This week’s headlines include:
• Grab yourself an evening of good food and fine music
• Folklaw are coming to Brackley as part of their “SELL OUT” tour
• Convincing win puts Saints in next round of FA Cup
• Hard work pays dividends for Brackley rugby team
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An evening of fine food and good music
Join us on Saturday 14 October for an evening of local live entertainment. The evening will consist of music and song accompanied by a tasty bistro supper made by the Hummingbirds team (the food not the music!). Tickets cost £20 a person and must be purchased in advance as places are limited. Tickets are available from Hummingbirds Bistro – either pop in or call 01280 700797.
Sunday night Folklaw are coming to Brackley as part of their “SELL OUT” tour. It is the only place you will get to see them on this current tour as all other venues have sold out! Described as “Stylish Passionate Folk Rock” by Radio 2, FolkLaw’s music will get your feet tapping and your mind thinking. Inspired by 10 years on the road in Europe and North America, FolkLaw’s songs are a real commentary on life, with earthy lyrics and vocals accompanied by Celtic fiddle and distinctive vocal harmonies. Described as “Show of Hands with a new wave ethic” (fRoots) and winning friends and fans wherever they go, FolkLaw have forged a unique blend of energised entertaining UK folk-rock. Doors open 7:30 pm Tickets might be available on the door £8 each (Members concessions). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book yours in advance.
Brackley Country Market moves to Manor Road library
From Saturday 7 October the Country Market will be at the library from 10am till 12ish. Market manager Diane Elizabeth Jones writes on the market’s Facebook page: “We hope to be there until the Town Hall reopens but when that will be we really don’t know. If for any reason you can’t make a Saturday morning, please order and we will deliver, as you are all precious to us. Thank you.”
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Open invitation to get a taste of morris dancing at school
The Brackley Morris Men are holding a series of open tasters on Thursday evenings 12 and 19 October. They’ll be at 8.15pm in the school hall at Brackley CofE Junior School, Manor Road, NN13 6EE. So if you fancy a bit of rhythm, bashing a few sticks, and working up a sweat, why not give it a go? Our main desire is, of course,to attract younger men as this is how we keep our 400-year-old tradition thriving. But these tasters are open to anyone who’d like to have a go. More details from Stephen on 07764 799947, or check out the website – www.thebrackleymorrismen.org.uk
Raising the roof… to help keep the roof on the church
The next Evenley Arts event is on Saturday 14 October. It is a concert in aid of St George’s Church, Evenley, which – in common with many churches – needs constant and rather expensive maintenance. Money is currently being raised to repair the roof – but don’t be alarmed, it is not in danger of collapse! The concert will be performed by Polymnia, a 22-voice chamber choir based in Milton Keynes that has toured abroad as well as performing in this country. It promises to be a wonderful evening. Canapes will be served (free) at the interval and there will be a donation bar with wine and soft drinks. The tickets are just £10 from Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email email@example.com
Rheingans Sisters lead season’s final concert
The final Marston Concert of the 2017 season takes place on Saturday 7 October at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm) in Marston St. Lawrence Church (OX17 2DA). Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Mary Atkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/marstonconcerts (plus £1.35 booking fee). There is a licensed bar plus parking.
New group invites ladies to join them for story of town’s gowth
Brackley Inbetweeners Group are a new group and aim to meet on the third Thursday of most months at St Peter’s church extension in Brackley from 7.30pm. Our next meeting is on Thursday 19 October when we will be having a talk from Caryl Billingham MBE , former Mayor of Brackley , about the growth of Brackley in recent times. If you’d like to come along – or for more information – please email email@example.com
WI tabletop sale to help threatened hedgehogs
Brackley WI are holding a tabletop sale on Saturday 21 October 2pm-4pm at the WI Hall on Manor Road. Admission is free. Andrew Jackson, the Hedgehog Man, will be there with a hedgehog and knitted and crocheted hedgehogs will be on sale to raise money to help Andrew feed, nurse and protect these animals, especially during the winter months. There will also be cakes, craft items, bags, scarfs, books, cards on sale as well as a tombola stall and a children’s activity corner.
Ladies Clothes Show – find a bargain and help charity
The show and sale is at Brackley Town Football Club in Churchill Way (NN13 7DZ) on Tuesday 24 October from 12 noon to 4pm. Find a new item for your wardrobe … A great selection of good quality nearly new, “gently worn” ladies clothes, shoes and accessories. The bar will be open and tea/coffee will be served. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Livability, a local charity here in Brackley.
