Upcoming Events

Blewbury Film – August 2019

June 3, 2019

Our late summer screening for Wednesday 7th August 2019 will be the multiple award winning period drama spoof, The Favourite. This is a rather unconventional costume drama to say the least!

The story is set in 18th Century England and centres on Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as the enfeebled and eccentric monarch who prefers spending time with her rabbits than ruling her country. Her trusted advisor Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) would appear to do the ruling for her but, when this privileged position comes under threat from her status and wealth seeking cousin, Abigail Hill (Emma Stone), a battle royale commences!

The Favourite is directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. He has produced a period drama like no other – not staid but contemporary, funny and with a sense of ironic, hilarious absurdity. It features daring and almost perfect performances from its three female stars and its list of accolades includes Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe for best actress (Oliva Colman), BAFTA for best supporting actress (Rachel Weisz), BAFTA Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell) and BAFTA for Best British Independent Film (Yorgos Lanthimos) amongst many others.

“A delightful film: funny, absurd, anarchic and profound.”

The Guardian “∗∗∗∗”  The Telegraph “∗∗∗∗”  Woodwind and Brass Monthly “∗∗∗∗∗”

The Favourite (15)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos.

Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

 

Location: The Melland Room Date: Wednesday, 7th August 2019 Doors Open: 7:30pm
Price: £5 / head Tickets available at the Post Office from Saturday 25th May.

Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed. Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. No refunds.

Licensed bar and ice creams available (No BYO please).

Email us and we’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you informed of future events.

In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.

Contact Paul Sanders or Peter Willison for more information and / or with your ideas: BlewTube@Gmail.com

Sustainable Blewbury

June 25, 2019

Blewbury Garden Market – Saturday mornings from 9.15 to 11.15 am at Blewbury Garage

We’ve had lots of plants, a wide variety of home-made cakes, bread, jam, and now Blewbury honey and fresh garden produce. Do you have surplus produce from your garden or allotment? Bring it to sell from 9.00 am; you set prices, we only take 10% commission. Sales forms are at www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk/food.htm. Need more information? Email bgm@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk  or phone Eric at 07935 232 296.

Apple juicing – August through October

Blewbury has a lot of apple trees! A few years ago we identified nearly 60 varieties in the village, and our community orchard has added another half dozen or so. Every year, from August through October, we use our shredder, press and pasteurisers to produce hundreds of bottles of delicious, pure apple juice. When pasteurised it keeps for up to a year. We’ll be announcing the dates of our public sessions soon, and if you have a lot of apples the kit can be hired for a small fee.

Gardenwatch survey – help map the UK’s gardens’ resources for nature

You have probably already heard that wildlife is struggling as our climate changes. If you watched Springwatch on BBC Two recently you will also know about Gardenwatch, a huge Citizen Science project aimed to help the UK’s wildlife survive. Gardenwatch is a collection of short surveys designed to discover what our gardens offer to wildlife. Find out what you can do by going to the BBC website: bbc.in/2QwUNPX. This page explains the four Gardenwatch ‘Missions’: short questionnaires about what your garden is like, about the birds and mammals you see and what they are doing, and about the worms and minibeasts in your soil (children will enjoy this one). 200,000 people have already taken part, and you have until the end of July to do your bit!

 

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME E-MAIL TEL NO.
Double futon: base is excellent, but the mattress has been damaged where buttons have pulled through.·    6 large oak crates used to transport paving stones. Would be great for compost or storing logs. Approx 100cm x 100cm x 50cm Nina Hutchins  nina@pennychase.co.uk
Wooden pallets, various sizes. Take as many as you want. Wendy Carless        wendycarless@gmail.com 07966 088953
White single panel radiator 100cm x 60cm high with wall brackets Louise Esplin louise.esplin1@gmail.com 850539
Electric oil-filled radiator 2 ft high, 15” long. Flex will need replacing. Liz Mather  liz.mather23@btinternet.com 859271
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com)

 

To find out more about Sustainable Blewbury go to www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk.
Getting involved is fun and can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive our free monthly Newsletter, email
us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 01235 850372.

 

Blewbury WI News

Are we still waiting for Summer? Hopefully July and August will bring us warm sunny days and lovely balmy evenings.

