Thursday 9 February, 2.30 pm in the Village Hall.  
Bob Rollett will talk about his work in recording audio books for blind people.  Some of you will have heard Bob before when he has entertained in the Church and we are looking forward to hearing of his experiences when recording.
Visitors from Wing or elsewhere are always welcome.
For more information about the meeting or about the WI please get in touch with the secretary, Jane Gilmore:  01572 737324

Mission Improbable – Cancelled due to illness

Dear all, I am sorry to have to tell you that the performance due on Saturday has had to be postponed. One of the Opera Dudes has suffered a torn retina and is having an operation today. Assuming all goes well, we are being offered an alternative date this year which will be Saturday June 3th.

We had sold out and it would obviously help me if you could let know when I have confirmed the date whether you wish to use your payment to reserve tickets for the new date.

Otherwise, I will arrange repayments in either cheques or cash depending upon your method of payment.

Alternatively if you wish to use your payment for the Fordante concert on March 25, please let me know.(We are over 30% sold already).

Kind regards

John Hackett


Phone Box Fun

We are delighted to announce the return of Wing phone box fun on Saturday the 22nd of July. There will be a musical evening guaranteed to phone-box-funentertain you, 6.30 start.
  • There will also be an auction of pictures by some of Wing’s finest artists and free mini Sausage rolls.
  • Bring your own blanket or seat.
  • Nice sunny weather guaranteed 🙂 .
If you need to know any more please email –

Have you anything for “The repair shop”


Ricochet TV, part of warner bros TV production UK , are making a new television show for BBC2 called “The repair shop”; the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order.  The kind of items we have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. We have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters

I am wondering if you might to be able to help spread the word amongst your parishes, networks and communities to see if anyone has an items that might be suitable they’d like to put forwards?

Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….we’d really love to feature and repair a few items in the show  that have a community value, something treasured or something essential to communities that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.

For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them; they could be memorial plaques,  eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles,   fading carvings, or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pub’s swing sign.

Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ, for example some larger statues or water fountains are grand logistically feats to move. The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner – additionally there would be broadcasted tv coverage from start to finish of the item, in the workshop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community.

Please also note that we are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix, so please don’t be disheartened if we can’t repair it this time

If perhaps you might have something you’d love to be repaired, then please get back in touch with us at or call us on 01273 224800

Ryan Leigh

Casting Team / The Repair Shop

 Ricochet Ltd

Pacific House,126 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3TE

Tel: 01273 224800 Fax: 01273 770350

Live entertainment nights launched at Oakham pub

Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham has launched live music and comedy nights.

The events will be held every Friday in The Cavern bar at the town centre venue.

Live music starts at 9pm on Fridays, with artists appearing in the next month including band Munich on Friday, 27 January and Leicester based solo acoustic artist Calder McLaughlin on Friday, 10 February.

Entry to the live music nights is free.

Get ready to laugh out loud

Comedy nights are also being introduced, which will be held on the first Friday of every month, starting on 3 February.

Comedian Jon Pearson is the first act who will be performing. He has two successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs under his belt and sell-out show ‘Tall Order’ at Melton Theatre, which was part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

Jon is described on as “Brilliant and witty gags with a natural ability for working an audience.”

MC for the night, which starts at 7.30pm, is Mark Smith.

Mark’s TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC3) and Gonzo (MTV2) and People are Awesome (YouTube channel).

Entry to the comedy nights is £5. To book tickets call 01572 729600 or for more information visit http://www.millstreetoakham.comCall 01572 729 600 Call 01572 729 600

Mill Street Pub & Kitchen manager Chris Watson says: “We are really excited to now be offering live entertainment at The Cavern, which has a great atmosphere. We have a fantastic line-up of both music and comedy acts on offer over the next few weeks to give people a top night out.”

Mill Street Pub & Kitchen, opened in the heart of Oakham last summer. The pub is located at 6, Mill Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6EA, 01572 729600,

  • The pub also offers seven boutique bedrooms and two private dining spaces ideal for hosting business events or celebrating special family occasions
  • The pub, is run by Epic Managers Ltd, who run four other pubs including the newly opened Knife & Cleaver in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire; the Anchor at Aspley Guise, near Milton Keynes and 185 Watling Street Pub & Kitchen in Towcester,