The first load of teddies are washed and drying ready for the Teddy Tombola in the Bowling Club on Festival day! Come along with your ‘Wonka Winks’ and have a go at winning one!!! Beth Hardman is selling £4 bags of Wonka Winks in the Heptonstall school playground in advance of the festival for the bargain price of £2.50. The Winks can be spent in the bowling club on Festival Day, to take away the problem of giving children money.
A family picnic is to be held on Popples Common to help find out local people’s views on the future of the Slack Baptist Chapel. The Big Picnic will take place from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, 12 July. Bring your own food and blanket, find out more about ideas for the future of the building, and share your own thoughts.
The chapel was sold by the Baptists several years ago and is currently owned by an evangelical Christian group, however services have had to be moved because of problems renovating the building. Suggestions to use it as a halfway house for those recovering from drug abuse were dropped after objections from local residents. Could the chapel become a community centre, or could there be other uses for the building? All are welcome to this picnic to talk and find out more.
Make sure your children are in Weaver’s Square in time for what promises to be the best entertainment at the festival this year.
Frolicked is an outdoor puppet theatre company. They create intimate and magical experiences for all kinds of unusual spaces and places. Their engaging, interactive performances include a host of memorable and beautifully designed puppet characters.
Don’t miss it!
Can anyone please donate old jam jars, ice-cream tubs or any unwanted soft toys or teddies for game stalls in the Bowling Club at the Heptonstall Festival? If so, please could you drop off to the reception of Heptonstall School or give me a call Beth Hardman to organise collection 07796 265027
The 200th anniversary of Blackshaw Head Methodist Chapel will be celebrated on Sunday 14 June, and all are welcome to attend.
There will be an informal service at 4.30pm for all the family, followed by refreshments and a chance to look at a display of old photographs.
The chapel was originally built on the site of a bull baiting ring, and is in a classic Georgian style. A Sunday School wing was added in 1838, and within five years had 240 scholars and 66 teachers. It is still well used by community groups.
For more information, RSVP Roger on 01422 844214, or email email@example.com or visit www.blackshawhead-chapel.net