WHITLEIGH FAMILY CHRISTMAS FAIR 9th December 2016

WHITLEIGH FAMILY CHRISTMAS FAIR

9th December 2016

Organised and run by Dave Griffiths, owner of Porkies Cafe, Whitleigh Green.

A fantastic success, I don’t think we have ever seen Whitleigh Green so packed with residents!  Happy faces everywhere….

Dave Griffiths, we all thank you for putting on another wonderful Family Christmas Fair, it gets better and better each year!

Photography by Sandy Wager.

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Can you spot anyone you know in the photos below ???

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FREE ART & CRAFTS TASTER MORNING

On Thursday 25th August from 10am until 12pm Whitleigh Arts will be running FREE workshops and demonstrations at the New Whitleigh Community Hub, 15, Whitleigh Green. (between The Albemarle Inn and Whitleigh Green Shops)

TO BOOK A FREE PLACE CONTACT Sandy Wager…

TEL: 01752 313645

EMAIL: artbysandywager@gmail.com

 

WHITLEIGH ARTS PRESENTS

Chain-Mailled, Jewellery Designs

Website  https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/…/chain-mailled-jewell…/

 

Author Ruth Snell – Haiku and Writing Websitehttps://wordpress.com/post/whitleigharts.wordpress.com/606

 

Art By Sandy Wager – Art demos

Websitehttp://artbysandywagercom.weebly.com/#/

 

Abbi Cory – Abstract Artist, Ceramics and Glass Art. Studio 102 Website http://studio102.co.uk/

 

Michael Sullivan – Former Plymouth Poet Laureate.

FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php…

 

More info to come soon 🙂
http://whitleigharts.weebly.com/#/

 

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The Big Lunch on Whitleigh Green

Tom Buckley had another successful event on Saturday 11th June 2016. The Big Lunch was held on Whitleigh Green and inside St Chads Church Hall.

Bouncy castle, Circus skills, Face painting, Crafts, Live music, Pebble painting with Whitleigh Arts.

Uskate Extreme Sports & Circus   Website https://www.facebook.com/groups/878885235463194/

Creative Faces – Website:-  http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/

Mr Bounce Bouncy Castles – Website:- http://www.mrbounce.net/

 

 

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Tom Buckley

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Whitleigh Arts – Photograph by Sandy Wager

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Tom Buckley. Photograph by Jeni Lewitt

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Hiya Whitleigh! NewsLetter-Winter 2015

WHITLEIGH HIYA NEWSLETTER WINTER 2015

 

Our latest edition of the Whitleigh newsletter was distributed in December 2015. Here is the online version of Hiya Whitleigh! for all those who did not have their copy delivered.

Lots of exciting news for our Whitleigh Residents. See what we have done so far and what plans we have for 2016.

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The Whitleigh Words Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

Thank you and well done to everyone who entered the Whitleigh Writing Contest 2015.

I wanted to run this contest because I believe that for some people it is their only way to express their thoughts and feelings. My hope was to have entries from those who were also not great with grammar and spelling, happily, that is what I got from some entrants and their writings were full of depth and feelings. That is what writing is all about, not being judged on your ability to write or the standard of a person’s education and not being afraid to express yourself! Writing from your heart and soul is the always the best way forward.

Below you will be able to read the nine winning poems, songs and stories. 

WINNERS OF THE “POETRY/SONGS” SECTION

1st Jack Horne – Carol Concert

Carol Concert

2nd Ruth Muttlebury – Acrostic Sonnet For Whitleigh

Sonnet For Whitleigh0002

3rd Ray Glasson – Our Home

Our Home

WINNERS OF THE “STORIES” SECTION

1st Trudy Ruth Roden – Julia’s Wish

Julias Wish

2nd Carol Ager – Memories Of Whitleigh

Memories Of Whitleigh

3rd Jack Horne – Vampire Rendezvous

Vampire Rendevous

WINNERS OF THE “MY FAMILY” SECTION

1st Mike Tracey – Life Of Firsts

Life Of Firsts

2nd Stuart Dann – Keep Shining Bright

Keep Shining Bright

3rd Judith Thompson – My Family

My Family0002

 

 

A BIT OF A DO DAY TRIPS 2016

“A BIT OF A DO” 2016
Places to go! New suggestions always welcome.

