Recurring and One-off Local Events,
near to or in Willersey

Events Local Markets Warden Walks Methodist Church Women's Institute Hearing Aid Clinics The Queen's 90th Birthday

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A Celebration of ‘Burnt Norton’- in Memory of Anthony Harvey

There will be a ‘Celebration of Burnt Norton’ in St Peter's Church at 3pm on Sunday, October 28th, including a reading of the poet T.S. Eliot's ‘Burnt Norton’ followed by a performance of Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Op 132 by the Kertész Quartet. Tea will then be served before a Service of Evensong, according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. By kind permission of Lord Harrowby, there will at be an earlier opportunity, at 2pm, to visit the garden at Burnt Norton (between Chipping Campden and Broadway), parts of which date back to the 16th Century.

Nicholas Sagovsky, formerly Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, has long wanted to bring Eliot's words together with the music and the places that inspired him. Canon Anthony Harvey was, himself enthusiastically involved in conceiving and planning this event before his death, earlier this year. T.S. Eliot was inspired to write what is recognised as one of the great poems of the 20th Century following his visit to Burnt Norton in 1934. The garden had made a deep impression on him, evoking memories of his childhood in America. He crafted a poetic meditation on the passing of time and the loss of innocence which became ‘Burnt Norton’, the first of his Four Quartets. Each of these is named after a place of significance in his life. The structure of the poems reflects that of Beethoven's string quartet, which Eliot listened to as he wrote this text.

The event is free but donations will be invited in support of the Burnt Norton garden and St Peter's Church. Tickets for celebration at St Peter's and the earlier visit to Burnt Norton are available from Robert McNeil Wilson at the Granary, Main Street (phone 852785 or 07979 590826) and the New Inn and Bell Inn.


Refreshments available

Willersey Garage Sale

A Map of all Garage Sales was in the Village on the day and was also in Willersey Stores
Many visitors came and joined in - there were plenty of bargains at our twenty garage sales on the day.

The Willersey facebook page gives details of some one-off local events.
Nearby Weston-Sub-Edge facebook page also will add other local events.
There are many Clubs and Societies which meet in or near Willersey.
Here is a list of events over a wider area and this list centres on Chipping Campden.
Other nearby events with families in mind.

Towns with Markets near to Willersey

Moreton-in-Marsh Market (mixed produce/clothes/hardware etc.)
Every Tuesday       (Nov-Mar) 9am – 3pm       (Apr-Oct) 9am – 3.30pm
A farmer's and craft market is also held regularly on the first Sunday of the month, running from 9.30 to 2pm in the High Street.
A nationally famous and internationally acclaimed traditional town centre market, situated in main street of the Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh – said by many to be most stunning market location in England. The market itself is a modern event, established in 1976 by virtue of market charter granted in 1629, and benefits from very busy local trade.

Stratford Farmer's Market is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month 9am - 2pm Every Friday. 9am to 4pm there is also a traditional retail market offering a variety of goods and foods. There is also an antique market & a traditional retail market, every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 9am to 5pm.

Stow on the Wold Farmer's Market is normally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9am until 1:30pm.

Chipping Norton Farmer's Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month 8:30 to 1:00pm and a Country market in the Town Hall every Saturday morning.
There is a general market every Wednesday.

Every Saturday in Market Place Evesham, enjoy browsing the Saturday Charter market with its varied stalls. Take time to wander through this ancient market town, with the beautiful River Avon, and enjoy looking around the town with its independent retailers and pubs. It was a Minister from All Saint's Church, Dr Lewis Bailey, who persuaded King James I to grant Evesham a charter in 1603. Through time, this evolved into the weekly Saturday Charter Market operated by Evesham Town Council. In 2010 the management of the Market was taken over by a local trader Mr Joseph Jones although the Town Council still holds the market rights.

Evesham Farmer's market takes place in the High Street on the last Friday of every month.

Chipping Campden Market is a market of crafts, gifts, cakes, clothes and other goods held once a month in the Town Hall, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Many of the goods on sale are handmade by our stallholders. Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from March to November between 10:00 am and 5:00pm. Each quarter, the markets are held over Saturday and Sunday. There is a special evening Christmas Market at the beginning of December.

Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Anyone in Willersey interested in a local event to celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday is invited to come along to the Jubilee Room in Willersey Village Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday March 23rd.
Queen Elizabeth was born at 2.40am on 21st April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair. You can learn more about her birthday celebrations and sign up to an official newsletter about them.

Local walks with the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

We welcome guide and hearing dogs but sorry, others are not allowed.
Please wear appropriate footwear as some walks may be steep and muddy in places.
MODERATE - includes some hills and rough ground.
STRENUOUS – may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep.
Walks are free although we do invite donations to help fund our conservation and improvement work.
The Wardens run a full programme of guided walks throughout the Cotswolds. Here is more information or Tel: 01451 862000. Please also telephone for any changes to arrangements say because of extreme weather.

