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  • May 2014

    Posted on May 1st, 2014 andy No comments

    Welcome to Buck the Trend’s Latest E-Bulletin (May 2014)
    (1) Plant n Produce Swap n Sale – Sun 18th May
    (2) Save Buckfastleigh Library Campaign
    (3) Buckfastleigh Tennis Club*
    (4) Neighbourhood Plan ‘Cafe’ meet – Thur 1st May (and Fri 13th June)*
    (5) Teas on the (Millennium) Green*
    (6) Jellyfish in May*
    (7) Bodywork and Somatics Workshops with Ros Maynard*
    * denotes that this is not a BTT event

    (1) Plant n Produce Swap n Sale – Sun 18th May @ Buckfastleigh Primary School
    BTT & Buckfastleigh Primary School are holding a plant & produce swap & sale on Sunday 18th May from 10am till 2pm, at the school.
    All are welcome – bring your excess plants or produce to sell or swap. Refreshments (home-made cakes & teas/coffee) will be available.
    Entry is by donation (of cash or home-made cakes to sell). Proceeds go to the school gardening club polytunnel fund.
    Contact Belinda on 01364 643951 or belindamartin@ekit.com for more information, to arrange a stall or come and help out on the day…

    (2) Save Buckfastleigh Library Campaign *
    As you may know, Buckfastleigh Library (as well as Ashburton and 28 libraries around Devon) are under threat of being axed in the current round of cuts proposed by Devon County Council. The council are proposing that they ‘gift’ the libraries to ‘the community’ for us to run ourselves. If we as a community were not able to do this, then the library would close and the nearest one that they are (currently) proposing to keep funding is Totnes. We would like to keep our library properly funded so that all of us who use it, especially children and older people for whom long distance travel may not be an option, are not at risk of losing this essential local service. Let’s face it, how many of us would end up getting a book out if we have to do a round trip to Totnes or Newton Abbot to do it? It is not viable or sustainable in the longer term…

    Friends of Buckfastleigh library (contact Anne annecertain@gmail.com) are holding a Public meeting on Thursday 19th June at 7.15pm in the Town Hall – please come along and ask your questions and help make sure the library is safe. We have also started a facebook page called ‘Save Devon’s Libraries’ at https://www.facebook.com/savedevonlibraries if you want to keep up-to-date with the campaign and add your ideas.

    (3) Buckfastleigh Tennis Club *
    The games club is now closed for the spring and our attention turns to the outdoors as our tennis club re-opens for the season. We are playing on Wednesday & Friday Evenings, from 6.30pm till 8.30pm at the tennis courts between the football pitch and bowling green at the back of Duckspond. You are welcome as long as you have played before and can hit the ball over the net. Please come along and join us or contact Andy at tennis@andystokes.com 01364 643920 for more info.

    (4) Neighbourhood Plan ‘Cafe’ – Thur 1st May @ Town Hall *
    The town is in the process of developing a ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ to help determine the future of the town.
    This will be an informal, Cafe-style event where you can express your ideas for the future of:
    Tourism & Leisure
    Business, Enterprises & Shops
    Come along and join in at 6.30 till 8.30pm. Free Refreshments.
    The next event will be on Friday 13th June, same time & place, to explore Environment, Housing, Infrastructure & Young People.

    (5) Tea on the Orchard Millennium Green *
    Following its success last year, Tea on the Green – our special series of weekend Tea Parties – will be running from Easter Sunday all the way through to the Early Autumn, every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
    Please do join us for a refreshing cuppa and a slice of cake.
    We would also be interested to hear from any keen volunteers who would like to come and contribute to the future success of the Orchard Millennium Green and any musicians who would like to provide some musical ambience for our Tea on the Green events and who would be keen to assist with some other performance related projects we wish to commence.
    For further information, please contact our secretary Janet Stocks on 07941 578861.

    (6) Jellyfish May Program *
    * Jellyfish Children’s Exhibition in May: Everyone is welcome to the Opening event on Saturday the 3rd of May from 3-6pm. Cafe open, popcorn and nibbles. Chartwell Dutiro will be playing his wonderful Mbira and we will provide some fun for the children. (Donations welcome.)
    * Poetry workshops for Adults by Rebecca Gethin: Sunday 13th of April & Sunday 11th of May at 2.15-4.15pm  (£10 per person per workshop)
    * Chinese Brush Painting workshops by Lisa Class – Sunday the 18th of May & Saturday the 14th of June at 10am-12. Jellyfish welcome you to learn Chinese Brushpainting with artist Lisa Class. The workshops suits children & adults. (£12 per person or £20 for parent and child – please book in advance.)
    * Life drawing: 13th of May from 7.30-9.30pm. Limited places and great interest, so do let us know if you are coming! (£7 per person)
    * Jellyfish Film Study Group/Film Screenings: Friday 9th of May at 7pm: Jellyfish’s Film Study Group is looking at Wim Wenders. Screening “Paris Texas” (1984) (running time: 139 min). Everyone welcome – Ticket £3 – please book in advance – Café/Bar open.

    Other Workshops/Film Making Classes and events:
    * Mondays at 4.30pm: Jellyfish Film Making Classes (for 7-13 y olds)
    * Tuesdays at 5.30pm: Roxy’s wonderful Chinese Tea Ceremony & Yoga pop in class. All welcome!
    * Wednesdays at 6pm: Yoga with Kim Edwards. All welcome!
    * Thursdays at 7.30pm: “The Seed” will have talks/discussions weekly at Jellyfish, please go to https://www.facebook.com/ourseed to find more info. Refreshments available.
    * Fridays at 7pm: Film Screenings by Jellyfish or Buck The Trend.
    Find out more at www.jellyfishprod.com info@jellyfishprod.com

    (7) Bodywork and Somatics Workshops with Ros Maynard *
    Friday 27th June – Sunday 29th June 2014, At the Town Hall 10.15am – 1.15pm daily – reclaiming the joy of being in the body…
    Rosalyn 07966 403 574 / E: rosalynjmaynard@gmail.com