What’s on in April

Friday 1st April
Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall: ‘The Lady in the Van’. Entrance £5. Wine/beer/tea/coffee/ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573.

Saturday 2nd April
Rotary Tarporley Country Market in Tarporley Community Centre, 9.30am – 1.30pm. 16-20 food/gift stalls plus stroke awareness checks by NHS nurses. Enquiries: Andrew Wallace 07850 250641.

Friday 8th April
‘Bane’ at Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin, 7.30pm. ?A one -man, one-guitarist, play following anti-hero Bruce Bane as he goes about his shadowy business in a fictional American city. One actor/40 characters and stunning music. Comedy/drama. Tel 01829 741962 or email bandshardacre@btinternet.com. Suitable for age 12+. Cost £8.

Friday 8th April
Come to the Quiz at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon, starting at 8.15pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds go towards the running costs of the Hall.

Saturday 23rd April
Huxley Jumble Sale, at Huxley Village Hall. Doors open 2pm. Entrance 50p. Clothes/ books/toys/bric a brac/cakes etc. Donations of jumble to the hall Friday 22nd April 4 – 7pm


Barbour Institute logoJumble Sale, Sunday 10th April

Doors open 2pm. Entrance 30p. Donations are welcome 9.30-11.30am on the morning of sale,

Rural Touring Arts
Saturday 16th April: ‘Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time’, brought to you by Tap Tap Theatre, 7.30pm
Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for the secrets of time-travel in a rip-roaring adventure comedy. This award winning family show docks in Tattenhall on Saturday 16th April at 7.30pm. All landlubbers are welcome (suitable for children 8+). So get on board – but be prepared to slay monsters and battle sea gods. Two actors. Forty-four characters. One hell of a ride.
Tickets: Adults £9, Children £6, available at Complement and The Studio, or ring 01829 771374, or on-line booking at   https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/235467

Coming soon… Friday 20th May: ‘Origins’ – Animikii Theatre
Direct from dates at The Lowry and The Southbank Centre, London, Animikii Theatre brings the story of Cain after the murder of his brother. Origins is a psychological thriller that plunges into the heart of darkness where movement, sound and rhythm fuse to create a physically pulsating stage adventure.  Join us on Friday 20th May to see this exciting and inventive Manchester based physical theatre group.  (Tickets available from 18th April)

Film Night at the Barbour  
Wednesday 27th April: ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’
(cert PG)  Thomas Hardy’s novel.  The story of Bathsheba (Carey Mulligan) and her three very different suitors.  Atmospheric filming as most scenes are shot out of doors, giving this film a genuine bucolic feel.  Also stars Michael Sheen.
Film starts at 8.00pm (doors open at 7.30pm). We don’t have an interval, but the bar will remain open. No need to book in advance, just pay on the door: £5 Adults, £4 under 18s. (Children must be accompanied.)

New ISTD Ballet Classes
Starting Friday 22nd April, for children aged 4-7 years
Does your child love to dance? Then bring them along to our new fun and friendly ballet classes. First class is FREE and then £4.50 a class. For class times and to book a place for your child please contact Amy on
07562 325736 or info@infinitydanceandtheatreschool.com


Tiverton District Garden Club
Tuesday 5th April, at 7.30pm at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, just off A49. Mrs Carol Siddorn will tell us about “Creating my garden”. Come and hear all about it before we pay a visit in May to see what she has achieved. Entry £1.50 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.
Spring Show
Staged by Tiverton District Garden Club on Saturday April 9th, at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, just off A49. Parking in layby. Open classes for flowers, pot plants, floral art, cookery, handicrafts, photography and junior section. Something for everyone! Staging on the day 9am to 12 noon. Show open to public from 2pm with prize-giving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm. Free entry with raffle and home-made refreshments available. All are welcome – bring your friends and family. For more details or schedule, tel 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.

Peckforton and Beeston WI
We had pleasure in welcoming three visitors at our March meeting. On the cold wet windy night Peter Reddish took us on a trip to the Solomon Islands and spoke about his three years advising on the use of aid to improve the local economy and living conditions. Peter illustrated his talk with superb slides of blue skies, white beaches, rivers, rain forests and everyday life – all a far cry from Cheshire! Most of the islanders live a simple life of fishing and growing their own crops, in rural villages made up of houses built on stilts to keep them cool. There are 400 inhabited islands and Peter spent a great deal of his time travelling between them, sometimes for long distances in very flimsy looking craft! It was not all tranquillity in the sunshine – the downsides being earthquakes, high humidity, erratic electricity supplies, tropical storms, tsunamis, crocodiles and sharks. The talk was very interesting and enjoyable, provoking many questions which continued well into the tea and cakes period at the end of the meeting.  Coming up:- 6th April – ‘Have bell will yell, 30 years a town crier’, and 4th May –  Resolutions followed by ‘Memories of Iraq 1976-1979’;  visitors are always welcome.  Margaret Ellis 01829 261898

Tarporley WI

Our March meeting was very well attended, and we welcomed many new ladies to hear the warm and witty Father Michael talking about the many joys and traumas of weddings and marriage. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 6th April, at 7:30pm in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Parish Church. This month, Angela Bartlett from Sensoria Beauty will be telling us about ‘The Changing Face of Beauty’.  Bring a friend, your first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members.  Bring a torch as it’s dark!! Please email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com or phone 01829 733 813 for directions or encouragement. A warm welcome awaits you.

Bunbury WI
The group meets at 730pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Pavilion with a talk or demonstration, some brief WI business and refreshments prepared by Members.  At our March meeting we were joined by Karen Van Hoff who gave a very amusing and interesting talk on her many skills and crafts including millinery jewellery and many others. Our meeting in May will be a Social Evening and discussion of Resolutions. The WI is a great way to meet like minded women and make new friends.and listen to a variety of speakers and many other activities.