What drama group don’t have horrors putting their productions together, Lynda Snell in The Archers never has an easy ride, our plays and pantomimes don’t happen without the odd hitch along the way; The Farnndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society has it worse than most though with their Murder Mystery play. In their case if it can go wrong it will.
The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten and the sound effects take a strange note at times (if they can be bothered to appear at all). The cast present their ambitious evening of entertainment with a cunning whodunit “Murder at Checkmate Manor”. Just in case the audience should get bored there is a film, a fashion show and a murder mystery quiz (complete with prize of course).
The suspense continues to the end and the Chairman is going to keep it going until that curtain falls.
If you managed to see either Peter Pan That Goes Wrong over Christmas on television or have been lucky enough to see The Play That Goes Wrong in London or recently on tour then this production is something you are going to love.
If you wish to get involved backstage, with set building or technical (lights and sounds effects) please call Kirstie Blair on 01666 840096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will go on sale on 16th March from the Post Office – £6.50 Child/Concession & £8.00 Adult including refreshments. We look forward to your continued support, remember SDG is not just for Panto.
The Sherston Boules Day competition will take place on Saturday 15th July 2017.
Registration for the Boules competition opens on 14th February only until Easter Monday 17th April as we would like to make the draw and let applicants know if they’ve been successful, by 30th April.
If possible please register Online through www.sherston.net as this reduces – both the processing time and the possibility of errors. Paper application forms will also be available in Sherston Post Office, or download a .pdf copy here.
The cost per team will be £25, payable if you’re successfully drawn: unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a Reserve List. Most of the 128 places will be reserved for local teams, whose captain resides within the five Parishes of Sherston, Alderton, Luckington, Foxley and Easton Grey.
Sponsors who purchase advertising space on one of the pitch ‘toblerones’ will automatically receive one team place, with the remaining places allocated to visiting teams.
If you or a group off friends would like to help please contact James Pyle email@example.com who is chairman of the Boules and Carnival Committee for this year. Remember that profits from the event are distributed to local groups and good causes, so the more you contribute the more your group is likely to benefit.
Let’s have a great day again in 2017!
Boules Competition Organiser
Sherston Drama Group presents Camelot the Panto.
Performances from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 October in Sherston Village Hall,
at 7.30 pm with a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm.
Tickets (£6.50 / £8.00 including refreshments) on sale from Sherston Post Office Stores or from the Box Office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 840092 (evenings).
The 30th Annual Sherston Boules Festival was once again a fantastic success, well supported and attended by hundreds of people. Principally spread over 5 days but the main event taking place on on Saturday 16th July. We were blessed with perfect weather for the 400 players to enjoy the biggest one day boules event in the UK. The day was beautifully organised by a dedicated Committee following a format that has been tried and tested for many years. Sherston is indeed a unique village and the event is geared towards raising thousands of pounds for local groups and is brilliantly supported by the residents running everything from a cricket match, skittles competition, logistics, and children’s entertainment to bars, teas and refreshments.
Saturday began with a very moving start to the day. To show our respect for the terror that happened in Nice last week, our French teams visiting from Gien, Malmesbury’s twin town, suggested and joined us in a petanque players “alternative” to a minute’s silence. The tournament follows a knock-out format however this year the plate competition was resurrected in memory of our founder members Hugh Thompson-Glover and Colin Owen who both sadly passed away this year. Following ten hours of play and seven rounds, the victorious team from Wales (the Piste Artistes captained by Neil Dobbins) lifted the cup around 7pm having beaten both the French teams by the quarter finals. The runners up were a local team, the Bouledogs from Minety and made the Welsh work for their title! The highest placed local team was the Sprout Pickers captained by newly married Andrew Hibbard, just back from his honeymoon in time to help us lay the pitches too! The Junior Boules was very well supported and won by The Beach Boys (Will Wright, Louie Gascoigne and Oliver Leonard) whilst winners of the hotly contested Colts was The Three Amigos (William Pritchett, William Hulme and Luke Tappin).
Sunday was a huge success with the Vine Tree Inn reclaiming the trophy for the tug of war whilst the children enjoyed their annual tug of war too along with egg throwing and welly wanging competitions, ably assisted by Malmesbury Young Farmers and Sherston’s 1016 charity. In the afternoon the annual duck race was won by Henry O’Brien from Tetbury and the day was rounded off nicely with tea and cakes and the beautiful Mill Cottage provided by Caroline and Phil Moore and the Church Ladies. The Rev Susan Harvey closed the proceedings with a service in the evening.
James Pyle, Chairman, said “The residents of Sherston are amazing and I need to thank so many; they should be very proud of themselves for putting on, supporting and running this event. Sherston is a hugely social village and this event is one of many that takes place each year making Sherston so unique.”
It’s finally occurred..!! We are pleased to announce that the Carps has been taken over today and is to re-open again once the refurbishment has been completed.
Peter Brock, who is well known in the village, and who also used to run the pub before in the 1990’s, has taken it over and will finish the works that are needed.
His plans for running the pub certainly seemed to us to be the best to ensure the continued presence of a second pub in the village, and we are sure the entire village will support him in this exciting new venture.
If you have any queries or questions you can contact Peter on 01666 841017 or 07912777647
Chris & Jo Brant