Stoke Bliss & Kyre Fete The Stoke Bliss & Kyre Fete and Dog Show took place at the village hall from 3pm onwards on July 9th. Running on into the evening gave those who were busy during the day the chance to get to this social gathering. The event also created an opportunity, or even a good excuse, for those who had formerly lived in the parish to return and say ‘hello’ to old friends. People were enjoying the sun and the refreshments even before we arrived, and not long after that the dog show began. Inside the hall were many stalls and offerings included a Nic Walentowicz aromatic candle made with pure paraffin wax and essential oils (17 fragrances) or you could watch him create a scarf on a peg loom. Or you could come away with a jar of chutney, with flavours including Spicy Rhubarb, Curried Banana, Runner Bean and Pineapple. A great range! Cream teas and a comprehensively-stocked bar, with a BBQ and live music later in the day, made this an event to relax at, amongst friendly company.
Teme Valley Times
Competing in the Waggiest Tail class!
Nic Walentowicz’s aromatic candles
Ashford Carbonell Entertains! Pensax Fayre Described as “an amazing 12 hour event” this Entertainathon in the church really was amazing. Starting at 10am, a non-stop stream of performers took their spot in the church to delight the ever-changing audience. It was a magnificent effort with performers ranging from the very young to the ‘old enough to know better’! Readings, monologues (Alan Bennett, Joyce Grenfell, Stanley Holloway), poems, tap-dancing, non-impact aerobics, comedy sketches (The Two Ronnies, Around the Horne style), talks (The Psychology of Food, The River Teme), hand bell ringing, keyboards, flute, guitars, bible readings, jazz, choir - all manner of entertainment filled the twelve hours. Refreshments, a tombola, plant stall, hot dogs and burgers gave an excuse to linger and children’s games, including a treasure hunt and penny-rolling, kept the younger visitors busy. So did a challenge to see who could drop the most gooseberries through an upturned plant pot in 30 seconds, using a teaspoon tied to a long bamboo cane! To cap it all the sun shone as many sat out in the churchyard, simply enjoying the day. Entry was free but donations were welcomed. A huge round of applause goes to all involved for this third great Marathon of Entertainment.
Hanley William Art and Craft
A warm welcome awaited visitors to the Pensax Church Summer Fayre on July 2nd, held in Clows Top’s Victory Hall. Tables were loaded up with a wide range of bric-abrac, books, DVDs, cakes and a great deal more. There were hand-made children’s dresses plus bags made from reused material (curtains, upholstery fabric, old sheets) - very affordable unique items. The stream of people arriving empty-handed was matched by the stream of people leaving, weighed-down by their purchases or prizes! The Grand Draw prizes included tickets to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Dudley Zoo, Harvington Hall, Rays Farm, Worcester Cricket Club, Worcester Racecourse, the Grand Theatre plus vouchers for a meal at The Bell in Pensax or The Plough at Far Forest. Well worth £1 to be in with a chance!
Market Tavern & Cafe
On June 25th, coinciding with the Teme Valley South Gardens Open Day, Hanley William Church had a display of art and craft. The art came from the Hanley Art Group, who describe themselves as ‘a small group of amateur people who enjoy drawing and painting for pleasure’. They meet on Wednesday evenings at Hanley Village Hall. The craft took the form of wood turning, quilting and organic ceramics.
Market Square, Tenbury Wells
Pub 01584 810982 - Cafe 01584 819307
Stephen Treasure reading from the Apocrypha
Traditional market town pub. Traditional beers, lagers, ciders. Bar food available Tues-Sat 11.30 to 2pm. Sunday lunch 12-2.30pm, bookings recommended. Or try our cafe Tav’s Pie Shop Tues-Sat 8.302pm, Sunday 8.30-11am. Home made pies Outside buffets to order