• To donate ladies clothes and/or accessories please contact Helen Harman, Livability the Links, Borough Road, Brackley NN13 7BE, or call 07834 180933.
Croughton school holds open afternoons for parents
Croughton All Saints CE Primary School (NN13 5LT) open afternoons are on Friday 13 October between 1.30 and 3pm and Saturday 14 October from 2-4pm. The school is just 10 minutes drive from Brackley and has 111 pupils currently on role.
October date for FolkLaw at Brackley Folk Club
Top group FolkLaw are coming to Brackley as part of their national sell-out tour. It is the only place you will get to see them on this current tour. They will be at Brackley Folk Club’s session at the Greyhound Inn, High Street, Brackley (NN13 7BW), on Sunday 8 October. Doors open 7:30pm and tickets are £8 each (£5 for club members). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets might be available on the door but hurry because they are selling out on their tour. If you want a lively and enjoyable evening these are the guys……. For the the FolkLaw website, Click Here.
Meanwhile, the club meets every Sunday night without fail at the Greyhound Inn from 8pm. Do come and visit the venue… the acoustics are fantastic whether you are singing or playing. For directions visit the club’s contact page.
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Brackley Town 4-1 Braintree Town (FA Cup Q3)
This FA Cup tie was billed as the clash of top-of-the-table National League North versus South and it was Brackley who won out by some margin to move comfortably into the final qualifying round, writes Tim Carroll. Saints took the lead in the third minute through Glenn Walker who finished past keeper Nathan McDonald at the third attempt – his initial header from Shane Byrne’s first-time cross and follow-up shot had both been repelled at close range. On the half-hour only the post came between Alex Gudger’s header and a second Brackley goal after a fine move that deserved better.
In the second half Luke Graham’s towering header and Ellis Myles’ fierce shot put Saints in an unassailable position before the hour mark. Aaron Williams headed a fourth goal in the 66th minute, set up astutely by Adam Walker, while Karl Olyide fired in a late consolation for the visitors.
“It was a good all-round team performance,” Kevin Wilkin said. “I am disappointed we did not keep a clean sheet, but we took our chances today when they came along and could have scored more. There were some very strong performances in the team. When we play as we can on a good surface, moving the ball and passing, we need fear no-one.”
Looking ahead to Monday’s fourth qualifying round draw Wilkin was clear what he hoped for. “We would like another home draw,” he said. “We got only one in the whole of last season so another game here at St James Park in the next round would be good. Last season we played more games than any other side at our level because of our runs in both the FA Cup and Trophy. I want us to be the team this season playing more games than anybody else – that’s what success looks like. The players are fit and full of running and just want to play so let’s see how we get on in the next round.”
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Gudger, S.Byrne, Graham, Dean, G.Walker (Tilney 85), J.Byrne, Ndlovu (Brown 68), A.Williams (Diggin 68). Subs unused: Franklin, Kaziboni, J.Williams, Lowe.
Braintree Town: McDonald, Muleba (Frimpong 78), Gabriel, Obanwonyi, Okoye, Mugabo, Allen, Crook, Roberts, Michael-Percil (Grant 62), Campbell (Olyide 57). Subs unused: Baxter, Bettache, Bihmoutine, Wynter.
Referee: Tom Reeves, assistants Scott Postin and Richie Watkins.
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Brackley RFC 20-23 Wellingborough OGs
Straight from the kick-off Brackley were met with a couple of solid runs from WRFC back row, noticeably the number 8 for WRFC who ended up with the man of the match for the visitors. Brackley held their line and this did put WRFC off their stride initially. They managed to get close to Brackley’s 22 and then with two minutes on the clock gave away a penalty. WRFC decided to go for post which showed a bit of respect for the Brackley’s defence.
The WRFC scrum half stepped up and secured the three points (0-3). This sparked a reaction from Brackley and from the restart managed to regain possession. A good four minutes of continuity rugby was then being displayed by Brackley who worked through the forwards and back and then back to the forwards. Swift hands down the left side ended up with Tim Carter crashing over the line, out wide in the sixth minute (5-3); unfortunately the conversion was missed.