Blewbury Bulletin will not be issued in August; our Editor and all the volunteer workers will be having a well deserved summer break. The following list of events will be held by Blewbury WI during July and August, and any new Members will be made most welcome to join us.

JULY

  • Wednesday, 3rd Lyn’s Walk. We leave the Village Hall at 9.30am for a circular walk from The Extraordinary Hare on the A417 at West Hendred. Coffee and/or a  snack lunch at the finish.   No Lyn’s Walk in August.
  • Friday, 5th Craft Evening at Liz’s 7pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Monday, 8th Mah Jong at Cilla’s 2.30pm.
  • Monday, 8th Scrabble at Graeme’s. 7.30pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Wednesday, 17th Coffee at Style Acre. 10.30am onwards.
  • Wednesday, 24th Blewbury WI Main Meeting. 7.30pm in the Main Hall.  Speaker, Ian Paxton -“Chillies” There are no Talking Science Lectures at RAL Harwell until September.

AUGUST

  • Friday, 2nd Craft Evening at Liz’s  7pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Tuesday, 13th Scrabble at Judy’s.  7.30pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Thursday, 15th Coffee morning at Maggie’s. 10.30am.  Please ring beforehand.
  • Wednesday, 28th Blewbury WI Summer Social.  Details later.

Mah Jong will be played on most Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. at different venues. Please ring Cilla (851966) or Sharon (850412) for details.

For more details of any of our events, or if you wish to join us, please ring Cilla on 851966 or visit our web page, http://blewburywi.wordpress.com where you will find more information.       Love from Cilla.

Blewbury and Upton Village Produce Association

– Your Local Village Gardening Club

On Saturday 8th June a small group of us visited The Vyne at Basingstoke and had a great time. The house is quite amazing and the new roof which cost £4M is outstanding. The room guides said how much warmer the house is and no more leaks into the rooms.

Our next event is the Summer Show. SATURDAY 13th JULY. The Schedules are now available at Blewbury Post Office, or Maggie Maytham at Upton (ring 01235 850126). You can also get it on line by emailing vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com. We want as many exhibitors as possible, so please make the effort and enter – even if you have only one item – you could win a prize!!

On the THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST we have a very special event in Upton. Maggie Maytham is very kindly opening her garden (weather permitting – otherwise in the house) for an afternoon tea (cost £3 per head) starting at 5pm. After tea we will then walk to Prospect House and have a guided tour of the 2-acre garden. Alternatively you can drive from Maggie’s and park in the Village Hall car park. You MUST register for this event at Blewbury Post Office or with Maggie by the 1st August.

DID YOU KNOW? Bees are particularly attracted to blue, white, yellow and purple colours for their ultraviolet properties. It is no use planting red flowers in your garden to attract bees because bees cannot see red.

Happy Gardening Eileen

Blewbury Garden Market re-opens for 2019

April 11, 2019

Every Saturday morning from 9.15 to 11.15 am, at Blewbury Garage

Our tenth season! Every Saturday morning from 9.15 to 11.15 am (unless we sell out earlier) – note the slightly earlier opening times this year. The stall buys and sells bedding plants and seedlings, fresh local garden fruit and vegetables, flowers, home-made bread, cakes and preserves, Blewbury honey and free-range eggs.

Helpers: Would you like to help out on the stall every few weeks? Contact us at the address or phone below.

Producers:Please bring items to sell from 9.00 am; you set your own prices, we only take 10% commission. For more information and sales forms see www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk/food.htm.

For more information: Email us atbgm@sustainable-blewbury.org.ukor phone Eric at 07935 232 296.

Blewbury Film

April 27, 2019

Our early summer screening for Wednesday 5th June 2019 will be Kenneth Lonergan’s award winning study of family ties and grief, Manchester By The Sea.

Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a guy who lives on his own in Boston, works as a janitor, is angry at the world and seethes with rage at himself.  Lee returns to his hometown after the death of his brother Joe to find, to his utter astonishment and disbelief, that he is now legal guardian of Joe’s teenage son.  Finding himself unexpectedly in charge of his seemingly selfish nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), Lee wrestles with the ghosts of his past while attempting to deal with an unforeseen future for which no one believes him to be prepared – least of all himself. Lonergan’s deceptively intricate screenplay and Casey’s superb method acting produces an unforgettable and illuminating look at loss, grief and self-inflicted punishment – a powerful mix for an incredible film – that leaves us waiting to find out what made Lee so disillusioned.

