BBC Birmingham News Feeds
- Second murder arrest over Ozell Pemberton, 16, stab death
- Cyclists who died in war remembered in Meriden
- Birmingham City Ladies 1-1 Reading Women
- Street gunfire heard and man injured in Satley, Birmingham
- Garry Monk: Birmingham City fan gets tattoo of manager on his backside
- One-Day Cup: Worcestershire beat Derbyshire in opening game
- Birmingham primary school in royal wedding lunch
- Blues Ladies defender Westwood retires
- Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Boy, 17, hands himself in
- West Brom: Darren Moore confirmed as Baggies manager
BBC Bristol News Feed
- Man arrested as woman 'attacked' in Bristol club toilet
- Man in 20s found with stab wounds in Bristol
- Bristol City Women 1-6 Arsenal Women
- One-Day Cup: Hankins leads Gloucestershire to easy win in Cardiff
- Bristol PC cleared over Judah Adunbi Taser assault
- One-Day Cup: Somerset cruise to victory over Surrey at The Oval
- Gary O'Neil and Luke Steele among four released by Bristol City
- Aardman Animation's Morph tours Western Isles
- Ryan Broom: Cheltenham Town sign ex-Bristol Rovers midfielder
- Bristol rail services funding bid rejected
Cornwall Council News feed
- Highways on the agenda for Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel
- Hot topics at next week’s full Council – 22 May
- Flying high as Cornwall gains the most blue flags again
- New Chief Executive of LEP and Service Director for Economic Development and Enterprise appointed
- Cornwall Council hands over Coronation Park to be managed by local community
- Council calls for more foster carers
- Highways and Community Chest celebrations on the agenda at the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting
- New ‘bulk buy’ parking session option gives car park users option to park at cheaper rate
- 200 people join online event seeking solutions to loneliness in Cornwall
- St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel meeting to discuss waste and recycling, highways and speedwatch
BBC Essex News Feed
- Police investigate 'vicious' Brightlingsea school row
- Fabian Kacica death: Fourth person charged with murder
- Tyson Fury brings snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan into his support team
- Harlow 104-year-old's distant relatives attend funeral
- Late night beach visit lands driver in cold water
- Sandringham elderflower cordial used in royal wedding cake
- Chimney sweep called to help flush kittens through Essex drain
- Fabian Kacica death: Fourth man arrested on suspicion of murder
- One-Day Cup: Tom Westley scores 134 as Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets
- Peter Siddle: Australia seamer says he will play for Essex again
BBC Hampshire News Feed
- One-Day Cup: Gareth Berg stars as Hampshire beat Sussex
- Boomtown Fair: Extra date added with transport rules
- Winchester M3 arson: Teenager's hospital order extended
- Myrtle planted by Queen Victoria could feature in royal bouquet
- Upcoming Star Wars movie was part-filmed in Hampshire
- British strongman Terry Hollands 'breaks bus pull record'
- Hampshire sign Colin Munro and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the T20 Blast
- Fleet car crash: Family tribute after pedestrian death
- Third teenager held over hoax school bomb threats
- Inside the 'world's largest' disaster simulation
BBC Manchester News Feeds
- Tyson Fury will fight Sefer Seferi when he makes his boxing comeback on 9 June
- Mo Farah wins Great Manchester Run ahead of Moses Kipsiro
- Manchester City Women 3-0 Everton Ladies
- Terror attack survivors urge public to fight terrorism
- Casey Stoney set to manage Manchester United women's team
- Players meet German leader in Turkey row
- Manchester Arena attack: Minute's silence to be held at run
- FA Cup final: Chelsea didn't deserve win, says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
- Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome beats Simon Yates for a GB one-two on Monte Zoncolan
- Darren Campbell: British former sprinter home after brain bleed
BBC Lincolnshire News Feed
- Appeal after woman found dead in Skegness flat
- How much information is on your laptop?
