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.
Conductor: Simon Carrington – Yale Professor emeritus
Organist: David Hill – Conductor, London Bach Choir
For 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.
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.
The 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…
NOTICE OF HALL CLOSURE
PLEASE NOTE THE MEMORIAL VILLAGE HALL IS NOW CLOSED.
Work is already underway to the main hall – replacing windows, insulating and relining the walls and ceiling, fitting new, energy efficient heating and lighting systems, redecorating ready to hand back in the New Year.
This 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.
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”