Brackley kept the continuity going with the majority of play in the visitors’ half. Then against the run of play, at 15 minutes, WRFC from a line out passed the ball along the back line. Brackley midfield did a blitz defence but a well-executed miss pass from WRFC 10 managed to get the ball out wide. This caught Brackley off guard as most players were compressed and they scored in the right corner (5-8). The conversion was missed.
From the re-start Brackley regained the ball and pinned WRFC within their 22 which caused them to give away a penalty which Dan Gray put over (8-8). WRFC then had 10 minutes of good sustained play and Brackley found it hard to keep. Many high tackles saw WRFC gain momentum and at 25 minutes go over the Brackley line and they kicked the conversion (8-15). Brackley came back strong again, managing to put a few phases together and keeping the drive going in the forwards which saw Chris Goodall go over in the 28th minute and Dan Gray converted (15-15).
The next 10 minutes saw both teams playing hard with WRFC seeming more dominant – Brackley did put in the work rate but didn’t really get control back. This led to a penalty, only the fourth conceded by Brackley, which WRFC opted to kick. A well struck penalty saw the visiting team go into half time leading 15-18.
The second half was a very hard game for both teams. WRFC were the more structured for most of the time and Brackley put up one hell of a defence through the half. There was an improvement on the tackling compared to the week before against Thorney. That said, however, Brackley still had a tendency to go high on the first hit which gave each drive a few more metres than they should have got. Ten minutes into the half Tim Carter was replaced by Dennis Franklin in the second row.
Tim had a good first half and came back on 10 minutes later after Dennis damaged his shoulder; Jon Copper injured his knee and was replaced at full back by Phil Brinklow, who got straight into the fierce match that was being played. The crowd had become very involved and every line break or big tackle was cheered on, an important point so the players know their efforts are being noticed.
The game was played at a good pace which saw more injuries due to the physicality. Russell Newman, who had been having a great game at No 8, damaged ligaments in his right thumb and Matthew Arnold came on out of position but his direct playing style picked up from where Russell left off. Next was Paul Brinklow with an ankle injury, who was replaced by Gareth Rees on the wing. Then Jordan Rea replaced James Giddins who had a strong game at loose head.
The deadlock was broken in the last 10 minuteswhen WRFC managed to string a few phases together and Brackley ended up fiercely defending their line. However WRFC finally made it over in the left corner at 72min but failed to convert (15-23). Brackley were now eight points adrift and in danger of not having anything from this game but a few words of encouragement brought the lads back online. For the next eight minutes Brackley were relentless and led to Ed Chapman going through and grounding the ball out on the right on 77min (20-23), but Dan missed the difficult conversion.
Ed was also injured in scoring the try and his right leg was cramped to the point he couldn’t continue. Jon Cooper came back on although his knee wasn’t in good shape. Then Brackley lost scrum half Gareth James due to an incident straight after the try. WRFC also lost their scrum half so it was 14 apiece for the last two minutes. From the kick off it was 100mph and neither team got control in the final minutes.
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.
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Every Monday and Thursday: Knit and Natter 2-4pm
Tuesdays 17 and 31 October: Job Seekers Club 11.30-2pm
Wednesdays 11 and 25 October: ABC Craft Evening, 7.30-9pm. Colouring, book folding or crochet (crochet or book folding tuition £5 per person)
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club
Every Thursday 4.15-5.15: Thursday Craft Club with Sue
Every Saturday during term time, 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club, Weekend crafting with Ken and Estelle.
Friday 13 October, 8pm: Quiz Night!! £5 per person. Teams of up to six. Prize every round. Please book your team a table at the library.
Thursday 19 October, 7pm for 7.30pm: The Cinema Club showing of Lion (PG). £5 per person. Booking essential. Refreshments available to buy on the night.
Sunday 29 October, 11.30am -12.30pm: Story Time special – The Gruffalo. Stories, crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Every Monday and Thursday: Knit and Natter 2-4pm
Every Saturday during term time 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club, Weekend crafting with Ken and Estelle.
Tuesdays 14 and 28 November 11.30-2pm: Job Seekers Club
Wednesday 8 and 22 November 7.30-9pm: ABC Craft Evening Colouring, book folding or crochet (crochet or book folding tuition £5 per person)
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club
Every Thursday 4.15-5.15: Thursday Craft Club with Sue
Thursday 2 November 11am -12 noon: Reminiscence Group
Thursday 16 November 7pm for 7.30pm: – The Cinema Club showing of “Lion” Certificate PG. £5 per person. Booking essential. Refreshments available to buy on the night.
