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Pancake Race 2017

Pancake Race 2017

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00

Dursley's annual Pancake Race is held on Shrove Tuesday each year. The race is traditionally held in Parsonage Street at 12 noon.

This year's race will be held on the 28th February 2017.

Depending on the number of runners who have entered, "heats" are held with the fastest runners qualifying for the grand final.

There is a £2 entry fee for runners and they are encouraged to collect sponsorship money. This year all the funds raised will go to the Vale Community Hospital League of Friends. The League of Friends are volunteers' who arrange a number of events over the year to support the inpatients and outpatients who attend Dursley's community hospital.

Please enter and support this fun event.

The Mayor of Dursley, Councillor Neil Grecian, will judge the competition. The Race Winner will receive a trophy. 2nd and 3rd placed entrants will get Pancake Race Medals (kindly donated by Classy Glass & Awards Ltd).

Runners can wear fancy dress! A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, will be awarded for the Best Fancy Dress Costume.

Entry forms explaining Race Terms and Conditions, are available from Dursley Town Council, Jacob's House, Castle Street and Daisy Belle Floral Design, Parsonage Street. You can also download a copy from www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Venue:
Parsonage Street
Contact:
Deputy Clerk (Leah Wellings)

Third Angel presents Partus

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:30

Partus is coming to PREMA Arts Centre, Uley on Friday, 3rd March!

Partus is a "funny and thought-provoking" play about childbirth, and the moment you go from pregnancy to parenthood. There'll be songs, real birth stories and water balloons. You can even take your babe-in-arms to a baby-friendly daytime performance. You'll be able to feed, move around when you need to and not worry about disturbing other audience members. They'll keep the lights a little brighter, and the sound levels a little lower to keep things comfortable.

Book tickets: http://bit.ly/2lyofVu

"Different women from different backgrounds all brought together on one night that would turn out to be a birthday they'd never forget. Partus is a story of love, fear, joy, resilience and bravery. If you've had a baby, thought about it, are planning to or know anyone who has, this is the show for you. "Funny and thought-provoking" The Stage."

Venue:
PREMA Arts Centre, Uley
Contact:
hello@prema.org.uk

Pop Up’ soft play session

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00

Event: 'Pop Up' soft play session.

Date: Thursday 23 February & Thursday 9 March 2017.

Doors open: 10am-2.30pm

Come along to the Chantry Centre and your little ones can have some fun...
Bouncy castle and a mixture of soft play equipment such as a small ball pit, soft shapes, animal rockers all on soft matting along with space hoppers and self-propelled Didicars to ride around the Lister Hall on!


Suitable for under 5s.
£3.50 per child.
Refreshments will also be available to buy.

Venue:
The Chantry Centre, Long Street
Contact:
info@chantrycentre.org

Dursley Farmers Market

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:30

Dursley Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month, except January and February. A good range of high quality and local produce is available from stalls manned by local producers.

Stalls include fresh farm meats, prize winning jams and preserves, country cheeses, small batch baked bread, free range eggs, home baked cakes, home made sweets and plants for all seasons.

The market runs from 8.30am to 1pm and teas, coffees and home made cakes are served in the Town Hall. If you are interested in running a stall, contact the market co-ordinator, Rosie Coates on 07721 727017 or dursleyfarmersmarket@talktalk.net.

Venue:
Market Place
Contact:
Rosie Coates on 07721 727017 or dursleyfarmersmarket@talktalk.net

Dursley and District Flower Arranging Society

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:45

Sally Taylor locally well known and area qualified flower arranger with a demonstration entitled Sallying Forth Again.

Venue:
Stinchcombe Village Hall
Contact:
Jill Holloway (jillandruss@talktalk.net)

Dursley & Cam Society

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:30

The next meeting of the Dursley & Cam Society will take place on Tuesday, 14th March in the Town Hall, Dursley at 7-30 p.m. The speaker, Mr John Loosley, will be giving an illustrated talk entitled "Allotments in Gloucestershire".

All are welcome to attend and the entrance fee, which includes refreshments, is £2 for members and £3 for non-members

Venue:
Town Hall
Contact:
01453 546244 (Barbara Grove)
Townsend Residents Association: Open Meeting

Townsend Residents Association: Open Meeting

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:00

Residents in the Townsend district of Dursley are invited to attend and contribute to this meeting. We are keen to hear the perspective of residents to any concerns or issues you might have about the locality. Local businesses will also be invited.

What would improve or enhance your experience of this locality?

What suggestions or contributions could you make to promote this end of town as a safe and comfortable environment for residents and visitors?

The meeting will be attended by District Councillors, Town Councillors and our Neighbourhood Warden who can tell us about what support is already available.

We are hopeful that sharing issues, ideas and suggestions will lead to a cleaner, safer and attractive environment for this historic gateway end of town.

It would be good to hear back about who can attend – the more the better!

Venue:
The Chantry Centre, Long Street, Dursley
Contact:
Jonathan Bird (jmbird@aol.com)
Garden Photography Workshop

Garden Photography Workshop

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:00

Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran of photography, join local photographer Jess Greenwood for tips on developing your creative eye in the garden. Camera phones welcome!

£35 per person (including refreshments)

Booking essential.

Call 01453810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk to book your place.

Venue:
Dr Jenner's House, Berkeley
Contact:
info@edwardjenner.co.uk
Blood, Sweat and Beer: Pubs in the Rural Community

Blood, Sweat and Beer: Pubs in the Rural Community

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:30

Wednesday 22nd March, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

As pubs continue to close at a rate of 21 a week, we welcome Pete Tiley, landlord of the award-winning pub The Salutation, and BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Pete Wilson to discuss the crucial role that pubs play in rural communities today.

Tickets: £5

Call 01453810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk to book tickets.

Venue:
Dr Jenner's House, Berkeley
Contact:
info@edwardjenner.co.uk
An Evening with Ray Parlour

An Evening with Ray Parlour

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:00

Cam Bulldogs Football Club present:

An evening with the "Romford Pele" - Ray Parlour plus special guest Comedian.

Tickets £40 each or £350 for a table of ten.

Meal Included

Venue:
Lister Hall, Chantry Centre, Long Street
Contact:
Russ 07500 709222
Community Defibrillator Seminar

Community Defibrillator Seminar

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:00

We have arranged for the Community HeartBeat Trust to run a Community Defibrillator Seminar.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 at 11am in the Dursley Methodist Church Meeting Room.

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in the old telephone kiosk in Castle Street, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Everyone is welcome, and no special skills are required, just a willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.

To book a place please contact the Council office on 01453 547758 or email: admin@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Venue:
Methodist Church, Castle Street
Contact:
Town Clerk
The Oriana Singers with the Severn Strings Orchestra

The Oriana Singers with the Severn Strings Orchestra

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:30

The Oriana Singers with the Severn Strings orchestra are performing Handel's Messiah in St James the Great Church, Dursley.

This promises to be an evening of glorious music.

George Frederick Handel's Messiah was composed in 1741 and first performed in Dublin in 1742.

It has become increasingly popular as a choral masterpiece.

Details of this performance:

Oriana Singers conducted by David Moss; The Severn Strings orchestra with Justine Tomlinson.

Soloists:

Gillian Wells, Olivia Gomez, Sam Jenkins and David Childs.

Tickets £12 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/oriana-singers and Durcan's, Parsonage Street, Dursley or on the door.

Venue:
St James Church, Dursley
Contact:
oriana.singers@gmail.com