Walsham-le-Willows Annual Art Group Exhibition – 2019

Painting "Still Waters" by Adrian Rumbles
“Still Waters” by Adrian Rumbles

Dates this year are Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th November, 2018 from 10am to 6pm daily.

Admission is free.

This exhibition of 12 local artists’ work is held each year in The Priory Room (beside the church, The Causeway, Walsham-le-Willows  IP31 3AB) where each artist will be showing their latest work in a variety of media.

 

Guest artist this year is Adrian Rumbles, Painter and Sculptor.

Horticultural Show Knitting Pattern

knitting needles pushed through a mauve ball of wool
click on image for the knitting pattern

Knitting for the Walsham le Willows Horticultural Show 2018?

Here’s the pattern for the  10 inch baby v-neck cardigan.

Click on the image to the left to download the pattern and get knitting!!

 

Epiphany Singers Carol Concert 2018

 

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Saturday 6th January 2018 7.30 p.m.

St Mary’s Church, Walsham le Willows

 

Conductor: Simon Carrington – Yale Professor emeritus

 Organist: David Hill – Conductor, London Bach Choir

 

line drawing of notes on stave with crossFor many years Walsham has been privileged to have this very talented group of people come and sing in our church.  They arrive from all over the country and abroad, many of international fame.

This is a very special evening. You don’t have to be a church-goer, just someone who enjoys beautiful music and the most wonderful singing. Some of the pieces you may recognise, others will be new, but all will be memorable.

Tickets are not required but there will be a retiring collection.

St. Mary’s Organ Replacement Fund

#6fb463 Raised £30,000 towards the £35,000 target.

With a new vicar at the helm, and a (nearly) watertight church, we have news for all our generous supporters. A Porritt Organ, beautiful and perfectly sized to replace our much-loved instrument, is available and, equally important, affordable. This organ has the approval of our team of organ experts, including David Hill, of the Epiphany Singers. It will have more variety of sound, and an electrified action. It should last for at least 50 years and probably many more.

There are still many formalities we must complete before we can embark on the actual work of  organ transplant, but we are very hopeful that mid 2018 will see the new Porritt organ in place.

Once the project is up and running, we hope to involve supporters with activities such as a trip to the organ workshop, and a talk about church organs.

On behalf of Rev. Merry and the PCC, many thanks to all who have supported this aspect of the church’s future, and we shall keep you updated as the project becomes reality.

Read more on this from Matthew Lockyer

Gardens Weekend Draw Winners & A Thank you

visitors to willow cottage gardenThe prizes were drawn in the Memorial Hall at the end of the day on Monday 28th August.  Many thanks to those who purchased tickets, sold the tickets, donated the prizes and to the Rev’d Phillip Merry for drawing the prizes.

First Prize: Flying Lesson – Mrs Joyce Randall
Second Prize: £100 – Mrs Jenkins
Third Prize: Meal for 2 at The Pykkerell – Madeleine Beck
Fourth Prize: £20 voucher from Clarkes – Mr Page
Fifth Prize: £20 voucher from Rolfes – Mr M Gordon


Committee Chair, Robin Newall sends a thank you to everyone involved in the Gardens Weekend noting that once again, it was a great financial success. Final accounts have not yet been prepared but the event this year took over £20,000. There are still some bills to come in!

The committee have received quite a number of most encouraging comments from visitors, this letter perhaps says it all…

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Horticultural Show 2017 Results

Horticultural Show Saturday 12th August 2017

horticultural show officials discussing the outcome of the judgingThis year brought drought in May, a heatwave in June, and a torrential downpour just before, but despite this and several regular entrants being away, Walsham still put on a great Show with entry numbers higher than last year.  Very encouraging. 

The Committee would like to thank everyone who entered, those who came on the day to view the display and all who worked so hard to make it a success, setting up the Hall the day before, assisting the judges, baking such delicious cakes and serving the teas, and for donating the many generous raffle prizes.

The Committee were delighted to welcome Sue Wooster from the Bellflower Nursery in Langham to present the cups.  Next year will be 150 years since the first Walsham Horticultural Show so we are hoping to make it a special one. Continue reading “Horticultural Show 2017 Results”

Less than 100 days to Gardens Weekend

Image of old fashioned pink rose against glossy green foliage
Rosa ‘Albertine’

It won’t be long before the Walsham Open Gardens Weekend Committee members start knocking on doors to drum up support for the Bank Holiday Gardens Weekend.  Over 200 village residents will be marshalled to help out with a multitude of tasks that make the event the success it is.

It’s not only the garden owners who have to agree to open their gardens each year.  Road closures have to be arranged, rotas for car parking duties and serving food have to be drawn up, the making of sandwiches and cakes has to be agreed so that there are enough. Continue reading “Less than 100 days to Gardens Weekend”

Horticultural Show – 2016

photograph of white flower head, flushed pink, of Hydrangea paniculata 'vanille fraise'
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’

Thanks to everyone who made the afternoon such a success, the entrants, the judges, the visitors and the many people who donated raffle prizes.

Special thanks to Joan Freeborn and her team who provided the teas and helped in the kitchen, and to all those who made the delicious cakes.

We were delighted to welcome Diney Martineau, who was herself the Show Secretary for many years, to present the cups.

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