Sunday 19th November 11.30am-12.30pm: “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” storytime special. Stories, crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy, please book.
Throughout December, Letters from Santa. Our supporters’ group will be working with Santa. Please contact the library for further details.
Every Monday and Thursday 2-4pm: Knit and Natter
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club
Every Thursday 4.15-5.15pm: Thursday Craft Club with Sue
Every Saturday during term time 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club, Weekend crafting with Ken and Estelle.
Friday 1 December from 8pm: The Big Christmas Quiz Night!! £5 per person. Teams of up to six. Prize every round. Please book your team a table at the library.
Wednesday 6 December 7.30-9pm: ABC Craft Evening . Colouring, book folding or crochet (crochet or book folding tuition £5 per person)
Thursday 7 December 11am -12 noon: Reminiscence Group
Sunday 10 December: Santa and Santa’s workshops. For further details please visit the library or our Facebook page.
Tuesday 12 December 11.30am-2pm: Job Seekers Club
Thursday 14 December 7pm for 7.30pm: The Cinema Club showing of “White Christmas” (PG). £5 per person. Booking essential. Refreshments available to buy on the night.
• Throughout December please check Facebook for club updates due to bank holidays and club special events.
Brackley Library Supporters’ group are looking for new members. Please leave your details at the library or pop along to one of our supporters’ meetings if you would like to find out more. We look forward to seeing you.
• Please check the library’s Facebook page for additional events.
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Sunday 8 October 7.30pm: Top group FolkLaw at Brackley Folk Club’s session at the Greyhound Inn, High Street, Brackley (NN13 7BW). Tickets are £8 each (£5 for club members). For more information, contact email@example.com. Tickets might be available on the door.
• The club meets every Sunday night at the Greyhound Inn from 8pm. Do come and visit the venue… the acoustics are fantastic whether you are singing or playing. For directions visit the cluh’s contact page.
Tuesday 10 October: Brackley WI annual meeting showcase – please bring along a plate of goodies.
• Brackley WI meets at 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month in the WI Hall, Manor Road, Brackley (opp.Waitrose carpark exit). The WI provides friendly and regular opportunities for women to meet and become better informed and more dynamic members of society. All women are very welcome to come and find out more about us and the WI organisation. Visitors £4 – maximum three meetings a year.
Saturday 14 October 7.30 pm: Autumn Song – a concert of choral music by Polymnia, a 22-voice chamber choir based in Milton Keynes who have toured in Europe. At St George’s Church, Evenley, NN13 5SG. Tickets £10 (no concessions) from: Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Canapes at the interval are included in the ticket price. Wine and fruit juices available for donations.
Sunday 15 October doors open 3pm: Culworth Cinema – Film matinee of Viceroy’s House (12A) with afternoon tea. In 1947, British statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India’s last Viceroy and is charged with handing India back to its people. Stars Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon and Hugh Bonneville. Tickets £10 with tea/£5 film only. To book, call June on 01295 768184 or Julie on 01295 760855.
Sunday 15 October 8pm: The Big Shake-Up Concert at Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. Formerly known as Bad Ass Brass, The Big Shake-Up is fast becoming recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting ensembles on the UK Jazz scene. Running time 2hrs. Tickets: £14 / £4 under 16’s. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Wednesday 18 October 8pm: Lakin McCarthy presents Dr Phil’s Health Revolution at Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic – combines both of his 2016 sell-out Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening. Running time 99 mins. Suitable for 14+. Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions include NHS Workers Discount / £8 Students
Sunday 22 October 1pm and 4pm: Tall Stories presents The Snow Dragon in The Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. The night of the Snow Dragon approaches… Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies…
Suitable for ages 3 years+. Running time 55 minutes. Tickets £8.50. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Friday 27 October 7.30pm: The Budapest Café Orchestra at the Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra plays traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czárdás and beautiful ballads – such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz – are all featured. Running time: 2 hrs including interval. Tickets £12 / Concessions £10 / Members £8. Bookings : www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Friday 3 November 7:30pm: Bernie Marsden and Miles Nottage at Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. “Bernie” Marsden is an English rock and blues guitarist, primarily known for his work with Whitesnake, having written or co-written with David Coverdale many of the group’s hit songs, such as “Here I Go Again”. For one night only Bernie is playing some all-time rock favourites with jazz master Miles Nottage. Running time 2hrs.
