Maiden Newton Village | RSS Feeds | Maiden Newton, Dorset: Local Surrounding Area News (c) 2017 | http://www.maidennewton.info http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Maiden+Newton%2C+Dorset%3A+Local+Surrounding+Area+News Recent Posts about Maiden Newton en alacrify simple cms (c) 2009 - 2010 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:07:50 1 Devil's Chair Concert Corscombe Court Corscombe Dorset DT2 0NS 17th June 2017 5.30 - 11pm www.corscombe-fest.org corscombefest@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/CorscombeFest/ Following the Devil's Chair concerts success in 2016 its back again on the evening of 17th June 2017. This time we have four great local bands to listen to over five hours, real ale from the bar (plus food from our barbecue and hot roast). The music starts at 5.30pm John de Barra - is a high energy one man rock machine. Kash Folding - a three piece Corscombe based band with a superb drummer The Spirit of Ziggy Stardust Show; featuring Phil Murray's Diamond Dogz. If you love Bowie you will love this show from one of the top Bowie tribute bands. Microlight - a young and highly talented indie rock band based in Yeovil, Somerset. mixture of classic modern cover tracks mixed in with some classic oldies and a few of their own. Playing a wide range of artists from Arctic Monkey, Coldplay, Kings of Lean, Oasis and the Stones. Tickets are on sale at only GBP6.95 at www.corscombe-fest.org or you can buy them at GBP10 at the gate. Why the Devils Chair? Well Corscombe has its own standing stones, the largest one is known locally as the Devil's chair. http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Local+Surrounding+Area+News/118 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Corscombe Festival 2017 The Corscombe Fest - A superb family day out 17th June 2017 1-5pm Corscombe Fest Corscombe Court Corscombe Dorset DT2 0NS www.corscombe-fest.org corscombefest@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/CorscombeFest/ A superb family day out, the very best in the area. The Fest is a lovely traditional event, with something for everyone, including great stalls including selling local Dorset food. Give your young kids a great day of fun in our kid's area that includes a massive bouncy castle and assault course. See the great collection of Classic cars on display for the day and watch the Yeovil Ukulele group, No Mean Feet Appalachian dancers and the Enigma Morris Dancers perform. The dogs show is always a good place to start the day. Have a POMMS on the lawn, a pint of real ale, a hog roast or a tea and a cake, visit the local food stalls and buy some local produce. Corscombe is a beautiful unspoilt West Dorset village, just 4 miles from Beaminster, 9 Miles from Yeovil, and 7 miles from Crewkerne. The Fest kicks off at 1pm and runs until 5pm. Tickets are available on the gate at only GBP2 each so bring the family, there is amply free parking. Remember that the event continues in the evening as well with the Devil's Chair Rock concert, with tickets on sale separately now from the website www.corscombe-fest.org. http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Local+Surrounding+Area+News/117 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT GRAVE TALK??? The Church of England's answer to Death Cafes A safe space to talk about death, dying and funerals Have you always wanted to talk about DEATH but were TOO AFRAID to ask? Then GRAVE TALK is the answer. Worried about the legalities, or what needs to be done after someone has died? Want to bring the topic of death right out into the open? Come and explore this essential but taboo subject over a cup of tea and yummy cakes in a relaxed atmosphere……...... THROW OUT ALL THOSE NIGGLING WORRIES ABOUT DEATH! THEN SIT BACK, HAVE ANOTHER CUPPA AND TOAST LIFE! Tuesday 17th January 2017 from 2.15pm until 4.15pm, at Webbers Piece, MAIDEN NEWTON Also Thursday 26th January 2017 from 7.15pm until 9pm at Cafe 64, MAIDEN NEWTON coffee or tea and cakes on tap! RSVP (for numbers) to 01300 320671, or email nicolabutler48@yahoo.com http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Local+Surrounding+Area+News/114 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Download Poster http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Local+Surrounding+Area+News/111 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT 'A Dog Called Hope' - Evening with Author Damien Lewis at Stratton Join author for book launch of 'A Dog Called Hope' and help transform lives Prestigious author Damien Lewis invites you to celebrate his new novel 'A Dog Called Hope' at a book launch - and is supporting two charities in the process. The ticketed event will take place at Stratton Village Hall, in Stratton, Dorchester, on Thursday 26 May from 7pm. Damien, the number one selling author of The Nazi Hunters and Zero Six Bravo, will give a talk about the book, where he gets his inspiration from and will be signing copies of the book at the evening reception. 'A Dog Called Hope' is an inspiring read about how assistance dog Napal enabled American Special Operations soldier Jason Morgan to rebuild his life, reconnect with his family and to find true peace against the odds. Jason was left paralysed by an anti-narcotics mission that went badly wrong, his wife left him and overnight he became a paraplegic father with three young boys to raise. He had lost the two things which defined him: his military service, plus his family and marriage. Battling depression and wheelchair-bound, Jason heard about the American not-for-profit organisation Canine Companions for Independence, and made the life-changing decision to get one of their service dogs for wounded veterans. All proceeds from the inspiring evening will go towards helping two charities; Canine Partners, which provides assistance dogs for service personnel and civilians with physical disabilities, and Bravehound, which provides training and dogs to support veterans. Former Royal Artillery soldier Jonathon Giemza-Pipe will give a talk during the evening about how his life has changed since being matched with canine partner Toby in July 2014. Jonathon has a spinal injury and says Canine Partners has transformed his life. Toby has helped his family discover what it is like to laugh again and has enabled him to lead a more independent life. Father-of-three Jonathon explained: 'Toby's given me the confidence to get out more and enjoy life. Just the other day I was at Waterloo station in London and I dropped my ticket. I couldn't pick it up and people just walked on by, but Toby instinctively picked it up and gave it to me. It is the same if I drop a pen, he picks it up... anything really. Small things can make a big difference.' The book 'A Dog Called Hope', which has so far reached number 12 in the UK Bestsellers Book Chart, is in development with LA-based Safran Films (The Choice, The Conjuring) with screenplay by Richard LaGravenese (The Horse Whisperer) and agented by Luke Speed (Curtis Brown). Tickets to the launch evening are GBP10 for an adult, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles, and GBP5 for a child under 16. To purchase a ticket and secure a place contact Paul Sherratt by email sherratt431@aol.com or by calling 01305 269266. For further press information contact Laura Molyneaux, P:01730 716052, E: lauram@caninepartners.org.uk Canine Partners, Mill Lane, Heyshott, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0ED T 08456 580480 F 08456 580481 E info@caninepartners.org.uk Visit Canine Partners' Web site at www.caninepartners.org.uk Registered charity number 803680 Registered in Scotland SCO39050 http://www.maidennewton.info/feature/Local+Surrounding+Area+News/109 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT