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Brackley online Post, 15 February 2019

This week’s headlines include:

  • Telling the story of a most remarkable man
  • Convincing play-off win for Saints
  • Village cinemas book top films

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Telling the story of a most remarkable man

All you need to know is here – book now!
Tull 100 – A Play About a True British Hero

“Just amazing … everyone should watch it … inspirational and life enhancing … challenging and thought provoking.”

“A triumph of excellent directing, profound acting, imaginative use of movement, seamless stage management/sets/costumes and great scripting .”

“An incredible show – informative and fun yet stirring and emotional.”

“A privilege to have seen this mesmerising production created by a very talented group of people. The performances by all the cast were excellent and the audience became totally involved as the tragic events and the sheer futility of the war unfolded. It deserves to be performed over and over again.”

“Phenomenal performance. So much talent in this theatre group. This production needs to be shared around the country.”

“Really up there as one of the best shows I have ever seen.”

“ A life lesson for all age groups and certainly to be promoted and encouraged at schools.”

Walter Tull, who currently is featured on stamps and was one of Danny Boyle’s sand sculptures, gave his life 100 years ago on the Somme having become the first black officer in the British Army in the British Expeditionary Force during WW1 – at a time when it was illegal for such a thing to happen.  Walter Tull was an extraordinary young man, the son of an immigrant from Barbados, born of mixed heritage at the turn of the 20th century, an orphan at the age of eight and the first outfield black footballer before enlisting at the outbreak of war.  These remarkable circumstances culminating in Walter giving his life on the Somme in March 1918 are poignantly explored in ‘Tull 100’ the debut production by Now & Then Theatre.

Tull 100 is devised physical theatre, investigating the issues of racism and war through the life of Walter Tull.  Sadly, these issues are still with us today.

Tull 100 Director Martin Boileau explained why he got involved “As a Northampton Town fan I was well aware of Walter Tull’s life and the impact it could have if told to a wider audience. Being a retired drama teacher I knew that live theatre would tell the story in an educational and entertaining way.”

Following three sell-out performances at The Radcliffe Centre in Buckingham, Tull 100 is now to be performed in Walter Tull’s spiritual home, Northampton, with a performance at the 400-seat Cripps Theatre.
Tickets for Tull 100 are £12 or £6 (concessions) and are available online https://www.nowandthentheatre.com/book/

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Brackley European Association – fund-raising games

We are a lively and friendly group who keep alive the town’s twinning activities with Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, an outer suburb of Paris and Montabaur, a small medieval town just 20 km from Koblenz in Germany. We are holding a fundraising event in the Old Fire Station on Thursday 28 February at 8pm and everyone is very welcome to join us. It will be an old-fashioned games evening with prizes for the winners! A fish and chip supper will be served, so do come and chance your luck and exercise your strategy skills. Tickets a snip at £9 a head. To book your place, please call Anita on 01295 712388 by 22 February.

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The Life and Times of a Garden Centre

The next meeting of Evenley Gardening Society is on Tuesday, 19 February at 8pm in Evenley Village Hall. The speaker is Dale Coleman and his subject is “The life and times at Podington Garden Centre”, with a a Q&A session. Non-members are always welcome – £3 admission.

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Cinema makes a date with Ebbing Missouri

On Friday 15 February, 8pm, Croughton Cinema will be showing Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (15), starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a licensed bar for pre-film drinks! Admission: CFC Members £3, non-members £5, under-16s £3.
Please note that the remaining dates for the current season are:- 8 March, 5 April and 26 April – please make a note in your diaries!

Village film night takes you to the moon

The next film night in Culworth is on Friday 8 March (Doors open 7pm) when the film will be First Man (12A) – a glimpse into the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. As this is a Fish & Chips supper night it is essential to book by the end of Tuesday 5 March. Fish & Chips supper and film, £11; film only, £5. To book, call June on 01295 768184 or Julie 760855, or email jules.tinn@gmail.com.Bring your own liquid refreshment and glass.
A plea – if you have booked to come to a film night with supper and cannot for some reason make it, do please let us know, even at the last minute. There are often people who would like to come and have had to be turned away through being fully booked.

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 Get your party balloons delivered FREE!