- Burglar Jack Walker jailed for Ingoldmells armed raid 'terror'
- Neal Eardley: Lincoln City Player of the Season pens new deal
- Historic post-war pubs given listed status
- Memorial to Dambusters crew downed by German gunners
- Exeter City v Lincoln City: Danny Cowley claims Imps kit man 'assaulted' by fans
- Dambuster flies over Derwent Valley in surprise Lancaster mission
- East Midlands Ambulance Service to get £19m to hit targets
- Crowds annoyed at RAF Derwent Dambusters flypast mix-up
Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- New Bridge Classes to start in the Autumn – Free Taster Sessions July / August / September
- Amersham Art Group Workshops May – July
- Chiltern Humanists Meeting – 8 May – Amersham – My Journey to Humanism
- Subwoofers Music Festival – 6th May – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Saunderton
- Workaid Exhibition – How to Recycle and Help Others – Amersham Museum 2nd May – 3rd June
- Amersham Art Group – Acrylic & Oil Artists Demonstration – May, June & July
- Amersham Rotary Charity Concert For Scannappeal & Amersham Bandroom Appeal – Saturday 30th June
- Bedroom Farce – Presented by New Penny Theatre Company – 15-18 May
- Sister Act – The Musical – Coming to Chesham 18-21 April 2018
- 2nd Amersham Common Jumble Sale – 28 April
New Bridge Classes to start in the Autumn
21st September, 2018
Help retain your cognitive ability and learn to play this amazing game
£150 for 10 lessons
Free taster sessions being held at Chalfont St Peter Community Centre on
Saturdays – 7th July, 11th August and 1st September
Tel: Tessa 01753 885004 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amersham Art Group welcome visitors to enjoy our varried meetings:
Simon Chalk in Oils June 5th, Jul 3rd TBC. 23rd May & 27th June Workshops, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm. £5 for non members. More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/, email@example.com or calling 01494 771760 .
Chiltern Humanists Meeting
8.00 pm Wednesday 8 May
My Journey to Humanism
Jason, a musician and new member of Chiltern Humanists, will describe how he became a Humanist. This will be followed by a general discussion on the different ways in which members and visitors have become Humanists, with some attenders contributing their own experiences.
Small Barn Hall,
Amersham Community Centre
Ample free parking.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Just come along.
For more information please visit www.chilternhumanists.org.uk
Chiltern Humanists Group is in its twenty seventh year and meets every month at Amersham or Wendover. We have talks and discussions on a variety of topics. For further details, please visit our website www.chilternhumanists.org.uk
We are in Partnership with Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association), which represents and supports the non-religious. It is the largest organisation in the UK campaigning for an end to religious privilege and to discrimination based on religion or belief, and for a secular state. Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. We are also affiliated to the National Secular Society.
The Subwoofers Music Festival
Stuck for something to do this May bank holiday weekend?
The SubWoofers Music Festival is family-friendly! It’s
dog-friendly! It’s deaf-friendly! It takes place on
Sunday 6 May, at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s beautiful
centre nestled among the idyllic Chiltern hills.
Family-friendly. With a magician, face painter and
storytellers, it’s a brilliant day out for everyone. The
kids can go ‘Ahhh!’ at the magic and stories, and granny
can get her face painted.
Attractions and rides*. Bump those bumper cars, or bounce
on the inflatables, just make sure you plan your food and
drink wisely! Alternatively, applaud the circus acts or
chill out with yoga… nice…
Food and drink*. We weren’t sure what food you’d like, so
we booked it all! Pizza, paella, fish & chips, cakes,
crępes, chicken, samosas, snacks, sweets with hot
drinks and a bar to wash it all down.
Dog-friendly. Dogs are part of the family! We have a dog
activity area, and traders selling doggy accessories and
treats. We also have plenty of dog-lovers waiting to make
them feel welcome.
Deaf-friendly. Deaf people can enjoy the day with BSL
interpreters and speech-to-text displays. To protect
against hearing loss, hearing people also receive a FREE
set of earplugs.
