Reading Matters in Bidford on Avon!

There was plenty of activity at Bidford Community Library recently thanks to a new donation from local independent supermarket Warner’s Budgens to help develop community activities and groups at the library. Over the last six months, customers at Warner’s Budgens in Bidford-upon-Avon have been supporting the library through the Warner’s Budgens Community Savings Scheme, and have raised almost £500 for …

Think of a brain…

By Christopher Spriggs of ‘Heads Up Now‘ Think of a brain. What does it look like? A deflated leather football perhaps, or a wrinkled bottom. It’s probably not our most attractive physical feature so thank goodness it’s tucked away inside our skull. It’s amazing what that ‘deflated football’ contains isn’t it? A quadrillion neural connections (that’s a one with 15 …

Four Alls in Welford-on-Avon Invites Locals to Remember, Remember the 3rd November with Charity Bonfire Night & Firework Display

Once again, the Avon-side Four Alls pub on Binton Bridge in Welford-on-Avon, will be hosting a Bonfire Night on Saturday 3rd November, together with a professional Fireworks Display which they hope will raise generous funds for local charity Parenting Project. The historic pub, which overlooks the River Avon, re-opened in June this year after a substantial redesign and restoration project. …

ARC Electrical are Back in Bidford (update: apprenticeship position now taken)

By Amy James, The Connection Magazine Since they were established in 2005, ARC Electrical has been providing Bidford on Avon and surrounding areas with first class electrical services. Paul Hopcraft, local Bidford resident and founder of the company, now has 20 years of experience in the trade after undertaking an apprenticeship straight from school at the age of 16. Now …

REVIEW: The Four Alls, Welford on Avon

By Amy James, The Connection Magazine Over the course of a year, I’ve visited The Four Alls at Welford-on-Avon a grand total of three times. On the first occasion, I wandered in to deliver some magazines to the then-manager, and I was overwhelmed by two aspects: firstly, the size of the building, which I’d noted from driving past numerous times …

Tarantara: A local choir unlike any other

Tarantara is a mixed choir that draws its members from around the Alcester area. They have been singing, to great acclaim and for countless charitable events, for over 15 years. Led by professional musical director Jonathan Hill, Tarantara concerts are renowned for their high entertainment value. The repertoire is always diverse with everything from musical theatre and pop hits from …