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The Abbey Inn on the River, 30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 OEA. Telephone: 01364 642343. http://www.theabbeyinn-buckfast.co.uk/default.asp?textpage=lunchmenu

 

 
The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line. Adults and senior citizens: £7.00 return. (prices for 2015). Buckfastleigh station & The Refreshment Rooms (Lunches & Snacks) is the best starting point for your journey as we have easy, flat access and parking very close to the platform. http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/disabled

 

 
House of Marbles, The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS. Tel: 01626 835285. No Admission Charge. FREE Parking. You can book for lunch in the restaurant, please call 01626 835285. Coach groups welcome. http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/lots-to-do/house-of-marbles-p872013

 

 
Goodrington South & North Sands. Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6LN . Tel: 01803 665485. Attractions, boating lake, race in go-karts, play crazy golf or visit to The Seashore Centre. Disabled access to the beach. Lunches available at The Premier Inn. http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/lots-to-do/goodrington-sands-paignton-p404323

 

 
Hope Cove, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon
Disabled access and toilets to the beach. On-Site café/restaurant. The Cove Cafe Bar.
http://www.thecovedevon.co.uk/

 

 
The Sloop Inn, Bantham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3AJ
http://thesloop.co.uk/index.php or lunch at the Hope And Anchor http://www.hopeandanchor.co.uk/

 

 
Overbeck’s, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8LW. Telephone: 01548 842893.
The seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. His gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. The house is full of surprises. A magical polyphon (A disc playing music box) still plays, and cabinets of butterflies and bugs sit happily with collections of dolls, toys and model boats. Take lunch or tea in the old billard room, a favourite of the convalescing First World War soldiers or eat alfresco on the warm, sheltered terrace.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/overbecks/?p=1356321469601

 

 
The Pig’s Nose Inn, East Prawle , Kingsbridge , Devon ,TQ7 2BY . Tel: (01548) 511209
Siuated on the Village Green. Traditional Pub Food (See Food & Drink.) Order at the bar.
http://www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk/#about

 

 
The Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head, Brixham.
The cafe is located on a cliff top in Berry Head nature reserve, inside a Napoelonic-era fortress. Whether your passion is history, wildlife, walking or relaxing with family and friends in a beautiful place. Local hot and cold food,Home-made cakes, fairtrade coffee, Teapigs tea, alcoholic and soft drinks – and of course the famous Guardhouse Cream Teas! Spectacular views! http://www.guardhousecafe.com/

 

 
Beachhouse, South Milton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3JY. 01548 561144.
Uniquely situated at south milton sands with stunning panoramic views. Extensive menu includes fresh seafoods, steaks, burgers, pasta’s and salads. http://beachhousedevon.com/

 

 
Cockington Court, Torquay, TQ2 6XA
http://www.cockingtoncourt.org/

 

 
St Austell Market
http://cornishmarketworld.co.uk/

 

 
The Shire Horse Centre, Yealpmton near Plymouth
Hoping to re-open in 2016
http://hiddenplymouth.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/national-shire-horse-centre.html

 

Indoor Bowls Taster Day with Buffet at The Bere Alston Bowls Club. With bar!

http://www.berealstonbowling.co.uk/

 

 

From 2016 “A Bit Of A Do” will be held at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road on the 1st Wednesday of the month starting on 6th January.
We are always looking for musicians & entertainers for our monthly events at The Albemarle Inn.
Keep up to date with what is happening on the website at http://whitleigharts.weebly.com/#/ Scroll a little way down and you will see information about our “A Bit Of A Do” events and news.
See Sandy Wager’s art website http://artbysandywagercom.weebly.com/#/
Contact Sandy Wager (Wendy) on 01752 313645 or by email at artbysandywager@gmail.com

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The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale 2015 – Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale was held on a beautiful, warm, sunny day  at St Chads Church Hall during the afternoon and at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road during the evening on Saturday 3rd October 2015.

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Some of the entries in The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest 2015.
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FREE BOOKS

Over 500 free books were hidden around Whitleigh by Sandy Wager every month from March until October 2015. Every single book was claimed, probably because Whitleigh does not have a library.

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Musicians, Poets and Authors

Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Ray Glasson – Poet. Writer & Founder of Whitleigh Writers. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Plymouth’s 1st Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan.

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Photography by Jan Wager

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Susmita Bhattacharya , Plymouth Author & Poet. Highly talented Plymouth Author reading from one of her books. Thank you lovely lady! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/whitleigh-words-festival-workshop-with-susmita-bhattacharya/

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writers having fun with the kids! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writershttps://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author. Reading from his book.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/ And All Is Well !!!!

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Various photos by Jan Wager

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Setting Up ready for the public! Angie White’s incredible Memory Books.

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Faith Jordan & Sandy Wager deep in thought listening to the live music! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/faith-jordan-textiles/

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Poets, Story-Tellers & Musicians in the evening of Saturday 3rd October

At The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road. 

Photos by Sandy Wager (I do not claim to be a photographer)

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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Ray Glasson, guest Poet at The Albemarle Inn. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Jane Anderson-Brown, singing beautiful, haunting art songs and Ann on keyboards at The Albemarle Inn. http://janeandersonbrown.weebly.com/

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Plymouth Poet Laureates both!

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Free Face Painting all afternoon.
Photography by Jan Wager

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Creative Faces

http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/

Photography by Jan Wager

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