Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: May 2018 Update

Great Grandfather’s chair

In April the Group had its AGM followed by a “Bring and Tell” session; thanks once again to Bobbie, David, Wiz, Jane, Arthur, Andrea, Howard and Joan for their contributions to this (pictured: Bobbie’s old chair).

The last Group event of the season is on Monday 21st May when we have a guided walk around “old Kenilworth”, starting at 6.30pm from the Abbey Fields carpark. We will then have a summer recess and restart on Monday 29th October.

Local History Group: February 2018 Update

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.

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)