If you’re looking for something to entertain you before the spring market, there are a few events in the village you may be interested in if you live locally.
First, on Saturday 21 February, 7.30 p.m. in St Nicholas Church, Piddington, there’ll be a concert performed by Sandy Mackenzie and Friends – a group of local musicians playing a variety of instruments in what promises to be an entertaining evening. Last year, a highlight was a rendition of ‘Mud, Glorious Mud’, with full audience participation, so it’ll be intriguing to see what they give us this year! Phone nos for tickets: 01844 239343; 01869 320950; 01844 237688.
The following week, on Friday 27 February, the village hall is once again transforming itself into a pop-up pub for the night, with a choice of real ale from local craft breweries and some oriental nibbles in honour of Chinese New Year. There’ll be a few surprises too, apparently, so if you feel like popping round to the local, make a note of the date. By Saturday, the pub will have disappeared again.
A new craft club has started in the village. Meetings will be on the first Tuesday of each month between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, and the next one is on Tuesday 3 March. For further information call 07771 880017.
And finally, Piddington villagers are invited to attend the launch of Piddington’s Community-Led Plan at the village hall on Friday 20 March, 6.30 for a 7pm start. We’re being asked to come and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments and talk about the things that matter to us with other villagers – which doesn’t sound too much of a hardship. Pantry People do like a glass of something and a natter, after all.
See you around, I expect!