Reds new balloon delivery service has started to rollout and they are offering free delivery and special prices on two Valentines displays which can be ordered online at www.partywithreds.co.uk/product-category/valentine/
Free delivery is currently available to Brackley only

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Brackley’s Dogs Allowed gets a radio boost

Boosting footfall and helping dog owners in Brackley’s High Street was promoted when Dogs Allowed was featured on the Stuart Linnell show on Radio Northampton. Town businesses want to make life easier for visitors who have dogs. Look out for the Dogs Allowed stickers appearing in Brackley shops, cafes and pubs. If you have a dog, own a business, or know someone who does, then there is more information here https://www.dogsallowed.info/. The scheme also caters for businesses that cannot or prefer not to allow dogs with a “Sorry, Dogs Not Allowed” sticker which nevertheless makes it clear that assistance dogs are allowed.

While we’re on the topic of dogs – help yours to be well-behaved

Whether you are a new owner or someone who just wants to improve their pet’s behaviour, Brackley and Buckingham Dog Training Club will welcome you. See the details alongside.

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Home repairs offer to those on low incomes

If you are on a low income you might be eligible for free home repairs and adaptations. You are eligible if you are on a low income and one or more of the following criteria applies to you:

  • Suffer from a long term chronic illness or physical disability
  • Are in need of essential repairs or small adaptations to allow you to return home from hospital
  • Over 65 years of age
  • You are at risk of injury or illness without minor repairs or safety measures

South Northamptonshire Council through Care & Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd are offering a free home repairs service and we can undertake works including:

  • Home security
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Replacement boilers
  • Gas safety
  • Electrics/plumbing
  • Fitting of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Minor adaptions where urgent

If you are a private tenant, you may be eligible for works that are not the landlord’s responsibility.  Contact Care and Repair (Northamptonshire Ltd), 01604 782250, or email
office@careandrepairnorthamptonshire.org.uk
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Brackley Morris offer open invitation to ‘have a go’

If you saw Brackley Morris during their Boxing Day events, you might have thought: “I wouldn’t mind having a go at that…” Well, you can. Open taster evenings are being held in January, February and March. So if you’ve ever fancied feeling a bit of rhythm, bashing a few sticks, working up a sweat, and then quenching your thirst with a pint, why not go along to one of their practice evenings and try it for yourself? It’s a great time of year to start because, with few outings until May, these evenings are always relaxed. Why not bring a friend too! They meet at 8pm on Thursday evenings at the CofE Junior School, Manor Road, Brackley. Feel free to join them, though it’s always best to call first as the school is occasionally closed. Stephen Ferneyhough 07764 799947; E-mail: brackleymorris@gmail.com. More details on the website: http://www.thebrackleymorrismen.org.uk.

Midweek disappointment for Saints

Chorley 2 – 0 Brackley Town
It was again a tale of what might have been away at Chorley on Tuesday evening. Twice in the first half the post denied Brackley a first-half lead and then the Saints were dealt a killer blow with Chorley grabbing a goal in each half, somewhat against the run of play.

The first half started well with Matt Lowe seeing his shot pushed on to the bar by Urwin in the Chorley goal on nine minutes – Lowe again causing problems down the right flank. Shane Byrne was then also foiled by the Magpies’ keeper as he headed against the post from a corner, Urwin again getting a vital touch. A third clear chance was to fall for the Saints before the half hour when a Lowe header was cleared off the line.

With their first shot on target, Chorley took the lead when Carver found himself in the right place to tap home and put Chorley 1-0 up at half time. Chorley then had something to hold on to and managed the match and in the 64th minute were awarded a penalty after Wilson was fouled. Blakeman scored the resulting penalty to make it 2-0. Although Lowe again went close with a quarter of an hour left with a cross shot, Brackley could not find a way past the Chorley back line and suffered their first loss in the league in 2019.
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, (Nti), Walker, Byrne, Hall, Dean, Lowe, Armson, (Fairlamb), Ndlovu, Baker, Walker, Subs unused: Sterling-James, Jeffers, Murombedzi.
Referee: Ben Speedie.
Attendance 790.

