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Village News 12th April 2018

• The cricket season starts this weekend and the Cricket Club will be open from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 13th April for a pre-season get together. Team captains, junior managers and committee members will be present so this will be an ideal opportunity to return membership forms, pay subs, or ask any questions. Pop in or stay for as long as you like. Clean Hit Cricket will be setting up a pop up shop so you can buy any cricket equipment you need for the new season. The bar will also be open. Membership forms for every child wanting to play cricket this season should be handed in on this night. The forms can be downloaded from the news section on the website. New players of all ages from 6 years upwards will be very welcome.

Kwik Cricket, the club’s very popular introductory cricket programme for boys and girls aged 6-9 years starts 16th April, every Monday from 6.00 to 7.00pm. Due to increasing numbers, they would welcome additional volunteers to help run the Monday night sessions. Parents, or teenagers looking for D of E or Young Leaders accreditation, would be ideal. For more details please contact Matt Williams on 07510 631568 or

• The Parish Council Annual Assembly is Monday 23rd April from 7pm in the village hall. All residents are welcome. Come along and find out more about your village. There will be short presentations from village groups about their activities, including the Arts Festival committee, the Cricket Club, Alrewas Live and Local, the Knitwits and Alrewas WI. There will be an update on the Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan and a ‘Review of the Year’ and future plans by Parish Council Chairman Chris Niblock. This is a great opportunity to chat to the groups, other residents and your local Councillors. Refreshments will be available.

• Bruce Ncube of Mema Arts Zimbabwe will be facilitating a Zimbabwean Singing Workshop in Alrewas Village Hall on Saturday 21st April from 11am to 4pm. Bruce specialises in teaching songs from his native country in four to six parts harmonies. His approach is entirely inclusive and participatory. The songs he teaches are emotionally charged, uplifting and carry messages of hope, unity and togetherness. You don't need to be able to read music to take part in the workshop or to be an experienced singer, just be ready to have some fun and try something a little different!

The cost of the workshop is £25, which includes light refreshments. Profits raised will go to the Alrewas Youth Club. To book please contact Alison on 07792994494 or

• The Nordic Fiddlers perform in Alrewas Village Hall on Sunday 20th May, bought to you by Alrewas Live and Local. This is a rare opportunity to hear an amazing trio, hailing all the way from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands, who have a worldwide reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled and dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles. Their music has taken them all over the world and they are much in demand. 2016 saw the release of their eagerly awaited second album "Deliverance", the follow up to their debut album released in 2011 to great critical acclaim.

Tickets are £9.50 available from Alrewas Pharmacy or Lorna on 01283 790799.

• The next ‘Alderways’ gathering will be this Sunday between 2pm and 4pm in the

Village Hall. There will be whittling, weaving, pompom, ancient jewellery and rug making. Drop in and see what’s happening. Refreshments will be available


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