The Ambler

Amble's Community Newspaper: News & events from Amble in Northumberland – The Kindliest Port.

What’s On: August/September 2011

Hauxley Fun Day

Hauxley Continues the Fun Day tradition on August Bank Holiday Monday. In the village square at Low Hauxley.
Starting at 11 a.m. on Monday 29th August. Usual stalls and side shows, with something for all the family. Prize tombola and cash tombola, bric-a-brac stall packed with bargains, and the RNLI stall  Myrna the fortune teller has foreseen her return ready to see into the future for you.  The “Feat of Strength” will be back for adults and children to try their skill at ringing the bell.
The ever popular sandcastle competition on the beach with prizes for the kids and their helpers! Bouncy Castles – big and small, coco-nut shy and plate smashing should keep all occupied. The pet competition  is always hotly contested, with prizes in lots of categories.
Local artists will be displaying their work in the chapel, with pictures available for purchase. Tea and cakes in the hall, draught beer, wine and soft drinks at the bar, and the famous Hauxley pork buns at the BBQ.
We have booked a new set of musicians for the day to provide a varied selection of music which will appeal to everyone.
Come along, bring the family, and have a great day at Hauxley. We all look forward to seeing you there.

Warkworth Community Cinema

Venue: Memorial Hall on Saturdays at 7.30pm

3 September. Doubt (2008) John Patrick Shanley. 15. 104 min. American drama/mystery starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
In a Bronx Catholic School, a popular parish priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled  young black student is questioned by the school’s Principal.

1 October. Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford. U. 108 min. Italian.English sub-titles.Biography/comedy/drama. On a mediterranean island a simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet and uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

End of year party night

Harbour Lights, Amble’s Community Choir, celebrated the end of their first year with a party night. They invited friends and family along to the Parish Hall and put on an impromptu performance to show the type of music they sing and the manner in which it is practised. It was a fun night, enjoyed by all.
The choir has been supported by 20, 000 Voices over the past year, but are now being encouraged to become self funding. They shared the good news of sponsorship from Heatherdale Care Home in Broomhill with their guests. The choir had been to the home to sing with the residents and both choir and residents had thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Singing with the elderly is in keeping with the community ethos of both the choir and the care home, so it is a win win situation.
Judy Baird from Warkworth, a member of the choir was chosen to sing in the film ‘Song for Marion’ which is being shot in the Tyneside area.
After a break for the summer holidays the choir will come together again in the Parish Hall on 22nd September, all welcome, no previous experience necessary.

Alnwick & District Multiple Sclerosis Society

Alnwick & District Multiple Sclerosis Society holds a drop in at Café 10 in Alnwick on the first Thursday of every month. It is an opportunity for people with MS, carers, friends and family to meet up have a chat, coffee and cake and get to know each other.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all to share information and tips as well as having fun and just enjoying ourselves.  For further information contact 07581 460207.

Warkworth and Amble Royal British Legion

Warkworth and Amble Royal British Legion Branch hosted a 90th Anniversary Dinner at The Sun Hotel, Warkworth, to celebrate not only the 90th birthday of the Warkworth branch, but also the 90th birthday of the national Royal British Legion.
Our guest speaker Col. Arthur Charlton, TD,DL, Northern Campaign Director, of the M.O.D. led SaBRE Project gave us all a fascinating talk about the important work that is being done to assist employers and support reservists when they deploy to Afganistan.
Many local businesses, branch members and friends of members contributed generous prizes for our raffle, so many we will be able to hold another raffle in the autumn.
There will be a meeting on Thursday 15 Sept 2011at The Sun Hotel, Warkworth 7.30pm
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission from Maidenhead, Surrey will give a Film Show and Talk on their work
Meeting open to public – Admittance  £4 which includes donation to CWGC
For further information contact Secretary  Tel  07785 753100

Meditation Classes

Learn to de-stress and find peace inside your mind in our 3 week Introduction To Meditation classes. No need to book. Everybody welcome.
Thursday September 15TH/ 22ND/ 29TH
Warkworth United Reform Church, 16 The Butts, NE65 0SS
7.30PM – 8.30PM, £5 / £4 Concessions

Bryan’s Big Bike Ride

To support Mencap, Bryan Hewson, of Amble Post Office, will cycle 150 miles from Lynemouth Co-operative to Berwick-on-Tweed via Rothbury, Wooler and Seahouses On 20th, 21st and 22nd August 2011.
To receive sponsorship forms please contact:-
any Co-operative food store or Funeralcare in Northumberland.

