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BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. We were proud to have Bert Perkins assist with the laying of our wreath at the War Memorial on Remembrance Day.   Bert is the last remaining veteran in the village who served in WW2.  Today, Wednesday, 22 November we will be having a workshop to make peg doll Angels to decorate our Christmas Tree for the Holy Trinity Tree Festival.  Please come and help us, tea and cakes free afternoon. Starts to 2.30pm, all materials supplied.  You do not need to book. Call either Joyce on 414519 or Ginnie on 413996. This coming Saturday, 25 November the Co-op will be presenting cheques to the three chosen Charities in Barrow and we are one of them!  This takes place at 11am, so please come and say a big ‘that you’. Our AGM is on Monday, 27 November, the form for nominations to the Committee is now on the Notice Board.  This starts at 2.30pm. On Wednesday, 29 November we are having a ‘Beetle Drive’.   Members £2, visitors £2.50, tea and cakes included as well as prizes and a raffle.  See notice board. The next Bingo session will be on Wednesday, 6 December at 2.30pm. Our Annual Carol Concert is being held on Wednesday, 13 December starting at 2.30pm.  Tea and Mincepies will be served. We still have a few places on the coach for our visit to York and the Christmas Street Market will be on Monday, 11 December. The booking list is in the Club now. Cost to members is (coach only) £15, non-members £17. We will leave Sileby at 8am and Barrow pickups shortly afterwards. All very welcome, you do not have to be a member or live in Barrow.  We will have a comfort stop both ways. Call Joyce 01509 414519. The full list of coach outings for 2018 are in the latest Newsletter and on the Notice Board outside the Club.   The quarterly Newsletter is also in the Library.

GET CRAFTY. On Friday, 24 November, come along and Get Crafty at Barrow Community Library from 1:30pm – 3pm.  A weekly group for knitters, stitchers, crocheteers and other crafters of all ability levels. £1 donation suggested towards library funds. Refreshments available.

RHYME TIME. On Friday, 24 November at Barrow Community Library, come along to Rhyme Time for 3s and under. 10:30am - 11am. £1 donation suggested.

WREATH MAKING AT THE LIBRARY. On Monday, 27 November at Barrow Community Library join in our fun, festive, floral event!  Our local Barrow florist will be demonstrating the making of a wreath which will be auctioned off in aid of Library funds. Doors open at 7pm, with the demonstration starting at 7:30pm. Refreshments available. This event is free to attend.

SATURDAY STORIES. Barrow community library have Saturday stories weekly at 10:30am - 11am for children 7 and under. £1 donation suggested. Refreshments available.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB. The Bishop Beveridge Club are looking for volunteers to help with our Friday Lunch Club.  Our present teams of cooks are getting to close to retirement and in order to continue this valuable facility once a month on the third Friday, we would appreciate offers of help.  It only works out at twice a year and for no more than 30 people.  Please contact Sylvia Steane on 01509 413565 who can give you more details.

BOOK CLUB. On Monday, 27 November, Barrow book club is meeting at The Hunting Lodge at 7pm. New members are always welcome.

WHIST CLUB. The Whist Club held each Thursday afternoon at the Bishop Beveridge Club between 2pm - 4pm is looking for new members due to dwindling numbers.  This is separate from the Bishop Beveridge club, and run by a number of individuals. No membership is required, just a keen interest.  Just turn up, telephone (01509) 414519, for information. This club has been running for many years.

