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Swifts and other Urban Birds

Peta Sams

Thursday 2nd April at 2.30 pm, in The Library

In our next Winter Talk, Peta of Shropshire Swift Group will talk about these birds that visit our towns during the Summer – their lifecycle and issues they face.  She will also briefly look at some of the other birds with which we share our gardens and buildings.

Tickets £5 on the door, to include tea and cake.

All funds raised will go to Friends of Church Stretton Library

Winter Talks Update

“Winning Hearts & Changing Minds: How the British Council makes friends for the UK” – Michael White

Michael White gave a fascinating talk this week about his experiences working for the British Council both in Cuba and in the Yemen. This provided fascinating insight into these two countries that one only gains from having lived there.

Thank you to Michael for giving the talk and everyone who supported the event by attending and helped us make £105 for Friends of Church Stretton Library.

We are sorry that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the March talk  ‘Holidays with a Difference’ by Tara Devey 

Our next Winter talk will be Swifts and other Urban Birds” – Peta Sams
 on Thursday 2nd April at 2.30 pm  

                                                                         

Winning Hearts & Changing Minds: How the British Council makes friends for the UK” – Michael White

Michael White worked for the British Council in ten countries from 1984 to 2015.

He will talk about his experience in two of his favourites – Cuba and Yemen, which should make for a fascinating insight into life in these countries. 

Thursday 6th February at 2.30 pm includes tea or coffee and biscuit

Exhibition in the library. Is Ours a Sustainable Community?

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29th Jan to 15th Feb

To be opened by the mayor Bob Welch at 11am on Tuesday 28th January

An exhibition demonstrating the sustainable focus of local organisations and charities, featuring Arts Festival, All Stretton Bunk House, Church Stretton Area Partnership, Cricket Club, Food Bank, Golf Club, Good Neighbours, Guides, Long Mynd Adventure, Camp, Long Mynd Hike, Parish Church, Royal British Legion, Scouts, Scrappies, Focus, UNA Afghanistan Project, URC Garden

A 500 mile walk across Spain – being repeated on 23rd Jan

We are sorry we had to turn people away on the 9th January as so many people turned up for this fascinating talk. We are therefore repeating the event on Thursday 23rd Jan, at 2.30pm -in the library – tickets £5.00 includes tea and cake.

Sandra begins her 500 mile walk to Santiago de Compostela

In 2012, Sandra set off alone to walk the famous 500 mile (790km) ‘Camino de Santiago’ – and then two years later, returned to walk it again. Since then she has walked a number of other pilgrimage routes, all ending at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sandra has also volunteered at one of the pilgrim hostels along the way.
Sandra will talk about the Camino and describe her experience of walking this historic pilgrimage, the trials and tribulations of being ‘on Camino’ and the incredible rewards that have made this journey so popular.

Winter Talk ‘A 500 mile walk across Spain’ – Sandra Whitlock

In 2012, Sandra set off alone to walk the famous 500 mile (790km) ‘Camino de Santiago’ – and then two years later, returned to walk it again. Sandra will describe her experience of walking this historic pilgrimage, the trials and tribulations of being ‘on Camino’ and the incredible rewards that have made this journey so popular.

Thursday 9th January at 2.30 pm, £5 admission includes tea and cake

Murder Mystery Dinner Tickets now on sale

Stretton Players are teaming up with Friends of Church Stretton Library to put on a Murder Mystery Dinner in Church Stretton.

Tickets £20.00 includes 3 course meal and tea/coffee.

Menu includes choice of starter, main course and dessert – vegetarian options available. Diners are invited to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Bar available.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by Sat 8th Feb from Burway Books or J R Thomas so we know how many to cater for.

Email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com or Tel 07710491951 if you want more detail.