In March a packed meeting of the Group had a presentation by David Fry (pictured) about the history of Marton’s chapel. A summary of this talk is at this link.
The next meeting is on 30th April and is the AGM, followed by a “Bring and Tell” session where members bring along an artefact with an interesting history.
Free entry to the AGM – and a free glass of wine too!
‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’
Sunday 18th March 7.30pm for 8.00pm
A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
‘Manchester by the Sea’
Sunday 22nd April 7.30pm for 8.00
Casey Affleck leads an all-star cast in this acclaimed and poignant film about a solitary janitor whose life is transformed after he becomes the guardian of his 16-year-old nephew.
In January the Group were entertained again by Susan and her father Neville with their continued story of the history of the vicars of Marton. The slides from this talk are at this link.
There is no meeting in the hall in February, instead those that have booked up are going to be guided by Sheila Woolf on a tour of Stoneleigh. There are still some places available: let David know if you are interested. David will also coordinate lifts if you get in contact with him.
The next meeting in the hall is on 26th March when group members are giving a talk about the village chapel. All welcome, entrance fee £3, includes a glass of wine.
Yes, you read right… Marton Village Hall hosts Tantz , a very interesting Klezmer Balkan Jazz fusion 6 piece band. Judging by the band videos, you better bring your dancing (or foot tapping) shoes on February 10th, bar open at 7:30pm.
P.S. This is a concert NOT to be missed.
‘Brilliant to see live…prepare to dance till it nearly does you in.’ (Alan Raw – BBC Radio Leeds)
‘As these meshugeners’ mix of power-klezmer with dub, hiphop and Balkan beats hits ludicrous speed you best be wearing both belt and braces!’ (Axel – Riot Jazz Brass Band)
A big thank you to all of those who came to last night’s Crime Prevention evening at Marton Village Hall. Carol Cotterill (Warwickshire Rural Crime Coordinator), PC Paula Haden and Mark English (Crime reduction officer, Warwickshire Police) shared their experience and gave advice to community members. All three also brought loads of free security goodies for Martonians to take away.
Marton Parish Council will also further research the possibility of becoming a “Supported Village”, which aims to further increase vigilance and resistance to rural crime.