their creativity in a new way and enables them to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in an artists’ studio.

The workshops will run for two hours and cost £10.

Call Annabel Cusack on 01386 830410 or visit for more information.

EVESHAM and Pershore residents are being encouraged to volunteer as ‘Health Walk Leaders’.

A health walk is a short, purposeful walk undertaken on a regular basis around the Vale and is supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network, to improve health and well-being by encouraging more people to become physically active through walking.

Volunteers will be specifically trained to encourage the benefits of walking, and increase participation in active recreation, physical activity and sport.

Call Rosemary Restall on 01386 40651 for more information.


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