If you would like to find out more, visit the Heyford Singers page or our website:
alternatively come along to one of our rehearsals in Nether Heyford Village Hall.
Bugbrooke and District Flower Society
We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings to relax and watch demonstrations by a fully qualified NAFAS Area or National Demonstrator. This is followed by refreshments and the opportunity to win one of the arrangements in our raffle. Learn how to arrange and enjoy flowers.
Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7.45pm in Nether Heyford village hall.
At our next meeting on the 24th February we welcome Lucy Allan with her demonstration “Between the Covers”. A warm welcome awaits both new members and visitors and those new to flower arranging are especially welcome.
For more information please follow us on Facebook or contact Dianne on 01604 830063 or Simone on 01327 342167.
The Bugbrooke and District Flower Society meet every fourth Monday in the month in the Village Hall. Our meetings start at 7.45pm and usually take the form of a Demonstration when a qualified demonstrator will create several floral designs which are raffled at the end of the evening and lucky members take home the beautiful flowers.
Flower Society affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) promoting Floral Art. www.nafas.org.uk
The next film will be Sometimes, Always, Never – a 2018 British comedy-drama to be shown at the Village Hall on Thursday 20th February 2020. The film stars Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Jenny Agutter and is about an old man who is searching tirelessly for his son who has been missing for years. When a body is found, the whole family’s life is turned upside down and they must all learn how to reconnect with each other. It is an off-beat comedy with lots of dry ‘Brit’ humour.
Doors open at 7pm for a start to the film at 7.45pm.
Admission remains at £4.00 per person and there is no joining fee.
There is free tea or coffee and a biscuit on arrival and there will be a licensed bar for the purchase of wine and soft drinks both before the film and during the interval.
The March film will be The Horse Whisperer, by popular request. It stars and is directed by Robert Redford and co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Neil. It is a 1998 American film about a Montana horse healer (Robert Redford) who helps a girl and her horse who were both traumatized in a bad accident.
The film is 2 hours 50 minutes and therefore the start is being brought forward to 7.15pm with doors open at 6.30pm. There will be an interval.
Tony Clewett – Phone: 01327 341533
We ended our 2019 Meetings in The Barn Restaurant at the Old Dairy Farm for a delicious Christmas meal. Good food and good company – it was a happy way to end what had been a very successful year for Nether Heyford WI.
However, our last job in 2019 was to make the ‘bacon butties’ for the Crafty Club Sale. It is a long way from ‘Jam & Jerusalem’ and is always great fun. Who knows, it may even encourage some of you ladies who were there to come and join us.
We started 2020 in a similarly happy frame of mind as we welcomed several gentlemen to join us in hearing Geoff Allen re-living his sporting life. Geoff has a great ability to bring things to life and it was great to hear about people and places that we had perhaps forgotten. As well as this there was the inside view of some of the problems encountered as amateur rugby changed into professional – all alongside some of the more humorous moments. Thank you, Geoff.
The speaker for our February meeting is The Rev. William Adams, Director of the Banbury Branch of the Samaritans. His talk for the evening is entitled ‘Who we are and what we do’. The Samaritans is a wonderful organisation providing round the clock telephone support to anyone in emotional distress and which, I would imagine, is much needed during the darker winter months. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is in the Village Hall on Thursday February 6th. Should you like to join us for the evening the charge is £5 and refreshments are included.
Mary Rice – Heyford Lodge – 01327 340101
We held our AGM at our January meeting at which Mike Langrish stepped down for a well deserved rest after ten years as our Chairman. Avril Minchin now takes over the helm for a year which looks to be full of exciting talks and events. We also held a competition for the best winter arrangement which was won by Chris Watts. Looking at the offerings on display our gardens are full of colour and interest even in midwinter.
After everybody had filled up with wine and cheese, I was allowed to update them on the progress on our wildlife area.
Our next meeting will be on the 10th February when we will welcome Liz Taylor of the Woodland Trust who will talk to us about woodland flora. We will also hold our annual Art and Craft competition; the classes will be
A photograph (on a theme to be decided)
A piece of visual art in any medium
An item of craft work.
Programme for rest of the year
March 9th: Anita Thorp: Snowdrops Mini Show – Daffodils
April 6th *: Clare Price: Propagation; Mini Show Tulips
May 11th: John Lee; Penstemons; Seed Swap ; Mini Show of Spring Flowers
June 8th: Patsy Raynor: Plants in Literature and Anecdote; Mini Show Roses
June 20th: Village Hall Fete
July 13th: Summer Party
September 14th: Autumn Show
October 12th: Philip Aubury: Garden Ponds
November 9th: Plant Swap
December 14th: Christmas Tree Festival
*(NB a week early due to Easter)
Things to do in February
1. Plant bulbs in pots for the summer
2. Plant bare root trees and shrubs
3. Sow broad beans and sweet peas.
For more information visit the Heyford Gardening Club & Allotments page