Marton Village, Warwickshire

Tantz – Klezmer Balkan Beats in Marton

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.

Find more information about Tantz on the Live&Local website.

Below are further quotes and press cuttings about Tantz.

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)

 

Police Crime Prevention evening in Marton

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.

Workshops and walk create a warm glow

TheBonfire new year kicked off in great style with the Christmas Tree bonfire party, where almost 180 people made a magical parade of lanterns, fairy lights and glowsticks up to the pig field.

The fantastic turn-out was boosted no doubt by the extra activities organised for 2018, including a bush craft and bonfire skills workshop and two lantern making workshops.

The bush craft was very ably provided by Long Itchingtom scout leaders and gave participants the opportunity to try a range of exciting new challenges, from making stick-twisted dampers, to starting fires with flint steel strikers, to identifying the best trees for campfire wood.

Participants from toddler to teen had a fantastic time and accompanying adults appreciated being allowed to test the delicious potatoes, popcorn, calzone and s’mores they cooked on the open fire.

BonfireResident artist Faye led lantern making workshops, providing simple instructions for pyramid lanterns and willow materials for those with unbounded creativity and ambition.

The results from the 27 participants of all ages were stunning and led to a fish, a fox, a birdcage and a great array of decorated pyramids swinging along on the parade to the pig field.

For the Retirees’ Tea workshop, fuelled by plentiful cake, window-sill size lanterns were made by about 20 of Marton’s more senior residents, who loved the colour-changing tealights and came up with equally magical decoration ideas.

The Lantern makingbelated Twelfth Night celebration at the pig field was no less inspiring, with a huge bonfire of Christmas trees, many of which had been robustly dragged through mud all the way to Eathorpe Park.

A biscuit lottery elected a King and Queen, who passed 24-hour laws about kissing (compulsory) and singing (banned) while their subjects toasted their good health or planned their revolutions over fortifying mulled wine.

Lantern making

Once this ran out a return to the village hall bar was inevitable for most and a wonderful evening continued with great shared food and quality company.Bush craft

The events were supported by a small Rugby Borough Arts Development grant and a host of fabulous volunteers who collected trees, prepared the field, served refreshments, baked biscuits, cleared up after workshops, delivered flyers etc etc…

We salute you all.

 

 

A brighter January

As announced in the last newsletter, Marton’s been very lucky to have secured a small Rugby Arts Grant so we can host some workshops and a party free of charge to brighten up the New Year. Aimed at all ages, the programme is:

6 Jan – Bush Craft Skills 2-4pm Marton Playing Fields
For teens and children, organised by an experienced Scout leader
The session will include a nature scavenger hunt, camp fire cooking (popcorn, s’mores and potatoes), natural art and paracord keyrings (for older participants).
Please dress for the weather and expect to get mucky. All activities and refreshments are free of charge.
Book via info@fayeclaridge.co.uk.

7 Jan – Willow Lantern Workshop 2-4pm village hall
For all ages, led by Marton artist Faye Claridge
Use willow, translucent paper, decorations and (battery) tealights to make your own unique lantern
Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. All materials will be provided free of charge.
Book via info@fayeclaridge.co.uk.

11 Jan – Lantern Making & History Talk 2-4pm village hall
Retiree’s tea special, combined with the history group
Be inspired by Twelfth Night traditions and make a unique willow lantern with a (battery) tealight
Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. All materials will be provided free of charge.
Book via info@fayeclaridge.co.uk.

13 Jan – Parade and Party! Meet 5pm village hall
5pm drop ‘bring and share’ food into the village hall
Parade from the hall to the Pig Field (by Eathorpe Hall)
Drag your tree or have it collected beforehand (on andrew.cooke@zen.co.uk)
6pm bonfire, treats & Twelfth Night traditions with PRIZES for the best dressed in glowing/neon
7pm village hall open for bar, games & sharing supper

So start planning your fabulous glowing outfits now and please make sure you book your place on the workshops because – although free – it’s important we have an accurate idea of numbers for materials. Book through info@fayeclaridge.co.uk.

What’s on in the Village Hall: January 2017 Update

  • Spookies

    Sunday 15/01: Marton Cinema “Love and Friendship”. This Jane Austen spin off stars Sienna Miller & Stephen Fry. 7 30 for 8 pm. No booking required.

  • Saturday 28/01: Village Quiz:
    Teams of 4 people. It’s light hearted and ALWAYS great fun. Contact Cate to book a table.
  • Friday 10/02: Live and Local: A Fistful of Spookies (pictured)
    This musical act promises to be a special evening. Highly recommended and very funny. Bar open from 7 pm for 8pm start. Contact Cate for tickets.
  • Sunday 12/02: Marton Cinema: Eddie the Eagle.
    Biopic featuring one of Team GBs best loved sportsman who battled against the odds (and lack of ability) in order to compete in the ski jump competition at the Winter Olympics. 7 30 for 8 pm. No booking required.
  • Feb/March: 6 Nations Rugby.
    Come to the Village Hall and enjoy a beer and watch as Eddie’s boys defend their hard-won Grand Slam. Keep an eye open for more details. No booking required.
  • Also: regular Bingo sessions, every other Friday evening. EVERYONE welcome, no booking required.

Marton Village Show Saturday 10 September 2016 Winners

Flowers
Cup Sponsored by Brilliant Emerald Productions & Judged by Sarah McCormack from Stemsations

Class 1 – Most Beautiful Bloom
1st Angela Woodhouse 2nd Lydia Brown 3rd

Class 2 – Flower arrangement in a Wine Glass
1st Lucy Taylor 2nd 3rd

Class 3 – Arrangement of Roses
1st Lydia Brown 2nd 3rd

Read moreMarton Village Show Saturday 10 September 2016 Winners