Wine Tasting Roadshow 5 April

Hosted by Amps Wine Merchants of Oundle, join us for a delightful evening of tasting wines from around the world on Friday 5th April 2019 at 7pm in Morcott Village Hall.
A fun and informative evening, with the chance to try up to 12 different quality wines, away from the bustle in a relaxing setting, right on your doorstep!
Plus a great opportunity to buy the Amps wines featured at a 10% discount.
There will be a superb raffle too!

Tickets £12.50 each includes tasting of 12 different wines and a light snack to finish.
Please bring a valid credit/debit card for pre-ordering wines and cash to buy your raffle tickets.

All proceeds (after costs) from ticket and raffle sales go to Morcott Village Hall funds.
Contact Alison Johnson on 747381 or email alisonejohnson (at) aol.com for tickets: note we must know final numbers by Wednesday 27th March, so ticket sales close then.

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Gardening Group meet Saturday 16 March

There’s a practical session on Propagating Perennials & Spring Tidying in the Garden, this Saturday 16 March 2019, at 10.30am convening at Amanda Banfield’s house (contact the website admin if you need an address).

Spring is around the corner, and this is a chance to suss out the village’s very informal and friendly Gardening Group. Small contribution towards coffee/biscuits and future speakers is requested if you attend.

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Parish Council Meeting 6 March 2019

There is a meeting of Morcott Parish Council on Wednesday 6 March 2019, in the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

The 6th March AGENDA is here in PDF form.

To catch up on the minutes of the last Parish Council, click HERE.

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Barrowden ‘symposium’ on Death

Our Priest-in-Charge, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, and Barrowden Church Council have organised a gathering to focus on something we don’t like to think about, let alone talk about: death and dying.

A panel of locals – a doctor, a nurse, a solicitor, a funeral director and a theologian – will each speak briefly about their professional experiences; what they can contribute to the process, and how to face up to some of the key issues.

The ‘symposium’ is held in Barrowden Village Hall on Tuesday 19 February 2019, starting at 7.30pm (ending around 9pm). All are welcome, from all the villages in our group, and there’s no charge.

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Gardening Group: Anglesey Abbey visit

The Gardening Group is going to see the famous ‘winter garden’ at Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge. It’s on Tuesday 12 February 2019, with cars leaving Morcott at 10am. Please give Tricia Jones a buzz on 747 851 to let her know you are interested, and plan car sharing.

This is a National Trust property so if you are a member, entry is free. For others it is GBP15.80 (if you don’t Gift Aid it) which includes entry to the historic House and working Watermill as well as the gardens.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey-gardens-and-lode-mill/features/anglesey-abbeys-winter-garden

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New Morcott Walking Group?

256px-Hiking_shoes_LowaBelle Hepworth and Richard Tolley are thinking of establishing a Walking Group in the village, with a regular monthly weekday walk.

They’d like anyone who is interested to get in touch with them, so that a Walking Group can be established and the first walk planned. Details are in the February parish magazine, or give them a call on 747 003.

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Morcott artist has Stamford exhibition

Tina Firkins and her family moved to Morcott (from Stamford) last autumn. Tina is an artist, designer and print-maker with a background in theatre design, and is one of three artists exhibiting this week at Stamford Arts Centre (with a lino print of Morcott church among her recent work).

The Local Artists Showcase opened yesterday (1st February 2019) and is on until 17 February. Do drop in when you’re in Stamford.

See https://tinafirkins.co.uk or follow her on Instagram @tinafirkinsart

 

 

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