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Evesham Editorial 16th Oct, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

EVESHAM’S ImaGine is hosting a writing group to help Vale residents get creative.

The group are meeting on Wednesday (October 21) to encourage writers’ of all abilities to challenge themselves through poetry, short stories and writing exercises.

The event will run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Call ImaGine on 07801 983112 for more information.


PERSHORE Phoenix Dragon Boat Club enjoyed a weekend of kayaking, banana boating and dragon pedlo racing as the club looks for new members to start paddling with them.

The club regularly train on the Avon at the Arden Sailing Club and on the River Severn in Worcester with members aged 12 to 60 taking part.

Members in the past have gone onto qualify for the Great Britain Dragon Boat Squad, but most people join to exercise and have fun at the same time.

The club races in the BDA Premier League against teams from the across the country, sometimes holding events to raise money for charity.

They meet at 9.30am Sunday mornings at Arden Sailing Club, by the river to the rear of Revills Farm Shop, for paddling practise.

For more information e-mail [email protected].


VALE businesses will be visiting schools to encourage them to help lead the way in creating future workforce through inspiring and motivating young people.

Representatives from leading Vale businesses will visit The De Montfort School, Pershore High School and Prince Henry’s High School on Wednesday November, 25, to give students the opportunity to find out more about specific industries and careers.

The visit comes on the back of Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership being awarded funding from the national Careers and Enterprise Company, to support schools in preparing young people for future employment.

The event will run from 11.15am to 3.30pm.

Visit for more information.


A DEMONSTRATION by Stan Komanski will be the highlight of the next meeting of the Evesham Art Society.

The demo will take place during the meeting on Wednesday (October 21) at the Friends Meeting House on Cowl Street from 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.


PERSHORE Chamber of Trade are delighted with the success of a recent promotion.

Twice as many Pride cards were entered into September’s draw than July’s or August’s.

125 of the cards were the plumy promotional cards, produced in conjunction with the Plum Festival. The promotional cards was semi complete, designed to encourage visitors to the festival to participate in the shceme.

“The promotional card idea proved a great success and is something we will certainly look to repeat in the future” says Fiona Abbott, organiser of Pride.

September’s winner was Peter Carling from Pershore who wins £25 worth of Pride vouchers to spend at any businesses participating in Pride.

September’s successful draw wraps up a great summer for Pride having recently secured a sponsor for the scheme.

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A POPULAR Evesham brass band is getting set to hold a music workshop and concert from two of of the most famous players in brass bands at the moment.

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band will welcome Glyn and Helen Williams for a packed day of events at the De Montfort School on Four Pools Road next Saturday (October 24).

They are both soloists with the ‘World Champion ‘ Brass band, The Cory Band from South Wales.

In fact Glyn was voted the best euphonium player at the British Open Championships last month.

The band have been able to obtain sponsorship from the Wychavon Festival of Brass and the workshop will take place between 2pm and 5pm with the concert at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 for brass band players and £7.50 for the audience, prices cover both the workshop and concert.

E-mail [email protected] or call Andrew Scarborough on 07940 836667 for more information or to book tickets.


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