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Convincing play-off victory for Saints

Brackley Town 3 – 1 AFC Telford United
Brackley maintained their place in the play-offs with an assured performance against AFC Telford United. In blustery conditions the Saints set their stall out from the off with Matt Lowe and Carl Baker causing problems throughout the opening 15 minutes down the left and right. It was Lowe who had the first real opening as his shot on the run went just wide of the far post. The first goal was not long in coming and on 23 minutes Lowe got to the by-line before squaring the ball for Jimmy Armson to tap home.

Lowe then had another chance, seeing his goal-bound shot deflected away before he again got free down the right crossing for Lee Ndlovu who grabbed Brackley’s second and his 17th goal in all competitions. Carl Baker then got Brackley’s third of the afternoon as he rounded Bursic before firing home for his third since joining in January. Straight from the kick off Telford’s Udoh reduced the deficit, the ball landing at his feet to stroke home.

The second half did not produce any further goals, although Brackley created the better of the chances with Connor Hall’s volley well saved by Bursic and Matt Lowe seeing his chipped shot saved when through one on one, denying him the goal his performance deserved. However, Brackley will be more than pleased at beating a play-off rival and continuing their recent good form.
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, G. Walker, Byrne, Hall, Dean, Lowe, Armson, Ndlovu, Baker, A. Walker. Subs unused: Sterling-James, Jackson, Jeffers.
Referee: Lewis Smith
Attendance: 601

 

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Regular events in Brackley

Third Saturday of each month, 4pm to 6pm: St Peter’s Church, Brackley: MESSY CHURCH – A two-hour session of Bible story, craft activities, informal worship and light meal for the whole family. Details of this and lots of other activities on the St Peter’s Church website.

The drop-in hearing-aid clinic service has resumed its visits to Brackley Library. The next clinic is on Wednesday 20 February from 10.30am to midday. Please make sure you have your NHS Hearing Aid Record Book with you when attending.
To see the full calendar for this year, Click Here.

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Every Monday and Thursday, 2-4pm: Knit and Natter.
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club.
Every Thursday 3.30-4.30: Craft Club with Sue.

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Friday 15 February, 8pm: Croughton Cinema will be showing Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (15), starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a licensed bar for pre-film drinks! Admission: CFC Members £3, non-members £5, under-16s £3.
Please note that the remaining dates for the current season are:- 8 March, 5 April and 26 April – please make a note in your diaries!

Sunday 17 February, 2pm: Lempen Puppet Theatre presents The Amazing Thing at  Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. Storyteller Peter Grimm opens the box to find a ‘Thing’ that takes him on an unusual journey, weaving its way through a medley of well-known tales by the Brother’s Grimm, to finally unlock his imagination and free his stories. Lempen Puppet Theatre returns with puppets, acting and live music. Join us for fun, inspiration and afternoon delight for all the family.Running time: 55 min. Age rating: Families.

Thursday 21 February, 7.30pm: Brackley Inbetweeners Group at St Peter’s Church Hall, Old Town, Brackley. Sarah ‘Olive Tree’ Stamp with ‘’A brief introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine including a talk and demonstration of acupuncture, cupping and Gua Sha.” For more information, email Catherine, brackleyinbetweenersgroup@gmail.com.

Wednesday 27 February, 8pm: Vocal Concert at Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. This year’s concert promises to be as memorable an event as ever. There will be a variety of vocal music, from the Renaissance through to the 21st century, representing both sacred and secular song repertoire in a variety of languages. Stowe School has a team of five highly experienced singing teachers offering tuition from beginner to advanced levels. Between us, we have performed in radio and television broadcasts, session singing, the West End, opera houses and recitals at major venues throughout the world. Running time: 1 hr. To confirm your attendance please email thearts@stowe.co.uk or call 01280 818012.

Friday 8 March (Doors open 7pm): Film night in Culworth features First Man (12A) – a glimpse into the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. As this is a Fish & Chips supper night it is essential to book by the end of Tuesday 5 March. Fish & Chips supper and film, £11; film only, £5. To book, call June on 01295 768184 or Julie 760855, or email jules.tinn@gmail.com.Bring your own liquid refreshment and glass.
A plea – if you have booked to come to a film night with supper and cannot for some reason make it, do please let us know, even at the last minute. There are often people who would like to come butand have had to be turned away through being fully booked.

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