Three-day celebration of ceramics and other Neighbourhood News

A three-day ceramics event is to be held in Alford.
Winner of the first series of the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down Matthew Wilcock.Winner of the first series of the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down Matthew Wilcock.
Winner of the first series of the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down Matthew Wilcock.

Alford Craft Market holds the event at Alford Manor House Gardens from Saturday, May 23, to Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.

It will feature demonstrations of throwing, sculpting, poterie a la corde, workshops, taster sessions, films on potters, interviews, talks, competitions, and an installation of 1,000 birds made by locals.

There will also be a guest appearance by Matthew Wilcock (pictured), Best Potter in the first series of the BBC Great Pottery Throw Down.


* Community

A free two-day community information event is to be held at Alford Corn Exchange next Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25, from 10am to 1pm.

It will be a chance to see what is going on in the Alford area.

To promote your club, group, organisation, or to have a stall at the event (at a cost of £2.50 per day), email [email protected]


Prayer and Praise

An uplifting Prayer and Praise event will be held at Burgh Community Baptist Church on Saturday, January 18, at 11am. All are welcome.

Enquiries to 01754 811260.

* Dance exercise

The Dance Fit group on Wednesday afternoons offers music and fitness at Burgh Baptist Community Church.

Dance yourself fit to a variety of music from 2-3pm, and step lively for line dancing from 3-4pm. Beginners’ tuition is available.

Enquiries to 01754 810105.

* Friendship group

The Phoenix Group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from various circumstances, and prayer is available if desired. The group also has outings to different venues and guest speakers from time to time.

Meetings are held at Burgh Baptist Community Church on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12pm.

Enquiries to 01754 762098.

* Knit and Natter

The Knit and Natter group offers the chance to enhance your needlework or share your skills while meeting new people.

The group meets at Burgh Baptist Community Church on Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Enquiries to 01754 811260.

* Parish nursing

Burgh Baptist Community Church hosts a coffee morning and parish nurse session every Friday from 10am to 12pm.

Visit parish nurse Adele Pratt for health advice, a blood pressure check, and tips on weight management and wellbeing.

No appointment necessary.

The team is also available for support and prayer if desired.

Scones and hot drinks are available, along with a warm welcome.

Burgh Baptist Community Church now also hosts a parish nurse session on Tuesday from 2-4pm at Burgh Library and Community Hub. No appointments necessary.


* Session

The Mark’s Tuesday Walking Group meets for its next session at Chapel St Leonards Village Hall, in Sea Road, on Tuesday, January 21, at 10am.

Walks last until 11am and are followed by tea and coffee.

Find the group on Facebook by searching for Mark’s Tuesday Walking Group.

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