The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor for Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Lonergan, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hedges), and Best Supporting Actress (Williams).  Affleck also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

“A minor-key masterpiece”

The Guardian “∗∗∗∗∗”    The Telegraph “∗∗∗∗∗”    Practical Trout Tickling “∗∗∗∗∗”
Manchester By The  Sea (15)

Director: Kenneth Lonergan.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges.

 

Location: The Melland Room Date: Wednesday, 5th June 2019 Doors Open: 7:30pm
Price: £5 / head Tickets available at the Post Office from Saturday 20th April.

Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed.  Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  No refunds.

Licensed bar and ice creams available (No BYO please).

Email us and we’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you informed of future events.

In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.

Contact Paul Sanders or Peter Willison for more information and / or with your ideas: BlewTube@Gmail.com

Sustainable Blewbury

June 3, 2019

Blewbury Garden Market – Saturday mornings from 9.15 to 11.15 am at Blewbury Garage

We’ve started with a bang and will continue until the end of September. We sell bedding plants and seedlings, fresh local garden fruit and vegetables, flowers, home-made bread, cakes and preserves, and (later in the season) Blewbury honey. Producers: Please bring items to sell from 9.00 am; you set your own prices, we only take 10% commission. For sales forms see www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk/food.htm.

For more information: Email us at bgm@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone Eric at 07935 232 296.

Green drinks – Monday 3rd June, from 7.30pm at The Blueberry

Green drinks are a friendly chat over a drink, to ask questions or tell us what you think about green topics. At this session we hope to discuss what Sustainable Blewbury can do in the coming year about climate change and biodiversity loss. Everyone is welcome: we’d really like to hear what you think, it’s completely informal, there’s no agenda, just come and chat.

Community Orchard

The Mike Edmunds Community Orchard on Tickers Folly Field has come through the winter pretty well and we’ve had a fair amount of blossom, although there are also signs that the trees suffered during last summer’s drought despite the best efforts of the Orchard Group to do some watering during the driest period. This season we will try to reduce the problem by mulching around the trees to maintain moisture and reduce evaporation. To this end we will organise a working party in a few weeks’ time to clear weeds and turf around the trees and to apply mulch – if you haven’t already joined the Community Orchard Group and would like to get involved then please email us at jogden@blewbury.net.

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE

FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME

E-MAIL TEL NO.
Two internal wooden doors complete with brass handles and lock: width 83.4cm, height 195.2cm, 3.5cm thick

Véronique Lavo

verolavo@gmail.com 

006 8789 9835

1 pair green garden shoes/galoshes size 10 never worn

1 Canon Pixma ink cartridge BLACK No 512

Pyrex liquidiser goblet for early Kenwood Chef

Lyn Blackie

blackies10@btinternet.com

850795
Wooden pallets, various sizes. Take as many as you want.

Wendy Carless

wendycarless@gmail.com

07966 088953

Hewlett Packard Photosmart ink cartridge 364 Black (new)

HP Photosmart replacement cartridge 364 Magenta (unused)

Josephine Condliffe

jocondliffe35@yahoo.co.uk

850761 or

07785 750513

Tropical or freshwater fish tank with accompanying stand and accessories for tropical fish.

76cm wide x 37cm height x 30cm deep. Stand is 67 cm high.

Colin Field   colin.field138@btinternet.com 851117
Mothercare baby bouncer/rocker, rarely used, immaculate. Suitable for birth to 9kg. Pale blue and cream tartan

Jo Lakeland

Jolakeland.48@gmail.com

850490
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com)

To find out more about Sustainable Blewbury go to www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk.
Getting involved is fun and can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive
our free Newsletter, email
us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 01235 850372.

Project Resound – June update

A huge thank you to all those who supported, donated promises and made the event on 11th May a successful and enjoyable occasion.

