Newent Choral Society’s Spring Concert – 24th March

Newent School Hall – 7:30pm    Tickets £12 (under 16 free)  ring 01989 750528

Haydn ~ Nelson Mass, Te Deum & Insanae et Vanae Curae – 24th March 2018

  ONE of Britain’s most promising young singers is set to thrill music lovers at Newent. Young Welsh soprano Ffion Edwards will perform the stunning Mozart motet Exsultate Jubilate at Newent Choral Society’s spring concert on March 24.  Ffion, 22, last year won the prestigious Geraint Morris Award for young soloists, to follow her first place at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in the Lieder solo category.  he has since been invited to take part as a soloist in the 2018 Festival of Massed Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The motet, composed when Mozart was still in his teens, is a glorious work, a favourite of sopranos around the world, allowing them to show a wide range and virtuostic ability.  Ffion will sing the Mozart masterpiece under the baton of another rising star on the Welsh and British music scene, the Newent society’s conductor Nia Llewelyn Jones. As well as her work inspiring the Newent choir, Nia conducts the national youth choir of Wales and is singing development leader at Gloucester Cathedral. 

To continue the city and Welsh connection, Cathedral director of music Adrian Partington, one of Britain’s leading organists and conductor of the BBC national chorus of Wales, will accompany the choral works, alongside a professional orchestra.

The concert also includes three choral works by Franz Joseph Haydn, which the society singers have been rehearsing since the New Year.

The Te Deum is a magnificent choral drama in three parts, originally a commission from Empress Marie Therese, the wife of Franz I of Austria.

Also on the programme is Haydn’s motet Insanae et Vanae Curae, and the concert will conclude with a performance of the composer’s acclaimed Nelson Mass, described as ‘arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition’.

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Spring daffodils in the Golden Triangle – March 2018

An area on the borders of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.  Events on at Kempley (17-18th March), Awnells Farm (23rd March), Oxenhall (24-25th March) and Dymock (31st March and 1st April) we are offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity see the Golden Triangle and the County Flower of Gloucestershire in all its glory,  to sample local food, enjoy good company and join spring walks now recognised nationally as some of the best in the Country.

This year we have collated together all the major events on during the months of March and April so that visitors can have a choice on when they come and we have added an extra event at Awnells Farm ( Countryside Restoration Trust).  The Farm will also feature on one of our celebrated walks that will provide visitors with the opportunity to visit St Mary’s Church (to see the famed 12th Century Frescoes and wall paintings),  a craft cider maker, (who will explain his trade and provide guests with samples) and to see a famed pedigree heard of Herefordshire Cattle grazing in historic orchard settings.

At Oxenhall we have added in a new walk so that visitors can see historic remains of the industrial revolution that touched this part of Gloucestershire in the Victorian Period. Details on the Newent Coalfield and Iron Ore Industry and now abandoned canals and railways will feature on this walk, that also takes in magnificent Daffodil Meadows and Woodlands as well as panoramic views over the Cotswolds and May Hill.

Many of the walks will use routes not normally available to the public by agreement with private landowners as well as the famed Daffodil Way.  At Kempley a Minibus will run regularly on a circular tour for our younger and older guests who cannot tackle the walks.


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Heritage Centre – Market House from 31st March

From Easter Saturday, 31st March, until Sunday, 30th September, volunteer Market House stewards will be opening Newent’s Market House town history and life display to the public every Saturday and Sunday (except Onion Fayre weekend) between 1.30 and 4pm.

Entrance fee: Free

By arrangement can be opened for groups at other times
For further details contact Ginny James 01531 821904

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Thursday 5thApril Afternoon Tea At Sheppard House 1.45pm till 3.30pm Tickets £4 01531 821227 to book   Transport can be provided

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Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin –

Valegro, who is now retired at owner Carl Hester’s stables in Newent, made a rare appearance with Olympic rider Charlotte Dujardin CBE at the public project launch at Newent Market House

The crowdfunding is underway in our quest to have a beautiful life size statue of Valegro in our town so people remember this one in a million horse forever. If anyone would like to support our campaign and make this a reality, please see the link  :- To find out more  

 - Watch the video launch ;-    The Project was launched on November 2017   This unique and special horse will have a very special place where he can ‘dance’ and inspire local people and visitors forever.



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Band Concerts 2018

The Open Air Band Concerts in Newent Park organised by Newent Initiative Trust  2018 :-

Sunday May 13th   2:30
Sunday June 10th  2:30
Sunday July 15th  3:30

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Community Cafe – Wednesday Mornings

Community Coffee Morning   –  Chill Out Zone    36 Broad Street    Newent

10:30am – 12:30   Chat,  Pool Table,  Games,  Free WiFi

Tea/Coffee    50p     Cakes/Biscuits

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Newent Market – Every Friday morning

Memorial Hall –  Every Friday  9:00 – 11:00   see FACEBOOK
Newent Memorial Hall  -  07834 493958
 Local produced fresh foods including cakes, savouries, jams and chutneys.
Seasonal vegetables, eggs, cut flowers, plants and cards.  Meat, sausages and bacon from Brockmore Farm

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Newent Onion Fayre – 8th September 2018

Gloucestershire’s LARGEST  FREE TO ENTER one-day festival   –

Newent Onion Fayre is a one day street festival of food, drink, music and merriment which attracts almost 15,000 visitors. At the heart of the festival is the Onion Show which is unique in its status in the UK. The whole town becomes a party during what has become recognised as a celebration of the first day of harvest at the end of the summer.


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