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What's On in Bleadon? Events and Activities Blog, Calendar or also see What's New 

See here for local events and activities posted (not chronologically) below the calendar, feel free to comment on them if you like. Also click here for regular events, activities and users of the Coronation and Jubilee Halls (also for Hall Bookings and information) and here is What's On @ The Halls and  What's on in North Somerset or Visit Somerset Official Tourism website 

Calendar is above and Blog below here.  

Please read our latest posts below (not in chronological order) and comment on them if you like. If you want to add a new blog topic of your own choosing just email me the content or use the contact page and I will post it asap. You may be also interested in our Be Involved, Whats New, Neighbourhood Watch or Classified/Lost and Found blog pages and please remember that historical posts can be viewed by selecting the drop down menu at the top of the blog home page. 

 

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Bentley Effect Film at Axbridge Cinema

Posted on 9th July, 2019

 

 

The Bentley Effect, by Brendan Shoebridge showing at the Roxy Cinema, 36 High Street, Axbridge, BS26 2AF on Monday 15 July 2019 at 7:30pm. Entrance £3.

 

The fight against fracking needed a hero. Over 10,000 people put their hands up.

 

This film has been quoted as "Hopeful and tearful, funny and poignant", "Grassroots community activism at its best".

 

"Exploration feelers have been put out in Bleadon, there are PEDL licences all down the coast, now is the time to show that there is no social licence for fracking and unconventional oil and gas exploration in our area.

If you missed this film last time around make sure you catch it this time. A great chance to watch this inspirational film of peaceful protest, at a time when we need to be inspired. Come and bring your friends.

We need that people power now.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Axbridge's iconic cinema."

BPC Bleadon in Bloom Judging Day

Posted on 4th July, 2019

 

The following was posted on the Bleadon Acting Together facebook page. 

Bleadon Parish Council's Bleadon in Bloom project - Judging Day

 

8th July 2018 is Bleadon in Bloom Judging Day. Come to the Jubilee Room at 1pm to meet the Judges.

 

Bring some food to share for a "pot luck" buffet. Between now and the, please be extra diligent and pick up litter, keep the kerbs tidy and banish the dog poo!!

 

Bleadon PC, Coronation Hall, Coronation Road, Bleadon B24 0PG 07453 358 318

 

Link to previous blog

Climate Change What to do

Posted on 2nd July, 2019

 

 

Extinction Rebellion meeting.

 

Climate Change: Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it). Tuesday 9th July 7:30-9:30pm, The Bell Inn, Banwell.

 

Stuart Riggs and Rebekah West of Extinction Rebellion will talk about the latest climate science and where we are heading, discuss the current psychology around climate change, and OFFER SOLUTIONS through the study of social movements.

 

Dr. Richard Lawson of Frack Free North Somerset will also give an update on the risk of drilling in Bleadon.  This is a free event, drinks will be available from the bar.

An Afternoon of Tea, Cakes and Music

Posted on 2nd July, 2019

 

 

The Bleadon Belles Choir invite you to An Afternoon of Tea, Cakes and Music. Sunday 21 July from 3pm-5pm, Bleadon Cornonation Hall. 

 

Tickets available from Bleadon Post Office. Adults £5 Children £2. Ticket price includes a choice of tea, coffee or juice and a selection of scones and cakes.

 

All proceeds go to the Village Hall kitchen renovation fund and the Gemini Project.

Sidcot Festival of Peace 2019

Posted on 12th June, 2019

 

 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION ME, YOU AND THE WORLD

Saturday 15 June 12.00pm to 5.00pm in the James O'Connell Peace Field

 

Sidcot School invites you to the Sidcot Festival of Peace. This year’s title is Conflict Resolution: Me, you and the world. We will be thinking about how conflict can be resolved within ourselves, between different people, and between people and the planet. Through a range of talks, live music, fun games, ethically sourced food, local craft stalls, workshops and much more, this festival will give you inspiration and ideas on how we can each play our part in resolving the conflict of the world.

 

Free tickets and brochure

Soroptimists Railing Against Abuse

Posted on 21st November, 2018

 

Local women raise awareness of domestic abuse

 

There are many United Nations special days each year but the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is this Sunday 25 November 2018, the theme is ORANGE. 

 

On this day, for the past three years, supported by Tara Newley Arkle and Soroptimists of the South West Region, the women of SI Weston have drawn attention to domestic abuse. They wear an item of orange and hand out Loves me, Loves me not bookmarks. These bookmarks include a checklist to help people understand that they do not have to tolerate persistent abuse or controlling behaviour in a relationship. They are already in use by many North Somerset schools.

