Archives – April, 2011
On the Market Place today was the third running of the International Dance Day, It involved …
Belly Dancing by Ashnah
Rock and Roll from the Oxford Swing Dance Society
Scottish Dancing (Lochaber Lassies), Balkan Dancing, and Irish dancing.
Next Saturday there will be dancing with Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris Dancers and visiting groups. They begin at about 10:30am at the White Horse pub, make their way to town via other pubs and dance on the Market Place from around noon.
April 30, 2011
Anybody who has been near the NET Young Peoples Centre – off the Stratton Way – will have seen that a lot of building and decoration work has been carried out in the last two months. As I understand it the upstairs area is being converted to offices for various youth and child services. Presumably the 1970’s observation hole in the middle has been filled in to allow this conversion.
Other youth centres in Oxfordshire are threatened with closure in the hope that the ‘Big Society’ will take them over, but the NET is being converted to what is termed a HUB. As I understand it, the downstairs area will continue as a youth centre – in the evenings at least, but the emphasize will be on targeting those most in need, and offices for people involved with such work.
April 26, 2011
This coming weekend will be the annual Quasimodo Fair in our twin town, Argentan, and as every year a couple of people from the twinning society, and a couple of civic guests, are going across. This year Ann Dodd – pictured with Peter – will be one of the twinning society members. Unfortunately she will miss the bun throw on Friday as a consequence.
The Bun Throw will be at 6.00pm on Friday 29th April – a few hours after the Royal Wedding proper. There will be an essential safety briefing for councillors, freemen, and the raffle winner, a little while before the throw. Buns will be thrown from the scaffolding just below the level of the roof.
April 25, 2011