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BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. Next month our second Monday Movie is ‘Downton Abbey’ on 17 February, usual time of 2pm start, doors open at 1.30pm, cost for members £4.00, visitors £4.50.  Tea and cake included in the entry cost. The list for booking the Pancake Day lunch will be on the notice board from next week.  This takes place on Tuesday, 25 February with soup and pancakes on the menu. Cost is £3.50. Our next Bingo session will be on Wednesday, 19 February starting 2.30pm.  £2.00 members and £2.50 visitors who are always welcome. The list of monthly coach trips is in the Newsletter, the first on Monday, 2 March and will be to Woodlands Garden Centre, details on posters and flyers.  There are lots of outlets and a good restaurant.  £12.00 for members and £14.00 for non-members.  The booking list is now on the notice board inside the Club, or call Wendy on 413212. Our quarterly Newsletter is now ready for collection, look out for our program of monthly coach outings, Monday Movies and other news.  Please note that we have cancelled the film due on 20 July (The Personal History of David Copperfield), but will replace with ‘Military Wives’. New members are always welcome, contact Joyce on 414519, John of 415058, or Mike on 412204.  The annual cost is just £5.00.


LEICESTERSHIRE METAL DETECTING SOCIETY. On Thursday, 6 February at 7.15pm, The Leicestershire Metal Detecting society is meeting in Barrow Conservative Club function room, 14 North Street, Barrow. Please note that your membership renewal is due.


GET CRAFTY. Get Crafty at Barrow Community Library on Friday, 7 February from 1.30pm – 3pm. This is a weekly group for knitters, stitchers, crocheteers and other crafters of all ability levels. £1 donation suggested towards library funds. Refreshments available.


RHYME TIME. Rhyme time for 3’s and under at Barrow Community Library is on Friday, 7 February from 10.30am – 11am. £1 donation suggested. Refreshments available.


PSYCHIC EVENING. On the first Friday of every month, Spirit in the Sky offers a psychic evening at the Bishop Beveridge club. So on Friday, 7 February please come along from 7.30pm – 8.30pm, £5 pay on the door, all proceeds are donated to charity. For further information telephone Alana Black on 01509880535.


BARROW FOOTPATHS GROUP. Below are details for our next planned task. Please come along to join us if you are free. Tools, bags and gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you would prefer to. On Wednesday, 12 February at 10am, meet up at: The Moorings Pub
DATES OF FUTURE TASKS: Thursday, 27 February, Thursday, 12 March. Details can be found in the Events pages on the Barrow village website,


WEEKLY THURSDAY IT HELPDESK HOSTED BY THE BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB. The Bishop Beveridge Club continues to host the IT help desk each week at the Thursday Coffee Morning, from 9.45am – 11am.  Run by volunteers from the Community Library they seek to assist anyone with queries, relating to the internet, with your equipment, tablets, smart phones, laptops with the Club Wi-Fi. This is open to anyone.


READING FRIENDS – BOOK LOVERS. On Wednesday, 12 February from 7.30pm – 9pm, this new club for lovers of reading will meet in Barrow Community Library. This club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month.


WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. On Wednesday, 12 February Barrow WI is meeting at 7.30pm at the Conservative Club Function Room. There will be a talk by Glen Lewin [butcher] on sausage making, with audience participation.


BARROW GARDENING CLUB. Would you like to you have more plants in your garden without spending lots of money and have fun in the process?  If so, come along to the next Gardening Club meeting in the Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 19, when Michael Salotti will talk to us about propagation.  He is a lecturer at Brooksby College and regularly takes part in Radio Leicester's 'Down to Earth' programme.  He is planning to demonstrate seasonal propagation which will include various cuttings, seed sowing in pots/modules and grafting.  Not many years ago, everyone who had a garden propagated most of their own plants. Today, we tend to just nip down to the garden centre - which is a shame because most of our plants, perennials, shrubs or even trees can be propagated with ease.  With a certain amount of know-how, a degree of patience and little else, you can have fun filling your garden to overflowing.  The only danger is that you may become obsessed with propagation If Michael can find any plants for sale at the College to bring along with him, he will do so. Everybody is very welcome, visitors on the night just £3.00. 


DATE OF THE NEXT COMMUNITY LITTER PICKING EVENT: Sunday, 23 February - 09.30am start - meet Opposite Barrow Filling Station approx 09.15am. Post Pick Tea/Coffee and biscuits at Soar Bridge Inn after the event.


COACH OUTING TO WOODLANDS GARDEN CENTRE. The first monthly coach outing by The Bishop Beveridge Club will be on Monday, 2 March and will be to Woodlands Garden Centre, details on posters and flyers.  There are lots of outlets and a good restaurant.  £12.00 for members and £14.00 for non-members.  The booking list is now on the notice board inside the Club, or call Wendy on 413212.


50’S AND 60’S NIGHT WITH LOCAL BAND JUKE BOX LIVE. On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at St Gregory's Social Centre, Sileby 7.15pm for 7.30pm start till 11pm. Tickets cost £12 which includes a supper. Tickets can be bought from: Val Gillings - 413227 or Jim Fuller - 415226


THE BEAUTIFUL GAME. Football. Some love it, others loathe it, but we can’t deny that it is somehow present in all of our lives. A family show, this is one for all to enjoy. The important thing is, you don’t need to be a football fan to appreciate it. The Beautiful Game is a laugh-out-loud look at Britain’s undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match day rituals to ridiculous arm chair opinionating. It may even attempt to explain the offside rule. Packed with unforgettable goals, chant-a-long hits and full to the brim with nostalgia, this show will have you casting your mind back to fixtures gone by. Stories are expressed through the medium of physical theatre and are often accompanied by catchy tunes or pre-recorded anecdotes from die-hard fans. It is a show for the whole family; the fanatic, the impartial spectator and the football widow. Even if you don’t like football, The Beautiful Game will persuade you of its charms. It is performed by Next Door Dance, an all-female company based in Nottingham. They specialise in creating performances that are exciting and relevant to a wide range of audiences - especially those that might believe dance is not for them. This latest show celebrates the everyday; with their tongues firmly in their cheeks the mundane is turned upside down, resulting in witty and thought-provoking theatre which will leave you grinning from ear to ear. This performance is on Friday, 20 March Tickets will cost £11 (£12 on the door) or £5 for students in full time education (£6 on the door). They can be bought on line from by Paypal or card, from Barrow Flower Shop or on the door. Enquiries from 07718153117. Parking is excellent, there is good disabled access, there will be a simple bar and above all, this is professional theatre with none of the hassles. The show starts at 7.30pm.


COACH TRIP TO MALVERN FLOWER SHOW. On Friday, 8 May 2020, the coach will leave from the Three Crowns at 9am and return at 6.30pm approx. The cost is £42 which includes entrance and coach fare. Bookings and more information from E Yates, 11a Nottingham Road, Barrow upon Soar LE12 8HZ. Telephone 01509 423085. I have to pay for the tickets by Friday, 25 January and need 40 people to make the trip possible.









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Last Updated. 02-February-2020 By Jane