A buffet fit for royalty was enjoyed by about 70 people at the village hall on 12 June to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The hall was beautifully decorated with Union Jacks and red, white and blue balloons over tables set out for a feast. There were also make-your-own crown kits for children to supplement the tiaras, princess costumes and flags worn by the most enthusiastic party goers.
8.00pm Saturday 14 May 2016
‘Synergy’ bring fiery, rapid-fire guitar flurries, passionate vocals and exotic driving percussion to an absolutely entrancing blend of dramatic traditional flamenco pieces and irresistible South American rumbas and tangos.
Presented with contagious energy, upbeat humour and anecdotal song introductions, this is a great live show, infused with the beauty of tradition and the spirit of the nuevo..’ Leamington Courier
We’re excited to announce the Marton Village Show 2016, including the Scarecrow Trail, will be held at Marton War Memorial Hall, Church Street, on Saturday 10 September.
Residents of Marton Parish can enter an unlimited number of categories, with competitions including growing, baking, crafts, photography and more. For the children there are competitions for poetry, junk modelling, paper aeroplanes, superhero spoons… you name it, there’s a category for it!
Full category lists and rules are in the pdf here Village Show Schedule 2016 or contact Cate 633788, Helen 633338 or Sarah 07966 527509 for more information. Good luck competitors!
You might have noticed that our website, Martonvillage.com, now has a slightly changed look and feel. That’s because we are now using a different way of posting new content.
Last Saturday, nine representatives from different village groups came to a Martonvillage.com Website Workshop, where we practiced how to publish texts and pictures onto the website using ‘WordPress’ (the name of the publishing software used to produce our website).
It was also a good opportunity to gather some feedback for the current site and look at potential improvements. While generally we all seemed happy with the current pages, we need to look into ways to make articles and posts more appear more prominently, I think.
Another great aspect of WordPress is that it is simpler to create content, in more ways than before: texts and images can simply be added from your desktop computer, a tablet or smartphone (using a WordPress App). The latter makes posting pictures extremely easy. Once you have installed the WordPress App you can access pictures you have taken and publish these straight to the website.
There are many ways for villagers to keep up-to-date with Marton News. Apart from the refreshed website, you can also keep in touch using Twitter (@martonvillage) and Facebook (search for “Marton Village”). Most importantly, there is the famous Marton Email Group. This is an extremely useful service and I urge villagers currently not using it to join the group. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you subscribed. Looking for more reasons to join the email group? Check out the separate section in this newsletter which gives you more examples of how the Marton Email has helped.
Plans are afoot to hold another website meeting soon, so don’t be disappointed if you couldn’t make it this time. We will let you all know in due course.
Now in its 34th Year, Marton puts ‘X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Voice’ (even ‘Opportunity Knocks’?) in the shade. Don’t miss out on this cornucopia of entertainment. Doors open at 7.00 and the show commences at 8.00. Licensed bar from 7.00 – 12.00. Book early to avoid disappointment. Adults £7.00 Child £3.00 (12 years and under).
Contact: Cate Cooke
September Marton was treated to an amazing performance in the War Memorial Hall by the fantastic singer Susan Valliant Speers, and her band, who presented an evening in celebration of “The Legendary Ladies of Jazz”, namely Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, Sophie Tucker, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. Susan is a renowned American singer, now resident in the UK, who has performed for two American presidents during her long career as a singer.
Her band members are no less accomplished and were all called Alan apart from one! Of particular note was Alan Wakeman, cousin to Rick Wakeman, who played sax and clarinet and who has performed with Soft Machine, Graham Collier and John Dankworth to
ame but a few.
How lucky we were to be able to see such top class performers here in Marton. The reception was rapturous and the atmosphere in the hall was enhanced by the cabaret-style arrangement. Let’s hope this can be repeated in the future. For further information see susanvalliantspeer.co.uk and alanwakeman.com.
Hall booking calendar (see below for hall facilities and how to book)
Marton Village Hall Facilities
Hire rates per hour: £10 for villagers, £14 for non-villagers
For bookings: check the calendar for availability then email villagehall.marton<at>gmail.com with your booking request
Facilities: Spacious fully equipped kitchen with large catering oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, hot water urn, crockery and cutlery for 80.
14 small tables (approx 1m x 1m); 5 large tables (approx 2m x 1m); 100 chairs
Capacity: 100 seated, 120 standing
Licensed bar and curtained stage are available by prior arrangement. Baby changing table, full disabled access and toilet.
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