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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 202 - Wednesday, 11th June 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - CAB - Gardeners' Question Time - Open Gardens - Money for Bands in the Park and Ross Live!]
Page 2 [Cider and Blues Night at the Farm great success - Letters]
Page 3 [More Chicken Shed than Zeppelin - JKHS New Zealand - Castle Dance - Women of Spirit - C.S. Bliss]

Page 4

[Henry and Cheryl - Hi to USA Friends - Kate Humble - Goodrich - Nature Photography - Buggy Route - Weather]
Page 5 [Praise for Computer Clubbers' art work and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
More Chicken Shed than Zeppelin but what a great evening!

Saturday evenings entertainment at the Cider Farm began with a great performance by Flatworld, a six piece band who excel in their performances of enchanting Eastern European dance music. The audience really enjoyed them, especially the younger members, who danced throughout the performance.

Later in the evening, Chicken Shed Zeppelin kept everybody thoroughly entertained with their lively and at times amusing songs. The band are regulars at Broome Farm and always go down well.

Delicious food, courtesy of John and Hilary Draper was available throughout the evening, not to mention a great range of ciders, including a guest appearance by 'Pickled Pig' produced by a friend of Mike's from Cambridgeshire.

WNTV spoke to Mike about the weekend's events and later interviewed a couple of visitors to the farm. You can see some of Saturday evenings fun in this week's WNTV News programme.

If you missed this weekend's events, there will be more taking place during the weekend of 4th July. Details can be found on the 'What's On?' page.

Flatworld entertain at Broome Farm on Saturday evening. Ref: DSC_5106

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Chciken Shed Zeppelin are a very entertaining band. Ref: DSC_5114

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Poor Fiz is worn out after a busy weekend. Ref: DSC_5403
'The Halt' Self Catering, Homs Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
JKHS Welcomes Visitors From New Zealand

The John Kyrle High School played host to two visitors from New Zealand on Friday. Allan Mitchell who is Principal of Waihopai School in Invercargill has been awarded a 'Woolf Fisher' Fellowship for overseas study travel in 2008 and Allan and his wife are currently visiting the countries highest achieving schools.

The Woolf Fisher Trust was established in 1960 for the advancement of scientific and general education. The main purpose of the Trust is to provide travel grants for principals and teachers in New Zealand's secondary schools and polytechnics to enable them to further their knowledge in their own particular subjects and keep abreast with developments in a fast changing world.

We hope that Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell enjoy their visit to the UK.

Head of JKHS, Nigel Griffiths, Jak Margrett, Luke Dean, Sacha Morgan and Emily Penman with
Allan Mitchell and his wife Judith. Ref: DSC_5343
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Pupils Working Hard Towards Their Castle Dance Debut

Secondary and primary school pupils from across Herefordshire have been working hard in a series of residencies to create pieces of dance to be performed alongside professionals at Goodrich Castle next month.

Over 100 pupils from Goodrich CE, The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School, Whitecross High School, John Masefield High School, Wyebridge Sports College and John Kyrle High School, as well as participants in the county's community dance groups, have been working with choreographer Helen Parlor and a team of professional dancers as they perfect their contemporary and street dance techniques.

Each school and community group has created one or more sequences of dance, which will eventually be joined together and set alongside professional dancers to create a dramatic site-specific performance at Goodrich Castle.

The dance residencies form an integral part of Forbidden: A Tale of Love and War, a major dance and heritage project which is bringing together professional arts organizations from across the county. It is organized by Dancefest, the dance agency for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, in association with English Heritage.

Choreographer, Helen Parlor, formerly of popular dance company Motionhouse, has been leading the dance residencies and is artistic director of the Forbidden performances. She said: 'We've had a really productive few weeks working with children and young people, and I've put together some challenging pieces of dance that will look spectacular when performed at the castle. We're looking forward to putting it all together in July.'

'Women of Spirit' at Ross Library

A photographic exhibition entitled 'Women of Spirit' is currently being held in the dennis Potter Room at Ross Library. The exhibition is of the work by Susie Mackie who invited WNTV along to a private viewing on Tuesday.

Susie is hoping to publish a book featuring her work and the women who have inspired her. These women are ordinary people who have faced and overcome very challenging times. These include a women who at school who thought she was thick, but then went on to run her own very successful business and a women who at the age of ten was a refugee of Idi Amin's regime but now teaches children with learning difficulties. There are many inspiring stories told here. The exhibition will run until Saturday, 14th June so why not go along and have a look at Susie's work for yourself. You can see our interview with Susie in this week's WNTV News programme.

Tina talks to Susie Mackie for WNTV News. Ref: DSC_0747

Charlotte Brings Beauty Treatment to Your Door

Having qualified as a beautician and worked locally, Charlotte Smith of Symonds Yat recently decided to go it alone and has set up her own business which can bring beauty treatment to your door. Charlotte's new venture, 'C.S.Bliss' was officially launched this week, so if you feel in need of a little pampering there is no need to travel. Charlotte is only a phone call away and can provide you with waxing, a manicure, pedicure or a relaxing massage.

One of the services Charlotte can provide is a top to toe 'Pamper Day', which includes a mini manicure, mini pedicure, back, neck and shoulder massage and mini make-up - all for £40.00. Charlotte also offers complete bridal packages, so if your big day is coming up, why not give her a call?

For details of all beauty treatments on offer, call Charlotte on 07990 683826 or click here for further information.

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