 

Last year they were joined at the Lord Mayor’s chapel in Bristol by Dame Joan Collins, who spoke movingly about her own experiences. This year their Weston-super-Mare event will support Gemini services, an organisation responsible for the women’s refuge and other assistance for domestic abuse survivors in and around the town.

 

This year participants will be attaching 104 orange bows to the railings around the fountain at Grove Park to represent the number of women in the UK killed by men known to them i.e. approx. two a week. 

 

The general timetable for the two sets of participants converging at Grove Park is:

 

10:45am-11:30amMeet at WSM Station
11:30am - 12:15pmWalk through Weston along the High Street distributing bookmarks
11:30am - 12:30pmAttaching orange bows to the railings around the fountain at Grove Park
12:30pm - 12:45pmThe Mayor and other invited guests tie a orange ribbon
12:45pm - 1:00pmRose Garden Commemoration
1:00pm - 1:30pmThe Mayor unveils the bust “Enigmatic Smile” by Anne Woolley donated by Soroptimists of Weston-super-Mare

 

For more information, please contact: sigbiweston@hotmail.co.uk

 

National Domestic Abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247

 

Local Domestic Abuse helpline: 0800 69 49 999

Christmas Market Saturday December 1 2018

Posted on 20th November, 2018

Bleadon Christmas Markeet 2018

 

At Coronation Hall, Jubilee Hall and Youth Club Halls 9.30 – 12.30

 

50+ stalls, Fresh local produce with a Christmas flavour. Old Spot Pork & Sausages. Cheese. Spirits.

Handmade Chocolates. Bakery.  Pies.  Savouries. Preserves. Cakes. Ladies’ Fashion & Accessories. Gifts. Crafts. Jewellery. Collectables. Toys. Books. Stationery. Decorations. Cosmetics. Bric-a-Brac.

MEET THE SECRET WORLD OWLS! RAFFLE! Delicious sweet & savoury refreshments including

Hot Mince Pies.

 

Find us on Facebook and www.bleadon.org.uk/market


North Somerset Remembers

Posted on 10th November, 2018


 

UPDATE 11 Nov 2018 - Highlights of the Grove Park Remembrance service can now be watched below.

 

"A number of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 are taking place in North Somerset culminating in remembrance services across the district on Sunday 11 November.

Here is a flavour of what’s happening." 

 

Sunday 11 November - Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park

"The parade will assemble in Weston High Street near the Italian Gardens before marching to Grove Park.

The service will begin at 10.50am with a poem by Anthony Keyes called ‘Scarlet Silence’, accompanied by a World War 1 violin played by Toby Mitchell (at around 21 minutes in the recording below)... The 415 members of the Scouts and Guides Associations will be assembled either side of the war memorial as a visual representation of the sacrifice the community of Weston-super-Mare made in World War 1 ... The Weston branch of The Royal British Legion will be providing a large screen in Grove Park so everyone can see the events taking place around the war memorial.

 

... for the first time the service will be streamed live on the internet via YouTube", as seen below.

 

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

Bleadon Memorial Crosses

Posted on 10th November, 2018

 

 

For 2018 rememberance local resident Patrick White is displaying the memorial crosses that he first created in 2014, to remember those fallen from Bleadon in ALL the World Wars.

 

BOB has produced a gallery page to allow those unable to visit the display. By clicking on and enlarging the individual images you may also find information about them, less they be forgotten.

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

 

Choosing a Remembrance Day Poppy

Posted on 10th November, 2018

 

 What do the different coloured poppies mean?

 

Red - A red poppy signifies a lasting memorial to those who died in WW1 and later conflicts. Officially associated with the Royal British Legion. 

 

White - A white poppy remembers those who have died in conflict, while emphasising the lasting commitment to peace. Officially associated with the Peace Pledge Union. 

 

Purple - A purple poppy is worn by those wanting to remember the animal victims of war. Officially associated with the Animal Aid charity. 

 

Black - A black poppy remembers the Afican, Black and Caribbean communities who contributed in any way to the War effort. Officially assocaited with BlackPoppyRose.

 

From the BBC website "Red, White, Purple, Black? Choosing a remembrance day poppy", related"What does the purple poppy mean?" and Remembrance Poppy - Controversies and how to wear it 

 

See also BOB;s Remembrance page.