Sandford Avenue and its Lime Trees
Local history talk by Tony Crowe
Rev Holland Sandford and his avenue of lime trees. Hear how this Victorian philanthropist developed his vision for the town and planted the lime trees. Silvester Horne Institute, 7th November, 2.30pm Tickets £3.00 on the door.
Local History Books and leaflets on sale at this event.
The Pedlar’s Tale
A Fabulous Puppet-Play for Children and Adults.
The story teller weaves a magical spell and draws you into a fantastical world bringing past events to life with music and puppets. This event is funded largely by Arts Alive
Church Stretton Library: 2pm. Adults go free when accompanied by a child (£4 per child)
October 30th French Horn Connexion
URC Church at 7.00pm in aid of the library.
Join us for a convivial and relaxing evening of music-making from hunting-horn pieces to Simon and Garfunkel arrangements.French Horn ConneXion will perform a varied programme of music to suit all tastes.
Also featuring in this concert, and regaling us with his witty renditions of comic popular songs is Mr Philip Harratt.
Tickets £10.00 from Burway Books and J R Thomas which includes cheese and wine in the interval
October 9th- Close to Paradise
Church Stretton Library at 7.00pm
Another wonderful opportunity to enjoy the magic of words all relating to Shropshire. Phil Bowen, poet and playwright reads extracts from Wodehouse and Betjeman.
Admission £5 includes tea and biscuits.
October 3rd Home Truths – poetry workshop with Jean Atkin
Church Stretton Library 3 to 4.30 pm
Jean Atkin, BBC Poet for Shropshire, leads a poetry workshop specially for National Poetry Day. This is a workshop, kindly sponsored by Arts Alive, in which you can tell the truth about something that matters to you, or deliver a home truth, or – just possibly – tell a big lie! Jean will provide inventive ways into our tangle of truth and lies, and this will be a creative, friendly and celebratory afternoon.
September 24 th Poetry Workshop with Lucy Aphramor
With Poetry month and mental health awareness month just around the corner come and join our local poet in this FREE and friendly workshop.
Quiz evening Friday 20th September, 7.30pm
in aid of the library
Parish Centre, 7.30pm, £5 per person, Maximum 6 per team
Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
September 13th, Parkinson’s UK Coffee & Cake
Church Stretton Library, 10.00 to 12.00
Parkinson’s UK Church Stretton Support Group invite you to join them at the library for coffee and cake. Proceeds to Parkinson’s UK and Church Stretton Library
Summer activities in the library
Public launch Thursday 25th July; 3-4pm
Please join us for drinks & nibbles and hear our plans to support the library.
A funny but sad production by the Journeyman Theatre based on the true story of an asylum seeker. Age range 16+
Read more about it here
Living with Dementia: What Helps We asked people who live with or care for people with dementia to give us their tips about what helps. This was used to create a display in the library during Dementia Week, 20-26th May.
You can download the handout given out at this display here.
Dementia Café: Thurs 23rd May, 10 – 12. Pop in for tea and cake – all welcome
Interesting Times – Stretton Players
This performance depicted life in The Strettons during the Great War. It was based on research we carried out using the library local history archives and separate research carried out by the local history group on the servicemen who did not return.