Heritage Seeds: Garden Club talk 26th March

SeedsThe next meeting of The Narth Gardening Club is Tuesday 26th March, with guest speaker Adam Alexander talking about Heritage Seeds.  

Doors open 7.15 for refreshments/socialising, talk starts at 8 pm.

Members £2, guests £4


Puttin’ on the Ritz: Sunday 14th April

Putting on the Ritz (2)

It’s going to be a fun afternoon at The Narth Village Hall on Sunday 14th April at 3 o’clock.

Entertainment will be provided by past and present members of the Chepstow Singing Club.

Not only this – but a ritzy raffle as well!

A full afternoon tea is included in the price of your ticket and you can buy a glass (or two) of bubbly at the bar.

Tickets: Adults £7, Children of school age £4.  These can be obtained from Rosemary Thomas Tel. 860141 or fill in the form below.  Payment can be cash/cheque to Rosemary at Rose Farm, or by bank transfer (details will be sent to you).

All proceeds will be split between the Village Hall and iNEED, the local charity supporting refugees. 

Carmina: Saturday 11th May

Carmina 1 012Acclaimed Bristol based band Carmina are coming to The Narth on Saturday 11th May, (doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start) and we advise you to get your tickets early!

Carmina play a beautiful mix of folk, Celtic and jazz (it has been described as ‘Celtic Soul’).  It’s difficult to categorise – if you haven’t heard them before you’ll understand if you listen to some of their music and find out more about their impressive musical backgrounds on www.carmina.co.uk.  They will be appearing for us as a five-piece band.

We are able to book them for our village hall thanks to the support of the The Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out scheme (Noson Allan).  The Arts Council works in partnership with local authorities to help voluntary group bring top quality artists to the heart of their communities.

Numbers are limited by the size of the hall.  Tickets are £8.50 and can be purchased Continue reading

Blue Planet producer to talk at the Hall

Into the Blue

earth-11009_640How new technology enabled Blue Planet 2 to capture the most intimate portrait of the planet’s oceans yet

Were you among the 14 million people who watched Blue Planet 2 when it was on BBC in 2017? Are you left in awe of the skill and technology that brings such amazing wildlife footage into our living rooms?

Wye Valley Women are delighted to announce that Kathryn Jeffs, who worked as a producer on Blue Planet 2, is coming to The Narth Village Hall on Tuesday 19th March to give an illustrated talk about new technologies in wildlife film production. As well as producing the much-acclaimed Green Seas episode of Blue Planet 2, Kathryn has also worked as a producer on Planet Earth, Wild China, Wonders of the Monsoon and Frozen Planet.

Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. Admission – Wye Valley Women members, free; non-members £3.

Walk & Talk with Wye Valley Women, Tuesday 5 March

nature-walk-clipart-43Wye Valley Women have  established a social walking group which meets outside the Village Hall at 9:30am on the first Tuesday of the month.  The next Walk-&-Talk will be on Beacon Hill and takes place on Tuesday 5th March.

We will meet outside the Village Hall at 9:30am.  The walk starts by climbing gently up through the woods to Maryland.  Those who prefer to avoid uphills can meet us at 9:40am at the Woodland car park opposite the end of Maryland Lane.  We will then walk through the woodland to join the Wye Valley Walk.  We will return across Beacon Hill, where there will be 3 options – to the top of the Beacon; staying relatively flat back through Maryland; or something in between!

There are no stiles and one kissing gate.  The walk is mostly on forest tracks but it may be muddy in places.  Please wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

There is no charge.  All are welcome – you do not need to be a WVW member.  Well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome to join us.

For further information, please ring Jane on 861974

Friends of the 65 Bus Web Site

65-busThe Friends of the 65 Bus, the group originally established last year to save our local bus service from threatened cuts, now have their own web site www.friendsofthe65bus.org.uk.  As well as bus timetables there are suggestions for trips out, news, links to related sites (such as how to apply for a bus pass) and the continuing campaign to keep the bus in operation and encourage the use of our local public transport.

The 65 is one of the most picturesque bus routes in the country.  We are very lucky to have it and we shouldn’t take it for granted, so if you have any thoughts or stories to tell, get in touch with the Friends via their site.