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Every Wednesday (during term time) 9.30 am-11.00 am Atherington Acorns
Tuesday 24th October 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Coffee Morning & Pumpkin Carving
Cake stall, children’s games, refreshments and £2 pumpkin carving. Don’t forget to reserve a pumpkin before Sunday 22nd October!
What you may have missed:
Friday 13th October Brubeck at Beaford
The Devon-based Neil Maya Quartet, made up of some of the South Wests finest musicians, entertained with the cool sounds of one of the worlds greatest jazz groups ever to exist – the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Music on a Summers Evening 13th August 2017
With 8 piece party band Majestic Blue Families, neighbours and friends gathered enjoying the event. The Playing Field was a great venue for the dancing and musical entertainment within the beautiful North Devon countryside. Thank you Majestic Blue for a fantastic gig.
July and August 2017
The three open mornings held at The Pavilion Atherington over the Summer Holidays proved popular. The volunteers planned a range of fun and interactive play that varied each week. The aim is not to make profit but to welcome the community and allow the space to be used in all weathers as a meeting point for adults and a playtime for the children.
We took part in the ‘get devon buzzing’ competition building our own bug hotel, encouraging the children to care for the insects in the environment around them. The hotel is a manmade structure created to provide shelter for insects. It has several different layers that provide insects with nesting facilities – particularly during winter, offering shelter or refuge for many types of insects. The bug hotel is sited on the Community garden area of the field, follow the newly laid stepping stones and you will pass the ‘hotel’!
Thanks to NWF for kindly donating a few pallets allowing us to build the hotel.
Atherington Fete 2017
Oh what a perfect day… Beautiful weather, metres of bunting, cute alpaca’s, smiley volunteers and pots of clotted cream!! Many thanks to Higher Beings- stilt walkers, Torrington Silver Band, Volunteers and Stall holders. With a very long list of volunteers and those happy to sponsor the event, its too many people to name but we thank you all. Volunteers worked during the week and over the weekend to ensure an afternoon of fun took place. Many were egg-cited as the suspense mounted for this years egg throwing competition. Congratulations to David and Mike the winners of this years Egg throwing Competition! Egg-cellent fun.
Congratulations to Martin with Joe his four legged friend who won Overall Champion in this years Dog show. Thanks to Andrew for judging and sponsorship from NWF, J. Pickards & Co, So Country, Webbers Estate Agents, Claire Large Rosettes and Daisy Park making the event possible.
On Saturday 27th April Pentabus performed “As The Crow Flies”. Based on a true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded crow, the play featured live music, original songs, witty drama – and a crow called Alfie. A heart-warming story of friendship, healing and kindness from Hattie Naylor, Olivier Award nominee and adapter of Radio 4’s The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
Two actors performed Beth and Alfie’s unusual story, accompanied by live music composed especially for this play by Dom Coyote. A funny, moving and timeless story of our endless fascination with birds – especially clever, tricksy, knowing birds like Alfie.
Friday 3rd February. Fine Chisel performed ‘Beneath the Blizzard’. The fast paced story telling and live music at the Pavilion was well received. All ages enjoyed, the children particularly delighted in the performance. The Playing Field Committee continue to work in partnership with Beaford Arts providing entertainment for our community.