Newent Open Day

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Newent Art Competition 11th March – 1st April

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Oxenhall Daffodil Festival – 8th-9th April

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A Newent Symphony – 25th March

http://www.newentorchestra.org/

7:30 p.m., Newent Community School – A concert to launch the Newent Symphony. In keeping with the descriptive, even visual nature of the music, an art exhibition celebrating Newent in art, poetry and photography will be run in conjunction with the concert. The concert and exhibition make an ambitious project, involving a much expanded orchestra membership, its brass contingent and percussion, involving also a complete community cross-section of young and old alike who will both create the event and come to listen.

This is more than just a music event. We are organising, in association with Gallery@The Shambles, an art competition, too.

There are three categories: Junior; Senior; Open, with a substantial cash prize for the overall winner.   Each of the symphony’s five movements depicts a different aspect of Newent and these Symphonic Scenes are the subjects for our art competition.
Entry details, and info. about the competition at www.newentartcompetition.co.uk
Express your creative urge and enter pictures, sculptures, poems, or photographs.

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Mendelssohn’s Elijah – 1st April

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Old Herbaceous – 1st April

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Dymock Spring Fayre & Daffodil weekend – 1st & 2nd April

Dymock Parish Hall, Ledbury Rd. Dymock, GL18 2AG  Saturday & Sunday, 

Time: 12noon – 5pm     Each day there will be trading tables in the hall. a guided walk of approximately one hour starting at 2.30pm to see the wild daffodils and light refreshments will be available(including the popular cream scones).

Enquiries: jenniferthick@aol.com or phone 01531 890453.   Proceeds for Dymock Parish Hall funds

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‘A United Kingdom’ – Thursday 20th April

FLICKS IN THE STICKS AT GORSLEY VILLAGE HALL   Thursday 20th April 7.30 p.m. – ‘A United Kingdom’ (cert. 12A)

In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.    The running time of this film is 1 hours 51 minutes, so there will be no interval.

Admission (at the door): Adults £5.00, Children (under 18) £3.00. Discounted tickets (Adults £4.50, Children £2.50) can be purchased in advance from Gorsley Post Office & Stores or Tony Beckwith (01989 720358 ormtonybeckwith@gmail.com).

As usual, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and you are welcome to bring your own drinks (glasses provided). The doors will be open from 7.00 for those that would like to meet up with friends for a drink and a chat before the film.

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Band of Gloucester Constabulary – 14th May

Following the bands wonderful performance last year – they are invited back to entertain again.  http://www.glospoliceband.org/
Newent Park     2.30pm to 4.30pm

Other Performances this year are:-

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Knitted Bible Exhibition – 13th – 20th May

St Marys Church – Newent   –  Depicting 33 stories from the bible.
Opening times:- 10am – 4pm  (except Sun 14th May  1pm – 4pm  and Wednesday 7pm – 9pm)

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