The wine tasting and auction raised £11,800 and our fundraising total has now reached £56,664 (75%). Our artists continue to select, cut and treat antique glass ready for the new window, and we continue to work on other activities including:

FROM BIZET TO BROADWAY

Saturday 8th June 2019 7:45 pm – St Michael’s church

Charlotte Brennand (pianist), and professional colleagues, Louise Innes (mezzo soprano) and Benedict Nelson (baritone) will be performing a fabulous show of songs from musicals and well-known pieces from opera.

Charlotte Brennand lives in Blewbury and is an accomplished pianist who started her career at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Later at the National Opera Studio she coached singers and studied with distinguished conductors. She has performed all over Europe and was the pianist for Radio 4’s play Little Nell.

Louise Innes made her Covent Garden debut in 2010 in the role of Mercedes in Carmen. She has toured internationally, performing at La Scala, Milan, the Paris Opera and in Seville with the National Orchestra.

British baritone Benedict Nelson made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest. He was an inaugural Harewood Artist with the ENO and has performed across Europe both in opera and with many symphony and philharmonic orchestras.

Tickets on sale at Blewbury Post Office. £15 including a glass of wine or soft drink.

SUMMER BBQ

Saturday 6th July 2019 – St Michael’s Church and grounds. All welcome

6pm Walk and talk tour of the recently researched archived history of St Michaels followed by

7pm Summer BBQ, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks

Tickets will go on sale at Blewbury Post Office on 1st June – £10 including food, £5 for children under 5 years. Paid bar for beer, wine and soft drinks.

More events are now the planning stage – including a display and sale of new artefacts arising from the upcycling of the old window glass. More information to follow in the next Bulletin.

If you would like to make a donation, a gift aid form can be downloaded at http://blewbury.co.uk/project-resound-launched/ and/or you can donate on JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Resound.

Thank you. Project Resound Team

Blewbury and Upton Village Produce Assocation

 – Your Local Village Gardening Club

I’ve only got reminders for you this month. Don’t forget our day trip on:

SATURDAY 8th JUNE to THE VYNE. VYNE ROAD, SHERBORNE ST JOHN, BASINGSTOKE, RG24 9HL

The Vyne is a 16th century estate and country house. It is a National Trust property.

Full details of the time and transport arrangements will be available with Karen at Blewbury Post Office or contact Maggie Maytham in Upton (01235 850126).

Slight delay on THE SUMMER SHOW SCHEDULE – it should be available by the end of May, either in the Blewbury post office or online by emailing Eileen on vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com or by ringing Margaret in Upton on 01235 850126. You don’t have to be an expert and it’s great fun taking part. Don’t forget the Childrens’ Section – hopefully we will have a few more junior exhibitors taking part this year.

DID YOU KNOW ? The sunflower is a native plant of the Americas, where the Indians used its seed as an important source of food. The Incas of Peru were sun worshippers and used it in religious ceremonies. The sunflower leans towards the sun in a process known as heliotropism.” Happy Gardening Eileen

BLEWBURY WI NEWS

Hello to everyone. Halfway through the year already! Hopefully we now have some lovely, warm sunny days to look forward to.

Blewbury WI are holding the following events during June, and we would love to welcome any new Members to join us.

  • Tuesday 4th June. Lyn’s Walk. Meet at the Village Hall at 9am. Circular walk from Brightwell. Coffee/lunch pennies needed.
  • Wednesday 5th June. Scrabble at Susan’s 7.30pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Friday 7th June. Craft evening at Liz’s 7pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Tuesday 11th June. Coffee morning at Cilla’s. 10.30am.
  • Friday 14th June. Talking Science lecture at RAL Harwell. ‘Swarm engineering across scales: from flocking robots to nanomedicine.” Dr. Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol. 1.30pm.
  • Wed 26th June. Main Meeting in the Main Hall. 7.30pm. Helen Plumb: “Glorious Coloured Gemstones.”
  • Mah Jong. Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. Phone Sharon (850412) Monday, 20th June at Graeme’s 2.30pm. Please ring beforehand.

For more details of any of our events, or if you wish to join us, please ring Cilla (851966) or visit our web page, http://blewburywi.wordpress.com where you will find more information. Love from Cilla.