Live music. We’ve booked bands such as Skasouls UK and
The Horn Division, and singer/songwriters such as James
Mullally, Dolly Mavies, James Kennedy and Nick Byrne.
The Silent Child. We will be showing special screenings
of the Oscar-winning film The Silent Child!
* Please note: food, drinks and rides are not included in
the entry price
Why SubWoofers? At Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, we
believe that no one with deafness should feel lonely.
This is why we train dogs that help deaf people lead full
lives through constant companionship, and alerting them
to sounds they cannot hear. When you come to SubWoofers,
every penny you spend will help us train more amazing
dogs and help more deaf people leave loneliness behind.
date: 6th May 2018
time: 1pm – 7pm
venue: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Saunderton, HP27
9NS (between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe)
cost: Family: Ł30 Adults:Ł15 Concessions: Ł10 Child Ł5
event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
event web: hearingdogs.org.uk
event tel nos: 01844 348181
Workaid Exhibition Teaches us How to Recycle and Help Others
Amersham Museum 2nd May – 3rd June 2018
The achievements of local charity Workaid, which repairs objects for re-use in Africa, will be celebrated in a new exhibition at Amersham Museum. The exhibition, which has been created in partnership with Workaid, will run from 2nd May – 3rd June 2018 when the museum is open, Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 12 noon – 4.30pm. Visitors can find out how the organisation repairs objects, the benefits their work delivers and hear from some of the volunteers why they enjoy helping.
Workaid first opened in 1986 in response to the famine in Ethiopia. They have grown from a group of 30 to over 250 volunteers today. Their mission was to help people help themselves and stop the cycle of poverty. They did this by collecting unwanted tools and equipment such as sewing and knitting machines. They restored them, so they could be re-used and sent to well researched projects in East Africa. No money is ever sent.
General Manager of Workaid Rob Levine notes: “We are delighted that the Amersham Museum has decided to showcase the wonderful work that Workaid does! We hope that the exhibit creates more interest and enthusiasm for what both we and the Museum do.”
Workaid first started in a shed in Little Chalfont but has now expanded to the premises of the Old Boot Factory in Chesham, still run by a dedicated team of volunteers. They now have their own shop, craft centre and help people with learning disabilities, as well as donating tools to projects in the UK. This exhibition tells their story over the last 32 years, focusing on the benefits of volunteering for both the volunteer and the recipient. There will be tools that people can handle as well as oral histories from the volunteers themselves as well as a range of archives and exhibits.
The exhibition is part of a wider museum project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which celebrates local people’s stories from the 20th century.
Acrylic & Oil Artists Demonstration
Amersham Art Group welcome visitors to enjoy professional artist demonstrations for the following:
John Heywood in Acrylics 1st May
Simon Chalk in Oils June 5th, Jul 3rd
Rotary in Amersham present a charity concert for the benefit of Scannappeal and the Amersham Bandroom Appeal on Saturday 30th June 7.30pm at The King’s Church Raans Road Amersham.
Tickets £15 ( £12 for concessions aged over 65 or under 16 )
Light refreshments included.
Tickets available from Waterstone’s Amersham or on line at http://amershamband.com/boxoffice/
Presented by New Penny Theatre Company
After “NOISES OFF” & “RELATIVELY SPEAKING” New Penny Theatre Company hits the stage at the Elgiva once more with Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious hit comedy “BEDROOM FARCE”.
Set in the seventies, we visit three bedrooms over one night and the next morning, following the story of four married couples. Delia and Ernest, the oldest couple, are getting ready to celebrate their wedding anniversary; the youngest couple Malcolm and Kate are preparing for their housewarming party. The other two couples, Jan and Nick and Susannah and Trevor are invited to this party.
This play explores the differences in relationships between the younger and older generations and captures unlikely issues that may strain the relationships even further. Observe our 4 couples in this absurd and confusing comedy, comparing and contrasting the differences between couples young and old, and the different troubles they encounter. This play had certain sadistic aspects involving cheating, and lying, which evolves into forgiveness and devotion. Although the play may seem to lead into a corner of despair and heartbreak, it substitutes the hard truths of certain relationships into relationships that may have a chance at survival.
