Frog racing this Saturday

Tickets still available!  £10 including Pie and mushy peas…

Frog racing

Fundraising frogs 21st April

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Road closures update

CEC Highways confirm that property & business access WILL BE maintained during the 9.30-15.30 Main Road closure (so there’s no excuse for skipping work/school!).

Only residents “directly affected” were notified by letter…. though it might have been wiser to do a wider letter drop considering how many people will be affected.

They suggest speaking to the site supervisor if more info is needed (and apologised for any inconvenience).

Main Rd closed 17th-19th

Update:  CEC Highways confirm that property & business access WILL BE maintained during the 9.30-15.30 Main Road closure (so there’s no excuse for skipping work/school!).

Only residents “directly affected” were notified by letter…. though it might have been wiser to do a wider letter drop considering how many people will be affected.

They suggest speaking to the site supervisor if more info is needed (and apologised for any inconvenience).

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Goostrey’s Main Road will be closed next week for 3 days, starting on Tuesday, when Cheshire East will be carrying out ‘surface dressing’ – the length of time it takes will be dependent on the weather.  Note: ‘intermittent road closures’.

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Goostrey roadwork April 18

Intermittent road closures

(From New Platt Lane junctions all the way through the village to Church Bank). It may be irritating but it will certainly be good to see some of the worst offending potholes fixed!

 

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The Blackden Trust: 2018 season

Every year the Friends of The Blackden Trust launch their season of events by hosting a public lecture that relates to the work of the Trust – a fund-raising event to help The Blackden Trust continue its conservation work on the site.  (All donations are always much appreciated by the Trust.)

The Blackden Trust‘s report, March 2018:C6250BF5-8CC5-4C23-B687-9537A15C3D0D

On March 10th at Terra Nova school, Henry Owen-John, Head of International Advice at Historic England and a Trustee of the Blackden Trust, gave a talk entitled Britain’s World Heritage – What’s it all about?

Henry spoke about the origins of UNESCO and how the World Heritage Convention came into being and its ongoing development. The talk was illustrated with examples from a diverse range of World Heritage Sites in the UK and beyond. Henry also spoke of the nomination to add the Jodrell Bank Observatory to the World Heritage list. The talk was fascinating and was enjoyed by all who attended.

Planning began for a new event entitled ‘By Seven Firs and Goldenstone – A Walk Between Worlds.’ to be launched in September 2018.  Alan Garner’s daughter Katharine Darby, in collaboration with archaeologist Dr. Tim Campbell-Green, took a walk over Alderley Edge to discuss their initial ideas.  Alan and Griselda Garner provided background information in guidance for content of the event. To find out more about this and all our events, please go to our website http://www.theblackdentrust.org.uk

Also, during March, our preparations for the new season began. A group of our volunteers worked to erect the tent in the garden for use in many of our forthcoming activities.
Our volunteers help us in a range of activities and can choose those they enjoy and feel most comfortable doing. Everyone has something to offer. If you are interested in joining our happy team, please email volunteer@theblackdentrust.org.uk

The Blackden Trust March 2018

The Blackden Trust

Goosfest 18: Programme announced

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GOOSFEST 18 PROGRAMME RELEASE

Dear Friends of Goosfest,

The planning stage for Goosfest 18 has now been completed and we are delighted to release details of this year’s programme, which runs from Friday 5th October to Sunday 21st October 2018. We are sure that you will find the planned events as diverse and engaging as in past years.

Goosfest 18 Events in order presentation:

5/10 Snake Davis “in concert” – An evening with the internationally renowned saxophonist.
6/10 Photography for “Absolute beginners” with Richard Weston
6/10 “Strictly Come Joking” – Barry Cryer and Colin Sell (the Ant & Dec of Sanatogen) bring their new show to Goosfest.
7/10 “The Music & Life of Bob Dylan” presented by John Lindley (spoken word) and Rik Roberts & Les Renshaw (guitars and songs)
9/10 “What a swell party” (The Cyril Caulkin Memorial Lunch) – Cole Porter Concert recital with lunch at the Swettenham Arms.
9/10 “The Square Kilometre Array and Jodrell Bank” – Evening Lecture by Antonio Chrysostomou.
10/10 “Cheshire’s World History” – Joint Morning Lecture with the Goostrey Guild by Dr Philip Morgan FSA
10/10 “Standing in LIne” – A story of the Great War through Songs, Readings and Images
11/10 Jewellery Workshop
11/10 “Little Green Men” – A play by Rob Johnson, performed by Emma-Romy Jones and Christopher Ward.
12/10 Dance the night away with “The Revolvers” – Dance to the Best of the 60’s
13/10 Photography Workshop – “Photographing Glass” with Richard Weston
13/10 The “Christians in Concert” – The Liverpool Band reprise their greatest hits and more!
14/10 Pirates – An afternoon of Pirate Songs, adventure and “derring do” for children of all ages!
14/10 The Hope Ensemble – An evening classical recital.
15/10 “Sourdough Workshop” – The return of the Roberts Master Bakers.
16/10 “Madeis Guitar & Cello Duo” – Afternoon recital (followed by the Yellow Broom classic afternoon tea).
16/10 The Goosfest Comedy Store – the sell-out Goosfest favourite featuring Steve Royle, Jon Pearson, Marvin Dickinson and Hannah Silvester
17/10 “What did the Roman’s do for us?” – Joint Goostrey Guild Goosfest morning lecture.
18/10 “Jeannine Barry in Concert” – British Country & Western sensation graces the Goosfest stage.
19/10 “Spanish Evening” – An evening of Paella, Flamenco guitar, dance and song.
20/10 “Write your own memoirs” – Judi Goodwin leads an insightful workshop
20/10 “John Archer Magician” – The man who fooled Penn & Teller brings his unique brand of magic to Goosfest.
20/10 “Music in the Crown” – an evening of music in our local pub
21/10 “Colours of the Organ” – Recital by George Roby
21/10 “The Royal Geographical Society Lecture” by explorer and adventurer Benedict Allen”

Full details of all events, dates, times, venues and ticket prices will be published on the Goosfest Website at the end of April, when advance on-line ticket sales will commence.

Please regularly check the Goosfest website at goosfest.com for regular updates and the opportunity to purchase the first release of Goosfest 18 tickets.

Thank you for your support.
The Goosfest Committee.