Tickets £22.50 / £20 concessions and members. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Saturday 4 November 11:30am and 2.30pm: Tutti Fruitti presents Ugly Duckling, written by Emma Reeves at the Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling! Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our hero hides in brushwood and stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty…. Where does he really belong? Suitable for ages 3 years+. Running time 55 mins. Tickets £8.50. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Tuesday 7 November 8pm: Tooth and Nail presents Hummingbird at Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling. Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, Hummingbird is dark, compelling physical theatre. Suitable for 14 years+. Tickets £13 / £11 Concessions / £8 Students. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Wednesday 8 November 2.30 pm: Talk and demonstration by Wendy Freestone of her sculpture. Her work “Watching” was included in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. At Evenley Village Hall, The Green, Evenley NN13 5SH. Tickets £5 (no concessions), from Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email email@example.com. The demonstration will be in two parts and free tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the interval. Tickets are limited.
Friday 17 November 7.30 pm: The Stage is Yours 2, an evening in which you are invited to read a poem, tell a story, sing a song, dance, play a tune or just watch and listen. At Evenley Village Hall, The Green, Evenley NN13 5SH. Tickets £2.50 – performers free – from Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The evening will be in two parts with an interval in the middle. Please bring your own drink but glasses will be provided. If you wish to perform, please contact Kevin – see above for tickets – to book your slot. Items should generally be no longer than five minutes unless otherwise agreed.
Sunday 19 November 5pm: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Leonard Cheshire in Stowe Chapel – an evening of music and words with Jane Asher and Friends. This concert will celebrate the centenary year of Old Stoic Leonard Cheshire, the extraordinary man behind the charity. Come and enjoy a magical evening of poetry, songs and music with Jane Asher and friends including, Richard Henders (Chronicles of Narnia, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Foyles War), Richard Rycroft (War Horse, Love is Not Enough and Pride and What). Stowe School’s chapel provides a wonderful venue to enjoy hearing the musical stars from the school perform along with professional Opera singers. Tickets £15 /boxes £500 (5-6 Seats) including drinks reception. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
• All of the proceeds will go to Leonard Cheshire Disability (registered charity number 5528467).
Saturday 25 November, 8 till late: Supper dance at the WI hall, Manor Road, Brackley, in aid of Dogs for Good and Hogwatch. The Lee Malvern 4 will provide the music and there will be a ham and cheese supper – bring your own drink. Tickets are £10 each from 01280 700768.
Saturday 25 November 8pm: Mari Wilson – Pop Deluxe at the Ugland Auditorium. The show features Mari’s unique interpretations of the songs of Dusty Springfield. For the past 18 months, Mari has been touring her show, Ready Steady Girls, to sell-out crowds with the songs of Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black and more, the Brit girls who inspired her as she was growing up in North London. Mari played Dusty Springfield in Dusty The Musical which toured venues throughout the UK in 2000.
Running time 1hr 20min plus an interval. Tickets £20 / Members and Concessions £18.
Sunday 10 December 2pm: Little Blue Monster presents Lily and the Little Snow Bear at Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl. After the show meet Lily and Baby Bear, say hello and have your photo taken with them. Suitable for ages 3+. Running time: 55mins. Ticket Price: £8.50. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Sunday 17 December 7pm: Christmas Boogienotes Rock and Pop Choir at the Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. Join us and the wonderful Boogienotes Choir for an evening of wonderful Christmas songs and carols to celebrate the festive season in style.
You are invited to join us for a glass of wine and a festive treat. Running time 75 mins followed by drinks and a festive treat. Tickets : £10 / £9 Members / £4 under 16’s. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Saturday 23 December 2pm: A performance of Sleeping Beauty by the Looking Glass Theatre Company which, once again brings its inventive pantomime to Evenley Village Hall, The Green, Evenley NN13 5SH. Adults £8, children (13 and under) £6. Tickets from Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email email@example.com (NB Tickets available from 1 October). The show will be in two halves and fruit juices and biscuits will be available free of charge during the interval.