Weekly column of Tetbury news by Kevin Painter           

1. Baby friendly concert at the Goods Shed 

On Saturday June 8 Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre are delighted to present another baby friendly Concert, with Music for Miniatures. 

Music for Miniatures provides opportunities for children and their families to experience high quality live music, where there’s no need to sit still, dancing is encouraged, and everyone is welcome.

The concert starts at 10:30am with 45 minutes of live classical music for you to enjoy with your little ones. 

Although predominantly classical, they showcase a wide range of music – folk, world, classical, jazz.

The musicians for the day will be Mirek Salmon on Bandoneon/piano and Daryl Kellie on guitar. They’ll bring a mix of tango, jazz, pop and folk and all sorts for dancing! Suitable for ages 0 – 4 years and their grown ups. However please bring your own cushions.

Tickets: £6.00 Adults, £4.00 Children. Family ticket for 4 to include one responsible Adult £15.00 The Whistle Stop Cafe will be Open.   For tickets and further information visit the new website: :www.tetburygoodsshed.co.uk 

They give regular family concerts across B&NES, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire, and visit schools to inspire, educate, excite and connect children with live music.

2. Pagoda Project at the Goods Shed              

On Sun 9 June  2024 Tetbury Goods Shed are delighted to present the Pagoda Project, Lorikeet and Debra Hannis, this month’s sessions in the new Sunday Folk series,  Starting at 3.00pm, for you to enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoons of music with some of the finest folk acts around.The Pagoda Project was created by Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion), of the much-loved duo Belshazzar’s Feast, and theatre composer Karen Wimhurst (clarinet).

They bring together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound. Frome based trio Lorikeet combine different styles of world music, lacing together beautifully into an original and modern sound with storytelling at its core.

Rich vocal harmonies from Heather Truesdall (cello), Rosanna Schura (guitar) and Dave Smith (percussion).With a repertoire encompassing well known shanties and chorus songs, traditional ballads, songs from Gloucestershire and songs from her own family, Debra Hannis is also a fine flautist, specialising in 18th and 19th century English country dance tunes. For more information or to book your ticket, please visit the new website:www.tetburygoodsshed.co.uk .  Tickets cost Adults 10.00 Under-16s £2.00. There will be a selection of tables and chairs set out in the hall for you to choose from on arrival.

3. Meet your local Lib Dem candidate 

You're invited to meet your Liberal Democrat candidate Dr Roz Savage at the Ormond, 23 Long Street,Tetbury GL8 8AA. on Monday 10th June 6.30-8.00pm. 

This will be your chance to Meet Roz and find out who she is and what she's going to do for you, your family and our community. If you can't get to the meeting you can always contact her by email  rozlibdem@gmail.com Or visit her website www.rozsavage.com           

4. Afternoon music at the Goods Shed 

Tetbury Goods Shed present, Afternoon Music with Abbey Row Baroque on Wed 12 Jun 2024  at 2.00pm as they present Baroque sonatas for two to five players. 

Abbey Row Baroque are a group of friends who meet to play music together for their own enjoyment – and they hope you will enjoy their playing too! This afternoon, they will be playing a varied programme of sonatas by composers such as the Bach family, Telemann, Corelli, Albinoni and Vivaldi, in various combinations. 

These pieces were often composed for amateur musicians and can be played on a variety of instruments which suits them very well.The Abbey Row Baroque performers are. John Hughes, pianist and organist at Malmesbury Abbey. Paul Mason, currently studying for a Masters in Jazz saxophone and flute at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Martyn Joyce, violin. Helen Venn, oboe. Dick Venn, cello. 

You can enjoy some super music, meet your friends as well as maybe making new ones. Advance tickets are  just £3.50 (plus booking fee) Tickets on the door cost £4.00.  The Whistle Stop Café will be open if you fancy a nice cup of tea (or coffee) and perhaps one of Sasha’s delicious cakes. For more information or to book you ticket, please visit the new  website :www.tetburygoodsshed.co.uk There will be a selection of tables and chairs set out in the hall for you to choose from on arrival.

5. Film screening at the Goods Shed

On 13 June Tetbury Goods Shed Cinema are pleased to be screening the filmThe  Nettle Dress (12A)Running time: 1hr 8mins. Documentary. Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from locally foraged stinging nettles.

This is his medicine. It’s how he survives the passing of his wife, leaving him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her.

Stunningly filmed by award-winning documentary maker Dylan Howitt, The Nettle Dress follows Allan’s journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing the cloth, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress back in the woods where the nettles were picked, worn by one of his daughters.

A labour of love in the truest sense, The Nettle Dress is a modern-day fairy-tale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

It’s one story representing a huge groundswell of people rediscovering the joys of making. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm the film starts at 7:30pm-9:20pm tickets are £7.50 For more information or to book your tickets, please visit the new  website:www.tetburygoodsshed.co.uk             

6. Free Bar-B-Que on Friday 

The Feoffees and the Thirteen of Tetbury are pleased to invite you to Join them for a free Bar-B-Que on the Millennium Green, Gumstool Hill Tetbury on Friday 14th June  from 6.00pm. Do  come and enjoy a great social evening.

Bring your own beverage. Any donations will be in aid of the  Millennium Green project.

7. Family event at church 

You are all invited to iSing Pop Celebrate, on Sunday, the 16th of June  in St Marys’School Hall starting at  4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

This is for all the Family where are you will be exploring the best of bible stories and ask questions big and little, and enjoy time together with crafts, chatting and sharing iSingPOP song and prayers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

.Please bring your own cup. All are welcome as this is run by Tetbury Area Churches together : Saint Mary's, Christ Church, Five Valleys Christian Fellowship and Saint Michaels Catholic Church.

8. Next car boot sale 

On Sunday 23 June, will be the next Tetbury car boot sale at at Longfurlong lane, post code GL8 8TJ, Sellers can arrive at 9.00 pm and then open to buyers from 10.00 am.

The cost is Sellers £5, Vans £7. 

Admission is just 50p for Adults children are free. And please remember this is a cash only admission. For more information or to book please email tetburycarboot@ gmail.com or ring or text (07900) 865535. Of course weather permitting! There will be updates on Facebook Tetbury car boot.

9. New style and modern worship service 

At the 'Heart & Soul service last Sunday(June 2) which was a beautiful community gathering and a truly uplifting positive and joyful experience. In a new style and a new modern worship service. Set in the perfect setting of the tranquil St Mary's Church it gave every one the opportunity to take some time out to think, reflect and share,  and reminded us of the simpler times of childhood without stress but full of wonderment, awe and of course love and hope. 

There was beautiful music to listen to or even sing along  Complementing the good company, refreshments and cake Revd  Pauline Setterfield had a very relaxed conversation/interview with  Jo, the amazing pianist and singer, who shared her journey of faith and why she was there, which inspired others to talk amongst themselves and share. 

The purpose of this contemporary  gathering  is to worship God and to give thanks and to remind us that we are also strengthened when we are around other believers, to see their faith, and hear and share their real life experiences and testimonies.

The next gathering will be on the 7th of July so please just come and see. All are welcome. Thanks must go to the wonderful team who put this Beautiful Sunday evening together.

'This is how everyone will recognise that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.’ John 13:34