The latest walks program for the Willersey area is in the Church and Village News Magazine.
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Dogs Trust would like to say a big Thank You to Willersey

Dogs Trust would like to say a big thank you and show their appreciation to the villagers of Willersey and the surrounding area, who over the years, have supported the charity.
To do this they plan to take a group photograph by the village pond in Willersey on Saturday 14th May.
The intention will be to get a piece printed in the local press, it is also hoped that a copy will be shown on the gallery page of, the Dogs Trust Wag magazine and Dogs trust social media.
The event will be another connection between Willersey and the Queens celebration of her 90th year, as Dogs Trust is one of the Queen's patron charities.

If you have ever donated, volunteered, worked for, fostered, adopted a dog or supported the Trust in any way, we invite you to join us on the 14th May at 11am. If your dog is sociable feel free to bring them along for the group photograph.
In the event of inclement weather, an alternative date will be arranged and a notice communicated.
Thank you for reading,
Sarah from Dogs Trust Evesham.
If you have any questions or would like to register your interest please contact :
Pete Kavanagh by email

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World Challenge Fund Raiser
Saturday 23rd April
6.30 for 7pm start – Willersey Village Hall
Tickets £15.00

My name is Libby Akerman. I am 16 and go to Chipping Campden School where I am currently doing my A-levels, including Music.

I've been raising money over the past year in order to join an expedition to Mongolia this summer. The expedition has several phases all of which will develop and expand me as a person. The fundraising has been fun so far with me busking, bag-packing in Supermarkets and organising events including a quiz at the New Inn where I work part-time.

During the 4 weeks I will do a 2 week expedition that will stretch me physically and expand my knowledge of the world. Then for a week I will be working on a project working with a local community. Community projects typically entail manual work renovating or building facilities for schools and vulnerable members of the community but always involve working closely with local people.

On St George's day (Saturday the 23rd April) I am hosting an evening of live varied musical entertainment performed by me and a few of my friends with a 2 course meal, Raffle and a short quiz. Tickets are just £15 and include an arrival drink but please bring your own wine, beer etc. All funds will go towards my expedition in the summer. I would be really pleased if you can support and can promise an entertaining evening.

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday 5th March at the Shop and from me directly. My contact details are as follows:
Mobile- 07904 940237
Home- 01386 858959, 1 The Long House, Main Street , Willersey.

HEARING AID CLINICS (No appointment necessary)

Did you know the tubes on your hearing aids should be changed every 3 or 4 months to make them work more effectively? In order to maintain your NHS hearing aids a member of staff from GLOUCESTERSHIRE DEAF ASSOCIATION 01452 372999 will be running a MONTHLY hearing aid clinic to clean and re-tube NHS hearing aids and to give out batteries. There is NO charge for this service. Please bring your NHS brown hearing aid book with you.

Also in attendance will be your VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY AGENT or a BROMFORD SUPPORT WORKER providing information and access to other services that maybe of interest. More importantly they will also provide free tea and coffee!
Sessions are as follows:
Starting on MONDAY 7 MARCH 2016 and thereafter the FIRST MONDAY of each month (not Bank Holiday Mondays)
10.30am - 12.30pm Badgers Field Community Hall in Chipping Campden
1.30pm - 3pm The Leasows Community Hall in Mickleton.

Forthcoming events All in the Community Room

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day – 9th February 2016
We will be making Pancakes in the kitchen. David (Ingles) is in charge!
Please come and support us from 12.30 onwards. Donations for Home & Overseas Missions.
Lent Lunches – 11th February for the next six Thursdays until Easter.
Cost is £4.00 and all profits will go to Christian Aid. Soup, bread (+gluten free) and fruit will be available from 12.30 onwards.
Both Home & Overseas Missions and Christian Aid, are all long term charities and have a good record for making sure the money goes to those in need.
COFFEE, CRAFT AND CHAT every Friday from 10 am until 11.30 am.
Come and help to make Comfort Blankets and Quilts. We now have three blankets finished and a quilt well on the way. Please join us! You’ll be very welcome. Even if you don't knit or sew you can come and chat.

Willersey Women's Institute
Our next meeting on Monday 8th February is an open meeting
Jennie Bond will speak on the “History of Willersey”.
Everyone is welcome to attend. 7:15pm in the Village Hall.

Gift Day for Willersey Methodist Church Roof
Thank you for your support!
The good news is that we received over £1,100 for the Church Roof Fund (and some of it gift aided) – absolutely amazing!
We also took just over £80 for the Traidcraft stall. Thanks to everyone who supported us.

Was on Saturday 21st November from 10:30 – 3:00 pm
Traidcraft Christmas Cards and Goods
together with a Gift Box for your Donation will all be in our lovely Church,
giving you a chance to admire the workmanship of the past in the Gordon Russell Furniture, all in English Oak and dated around 1930;
crafted by local people and past members of the Methodist Church.
Come and see what your Gramp/Uncle/Dad made and how talented they were!
Read about the newly discovered history of the Church and it's links with the Arts & Crafts Movement and, of course Gordon Russell Furniture.
Ploughman's Lunch:- Cheese, Roll, Soup, Home Made Chutney, Cake, all for £6.00!

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