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Autumn 2010

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Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association. Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 505692.

Advertising Deadline
13th October 2010

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13th October 2010
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Leics LE12 8PZ


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Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival

Holy Trinity Church wi ll be holding its annual festival starting on Thursday 2nd December and concluding on Sunday 5th December.

The ne w contact this year is Jea n C ook and if you want early information, phone her on 07775 508 259 or email on jeancook45@tiscali.co.uk

Full information and application packs wi ll be sent out nearer the time.


BUSCA – Art and Craft Exhibition

Are you an artist, a sculptor, a photographer, enjoy craft work, and would you like to show your work to a wider audience as well as just family and friends?

Many of us do art and craft at home, some of us go to classes, but it is difficult to know what artistic talent there i s in the village.

BUSCA (Barrow Community Association) would like to hold an Art and Craft exhibition sometime in the future, possibly next year, but would first like to try and gauge the level of interest from would-be artists, to find out who does what and who might like to exhibit their work, and so build up a picture of Barrow's craft and artistic talent.

If you think you might be interested, contact me Chris Bates on 01509413475 or by e-mail, at chris.bates4@btinternet.com and I will try to keep you informed of developments.

Down to Earth

Holy Trinity Church and Barrow Gardening Club will be hosting a Radio Leicester recording of the popular Down to Earth gardening programme on Thursday November 18. This will take place in the Church, and anyone wishing to come should be seated in church by 7.15pm as the recording is to take place promptly at 7.30.

We shall need at least 16 good gardening questions from 16 different people for a successful programme. Anyone wishing to ask for the panel's advice should please send their question, giving name, address and telephone number to Val Thompson at 34 Breachfield Road, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8NN. E-mail valatbarrow@aol.com, and be able to attend the recording to read out their question to the panel.

Everyone is welcome and there will be no entry fee on the evening but any donations received on the night will be used for the Barrow Garden Fund.

There is to be an annual concert in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday October 2nd starting at 7.45pm.

The evening's programme is as follows:
Haydn: Symphony No 80
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Schubert: Symphony No 5

Tickets: Available from the Paper Shop, rodgers_david@hotmail.com and 07718 153117 and are £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) and £3.00 for accompanied children under 16.

Bishop Beveridge club available to hire

The Bishop Beveridge Club, South Street is now under the management of Sylvia Steane (Chair) and Joyce Noon (lettings secretary).

The hall is available for hire for childrens parties, adult celebrations,quizzes, exhibitions, film shows etc. at very competitive rates. It will take approximately 50 people seated. There is a kitchen available with full catering facilities.

To contact Joyce to make a booking phone 01509 414519 or Sylvia on 01509 413565.


Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road, Barrow, 8.00 pm to 1.00 am

TICKETS: £19.00 from the Paper Shop, Barrow or Betty Turner on 416185, Val Gillings on 413227, Mike Collins on 413649, Sue Rodgers on 416533 or Judith Rodgers on 07718153117 or rodgers_david@hotmail.com