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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Upcoming Events

Thu 8 Dec 2016

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 8 December 2016, 7.30pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Bidford on Avon WI would like to invite you to come along and join us for an evening with Brother William.

Brother William a monk from Bordsley Abbey (Big Dave) – who will come dressed as Brother William from Borsley Abbey in Redditch and tell us all about the work of the Abbey.

All welcome, if you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Sat 10/Sun 11 Dec 2016

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2016
St Laurence Church, Bidford.

St Laurence's Church will be holding its annual Christmas Tree Festival. This event has become increasingly popular, and we regularly get well over 1,000 visitors from all over the Midlands during the weekend.

There are up to 40 decorated Christmas trees round the walls in the church, with a theme of choice. Most carry lights, and the effect is magical when the church lights are periodically switched off after dark and the whole place is illuminated by just the Christmas tree lights. The event is greatly looked forward to by many hundreds of people each December.

There is no charge for entering a tree. Refreshments are available in the Church Hall and there is an ever-popular raffle.

Visitors vote for their favourite tree in each class, as well as voting for their favourite tree in the whole event. The raffle is drawn and the prizes are awarded at 6.00pm on the Sunday evening. The event has been televised at least twice, and been mentioned on local radio every year.

Some years ago a Bidford resident said "You can't stop the Christmas Tree Festival now. There'd be a riot!"

Thu 15 Dec 2016

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 15 December 2016, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

New Place Gardens, Stratford by Scott Boyden, plus Raffle.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 16 Dec 2016

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 16 December 2016, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Medieval Christmas Customs by Mairi Macdonald.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Sun 1/Mon 2 Jan 2017

BIDFORD PANTOMIME PRESENTS 'ALADDIN'

Sunday 1 January 2017, 7.30pm
Monday 2 January 2017, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Tickets £5 each. For tickets phone Judith Harrison or 01789 773742 or 07730 765621.

Fri 20 Jan 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 January 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Really Ancient Bidford by Stuart Palmer.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 February 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Land Girls by Robin Hill.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 March 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

The 17th Century Village - Who was in charge? by Deborah Hayter.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 21 Apr 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 21 April 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Women and Motor Cars by Stephen Laing.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 19 May 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 19 May 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Churches of Warwickshire by Tim Bridges.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 9 Jun 2017

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 9 June 2017, 7.30pm
St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA

Passchendaele 1917 Revisited by Prof Gary Sheffield.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Ongoing Events

Bidford Car Boot Sale

2016 Season: Open every Thursday, weather permitting, from 7 April until mid-October, from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Situated off the Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon. Charge for stalls £6.00. For information, please contact Mark Smith on 01789 773323.

Irish Dance Class

Irish (Riverdance style) beginners class in Bidford. Every Monday from 4.00 to 5.00pm, starting 3 October 2016, at St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA.

Read more here

Bidford Canoe Club

2016 Season: Starts Friday 6 May 2016 (weather and river levels permitting).

Read more details here

Tae Kwon Do

Every Saturday from 10.00am to 12.00noon at Broom Village Hall.

Every Monday from 6.15 to 7.15pm at the Crawford Memorial Hall.

Cost is £25 per month (some discounts available). Contact Neil Hall on 07517 437 300 or read our Flyer (pdf) for more details.

Tai Chi

Every Thursday, between 11.30am and 12.30pm at the Church Room. Cost is £3 per person.

Goslings Toddler Club

Every Thursday, between 10.00 and 11.30am at the Crawford Memorial Hall. Cost is £2.00 per session, and 25p for any extra children.

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