Production and ticket details:
15-18 May – Elgiva Chesham – 01494 582900 http://www.elgiva.com
Concessions Tuesday Evening 2 for the price of 1, Saturday Matinee £13
Get your act together! Sister Act – The Musical – Coming to Chesham 18-21 April 2018
Award winning Chesham Musical Theatre Company brings a fantastic new production of “Sister Act” to life, based on the Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name. It tells the story of nightclub singer, Delores van Cartier, who witnesses a murder carried out by her gangster boyfriend. She must go into witness protection as a nun – a church is the last place the crooks will look! The church she hides in is in dire need of funds to keep going, so she is tasked with teaching the choir to sing. A product of her own success, the choir goes from strength to strength but will potentially blow her cover!
Performances nightly at 7.45pm plus Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets available now from www.elgiva.com from £14.50. Great idea for a team night out, some fabulous tunes and cheaper than London prices. Please come along to support and have a good laugh!
2nd Amersham Common Jumble Sale
date: 28th April
time: 9.30 – 12
venue: St John’s Methodist Church Hall,
Chorleywood Choral Society’s Spring Concert: Schubert’s Mass in G and Duruflé’sRequiem
Soloists: Kate Wili, Leslie Davis, James Robinson, Wyn Pencarreg, Iestyn Evans. Conductor: Graham Wili
Sunday 29th April 2018 at 7 pm (please note start time)
Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham HP6 6AJ
Tickets: £13 in advance (£15 on the door), students (13-16) £5, 12 and under free
Tickets available from Chorleywood Bookshop, Amersham Record Shop or email email@example.com
AMCHOR Summer Concert: Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony
Saturday 12 May 2018, St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham HP7 0DB, 7.30pm
Conductor: Mark Austin, Soprano: Ella Taylor, Baritone: Paul Grant; The Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Tickets £18, Students £7.50 from the Box Office Tel: 07702 608314
Perfect Pitch, Chesham; The Record Shop, Amersham
New book about Amersham on the Hill just published.
Currently available on Amazon (paperback & Kindle).
We are negotiating with local shops to make it available around town.
date: March 1st
For more information please call me on 07725 780155
“Conway Hall Ethical Society – Past, Present & Future”
CONWAY HALL IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE PLACE FOR THOSE WHO DARE TO DREAM OF A BETTER WORLD
The Conway Hall Ethical Society, formerly the South Place Ethical Society, based in London at Conway Hall, is thought to be the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world and is the only remaining ethical society in the United Kingdom. It can trace its history back to 1793 and the current Chief Executive, Jim Walsh, will talk about the history and current work of the society. It now advocates secular humanism and is a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union
date: 14 March 2018
time: 8:00 p.m.
venue: Small Barn Hall
Amersham Community Centre
cost: Free including Parking
event web: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk
Chesham Bois Catholic Players present ‘Cash on Delivery’
by Michael Cooney
Friday 23rd March 7.30pm
Saturday 24th March 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Little Theatre by the Park, Church St, Chesham HP5
Tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/227421
£10 and £12
Michael Cooney’s comedy ‘Cash on Delivery’ is a classic
farce – Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unknown
to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds
through fraudulent social security claims. When Norman
Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr. Jenkins (the
social security inspector), deceptive mayhem follows as
do the undertaker, a bereavement counsellor, a
psychiatrist, Norman s fiancée, a corpse, the ominous Ms
Cowper and a rather frantic washing machine!
date: 23rd and 24th March 2018
time: 7.30pm Fri and Sat, 2.30pm Saturday afternoon
venue: The Little Theatre by the Park (The Temperance Hall),
Church Street, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1HU
cost: £10 and £12
2nd Amersham Common Scout’s Jumble Sale
date: 17th March
time: 9.30 – 12
venue: St John’s Methodist Church Hall
60 Woodside Rd
event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
event tel nos: +447890005973