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CRADLEY CRAFTING GROUP It was a cold, dry day in January when the Craft and Chat group first met. Since then we've met on the third Monday of each month for 2 hours, from 10am to 12pm in Cradley Village Hall. The group has grown over the months and often there will be 20 people working on an amazing range of their own craft projects. The group has been such a success that from September we'll be meeting twice each month, on the 1st and 3rd Monday. That will be more flexible for people who want to attend one, or both, meetings. Here are a few reasons why you may want to join us. Firstly, its very informal- and its free, so you just need to turn up. Its two hours of your time to use however you wish. Whatever craft you want to bring along will be fine (although carrying a sewing machine up the lane may be a bit challenging!) You may have something that you've started and found the pattern is confusing or complicated - we'll have someone in the group who may be able to help, as you both battle with the complications until you both get it right. There may be a new skill you would like to try - knitting, crochet, jewellery making, macrame, embroidery, tapestry and many others, we can help. If you already have crafting skills there may be new ideas or techniques you can try and then incorporate them into your work. And you can pass on your skills to others. So go on, fish out that craft project you started ages ago before and you put it away meaning to finish it some other time - its probably still in a bag behind the sofa! With a concentrated effort for 2 or more hours each month you could have it finished by this time next year, or even sooner! And not only will you have a sense of achievement but you will have made new friends, or maybe reacquainted with old ones. Here are the dates for the next few months so you can put them in your diary or phone: September:4th and 18th October: 2nd and 16th November: 6th and 20th. Come along any time between 10am and 12 pm, you'll be very welcome See you then Pam Moss craft group member
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Suckley musician, Paul Aitken, is hosting a party night at The Cube, Malvern on February 24th, with his band The Retros.  Local people may well have seen Paul singing and playing guitar solo at the Suckley BFG and at The Hop Shed on numerous occasions, but this is a special opportunity to see him in his natural musical environment, behind a drum kit! Paul has been performing all his life, with his first professional engagement being with a very young Sir Simon Rattle!  He had a hit single with “The Banned” during the punk era and has appeared on “Top of the Pops” and “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”, having previously worked with an embryonic “Dire Straits”. He also co-wrote and recorded numerous tracks for BBC Children's TV's “Take Hart” and “Hartbeat” during the 1980's.  The Retros have been entertaining audiences at big parties and corporate events all over the country for more than 30 years, playing solid gold hits that get everyone on their feet.   The band has three albums available on Cherry Red Records (which coincidentally also originated in Malvern). The Retros line up has been refreshed and  debuted on the  bandstand in Malvern's Priory Park last summer, playing a rock and  blues set.   The other three band members, Dik Cadbury, Steve  Degutis and Tony Meacock,  have equally impressive musical CV's,  working with Mike d'Abo, The Manfreds, Decameron and Steve  Hackett (Genesis).  It promises to be a great night, with the bar open from 7.30pm and  some interesting guests, including an emerging local talent, Harry  Graydon.  Take a look at The Retros playing live on their website at www.theretros.co.uk. For more information and tickets contact Paul on 07966 282550,  paulaitken1@yahoo.co.uk, or via The Cube website https://www.malverncube.com/ticketed-events
St David’s Day Concert details to follow
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CRADLEY CRAFTING GROUP It was a cold, dry day in January when the Craft and Chat group first met. Since then we've met on the third Monday of each month for 2 hours, from 10am to 12pm in Cradley Village Hall. The group has grown over the months and often there will be 20 people working on an amazing range of their own craft projects. The group has been such a success that from September we'll be meeting twice each month, on the 1st and 3rd Monday. That will be more flexible for people who want to attend one, or both, meetings. Here are a few reasons why you may want to join us. Firstly, its very informal- and its free, so you just need to turn up. Its two hours of your time to use however you wish. Whatever craft you want to bring along will be fine (although carrying a sewing machine up the lane may be a bit challenging!) You may have something that you've started and found the pattern is confusing or complicated - we'll have someone in the group who may be able to help, as you both battle with the complications until you both get it right. There may be a new skill you would like to try - knitting, crochet, jewellery making, macrame, embroidery, tapestry and many others, we can help. If you already have crafting skills there may be new ideas or techniques you can try and then incorporate them into your work. And you can pass on your skills to others. So go on, fish out that craft project you started ages ago before and you put it away meaning to finish it some other time - its probably still in a bag behind the sofa! With a concentrated effort for 2 or more hours each month you could have it finished by this time next year, or even sooner! And not only will you have a sense of achievement but you will have made new friends, or maybe reacquainted with old ones. Here are the dates for the next few months so you can put them in your diary or phone: September:4th and 18th October: 2nd and 16th November: 6th and 20th. Come along any time between 10am and 12 pm, you'll be very welcome See you then Pam Moss craft group member
editor@okcradley.com editor: Ken Nason features editor: Harold Armitage
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The free online magazine for news and views from Cradley, Storridge & Mathon
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Jan 24
St David’s Day Concert details to follow
Suckley musician, Paul Aitken, is hosting a party night at The Cube, Malvern on February 24th, with his band The Retros.  Local people may well have seen Paul singing and playing guitar solo at the Suckley BFG and at The Hop Shed on numerous occasions, but this is a special opportunity to see him in his natural musical environment, behind a drum kit! Paul has been performing all his life, with his first professional engagement being with a very young Sir Simon Rattle!  He had a hit single with “The Banned” during the punk era and has appeared on “Top of the Pops” and “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”, having previously worked with an embryonic “Dire Straits”. He also co-wrote and recorded numerous tracks for BBC Children's TV's “Take Hart” and “Hartbeat” during the 1980's.  The Retros have been entertaining audiences at big parties and corporate events all over the country for more than 30 years, playing solid gold hits that get everyone on their feet.   The band has three albums available on Cherry Red Records (which coincidentally also originated in Malvern). The Retros line up has been refreshed and  debuted on the  bandstand in Malvern's Priory Park last summer, playing a rock and  blues set.   The other three band members, Dik Cadbury, Steve  Degutis and Tony Meacock,  have equally impressive musical CV's,  working with Mike d'Abo, The Manfreds, Decameron and Steve  Hackett (Genesis).  It promises to be a great night, with the bar open from 7.30pm and  some interesting guests, including an emerging local talent, Harry  Graydon.  Take a look at The Retros playing live on their website at www.theretros.co.uk. For more information and tickets contact Paul on 07966 282550,  paulaitken1@yahoo.co.uk, or via The Cube website https://www.malverncube.com/ticketed-events