Amble Harbour Day

Amble Lifeboat Station Harbour Day
Sunday 28th August
Opened this year at 10.00 by Colin Briggs of BBC Look North.
A fun day out for all the family.
Usual stalls including adult and junior tombola, books, bric a brac, water or wine, toys and children’s’  rides .
Representatives from the Fire Service, Inshore Fishery Conservation Agencywill be present.
New attractions including paintballing, displays by the Sea Cadets and “taster” sessions with Coquet Shorebase Trust and Northside Surf (wet suit recommended), with the opportunity to try canoeing and surfing.
Highlight of the day: exercise involving both  Amble Lifeboats and the Sea King from RAF Boulmer –  not to be missed.

Walk 4 Life

Free Nordic Walking Festival at Druridge Bay Country Park
Saturday 24th September 1.00-4.00pm
All walks will be led by qualified Nordic Walking instructors
•Family Taster sessions for beginners
•Adult Taster sessions for beginners
•1hour walk for those who have some experience
•2 hour walk for those with more experience
For further details please contact wfhinfo@naturalengland.org.uk

Summer festival of fun

For children aged 8-13 at Amble Boys Club 11.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 28th July:   Cooking and KNEX Challange
Friday 29th July:   Arts & Crafts and Multi-sports
Thursday 4th August:   Arts & Crafts and Lego
Friday 5th August:  Multi-sports and Cooking
Thursday 25th August:   Arts & Crafts and Lego
Friday 26th August:   Multi-sports and Cooking
Wednesday 24th August (11.00am -1.00pm)
for further information visit www.coquet.extended-services.org.uk
or ring 01670 760 578 M: 0777 570 5135 / 0777 616 1471

Activities at Amble Library suitable for children aged 4-12 those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday 8th August – Amble Library – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Clowning Around Join Amble Library staff for
stories & crafts including clown puppet & trapeze artist.
Monday 22nd August – Amble Library – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Big Top Fun: create your own circus, complete with performing animals.
Amble Library, Middleton St Amble NE65 0ET
Contact: Amble Library 01665 710419

Amble Badminton Club

We are a friendly club, consisting of members of all ages and abilities. We always welcome new members (over 16 only) so why not come along and give it a go – no membership required!
New season begins Monday 12th September from 18:00 to 19:30 at Coquet High School, Amble.
Contact Robert Johnson on 01665 578195 for more information.

Masons Live Music

13th Beer Monkeys.
20th Bullet.
27th N.E. Guns
Sept.
3rd  A.K.M.
10th Big Sister
17th Dirty Dogs

WEA local histories

Histories of Northumberland and Newcastle
Tutor: Peter Regan
St. Marks Church hall, Wellwood Str.
Thursdays from Sept. 15th  10am – 12noon
Looking at ways that histories of town and county have been represented over the centuries, from early times to present day.

Walk your way to health

An effective form of exercise that most people can do is walking. This has been recognised by Homes for Northumberland, who have teamed up with Natural England to offer accredited health walks for tenants and their friends.
The walks will take place every Tuesday morning at 10.00am and will initially start from the Community Room in Kennedy Road on Tuesday 2nd August 2011.
The walks are flat level strolls, at an easy pace, around Amble, each no more than an hour.  A chance to gently improve your fitness, an opportunity to socialise and meet new friends.
Led by Homes for Northumberland staff, who can answer questions about tenancies or local neighbourhood. The walks will end with light refreshments and a chat.
For further information please contact Simon Crosthwaite, Resident Involvement Officer, Homes for Northumberland on 01665 511271 or email simon.crosthwaite@hfn.uk.com.

Pantomime Auditions!

Warkworth Drama Group’s 2011 Panto will be “Rumpelstiltskin” specially written by Daniel Watkins who wrote and directed Alnwick Theatre Club’s Robin The Hood. There will be a read through on Sunday 4th Sept at 6pm in the Parish Rooms, followed by Auditions on Sunday 11th at 6pm in the Parish Rooms.
The performances will be on 15th – 17th Dec with rehearsals starting on Sunday 25th Sept on Sundays and Thursdays.
If you are aged between 8 and 98 years, and would like to perform or help in any way, come along to our Read through/Audition.  If you cannot attend either but still want to be considered for the Pantomime, please contact the Director, Antonia Giacomini on 07853 068 195 or Assistant Director Gary Brown on 07884 358 441 before Sunday 4th Sept.

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