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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Upcoming Events

Sat 17 Aug 2019

MUSIC ON THE MEADOW

Saturday 17 August 2019, 2.00 to 4.00pm
The Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4PQ

Upbeat Community band and ukulele band will be making music on the Big Meadow.

Fri 6 Sep 2019

ALADDIN (PG)

Friday 6 September 2019, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Sat 7 Sep 2019

GOLDEN OLDIES 60s 70s 80s DISCO

Saturday 7 September 2019, 7.00 to 11.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Tunes by Max Dee. Motown, Northern Soul, Rock n Roll, Disco, Sing-a-long, Groovy tunes!

Bring your own drinks and snacks. Fancy dress welcome.

Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door. In aid of St Joseph's New Church Building Fund.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 September 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Hayloft Plants.

Yvonne founded Hayloft from an old oak kitchen table back in 1993. Harriet soon joined forces, where many a day was spent taking orders, hand picking plants and carefully packaging products whilst overseeing any commotion from mischievous little ones. In recent times, we have grown beyond measure, moving from kitchen table to office desk and are embracing an ever-expanding team of individuals who share the same ethos and high-quality standards that were engrained from the very beginning. Today we are a successful mail order company.

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

Thu 19 Sep 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 19 September 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Alpines and Rock Gardens by Duncan Coombs.

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 20 Sep 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 September 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Tudor Icons - the Social Secrets of Fashion
Speaker: Dr. Nic Fulcher, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

An insight into the secrets of Tudor fashion. In a world dominated by strict hierarchy, what you wore in Elizabethan England defined your social position. Choose your fabrics with care. For unless you dress as a Lady or Gentlemen, you will not be treated as one.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 27 Sep 2019

ROCKETMAN (15)

Friday 27 September 2019, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Thu 3 Oct 2019

MOODMASTER WELLBEING COURSE

Thursday 3 October 2019, 11.00am - for 12 weeks
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

MoodMaster is an upbeat approach to physical and emotional well being.

Are you depressed, anxious, irritable, angry? Do you have trouble sleeping, have difficulty concentrating, problems in controlling your emotions, or is life just losing its sparkle? MoodMaster can help!

We are planning weekly groups in your area to help you deal with troublesome emotions and give positive, structured sessions to help make your life more enjoyable.

Every Thursday at 11.00am (for 12 weeks) starting Thursday 3rd October 2019 at the Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ.

For further information contact Paul on 07850950150 or email paul.thompson@springfieldmind.org.uk

Fri 4 Oct 2019

TOY STORY 4 (U)

Friday 4 October 2019, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Thu 10 Oct 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 10 October 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Just over a hundred years ago back in 1917 the first two female police Officers were appointed in the West Midlands Evelyn Miles and Rebecca Lipscome, both lock-up matrons in the Birmingham City Police. Evely was 54 and Rebecca almost 61. Corinne Brazier from the West Midlands Police Heritage Project will be along to talk to us about the history of female police offers as part of the 100 years celebrations of female officers in the West Midlands.

Talk by Corinne Brazier – from the Est Midlands Pnn – How things have changed for our female Police Officers over the years. For the better we hope.

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

Thu 17 Oct 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Is My Garden Good Enough by David Morgan.

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 18 Oct 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 18 October 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Warwickshire Murderers and Villains of the 19th Century
Speaker: Vanessa Morgan

The fall of a plough decided one young girl’s fate but there are also bank robbers, angry sons and a case of mistaken identity. An evening of C19th intrigue, suspense and murder in this collection of Warwickshire villains.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 November 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

From Pillory to Prison Cell
Speaker: Ginny Davis, Barrister

A history of criminal sentencing from the 16th to the 21st Century. The talk covers punishments: the stocks, pillory, the death penalty, transportation and imprisonment. We are challenged to consider whether our dependence on sentences of imprisonment is justified.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 21 Nov 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY AGM

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

'Bring a Plate' Supper.

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.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

To the Fringe and Beyond – A talk by Ginny Davis.

When you get that kick in your throat, stomach, brain - it doesn't matter where - that tells you to accept a challenge, who knows where it will lead? Former translator and barrister, now writer and performer followed it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when she was old enough to know better than to try something new. This talk illustrated by scenes from her 5* comedic plays about modern family life and punctuated with a short history of barristers' wigs and gowns charts the adventures which began with poor careers advice and have led to performing live theatre in Edinburgh and beyond. It concludes with a rendition of the fastest song on two legs and a simple message: “Don’t hold back. Don’t be scared. Fulfilment is a blessing. Grab it!”

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

Thu 19 Dec 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 19 December 2019, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Taste of Gardens Down Under by Paul Reeves.

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 20 Dec 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 December 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Another Icarus: Rise and Fall of Percy Pilcher
Speaker: Roy Smart

The tale of aviation pioneer Percy Pilcher, and his sister, Ella. Percy’s quest for flight ended tragically on the banks of Avon, when on the cusp of becoming the most famous name in aviation history.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 January 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Plague, Pestilence and Pox; Disease and Death in Days Gone By
Speaker: Dr. Richard Churchley

How our ancestors suffered from weather disasters, accidents and epidemics. Epidemics of bubonic plague, smallpox, cholera and other diseases will be discussed, and the measures taken to counteract them.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 21 Feb 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 21 February 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

'A Gentleman would not like it': The History of Restraint in Mental Health
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Chaney, Royal College of Nursing and Queen Mary, University of London

Development of care in Asylums. Few people are aware that the 'non-restraint' movement in England and Wales meant that all restraining garments, straps or chains largely disappeared from public asylums for a half-century. By the early 1850s, all asylums in England and Wales were claiming to follow the non-restraint system.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 20 March 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

History of Streets and Buildings of Stratford upon Avon
Speaker: Dr. Bob Bearman, Retired Head of Archives and Local Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

A very local topic drawing on the speaker’s detailed research.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 17 Apr 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 April 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Partners of Prime Ministers
Speaker: David Howe

Four Prime Ministers who never married, all of whom at some point had at least one close relationship with a woman. The talk then considers the Churchills, the Attlees, the Edens, the Wilsons, the Thatchers, and the Majors.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 15 May 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 May 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Bereavement and Loss in Civil Wars in Warwickshire
Speaker: Prof. Andrew Hopper, Centre for English Local History Leicester University

Findings from the Warwickshire part of a national study entitled 'Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil War', funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council; to examine the fate of maimed soldiers and widows.

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 19 Jun 2020

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 19 June 2020, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Robert Dudley, Kenilworth Entertainment
Speaker: Dr. Gillian White

Elizabethan Courtier, Dudley attempts to woo Queen Elizabeth into marriage in 1575, with a three week extravaganza of entertainments and gardens at Kenilworth Castle. A desperate last ditch stand!

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, or in full time education). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £19.00 from September 2019. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Ongoing Events

Bidford Car Boot Sale

2018 Season: Open every Thursday, weather permitting, from Thu 12 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

2017 Season: Starts Friday 5 May 2017 (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.

Disclaimer

The events shown on this page are not necessarily endorsed by the council or the editor. Neither the council nor the editor can be held responsible for the failure of advertisers to provide services or products as advertised. Every effort has been made to ensure than the contents of this page are correct at the time of publication. The council or editor cannot accept responsibility for errors, omissions and changes to information subsequent to publication.