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Wing Festive Fun


Friday 20 December 6.30pm – 8pm

Father Christmas and his sleigh will tour the village to admire the decorated windows and will meet Wing children at the Village Hall for Hot chocolate and cupcakes and a small gift before everyone joins some Wing Wassailing.


Competitions including:
Decorated Wing Windows:
• Best Christmas Window
• Find the mistletoe
• Guess the Christmas Carol Window
Other favourites (in the Village Hall)
• Best Mince Pie
• Worst Christmas jumper
• Santa’s Sack lucky dip for Wing Children
• Wassail round the Christmas tree
• Guess the weight of the hamper

All welcome. Proceeds to the Church and the Village Hall

Tickets £5.00 per person. Wing children free

Look for details as we get nearer to Christmas

All welcome. Proceeds to the Church and the Village Hall

Rural Crime Week of Action


Rural Crime Week of Action

Sunday 6th – Sunday 13th October

The National Rural Crime Network is supporting the Rural Crime Week of Action being organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and forces across the country.

The aim of the week is to put the work being done to identify and tackle rural and wildlife crime in the spotlight and encourage more support for the efforts ensure communities across rural Britain are safe and feel safe.

Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:

“Rural communities are too often ignored by those in positions of power because they’re hidden from view. I hope this Week of Action allows us to shine a light on the issues they face with crime and anti-social behaviour challenges just like any other part of the country, but also being more vulnerable because of their isolation and distance from support services of all kinds.

“Despite the passionate and professional police officers who serve communities day-in, day-out, we need government and all national organisations to better understand, represent and stand up for the 10.3 million people who live in rural areas.”

The National Rural Crime Network’s last national survey in 2018 examined the true state of crime and policing in rural communities. Its findings can be seen at www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey.

See more about what is happening in your area by searching for your local police force and Police and Crime Commissioner’s office.

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale


Stamford Shoestring’s next production is:

BLUE STOCKINGS

by JESSICA SWALE

A pre-Christmas treat!

Don’t miss this chance to see what promises to be a highly entertaining and thought- provoking evening. 

Shakespeare’s Globe was packed to the rafters when Blue Stockings was first produced in 2013. Currently it is performed by theatre companies up and down the country and is hugely popular.

Girton College, Cambridge, was one of the first colleges in Britain to admit women.

The year is 1896 and Jessica Swale’s lively play tells the story of Tess Moffat and a group of ‘first-years’ determined to win the right to a degree. Their story is followed over one tumultuous year as they encounter the many hurdles in their way – the class divide, misogyny, and the university opposition – not to mention the distractions of love. Finally, the whole issue is put to the vote…

Love or knowledge: which would you choose?

In performance at the Stamford Arts Centre Theatre from:

Tues 3-Sat 7 December 7.45pm – tickets £10 (£8)

Box Office: 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com (An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books)

New labyrinth


My wife Lesley and l recently invited friends, family and neighbours to help us with the Dedication Ceremony (inauguration) of our new Chartres-inspired labyrinth, which has been two years in the making here at Chater Valley Farm, Pilton. The labyrinth is open to the public but we just ask that people wishing to walk it contact us beforehand in case we’re tied up with farm work. Here is a link to the Veriditas website telling you about labyrinths. https://veriditas.org/New-to-the-Labyrinth.

I trained as a Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas last year at Bedford University. Our labyrinth is a “medieval” design based on the famous labyrinth at Chartres cathedral in France. We were inspired to build it after reading the words of Danish philosopher and poet Soren Kierkegaard, who said: 

“Every human being comes to earth with sealed orders. However we need the tools to find our orders and decipher them. Many people find their way to the labyrinth in searching for their own special talents. The labyrinth is a transformational tool that can help people discover their sealed orders.”

The labyrinth and the meditative walks it offers is the final step in the offerings here ar Chater Valley, which include ‘Back to Nature’ Retreats, Equine Therapy, Biofield Tuning, Sound (& Gong) Therapy & Healing, and Wellness workshops.

So there are now two labyrinths in Rutland that we are aware of. The other one, known simply as The Old Maze, is of course in Wing itself and is one of only eight surviving turf labyrinths, and has existed for a couple of hundred years.

We shall occasionally be organising special hosted events such as combined SoundBaths and candlelit labyrinth walks. Email us if you’d like to know the dates.

Or if you’d prefer to walk the labyrinth alone or with friends please call us on 01780 720660 or 07768 466968.

Malcolm & Lesley Malcolm@chatervalley.com

Herds of Words and Hosts of Notes


Friday, June 7, 7pm

Wing Parish Church

Herds of Words

Scan 4You are all invited to an evening of poetry and readings, fun, laughter and nibbles at Wing Church kept in order by

Bob Rollett

– the narrator of 350 audiobooks

and

Hosts of Notes

tunefully arranged and blown for you by

The Beaufort Wind Quintet

 

An entertaining programme of poetry and prose totalling well under 2 hours … including musical intervals

Tickets £12 (to include drink and nibbles) from Jeffy Wood 01572 737465 Jane Peach 01572 737220 Alice Hill 01572 737516

All proceeds in aid of St. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Wing.

Wing Community Centre Annual General Meeting Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 7.30 pm (Rescheduled)


Wing Community Centre Annual General Meeting Tuesday  28th May 2019 at 7.30 pm

Agenda

1. Welcome  and Apologies

2. Minutes of AGM held on 21 st May, 2018.

3. Matters arising from above Minutes.

4. Chairman’s Report for year ending March 31 st , 2019

5. Treasurer’s Report for year ending March 31 st , 2019

6. Election of Committee for year May 2019/20 (7 places plus 2 trustee representatives).

7. AOB

Sally Cox – Chair – The Old Hall, Wing, Rutland.
Tel: 07976936509/mrssallycox@hotmail.com