TRUTH AND TRUFFLES: WHAT A WAY TO START CHRISTMAS! Barrow’s next Centre Stage show is an irresistible blend of humour and heart. Truth and Truffles is a ”masterclass in enchantment” (Times) delivered by two wonderfully gifted performers. This blend of cabaret, comedy, stories, songs and chocolate will be at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre on Friday, December 1 starting at 7.30pm. A brilliant way to start the Christmas season. Truth and Truffles is a fabulous two-header delivered by wonderfully gifted performers, the compelling and masterful storyteller Cat Weatherill and the satirical and hilarious deadpan comic Naomi Paul. This is a captivating and beautifully crafted show for adults, of stories, comedy songs and musings about being a grown up, and the little indulgencies that make life worth living (chocolate). Truth & Truffles celebrates Life as a 'Grown Up': the ups and downs, the regrets and rewards, the hopes and dreams. It's about finding humour in the way we live now, and savouring the special moments. Cat Weatherill is a firm favourite with rural touring audiences, captivating audiences the world over with her theatrical style and magical presence. Her stories are beautifully crafted and deeply emotional, with cinematic images that linger in the memory. Using her Jewish background as a comedic platform, the hilarious Naomi Paul takes her audiences on surreal journeys, from Birmingham to the Balkans via lingerie and libraries. Sometimes poignant, always funny and ultimately uplifting, Naomi is a real winner, earning four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and 2016.

Tickets can be bought from the Paper Shop or the library in Barrow or by Paypal from (you don’t need a Paypal account; just use your card). Bought in advance of the show they cost £10, £9 (concessions) and £5 (children under 16).  With the feel of cabaret, you can enjoy our well stocked bar while you watch the show. Disabled access is good, parking is easy and the venue is warm and inviting. This must be the way to enjoy professional touring theatre. Any enquiries to me, Judith on 07718153117 or

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 3. Begin your festive fun at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, 30 November at the Grand Opening; buffet, wine and entertainment for £6.50, starting at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Variety Concert on Friday, 1 December with mulled wine and shortbread for £7 (children £3), starting at 7.30pm. The evening includes a variety of musical entertainment, sketches and songs. Public viewing from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd, Adults £2/Children free!  Hot and cold refreshments, raffle and tombolas too.  For information and tickets please contact Vicky on 07734 217329 or WHSmith in Barrow.

BARROW'S CHRISTMAS STREET MARKET AND BIG SWITCH ON. On Saturday, 2 December, we return to the usual location of High Street, between 2.30pm – 5.30pm, with Christmas lights switch on at 5pm. What to expect:  Lots of stalls including Christmas presents, cakes, jams, crafts, light wands, food stalls; Games including Lucky Dip, bottle stalls, tombola, Roundabout, Hook a Duck; Entertainment stage with Hall Orchard Choir and recorders, Coop Band and vocal and instrumental soloists; Santa’s Grotto; Town Crier; free drop-in for mince pies and hot drinks and lots more. The Christmas Tree Festival will be happening in the church while the street nine market is going on. If you would like a stall, email

BARROW UPON SOAR TWINNING ASSOCIATION. Have you ever wondered what locally produced wine would taste like?  For example, King Richard which has a flavour of soft, ripe grapefruit and melon with a hint of ginger and a touch of honey.  Or, Fearless which has a hint of fennel and elderflower.  Also, King Henry which has a deep dark red colour with a flavour of plum and black cherry with a hint of black pepper.   What could be better than sampling these wines and others such as Spirit of Freedom and Noble Purpose?  The Twinning Association are holding such event on Friday, December 8 at the Bishop Beveridge Club, starting at 7.30pm.  The wines will be presented by Rothley Vineyard and it sounds like fun will be had by all.  The tickets are just £12 which includes a selection of wine and accompaniments and a Lucky Draw Prize Ticket.  Further information and tickets from Jim Fuller on 01509 415226.  

YORK COACH TRIP. There are a few places left on the Coach trip to York. The Bishop Beveridge Club day visit is on Monday, 11 December when the Christmas Street Market will be in full swing. If you wish to go, the booking list is in the Club now. Cost to members is (coach only) £15, non-members £17. We will be leaving Sileby at 8am and Barrow pickups shortly afterwards. All very welcome, you do not have to be a member or live in Barrow.  We will have a comfort stop both ways. Call Joyce 01509 414519 if you cannot get to the Club to book.











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