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Election of County Councillor – 4th May

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Knitted Bible Exhibition – 13th – 20th May

St Marys Church – Newent   –  The exhibition depicts 33 stories from the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible with 230 human figures and over 80 animals.
Opening times:- 10am – 4pm  (except Sun 14th May  1pm – 4pm  and Wednesday 7pm – 9pm)

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Gorsley May Fayre -13th May – with Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett from ITV’s ‘The Chase’ –

The May Fayre on Saturday 13thMay - GORSLEY VILLAGE HALL  -   We are very pleased to be able to welcome Mark Labbett from The Chase, ITV’s popular afternoon quiz programme.  There will be two photo exhibitions, ‘Nature’s Wonders’ an exhibition of stunning wildlife photography and CDs,  and an exhibition of the history of the Village Hall, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the purchase of the land to build the hall.  There is a children’s Fancy Dress competition, which will be divided into age groups if there are a large number of entries; Brockmore Farm’s burger van and the Get Fresh Cafe, offering vegetarian fare; WI will have their renowned tea and cakes and will also have a Pimms bar; there will be a fun Dog Show, and an ‘Open Mic’ session for any budding ‘The Voice’ or ‘Comedy Store’ wannabees; the Handbell Ringers will also entertain us; games will include Splat The Rat, Hoopla and Coconut Shy, there will be ice-creams, a bouncy castle, face-painting, the Garden Club will be selling plants, there will be raffles and tombolas etc etc  – so keep the day free!   The event kicks off at 12 noon, with judging of the Fancy Dress and presentation of prizes starting at 3.30.

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Band of Gloucester Constabulary – 14th May

Following the bands wonderful performance last year – they are invited back to entertain again.
Newent Park       –  2.30pm to 4.30pm

Other Performances this year are:-

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with David & Ruth Sanderson  7.00 pm  FRIDAY, MAY 19th. 2017

£8 to include light supper    Bar available

Contact         Marian  01531 821542  or Gareth  01531 821654

Join us for an evening of informal fun.

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La La Land – 20th May- Pauntley Film Evening

Pauntley Film Evening – Saturday 20 May- La La Land (12A)
7.00 for 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall
Golden Globe and Academy Award winning ‘La La Land’ tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.  Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Tickets £5.50 to include tea/coffee and cake.  Bring your own wine/beer.  Raffle.
Our film evenings are very popular and ticket numbers are limited.  Admission on this occasion will therefore be by advance booking only on a first come first served basis.  Please contact Lesley Harding on 01531 822315/07549 539307 or email

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Open Garden – 28th May

Sunday 28th May 2;00 -6;00 pm – Open Garden in aid of Christian Aid – Lower Farm House Cliffords Mesne

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Jigsaw Festival – 10th June

10 am to 3 pm  in St. Mary’s church, Newent

100+ Jigsaws to admire and purchase  

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Newent Big Lunch – 18th June

This year’s event has a Hawaiian theme, and for 2017 VON has enlisted the support of Newent Rotary Club & District through supporting their ‘Meningitis Now’ campaign as our chosen charity this year.

Since 2014, the Newent Big Lunch has run successfully as a themed picnic by the lake on a Sunday afternoon in June, with live entertainment, music & dance. It gives local voluntary organisations, sports clubs and charities the opportunity to showcase themselves and connect with each other and with the town by staging activities at the event.

This year it is being held on Fathers Day, and we expect to hold hula hoop competitions for kids and Dads (or Grandads). The Rotary are bringing a big red London bus as an added attraction.

The Newent Big Lunch attracts up to 400 people each year, & the weather has always held fine for us. Newent town council and the Newent Initiative Trust give practical support to the event.


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